So you lost your ring … now what? Don’t worry, take a deep breath and follow the steps below.
1. Call us right away. The sooner we can get out to look for it, the less likely someone else will pick it up. Call us at (608) 492-1070 anytime of day.
2. Write down all the details that you can remember from the day you lost your ring. You would be amazed how quickly you will forget the small details. For example:
- How did you lose your ring?
- Did you lose it at the lake or at the beach?
- Were you gardening?
- Were you playing catch?
- Did you get mad at your significant other and throw the ring at them? Don’t worry it happens all the time and you are not the first. Don’t hide this fact, because it will change the way we conduct our search.
- Do you remember taking your ring off for any reason (wash hands, putting on lotion, etc)?
- When was the last time you remember having your ring on?
- What clothes were you wearing? Have you checked all pockets?
- If working outside, did you have gloves on?
3. If you lost in the water and are still in the general location – drop something metal in the water as a marker. Searching in water can be hard, because there is no frame of reference in the water. You could also record the GPS coordinates if you have a smart phone.
4. Consider contacting the local police department and file a lost item report. If someone did happen to find and pick up your ring, chances are they might turn it into the local police department.
5. If you do not have an idea on an area you lost, consider posting an ad on www.craigslist.com under the Lost and Found section. If you do have an idea on the area, DO NOT post an ad on www.craigslist.com. You never know if someone will go out looking for the ring and not return it. Instead, call us right away and we will search the area.
6. You might be tempted to rent a metal detector and look yourself. Don’t waste your time or money. While it might seem easy to use, metal detectors take time and practice to learn how to use and properly identify objects under the ground or in the water. Also, businesses renting detectors typically have low end machines and are likely not water proof.
So, what are you waiting for? Call us now (608) 492-1070.
Successful Lost Ring Stories
We have been very successful in helping people find their lost wedding rings. Check out our Lost and Found Ring Story Archive as well as Local Newspaper Articles. We were also presented with a “Making a Difference Community Award“, so rest assured that you can entrust us to find your ring.