The Ring Finders Blog

Lost Ring Found Rosenthal Neighborhood, NW Edmonton Alberta

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

Received a call from a anxious young lady she had just lost her ring in a tots lot while she was playing with her son, after asking Annik how she lost the ring! Annik said she remove her ring while applying sun screen on her son, She put the ring in her pocket also she had her phone in the same pocket and not realizing she answered her phone and that’s when the ring fell out of her pocket.

Thank you Annik for contacting me to locate your Lost ring.


Lost Wedding Ring In Jacksonville, NC Found In Yard

from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-614-354-6704


Kaitlyn’s Words:

“It all started on a sunny day, playing with my puppies in my backyard right before I was about to go to work. The dogs got excited and got out of our fence, I then panicked  and go to get them that way they don’t get to far away from me, it wasn’t until I was coming back to the house I realized I lost my wedding ring! I had a pretty good idea it had to have been somewhere in my back yard, the weeds were high, the fence was broken, and I was about to go to work. A recipe for disaster. I prayed over it after spending hours on end looking for it myself.  It wasn’t until the next day, I was worried because I did everything in my power to look for it, I go onto google and just typed it ring finders just trying to see what would happen or what hints they would give me. It then brought me to a page where I found Steve! I guess more people lose there wedding rings than I thought. Steve  came out the very next day, he looked for hours, and didn’t give up until he found it, and returned it to its proper place. He is an angel. And I’m so grateful to have found him! ”

Kaitlyn was not home when the ring was recovered but her active duty Marine husband Baylen was there to pick the ring up off of the ground after my discovery!



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Lapeer, Michigan yields double ring set

from Grand Rapids (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-616-406-6653

This story is told better from the young lady who called me, this is how it went:

“So on Sunday we went swimming at the lake and I lost my wedding ring. I have been devastated about it. The ring is irreplaceable. Tyler G. took weeks on finding me the perfect ring and told me I could pick something different but I wanted the one he put so much thought into. My uncle Bob, who runs Kings Landing kampgrounds, told me he would rake the lake but still that’s not a guarantee. So I called this awesome guy Gregg Edward Larabel, I found online, read his bio and decided I needed him to find my ring. The search was cut short because it started to thunder. But he and 2 of his amazing friends who came out the next day and didn’t stop until they found it. I’m beyond excited to have my ring back. Thanks so much guys”.

So on Monday after I got Lacie J’s call I jumped in the car for the 2 hour ride hoping that the weather would hold out but after a couple hours hunting for the ring I had to give up. The next day after an hour and going chest deep in to the water I recovered her ring, gave her a call, went to the nursing home where she worked and the rest is Ringfinder history. Thank you Dave Boyer my fellow Ringfinder for driving.


20180613 LOST HEARING AID IN WOODSY BACKYARD! Toronto, Ontario, Canada

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Toronto, Ontario Canada

A lovely Lady named Dori was in her backyard cleaning up her gardens and yard. She felt as though a big bug had landed on her shoulder and she flicked it away. Turns out it was her hearing aid!! The hearing aid was $3,000 !!!
A number of Friends were over and all were on their hands & knees with chop sticks going throught the gardens/mulch for hours.
Her Son had suggested to call someone with a metal detector! THE RING FINDERS came up. She called Steve Zazulyk but he was unavailable and recommended to call me!
I made arrangements to attend that evening. After I arrived we had discussed what had happened! Luckily they put tarps down due to the severe thunderstorms moving in!! We had slightly lifted the first tarp when I spotted her hearing aid. I put my side of the tarp down and asked if we could do a short video for my blog and for good luck. Dori had no idea I had spotted it!
Here is the link to the video;
 Another donation has been sent in to The Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation!! #Pay-it-Forward <3
Dori is a breast cancer SURVIVOR and was so gracious to so “Thank you” for all the charity work raising donations to help others!!
Proud of my efforts!! 🙏🏻 AMEN 🙏🏻 Thank you Steve Z for the honour of being your back-up!!


from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Erin, Ontario, Canada

Received a text message from Ron from Erin that another incredible “The Ring Finders” team Steve Zmd recommended me to assist in finding lost truck & tractor keys in my own town!!

Ron was on his lawn tractor cutting 2 acres of grass. He was rushing to finish the grass before dark. After he finished cutting the grass he reached into his pocket and his truck & tractor keys where gone. He searched his property and could not locate them. Lucky he had a back up set of keys to his truck.

I decided to grid the outer portions of the 2 acres using my Minelab Excalibur 2 on ‘pinpoint/all metal mode’. With-in 40 minutes and many darn mosquito bites….I LOCATED THEM!!

He’s one happy camper as it’s pricey to purchase a new set of keys!! Thank you Steve Zmd for the recommendation AGAIN XO

Here’s a link to the video!!




Lost Gold Wedding Band in Surf at Malibu,CA. .. Recovered in the Ocean

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












Tony called me from Malibu, CA. just after he had spent an hour trying to find his gold wedding that was dropped in the sand. The tide was beginning to wash over the beach where his ring had come off his finger. I could hear the frustration in his voice. It took a few seconds to look at the tide app on my cellphone. The tide was peaking and would be falling so the ring shouldn’t move very far before I could get there.

Tony’s wife and children were able to return home with his father while he waited for me to meet him on the beach. His dad had figured the the ring was lost forever, but Tony could not give up on his ring until he tried using a guy from TheRingFinders with a metal detector to give it a try. 

