Heather had lost her wedding ring while at a day camp near the St. Criox river. She works with children who are dealing with epilepsy. While watching the kids play a game, she removed her wedding ring to apply suntan lotion. That’s the last time she can remember having her ring. She was telling a friend about her situation, luckily her friend had heard of the ring finders web site from a post on face-book. Heather brought up “theringfinders” and called me for help. I met her at the camp site and we discussed a plan of action for the search. It only took about 2 minutes and the ring was back on her finger 🙂 – So glad I could help you out Heather, and thank you for your work with the kids!
Tropical storm cindy recovery:
I got a call about a ring lost on the beach, I told them I could be there in the afternoon, but he said he would get back to me that he rented a metal detector and was going to try and find it himself. I said that’s fine just keep us in mind if you can’t find it. I hadn’t heard back from him in a couple of days so I thought I would text him and see what happened, he said he didn’t find it and asked if I could still come out, I said of course, I hate to see anyone go home with out there lost item.
They took me to the approximate area (which had 2 volleyball courts, I new I had to start there!) I started my grid search, the beach was pretty clean and once again, the first signal I got was it! (I’m starting to think I might be a little psychic! Lol, ya right!)
Thanks guys for the great reward!!
RJ the Ringer Finder
Jewelry Recovery Specialist
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Kevin called me last night to inquire about my metal detecting service after finding me on TheRingFinders website.
His daughter was at the Emerald Bay in Laguna Beach, CA. searching for her wedding ring as we spoke. He said he would call in the morning if she didn’t find it. I was ready to leave right now because I knew she was waisting her time.
I did get the call the next morning setting up a place to meet. The location was five miles from my home, nice for me. Kevin told me that his daughter thought she removed the ring from her finger to apply sunscreen to her husband. ( #1 cause of rings lost on beaches .. IMO )
It was an easy search because Kevin was able to get me to the exact location and there was a ring to be found. Kevin stayed about 30 yards away to give me space to do my thing. He said he saw me hesitate for a second before scooping up the ring. He was so excited to take a picture of the ring sending it to his daughter right away.
I didn’t know till after the find that they were not sure that this was where she lost the ring. They only believed it was possibly there after checking photos taken during the day.
I received a call from Rick about his wife’s wedding and engagement rings lost while she was trying to fix a flat tire on a garden tractor. I was able to go out this morning even though it was raining. I was able to get the complete story about how the ring was lost. Ricks wife was taking off the front tire of the tractor because it was flat and needed repaired, so trying to protect her rings from being scratched or damaged she gave her son Jr the rings to put in his pocket for a short time till the work was completed. After jr and his mom went inside, jr went back outside to catch fireflies in the neighbors yard, and was called in later by his mother to get her rings back, only 2 problems, jr’s pocket had a ring size hole in it,and no rings in it. I search the suspected areas where they thought the rings where and found nothing, so I moved into the neighbors side yard and found the first outer band in some tall grass . I searched for another 30 minutes or so with the smaller second ring still not being found. To tell the truth I almost gave up because I believed it to be inside the house, but I wanted to give the side yard one more shot and at the 3ft from the neighbors gate I got that low signal of foil and saw the glint of gold and knew right away I found the smaller inside ring. I was able to return both rings.
Ricks wife went on to tell me that several years ago her rings where stolen from the NICU unit at our local hospital and pawned. After the Greenville police investigated they tracked down the thief and was able to recover both rings at a pawnshop. A great recovery by the Greenville police department.
If you have lost something very important to you give your local ringfinder a call.
Yesterday I got a call that was a little outside the box. $45,000 4 ct ring lost in the house. This young lady tells me, my mom Always puts her rings in same place but we cant find them. They have a new care taker for grandma and they were now questioning her. I said I would be glad to come by and see if I could help.
After an hour of searching couch, under everything I came to ; No disrespect ment here, but I believe they are Right where you put them.
I called the daughter at work and let her know my feeling on this loss. Fast Forward 6 hrs later yesterday eve.
I get a call from the Mom saying, you were right.
I put them in the car when we went for a beach walk but didnt remember taking them.
We dont Always find them, but we help people know where they
Late in the afternoon Zach called, his girlfriend had lost two silver rings in the sand. She did the sunscreen trick. Take the rings off to put them on the towel while applying sunscreen. Then forgetting to put them on. I believe that there is something in sunscreen that makes people forget to pick up their rings. This is probably the number one ring loss story on our beaches.
I asked where he was and if he could meet me there at lifeguard tower 32 in Newport Beach. No use talking on the phone when I could be there in 15 minutes. We met where he had the area well marked. A few swings with my XP Deus and both rings showed up in my sand scoop. Zach said he waisted a couple hours trying to be the hero that found the rings. He was the guy that found TheRingFinders website and called me. Took a few photos then headed home to surprise Paige by returning her rings.
These short searches are nice, especially after having two other searches this week that were more than five hours each without success. We can’t find them if they aren’t there. It kind of averages out. I like to call it like winning the lottery. Our odds of finding a lost ring are better than the lottery but you have to try. Plus sometimes you can help by eliminating an area so the person can search other locations.
Yesterday afternoon i received a referral call through Ronnie DeGhetto, Owner of Gold Digger Detectors in Raritan NJ for a lost watch. I then spoke to Mark, The owner of the Tag Heuer watch valued at 2k Which he had dropped in the sand while him and his wife were packing up for the day. After digging around trying to find it with no luck he decided to seek out some help. He found Ronnie’s info doing a web search who then gave him my number. I made arrangements to meet him out on the beach later that night. Within 20 Minutes of searching Mark had his watch back in his hands! A 10 year anniversary gift from his wife. Another happy return!
We got a desperate call from a woman whose church group had helped organize a concert here on the Big Island – and one of the church’s parishioners had lent his car to the concert’s head performer.
The performer had a few hours to kill before his first concert so went to one of our local beaches. As he went back to get ready for his first performance, he suddenly realized his key – and the only key to the car – had been lost in the sand.
He looked for the lost key and finally had to ask to be picked up or miss the concert!
Some of the church members went to the beach the next morning to search for the key with rakes, carefully combing the sand in the area the musician had been.
After three hours they looked online and we got the call – and went immediately to the beach to join them in the hunt.
The site where the key was lost was quite small and had been scoured with rake marks. I searched the area for about 15 minutes with my Excalibur II metal detector, finding wire, fishing weights – and then hit a big target in the sand.
The car key materialized in my scoop as the sand strained out of it.
A key is such a small thing, but finding it saved the congregation from having to hire a tow truck to come to this remote spot and re-key the ignition.
We were happy to help – and remembered that sometimes the most valuable things are often what seem of least value – until they’re not!