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

  • Lost Platinum wedding ring found in Oak Park (2022)

    Received a call to search for a lost platinum wedding ring lost in yard while playing with his dog. Turned out to be a fairly easy search and found it in about 15min. I appreciate the review below left by the owner Adam. I’m not one to write reviews but Ron pulled off a miracle […]

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  • Lost Ring in Carol Stream, Illinois. (2022)

    Failure was not an option! Over the years doing so many recoveries, I have heard so many stories, and once in a while one story stands out and tugs at you a little more, this is one of those stories. I received a call from a woman in Carol Stream back in January. She told […]

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  • Wedding Ring found at Gillison Beach Wilmette (2021)

    Got a call last night, lost a wedding ring at Gillson Beach in Wilmette while playing ball in the water. Weather conditions would not allow me to hunt that night so went this morning. Searching the water is always tricky as it’s hard to be sure exactly where it was lost, however after about 2 […]

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  • Found wedding ring found in Darien, Il (2021)

    Lost wedding ring found in Darien, Il Husband lost his wedding ring when throwing ball for dogs, who kept me company during the search. This is another case of, “they are rarely found where you think they will be” Told me he actually saw the ring come off and go up in the air, searched […]

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  • Found 2 Karat Diamond Platinum ring in Lake Zurich (2021)

    Lost 2 Karat Diamond Platinum ring in Lake Zurich while on short trail. Found in 10 Minutes The husband purchased a metal detector to find it however the way it was set up it would have eliminated it. She actually looked like she was going to faint when I gave it to her, wish I […]

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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