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Seascape Beach ring found

  • from Monterey (California, United States)

Was able to help reunite a family heirloom ring to the owner.   Glad to help.

Gold wedding band lost on muddy trail…Found!

  • from Walnut Creek (California, United States)

Bay Area Ring Finders: Brendon Chapman… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP     925-580-2590

I was pleased with myself, having disassembled, cleaned, and packed my metal detector for a impending trip.  So when I received the text from Will and his wife looking for assistance locating his missing gold wedding band, it was a scramble to unpack, assemble and get out the door with my rain gear.  I had to get the ring found before leaving for my trip or it might remain lost for an extended period of time.

I met Will in a lite drizzle at the Macedo Ranch Staging Area where only a few days earlier he and his family had been for a hike.  The trail, a muddy quagmire, proved to be detrimental to his gold wedding band (and apparently a pair of shoes) when he sank knee deep into the muck.  After warning others not to proceed he recovered and shook the mud from his hands.  At that moment, he felt the band slip away and disappear in the sticky mud.  The family, aided by a nearby photographer, searched for some time but came up short.

Disappointed at the loss and looking for solutions, Will thought about purchasing a metal detector.  He admitted he may have even had an Equinox machine in his cart on Amazon when he made contact with me.

At this point in the story, I’d like to thank the individual who located my services and past it along to Will and his family.  Without you, this might have had a very different ending and so thank you;.  I’d gladly buy you a drink should we meet-up at some point.

More to the point, it was a 10-15 minute walk through lite rain and sticky mud up the trail to where Will and his family left markers.  These markers coincided with a GPS coordinate they took to be able to get back to the locale.  These two actions put me within 8 feet or less to where we found that booming mid-tone (VDI-20).  The conditions were not great, the same quagmire that Will took his fall was now our search area, but after approximately 30 minutes of search time, we made the recovery!

Will- It was a pleasure talking with you on our little treasure hunt.  All the things your family did to get us in the right location was spot on, great job!  I’m very happy with the result and excited that the ring tells an even more exciting tale beyond just your marriage.  Best luck to you and the family in the future!



Bay Area Ring Finders: Brendon Chapman… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP     925-580-2590

Very special wedding band lost and recovered in Lodi, CA

  • from Modesto (California, United States)

I got a call from Jackie on 03-27-2023 at about 8:00 PM. She said her husband, TJ, had lost his gold wedding band yesterday in their front yard while doing yard work. They had spent hours sifting through leaves and bush trimmings with the help of family members. Jackie had even bought a metal detector, but found only the iron landscape staples and a few trash targets.

There was a dilemma. A heavy rainstorm was going to hit us the next two days. I offered to go straight to Jackie and TJ’s home in Lodi, CA, about 45 minutes away, and Jackie said, “Let’s do this!” I picked up my brother Mark, who is also a detectorist and we headed to Lodi.

After Jackie and TJ showed us the areas where they suspected the ring was lost, Mark and I started a systematic search of the front yard landscaping. Thirty three minutes into the search the ring was found. The expression on TJ’s face when I showed him his ring was priceless.

TJ said his wedding ring was made from gold that came from rings from both of his now-deceased grandfathers. It was an awesome feeling knowing that we were able to let the story of that very special ring to continue on.

This was my very first call out through TheRingFinder directory, and it will forever be a very memorable one. Jackie and TJ are such a nice young couple and it was a true honor to help them have a happy ending to the story of The Lost Ring.

Lost Gold Ring in Salt Lake City, Utah- Found

This was actually my first call of 2023 after a large snow storm rolled through Utah. Jefferey and his girlfriend were having a snowball fight when he noticed his large gold ring came off his finger. I met them at the scene of the battle and quickly searched the area which was littered with trash. After about two hours, I was unsuccessful of locating the ring. Since it was right next to a busy road and plenty of interference, I knew I need to come back with a smaller coil.

The next week, the snow had melted and I was in route back to my house with about 15 minutes to kill so I stopped by the area. I put on my smaller coil and right next to the powerline cable was the ring. There was a few pieces of trash around it but it was literally about a foot from the sidewalk and anyone could have came by and grabbed it. The reason why I haven’t posted this recovery earlier is that I am still trying to get in touch with Jefferey as his phone number has been disconnected. I am hoping he will reach out to me following the post.

Check out the full recovery on my youtube channel- Lost Jewelry Recovery Utah

Wedding Band Representing 42 Years of Marriage Lost While Gardening…FOUND in Huntsville, AL!

