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”.
Andrew sent an e-mail to me on September 16th and asked for my help to find his wedding ring. He works on an organic farm and had lost his wedding ring while picking potatoes a day earlier. Andrew dug through the soil for over two hours with no luck. His boss told him that he may find someone who could help on the internet. Andrew found my information on The Ring Finders website. I met him at the farm on September 17th and located his ring in about ten minutes. Andrew was so excited to have his wedding ring back, particularly since he had only been married for two months.
On July 3rd, while metal detecting on Misquamicut Beach, I discovered an iPhone 7 buried in the sand. Once the iPhone was charged, it gave a phone number to call if the phone was found. Its owner had used a special application, which allowed him to put a message on his iPhone when it was lost. I called the number and connected with Anthony, the owner, who was very glad to hear from me. Anthony had lost the phone two days earlier. After searching the beach, he didn’t expect to get it back. He was in Boston when I called, and it was late evening, but he was happy to drive to Rhode Island to claim his phone.
In August 2016, while searching for a lost wedding ring in the water, I came across a Boston College ring buried underwater in the sand. Someone had tried to scratch out the owner’s name, but with the help of a magnifying glass, I was able to identify the name, Christopher P. Martin. I searched the internet and social media for months trying to find him. I even called Boston college twice to enlist their help in locating this graduate but that didn’t help. After six months of searching, I decided to contact WJAR Channel 10 to see if they could help me in my quest to find the owner of the ring, and they agreed. After the story aired on Channel 10, I still didn’t hear anything. My wife had an idea. Through the Boston College website, she connected with the Facebook of the Class of 1998. She messaged both Chris Martin and a college friend of his with a link to the Channel 10 story. Her detective work and the Channel 10 story paid off! The friend forwarded the link to Chris Martin, and he contacted me. Chris told me that his apartment was broken into about 15 years ago and his Boston College ring was stolen. He agreed to do a follow-up story about the ring return with Channel 10. With the help of my wife and Channel 10, I was able to reunite the ring with its owner. As you can see from the videos and photo, Chris was very happy to have this ring back! videos…….. Local man finds lost Boston College ring and Missing ring reunited with owner
On February 25th, I received a somewhat frantic call from Lisa. Her custom-made diamond wedding ring-band had been missing for two weeks. It was last seen in a bathroom drawer in their house, and Lisa and her husband had been combing the house since that time. They assumed that their two-year old son had hidden the ring somewhere in the house or that he may have thrown it out of an open second-story window in his room. Lisa had learned of The Ring Finders from a friend and asked for my help with the search. I covered the area in the backyard directly under the window without any success. I also suggested that the ring may have landed on an eave or its gutter just below the second floor windows but would have needed a ladder of over twenty-feet to reach the area. We moved our search into the house, trying to imagine where a toddler would hide a ring. After searching through closets, drawers, under furniture, etc., I saw her son trying to stuff something through a small space in his parents’ bedroom window and suggested that he may have done the same with her ring. We opened the bedroom window, and Lisa hung out the window to check the eave and gutter, while I made sure that she didn’t fall out. She was shocked and ecstatic to find her ring on the eave right under the window.
Today, I received a call from Nick asking for my help in finding his keys. They were lost in the snow after a storm that dropped a foot of snow. Nick had the keys in his pocket when he started snow blowing. After he finished, the keys were missing, and Nick had no idea where to begin. He decided to search the internet for help and found me through The Ring Finders website. I searched his yard and found the keys in about ten minutes. As you can tell, Nick was very happy to have his keys back!
A week ago, while vacationing on Cape Cod, I received a call from Leslie asking for my help. Her mom, Phyllis, recently lost a gold cross in her backyard when the chain broke and was very upset over the loss. The cross was a gift from her late husband, so it held special meaning to her. As soon as I returned from vacation, I went to search for the item. After approximately two hours of searching the yard and a compost bin, and using two different metal detectors, I located the cross in the lawn. Phyllis is thrilled to have this precious item back with her!
On Sunday afternoon, I received a call from Brian, who had lost his wedding band in Barber Pond. He explained that he had been playing with his daughter in about knee-deep water, when he saw his ring fall into the water. Hidden by silt which clouded the water, the ring soon disappeared into the sand. Brian, his wife, and friends searched but couldn’t find the ring. That’s when Brian consulted the internet and found me on theringfinders.com. I met Brian at a small parking area near the lake. After a ten minute walk through the woods, the path opened to a beautiful little beach on the pond. It would have been a lot more pleasant had it not been 95 degrees and very humid. Fortunately, I was able to recover the ring in about 45 minutes. Brian was a very happy young man!
Jasmine and her fiancé, Graham, were guests at a family wedding at the New York Yacht Club on Saturday. While socializing with other guests on the lawn, Jasmine waved her hand and her diamond engagement ring flew off. Jasmine, Graham, and other guests searched the lawn with flashlights but couldn’t locate the ring. On Sunday morning, Graham found The Ring Finders website and called me for help. I drove to the yacht club and searched the lawn area for a few hours before Jasmine and Graham had to leave. They were discouraged, but I told them I wouldn’t give up the search. Over an hour later, I located the ring deep in the grass and called them with the good news. We made arrangements to meet them in Massachusetts, and Jasmine was thrilled to have the ring back on her finger!
Mary and Gene were enjoying a campfire in their backyard until she lost her engagement ring and wedding band. Frantic to locate the rings, Gene searched for hours on his hands and knees. He was able to locate the engagement ring, but the wedding band couldn’t be found. Gene even purchased a metal detector but returned it because he was inexperienced with its operation. Mary searched the internet for help and located the Ring Finders website. Gene contacted me and asked if I could search their backyard. In less than a half hour, I located the wedding band in the grass. It was a pleasure to help this nice young couple!