Tom Caldie

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis. That means you pay what it is worth to you and what you can afford to have me find your lost ring.

I charge a callout fee. If the ring is not found, this covers my fuel expenses. We can discuss this when you call.

Search Types

Beaches, lakes, yards, parks, fields, homesteads. I have waterproof metal detectors and can search up to 5 feet of water. If you lost your ring in the snow call me ASAP. I will refer you to a certified diver for deep water searches.

Search Locations

Wisconsin, Northern Michigan, also Worldwide... Contact me if you are outside my area to discuss travel.

Tom Caldie's Bio

I am a semi-retired college professor who has a passion for metal detecting that I have turned into a full-time hobby.

I own a metal detecting equipment distribution business if you would like to become a detectorist and look for your lost items on your own! (Warning: It is fun, and possibly addicting!)

I have found hundreds of rings and other treasured items over a 15-year period, and have references who will vouch for my trustworthiness.

If you feel there is hidden treasure on your property and you would like to discuss a search, please give me a call.

I look forward to helping you recover what is very special to you!

Tom Caldie - Recent Blog Post

  • Irreplaceable wedding ring set recovered! (2018)

    Shortly after the Memorial Day weekend, I received an email from Faye asking if I could possibly find her wedding ring.  She had attended a picnic at her boss’s home and lost the ring there.     We set up a date for June 7th after work, and I drove to about 45 miles to the […]

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  • Grandmother’s Silver Ring lost in the wilderness last summer, recovered! (2018)

    On March 21st, I received an email from a person named Kate, who had lost a vintage silver ring last summer while wilderness camping near the two-hearted river in Upper Michigan. It was her grandmother’s ring, and her fiance had been wearing it on a chain around his neck for seven years. They planned on […]

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  • Memorial Weekend Ring Recovery in Record Time (2018)

    On Saturday, May 26th, 2018, Brad contacted me to say he had lost his wedding band at a popular sandbar while throwing a football with his family.   He called a friend who metal detects, who lived too far away to drive, but recommended me.   I tried to find someone who would be at the lake, […]

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  • Wedding band lost in snow at Christmas time, finally found after late thaw (2018)

    Dan’s gold wedding band has been on his finger since 1969.    He lost it while setting out a Christmas scene in his yard last December.  Snow and cold, not to mention a late April blizzard made searching impossible, but Dan waited until the thaw.   Finally, on April 29th, I received an email asking me […]

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  • Man’s wedding band recovered (2017)

    I received a call this morning from Brian D. who had just finished spreading a bale of straw on his lawn and could not find his wedding band.   He figured it must have slipped off during the yard work.  I was out with my wife at the Parallel 44 Winery picking up our membership […]

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