Christina McCree – Ring Finder/Metal Detectorist for northern Alabama and southern/middle Tennessee…call or text ASAP, anytime 24/7…610-504-6135

This afternoon, Tuesday (March 28th, 2023), I received a call from Susan explaining that her husband, George, had lost his wedding band while gardening earlier in the day.  They’ll be celebrating 43 years of marriage in November!  I was still at work, but told Susan that I would grab my gear as soon as I got off and head their way.

Just before 5pm, I met George at their home in Huntsville, Alabama.  George told me that he knew he had his ring on before starting the yard work.  He then proceeded to show me everything he did: moving dirt in a wheelbarrow, putting leaves and debris in a bag, and tilling the garden.  George told me that he really thought his wedding band ended up in the spot where he was tilling the garden dirt.  I decided to start my search there.

The tilled dirt area was roughly 10×20 feet.  I was using my Minelab Equinox 900 for this search.  I started a grid and within a few minutes, I had my first signal.  The item was beneath the ground, so I moved on.  Right next to that, I received another good signal.  I gently brushed the ground with my detector coil and saw the glimmer of gold shining through the dirt!  George was standing nearby, so I said to him, “hey Sir, I think we found your wedding band!”  George came over and exclaimed, “that’s it!”  I snapped a picture before we cleaned it off.

Both George and Susan were so happy and thankful to have George’s wedding ring back.  This was THE ring that Susan placed on George’s finger over 42 years ago!  Such a blessing being about to use this hobby of metal detecting to help others, and I pray that I get to continue helping others for many years to come.  Please tell your friends and family about The Ring Finders Metal Detecting service.  Awaiting my next adventure…

If you or someone you know has lost a ring, jewelry, keys, cell phone or other metal item, please contact a member of The Ring Finders.

Oceanside Beach sand sifting machine eats a lost Gold ring & found 30’ later

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)

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Lost engagement ring in Beach Haven(LBI) NJ found by Matt St.Germain Jersey Shore Ring Finder

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)

Recovery #174

The other day I was contacted by Tina. While she and her husband were enjoying the day at the beach taking in some rays and some fishing.
Tina removed her engagement ring to put some lotion on and placed it on her beach chair’s armrest.
They had to move back as the tide was coming in but she forgot about her ring and it fell off into the sand.
As the tide came in it buried her ring even deeper. She did not realize it until later on that evening. She gave me as many details as she could and Later on that night I went during the next low tide to see if I could find it.
After about 2-3hrs of searching my metal detector sounded off with a nice solid tone. After digging a few scoops of sand and moving it a bit with my foot I saw the edge of a ring.
As I picked it up I knew right away I had found Tina’s ring! The next day I asked her to give me a call to surprise her.
She was overwhelmed with joy!
I pretty much went straight to work after finding her ring and was going to meet her after but I wound up working a 12.5hr shift so she came to my work to make it easier for me!
Another wonderful ending!

Check out my video for her reaction!

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Lost and found ring outside Loews hotel in Miami Beach

  • from Miami (Florida, United States)

Do you need a metal detector to find a lost ring, bracelet, necklace, or chain, then call me, Louis, at 305-608-1870.  I have a metal detecting service and can help you find your lost item.  The woman in this picture placed her ring onto of her beach towel and moments later it was gone.  Everybody abound her tried to help her look for it but had no luck.  She called me and within a few minutes I was able to find it.  Check out my other posts for other successful recoveries (In the ocean, sand, parks & backyards)


Lost wedding ring on vacation in Miami Beach

  • from Miami (Florida, United States)

If you lost a ring at the beach, in the sand, in the water, or backyard, call me, Louis, at 305-608-1870.  I have a metal detecting service and can help you find your lost item.  The happy lady in this picture lost her ring the night before in the shoreline in Miami Beach.  Her husband called me and I was able to go out that same night and look for it in the ocean, they weren’t able to meet me their but gave me enough information as the where it was, that night the tide came up and I wasn’t able to find it.  I went back the next morning around sunrise and was able to quickly find it.  They had not had the best time on their vacation so far but finding their ring before they left back home made up for a lot.  Check out my other post for other successful recoveries.

Lost wedding ring at Crandon Park

  • from Miami (Florida, United States)

If you lost a ring at the beach, ocean, park, or backyard, call me, Louis, at 305-608-1870.  I have a metal detecting service and can help you find your lost item.  This couple called me after searching for hours for their lost wedding ring.  It was taken off and placed on the bench on top of her belongings.  Later she realized if wasn’t there and must have dropped somewhere close to the table.    Once I arrived they were exhausted from looking, but as you can see from the pictures they were ecstatic once I found it.  Check out my other post for other successful recoveries.