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Lost Blue Sapphire Diamond Ring in Laguna Beach, CA. .. Found and Returned

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















Stan the Metal Detector Man … Available to Help You Now .. 949-500-2136

***Susie and Aiman had enjoying a day at the beach in Laguna Beach, CA. While sitting on the sand Susie dropped her two rings in the dry sand. They found one of the rings but the white gold blue sapphire with diamonds ring eluded their efforts to recover it.

They went to their hotel and the lifeguard to ask for help finding a metal detecting service. Neither of the people they talked to could help them. Aiman was getting frustrated when he thought he might google search for a metal detector specialist. He was able to get my contact information. When he called me I was returning to Newport Beach, CA. from San Diego, CA.

I was able to tell him I could be at Laguna Beach in less than an hour. After hearing how the loss occurred it was easy to assure Aiman that my equipment could find the ring. He then texted me the address and agreed to wait at the location. The traffic conditions were perfect and when I arrived there was parking available only a half block away.We met on the beach and they told me what had happened when the loss happened. I complimented them for staying at the location saying, this will  be a quick recovery. Sometimes it takes hours to get back to an area once people walk off the beach.

Setting up my metal detector took longer than the actual recovery. The beautiful blue sapphire ring showed up in my scoop after just a few short swings of the search coil. Then the smiles were on both Aiman’s and Susie’s faces. These easy searches are still just as exciting for me as tougher searches. It’s about helping people to get their cherished keepsakes back where they belong.


“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”  call now ..   949-500-2136

Lost gold ring found in Colorado

from Colorado Springs (Colorado, United States)
Contact: 1-719-237-1488

Gold nail ring

Gold and diamond nail ring was lost at rural property. Located and returned to grateful owner.

Lost Apple Watch in Sand at Doheny State Beach ..Dana Point, CA. .. Found and Returned

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













*** Marisa had spent the weekend at Doheny State Beach campgrounds, Dana Point, CA. After returning to her home in San Diego, Ca. she realized her Apple Watch was missing. She was sure it had to be at the beach in front of where she had camped.

Marisa thought maybe she could rent a metal detector and drive back 60 miles the next morning. During the process of searching for a metal detector, she found my contact information doing a google search.

She called me late that Sunday evening. After telling me that she had taken her Apple Watch off putting it into a small jacket pocket. She was sure it probably fell out of the pocket on the sloping sand in front of the campsite. I explained that I could drive to the location before dark and it wouldn’t be necessary for her to meet me there.

Everything went well, I got to the campsite with enough daylight to search the steep sandy slope which was about a 30ft x 40ft zone.  Fifteen minutes into the search I was able to find the watch with my metal detector.

I called Marisa to hear the joy in her voice when I told her I had her watch safe in my care. We discussed the possibility of mailing it to her. I just don’t like trusting the mail. I already had another errand to do in San Diego. So I met her the next day to personally give her the watch. No waiting to 2 or 3 days for the mail to get delivered.  Also, I was happy to get my other errand taken care of while in San Diego. Plus I know a place where I can get the best burritos in the southland. 

On my trip home I got another ring call in Laguna Beach.


“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “  call me now .. 949-500-2136
Stan The Metal Detector Man

TheRingFinders Metal Detecting Service.

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

If you have lost your cherished keepsake please go to contact a Metal detecting specialist nearest your location.

I just wanted to share a video compilation (part 2) of peoples reactions when I find their lost rings. This will give the public an idea of what this metal detecting service means to people. TheRingFinders Directory has over 450 members worldwide doing exactly what I do…Finding peoples lost rings & smiles. 6300 recoveries & counting!

A big thank you to all the members of TheRingFinders for doing what you do for others…Giving people a second chance to find what they thought was lost forever! Please be careful out there during these uncertain times,  remember the rings will still be there after this world gets better.

Happy Hunting to everyone hope you enjoy the video.



Platinum Wedding Ring Found

from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-780-619-5003

I got a call last night from Joel.

He had lost his platinum wedding ring while brushing snow off his truck.

Joel lives on a farm about 1+ hour away from Edmonton.

He used a tiger torch to melt snow while searching for the ring but was not successful.

I agreed to leave the city about 8AM this morning and drive to his residence to see what we could find.

I did discuss the social distancing we should keep and no shaking hands etc.

Temperature was -17Celcius (1.4Farenheit) with a windchill of -26 Celcius (-15Farenheit) as there was a brisk wind.

