The Ring Finders Blog

Thank you, Tom Watkins!

from New Albany (Pennsylvania, United States)
Contact: 1-570-916-2617

Thank you, Tom Watkins!

My husband was at his cabin and discovered his gold wedding band was missing. He knew it must have come off his finger at some point while working in the woods nearby. He had a rough idea for the radius of where the ring might be. After borrowing a metal detector and looking until dusk, he came home. To say he was upset is an understatement. We had just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary the month before. We had our wedding bands specially made and thought it could never be replaced. He headed out first thing in the morning with a friend and another metal detector. They worked all day. There were heavy rains through the night and the leaves were really coming down, making the search even more difficult. The hunt went on for four days.  I started researching online about special metal detectors and tips for finding lost items. That is how I came across the website for I was surprised to see a ringfinder located within 40 miles of our cabin. What did we have to lose? I sent Tom Watkins an email telling him about our missing ring. Within an hour, I received a reply from Tom saying that he would love to give it a try and looked forward to helping us out. He listed his personal phone number and asked us to call him.  My husband called Tom and they agreed to meet the following morning. Tom’s wife was also along for the hunt. I was at work when I got a call from my husband. As soon as I answered I could tell from his voice that it was good news. They had found his ring in about 1.5 hours – after we had looked for 4 days! I cannot explain the relief and excitement we felt. All night long, we kept looking at the ring and just laughing. We had almost given up hope. Thank you, Tom Watkins!

Lost gold wedding band in Picture Rocks PA………….Found!

from New Albany (Pennsylvania, United States)
Contact: 1-570-916-2617

Kevin contacted me via email about a lost gold wedding band. He had been preparing his hunting cabin for the upcoming hunting season and had lost his wedding ring he had worn for over 40 years. My wife Traci and I Set up a time to meet Kevin the next morning. We met Kevin near the access road up to his cabin. The cabin was about a mile up a four wheel drive access road. Once we arrived at the cabin we unpacked our gear and listened to Kevin’s account of what he was doing before he noticed his ring missing. It was pouring rain as it had been for days. We started out search where he thought it was most likely that the ring came off his hand. Kevin had searched for his ring for 4 days so the area was pretty torn up. After a little over an hour and still no ring, we changed tactics. We started a grid search in the area Kevin hadn’t search and before long we were able to retrieve his ring from the wet grass. Kevin had been watching us anxiously the whole time and the moment that ring came out of the grass he had one of the biggest smiles I have ever seen! That is the best part of what we do. Seeing the joy and relief on our client’s faces never grows old! It did not take long for Kevin to call his wife at work and tell her the good news.


Lost Gold Wedding Band at Pililaau Army Beach…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began when I got a call from Loni from Marysville Washington who said her husband Jake just lost his wedding band on the beach. I was visiting a friend and had my detecting gear with me so I told them I could meet them in about an hour. They were happy to wait and thankfully traffic was perfect going that direction. When I arrived at the Army Recreation Center Jake and his lovely wife Loni were just returning after getting a bite to eat. They walked me down to the beach and noticed some of the area they were in where the ring was lost was now occupied by beachgoers. Jake explained he had his ring on a towel and when he picked it up later he had forgotten about the ring and it disappeared somewhere in the dry sand. I told him I’d hunt the free areas first then if we needed to move people we’d ask politely. Well no luck there so two young ladies under a tent shade asked if they could move their stuff and we could search under the tent shade. After we moved some chairs and beach equipment I got a nice #10 signal on the Equinox and one scoop down there was Jake’s Wedding Band. It was deadcenter under the tent. With smiles on there faces and obvious appreciation I handed Jake his ring. Equinox comes through again. Aloha to Jake & Loni!

Diamond Wedding Ring Lost in School Dumpster in Van Nuys, CA…Happily Found.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, don’t wait, time will work against you, please call as soon as possible. 310-953-5268

I received a call about 9:00 AM from Kathi, she lost her diamond wedding ring the day before, and was wondering if I could help. I asked her how it happened that the ring was lost, and she explained that she was at a school where she worked, and was toweling off her hands after washing them. She believed that the ring inadvertently came off in the paper towels, and were thrown away in the trash. I asked if the containers were still in their place, but she informed me that the janitorial staff had cleaned them all out and put all the trash in the dumpsters. It seemed as if it would be a “needle in the haystack” search, but I told her I would leave immediately.

When I got to the school, I saw that it was a very large one, which had many dumpsters. I then became disheartened. Kathi met me and took me to an office complex in one corner of the school where it was that she worked which had its own dumpster corral. When I looked, there were 4 dumpsters. Under closer inspection, one had green waste, one was empty, and one was just cardboard recyclables; that narrowed the search down to one dumpster which was overflowing with the exact same black plastic bags. I started pulling bags and looking in them for anything that might show it came from an inside container, as most of them had food in them, and looked as if they were from the outside cafeteria. I emptied about half of the dumpster and detected one bag, which was full of foil pull tops from milk containers, every one of them sounding like a gold or platinum ring. Kathi came over and I explained that we needed to try to look in each bag to see if there was something she recognized in order to speed the process, because I would be there all day going through each bag, so we began the looking. All of a sudden she recognized a pamphlet, so we took that bag and emptied it out on the ground, and I began my detecting. Many more foil pull tops, and then all of a sudden after getting a good signal and putting my pin pointer in, I moved a paper towel, and there was her beautiful diamond ring. Kathi had her back to me when I grabbed the ring, I picked it up and held it out to her when she turned, to her total surprise. She told me how her husband worked extra to save for this ring to give her for their 25th anniversary. Funny thing is she had not told him of the loss, she told me she didn’t have the heart to let him know after he had worked so hard for it. Then not 15 minutes after I found the ring as we were standing there talking, the trash truck came in and emptied the dumpster! I told Kathi that we “dodged a bullet” on this one; WOW! So happy to have made her day!


