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Lost Wedding Band 2nd Beach, Stanley Park…Found!

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

I saw an ad about a lost ring and it gave a fantastic description of the area where the ring was lost. I sent out an email with my contact info about my website

I won’t go out on these types of searches without talking to the person first as you need to get the exact info in regards to the area it was lost in and how it was lost.

Two days later I receive a call from a young lady who said that she saw my email and wanted to know if I could take a look for her husband’s ring. Of course I wanted to but I had to wait until low tide the next morning.

I worked until 12;30am that night and got up at 5am to hit the low tide, when I got there around 6am I could see lots of holes in the exact area that they had advertised the ring to be missing…That’s not a great thing to see when you know that someone saw the ad and came out before me.

I started my grid search and got a few coins and some bottle caps but no ring. I kept extending my grid search and just a little after an hour of searching I found the ring!










The young man told me that he was happily married for 31 years and that it meant a lot to get his ring it back!

I love my job!

If you have lost something sentimental and want it back…Don’t wait till its to late!  Contact a member of TheRing

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Lost Wedding Band Vancouver, BC…Found

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

Rings get lost…It happens!

I was away in Europe when I got the phone call from Fran about her husband Dan’s lost ring. I told Fran I’d be back in a week and I would come out and find the ring for them, I forgot. I got the call yesterday to remind me about the ring in the garden and I apologized and met them the next day and found his lost wedding band of 25 years. Fran told me that the ring was made up from her old gold rings so that was very special indeed.

It was lost in the front garden and I found it with my Minelab CTX3030.

The wonderful thing about this couple is they grow flowers for charity in their backyard. How wonderful and thoughtful of them to do this and what a great way to give back! Dan put together a wonderful bouquet of flowers for my wife who wass very excited when I presented them to her when I got home…Thanks Dan & Fran!








I love my job! I get to make people Smile!

If you lost your ring please look for a member of nearest your location!


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Lost Ring New Westminster, BC…Found!

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

I was woken up at 7:30 in the morning by a young lady who asked if I could help her find her lost ring… I worked nights so I was a little tired but jumped out of bed and got ready! She told me the ring fell off her finger and went over her balcony. After hearing the story I had a gut feeling that this ring had been thrown over the balcony. I need to hurry to the location because the landscapers were already there and ready to cut the grass, luckily the lady asked that they wouldn’t do that until I searched it first.

After arriving to the location and meeting Kim and as she was describing the area where she thought the ring was lost she told me that she got mad and threw the rain. This happens more than you know, the only thing is not many people want to talk about it or have their picture taken and tell their story…

Kim on the other had opened up and told me that she got mad and in the heat of the argument toss her ring over the balcony. This helps me because I have to factor in all possibilities of where the ring could’ve landed and if it landed on the road, across the street, on top of another roof, so many possibilities of were it could be!

Kim went up stairs to let me get to work and my first thought was to illuminate the possibilities of the ring being directly below her balcony on the lawn.

Well that turned out to be a great idea! I found the ring in 10 minutes and to my surprise it was lodged into the ground and out of sight! I believe the weight of the ring and falling from three stories and the possibility of her stepping on it had hidden in the ring from sight.





I was so excited when I pulled it up from the grass as it was one of the most beautiful ring I had ever found.





The story behind the ring was so powerful as it was made up from her late Grandmother, Mothers & Sister, all their rings and diamonds  custom-made for Kim to wear and remember them.


You can watch the video below of the search…I love my job!

Lost Gold & Ruby Ring in West Vancouver…Found!

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

I was at work when the 911 call came in for a lost ring, I talked to the young lady and she was crying on the other end and I felt bad for her but felt I could find the ring so I told her to relax, I told her I would be there as soon as I was done work.

When I got there it wasn’t looking good as from what she described as being sandy turned out to be mostly concrete side walk with less then 5% sand in one little section by the log.

She took her ring off and placed it on her bag and forgot and picked up he bag to go home…Well she remembered that she did that 15 minutes after she had left the park/beach.

I started my search where she showed me where she put her bag down on the log, I searched both sides of the log and the side closest to the sidewalk and nothing. I could see where she had been searching for the ring as the sand was disturbed in that area, I started to work further down the log for the ”what if factor” well almost at the end of the log and tucked close to the log was her ring!



It was like magic! When you are about to give up the search and then at the very end of your search the ring shows its self…Magic! I was so happy for the young lady to be able to help continue the story that ring came with.






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How to find lost rings on sandy Vancouver Beaches

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463









How to find lost rings on sandy Vancouver Beaches? Call TheRingFinders! With close to 400 members world wide you now have a second chance to find what you thought was lost forever…

Yesterday was the first beautiful summer day we had in Vancouver, I just got off work and I was relaxing at home when the phone rang… The first words were ”are you the guy who finds rings”? I jumped into my car and headed to the beach and by the sounds of it, this search wouldn’t take long.

We met at the beach and we discuss the search, the young lady had circled the area where she believed the ring was lost. This helps a lot as it puts me in the correct location (hopefully) Chantelle went on to tell me that the ring was a gift from her late grandmother and she only had it for three years, you can imagine how heartbroken she was at the thought of never seeing it again.

After only a few minutes and one bobby pin that kept falling through my sand scoop, I saw her Grandmothers ring in my scope! I love my job because when you present the lost item to that person you get to see what it truly means to have a second chance to find what people thought was lost forever.













Here’s the video of the search below…




Lost Gold Krugerrand Coin at UBC…Found!

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

I was out searching the beach at Point Roberts when I got a 911 call in regards to a lost family heirloom at UBC. I listened to the message and could hear the desperation in the young mans voice and just how important it was to help find his friends lost item.

