The Ring Finders Blog

Recovered Platinum Wedding Ring, Belle Meade, NJ

from Rahway (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-732-406-0869

I received an email from a New York man who had lost his Platinum wedding ring. When I was finally able to make contact with Lap, he had told me he was at his mother-in-laws house, in Belle Meade, NJ, swimming in the pool and throwing a ball around. On one particular toss, he felt his wedding ring slip off his finger, heard it hit the concrete pool patio and disappear in the tall sea grass and landscape that was beautifully manicured around the pool. After a relentless search, Lap purchased a metal detector of his own to locate his ring. When this also failed, he called me from the ring finders website to help search for his ring. When my wife and I arrived, he had showed us the spot he thought the ring was lost. Ironically, as we were setting up our gear to start the search and walking back to the area, we heard a promising exclamation of joy (I won’t repeat it here…LOL), but it was a joyous exclamation, nonetheless. Lap had found his own ring before we even had a chance to swing the detectors. This is my second call out in a row, where the owner found their own lost item. Needless to say, he was happy and we were very happy for him. No matter how it gets recovered, the bottom line is that it was found. 

Lost Earring Twin Brooks Neighborhood, Edmonton Alberta Canada

from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-780-497-2118


Renn called me on Wednesday September 23 requesting my service to locate his eleven year old daughter earring which was lost at her grand parents back yard! Renn told me that the earring was very sentimental to her, she had cried for a couple of days they had spent hours racking and searching for this tine earring with no luck, after asking Renn a few questions I agreed to do a search on Friday morning.

I arrived at 9:30 am within forty five minutes I found the earring in the meddle of the yard and not they area where Renn thought the Earring was lost I knocked on the back door and showed his parents the earring they could not believe that I found the earring considering the yard was huge and the leaves are falling making it difficult to find the earring .

Thank you Renn for entrusting me to locate and return your daughters earring.

Gold Necklace Found on Recreation Field in Vermont

from Burlington (Vermont, United States)
Contact: 1-802-461-8359

2020 has been an unusual year for searches. The first six months were very quiet, maybe because of the pandemic. But lately I have been super busy, some weeks having three or four different searches. I have helped many people find septic tanks, property markers, even arrows and military dog tags. There were a few heartbreaking unsuccessful searches, but the search tonight helps offset those others. Again I should remind everyone that if you lose Jewelry in a public place, call me immediately!!!

I got a call from a local college student whose beautiful gold cross and chain had been lost on a recreation field. He was desperate to get it back because 16 years ago, when he was 5, his grandfather had given it to him. Before going out on the field he asked his friend to hold onto it so he wouldn’t lose it. His friend, due to an injury, was taking it easy, just walking around the field and occasionally doing some stretches. Somehow the necklace came up missing, but they knew it was somewhere out on the field. They all searched for a long time with no luck.

As soon as I got out of work I hit the road to head on an evening search which I knew could be a long search and late night! Four of them helped me search by using flashlights, but the weeds and grass was long and thick. After a couple hours they all had to leave to go do homework. I told him that I would stay for a couple more hours and then come back the next night and weekend, if necessary. The ground was full of signals, I probably dropped to my knees nearly 200 times investigating signals. Finally, an hour after they left, I got a good signal and found it all balled up and deep in the grass where they never would’ve seen it. What a great night’s ending! I made him and his friend who had lost it very happy and relieved.

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Car and House Keys Lost at Santa Monica Beach…Found and Happily Returned.

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

Steve’s Emergency Metal Detecting Service For You if you lost a ring or something precious to you. Don’t wait, time will work against you, please CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! 310-953-5268

I received a call from Robert the other day. He swims at the beach every day, and usually buries his keys under his towel to keep them safe while he is swimming. The problem that day was that when he was done, he grabbed his belongings, towel, and headed for the showers. When he realized he had left his keys, he went back to find them. He tried to find the exact spot he had bee, but there is so much space it is hard to find the exact spot. I told him I was on my way.