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, and Ventura County.

Ring found in Louisville, KY

from Louisville (Kentucky, United States)
Contact: 1-502-287-2941

Received a call today from a young man who had lost an engagement ring in his neighbors yard.  After a thorough search no ring was found in his neighbors yard but a search of the adjacent yard resulted in a quick find.  Owner was ecstatic.

Diamond stud earring recovered in Arvada, CO yard

from Denver (Colorado, United States)

Lisa was out doing yard work in their back yard when one of her prized diamond stud earrings went missing. She spent several hours out searching for her earring over the next few days. She even went to a local rent-all store to rent a metal detector to search for the earring. When they tried the mate earring prior to renting the machine they discovered that a rental machine would not even pick up such a small target. Lisa then contacted another person in an attempt to get a search for the earring, that person showed no interest in trying the search. She then called me, though I was away on vacation and out of cell service. When I finally received the voicemail I called Lisa back and we set up a date for me to come and see if my machines would even pick up the mate earring.

Upon my arrival Lisa lead me to the back yard and told me of what she was doing when the earring went missing. We then tried one of my machines that I had brought along for the search, there was no signal from the mate earring. I made a few adjustments and was then able to hear the earring so we at least stood a chance of finding the missing earring though it was a long shot. I began my search in the area that Lisa was sure the earring was lost in, no luck. I expanded my search area and after 45 minutes I had found the earring back diagonally across the yard from the original search area. The earring was found about a foot and a half away from the back. To say that I was surprised at finding the earring would be a understatement. Lisa was so excited to have her earring set compete again.

Earring recovered 12-15-2018

Lost Gold Heirloom Wedding Band at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began when I received an early morning email on Thursday stating, “I lost my ring on KMCBH can you help?” I responded and Mike from Kailua Hawaii told me the previous day he was fishing on the beach and at some point his ring was lost. He wasn’t sure exactly where but wanted me to search the areas he was in while fishing. We agreed to meet on my lunch break and we met at Mike’s house. Special gate passes are required and Mike’s was still valid so he drove us to the beach. We did a short scan of the parking area then proceeded down to the beach. It was about a 100 yard walk down the beach to the fishing area and I detected along the way. When we got to the spot Mike drew a box around the entire area he was in. I decided to work the dry area first parallel to the waters edge. I just completed the first leg of the grid and in the line Mike drew in the sand I got a nice low tone on the Excalibur. One scoop down and there in my scoop was Mike’s heirloom ring. Mike was overcome with joy that the ring was found and so quickly. He wasn’t even sure it was on the beach. Mike was so releived that he wouldn’t have to tell his mother he had lost his Father’s ring. She was coming to Hawaii soon for Christmas. Awesome I was able to help Mike who is a retired Navy veteran like myself. Veterans we stick together. Aloha to Mike!

Lost engagement ring found at Tybee Island, Georgia

from Savannah (Georgia, United States)
Contact: 912-577-7227

I got a message from Kristi saying she lost her ring at Tybee Beach. Kristi and Andy were walking near the water and her ring slipped off in ankle deep water at low tide. The next day I was going to Virginia on a week long digging trip, and didn’t have time to go look for her ring. After returning from Virginia, the very next morning I went to Tybee to search for her ring, and found it in the surf. Messaged Kristi and Andy with the good news. They were excited and drove all the way from Ohio to Savannah Georgia to pick it up. Kristi is a school teacher in Ohio. Her students made thank you cards that she delivered to me in person. Those cards really mean a lot to me. I love this hobby and helping people when I can. Kristi and Andy are two beautiful people, and I’m glad I could help them out. I wish the best for both of them as a couple.

Gold wedding band lost in Florida, Ft. Myers tall grass – Found!

from Marco Island (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-239-500-7464

Received a call from a gentleman in Ft. Myers (12/8/2018) who reported having recently lost his gold wedding band while washing his dogs in the garden.  The soapy water had allowed the ring to slip off his finger.  For those of you unfamiliar with Florida grass, its “thick”, very thick.  I arrived to find a small 6′ – 8′ circular enclosure that had been staked off to mark the location, limit traffic, and prevent mowing, etc.  A quick search of this area with the Minelab CTX3030 running a 17″ coil revealed nothing, at which point the search area was expanded.  Within seconds, the audible signal of gold rang true.  With the assistance of a pin-pointer, the ring finally became visible having already worked its way through the thatch all the way to the dirt.  Well, pictures speak volumes and are often better than a thousand words, so let these and the smiles evidence the relief and happiness within…Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas to you all!

If you’ve lost something metal, I’ll find it – call Mark (239)500-RING.

Florida “thick gras”

Happy customer – Steve

Lost wedding ring FOUND in Jamison, PA

from Reading (Pennsylvania, United States)
Contact: 1-610-207-8677

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Brian called me and stated he lost his wedding ring while helping his mom cut back bushes and cleaning up leaves in her flower beds. While driving to church later in the day, he realized he did not have his ring on his hand. After returning to his moms house, they made a visual search of the yard as well as searching through approx. 10 large garbage bags of leaves and brush, but with no luck. After Brian’s call to me, I made arrangements to search the yard and after approx. 20 min. searching with my Garrett ATPro, I got a strong target signal of 61. As I moved the coil away, I saw the ring in the grass. Brian and his mom were watching from the house and ran outside when they saw my excitement.  Brian immediately took a photo of the ring on his finger and sent it to his wife.

I was so glad to make their day and return his ring before the holidays.