The Ring Finders Blog

Mother’s Ring Lost During Surf City Fishing Trip Found And Returned

  • from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)

Lori & Herb were fishing in a favorite location on the Surf City beach.  This place was extra special to Lori as she had placed a few of her mother’s ashes in this location last year on her mother’s birthday July 13th.  Her mother had plans to visit Surf City but unfortunately, due to her health wasn’t able to travel to this very nice town.  Lori had always loved her mother’s ring growing up and when her mother passed away, Lori informed me it was the only item she wanted to hold onto as a keepsake of her mother and her parents 54 years of marriage.

While fishing the coastline just before sunset, Lori had went down to the water’s edge to wash her hands after baiting a hook.  The surf came in and her mother’s cherished ring slid off and buried into the sand.  Lori frantically tried to dig it back out of the beach sand.  Herb advised her it may not be a good idea as the movement could cause it to sink more or even be tossed to another location.  Herb followed a local Metal Detecting group on social media and immediately posted a plea for help.  My friend Justin saw this post just a couple of minutes afterwards and informed me to contact Herb ASAP.  Herb was amazed at how fast we contacted him and both Justin and I headed in their direction.  Fortunately, the tide was going out, so I knew we’d find the ring in the wet sand.  Upon arrival, Herb & Lori wisely marked the area with a glow in the dark stick since the sun had already set.  We began a search and my 1st target was a solid 12-07 on my Minelab CTX-3030.  One scoop into the sand and my Garrett Pro-Pointer AT sounded off on a golf ball size clump of sand. It was then, I noticed the white gold peeking out.  I grabbed the whole piece and placed into Lori’s hands.  She didn’t seem to believe what she was seeing as her mother’s ring was once more back in her possession.  Lori’s was filled with emotion and relief!  We had a very enjoyable conversation afterwards an as it was getting late, we parted ways.  I hope to see them on the beach again soon.

Ring Lost In Owasso, Oklahoma Found ?

  • from Broken Arrow (Oklahoma, United States)
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Reciced a call about a Lost wedding ring at work mid week… I talked with Nathan bout what had happened…… He said he was working on his daughters swing set group making it even….  He said at some point he looked on his hand  and his ring was gone…. He said it must have slipped off while doing the dirt work on the swing set…. I immediately started searching ( thinking it was gonna be a very short search nope it wasn’t)…. I asked Nathan what  is the probability it was in the small area he was working in he said 99.9 percent… I asked him what he was wearing while working he said a pair of shorts… Nathan went and looked in the shorts he didn’t find it.”….  I said ok let’s go….. unfortunately while I searching Nathan had to return to work…. Nathan’s wife came outside and I started to chat with her…. About about an hour and a half  said to Nathan’s wife I’m pretty sure it wasn’t here in the back yard as the back yard was small…. I was covering the dirt pile and asked his wife what he was wearing she said a pair of shorts….. I told her I asked him the same question… I asked her to go search his shorts again she said ok…. Im looking around again and I hear from the side of the house…. Nathan’s wife came around on the side and said I found it… I said no way…. She looked again in his shorts and there it was…. I texted Nathan and showed him my ring he said no that’s not it but that it was a good find …. So five minutes later I texted him his ring and he said yup that’s my ring…. He had lost it the previous day….. thank you Nathan for getting ahold of me so soon…….

Lost Apple Watch Scuba dive recovery Minnesota

  • from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)

A young lady was jumping off a high dive platform at a local swimming beach. The pressure of hitting the water unsnapped her Apple watch that her grandfather gave to her. She was truly devastated at the loss and thought it was gone forever. Her boyfriend looked for help online and found theringfinders.com  – He called me, and I set up a day to scuba and detect for the lost watch. It was found in approx. 20 feet of water and though low on battery power, the watch was still working perfectly.

Congrats and glad I could help!!!

