- Land/Shallow Water Search
- Diver/Underwater Search
Cost For My Service
I have a call out fee of $50 per visit for most locations within a 25 mile radius of the Leesburg area. This covers expenses and initial search recovery time. If you are further out we can discuss in more detail when you call, I will travel as far as I need to help you find your precious item. I work on a reward basis so you pay what you can and what its worth to you to find your lost treasure
Land: Yards, Parks, Farms, Trails, etc. Water: Rivers, Creeks, Lakes, Ocean, Beaches. Searches conducted 365 days a year, in any kind of weather, snow and rain. I have several waterproof detectors which I can use to conduct under water searches. In the case of private property we'll need to ensure you have permission which allows us onto the property to conduct metal detecting during the recovery search.
Loudoun County Virginia: All of Northern Virginia including but not limited to; Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Purcellville, Middleburg, etc. Also cover most of Maryland, West Virginia and Washington DC. If your need is great I will travel further out and we can discuss travel expenses on the phone.
Raymond Jones's Bio
I am a Navy Veteran and have lived in the Northern Virginia area for more than 25 years. I've been metal detecting since 1994 and have a passion for recovery and the history of artifacts recovered. When I'm not on a service call one of the things I always look forward to doing when I find jewelry is to see if I can find its owner. The smiles and tears of happiness when a person has an item recovered are priceless to me.
Let me help you recover your sentimental treasures.
I'm just a phone call away....
Raymond Jones - Recent Blog Post
Call Ray at MyGoldFinder for lost items 571.258.7217 www.mygoldfinder.com I received a call from Vinny Thursday morning around 9:00 AM. He was frantically trying to locate someone to help him find his wife’s platinum engagement ring. Vinny and his wife were out on the front lawn the afternoon the day before and she had lost […]
www.mygoldfinder.com I received a text from by daughter-in-law about having misplaced her silver heart necklace and charm, along with a pair of earrings. I always cringe when someone asks me to do a house hunt for jewelry, just so many areas to cover and rooms to search through. Kendall stated she had put the necklace […]
Call Ray at MyGoldFinder for lost items 571.258.7217 www.mygoldfinder.com I received a text from my fellow ‘theRingFinders’ detectorist and friend, Rob Ellis. He had received a call from a young lady who lost an earring and he referred the job over to me. Rebecca contacted me shortly afterwards about having lost the circular round back […]
Call Ray at MyGoldFinder for lost items 571.258.7217 www.mygoldfinder.com I received a text from Trevor this past week about a ring he lost on the outskirts of the Shenandoah National Forest park at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Shenandoah National Park extends along the Blue Ridge Mountains in the U.S. state of Virginia. […]
Call Ray at MyGoldFinder for lost items 571.258.7217 www.mygoldfinder.com I recently received a call from a customer, Chris from Arlington Virginia. He provided a brief description of his situation and asked if it was something I could assist him with, I said “absolutely I can help”. Chris had taken a short Saturday trip to Northern […]
Raymond Jones - Testimonials
You’re a godsend. Thank you so much for your patience and tenacity in finding my earring... (2022)
Ray!! You’re a godsend. Thank you so much for your patience and tenacity in finding my earring.
I know it is not the most precious item you’ve ever found - but it is seriously sentimental to me since it’s the first really nice piece of jewelry I bought myself and a sort of symbol of success. Anyway - you saved our trip. We were feeling so sad about losing it and your eagle eye and determination really were amazing.
I am very grateful to Raymond for his fast response, willingness to brave the ice cold waters, and determination in searching for my ring. (2022)
Raymond was a pleasure to work with in finding my ring. He responded to my messages almost immediately, and we were able to coordinate our trip out to Shenandoah within a single working day; which was a massive relief to me (since I, like Raymond, was somewhat concerned about how long it would stay in that section of the stream before getting washed away).
I was less concerned than Raymond about the problem of metal detecting in the State Park, as I was fairly certain that the location I lost it was outside of the State’s property. That said, it was still quite comforting to know that I was working with someone who makes sure to keep his metal detecting professional, and by the book.
When we got to the stream, Raymond seemed fairly confident that he’d be able to find the ring, and so I didn’t lose hope during the search. (To be clear, Raymond did not promise that he would find my ring, as he does not make promises that he cannot keep.)
That said, I did feel a bit helpless at times, since my suggestions about where the ring might have landed all proved to be incorrect.
There were many emotional ups and downs as I sat on the bank watching Raymond search. Every time he would get a hit on some piece of metal, I would get my hopes up, only for it to be a piece of trash. I understand that that is the nature of metal detecting, but it did leave me feeling somewhat helpless throughout the search.
Nevertheless, I had faith that Raymond would be able to find the ring, and, well, he did.
I am very grateful to Raymond for his fast response, willingness to brave the ice cold waters, and determination in searching for my ring.
Thank you Raymond, and God Bless.
Thanks Ray for finding my wedding band! (2021)
Ray was a pleasure to deal with and a total pro. It seemed like such a daunting task to find a wedding band in that creek, but Ray clearly knows what he’s doing given how quickly he found it. Thanks Ray for finding my wedding band! Take care and best wishes for the future.
Ray was truly a godsend and a blessing for myself and my wife... (2021)
Ray was truly a godsend and a blessing for myself and my wife. He returned my phone call and we immediately set up a plan and he showed up at the time given to me. Being over two hours away he still made the time to come and help us. Not only he being polite and cordial, he was also a great person to converse with during the search. I had looked myself for several hours for a few evenings and I was beyond stressed. He came in a with an approach and executed. After about an hour I stepped indoors to speak with my wife and I returned outside to seeing him holding it in his hand and goodness not only a stress relief. But a beautiful sight to behold. Especially with us getting married in less than a week! If you guys ever need something of this magnitude to be taken care of. Ray is your guy to call and I would recommend him everyday and twice on Sunday’s!!!! Thank you once again for being there for us and you rock man!