I called them back and we talked about the search, I headed back across border and straight to UBC. When I arrived at UBC night was fast approaching, I met the two young men, Isaac & Jackson, who are majoring in iron engineering. We discussed the search and where they felt the gold coin could be…I had lights with me so I was prepared to search into the night, if need be so.

I started my grid with Isaac following my every footstep and watching every signal that I checked with my pin pointer. After 15 minutes of doing my grid I saw the gold krugerrand coin right in front of me! I stepped on the coin and put down my detector and turned on the camera on my iPhone 7+














I calmly reached down and said… Is this what you’re looking for? I loved his reaction as he was speechless! Jackson was just as happy to see his best friends gold coin!













Jackson was a huge reason why his best friend got his gold coin back as he was the one who searched online and found TheRingFinders. I always wonder how many people walk away and give up the search for their lost items. Thankfully the internet has made it possible for people to reconnect with their cherished keepsakes.

With close to 400 memebers on TheRingFinders directory… If you’ve lost something sentimental and  irreplaceable contact a member nearest you…Your second chance to find what you thought was lost forever!


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Lost Ring in Surrey, BC… Found in Garden.

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

I received a call the other day from a young man who asked if I could help him find his lost gold wedding band in the garden. He found TheRingFinders directory on the Internet, while searching to find a way to locate his lost ring.

We talked about the search and it didn’t sound too difficult, sometimes garden searches can take minutes other times they can take hours. I loaded up my car and headed out to find his lost ring the next morning.

I met the young man at 10 AM and he show me his backyard where he believed his ring was lost, I asked him some questions and he told me he planted nine hedges, he felt the ring would be close by as spent most of the day in that area.

I began my search and to my surprise the area was covered in nails and iron. I was using my AT Gold  metal detector and knew right away I should’ve brought a different machine that could handle the iron. Even though I knew what signal iron comes in on my detector I also knew it could mask and hide the gold signal, so I dug up every piece of iron I could find in the area as I was doing my search. This way I would not miss his ring.

After a couple hours we discussed removing the hedges and checking the holes, his wedding band could’ve fallen into the hole while he was planting them. But before that we talked a bit more and he saw a pipe in the grass & ivy and said… oh I dug that up and threw it over there…Bingo! That’s exactly what I wanted to hear! A throwing movement is what could cause a ring to come off his finger.

Not long after, I found his ring in the ivy! I was able to surprise the young man…But first I would call him outside to help remove the hedge, one at a time and check the holes…This would have taken a few more hours and some hard work!









We talked a bit about digging up the hedge, then I figured I made him sweat long enough and I showed him his ring!









You can watch the video below of the search…Thanks for watching, I love my job!


Lost Ring at Bowen Island, BC, Canada…Cliff Hanger!

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

This search was a cliff hanger to say the least! It started with a text message from Dave who said he saw me on Youtube and his friends could use my help in finding a lost ring.  He told me the ring fell between the cracks of the deck they were standing on…Sounds good to me, how hard could it be, right?

This was one of the hardest searches I’ve ever done and thankfully Bob knew how to set up the ropes and secure me, so that I could safely search for the lost ring.

Here’s the story of the ring…Bob’s wife Miki is a goldsmith and she just finished making a custom set of 18k white gold wedding bands that she was sending to Japan to a young couple that were getting married soon.

Miki was taking pictures of the ring when one ring decided to make a run for the hills! It fell between the cracks of the deck and hit a rock below and bounced towards the water! Bob & Miki searched for 10 hours that day for the ring and sadly they had no luck finding it.

This is when I come into the search, the next day I arrive and they show me the area they had searched. I knew from pictures that they had sent me the night before it was a rough terrain so my wife told me to take my rope and harness.

Bob already had the rope set up so I put the harness on and went to work! 4 1/2 hours later and after a great lunch Bob’s mom made us, I was able to surprise everyone with the ring!!!

I told Bob could you bring me up on the rope I have to go to the bathroom and then I asked Miki if I could see her other ring as I wanted to test it with my detector again…Then I said thanks and put both rings in her hand…Surprise!!!













I love my job! You can watch the video of the search below…

Lost Ring in Ladner BC…Found

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

Midnight gold…I work long hours and I will go out after work when someone needs help to find their lost ring. The last little while we’ve had a blast of snow here and that makes for some calls for help.

I was at work and I got a call for help so I arranged a late meeting to go search for a lost ring and told the person it would be close to 1 am before I could make it out to him and he said lets do it.

Well a few minutes later I got another call and that person lost his ring and the kicker was he was located only 10 minutes from where I was working. Good thing I had a detector with me because it was a 40 minute drive back to my pace to grab one. When we get snow I carry one with me for this reason.

I got off work and headed out to Dave’s place and we met at 12am and he showed me the area I needed to search and it was huge! My first thought was this will take me hours. We discussed the search area and I asked Dave were he wanted to start and he said he had a feeling that it may have come off in this one location, so I said lets check it out.

10 minutes later and his ring was back where it belonged!










I love my job! If you have lost your ring or special something…Call a member of TheRingFinders


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Metal detector rental for lost ring in Vancouver BC.

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

Why rent a mental detector when you can hire a metal detecting specialist…The Ring Finders directory has hundreds of metal detecting specialists around the world that will help you find your lost ring and other jewelry.

Today I went out to find a lost white gold wedding band for a young man who lost it by wiping snow off his pants.

He showed me the area and after 2 minutes or so I was able to find it for him. He was very happy and a little surprised at were I found his ring.

It wasn’t where he thought it would be but like most searches they never are found where you think it should be. It was in the opposite direction of where he thought it landed.






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