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.

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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)

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    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

  • Mr. Clyde i thank you again for this oppurtunity and reunitning me with my ring.
    testimonial for Thomas Clyde (2020)

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    Hey everybody. My Name is Benjamin and i am the owner of this ring. I had lost this rings 6 years ago. I thought it was stolen and did not even think that i would ever see this ring again. Little did i expect to get a call from my dad telling me someone found my ring. Mr. Clyde did a fantastic job cleaning up my ring and i am extremely grateful he returned it to my family. I’m not a member and clyde did do this out of the kindness of his heart. But if i ever lose this ring i know exactly who to call. Again, I cannot believe that i am seeing this ring again and so many memories of my highschool are rushing through my head. If you misplace anything, Please give Mr. Clyde a call. If this is how he operates for someone who didn’t hire him i cannot begin to fathom the expectations he will pass when you hire him.

    Mr. Clyde i thank you again for this oppurtunity and reunitning me with my ring.

  • I can’t say Thank You enough, But I will spread the word nation wide in our industry of how useful your services are.
    testimonial for David Mac Donald (2020)

    I am an I.B.E.W. Journey Lineman, working a 220kv Transmission line in the hills above Fillmore, Ca.

    On 4-2-2020 we were in the process of Dead-Ending the new conductors we had recently strung in by pressing the Dead-End bodies with a 60T hydraulic press when the top die slid out of the press and fell 100’ to the ground. Despite watching it fall all the way, and knowing where it hit, the ground help was unable to locate the die. We resumed work with another set and 10 minutes later, another die slides out of the press. I didn’t see it fall, but it bounced 3 times off the tower before hitting the ground and no one saw where it went.

    It’s not so much the cost of replacing the dies, but the fact that they are 6-8 weeks out (or longer because we are in the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic) for replacement, and we now only have 2 sets of dies for the entire job.

    After pondering buying a Metal Detector myself, I decided to find a professional. After about 30 minutes of internet searching, I came across The Ring Finders and David Mac Donald. It was 9:40 pm on a Sat. night and I pondered texting him so late, but I only had about a 4hr. window on Sun. mornig to search before a weeks worth of rain set in and makes access to the structure impossible for next 7-10 days, so i texted him.

    He immediately texted me back, and was more than happy to help out, and full of questions. What are we looking for?, How big of a search area?, What are they made of?, Can I supply another one to ping his detector with?, and How early do you want to meet?

    We met at 7am, and by 7:45 we were at the search area. It only took about 3-4 minutes to find the 1st die. Even though my guys had dug and pulled up weeds and bushes, it was still burried another 3-4” just from the shear impact from that height. The seach area for the other die, I figured could be about a 50-100’ dia. area around the tower as I had no idea what direction it went when it bounced off the tower. So we said a little prayer, and with his good nature and positive attitude, It took David about another hour of searching in a grid pattern,( working his way out on a pretty steep, overgrown hillside, most of the time holding onto the brush with one hand to maintain balance), when he hit pay dirt. He found it about 6’ from the opposite tower leg and still about 3” deep.

    I can’t say Thank You enough, But I will spread the word nation wide in our industry of how useful your services are.

    John Probst

  • what a Saint!!
    testimonial for Stan Ross (2020)

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    After driving home, I realized I dropped my Apple Watch on the beach at Doheny State Beach after camping there for weekend. The park staff was not overly helpful, but one of my friends recommended that I Google metal detecting services in that area - SUCH a great idea, that I would have never thought of!

    I am SO grateful that Stan answered at the first place I called ... because within the hour, he Found IT! He traveled to Doheny, searched the location I thought I lost it, and let me know as soon as he found it -I really appreciated his communication (ETA, plan, status, etc.) throughout as well!!

    It didn’t stop there....

    I live in San Diego (a little over an hour on a good day), so I offered to pay for his time and shipping for he would be kind enough to mail the watch to me. He let me know he needed to come to San Diego for something else anyway and he would arrange to meet up with me when it was convenient and return it in person! And he did exactly that, the NEXT DAY - what a Saint!!

