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  1. #1
    Aug 2011
    Largo, Florida
    sand shark, at pro, New CZ-21
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    My cool ring return story **pics added**

    On April 7th Felipe and his wife of just a year and a half went to Clearwater beach for a couple of days relaxation. They are students from Brazil studying at the University of Florida in Gainesville. While swimming Felipe lost his wedding ring. He actually thought he lost it on a different part of the beach. It was just a plain band, 18K but had his new brides name inscribed on the inside along with their wedding date.

    May 1st, I hit several beaches that day and scored the usual stuff including a silver ring and a nice 18K 2.76 gold band from CWB late in the day. It had a name and date inscribed inside.

    Sometime near the middle of June while trying desperately to figure out how to get his ring back ,Felipe stumbled across a Youtube video of Dewguru and his story of finding a news anchor's wedding ring. So Felipe decided to try an ad on Craig's list lost and found.

    I always look at CL lost and found every day. One day I saw Felipe's ad. I emailed him to say I may have his ring but he needed to tell me the name that was inscribed. When I emailed him to say we had a match he was over joyed.

    It wasn't until today that a nice young good looking couple drove down from Gainesville to meet with me at my work. Felipe and his beautiful wife came to claim his ring. They were both so very happy and Silvanna showed me her matching 18K ring with wedding date and Felipe's name inscribed in hers. To top it off they were returning to Brazil in 2 weeks because Felipe had finished his studies.

    I can honestly say that it's moments like these that actually give me a better feeling than actually finding gold in my scoop. It was really cool reuniting Felipe and his lady with his ring. And yes, I did accept a small gratuity from them for my troubles.

    Last edited by dc426; Sep 10, 2012 at 04:15 PM.

  2. #2

    Apr 2012
    40 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    What a great story DC .

  3. #3
    Apr 2012
    East Coast
    Tesoro Tiger Shark VLF Whites Dual Field PI CTX 3030 Aquasound (custom made)
    269 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Nice find. Nice return. Blessings to ya. Papa

  4. #4
    Mar 2012
    N. Middle Tennessee
    Fisher 1266x & 1280 Aquanaut, White's XLT
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    Metal Detecting
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    That's a great story! Glad you were able to do that for them.

  5. #5

    Apr 2012
    Saint Marys Georgia
    Excal II, Garrett AT Pro, Tesoro Compadre
    392 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Geeesh.....what are the chances?? Nice one!
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  6. #6
    Dec 2010
    Minelab GT; Sov Elite
    3761 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    That is a wonderful, heartwarming story, dc

    Congratulations on that return!

    Quod facis bene fac

  7. #7

    May 2007
    Huntington Beach,CA
    Ace250 Whites Surf PI Pro AT Pro
    558 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Nice one.
    I see nothing wrong in accepting a gratuity for your work, I don't ask, but do accept.
    Flip-flops are fine, but barefoot is best!

  8. #8
    Lady Pirate

    Jul 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Garrett Infinium LS, Garrett AT PRO & Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505
    520 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Such a wonderful story to be told! Makes a person feel good just reading this. Thank you

  9. #9
    May 2012
    Minelab Safari, Garrett ACE 250, Garrett Pro Pointer, Lesche Digger
    120 times
    Metal Detecting
    Excellent story.....great time to bring this up

    click on the link below and try and spread the word, lots of people that lose things have no idea this is out there.

    And sign-up...i did

    Lost My Stuff Group - Home Page

  10. #10
    Apr 2012
    MXT PRO,Whites PI dual Field,CZ21,Stealth 790
    643 times
    Metal Detecting
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    Such happy story,,blessings returned to you WTG..HH

  11. #11
    Jul 2011
    North Coast NSW.
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Stavr Krepish II Scoop, Plugger Balanced Shaft.
    261 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
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    "Treasure, baby, Treasure!"

  12. #12

    Apr 2012
    New Hampshire & Maine
    V3i, Excalibur II, White's M6, Coinmaster, Teknetics EurotekPro, White's Surfmaster PI
    348 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    This is what it's all about. Nice going, dc.

    "You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach". - Jim Steinman (musician)
    You can bet he never used a metal detector!!!

  13. #13
    Aug 2012
    Minelab CTX 3030
    202 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Very nicely done. You will be talked about for generations in Brazil - they'll tell the story to their kids, grandkids, etc. I never thought about checking Craigslist lost and found.

  14. #14
    Jan 2006
    Palm Harbor, FL
    excal / Fisher
    76 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Way to go! it was great that, the names were inscribed, not many people think to do that!

  15. #15
    Apr 2008
    Springfield, Oregon
    Explorer SE, Pro coil inline probe. Also the Excal II
    176 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Great story and congrats on the ring return. That was something
    Felipe and his bride will always remember....well done DC.
    Gold Nuggets
    It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.


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