Darrin

 

Lost Rose & White Gold Wedding Band at Sherwood’s Beach…FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began when I got a text Tuesday from Kendra whose husband Nick lost his White & Rose Gold Wedding Band at Sherwood Beach along the shore break on Monday. Nick and Kendra live on Hickam AFB and while spending the day at Sherwood’s, Nick’s Wedding Ring flew off when he was throwing a football. When I checked the surf report besides uncooperating surface and a jellyfish invasion kept me away until this Friday morning. Kendra and I agreed to meet Friday morning low tide 6:45 at the gate to the beach park. Her husband Nick was meeting with his Commander so he couldn’t attend. Kendra brought two friends that were there the day of the loss to help show me the location. We walked down to the beach and they showed me the area. The tide was very low so I decided to quickly search parallel to the shoreline in hopes of getting lucky. Nope! That didn’t happen only two dimes. I started on the left side of the grid and on about the sixth leg I got a blaring #16 on the Nox and on the second scoop there was Nick’s ring glistening in the morning sunlight. I walked back to the car where Kendra & friends were waiting. I yelled over, Got it! Just let me wash off and I’ll bring it over. Everyone who detects the East Shore knows how lucky after 5 days of surf that I was able to find Nick’s ring. Kendra is planning a special reunion with Nick and his ring. Can’t wait to see a pic of that! Aloha to Kendra & Nick!

Fathers Gold Ring Lost – and Found.

  • from Paihia (New Zealand)

Last week, Mike was clearing out some perishables prior to heading away for a few days, throwing the bread from his deck out to the feeding frenzy of seagulls on his front lawn.
Afterwards he noticed his irreplacable gold and pounamu (Maori: NZ Jade) ring handed down from his father was missing from his finger.
A search of the lawn failed to locate it, so he turned to me for help.
Mike had to start his journey south, so he sent me the address of his property and I would travel up after work that afternoon.
On arrival, I was met with a very short and well manicured lawn – Nowhere for a large ring to hide, although rings can settle in unusual orientations, or bounce and tuck themselves under vegetation to break up the typical ‘ring’ shape that the brain doesn’t register when visually searching.
I quickly cleared the likely area where it may have landed on the lawn then started to work outwards – garden edges, against the fence and in amongst the shubs.
My concern was that a seagull may have picked it up with, or instead of bread only to drop it in a random direction and distance.
I had just about cleared the entire area in front of the house when I picked up a strong signal beside the gate at the entrance, and there it was.
Another couple of feet and it would have been on the public grass verge outside the property, another few yards and it would have been on the road…
It seems the seagull theory may indeed have been correct!
I texted Mike the good news that his ring was now safe and secure, he replied that he would collect it on his return.

I had about 30 minutes of light left so headed to the local beach where I have a couple of outstanding historical losses. Unfortunately I have many people who only learnt of my service months or even years after their loss of a precious item of jewellery on the local beaches. Whilst most are not viable for an immediate search effort, they all get added to my ‘Black Book’, and any time I am in the area I try to commit some time to searching for these. In the dynamic marine environment this is definitely a waiting game until sand and tides conspire to put the ring or necklace within range of the coil. This has taken up to 5 years for one particular ring, 3 years for another… Unfortunately sometimes they may also be found and ‘collected’ by a non ringfinder metal detectorist and added to a private collection of ‘treasure’.

The sand was silent on this occasion, although a few dozen pieces of metallic litter were removed from the environment (can pulltabs, corroded cans, bottle caps, fish hooks and an old fishing knife…Any litter found is always removed, primarily to improve the environment, but also to enhance current and future search efforts).
I was privileged though to be able to view some awesome transient ta moko sand art by an unknown and very talented artist, already partially lost to the stream flowing over the beach by the time I encountered it. It was still pleasing to see that people were consciously walking around, rather than over the design.

A week later I caught up with Mike as he made his way home. During a poorly timed torrential downpour, it was a very swift handover but I managed to get a quick photo for my collection of folks I’ve reunited with their lost taonga (Maori: treasure).

Vancouver Metal Detecting Service

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Vancouver Ring Finder Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

 

I received a text message early yesterday morning in regards to a half of a gold Cartier love bracelet that was lost somewhere on Karen’s property. The young lady I went to meet told me the story that she had no idea where she lost her bracelet, it wasn’t until her housekeeper found half of Karen’s bracelet in the garden. That’s when she remembered working in the garden all day in the front and the back, the chances are the bracelet will be close to where the other one was found but we also knew it was possible it could’ve got caught up in the sleeve of her jacket and walked away to another location.