When I got there I found Robert, and he showed me where he believed the keys to be. I could see that he had searched a rather large area, and I knew that he had covered a lot of ground. He started me out where he thought he might have been. I began my search, and began to expand outward as I searched. I found some trash metal, but for the most part the beach was pretty clean. I continued going over the area Robert had previously searched knowing that a lot of times things just move around as people push through the sand. I covered a couple of areas he had searched, and went over to the third area, and began a new search. I made 3 passes, and then received a good signal, dug and lifted Robert’s keys from the sand. He had gone to use the facilities, and was on his way back when I held his keys up. He was very happy to know that he could get in his car, and be able to drive home. I was glad to have made his 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.


Gold and Diamond Wedding Ring Lost at Malibu Beach…Found and Joyfully Returned.

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

Steve’s Emergency Metal Detecting Service For You if you lost a ring or something precious to you. Don’t wait, time will work against you, please CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! 310-953-5268

Pam called me regarding her lost wedding ring. We talked, and she told me she had lost it at the beach 2 days before, and my heart dropped, because time ALWAYS works against a successful recovery. I then began my litany of questions, and as she described where it was lost, my hopes of a recovery buoyed. We arranged to meet at the beach where she would take me to the area of the loss, and I was on my way.

When I arrived Pam met me, and took me out to the beach to show me the area. When we got there I could see that the total area was not big, but she said that there was also another spot if this one was not successful. I began my search right where she said she had put her chair. She had been sitting there pulling her sunblock gloves on and off, and suspected that is the reason the ring came off. As I searched Pam went out and looked out over the water. I found a couple of bottle caps, and pull tabs before getting a strong double beep in the headphones. I put in the scoop, and raised it up with a huge beautiful diamond ring in it. Pam had not described it to me before I began, and I had no problem knowing that this beauty was her ring. I said out loud that it must be a beautiful ring, and she turned to see me holding it up for her. Pam was stricken with unbelief, that ring was found, but overcome with happiness. It was great to experience her joy, and be able to return a ring she had had for decades, and thought was gone forever. What a wonderful 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 at Oval Beach, Saugatuck, MI

from Holland (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-616-808-9033

Santosh, a computer programmer originally from Nepal, and his wife Ericka, originally from Spain, have been married for about 10 years and live in the Chicago area.  They were spending a few days in Saugatuck and Santosh lost his wedding band on the beach in yesterday’s gorgeous weather.  He had the ring in his pocket and when they were leaving the ring was missing.   I received his email late last night and I called him this morning.  We agreed to meet at the beach in an hour so they could show me the specific area in which to look.  I arrived a bit before they did and just randomly started searching the beach with my metal detector.  When I saw them drive in I headed toward them swinging the detector in front of me.  But halfway to their car I got a good signal that I had to check out.  One dig and I had a ring in the scoop.  Santosh and Erika came over, and we talked for awhile about what they were doing in Saugatuck and how he lost his ring.  When I asked him if he could show me where he thought he lost it, he said it was not far from where we are standing now.  So I reached into my pouch and asked him if this ring I had just dug up looked like his ring.  I only wish I had their reactions on video-you could see the anxiety melt from them.  They were heading home today with good memories of this vacation.

Lost Cellphone in the Sand at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, CA. .. Found and Returned

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












Stan the Metal Detector Man is available to help you now ..Call or Text ASAP .. 949-500-2136

*** Received a call from a lady who had lost her cellphone at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, CA. She had spent the day on the beach with her son after many weeks of staying at home with this virus problem.

It was late in the afternoon noon so I did not waste time asking too many questions. I jumped into my car to drive the 12 miles to her location. Parking can be a time consuming problem but I was lucky to get a parking space. She didn’t have a phone so meeting up with her was a matter of her spotting me on the beach.

The afternoon wind was starting to cool things off and everybody was beginning to leave the beach. I’m sure she was wanting to get home as soon as possible. Looking at a big hole that her son had dug, I began to swing my detector there. Boom! First signal was the cellphone. 

She was happy to be able to get on the road with her cellphone which is a necessary item in most of our lives today. 