I started to search where Joel had described where he lost his ring.

After a few swings of the metal detector I got a strong signal, moved some snow and with the pin finder was able to locate the ring.

I set the ring on the toneau cover of my truck and backed off so Joel could look and identify – It was the ring we were looking for!

Joel wanted to shake my hand but due to the circumstances I gladly excepted a thank you.

I was super happy to see the smile on his face – I am sure his day was a lot brighter as was mine in these tough days of the pandemic.

All in all a good day.





found ring Edmond Oklahoma

from Oklahoma City (Oklahoma, United States)
Contact: 1-405-514-5267

Got a call from a gentleman who had been enjoying a nice day in friend’s backyard tossing around the football.  The ring flung off his hand and they had spent the last few hours trying to find it with no luck.  I was able to go there the next day but he had to work.  It took around 20 minutes but it was found!

Found diamond and platinum wedding band lost in lake Oconee, GA

from North Georgia Mountains (Georgia, United States)
Contact: 1-770- 894-2211

Got a call from a very nice young lady this past Sunday about losing her grandmother’s beautiful heirloom diamond inlaid platinum ring in lake Oconee, Georgia. She put me in the approximate  area where she had unfortunately dropped the ring off the dock and into the murky brown water.  The water temp was “less than desirable” to say the least…. lol.  I suited up and grabbed my trusted 27 year old White’s Surfmaster PI and dove into the frigid chest deep water along with my homemade long handled scoop.  An hour and a half later, a dozen or so rusty bolts, screws, nails, etc… I get one last good tone.  I dump the rocky contents of my scoop onto the dock and out erupts a scream of overwhelming JOY!!!!  There it is she yells!!!  Woohoo!!! I’m not sure who was happier, she or I, as I knew I was finally getting out of that frigid hypothermic water…. hahaha.  I couldn’t have been more happy though in the simple fact that I was able to reunite this nice lady with an item that could have been gone forever had it not been for our great Ring Finders organization!!  It turned out to be a great day for all. God Bless.


Ring Lost On Treasure Island, Recoverd By SRARC

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

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Ring Lost On Treasure Island, Recoverd By SRARC

Tim, from Ohio, was relaxing on Treasure Island Beach with his family. As he was reclining in a chair, his ring fell off into the powdery white sand. He searched and even tried to rake the sand, no luck. He found SRARC on his phone anda member was dispatched. The ring was located and reunited with its owner. Another good day on vacation.

Lost Wedding Ring Duthie Hill Mt Bike Park Issaquah WA

from Mercer Island (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-206-618-8194



SeattleRingHunter Lost Item Recovery Specialist LAND & SCUBA Call ASAP 206-618-8194

Watch video linked below…

Michael contacted me after having found my RingFinders page seeking assistance in recovering his wedding band.  He had lost it the day prior just before all the parks got shut down due to the COVID-19 shut down orders. He and a few buddies went out to ride some mountain bike trails to get some fresh air. Before taking off from the parking lot he placed his black tungsten carbide wedding band of almost two years into his pants pocket. He said he typically uses a zippered fanny pack but didn’t bring it on this day. He then shoved his phone into the same pock and took off on his ride up the mountain with his buddies and dog. When he return to the parking lot he pulled his phone out to place into his car and noticed his pocket was turned inside out. At this point he then realized his wedding band was no longer in his pocket. He told me the parking lot was hard packed dirt and not much gravel at all so it was easy for him to visually clear area around his car. He noted that there was three key places on the hill that he stoped to take his phone out and he was quite sure the ring was still on the hill.

After hearing that his pocket turned inside out when he retrieved his phone at his car I ask him to check his car. I instructed him to look under his seats and floor mats carefully with a bright flashlight to be as sure as he could to rule his vehicle out. He later confirmed that the ring was not in his vehicle to the best of his knowledge and he was most assured it was still at the mountain bike park somewhere. He didn’t witness the ring falling out of his pocket so we weren’t exactly sure where it had landed.

He also told me he lives and works two and half hour up North of the park and would not be able to revisit the site until the weekend. I assured him I would be able to perform a search the next morning and we would be in contact. He started txting me plenty of maps and detailed pins of the locations he remembered taking his phone out of his pocket. The search plan was set. Because of my past experience and combined knowledge of TheRingFinder community I encouraged him to post a Craig’s List add simply stating that he lost a wedding ring a that park with zero details of the ring, to offer a reward and to leave his contact phone number for easiest contact. My concern was to make sure incase someone eyeballed the ring after he drove off they may only search Craig’s List post for a few days and quickly forget to look agin. I wanted to make sure we had this part of the equation covered. I agreed to head out the next morning to execute the field search.