You are forever my angel on earth God bless you (2021)
This was truly the most beautiful and emotional experience I have ever had. I felt helpless and sick to my stomach when I initially came to the realization I may never see my beautiful ring again. The guilt was immeasurable.
Even though ray had told me about all the great experiences he had finding others precious jewels, I still felt like I would never be whole again. The morning I got the message, I didn’t even think that he had found my ring. I had figured he was just letting me know that he was going down to the spot to look again.
I was driving. I opened up the message and there was a picture of MY RING. My heart sank and I instantly had the most bizarre panic/anxiety attack since the passing of my husband. I know in my heart, my husband, my angel sent ray to me.
Xavier appeared in my dreams the night before. I had hope, and sure enough, my dreams came true. Thank you soooo much for everything and every second you put into this great recovery. You are forever my angel on earth ?? God bless you
this is a story to share, working with real-life treasure hunters – that’s priceless! (2021)
Treasure Hunter and Ring Finder Ray Pulls Off Late Inning Victory!
A wedding band that has been on my finger for over 21 years, except for Friday night, as it was somewhere in my yard.
Rays no quit attitude and commitment after a first pass, a second grid search, raking leaves for visual checks, and after @40 minutes, I heard Ray call my name, on his hands and knees, in the thick of some shrubs along the fence-line – holding my ring!
Please call Ray: He was at my house within 90 minutes from the time I first texted him! And am glad I opted against buying a metal detector for 2 reasons: 1) a second set of professional eyes with the right know-how and tools pays off; 2) this is a story to share, working with real-life treasure hunters – that’s priceless!
Thanks again Ray
I would recommend Raymond to anyone who has lost a ring. (2020)
I can not say enough wonderful things about Raymond and his efforts to find my ring. My stomach had been in knots for two days while the ring was lost and like he mentioned when he found my ring and gave it back to me the tears of happiness just took started pouring out. I was worried I would never see the ring again! I was worried that once he saw the large area to search that he would not want to take on the task but Raymond did not shy away from the challenge. He had a plan and a system with his flags to ensure he did a thorough search and he never got in a rush despite the cold temperatures. After finding the ring he showed us exactly where he found it which I really appreciated. Raymond was so nice, pleasant to talk to, and although I hope I never lose my ring again if I do i feel like I have made a friend and I will gladly call him again. I would recommend Raymond to anyone who has lost a ring.
I would absolutely recommend him to anyone in search of something precious to them! He is reliable, positive and determined! (2020)
Georgia from Charlottesville
I had almost given up hope until, on a whim, I googled “lost ring professional metal detectors.” Luckily, I was led to this site and Ray! He took my call immediately, and we were able to set up a time for him to come to my house right away. It was a scorcher, but that did not deter him in any way. He searched for hours, and even though he didn’t find it on the first try, he was not at all phased. He gave me a plan moving forward and thank God we decided to take another stab at it. Again, Ray was quick to set up a follow up search and the rest is history!
I would absolutely recommend him to anyone in search of something precious to them! He is reliable, positive and determined!
Thank you, Ray!
He was prompt, professional and did a great job. (2020)
As you can see in the picture, we live in the woods. During fall, the leaves blow around and form little piles of ‘leaf drifts’. The ring slipped off while I was scooping up one of these piles and dumping it into a bin. Since I knew where it had come off, I was sure finding it wasn’t going to be a problem.
After spending an hour searching the same 10×10 foot area, I broke down and had my wife come help. Still no luck. It turns out a small silver and gold ring is naturally camouflaged to match the surrounding leaves. It was getting colder and darker and the whole process was disheartening. I went in and found theringfinders.com.
Ray came out and a short time later we got the text. He was prompt, professional and did a great job. I hope not to ever have to use his services again but would no hesitate to call him for any sort of recovery. Thanks Ray!
I highly recommend contacting Ray. (2020)
10/10 all around!!
My husband was so upset when the gardening mishap happened. I wasn’t sure if the lost ring would turn up, or if we’d have to replace it. After numerous attempts to recover it on our own, I ended up calling Ray to help us.
Ray was extremely responsive and after our introductory phone call, he was out searching for the ring within 48 hours. After a couple of hours searching our property, I was shocked he found the ring! He is so talented, he made it seem effortless. We are thrilled to have the ring returned to this rightful owner.
If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, I highly recommend contacting Ray.
If you are looking for someone passionate about retrieving lost items with extreme integrity, Ray is easily the one. (2020)
As a Marine, I was looking for someone with not only the skill set to find my wedding band but the dedication to actually get it done. I was amazed when I first called Ray about his willingness to hear my concern and immediately come over to search (literally less than 30 minutes). The odds of someone doing that are extremely rare these days. Ray being a Navy veteran made me at ease from the very first meeting. His kind nature and willingness to hear my story was like no other. I could not believe his perseverance in finding my band despite numerous long days of 90+ degrees and extremely high humidity. Ray even got in a wet suit and searched in deep water but would not give up even when my hope was dwindling. I can not explain the excitement and goosebumps I had when he called me late Friday saying “Lyle, I found it”. At first, I thought, that’s impossible given the scope of the search area but then came the photo in a text:) If you are looking for someone passionate about retrieving lost items with extreme integrity, Ray is easily the one. The deepest gratitude to you sir!
Semper Fi, Friend for Life!!!