Darrin Gray, Author at The Ring Finders

Lost Wedding Ring Found Chanhassen Minnesota

from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-651-829-4438

Joanne and her husband were having a family reunion at there place on the lake. They set up a volleyball net for a game in the water. While playing, their niece’s wedding ring popped off her finger into the water. The whole family searched for hours to no avail. Joanne did a search on the internet and found my name via the ring finders website. It was a short dive of maybe 20 minutes and I found the beautiful diamond wedding ring. I wish I could of been around to see your nieces face when she heard about the recovery. Congrats!!! Glad I could help.

Darrin

 

Lost ring scuba search Minnesota

from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-651-829-4438

Carol contacted me through the ring finders web site. She was picking up rocks in the water near her dock and throwing them onto shore . I believe it was for a landscape project. A few hours later, she noticed her wedding ring was missing. The only thing that made any sense, it must of slipped off in the water. I arrived at Carols lake home and we discussed where around the dock would be the best area to search. I dawned my scuba gear and jumped in.  It only took 10 minutes or so and I heard a great hit on my metal detector – The water visibility was terrible, so I grabbed a hand full of sand and rocks and waved in front of my detector. The object was in my hand. Slowly removing the other debris and brining my hand right up to my eyes, I saw the twinkling of the diamond. What an awesome feeling to find a lost valuable like this. Congrats Carol!

 

Wedding ring recovered 14 years after being Lost

from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-651-829-4438

14 years ago, Amber was styling a friends hair at her home in Minnesota. She took her rings off as usual, though this time, her 2 year old daughter saw that shiny diamond and decided it would be fun to play with. She went outside to her play area and returned with no ring(of-course)  – Now back to the present. Amber & her husband are having their yard scraped and re-graded in a week or so. Amber thought it would be a good idea to look one final time for that lost wedding ring before it is gone forever. She found me on the ring finders website and we set a day for the search. I was there for approx. a half hour collecting the usual suspects (pennies, foil, pop-tops etc.) when I got a familiar deep tone. I knew this hit had a good chance of being the ring, I dug about 2 1/2 inches down and there is was. Beautiful Gold Diamond ring. Shiny and bright as ever, just a little dirt on it. Please see the picture below of Mom and daughter 14 years after (the incident). Truly glad I could help you out Amber, and very nice to meet your family. Congrats!!!

Darrin G.

 

Lost ring Minneapolis – The Ring Finders Recovery

from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-651-829-4438

Living in the uptown area of Minneapolis when it snows, can be hectic. There is a required amount of time given; that you must move your vehicle for the plows or you get ticketed and towed. Miranda was cleaning the snow off her car when her ring flew off her finger. She heard it hit the car, though she couldn’t find it anywhere. Time was important, as the snowplows would be plowing soon. If that happened, the ring could end up anywhere. Miranda found the ring finders website and called me. I live about an hour away and I took off for the search as soon as I could. When I arrived, Miranda was out in the street, as she just directed the snowplow to avoid the area. She showed me the spot and it only took about 30 seconds to find her lost valuable. Truly glad I could help out. Congrats on having your ring back where it belongs.

Darrin

Lost Wedding Band Found – Minnesota Metal Detecting

from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-651-829-4438

I received a call from Bridget asking me to help find her husband Erik’s white gold wedding band. They were at a local fall festival with their kids and while playing in one of the attractions Erik’s ring was lost. Perfect timing for me, as I just got home from running some errands and I had a couple hours free – So, I headed down and met up with them at the festival. Eric showed me the approx. area he lost the ring and after a couple minute search, his wedding band was back on his finger – right where it belongs :). Glad the search went quick and smooth, some times searches can get long and  really tough. Truly happy I could help out Bridget.

Take Care –

Darrin

Lost Wedding Ring Found Metal Detectors Minnesota

from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-651-829-4438

Lost Ring Northwest Iowa lake Found

from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-651-829-4438

Jeanne and her family were on vacation at her Dad’s cabin in Northwest Iowa. While on a canoe outing, her Dad, John was getting out of the canoe and felt his ring slip off his finger. The family tried to locate the ring to no avail. Jeanne contacted me through the ring finders website and explained the situation. The ring was lost in approx. 3 feet of water, the water has no visibility and a very rocky bottom. I drove down to Iowa and met with john, he showed me the area and scuba seemed to be the best method for recovery. I dawned my gear and walked into the water, the very first hit I got on my metal detector was his ring. I came up out of the water and one of John’s neighbors was standing on the dock. She asked me if rings could be found that have been lost for a couple years? I said sure, I’ve recovered rings that have been in the water for decades (maybe even a century). She informed me that her nieces husband lost his wedding ring a couple years back by their dock just about 100 yards away from John’s dock. I said OK, I’ll meet you over there. I swam over and she showed me the spot, I started my search and found an old rusty can. The next hit on my detector was a big old wedding ring. What a day, 2 lost rings and some very happy people – doesn’t get much better than that! 🙂

Congrats John and your neighbors niece & husband (Didn’t get their names)

Darrin ~

 

Scott Juusola back in Minnesota for ring find

from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-651-829-4438

An old ring finder buddy of mine stopped back in town after moving to Texas for work. Scott & I headed out to Lake Minnetonka for a search of a family heirloom gold ring that was lost while swimming. Glad to have Scott along as he pulled the ring after a couple hour search. Suzy was so happy to have her ring back where it belongs. Congrats Suzy and a big Thanks to Scott for the help!

Darrin

 

 

Lost Wedding Ring Found 1 Year later Minnesota

from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-651-829-4438

Zack was working on his boat lift canopy, when his wedding ring popped off his finger (Zack recently lost weight) and into the lake. He could actually see the ring in the water. As he tried to retrieve it, the muck stirred up and the ring was gone. Zack figured it was gone forever. Approx. 1 year later, Zack’s wife Colleen was reading the paper and saw an article on the ring finders. She gave me a call and we set up a day for the scuba search. The lake had no visibility and the muck and weeds were thick. I searched the area for 15 minutes or so, pulling out cans and trash. It was a tough search because the boat lift and dock are made of metal and this was interfering with my detector. I was just about to give up when I got one more hit and to my relief, it was a Gold Band :).

So glad I could help you out Zack & Colleen, it was nice chatting with you and thanks for the homemade cookies. Very tasty after a tough dive!

Darrin

Lost Heirloom Ring Wisconsin Metal Detecting Recovery

from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-651-829-4438

I received a call from John about a lost heirloom ring passed down from his Father. John recently bought a boat and parked it at a slip on the Mississippi river. While putting down his swim platform at the back of his boat, his Gold Diamond heirloom ring slipped off his finger and into the river. (I have to mention, John recently lost a lot of weight) The river is very muddy & the visibility while diving is zero. I jumped into the river at the back of his slip and hoped the ring didn’t fall too close to the metal supports that hold up the slip. There were many hits on my metal detector as I searched. I pulled out an Iphone first, though it was water logged and destroyed, so; no getting that back to it’s rightful owner. After about 15 minutes and finding a lot of junk, I decided to feel around in the approx. area. I got incredibly lucky as my ring finger actually went right inside the ring. Diving with no visibility is hard to say the least, you have no clue where you are or what’s right in front of you. Congrats on getting the ring back John, a pleasure to chat with you.

 

Darrin