Ron Shore

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a voluntary reward basis, which is left entirely up to you, commensurate with having your lost sentimental item back in your possession. in the event that the item is not found I would charge a show-up fee to cover transportation costs.

(Insurance recoveries excepted)

Search Types

My equipment and expertise allows me to search beaches, parks, yards, Farms, RV parks, campgrounds, and in lakes & Rivers (Up to 5ft depths).

Lost items such as keys, jewelry, gold, silver and iron items such as survey markers are just some of the items that I am capable of locating for you.

If you lost your item on private property or on State land, it will be necessary to obtain prior permission from the land owner or land authority before I can conduct a search. I am happy to assist you with this process.

Search Locations

Barrington, Chicago, DesPlaines, Evanston, Glenco, Morton Grove, Niles, Park Ridge, Wilmette. If area is not listed please contact us, we will travel beyond points listed.

Ron Shore's Bio

My name is Ron Shore and I have been metal detecting since 1975

I am also the owner of Windy City Detector Sales & Rental, a metal detecting retail dealer in Chicago since 1985.

I am very excited about being a part of Chris Turner's expanding Ring Finder team, and welcome the opportunity to help people find those precious pieces of jewelry that mean so much to them and that they thought they would never see again.

I employ only the latest detecting equipment along with many years of experience to find your lost item both on land and in the shallow water.

When you choose me for the job, you are assured a professional search conducted with integrity. You assign the value of finding your lost valuables as payment for my services rendered.

I love this job and I look forward to helping you find what you thought was lost forever!

Ron Shore - Recent Blog Post

  • Gold wedding band found in Gages Lake Illinois (2023)

    Received a call from a man that lost his 14k wedding ring in the water in Gages Lake, Illinois   He did a fantastic job of marking the spot where he thought he lost it as I found it within 5 minutes. Hate to say it, but I found it to quick, I was enjoying […]

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  • Diamond earring found in Libertyville on sledding hill (2022)

    I Like a challenge, but an earring lost on sledding hill? Received a call from a woman in Libertyville saying she lost her earring while her child was sledding, she was not sure in what area she lost it and the area was quite large. I started out by gridding the hill and searched for […]

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  • Diamond ring found in yard in Evanston, Il (2022)

    Received a frantic call for a lost ring in her yard. Turns out after a little dispute she had she tossed it but was unable to find it. After 1 hour of searching I hit it. Her reaction once I found it is what it’s all about, priceless

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  • Found class ring in Schaumburg, Il (2022)

    Found lost class ring in volleyball court this morning, told me she lost it lost a year ago, Very sceptical about this one as it was lost so long ago but you just never know. Had to use a large coil, found it after about an hour, it was very deep.  

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  • Gold ring found in the water in lake Michigan (2022)

    Lost her father’s ring who recently passed, ring was lost in the water in lake Michigan. I was very fortunate to have found it for her, the waves were high but got lucky after only about 10 min. Just would not have been able to leave this one without finding it.

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Ron Shore - Testimonials

  • would highly recommend Ron to anyone who needs his services. (2021)


    My husband lost his wedding band in our backyard on New Year's Eve while throwing a ball for our dog. I called Ron and he immediately came out since snow was coming that evening. The weather turned pretty bad during the hunt and Ron agreed to come back when the weather was more favorable. When he returned, he quickly found the ring and we were so relieved. We are beyond satisfied and would highly recommend Ron to anyone who needs his services.

    Thanks again Ron!

    Jess Vasel