The Ring Finders Blog

Ring Lost Kayaking Rapids In South West Ohio – Recovered!

from Cincinnati (Ohio, United States)
Contact: 513-312-0341

I received this email late on a Monday afternoon while I was getting ready to do some dry land detecting so this call out was well timed. I drove trough a torrential, pop-up thunderstorm getting to the search site and though more storms were forecast that evening and we could hear thunder nearby while we searched, there was no more rain which was additional evidence of our good fortune.

Here’s the rest of the story: “After kayaking for most of the day with my sons on the Little Miami River, we were enjoying hot wings when I noticed my wedding ring was gone. I was absolutely devastated. My wife and I have been married for 25 years and we had had the ring custom designed way back then. I never thought I would see it again and I knew there was no way to get another one like it. A couple days later I had the thought about using a metal detector to search for it since there was only one place I suspected it would be would’ve fallen off, which was where I had flipped the kayak over once in some rough water. While searching the Internet for the possibility of renting a waterproof metal detector, I came across the ring finders site and found Doug was near me. I sent him an email and literally less than one minute after clicking send my phone rang and he was there suggesting that we go down to the river that very evening. There was no easy access to the part of the river I had flipped the kayak. So we had to climb down hills and through brush to get to it and then wade across thigh deep water that was running fast enough to wash us off our feet. Thankfully we made it across into the small side rapids where I had flipped the kayak. I only knew approximately where I had flipped it but Doug waded right in and went up and down that section of river until he found it in about an hour. It felt like a complete miracle. Thank you Doug so much for your dedication to this truly awesome cause.”

We were blessed in many ways to have been able to recover this ring and I was happy to help!

Lost Gold Hawaiian Ring at Hanohano Hale Beach…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began when I got a text Saturday from Nicole who lives on Oahu and lost her Hawaiian Heritage ring at Hanohano Hale Beach in Punaluu. While swimming with some friends at the beach as she exited the water a rather large wave crashed into her near the shoreline and her ring came off. She reached for the ring but it disappeared in the surf. She fruitlessly searched for awhile and finally giving up as the waves were pounding the shore. We talked on the phone as I reviewed the surf report and agreed Thursday would be the best day to hunt as the tide would be low in the morning and the surf would be much less then when she lost the ring. I arrived Thursday morning and waited for Nicole to arrive and show me where the ring came off. Thankfully, this area has a barrier reef before the shoreline so I expected the ring to be very near where it was dropped. I started my grid search in about waist deep water and worked towards shore. I noticed a few Portuguese Man-O-Wars in the sand so I was keeping my guard up so not to entangle myself in any tentacles in the water. I completed the search area and didn’t find Nicole’s sentimental ring. We discussed some other details and I decided to do a grid perpendicular to the shoreline. On the third leg I got a screaming target on my Excalibur and after two deep scoops there was Nicole’s ring in the scoop. I yelled ashore to her that I got it and she met me on the water’s edge to look in the scoop. I saw a tremendous smile come over her face and I knew it was the one. Besides a generous reward Nicole gave me a wonderful decanter of Kohana Rum Barrel Aged Hawaiian Honey which I will put in my coffee each morning until its gone. What a great way to start my day and lift our spirits during this pandemic. Aloha to Nicole!

Lost Gold Ring in the Ocean at Crystal Cove State Beach, CA. .. Found and Returned by RingFinder Service

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136

















“I FIND JEWELRY “ Call Now if You Need My Help … Stan  949-500-2136


*** Dave and his wife were at Crystal Cove State Beach which is in Newport Beach, CA. His wife lost an hierloom gold ring playing in waist deep surf. He contacted me by text asking for help. I was able to get the location of the loss using text photos as Dave could not meet me at the location.

The first attempt was the day after the loss. It was a “no find” because the tide wasn’t low enough to allow me to get far out. The minus low tides were happening at early am hours and the main park is closed at 10pm. Conditions of the sand looked favorable but I would have to wait 4 days for the best tides. I had to walk in almost 2 miles at 1:30am.

It was a very dark night with no moon but I had a feeling that if the ring was still there, I had a good chance to find it. This was going to be a one time search. Can’t hike in two miles very many times. Anyway, I did a 45 minute grid search and the ring showed up 30’ to 40ft. outside the search zone only about 4 inches deep. 

