Every day that goes by of the year someone loses jewelry outdoors, it cant be helped. You may be throwing out the trash and a short walk to the garbage cans is all it takes for a ring to slip off unnoticed. With the temperatures getting colder every day causing your fingers to shrink, it’s easy for a wedding ring to slip off when taking your glove off or doing simple tasks like doing up your seat belt or plugging or unplugging your car.
I have answered to all these types of calls in regards to lost rings. Many rings come off at the grocery stores when packing the groceries into the car or minivan and end up lost in the parking lot. I have searched for rings that came off the finger after flicking a cigarette away while outside on a smoke break. Another common occurrence is when the parents are playing outdoors with the kids and constantly having to take their gloves or mitts off to wipe the snow off the kids or straighten out their clothing.
I had a call from a man that was at the dog park and had a habit of filling his pockets with dog treats not only for his dog but also for other dogs that came around, he kept putting his hand in and out of his pocket and with the outside temperature in the minuses it didn’t take long before the gold wedding ring to slip off & when he arrived at home he noticed that his vintage gold wedding ring was gone off his finger never to be located again.
So the question is: now that you have lost your precious ring outdoors, what to do next? Well here is my best answer.
First of all take a few minutes to think about the very last time you noticed that you had your ring on and actually seen it on. Start to back track all the events from the time after you last noticed your ring on and all the outdoor places you had been to. Think about any times that you may have put your gloves or mittens on or off and where that took place. Think about when you were washing your hands or doing any activity that led to the possibility of the ring coming off. Details and locations should be written down, try not to leave any probabilities or possibilities out, something a simple as a handshake greeting to a fellow friend can cause a ring to come off especially in cold temps.
If you feel that you might have lost your ring on a sidewalk or pathway, go back and do a visual check but dont be telling everybody that walks by that you lost your ring because now someone else may be a better spotter than you and you may never see it again.
Many people think that posting the lost ring in the local paper or on Kijiji is the answer, some good Samaritan will find it and turn it in to the police (yah right) like thats going to happen. “If” you do decide to put an add in the paper or on Kijiji, dont disclose where you lost the ring because there are people that have metal detectors that will go and search for your lost ring at that given location, possibly find it and cash it in for the “gold value” and this I know for sure has happened. I was searching for a lost ring at a beach and I came upon another guy that was also searching the beach with a metal detector, I mentioned that I was looking for a certain lost ring, he ended up finding the ring and just took off even though he knew that I had been searching for that particular ring. ( try to explain that story to the client)
If you have back tracked your activities and still haven’t found your lost ring, call: Lost Jewelry Recovery Service” If I cant find it for you then it most likely wasn’t lost outdoors or else someone has already found it and therefore you have to wait to see “if” they are a “good Samaritan” and just might post it to the local adds.
I have provided my :Lost jewelry recovery service” for the past 7 years now and searched for and recovered many rings, those that I cant find are the ones that the people cant remember where they might have lost it. If the ring was lost outdoors and you have a “good” idea of where, with my “top of the line” metal detecting equipment: I can find it!