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “  Don’t wait call now!  Stan ..  949-500-2136

Heavy Silver ring recovered

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

I received a call from Polly who’s daughter had lost her heavy silver ring in a field whilst playing at a friends house.

The heavy silver ring was located in a clump of long grass by my Equinox 800, it was a good strong signal, and rung up around 35.

Found Gold Necklace, Lake Sinclair Georgia

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

Hello to all. Got a call from a very nice couple regarding the unfortunate loss of a HUGE gold necklace. They were boating with some friends on Lake Sinclair in middle Georgia. The gentleman decides to take a jump and back flip off of a popular rock ledge. The backflip, which turned into a “backflop”…. lol, ended up causing the loss of his precious gold necklace that was given to him by a family member when he was very young a long time ago. The girlfriend was actually videoing this jump at the same time the necklace was lost. This was VERY VERY HELPFUL to me no doubt!!!!!
I take my boat out to the location of the loss, along with all of my scuba gear, on day one. Set up my diver warning flags, suit up, say a prayer to our Lord, and get in the water. I spent approximately 3.5 hours that day diving combing the area where I believed it to be. The water was not very deep, in the 10-15 foot range, but was so murky that visibility was near zero….. especially once the silt was stirred up while recovering a signal. Luckily this lake has some current so it really helped in clearing up the “silt-out”….  Day one was not a success even though I did find several nice boat anchors!!!! 😁

Day two- I head out around noon after reviewing the video of the loss in more detail. I will admit I was a bit frustrated in the prospect of thinking that maybe it had already been found due to this being a popular jumping rock….  I get back to the dive site and suit up. This time I decided to go out about 10-12 more feet from the rock where I had dove the day before. After about an hour in the water I get that ALL TOO BEAUTIFUL TONE on my Minelab Excalibur 2…. and it was a rather large object. Keep in mind the visibility is literally about 1 foot in this dark brown water regardless of what the pics look like in the testimonial. My GoPro Hero 8 has some tremendous lighting capabilities!!
I pull out my dive torch (flashlight) and shine it in the area of the signal. No way…. no way…. YES WAY!!!!!😂 I see a small glimmer of gold buried in the silty bottom. I reach into the silt and BAM!!!   There it was!!!  If only I could post the entire video I took at the time of this find you’d probably laugh. I screamed so loud that I probably scared all the fish in the lake. Haha.
Another God given Blessed day!! Not only for my safety as a diver, but for the excitement and anticipation of making that SO awaited for phone call to the customer. As always, it’s all about the search and hopeful recovery of items AND the all too important fact of returning a valuable object to its rightful owner folks!!!  Take care.

Lost Engagement Ring Columbus, Ohio… Found!

from Columbus (Ohio, United States)
Contact: 1-740-485-1334

Monday, September 14, 2020: The previous week of September 7-11, I was having a streak of bad luck.  I was becoming miserable due to one bad thing happening right after another and another and another.  On this date, right as I came home from work, depressed, I was cleaning out my lunch sack and prepping the “arriving home” routine.  Living out in the country has its perks, I went outside to the back of the house taking out a rotten pear that I never ate for lunch, thinking this will be a great snack for some of the wildlife around my home.  I threw that pear over the fence..and something else went along with it, my wedding bands.

With the sun in my eyes and just wanting to let out some steam from the streak of bad luck, chucking that pear and having both my wedding rings slip off my left ring finger were the cherry on top of this terrible, toxic cake of bad luck.  I bet my face was priceless.  I felt like the character, Rose, from the Titanic tossing the Heart of the Ocean over the edge of the ship and watching that precious gem float to the dark depths. Fortunately, I found one of the bands quickly, as it slipped off as my hand came back to my side landing on the concrete below.  The other, I knew was either over the fence or near it because I could hear it “clink” hitting the metal pole.  Devastated and hopeless, I scurried to try and find the missing piece.  No such luck.  My heart sank faster than watching the Titanic on fast forward. I called my husband, sobbing while trying to explain what had happened. That night, no ring found, we both sat in sombering silence, each of us quietly crying to ourselves.

