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Cape Cod/Buzzards Bay & Surrounding areas within 50 mile radius.
Leighton Harrington's Bio
I have over 48 years of Metal Detecting experience. I Specialize in Water and or Land Hunting. Relocating lost Jewelry and or Personal Items are what I do best…If you have lost your car keys, or perhaps a Wedding or Diamond Ring, call as soon as possible to help with the recovery while it’s still fresh in your mind…Hoping to give you back what is rightfully yours…
Leighton Harrington - Recent Blog Post
Puzzle Ring Returned Mass (2021)
Today I was called to my home town to help relocate a lost ring, it had been on Mikes finger since 1971. He purchased the ring while in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It was a beautiful 6 band 18 k Yellow Gold Puzzle Ring. He was working in the yard, doing his annual Fall raking, when […]
Rick, Jim, & Myself we’re out searching for recent drops today in our local ponds. Rick’s wife Jayne called my phone and left an Urgent message for us to return a call that she had just received, saying that we were recommended, by a local Metal-Detecting shop on Cape Cod, to help find a Wedding […]
Kiera called me yesterday, with a little doubt in her voice, about a ring that was lost by her sister in the surf. Kiera’s sister Julia had just lost her engagement ring at the beachcomber, at Cahoon Hollow Beach, in Wellfleet, MA she said it was down in the surf where she was dragged out […]
Two weeks ago Rick got a call from Jill, we got together the very early next morning. There was a Hurricane coming that next evening, and time wasn’t on our side. Together we do searches, for quite a few people each year. we really wanted to get this one back to the owner fast, she […]
On Saturday 8/14/2021 Richard Browne and I were out looking for a wedding band and returned it successfully to its owner. When we returned, we had another call to go out on, and it was a lost wedding band that the woman had on her finger since 1965. Very sentimental as one could expect. It […]
Leighton Harrington - Testimonials
Leighton the “Ring Finder” to the rescue! (2021)
Leighton the “Ring Finder” to the rescue! ???? Thanks so much for finding my ring. I was heartbroken at the thought that it might have gone to the recycle center in a bag of leaves never to be seen again. Hope was dwindling as you came to the end of your sweep of my yard and then at the very last moment you found it! Amazing! I am so happy and glad that I Googled “find my ring” and that brought me to theringfinders.com. What a wonderful surprise to discover that such a world-wide group exists. And on top of it all I made a new friend who as it turns out grew up in my hometown and graduated from the same high school some years ago ???? Thanks again Leighton.
I’m so glad I put my trust in Rick and Leighton. Thank you both from the bottom of my heart! (2021)
What can I say, these guys are the best! I really had lost all hope after the first day of searching. Rick and Leighton were scouring that beach for six hours, and it seemed that mine was not going to be a success story. One week later I got a call from them saying they decided to give it another shot, and they had found my ring! I hadn’t even asked them to do the second search, the just wouldn’t give up, and for that I am so very grateful! It’s hard to know who to trust when it comes to lost items that hold value, but I’m so glad I put my trust in Rick and Leighton. Thank you both from the bottom of my heart!
I cant thank them enough and recommend anyone giving them a call if they are in the same situation. (2020)
I cant thank Leighton and Rick enough for finding my wedding ring. First, sending them an email at 6am and Leighton getting back to me right away was amazing. Second, when they got to the house they were extremely professional and outlined exactly how they were going to find the ring. 3 minutes into looking they did exactly what they said they would do and found the ring. I cant thank them enough and recommend anyone giving them a call if they are in the same situation.
Nothing but praise for Ring Finder Leighton Harrington, Buzzards Bay, MA. (2012)
Nothing but praise for Ring Finder Leighton Harrington, Buzzards Bay, MA.
I just want to share my side of this experience with everyone.
The story began on Sunday, June 24th. We were enjoying a nice day on the beach and my wife had taken her rings off and put them in a side pocket on her beach bag. When we decided to pack up and leave, in a moment of forgetfulness, she turned the bag upside down to shake the sand out of it, and out fell both rings onto the beach. Unfortunately we didn’t realize what had happened until a good 4-5 hours later. Shock and disbelief set in back at home, and we searched every crevice of the beach bag just hoping against hope that they were still in there, somehow.
Too embarrassed and hurt to share what had just happened with our family, or to ask them for advice, we turned to the electronic oracle that is Google. I started searching for similar experiences and stories of recovery. I learned of people recovering lost items using metal detectors. I searched for metal detector enthusiasts’ clubs on Nantucket island hoping to find some help. I searched for possible places to rent a unit myself. It was around then that I discovered this site. I wrote to Leighton and one other gentleman, hoping to keep as many lines of communication open as possible.
On Monday morning I must have called every tackle and equipment rental shop on the island, only to be told they didn’t rent metal detectors, or to refer me to one particular gift/surf/skate shop and novelty store downtown by the ferry wharf. We filled out a lost property report at the police station and then rented a very simple metal detector from the only available source we knew of. Eager and full of hope, we took it to the beach immediately, and attempted to revisit and mark off the area we thought we were sitting on. We had no luck. We tried it again the next morning, still no luck.
In the meantime, Leighton got in touch via email and said that he and his wife might be coming to the island in a couple of weeks, and to describe what had happened. We began communicating. My wife and I returned the metal detector to the shop, disappointed, but now hoping this new correspondence might lead to something.
We got a second wind and rented the metal detector once again, thinking we should adjust our technique and give it another shot. We met some locals on the beach, giving our names and numbers just in case of any leads or luck. Leighton then wrote back and said they might actually be coming on the next weekend, and to provide a description of the rings and the location where they were lost. On our next outing to the beach, I grabbed a GPS tag from my phone and emailed it to him, hoping it was accurate. Still having no luck with the metal detector on the second try, I began to hope more and more that Leighton might be able to help us.
A couple of more days passed and Saturday the 30th rolled around. It was tough to think about leaving the island without the rings, wondering if we did all we could do, but now mentally shifting our hope to Leighton, leaving the matter in his hands, or to chance. We returned the metal detector once again, on our way to the wharf to catch the ferry to leave, and then my wife got a call… I didn’t remember giving our telephone numbers to Leighton, but amazingly he had not only found her engagement ring but made contact with one of the kind folks with whom we’d spoken two days prior and to whom we’d given our number. The rest is described above in Leighton’s post.
I just want to state that I am overjoyed things turned out the way they did, and that we are beyond thankful for Leighton’s help. The correspondence and communication were perfect, and not only did he make the trip to the island but he had almost immediate success finding her engagement ring, which is definitely the more valuable of the two we lost. From my point of view this went as beautifully as it possibly could have, with more success than I could have imagined if there were a formal, commercial business that offered this kind of service. He didn’t HAVE to do anything; he didn’t even have to email me back, but he went above and beyond, made a trip to Nantucket island and then found my wife’s ring. He genuinely seems like he loves this kind of work – that’s the only reason I can think of that he might do such a great job. If the whole world worked like this we’d all be a lot better off! I wholeheartedly recommend getting in touch with Leighton if circumstances find you needing his help.