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92 year old Doris threw a tissue in to the bushes one night when she was getting out of her daughter’s car, but the tissue wasn’t the only thing to leave to her hand. Both her wedding and engagement rings also disappeared in to the darkness, rings she had been wearing for over 60 years! Her husband had only died a few months before and so they had more than priceless meaning to her.
Doris was suffering from dementia and so they weren’t sure just how many rings had come off. I was determined to find as many as I could, especially the two most important rings of them all.
When I arrived I was met by her daughter Carol who re-enacted what had happened that night. The bushes were extremely thick, but that hopefully meant they hadn’t gone too far. I instantly started fanning the bushes with my detector before getting on my knees and sweeping the undergrowth. I quickly got a very nice signal that read in the perfect 9 carat range, but it was difficult to navigate to under the very dense bush and vines, so I got Carol to walk around to the other side to try to find what was beeping under my coil. Success! Doris’ 60 year old wedding ring was there deep in the leaves.
Now on to the engagement ring. I joined Carol around the other side of the bushes and started to poke and sweep in all the nooks and crannies. After a few false signals, yet another perfect 9 carat signal… there again under the leaves was a beautiful antique engagement ring! Carol was over the moon.
We went inside to surprise Doris, who had all but given up hope. When she saw them both, her mouth completely dropped. She was momentarily stunned before coming around to give me the biggest hug imaginable. She said “I think you’re a lost treasure yourself”, I laughed. What a sweet lady Doris was, I’m so glad she can now relax and enjoy life once more.
Watch the video below to see Doris reunited with her antique rings!
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