Steven Ray

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

All Recoveries are on a REWARD System - so we DO ask for a reward based on what the lost item is worth to you and what you can afford. I charge a $35 call out fee to search for your lost item.

All travel and incidental fees will be agreed upon prior to rendering any services.

I accept PayPal and Venmo for payments.

We gladly accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover or Cash.

Call us as soon as you can! As much as you may want to, it’s best not to dig through the sand (it can dislodge, sink or even move your item making it more difficult to find). Be aware that people may have seen that you’ve lost something valuable and they may return when you leave, so time is of the essence! Be sure you only reveal the location of your valued item to a trusted source - the sooner you call us, the better our chance to successfully recover your lost treasure!

Search Types

Beaches, Ocean/Lakes (up to 3ft depth), Yards, Parks and Athletic Fields. With permission... Private property and some Parks and Athletic Fields

Search Locations

Emerald Isle, NC Atlantic Beach, NC Morehead City,NC Hubert,NC Jacksonville,NC , Surf City

Steven Ray's Bio

I have been detecting seriously since 2012. All metal detectors used are waterproof I am retired from government service and now when not searching for a customer’s lost item, I can usually be found on the beaches searching for other treasures!

Steven Ray - Recent Blog Post

  • North Myrtle Beach Ear Ring Find Leads To Lost Washington, NC Ring Being Found (2021)

    John found out about his friend’s lost ear ring being found by Ring-Finder Jim Wren in the North Myrtle Beach sand.  It was that moment John discovered the great service The Ring Finders provide. John had lost his gold wedding band two month prior.  John was spending the day at a family member’s house playing […]

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  • Lost Ring In Richlands, NC Yard Found By Crystal Coast Ring Finders (2021)

    Lajuan texted Crystal Coast Ring Finders about his ring he recently lost while cutting grass.  He believed it would be near the road ditch where his mower had gotten stuck that day.  After an hour of searching he front yard scrupulously,  a short search in the backyard near the back privacy fence produced his wonderful […]

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  • Lost Gold Ring Found On Surf City, NC Beach (2021)

    Bridget was walking with her friend and a dog along the Atlantic Ocean coastline on a Surf City Beach.  It may have been the dog on the leash but Bridget had felt her birthstone ring slide off of her finger into the high tide wave currents.  She was able to get a quick glimpse of […]

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  • Diamond Wedding Rings Lost Two Months Ago Found In Morehead City Waters (2021)

    Amanda explained to me, two months ago, her daughter had cut her foot in the waters of a small Morehead City, NC beach.  During the excitement, Amanda had taken off her long sleeve coverup shirt to wrap her daughters food on the beach.  She told me that is where she thought her rings were pulled […]

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  • Lost Diamond Ring During Atlantic Beach Gathering Found With Good Timing (2021)

    Jo Ann was brought out to Atlantic Beach for a family photo shoot and to spend time with her family.   Her great grand kids had gathered sand & fiddler crabs in a bucket.  Jo Ann put her hand into the bucket of sand, water & crabs when one of her rings slipped off into the […]

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Steven Ray - Testimonials

  • Steven was amazing.… (2021)

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    Steven was amazing. I called him at 6:30pm on a Sunday. He made the 1hr drive to Topsail and was here by 8:00 the same evening…and found the ring within 10 minutes of searching! Because of him I did get to sleep indoors that night. Thank you again

  • Thanks again, Steven. I appreciate what you did for me! (2021)

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    I found Steven's listing on theringfinders.com, and immediately texted him to see if he would be able to look for my ring. Steven responded quickly, and was able to immediately go to the beach I was at to search in the target area I had provided. He communicated frequently with me and provided updates throughout the search process. Steven was persistent in his search, and was able to recover my ring for me. He shipped it the next day and provided a copy of the receipt and tracking number. He continued to check in with me throughout the next several days to make sure I had received my ring. Steven went above and beyond in his recovery efforts, and I appreciate everything he did to help me out.

    Thanks again, Steven. I appreciate what you did for me!

    Jesse

  • Steven went above and beyond in his recovery efforts, and I appreciate everything he did to help me out. (2021)

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    I found Steven's listing on theringfinders.com, and immediately texted him to see if he would be able to look for my ring. Steven responded quickly, and was able to immediately go to the beach I was at to search in the target area I had provided. He communicated frequently with me and provided updates throughout the search process. Steven was persistent in his search, and was able to recover my ring for me. He shipped it the next day and provided a copy of the receipt and tracking number. He continued to check in with me throughout the next several days to make sure I had received my ring. Steven went above and beyond in his recovery efforts, and I appreciate everything he did to help me out.

    Thanks again, Steven. I appreciate what you did for me!

    J

  • I'd highly, highly recommend getting in touch with him to help find lost items! (2020)

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    It would be hard to find a more responsive and kind metal detectorist than Steve. I contacted him after losing my husband's wedding ring and, within a day, he was on the job. Not only did he find the ring, but he drove a long way to return it to us! An added special was a lesson in metal detecting that he gave to me and my family on one of our return trips to the beach. In short, I'd highly, highly recommend getting in touch with him to help find lost items!

    -Lauren J.