Dave met me the next day where I was able to give him the ring. He had not told his wife, so he was going to surprise her that evening.  As always, it was a pleasure to help Dave and his wife to find a sentimental keepsake like this awesome gold ring that spent 4 days hiding under the sand in the Pacific Ocean.


“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ Call Now, I can answer any questions about finding your lost valuable .. Stan .. 949-500-2136

The Sand Versus Wedding Band

from Sunset Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-714-944-0555

Call Surf City Ring Finder 714-944-0555

Brennon called me and asked if I could help find his wife Casssie’s wedding band. Cassie took off her engagement ring and wedding band and placed them on her sweater when she went into the water at the beach.

It wasn’t until they got home she realized she lost her rings. They headed back to the beach and with the help of others they found the engagement ring but couldn’t find the wedding band.

When I arrived it only took me a few minutes and I found Cassies ring. They were very thankful for the ring finder service.

Surf city ring finder – Huntington Beach – Bolsa Chica – Sunset Beach


Lost Diamond wedding ring found in Traverse City, Michigan at Bryant park with a metal detector

from Traverse City (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-231-499-7526

I received a very nice polite call from Swapana asking if she could hire me to find her Platinum Wedding ring. I said sure and told her I could be at her location in about 1/2 hour.

I got to the location and her husband Brent met me in the parking lot. We went over the details while walking to the area they were set up at on the beach. They are in Traverse City for a family vacation and were enjoying the day at the beach. The kids were digging holes and having fun in the water. Swapana noticed her ring was missing. They spent time sifting through the sand with there fingers and had other people on the beach helping. They had no luck finding the ring. One of the neighbors on the beach recommended doing a google search on someone with a metal detector to come find the ring.

I got the search area was 8 feet wide by 8 feet long. She also walked to the car a couple times. I asked Swapana to move the metal chairs back a couple feet so they don’t mess with the detector. She replied they already did. So that told me to search a little closer toward the water. I started searching for about 30 seconds and got a good signal and the red dot on the Ctx3030. The numbers were right on the pull tab range. I knew by the tone it was her ring and not a pull tab. I bent down and stuck my fingers in the sand and pulled the ring out. Swapana was just finishing moving the two chairs and was turning to look back toward me and I handed her the ring. She stood there for about 10 second and could not talk in disbelief. Then I heard oh Shoot(not the word she used) he found it already. Her two boys walked up and were disappointed they did not get to see it. I told them if I found the ring to fast, I will close my eyes and they can throw it and I’ll find it again. The two boys though that was a great idea. Swapana was having no part of that and was hesitant to give me the ring back to do my close up picture.  I was happy to save the vacation for Swapana and her family.

Lost wedding ring on Walmer beach

from Kent (England, United Kingdom)
Contact: 07305 146736

I was contacted yesterday by Lee via ring who had lost his white gold wedding ring whilst playing in the sea 0n Walmer beach with his children a couple of days ago .
We arranged to meet in the car park this morning, and Lee showed me the location of the loss , he was very concerned that due to the very steep shingle bank around the area that recovery would be nigh on impossible , the tide was going out , and at the time only 2 or 3 meters of wet shingle from the high tide mark were clear of water , I gridded out the area and after about 10 minutes of searching my Equinox 800 hit on a target reading 20-22 , one sand scoop later and there was a nice silvery coloured ring showing on the shingle, Lee was amazed his precious wedding band had been recovered so easily and quickly from such a steep shingle bank , he recalled that the very strong current had pulled him down the bank and he had to thrust his hands into the shingle to stop himself being dragged into deeper water , this was the very moment Lee realised his wedding ring had been pulled from his finger .

Another person reunited with their lost wedding ring all thanks to ring web site

Lost wedding ring, Lake Montclair, Dumfries VA…FOUND!

from Fairfax (Virginia, United States)
Contact: 1-703-598-1435

Rob Ellis: Metal Detector Expert…Call or text 703-598-1435

August 13, 2020: A couple of days ago, Eddie was playing in the water with his children. When he realized his ring was missing, he searched as well as possible. He soon realized he needed a waterproof metal detector. Eddie called the Woodbridge SCUBA Dive Shop to see if someone could conduct a search. Since no one was available to immediately help, my friends at Woodbridge SCUBA referred me to Eddie.


