Craig Ostendorf, Author at The Ring Finders

How to Find a Lost Ring — Sanibel Island to Naples Area Beaches — Ring Found and Returned!

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

A gold wedding band lost in the sand at Bowman’s Beach near Captiva prompted a phone call inquiring of our metal detecting services.  Arrangements were made for my wife and I to meet at the beach location.  Within just a few minutes of our search, the wedding ring which had a lot of sentimental meaning was back where it belonged!  The smile says it all!

How to Find a Lost Ring — Naples FL to Sanibel Island / Captiva

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

Did you lose a wedding band or other item of jewelry at the beach?  Have you ever wondered how to find a lost ring in the water, sand or yard?  Instead of buying or renting a metal detector—give us a call!  We offer our metal detecting service from Naples area beaches (including Vanderbilt Beach, Naples Pier, Clam and Wiggins Pass and Lowdermilk Park) to Bonita and Fort Myers Beach as well as Sanibel and Captiva Island.

Contact us:   Craig Ostendorf  239-209-7517 or Stephanie Ostendorf 239-313-1877

We are a husband and wife team with over 25 years of metal detecting experience and 60+ documented stories of rings that were once lost being found and returned!

We recently helped this young man find his gold wedding ring that he lost at the beach while playing football in the water with friends!

 

 

Lost ring NAPLES , FL — Found in Beach Sand and Returned!!!

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

 

THIS IS OUR 60th DOCUMENTED SUCCESSFUL LOST RING RECOVERY!!!

Evan (pictured) lost his wedding band in the loose sand while enjoying a sunny afternoon at Lowdermilk Park in Naples.  While applying sunscreen, Evan’s wedding band flew off sinking into the sand.  After attempting to look for the ring themselves with no success, Evan’s wife Abbey found our contact information under Naples Ring Finder and gave us a call.

Arrangements were made to meet at the Naples beach to find the lost ring.  After just a few minutes of searching, my wife found the ring and it was back on Evan’s finger where it belongs!

My wife and I have several years metal detecting experience between us. (I purchased my first metal detector in 1993).  That—coupled with top of the line metal detectors—makes for a great professional combination and greatly increases the odds that your lost ring or other precious item will be found.

If you have lost a ring or other precious metal item in water or on land, feel free to give us a call or text.

Contact us :  Craig Ostendorf 239-209-7517 or Stephanie Ostendorf 239-313-1877

Email:  Craig.Ostendorf@TheRingFinders.com

We are The Ring Finders for Naples, Bonita Springs / Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island / Captiva and all areas of Lee and Collier counties of Southwest Florida.

Naples, FL — Ring Lost While Boating Found and Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

I received a call early Monday morning from Jermaine who was in desperate need of my metal detecting services.

A day prior, Jermaine and his lovely family were enjoying their new boat and a beautiful day on the water at the shore’s edge.  When it was time to call it a day and head back to the marina, Jermaine got out of the boat to give it a little push out into the deeper water. That’s when Jermaine’s hand slipped off the edge of the boat platform and he felt his custom gold and diamond wedding ring fall off his finger and saw it go into the water.  Everybody joined in the search for the lost ring, but they were unsuccessful in finding it.

After a long boat ride home and a sleepless night thinking about how to recover the lost ring, Jermaine got up early and began searching the internet.   That’s when he came across my contact information on the ring finders website under Naples.  We made arrangements for my wife and I to meet to meet him at the marina where his boat is kept.

About an hour later we were anchored in the general area where he had lost the ring the day before.  My wife and I began searching.  Approximately two and a half hours later, the search was over when a faint signal produced a custom gold and diamond ring.

Even though this search turned out to be one of our more challenging searches, we could all enjoy the boat ride back to the marina knowing the ring was found and back on Jermaine’s finger.  The smile says it all!

 

If you have lost a ring or other precious metallic item in the Naples, Bonita Beach, Estero, Fort Myers Beach or Sanibel areas of Southwest Florida, please feel free to give us a call.  Between my wife and I, we have several years of metal detecting experience and over 55 documented successful ring recoveries.

 

Sanibel Island — Gold Wedding Band Lost in Gulf Found and Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

While enjoying a relaxing day at the beach, this gentleman’s wedding band fell into the water while playing football.

After searching the internet on how to find a lost ring, our contact information showed up and he and his wife contacted my wife and I for help. We made arrangements to perform the search later that evening.