Karen wasn’t there to show me the area but her housekeeper came out and showed me exactly where she found the half of the Cartier bracelet. In my mind I thought this would be a very quick search and recovery, unfortunately it was quite the opposite. After spending several hours in the front garden area I move my search to the backyard, Karen came home and we met while I was in the backyard and she show me all the areas to search. We talked a bit more about the day she was in the yard and the possibilities of where it could be and it wasn’t till halfway through the day I realized the bracelet had been missing for over a month.

I was under the assumption it was lost only a day or two ago that made me think a bit more out of the box and you’ll see why later. After exhausting the backyard I moved back to the front yard and found a green bin full of yard trimming that was from the housekeeper the day she found the bracelet. I felt confident I was going to find the bracelet in this bin, unfortunately no such luck. Getting close to 7 hours and on my hands and knees in the garden, pulling out the recently planted plants and checking underneath in case the bracelet had fallen into the hole, this took a very long time with a lot of nails being found.

Knowing I’ve done everything I could in the garden the last thing that needed to be done was the front yard and after Karen showed me she crossed the yard to the fence and walked along the fence line I knew I had to search the whole yard. My thought process was I would see it before I even went over it with my detector because their lawn was so perfect, short grass and easy to see if something had fallen in between the blades of the grass.

I started my grid in front of the area where the other one was found but on the grass and within a minute I got a great signal and looked down but did not see the bracelet, I move the grass and moved a bit of the dirt and I saw the beautiful gold colour of her amazing Cartier bracelet. I got to tell you I was so happy to be able to find it for her, and now to surprise her, I got to meet her son who is a great young man her husband early in the morning who was working out and the housekeeper everybody was so kind and so nice and everybody was so excited to see that bracelet back where it belonged!

What I learned about this search was the fact it was lost a month ago, we had a horrible spring with lots of rain which does make sense that it was stepped on and completely buried out of sight. My lesson do not assume you’re going to see it, in actual fact it was out of sight.

 

 

 

 

Vancouver Ring Finder Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

 

Wedding Rings Lost While Running, Recovered In Beavercreek, OH

  • from Cincinnati (Ohio, United States)

I received a text from a young lady who had lost her wedding set while running along some of the most excellent hike/bike trails in Beavercreek, Ohio.

Unfortunately she only just learned of the Ring Finders and she had lost her rings in May, and so they had been missing for over three weeks when she called.

“I was out for a run and lost my wedding rings near the end of May. I called my insurance agent who informed me “I didn’t have the rider/floater for MISPLACED rings, only for robberies and being destroyed in a disaster like a house fire” I couldn’t even make a claim. I cried. I posted for people to be on the lookout for my rings, I searched and searched the path I had been running, with no luck. Weeks later, I found The Ring Finders website and contacted Doug who searched for my ring for about 4.5 Hours! He found it and called me and I cried even more. I am so thankful for him! 💍”

It was a tough search, but had I started where she said she had first noticed the ring had gone missing, I believe I might have found it in 15 minutes… Not knowing what had happened, I decided to start where she last remembered the ring still being in her pocket and I searched the path up and back to where she first noticed hers rings had gone missing. Almost back to the spot where we had started searching, with less than about 100 yards to go, I heard the sound I had been hoping for. I sent her a picture and when we spoke, I said “What about that”.

It was getting late, the shadows were long, and when we spoke she said she could not believe that I was still hunting.

We were both very happy!

Two Gold and Diamond Rings and one Silver Ring with Precious Stones Lost in the Sand at Santa Monica Beach…Found and Joyfully Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

Steve’s Emergency Metal Detecting Service For You if you lost a ring or something precious to you. Please don’t wait until tomorrow, time will work against you, please CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, CALL NOW! 310-953-5268

We had just finished dinner, and were relaxing for the evening about 8:00 PM when Lisa called about 3 rings she had lost earlier in the day. She was wondering if I would be available the next day to help her find them in the sand at the beach. I could not let her wait, and encouraged a search that same night knowing that too much time elapsed, and too many variables (County beach cleaners, and other people metal detecting) could lead to not being able to find them. I asked if she could meet me down at the beach in about an hour, and I would do a search for her. She agreed, and I was on my way.