West beach is private for the Montclair Property Owners Association members

We were supposed to meet at 0800, but we were both 15 minutes early. It was raining very hard the whole time and I was watching for approaching lightning. After Eddie showed me the potential areas the ring could have fallen off, I started the search. Something made me go just a little further out for my first leg of the pattern. Within a few minutes, I heard that lovely tone of gold and recovered Eddie’s wedding band. By this time Eddie’s wife had arrived and they were both there when I handed over the ring. It was then that they told me that tomorrow was their anniversary!! We were all soaking wet, but full of warm feelings.  I love this hobby!!!!

Smiles in the Rain 







Lost Family Heirloom Gold Ring- Jockey’s Ridge State Park – Nags Head – Outer Banks, NC – Found

from Kitty Hawk (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-757-419-0299

I got a call from a young lady Wednesday evening.  She said that she had lost her gold ring, which was a family heirloom, handed down to her from her grandma.  She was devastated because she had worn it swimming at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nag’s Head, NC.

I explained to her that metal detecting is not allowed in NC State Parks.  I advised her to call Jockey’s Ridge and explain the situation.  She called me a few minutes later saying that the Park Ranger Manager would allow it provided that I turn in any other items found during the search and that we could look the next morning.

I met her at the gate when it opened the next morning.  She took me down the path that they had taken to the beach and I first checked all the dry sand in the area that they set up.  No luck.  I began a grid search in the water that spanned about 50 yards…going deeper and deeper.

I found a few items that we not the target item (which I turned in at the Ranger station on the way out) and then on the 3rd pass…It rang up on the Minelab Equinox 800!!!

Congratulations on finding Grandma’s ring!!

Ring recovery from water search at Allenwood beach Georgian Bay

from Barrie (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-999-0805

I received a call for a lost ring in beautiful Georgian Bay,  It was lost in Allenwood Beach.

I spoke with Dane,  Katherines husband and he told me how she lost it in the water. it was priceless to her and really wanted it back.   I set out first thing in the morning and spoke with her mom who was onsite keeping people out of the search area for me.  She had put two markers down where they suspected it might be.   I began gridding the search area.

After about an hour of searching in medium waves,

Gorgeous Heirloom engagement ring returned

up came the ring and a beauty it was.   Her mom was excited as was I.  Its a great feeling when you find someone’s precious lost item they expect never to see again.  A quick call really helped me to pin it down.   Katherine was very happy to have it found and the feeling is mutual.

More pictures coming of the happy couple when they return to Allenwood beach to collect the ring from Katherines Mother inlaw.

Another awesome ring return.


Disney Earring Lost at Watch Hill Beach, Westerly RI… Found!

from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)
Contact: 1-252-775-1307

Surf lessons turned ugly when an 8-year-old lost her Disney earring. Jeff was teaching his daughter how to surf on a sunny evening at Watch Hill Beach just outside of the Ocean House. Unknown to Jeff, the daughter’s friend must have placed an earring on top of the surf board near a large piece of driftwood. By the time Jeff grabbed the board, it was already too late, the earring was lost in the sand. Losing a Disney earring can quickly suck the fun out of any activity. I know this because this is the second time I have found a lost Mickey Mouse earring from the “The Happiest Place On Earth” and the owners are always heartbroken when the loss happens.

I was hired by another beach-goer to search the surf for a lost engagement ring when Jeff approached me with the story of the child’s lost earring. Luckily Jeff had the other earring so I was able to run a test and identify the metal detector tone of the lost earring. Once I was familiar with the tone, I started to search. The pressure was on as the 8-year-old children watched my every move. Searching around large piece of driftwood where the surfers hang out, I was holding the lost Disney earring within the first couple of minutes of searching. The group of onlookers were in shock. They felt the likelihood of finding such a small lost item in the sand was low, which is what made the surprise so special.

“An 8-year-old placed an earring on my surf board without telling me and I moved my surfboard. Fortunately, Keith was in the area and volunteered his services to help the child that lost the earring. The greatest joy when it was found was by me since I am the one that dragged my daughter’s friend to the beach and I felt responsible for the lost earring. We had given up when Keith came by and tracked it down in about 5 minutes. A happy ending to a stressful surf session” – Jeff

How to Find a Lost Earring in the Sand

Lost jewelry in the sand? Leave area undisturbed and contact a professional detectorist to discuss the next steps. I serve Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and short distances into other surrounding states. If you’ve a lost pendant or something of value, contact Keith Wille now | Call or text 252-775-1307 |

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