Craig Ostendorf, Author at The Ring Finders

Fort Myers Beach — Ring Lost in Sand Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

 
How do you find a lost ring?  Give us a call!  Between my wife and I, we have several years of experience in finding and returning lost jewelry in the Naples, Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel area beaches on land or in the water.  We each have metal detectors, so most times we will both be able to search which increases the chances of finding what was lost.

Here is another example of how our metal detecting service can reunite owners with their precious valuables.  Her smiling face says it all–a beautiful diamond engagement ring lost in the sand at Fort Myers Beach is now back on her hand where it belongs!

Sanibel Island — Lost Ring in Sand Found and Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

My wife and I got a call requesting our help to locate a gold and diamond ring lost in the sand at a beach in Sanibel.

Even though we were out of town for the day, we had arranged before we left for our trusted friend, Ed (whom we have spent several hours training in the metal detecting field) to be readily available in case we received such a call for help.

Not long after all involved had met at the location of the lost ring at the beach, we received these photos.  The smiles say it all and we are so happy it all worked out!

 

Diamond Ring Found & Returned — Punta Gorda, FL

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

I received an email from Presley requesting my assistance in recovering her lost ring.  She was referred to me by her friend who I had helped find a ring for last September after the hurricane.   I made contact with Presley and she explained how she had lost her gold diamond ring in her private pond and could be in water as deep as 6-8 feet.

After several conversations and lots of consideration of how to tackle this ring recovery, I made arrangements to meet her.  After assessing the pond (and hoping there were no alligators) I decided to first see how solid the bottom of the pond was and in how deep of water the ring might be in.  Not long after entering the pond, I got a hit on my metal detector at a depth of under five feet.  Sure enough, after a couple of attempts, the ring was in the scoop.

The smile on her face tells just how happy she was to have her ring back on her finger where it belongs!

 

Fort Myers Beach — Pendant Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

This nice young man called us after losing his rose gold pendant in the ocean.  While throwing frisbee on the sandbar at Fort Myers Beach, the chain around his neck broke allowing the pendant to fall into the water below.

As the chain and pendant had been passed down to his father and then to him, it had great sentimental value.  He began searching the Internet and came across the ring finder website.  After reading our many success stories, he gave us a call and we made arrangements to meet the next day.

Upon arrival, he walked out with us in the water to the top of the sandbar.  (When he lost the pendant he made sure to pick out landmarks to identify the general area–which is very helpful in search and recovery)  He pointed out the area where he thought he lost it and then headed back to shore so we could begin our search.  Within about twenty minutes we were successful in locating the missing pendant just a few feet away from where he thought he had lost it!

Bonita Springs Big Hickory Island — Rings Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

This time of year, many people travel to southwest Florida from long distances to escape the snow and cold.

This was true of a family from Sweden who contacted us a few days ago requesting our metal detecting services.  At the end of a beautiful warm day at the Big Hickory Island private beach in Bonita Springs, the family gathered up their beach items and started to walk to the boat shuttle.  That’s when they remembered they had put two rings and a watch in the baby carrier upon arrival for safe keeping.  After looking in the baby carrier for the jewelry items, they were not to be found.  After they retraced their steps, they found the watch laying on top of the sand, but the two rings which had great sentimental value were nowhere to be found.

Research on the internet led them to the ring finder website and that’s when we received their call for help.   Arrangements were made to meet the following day.

Once on the private island, we made a short walk to the area in the sand where the watch was found.  Within 30 seconds of turning the metal detector on, the first gold ring was recovered.  A few seconds later, the next signal turned out to be the second lost gold ring!  

 

Lost Ring in Yard Found and Returned — Punta Gorda, FL

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

While prepping for Hurricane Irma,  this lovely gal lost her ring in the yard while shaking out a rug.  After the hurricane passed and unsuccessful attempts to locate the ring herself, she decided to search the internet for an alternative way to find her ring.  That’s when she discovered The Ring Finders website and our contact information.

After contacting us, we arrived at her home later that afternoon.  Within a few minutes, we were able to locate her beautiful ring and she was able to rest easy knowing it was back on her finger where it belongs!

Sanibel Island — Ring Lost in Sand Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

My wife and I received a text message at 11:21 pm from Chris requesting help to locate his wedding ring he had lost earlier in the day at Bowman’s Beach at Sanibel / Captiva island.  (He had lost it when he took it off to apply sunscreen to the kids and had forgotten he had placed it in his lap when he stood up).

Chris and his family had spent quite a bit of time looking for the ring themselves with no success, so we were eager to help them out and we arranged to meet early the next morning when the park opened up.

After discussing the area of the beach where they thought the ring was lost in the sand, we began our search.  Within a few minutes, I got a solid gold tone on my metal detector.  There in the scoop was the missing white gold ring!

 

 

Fort Myers Beach — Lost Wedding Band Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

We received the following testimonial from our most recent search for a lost gold wedding band at Fort Myers Beach, FL :

“Thank you, Craig and Stephanie!  You were very responsive to my call and got out to our beach rental house the same day, finding my wedding band within hours of arriving.  I’m incredibly appreciative of your professionalism and genuineness.  I hope I never have to call you again, but if I do, I know I’ll be in good hands! –Nat Estes

 

Fort Myers Beach — Gold Chain Lost for 9 Days Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

Here is the latest testimonial from Alicia and Rich regarding our most recent successful recovery of a gold chain lost in the ocean for nine days:

“Craig and Stephanie dropped everything to search for my brother’s gold chain that he lost on Fort Myers Beach.  We already looked for it the day after we lost it but had no luck.  After a week, I reached out to Craig and Stephanie as our last hope.  Even though it was shifting under water for 9 days, Craig and Stephanie found his chain and we were so grateful!  They are an amazing and trustworthy team who obviously have their hearts in the right place and enjoy helping people recover something precious to them. Can’t thank you guys enough!  Keep up the good work.”–Alicia and Rich

Vanderbilt Beach, Naples — Lost Ring Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

Vanderbilt Beach, Naples, Florida:  Another successful lost ring recovery!

My wife and I were contacted by this lovely gal who had lost her one carat diamond ring in the dry sand.  After expanding the search area beyond where she thought her ring was lost, we were successful in locating the ring!

We are so happy we could find and return this precious ring back to its owner!