The Ring Finders - You Lost It, We'll Find It!

Lost Your Ring? We can help!

Looking to rent/hire a metal detector? Why not find a metal detecting specialist who can help you find what you thought was lost forever. By contacting one of the metal detecting specialists on The Ring Finders Directory, you will have a much greater chance of success in finding your lost item.

We specialize in finding lost rings, watches, pendants (all jewelry) also cell phone & keys. Lost at beaches, parks, lakes and yards. Check your town & city for a metal detecting specialist near you.

Your Ring has a story attached to it… that story ends when you lose it! You now have a chance to continue that story by hiring a metal detecting specialist to find your lost ring!

Please Note: Beaches and public area jobs are high priority…(time is critical) the sooner a metal detecting specialist can search for your lost item the better your chances of recovery.

Our goal here at The Ring Finders is to offer you a second chance to find what you thought was lost forever.

Book Of Smiles The Ring Finders metal detecting specialists and the smiles they find

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  • You truly are an angel and others like you that reunite sentimental and valuable jewellery with their distraught owners.
    testimonial for Chris Turner (2013)


    I believe in angels and one knocked on my door on Saturday, August 3, 2013. For the 5 previous days, my family and I had frantically searched inside my house and in the garden for my cherished engagement ring.

    I received this beautiful ring from my husband on December 23, 1967 and have worn it for 45 and a half years.My beloved husband passed away 13 months ago and my wedding rings and 25th anniversary band became an enormous comfort to me. I started wearing the rings 24/7 and even had the diamonds checked for loose stones.

    My worst fear was that I would lose the solitaire diamond from the engagement ring. Imagine my horror when on Sunday evening, July 28th 2013, I discovered the engagement ring missing from my finger after watering my front and back garden. After searching and searching for my ring to no avail, I found Chris Turner and TheRingFinders on my computer. He came to my rescue on Saturday August 3, 2013 and located my precious ring in my back yard in less than 5 minutes.

    I was completely astounded as my son-in-law and I had searched the area where Chris found it. Apparently, I had stepped on the ring and it was embedded in the dirt under the grass. I would never have found it on my own. I was overwhelmed by Chris' professionalism, experience, kindness and caring. To me that ring was irreplaceable.

    Thank you so much, Chris. You truly are an angel and others like you that reunite sentimental and valuable jewellery with their distraught owners. I highly recommend Chris as I thought my beautiful ring was gone forever. It meant the world to me and am so thankful for Chris' help. I will never forget the sight of my ring in his hand as he presented it to me.

    With my grateful thanks and highest regards,

    Wendy Porter

  • so much Norm!
    testimonial for Norm Peters (2017)



    I called Norm to see if he could come.out to help find my two rings and he arrived about an hour later! And found them both. He found the larger ring within the first half hour, but the second ring was a bigger challenge.

    The band is no thicker than a paper clip so to find it in the yard was truly finding a needle in a haystack! Norm scoured the yard. After about two hours I was ready to concede that maybe it was somewhere else but Norm persisted.

    He was determined to find it for me! I went in the house to warm as it was a cold, windy day and Norm continued searchimg areas for a second time, when he heard the faint little sound from my dainty, thin ring.

    There it was! so much Norm! The slogan is “You lost it, we’ll find it” and Norm did not stop until he found both rings.

    Call Norm because he WILL find it. So happy to have rings back!

  • Steve was super nice and very professional
    testimonial for Steve Smith (2017)


    Two days ago I lost my wedding ring doing yard work. It was my fathers wedding ring so it had double sentimental value. My wife and I were sad about losing it so I went out and bought a cheap metal detector and found a bunch of screws.

    I googled ring finders and found Steve. I couldn’t believe he would come all the way out to Thousand Oaks from Palos verde for a donation but he did and much to my surprise he found it in no less than one minute. i took him to the part of my yard where I was putting in stepping stones into some 1” gravel.

    I had used my metal detector down a 4 foot path of rocks and like I said, only found screws. His metal detector was much more sophisticated then mine and with it and his expertise found my ring almost instantly.

    He told me it has a certain tone for gold. I just couldn’t believe it. We are so happy. Steve was super nice and very professional. If you lose a ring or anything else metal, I highly recommend you call him.

  • Joe is a “magic man” with his metal detector
    testimonial for Joe Au-Franz (2017)


    Joe is a “magic man” with his metal detector, his experience and his expertise, but more importantly, he is a kind, caring & wonderful man! His motivation and enthusiasm to help is not driven by fees or money 。。。he genuinely wants to help people recover lost items that have, for the owner, a deep sentimental value that often times is priceless! In my case, my wedding ring was intrinsically a piece of platinum but, spiritually, it was a symbol of a beautiful bond of love between myself and my wife Yasuyo. My ordeal began when I took my ring off off to apply sunscreen on my wife’s back while we were enjoying a beautiful day at Lanikai Beach. I forgot to put it back on 。。。we left the beach later in the day without my ring. The moment I realized I lost my ring I felt a sudden rush of sadness and desperation 。。。I could not think of anything but my lost ring 。。。I kept recalling the day Yasuyo slipped it on my finger 。。。I had to find my ring. Determined, I drove back to Lanikai Beach that evening with a flashlight, a strainer bucket and a hand shovel and searched for my ring for over an hour with no luck 。。。my search seemed futile. I left Lanikai dejected. Thinking of solutions on my drive home I thought I might be able to rent a metal detector and began searching the internet as soon as I arrived home. I checked a few sites with no luck then came upon Joe’s “Ring Finders” site and began reading 。。。the information and testimonials convinced me that Joe was my man. I called Joe at 8:30 the next morning and the next thing you know I’m meeting him at Lanikai Beach at 9:30. Talk about quick response time. He began searching the area as he describes and in less than ten minutes my wedding ring is back on my finger 。。。a feeling of relief and elation consumed me 。。。I was “bonded” with Yasuyo once again. I can’t describe my happiness and satisfaction 。。。overwhelmed. Joe shook my hand and took photos of the moment 。。。truly grateful to Joe Au-Franz. In parting Joe told me that “if anyone you know ever experiences a similar loss tell them to not give up 。。。tell them to call me 。。。I can find anything”! Amen Joe! By the way, I told Joe that I think he has the best job in the world

  • I couldn't be happier! I am so grateful! Thank you so much for finding my ring!
    testimonial for H Connell Raate (2017)


    We had just celebrated our 10 year anniversary when I lost my wedding band and engagement ring. Well, I didn't loose it but my curious toddler with an affinity for shiny, sparkly objects did. In our back yard no less. I keep my wedding band and engagement ring in my jewelry box. I can't wear it to work, and after having my daughter and wrist surgery it doesn't fit. So it sits in the box.

    Well, my kiddo got a hold of my jewelry box and was playing with it on our patio. Everything was recovered. A few Alex and Ani bracelets, my grandfather's WWII dog tags and miraculously we found the engagement ring in the yard, but no wedding band. I'm not a jewelry girl by any means. So it's a good thing there wasn't much in it.

    After a few days of searching, me on my hands and knees looking through the grass (and this time of year where it just keeps growing and growing), and borrowing a family members metal detector (we have no clue what we were doing), we were unsuccessful. I decided to try my luck searching the Internet. I found Searched my area and found H. Connell Raate. I sent him and email and he replied the next day.

    He came over and no joking, found the ring within less than 10 min! I couldn't be happier! I am so grateful! Thank you so much for finding my ring!

    Thank you so much. Jessica

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