I met Lisa and her husband on the bike path, and we trudged out across the expanse of sand in the darkness. It was difficult for Lisa and her husband to find the exact spot using phone lights because there was nothing left to mark the area, but they knew the general area, and I knew that a meticulous grid and patience would eventually end up with success. So I began my search. I worked a little outside of the area, and moved in towards the suspected spot. Then one of the rings, the light silver one was spotted on the surface, and I went in to find the other two. Within a couple of minutes, at about 10:00 PM Lisa had all of her rings back, and was assured of a good night’s sleep. What a joy to bring this kind of joy to others.

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, call as soon as possible! I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, Southern California, and Ventura County.

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Lost Car Keys in Downtown Moose Jaw

  • from Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan, Canada)

I received a Call from Deborah she had lost here rental car key in the grass after parking her car and going for lunch. I told her I would meet her. I was a very small area of lawn so I setup and searched the area with no luck finding the Key. I asked Deborah if she check the police department, and she said no that she didn’t think about it.

On my drive home after, I happen to drive by the police department. I stop and ask if they had any keys turn in the reception desk showed the keys they had and one was a single key that looked like a rental key with an id tag. I took picture of the key and sent it to Deborah and called her she confirmed the key was match. I agreed to meet her at the Toyota dealership to return the key to her.

Gold and Diamond Ring Set Lost in the Sand at Huntington Beach…Found and Joyfully Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

Steve’s Emergency Metal Detecting Service For You if you lost a ring or something precious to you. Please don’t wait until tomorrow, time will work against you, please CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, CALL NOW! 310-953-5268

Maria contacted me concerning the loss of her engagement and wedding rings. She had given them to her daughter for her marriage, and she went to the beach a few days after. Her daughter had put the rings in her shorts for “safe keeping”, but at the end of the day, they were gone. Maria and her family spent hours trying to find the set, but were unable to. She contacted me the day after, which gave me a bit of reservation when talking about a recovery knowing that this beach is not only cleaned by machines on a daily basis, but also heavily metal detected. She would not be able to meet me there, but told me where the loss occurred, and sent a video showing the area. I was on my way.

When I got to the area, the first thing I noticed was that the machines had not gone through in the morning which increased my hope, and I sent this information to Maria. I needed a bit more clarification on the location, and we sent text back and forth until I felt I knew where to start searching. I began a meticulous grid making sure to cover all the sand in the area. I was getting no signals which I was expecting maybe from bottle caps or tin foil. Then on one pass, a good solid signal in the head phones. I dug, and there they were, still together as one in all their splendor. I sent her a text about the recovery, and offered to drive them to her at her job. Needless to say Maria was overjoyed. love those smiles,

Maria sent the following testimonial:

My daughter lost her wedding rings at Huntington Beach Monday night. We dug for over 4 hours with no luck. We ended up going home long after the sun had gone down, defeated, sore from digging and crying. As I was about to sleep, I Googled “what to do when you lose your ring at the beach” and I came across the RingFinders website. At first I was going to dismiss the option because the initial testimonials were from North Carolina/east coast area, but I did eventually see there were services in Southern California. I decided to call in the morning (now I know to call ASAP, meaning *immediately* even if it’s 11 p.m.). I texted Mr. Smith the next (mid) morning and after some who/what/when/where questions and info, he was on the hunt for the rings. I honestly was not optimistic because there were 4 of us looking for over 4 hours, digging digging digging with zero luck, but I just had to try because the rings have such deep sentimental value. The rings were my engagement/wedding rings from my husband who passed away in 2016, and I had just recently resized them for my daughter. My daughter and son-in-law (who is a Marine) decided to have a quick civil ceremony due to his military schedule not being amenable to planning the wedding they want anytime in the near future. I offered them my wedding rings for the civil ceremony since my daughter would inherit them eventually anyway. They had just gotten married the Friday before. 11 minutes. Upon arriving at the lifeguard station where the rings were last seen, Mr. Smith found the rings in 11 minutes. I can’t begin to put into words all the motions that engulfed me as soon as I saw the text: “I found your rings” with the subsequent pictures of the actual rings in the sand. BLESS YOU and the work you do, Steve Smith. Not many people know about this site, but they will now! I’m telling anyone and everyone this story and about this service!

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, call as soon as possible! I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, Southern California, and Ventura County.

CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, CALL NOW! 310-953-5268