A few weeks ago I received an email from Jen in Sydney – New South Wales, she lost her necklace and her Mum’s giftsake of a precious wedding ring whilst swimming, she thought I could help her find her ring, but did not realise I was on the other side of Australia… but luckily I had contacts!
Here is her story with a happy ending … glad I was involved just a little bit Jen!A couple of weeks ago I went for a late swim at the beach with my husband and son. When I got down there I realised I was still wearing a necklace that held my mum’s wedding ring from the 1950’s and a letter ‘H’ for my son.
As I was taking the necklace off, my son ran off into the water so I must have dropped the necklace on our towels and ran after him. It wasn’t until the next morning as I was getting ready for work that I realised my necklace – with my mum’s wedding ring!! – was missing.
I had completely forgotten about it when we grabbed our towels and left the beach. My husband and I went straight to the beach (we live in a fairly quiet area and not many people are around on the beach) confident we would find the necklace. We searched for around 40 minutes without luck and could see where we were sitting the night before was right on the tide line – I feared that my necklace had been washed out to sea. We went back down again that night and searched for another hour – still no necklace. I was devastated. Not knowing what to do next, I Google’d “lost wedding ring” and came up with Billy’s metal detecting website.
I emailed him about my dilemma and, being in NSW, asked him whether he knew of anyway offering the same service in Sydney. He referred me to Brad at http://www.metaldetectorhire.com.au.
I emailed Brad straight away and by 1pm the next day, Brad was at the beach and searching for my ring. I was at work so was unable to be with Brad to give him the right directions but with a bit of help from Google maps and a phone call to confirm the exact spot, Brad was off on his search. Five minutes later I remembered that we had also walked up the beach so I rang Brad to tell him to search back towards the road as well. He answered the phone with “I was just about to call you” – he had found my necklace! I couldn’t believe it. Who’d have thought that over two days later, Brad was able to bring back such a prized possession. Everyone at my work was following the escapades and celebrated with me when the news of the great find came in. I couldn’t thank Brad enough and was so glad that I didn’t give up on finding my necklace and the ring.
Read Brads Story here: http://www.metaldetectorhire.com.au/wedding-ring-necklace-lost-at-stanwell-park-beach