Richard Williams

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis, that means you pay what its worth to you and what you can afford to have me find your lost ring. 10% of the reward money I make from helping you find your lost item will be donated to a local museum.

I have a call out fee of $25 for some areas if the ring is not found, this covers my fuel expenses. We can discuss this when you call.

Search Types

Beaches, parks, lakes & yards, farms & fields....I can search in water up to 10' and have a certified scuba diver on staff if needed.

Search Locations

Staunton and the surrounding areas.

Richard Williams's Bio

I am a Southern writer, autodidact, relic hunter, researcher, and raconteur who specializes in Virginia history and the War Between the States. I have authored 4 books related to the Civil War and numerous articles and essays as well. I've been an avid metal detectorist/relic hunter for 6 years. I've also been in the insurance business for 30 years and serve on the board of directors of 2 local museums in Virginia.

Richard Williams - Recent Blog Posts

  • Diamond Engagement Ring Found in James River, Buchanan, Virginia (2015)

    Another ring recovered and returned to its rightful owner! This was written by the lady shown above, who originally lost the ring: I lost my diamond engagement ring on Saturday, June 13, 2015 in the James River located in Buchanan, Virginia. I had traveled to Virginia from my home in Ohio to spend the weekend […]

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  • Lost Princess Ring Found in Stuarts Draft, Virginia (2015)

    Last week, I was in the back yard planting some rose bushes for my dear wife. I had my XP Deus metal detector with me, using it to make sure I avoided the electric line buried close by. As I was finishing up, my daughter and granddaughter (who live next door), came over and were […]

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  • Found Wedding Ring Lost For Nine Years in Stuarts Draft, Virginia (2015)

    One cold evening, my son returned home from working out in the cold all day, took off his muddy overalls outside and ran inside to get warm. It was then he realized he’d lost his wedding ring – evidently slipping from his very cold finger. Fast forward 9 years. My wife reminded me of this […]

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  • Lost Engagement Ring Found in Albemarle County, Virginia (2015)

    A while back, before becoming a Ring Finder, I received a call wanting to know if I’d help someone locate a lost engagement ring. I was already detecting in the area so, of course, I agreed. The lady had lost the ring during a very difficult time in her life. Her daughter had been severely […]

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