When I arrived the waves were still overlapping the search location. Tony pointed to the spot were he believed the ring to be. I jumped in ankle deep water with waves splashing over my knees. A couple swings with my detector and a nice solid signal. One scoop as the wave receded and a beautiful gold and diamond wedding ring was in safe, ready to get back on Tony’s finger.

It was very helpful that Tony found me and was able to stay guiding me to the approximate location. This is what we at TheRingFinders is all about. The smile on Tony’s face tells it all.


If you lost anything in a public place , Please Call or Text   “As Soon As Possible” .. Emails sometimes cause a delay.


Rowan’s Lost Wedding Ring in Lake Sammamish

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



This story started prior to  November of 2017 when Rowan’s  lost his silver and rose gold wedding ring. The weather was warmer, he was enjoying a swim and playing with his dog in Lake Sammamish. In neck high waters he threw a ball for his dog and watched his wedding ring launch into the air dropping within a few feet of him to the bottom of the lake. He spent several hours diving down but could not locate the ring hiding in the sand and millfoil growth.

Watch the video to see the full story unfold:

Rowan learned of the TheRingFinders from a podcast sometime after his initial loss and decide to find a local recovery specialist to assist him. After he made contact with me he  agreed to meet me at the waters edge to point out the precice area hew was in when he lost this ring. At this time due to our schedule we agreed this wold just be a site visit only and that  I would return soon after to start the search.

In December I performed the fist SCUBA search for his ring  however did not recover it at that time. The weather was poor yet I knew I would be back in better conditions at another time. Being a lake the ring was not going anywhere as with marine waters so my confidence was still very strong.

The walk from the parking area to the water is quite a hike and I was not fully prepared the fist time for optimal transport of my heavy SCBUBA gear. I was in the works of a better transport system and the months slipped by. Fast forward to June 2018, with a better option, a picnic wagon, and warmer tempetatures I sprung into action. I took my Excalibur II dive detector leaving no change of missing the ring this time around! On this second visit I was able to recover Rowan’s ring in the precise location stuffed in the sand in the thicket of a  milfoil patch as he told me about.

After contacting Rowan to meetup for the return of his ring I learned he has since moved out of state. So his ring has been proper packed and shipped to him so the two can be reunited once again. Rowan shared his gratitude and was very pleased to learn of the good news.

Thanks again for your patients on this one Rowan. Sometimes these hunts only take a few minutes and other times require a few visits. I am happy in the end we were able to realized a recovery for you!


Jeff Morgan




Lost wedding ring, Orlando, Florida….Found and Returned!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

Today Derek wrote, “My wedding ring slipped off my finger in my friends backyard. 15 people were on their hands and knees but couldn’t find it in the grass. I called Mike up and he was super friendly and confident he could find my ring. He showed up on time and was just as nice as on the phone. We talked a bit and then he went about searching. He used flags to create a grid and methodically scanned the yard. After about an hour of searching he called me over. My wedding band was pushed into the dirt and I never would have found it. He saved me time and got me out of the doghouse with my wife! Thanks Mike! Derek”
Derek thought about renting a metal detector and as he typed “Metal Detector Rental” into his phone he was directed to web site and one of the many successful search stories.
Lost your ring or other valuable item? Call ASAP!
Mike McInroe….thankful member of TRFers

Lost heirloom ring in baseball field found

from Chicago (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-773-774-5445
Man playing with his dog in a ball park lost his heirloom ring that was given to him from his Father in law, all finds are important but when a lost item has special meaning it kind of gives me a little extra incentive.
Followed his footsteps and in about a half hour hit it, one happy camper.

Expensive wedding ring set found and returned in Palm Coast Florida

from Saint Augustine (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-904-797-9783

This is a true story of how great this network of people is and the metal detecting community as a whole even if not members of this site. I got a phone call from Mary Beth who is a friend of Mary Helen. Mary Helen had lost her wedding ring set in front of one of the nicest resorts in Palm Coast. Mary Beth found fellow member Mike McInroe from Sanford Florida on The Ring Finder’s site. Mike was out of town and unable to go look for the rings but suggested to Mary Beth that she try calling me.

I was about 40 minutes away and it was now dark and raining but after hearing the set was lost in the dry sand and they knew a general area where to look and could meet someone there I decided to try to see if my friend Dick would go help her as he only lives about 5 minutes from the resort. Dick had his son from out of town visiting and was in the middle of doing something with the family when I called. After telling him the details he agreed to change his plans and go look which saved me a long drive. Thanks Dick! Dick is a great friend and has been detecting for decades and is great at what he does. I had confidence he could find them and trusted him enough to ask him to help. Dick is one of the most honest and caring people I know.

Dick met Mary Helen on the beach and started a grid pattern in the dark to locate the sentimental lost jewelry. It wasn’t long before Dick’s head lamp battery died and he had to finish the search in the dark. Each target he dug he had to feel in the scoop to “see” what it was. After about 20 minutes he located the first ring and probably expected the second ring to be right there with it but it took another five minutes to find the other as they were not right next to each other.

Mary Helen then got both rings back. She had stated the rings were insured but it was the sentiment behind them that could not be replaced. She was elated to get both back and today they are back on her finger.

I love this site and how easy it is for us to reach out to one another to help find sentimental lost items. This was another great ending! Special thanks to Mike McInroe for putting Mary Helen in touch with me and an extra special THANK YOU to Dick who changed his plans and ended up searching in the dark and in the rain.