The couple had previously made plans to meet their family for dinner, so once my wife and I arrived at the location we made sure to stay in constant contact via phone and text messaging.

After about an hour or so into the search, the ring finally appeared in the scoop.  Soon after we made arrangements to meet and we were able to return the ring and capture the attached photo.  The smile says it all!

Sanibel Island to Naples — Lost Ring? — Ring Lost in Sand Found & Returned!

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

This young man called us for help locating his gold wedding band that was lost in the sand at Sanibel Island.  The picture says it all!  He is so happy to have the wedding band back on his finger and we are glad we could make it happen for him!

Have you ever lost a ring at the beach in the sand or water?  Give us a call at 239-313-1877 or 239-209-7517.

We use top of the line metal detecting equipment and have over 55 documented success stories since 2012 when we joined The Ring Finders.  In most cases, both my wife and I will metal detect which increases the chances of your lost ring, piece of jewelry or other valuable being found!

 

 

 

 

Captiva / Sanibel Island — Engagement Ring Lost 30 Minutes after Proposal — Found and Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

 


Thirty minutes after saying “yes” to a marriage proposal, Kim lost her engagement ring while trying to take a photo of the beautiful diamond ring.  In the process of trying to get the perfect picture, the ring fell into the beach sand below at the water’s edge.   The newly engaged couple as well as several on-lookers searched frantically for the lost ring—with no success.  That’s when Kim decided to search the internet on “how to find a lost ring” and she came across our contact information.

My wife and I arrived at the location over four hours after the ring had initially been lost.  The tide was rising and the wave action had increased a lot in that time.  We knew that with every passing minute, the ring could get buried under the soft sand quickly.

We got right to work going in opposite directions with our detectors staying within the search area the couple thought the ring was lost in.  Not long after our search began, my wife heard a faint / sketchy deep signal on her metal detector.  Finally after three or four attempts to retrieve the target, the ring appeared in her scoop and was quickly back on Kim’s finger.

This is one marriage proposal this couple will never forget and will be talking about for years to come!

 

Naples, FL — Ring Lost In Chest Deep Water — Found and Returned!

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

Another successful ring recovery:  A platinum wedding band that was lost in chest deep Gulf waters while playing football was found and returned to this newlywed couple.

 

Fort Myers Beach — Wedding Band Lost in Gulf Waters Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)
I lost my platinum wedding band in the ocean at Ft. Myers beach on February 17, 2019. We were throwing a football in the water and I didn’t even realize that the ring had slipped off my finger and frankly, I didn’t know if it was in the water or on the beach and I was crushed after looking and calling everyplace we had been that entire day.
I ran across Craig Ostendorf on the internet while attempting to rent a metal detector on February 19th.
Craig and his wife met me out on the beach that afternoon. Craig told me that he felt the chances of finding my ring were good, though I thought finding that ring in that big ocean after two days was impossible. Long story short Craig and his wife marched out into the surf with their equipment to give it a shot. 30 minutes later they found my ring and I cannot Express the relief and gratitude that I feel for what Craig and his beautiful wife did for me.
I would highly recommend these angels for what they did for me, and they accepted a tip from me but didn’t charge for their services.
I thank you both from the bottom of my heart and I’ll sleep better tonight with my wedding band back on my finger.
Please see the photo of my ring, and again thank you both for what you did for me.
Jeff Dawson

Sanibel / Captiva Island — South Seas Island Resort — Lost Coin Found and Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

We were contacted by Kim to find and return a lost Sixpence coin that was very sentimental to her and her family and traditionally part of family member’s wedding ceremonies.  The coin had been lost during Kim’s cousins’ wedding ceremony on the beach at South Seas Resort.  At some point before, during or after the ceremony, the coin—which was put in the wedding bouquet—had fallen out. Kim’s brother is getting married this summer, so it was important to Kim to make every effort possible to find the lost coin so he can use it during his wedding.

After arrangements were made and permission granted for us to enter the private resort, we arrived at the location.  There were three possible locations the ring could have been lost.  After a long walk to the ceremony site on the beach, my wife and I began our search.  After digging a few targets that were not the desired coin, it wasn’t long before I heard another signal close to the surface.  After sifting the sand out of the scoop, the lost coin had been found!

We made arrrangements to mail the coin back to Kim, and below is a picture of a happy Kim reunited with the coin.