  • These two are the REAL DEAL…you lose and…they WILL find.
    testimonial for Rob Ellis (2020)

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    I am an Army Reservist and was deployed to Afghanistan the summer of 2019. While gone, I dropped about 30 pounds and returned home a lean/mean machine. While unwinding on my farm in Essex County, Virginia, fishing post deployment, I caught a bass which prompted me to bend over to the edge of my floating pier to get the fish and BLOOP! My huge 42-penny college ring from VA TECH that I have worn every day for 25 years falls into the water. I was devastated and immediately mentally marked the location by triangulating my approximate location on the pond.

    I never lose or give up, so I decided I was going to drain the pond using gravity feed PVC pipes and find a diver; the planning immediately commenced. A Google search led me to Rob Ellis “Ring Finder” and then our journey began. I drained about 3 million gallons from the pond over 3 weeks (only about half the volume) and coordinated a date/time with Rob.

    Rob is the epitome of professionalism and caring in such situations of losing things that are very close to your heart. He and his wife showed up on a cold and windy Nov day with smiles, compassion and some of the most state-of-the-art equipment one could imagine. My pond is a farm pond that is 25 feet deep (about 12 feet deep now after draining some) and riddled with debris/structure and logs at the bottom. Diving in such an environment even seemed a bit dangerous to me, but not to Rob. He kits up and BAM he is in the water maneuvering through mud and under/over logs and debris like an otter. The tenacity he showed in the water was nothing short of amazing. He exuded the confidence that he WOULD find the ring or break himself trying. In 24 minutes, BAM he finds the ring! I was floored, amazed, astounded and happy to the point of almost crying all at the same time. I swear I could feel that Rob and his wife wanted to find the ring as much as I did, and that gave me hope and confidence. Their service, attitude and professionalism cannot be matched, and I thank them both from the bottom of my heart to be wearing my large 42 penny head-knocker again. These two are the REAL DEAL…you lose and…they WILL find. Thank you both again for the wonderful journey and beautiful ending.

    John Lewis

    Essex County, Virginia

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    Just staying active with my MDing skills so with permission from my city’s school administration, I am allowed to detect the ball fields. During these times, I’m doing my part with social distancing as there is absolutely ZERO people in areas where I detect. On a quiet Sunday morning, I began detecting an older practice […]

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  • Lost electrical tower rings found Fillmore

    I got a text late last night from John who is a lineman for an electrical contractor that works up on the large transmission towers in the back country and said he had been up 100 feet on one of the towers when the two parts of ring to hold the transmission wires down on […]

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  • Gold Necklace Lost In Backyard Found In Bixby, Oklahoma

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  • Lost Blue Sapphire Diamond Ring in Laguna Beach, CA. .. Found and Returned

                                Stan the Metal Detector Man … Available to Help You Now .. 949-500-2136 ***Susie and Aiman had enjoying a day at the beach in Laguna Beach, CA. While sitting on the sand Susie dropped her two rings in the dry sand. They […]

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  • Lost gold ring found in Colorado

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  • Lost Apple Watch in Sand at Doheny State Beach ..Dana Point, CA. .. Found and Returned

                            *** Marisa had spent the weekend at Doheny State Beach campgrounds, Dana Point, CA. After returning to her home in San Diego, Ca. she realized her Apple Watch was missing. She was sure it had to be at the beach in front of […]

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  • TheRingFinders Metal Detecting Service.

    If you have lost your cherished keepsake please go to www.theringfinders.com contact a Metal detecting specialist nearest your location. I just wanted to share a video compilation (part 2) of peoples reactions when I find their lost rings. This will give the public an idea of what this metal detecting service means to people. TheRingFinders […]

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  • Platinum Wedding Ring Found

    I got a call last night from Joel. He had lost his platinum wedding ring while brushing snow off his truck. Joel lives on a farm about 1+ hour away from Edmonton. He used a tiger torch to melt snow while searching for the ring but was not successful. I agreed to leave the city […]

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  • found ring Edmond Oklahoma

    Got a call from a gentleman who had been enjoying a nice day in friend’s backyard tossing around the football.  The ring flung off his hand and they had spent the last few hours trying to find it with no luck.  I was able to go there the next day but he had to work.  […]

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  • Found diamond and platinum wedding band lost in lake Oconee, GA

    Got a call from a very nice young lady this past Sunday about losing her grandmother’s beautiful heirloom diamond inlaid platinum ring in lake Oconee, Georgia. She put me in the approximate  area where she had unfortunately dropped the ring off the dock and into the murky brown water.  The water temp was “less than […]

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