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

  • 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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  • Triple Ring Set Recovered! (2017)

    I forgot to post this last September, but it’s an aweseome recovery story!  I was called out by a married couple who needed some help searching a sand bar for her lost ring set.  It consisted of three beautiful 14k rings from their engagement, wedding, and anniversary with many sparkly diamonds, and it was her […]

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  • Soccer goalie’s wedding band recovered (2017)

    Last week I received a call from a woman whose husband lost his ring on a soccer field in a park on the far west side of town.  I trundled out early in the morning to avoid the kids, and searched one goal for about 30 minutes, then switched to the other end.   In […]

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  • Men’s wedding band found in Wrightstown, WI (2017)

    I received a call from Michelle a few weeks ago.  She and her husband, Chris, have only been married seven months and he already lost his ring!  The good news is he knew where it happened.  The bad news was it was 12 feet deep in the bottom of their friend’s swimming pond.   We […]

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  • Door county lost rings were quickly recovered (2016)

    Tom Caldie was helping a friend with an art gallery near Fish Creek in Door County, Wisconsin when he received a call from a Milwaukee resident who had been visiting over the weekend.    She brought her two young sons swimming for their first time in a lake, and the experience was saddened by the […]

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