It is so important to act quickly in calling an experienced Recovery Specialist and getting the initial over the phone conversation started! We can’t stress this enough and to those that do like Michael did it more than often pays dividends in a successful recovery. I often wonder why some people hesitate even after finding directory listing and all the successful stories we post why anyone would hesitate even a moment in making that initial phone call. So if you have lost and item of value and are reading this story considering if you will make that call simply stop reading this and pick up the phone. Even if your outside of my area and you need someone to chat with I will help you find some support in your local area and proved a few tips along the way. Even if you think a metal detector would be of no use that is of no matter. The detector is only one of may tools I use though the recovery process and it all start with a simple call and easy chat.

Again much credit got to Michael as this is exactly what he did. He was sharp and on his toes and a pleasure to work with assisting with information in every way possible. The next morning as I was heading out he informed me the night before he got a txt from his Craig’s List post about fining a lost ring but no details or call back. I informed him to expect a few bogus contacts and if anyone has really found your ring they will reach out to you with solid details. I also said this is normal and until they txt you an exact photo of your ring that I would continue with the search and that I did.

When I arrived fully aware of our social distancing mandate I cleared the parking lot to ensure the ring had not rolled into the grass. No ring found so up the hill I went. Through the course of the day it quickly became apparent the most efficient way to find the spots of interest was to FaceTime Michael who was two and half hours away and he directed me to each spot with precision detail and pointed out over the video chat what part of the trail he use his phone. This process went on for a few hours and finally at the last spot of interest I as able to recover his thin black tungsten carbide wedding band beneath some bits of nature partially covering the ring. It really was a team effort and not only the two of us. After asking how he found me he told me another key part of the story. After loosing his ring he went to a FaceBook group for Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Trail and made a post about his lost wedding ring. In that post he wrote, “I know I probably will never see it again, but it is very important to me.” With that cry for help he got quite a few concerned responses and ides. Then Jay Speidell wrote, “I just remembered reading a news story about people using metal detectors to find rings for hire. Tungsten should be detectable.

Thanks Jay for posting TheRingFinders link I know Michael is very appreciative of your help. It is always exciting being a part of these stories and seeing how they unfold. There is commonalities between these stories but no single story is exactly alike. Some times they don’t result in a recovery but many have found some peace and closure know that a specific area was thoroughly searched and they did all they could. Others stories turn up years later though the oddest of ways. However this story ends with a recovered wedding band and one happy dude ready for another day on the trail.

Watch the full featured story unfold scene by scene her:




Jeff Morgan


Lost Class Ring Recovered From Farm Pond

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

November 19th, 2019
John, who recently returned from an overseas deployment, had lost a lot of weight. He was fishing on his farm pond with a young friend. While helping his friend remove a fish from his line, John’s Virginia Tech ring slipped off. As you can see from the photo, this is a treasured reminder of his beloved alma mater and he rarely took it off his finger. John had the foresight to immediately take note of where he was when the ring fell off.
Due to other obligations, it took a several weeks before Mrs. E and I could make the trip to Tappahannock. After a two hour drive we met John and his friend Billy. We immediately bonded with these awesome patriotic Virginians.
John decided to drain half the water out of the pond. He and his friends developed an ingenious method and spent many hours nursing the home-made pump. The depth was about 15 feet lower when we arrived. John and Billy placed a ladder so I could get safely get in and out of the water. John also launched his boat to give me a platform from which to work. I’m so grateful for his ingenuity and thoughtfulness.


Setting up in the woods


Half Drained & Boat

The pond had steep sides, zero visibility, and is over 25 feet deep. John and Billy helped me get my SCUBA gear into the boat and I snorkeled over to the opposite bank. As you can see from the photos, there were tangled branches interfering with the potential search site. I explored the area around, under, and through the tangle as best I could using my Excalibur detector.

To search in the water under the tangle I realized we would have to remove the branches. I decided to search the bank before undertaking the difficult task of removing the branches. It was a slippery, but there was little trash and the search went quickly. It felt wonderful to hear that beautiful tone when I located the ring and dug it up from the mud.

John’s help in draining the pond and putting me so close to the drop was extremely helpful. His generous reward was much appreciated and I donated a portion to Fisher House.

For help to recover your item, please text or call 703-598-1435