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Cost For My Service
I work on a reward basis... simply, you pay me what it’s worth to you to have your lost item found and returned.
My service call out fee is very reasonable and covers my expenses.
I can search virtually any location, land and water, with a variety of the very best metal detectors available today... if you lost it, I can assist you in finding it.
The majority of the calls I receive are for rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets that are lost in yards, gardens, beaches, lakes or rivers.
I am SSI dive certified.
Formerly “Portland & Columbia River Gorge”, I now limit my travel to Hood River and nearby areas to include Mt Hood.
I may travel further based on the circumstances; give me a call to discuss your needs.
Del Witters's Bio
Happily married with 3 grown sons. Retired after 26 years of US Army & Coast Guard service. Prefer a firm handshake to a contract and I'm as honest as they come.
Purchased my first metal detector in 1973 and have found hundreds of gold and silver jewelry items. Metal detecting for lost items, especially jewelry, is a learned craft and I am confident that with my extensive experience, quality tools, and persistence, I will find your lost item if it's within the area searched.
Del Witters - Recent Blog Post
Taylor had been sledding with some friends for about 40 minutes on Mount Hood when he noticed his wedding band missing from his ungloved hand. He marked the logical boundaries (trees) with yellow rope and returned the following day with a rented metal detector but was unable to find it. I arrived the following day […]
Titanium & Gold Wedding Band Lost in Portland – Found by The Ring Finders Portland & The Gorge (2021)
During a heavy rainfall James discovered a small water fall flowing through his rock retaining wall. Concerned it may erode the surrounding soil he started digging in mud & vegetation to find the origin. He did find the origin, vole tunnels, but also discovered his wedding band was missing. He had dug a relatively shallow […]
Matt had slipped & slid down a steep slope leading to the Sandy River, near Troutdale, OR. Once at the waters edge he realized his wedding band was missing. His visual search and later use of a metal detector he owned was unsuccessful. He found my info and within a few hrs I was on […]
‘The Ring Finders’ – Good folks doing great things to reunite people with their treasured jewelry – give us a call today! Rodney needed my services to find his wedding band lost while gardening a week or two earlier. We met at the arranged time and surveyed the possible areas amongst his flourishing garden beds. […]
Steve had lost some weight and though his ring was loose it didn’t cross his mind to remove it before sprucing up the yard. While putting some tape in the trash he noticed his wedding band missing. He retraced his steps for the day including checking parking lots, walking trails, leaving notices, searching garbage contents, […]
Del Witters - Testimonials
Del is a great person and delights in others happiness. I would highly recommend him and his services. (2021)
I am forever grateful that Del found my ring. He is so nice to work with and very caring. As he said, he found it in my neighbors yard adjacent to where I was working. I would not have expanded my search to that area as I was not directly working there. Once he found it, he held it up and grinned and I remembered I was tossing pine cones out of my way while working. Del is a great person and delights in others happiness. I would highly recommend him and his services.
I’m so grateful. Thank you, Del!!!!!!!! (2021)
I am sooo thankful. You were so amazing, kind, and thorough… and that look when you found it! Again, I’m so grateful. Thank you, Del!!!!!!!!
He is the Chik-a-Fila of ring recovery, (2020)
He is the real deal, I would have been out quite some money but more importantly, my now wife is saved from that kind of a nightmare forever!
God bless you Del, thank you for the stories, the ring recovery, and a genuinely good time being with you!
He is the Chik-a-Fila of ring recovery.
Odds are in your favor if you call Del at The Ring Finders! (2020)
What are the odds that a black wedding band lost in the current of the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon would ever be found!?
Odds are in your favor if you call Del at The Ring Finders! My son and his wife are thrilled his wedding band was found. I am beyond impressed!
We all are…Thank you Del! It was a pleasure to meet you and celebrate the find!
I truly wish I had known about The Ring Finders and Del years ago... (2019)
I could simply not believe how easy Del made this entire process. I wish I had known about The Ring Finders years ago, but Del wasn't worried at all about the elapsed years. He was very prompt, direct, and friendly throughout the entire exchange, offering all kinds of detail about the entire search plan and procedure. Luckily we had quite a bit of photo documentation of the day of the loss, and I had fun looking at satellite photos and circling areas of highest likelihood at Del's request. He made excellent use of that information and was super efficient in his searching. I had hesitantly gotten my hopes up when he first told me how certain he was, especially given the size of the property and my time- and alcohol-befuddled memory of the events of that day. While I was excited to hear about the search, a significant part of me was expecting an email saying that all daylight hours were utilized but ultimately fruitless. Instead he let me know that he had the ring in hand in time to be home for lunch! What a rock star. Dell knows the technical side of the business well but also excelled and proactively handling all of the personal details too. He made the effort to woo the property owner and reassure her about any concerns, and he had that ring in the mail and flying across the globe to me immediately. I didn't even have time to plan an elaborate reveal, it was incredible. From beginning to end, our entire interaction with Del was amazing, and I can still hardly believe how easy this was--for me as the customer, that is. I truly wish I had known about The Ring Finders and Del years ago, as I would have called much, much sooner.
f you need help finding a lost ring or other metal object, Del is your guy! (2019)
Del did much more that what he stated. In my call with him, he was happy to help but suggested I first consider several courses of action that might be quicker and low cost. They were great suggestions but we felt we needed him to do the job. Besides the sentimental value, it would have cost four times what we paid Del to replace it. He and his wife were delightful and we were very happy to meet them. If you need help finding a lost ring or other metal object, Del is your guy!
I’m on cloud 9 and will hope to never loose it again! (2019)
Thank you so much, all is so surreal to me! I had so many emotions come over me, I felt like we just did our vows again. Like I just caught my first steelhead my hands was shaking!
Prior to you coming over to show us what you found. Elke and I had our little talk that if it was not found that all would be okay, that it was not meant to be. I felt assurance and didn’t expect you to find it! I’m on cloud 9 and will hope to never loose it again!
The best thing about all this I feel whole and complete again to show I’m a proud married wife!
I absolutely love how all fell into place. Especially the bald Eagle was confirmation of being in right place right people and time.
Looking forward to dialing you in the mighty Deschutes river! Water Is life Alysia, Littleleaf.