Gary Bonin

Lost Cartier Diamond Love Bracelet Found in South Kingstown Rhode Island

  • from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)
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I received a call for help from Jen, after she lost her diamond Cartier bracelet somewhere on her 10-acre farm.  I told Jen that I would be happy to search for her bracelet the next day, which happened to be St. Patrick’s Day.  My wife accompanied me on the search.  Jen thought she may have lost it while she was feeding the farm animals.  My search included the outside pens and inside stalls of the horses, goats, and chickens but no bracelet was found.  After I confirmed that she had cleaned the animal stalls recently,  Jen directed me to an area at the far end of the property where wood chips and animal waste are dumped.  I searched this area and located half of the two-piece bracelet.   The second half could not be found in this same area.  I believed that it would probably be the areas where the animals are kept or where the hay and feed are stored.  I reminded my wife to keep an eye on the ground as it could be sitting there in plain sight.  Jen and I went to the pod where she keeps hay for the animals and went inside to search inside the storage container.  That’s when my wife looked down and found the other half of the bracelet sitting on top of  the ground in plain sight right outside the pod.  My wife and I were so excited and amazed that both halves of the bracelet were found and in different locations on this large property.  Jen was thrilled to have her bracelet back!  It was a very happy and lucky St. Patrick’s Day all around!

 

Lost Grandmothers ring found in East Providence RI.

  • from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)
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It was late afternoon when I received a message from a very upset Allison.  She had lost her grandmother’s ring while playing with her dog in the snow at a local tennis park. At some point, she removed her gloves, and the ring fell off into the snow.  She didn’t know where the ring fell off.  Allison and her wife tried to find the ring but didn’t have any luck.  They even bought a metal detector and couldn’t find it.  Allison then turned to the internet to see if someone could help her find her grandmother’s ring.  That’s when she found TheRingFinders website and contacted me.  I responded that I would help and was on my way.  When I arrived at the park, it was dark.  I started my search with Allison holding a flashlight.  I walked about 20 feet, and the first target I hit was the ring.  She was very happy to have this family heirloom back.

Lost Engagement Ring found in Hopedale MA

  • from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)
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On November 10, 2020, I received an e-mail from Jimena about her lost engagement ring.  She and her fiance Ivan were raking leaves two days earlier, and at some point, she noticed that her engagement ring was missing. They knew the ring had to be either in their yard or where they had dumped leaves.  Jimena and Ivan even bought a metal detector but couldn’t find the ring. That’s when Jimena searched the internet for help and found me through The Ring Finders website.  The next day,  I searched several areas, including an area across the street from their home where they dumped leaves and their front and side yards, with no luck.  Before searching the backyard,  I decided to search a pile of yard waste located at the far end of their yard, where Jimena said she had thrown some of the leaves.  I got into the pile of sticks, grass, and leaves and started my search.  The second target I hit, buried in the leaves, was the beautiful engagement ring.  Jimena and Ivan were so happy to have the ring back before their wedding, which was the next month.  I’m glad that I was able to find the ring and wish them a long and happy marriage.

Newlywed’s Ring found on Narragansett RI Town Beach

  • from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)
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On Sunday, October 18, 2020, Matt and his wife were married on beautiful Narragansett town beach, followed by a celebration in the North Beach Club House.  At some point after the ceremony, they noticed that Matt’s wedding band had slipped off.  Friends and family  helped  search the beach and the Club House.  Guests even got a rake to search the sand and tried using a metal detector as well.  Unfortunately, these efforts only caused the ring to sink deeper in the sand.  They decided to search the internet for help and found TheRingFinders.com website.  On Monday, Matt sent me a text message asking for my help.  As soon as I got his message, I contacted Matt to let him know that I was on my way to search for his lost wedding band.  That’s when Matt told me that the wedding band had been handed down to him by his late grandfather.  Matt and his wife live in Cambridge, MA, and were unable to meet me at the beach, so they provided photos of the two areas where they thought the ring might be.  I started my search closest to the water, and in ten minutes I found Matt’s ring about 8 inches deep in the sand.  I called him with the good news.  We met that evening, and he was thrilled to have his ring back.

Lost Wedding Ring found in Johnston RI

  • from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)
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On April 19, 2020, I went to Johnston to search for Mike’s wedding ring, while maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask.  A friend, who I had recovered a ring for previously, referred Mike to me.  He lost the ring in his back yard while doing yard work.  He was upset that he had lost such a sentimental item.  After searching for 4 hours, Mike was ready to throw in the towel.  At that same time, I located the ring.  Mike and his family were thrilled!

Lost Ring in Portsmouth RI

  • from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)
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On February 3, 2020, I was contacted by Ryan from Portsmouth about a lost ring.  He was doing some yard work at his home and lost a gold onyx ring.  It was an heirloom that had been handed down to him by his mom, so he was anxious to recover the ring.  After searching the yard for an hour and a half, I located the ring in a pile of brush.  Ryan was very happy to have the ring back!

Souvenir Ring Found in Cumberland, RI

  • from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)
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In September 2019, Jim called me for my help in finding a ring on the grounds of the Cumberland Monastery.  The spinner ring held special meaning for Jim as it was a souvenir of a trip to Israel.  It was lost while playing football with family.  I located the ring in two minutes, barely time for him to drive off the grounds!  Jim was thrilled to have this special ring returned to him.

Newlywed’s Lost Wedding Band Found in North Smithfield, RI

  • from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)
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During a snow storm in December 2019, Lee lost his rose gold wedding band while playing with his Labrador retriever.  He was anxious to find his ring, so he purchased a metal detector.  After unsuccessfully searching for his ring, Lee decided to turn to someone who was experienced in the use of a metal detector.  It took about two hours for me to find the wedding band as Lee was not exactly sure where it was lost.  Lee and his wife of less than two months were very happy to have the ring returned to them.

Gary

Lost Ring Found After a Year in East Greenwich, RI

  • from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)
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Andy contacted me in January 2020 and asked for help in finding his platinum wedding band.  He was sure the ring was lost in his backyard a year prior while he was gardening.  He accidently planted his ring in the ground along with some bulbs and bushes.  Andy borrowed a metal detector but couldn’t locate the ring.  After searching various areas for over two hours, I found the ring about six inches in the ground, close to where he had planted a rhododendron bush.  Andy was excited to have his ring back.  His wife exclaimed, “That’s awesome!  You’re the man!”.

Lost rings found in Franklin MA

  • from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)
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On Mother’s Day, I received a call from Brigid, an upset mother who had lost both her diamond and wedding rings.  They were lost a day earlier while she was doing yard work.  The next day I went to Brigid’s home to search for both rings.  She described how she had been clearing brush and weeds, and lost the rings while piling up the refuse.  After an hour of searching the yard, I located her wedding ring.  It took an additional hour and a half to locate the diamond ring.  Brigid described the recovery as “amazing”.