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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Latest Testimonials

  • 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

  • Very pleased with Wes' service...
    testimonial for Wesley Felts (2019)


    Cleveland fall weekend weather. Leaves to rake, bag and take to the street. Cold weather and wearing work gloves. Stopped to blow nose numerous times and take the gloves off. Didn't notice the ring missing until Monday morning. In a state of panic. Wife and I spent two hours at night searching with flashlights--no luck. Wife spent 4 hours on the internet looking for resources when she came across Wesley Felts who was located through TheRingFinders and close to our home. Talked with Wesley on the phone at great length about the type of equipment he uses searching for various metal objects. We agreed on a date to initiate the search but snow came and I was concerned that we would be out of luck until spring at least. Lo and behold the snow melted in time for Wes' search. Arrived promptly on time and within 15 minutes had the lawn grid laid out and began searching. We had about 1/3 of an acre to cover and a 5 foot pile of leaves. 2.5 hours later he comes into the hour to warm up and shows me a ring on his finger and asks if the missing ring looks like this one!!!! I was one very happy camper!! Very pleased with Wes' service. I hope to never have to use his services again but I am keeping his name in my phone in case anyone else needs his services. Thank you Wes!!!

    John & Kathy Harvan

    Walton Hills, Ohio

  • I prayed for help, God sent me an angel... Wesley
    testimonial for Wesley Felts (2019)


    I prayed for help, God sent me an angel... Wesley Wesley, I can never thank you enough for finding my wedding ring..... From the moment I called, he told me to stay positive, have faith, he would find my wedding ring. Wes arrived at our home on a mission, with a great attitude, he was very kind and caring, he knew I was broken hearted. He reassured me and gave me hope, Wes knew I was doing a good deed when I had lost my ring, I had been helping out a neighbor in her yard who is battling cancer....I am still amazed how he patiently and carefully looked thru the snow, fallen leaves and straw. He was very professional, Wes had the right equipment for the job, he asked me all the right questions to get an idea of where to search, and as a result from his professionalism I am wearing my beloved wedding ring again! Wesley found my ring! Thank you for doing this kind of tedious work, for helping others not only find their sentimental jewelry but also giving us hope. An act of kindness goes a long way, imagine our world if everyone did just one. God bless you Wesley! Sincerely, Maria

  • I was floored, and beyond grateful...
    testimonial for Steve Smith (2019)


    A cool thing that happened to me today, a bit of an emotional rollercoaster (don't worry, nothing serious):

    For background - my wedding band was purchased from Amazon (prime!) for a variety of reasons. (1) It was $7, at a time that I was spending a lot on other wedding-related expenses, (2) I'm notorious for losing personal items (especially sunglasses) and didn't want to risk losing something valuable, (3) its cheapness (and replaceability - did I mention Amazon prime?) would cancel any potential emotional attachment, (4) I thought it would make for a funny story.

    Well, as things worked out, I've held on to the damn thing for almost 5 years. And never lost it outside my house, but the brief times I can't find it around here I freak out. Emotionally attached indeed.

    Today, my kids had the day off for Veteran's Day, but I was at work. Our new babysitter was helping with the kids, and she took my toddler son to the park a few blocks away. I work nearby so I decided to drop by and say hi. My son was so excited, and grabbed me to follow him to the swing. I chatted nearby with the babysitter, then followed him to another slide. He grasped my hand tightly again to follow him, and I froze - I felt a sudden panic as if I felt my ring fall off. I frantically looked around, sifted through the nearby sand, but couldn't find anything. Or maybe it didn't fall off, and it was never there? I've definitely left it (or lost it) at home a few times, so that was the more plausible explanation - just a phantom sensation associated with his squeeze and seeing my naked finger. On my walk back to my office, I called my mother-in-law to ask her to check the bathrooms or my nightstand, in case I left it. No dice, but I still knew it could be hiding somewhere.

    I went back to the playground about 45 minutes later, did a cursory sweep of the area again and realized the futility of such a task. I spent the afternoon in a bit of a funk. Not certain it was lost on the playground, but very much not certain it wasn't. This time felt different. I put up an ad on Nextdoor. I started researching metal detectors, and even ordered a basic one on Amazon. I looked for my ring and realized it's been discontinued, much to my chagrin, but some other company offers an identical one (this time $18! alas!). I contemplated getting a nicer ring this time, but really wanted to keep trying to find it. After all, THIS is the ring that my wife put on my hand on our wedding day. I can't pretend I'm not invested.

    I returned home, futilely searched the few spots it might be, then gave it up to spend time with my kids. My son was sad, but I knew this wasn't his fault - his only "crime" was being so excited about seeing his father that he may have accidentally pulled off a cheap piece of jewelry? And I can't even be sure that happened? Perspective!

    Meanwhile, someone on Nextdoor recommended a metal detecting network called The Ring Finders, comprised mostly of volunteers and amateur sleuths. On a lark, I contacted the first guy listed in my neighborhood. A man named Steve ( seemed more than willing to come give it a shot, and said our best bet was to get started ASAP. We arranged to meet at 6:30. I felt sort of sheepish as I drove over to the park, as there was still some shot that I had misplaced it at home, and imagined the entire episode. He pulled out a nicer looking metal detector than the beginner one I had ordered, and a scoop to sift the sand. We set out in the darkness to the area I believed the ring might be hiding. Not 30 seconds later, and he gets a ping, almost exactly where it would be in my mind's eye! Eureka! Instead, his bucket came up with a half dollar coin. Cool, but not the treasure we were after. He methodically swept the area and moved further away from our starting point. He came up with a few dirty pennies, but nothing else. I started to lose hope, but Steve was undaunted, and we started to move towards the only other area I knew my son and I had been.

    Just before we left, he decided to check the other side of the path, in case the ring had flung itself a few meters in the wrong direction. My hopes were fading fast, but onwards. He got a faint pinging, one that indicated the source was buried a little deeper. I was sure this was another penny. The scoop came up with some detritus, but the pinging persisted. He scooped again, and then again. Lo and behold, my little ring! Buried about 6 inches deep, no idea how. I was floored, and beyond grateful. This was a pretty great way to redeem a day that was heading south quickly. Steve asked to photograph the ring, and myself, and we both left the park in great spirits. A good day!

    Anyway, just thought I'd share. Thanks to Nextdoor and definitely to Steve. That was pretty cool.

  • appreciation of John’s kindness and services.
    testimonial for John Favano (2019)


    John’s ring finding services are impeccable. He let me know when he was available, called the day before to confirm and gave me a half hour heads up arrival notice. He felt completely trustworthy to search for a precious lost ring. It’s his hobby but also a skill generously offered to help find a ring that has many levels of value for me. I lost a gold band while giving my dog a bath on our deck. It traveled somewhere covered in abundant fall leaves from our humongous beech trees. He warned us against racking since we could accidentally discard the ring with the leaves. So the ring was totally lost from view. This ring’s design replicates one my mother wore and my closest friend wears an identical ring. Within 15 minutes he successfully located my treasured ring making me truly happy. In deep appreciation of John’s kindness and services.

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