Throughout the week of September 14, my husband and I were looking in desperation in hopes of finding the missing ring.  I was mentally preparing myself to simply say, “hey, it’s just a material object, it won’t come with me once I’m dead.”

These rings belonged to my grandmother.  My grandfather told me that when he was going to marry her, he let her pick out the rings.  These were pieces SHE wanted.  I never knew my grandmother, she passed away tragically by taking her own life.  My mom was 16 at the time and took ownership of her rings.  Despite the tragedy, my mom always had wonderful stories about her and even though I never knew her and through her stories I learned to love her.  I wanted to know everything about her.  I never thought I would be married.  I’m really strange and unusual, but someone came along and thought I was just right.  When my husband asked for my hand and I said, “yes,” I asked my mom if I could have grandma’s wedding rings.  She said that I could have them telling me that she knew they would be taken care of…just not when I’m tossing rotten fruit over the fence.

My husband and I tried renting a metal detector but we are amateurs and we were just hopeful that we could find it.  No such luck.  We pulled pieces of the old deck apart in hopes to find that it slipped through the cracks.  No such luck.  We both couldn’t believe how I could lose something so precious.  My husband knows I take great care of my family heirlooms or vintage clothing.  He questioned, “Why? Why did it have to be the rings?”  I didn’t know what to tell him because I asked myself the same thing.

As the days went on, my left ring finger naked and my stress acne gone crazy, I was searching for rings that looked just like it.  I found some that were really close…but they weren’t THE ring. I kept Googling, “how to find a lost ring?”  Through the search engine, I found The Ring Finders website.  Hesitant to call or email any of them at the time, I kept the website saved and in my mind just in case.

On Sunday, September 20, 2020 My husband and I agreed to take the plunge and contact one of the few Ring Finders in Ohio.  Sadly, each Ring Finder is about an hour or so from New Carlisle.  I was desperate and willing to pay the gas fee for any one of them (and a bonus).  If one wasn’t willing to make the trip, maybe another would be and so on and so forth.

So, I chose 1 out of the 5 around the area.  I read Stephen Adams profile and thought, “well here goes nothing.”  Taking a deep breath and being honest, I sent an email stating the ugly truth of throwing a rotten pear over the fence and losing my ring.  Now, all I could do was wait for a response.

Monday, September 21, 2020:  I was at work when I received a call and text from Mr. Adams.  My husband also sent me a text stating that he just spoke with Mr. Adams and he was going to be at the house by 4-5 PM.  I was stoked to get a response so quickly and to have him come so soon!

Upon Mr. Adams arrival I told him the story again of me being dumb by not doing my usual of taking my rings off before I toss anything, the story of my grandmother, and showing where I thought to have lost it.

I wasn’t sure how soon he would find the missing ring, but as time went on, mere minutes feeling like hours, I began to worry.  My husband joined the conversation and I jokingly said to him, “I’m sorry you married Tweedledumb.”  We both chuckled as I started to search for a photo of the missing ring.  I found a photo from my wedding album on Facebook and made my way over to where Mr. Adams was sifting through the gravel.  Right as I was flipping the phone to show him he asked me, “does it look something like this?”  While holding the ring between his fingers.  My jaw dropped!  Oh my gosh, he found it!  He did it!

I was so overwhelmed and euphoric by the find.  My husband told me that as he arrived, he prayed to Saint Anthony to find the lost item.  Prayers work people.  God gave me the nudge to contact Mr. Adams, Mr. Adams took the call and found the ring.  God works in mysterious ways, planting people in our lives for a reason.  This whole event happened for a reason.  I hope that he can continue to help others and I now have another great story to tell with the history of my wedding rings.

Thank you again, Mr. Adams for traveling far into New Carlisle from Columbus to find my missing ring.  My husband and I are ever so gracious.  God Bless.

“Remember, hope is a good thing and no good thing ever dies.” – Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Chloë Sizelove