Kent Blethen, Author at The Ring Finders
Diamond ring recovered in Westport Massachusetts
Got an email yesterday from a girl that lost her engagement ring. About an hour away. She tried to get in touch with others but i was the 1st to respond. After asking a few questions i was sure the area was narrowed dow . She had also put a big rock where she was sitting to help me find the location, that was a big help. After about 20 minutes i had the ring and was able to meet up with her and return it.
Very special ring found in Marshfield Massachusetts
I was emailed by a young lady that had lost her ring the day before in the water at the beach. The following afternoon i met with her and her father on the beach with girlfriend. After a quick introduction we started our search. The beach has a steep slope which led me to believe that the ring could have been pulled down. After about 40 minutes with no result i asked her if she was sure this is the location. She assured me it was but also added she went to the left a very short ways so i expanded my search.i could see after every passing minute her hopes were dimming. I worked my way up the slope and got a signal a shallow scoop retrieved the ring. Its a Massachusetts State Cheerleading Championship ring. It is probably a return I most wanted to do,
Ring return after 40 years lost
Hit an old swimming hole and found a couple of rings, after getting out of the water the guy who has been watching me every time I went in and always asked how I did, approached me asking how I did. I told him I had a couple rings and one was a class ring. he ask me what the school was and I told him he then says class of 71? I said yes , a girls ring another yes, he then gave me initials so I had to look and said yes. he then said her mother is right over there. I walked over to the mother and introduced myself and asked if she could have her daughter call me for I found her ring, she started to cry and said she would. After about 5 minutes I got the phone call .and made arrangements to give the ring back. the great part is the ring still fits
Another rocovery from Stoughton Ma.
Got a call from a lady that her husband lost his ring while in the water in about waist deep. after arriving at the pond I headed down to the water and was met by the lifeguards, one of which told me a guy lost his wedding ring over there “pointing to the left” right near the buoys, I gave a little chuckle and told him I was contacted by his wife to see if I could find it. after about 2 minutes and an hour drive his ring was in the scoop. another great recovery.
A very happy young lady from Maine
Went on vacation back to Maine, went over to Mount Kineo to do a little water detecting. we had gotten off the ferry and had to walk almost a mile to the beach due to no cars allowed on the island only golf carts that you cant rent. So at about the halfway point a young lady pulled up behind us, telling us she had lost her ring ant the beach the day before and if we found it could we drop it off at the Pro Shop. she shoed me a picture of the ring and said she had went to Peru to study and that was were she got it. she said she couldn’t believe we were there, when she reported it to the Pro Shop there ferryman had said that 2 people just got off the ferry with metal detectors and was headed to the beach. she seemed to be in a hurry, but later found out that she was rushing to make the ferry trip back to the mainland. She offered to give us a ride to the beach which we excepted. once there I ask where she was sitting, she pointed to the area and before she could leave on my 5 swing she was reunited with her ring. After a few hours we headed back to the ferry. Once there the ferryman said, Great job on finding her ring she’s a great kid glad it worked out. As you can see in the photo she’s pretty happy to have her ring back.
Diamond ring returned form Old Silver Beach
Got a call from a friend asking if I wanted to help him find a ring in waist deep water. I said sure ill meet you there. we got to the location and started swinging after about 45 minutes I decided to move more off to the side the first target I got was the ring. My friend gave me the gentleman’s phone number so I called him stating that I found hit and made arrangements to meet the next day.He told me he wasn’t going to tell his girlfriend that I found it just that she had to meet a friend of his fathers. He also told me that the ring was given to her by an aunt that had passed about 11 years earlier. The next day I met up with him and introduced myself and asked her if she was having a good vacation she responded with yes, I said even though you lost this and held my hand out with the ring in it. I could see her eyes watering up a little with sheer excitement.
A very happy guy from Saquish, Massachusetts
Got a call from Charlie to see if I could find his wife’s ring diamond wedding ring that was lost at the beach Charlie met me at the gate and I followed him out to the beach. he showed me where he was parked and told me that his wife had taken the ring off and put it in her shorts that she had taken off while there. After scanning the small area for about a half hour I was convinced this is not where the ring was, just a lot of trash was there. I asked him where else they were. He said he backed his vehicle straight back and showed me the area he was parked. As I was scanning my way in that direction I got that sweet sound I was looking for. about 2 inches down in the wet sand came out her ring. I picked it up and headed to Charlie, as I walked up to him I said I cant believe all the crap I’m finding out here. His response was what did you get this time, I said I got a piece of metal with a diamond in it and opened my hand and showed him his wife’s ring. I think I saw a tear form. He told me that the ring belonged to his mother who passed a couple years earlier and that he gave it to his future wife when they got engaged. That made this return extra special. as you can see in the picture he was defiantly relieved to have it back.
Lost Car Keys Found In Massachusetts On Cranberry Bog
Got a call from a gentleman yesterday stating that he lost his keys while jogging. I told him i would meet him the next afternoon and i would see if i could find them for him. He showed me the area that he tossed his keys at so he wouldn’t have to carry them the whole time, after about a minute or so i got signal in all metal i reached down picked up the keys and handed them to him. He was delighted and i told him it’s never that easy. He said that he thought he tossed them a little farther up the brush row. He thanked me and allowed me to get the pictures to post here.
$5000 1.2 carat Diamond Ring lost 17 yrs Returned to owner in Massachusetts
A couple weeks ago i met a lad about buying an item she had, when she noticed that i had a couple metal detectors in my truck. She said that her sister had lost her Diamond ring in her back yard and that they rented a couple metal detectors to find it to no avail. I asked her if she wanted me to try and find it and that i didn’t mind trying. She asked how much i told her that i do charge a photo of the return and she said okay with skepticism. On Sunday 10-28-12 i showed up to her house and she was not home,i got in touch with her and asked if i could still look and she said that would be fine. Afetr about 40 minutes i had the ring in hand and was waiting for her to come home, after about 5 minutes she arrived home and i showed her my results. She was ecstatic. I told her i was going to bring to the jeweler and have it cleaned.which he did and also gave me a verbal appraisal. On 11-2-12 i met her,her sister and some friends for the return. She was in awe she kept crying and staring at it. What a feeling it is to be able to do this. oh almost forgot i also had the local paper there also which made it very special, so that the returned can be relived from the article.
Valerie Lynch, 47, is overcome with emotion after getting back a diamond ring she lost 15 years ago from Kent Blethen, left, a family friend who found the ring last weekend outside the home of Lynch’s sister in Plymouth, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Lynch was originally given the 1.2-carat diamond ring by her husband Mike Lynch 20 years ago. The arm of Valerie’s niece Chloe Nichols, 5, extends into the picture.Photo: Amelia Kunhardt/The Patriot Ledger
Tears of joy streamed down Valerie Lynch’s cheeks when she was presented with the wedding ring that she lost outside her sister’s Plymouth home in 1995.
“I can’t even believe it,” a surprised Lynch said on Friday evening as she sat in the same house where she lost the ring 17 years ago, surrounded by friends and family members. “In my mind, it was gone forever.”
The Bridgewater woman had taken off her 1.2-carat marquise diamond wedding ring and band at her sister’s house to put sunscreen on her children. After a walk to the beach, she realized that the rings were missing and went back to the house. Neither ring could be found.
A couple of years later, the band was found, but not the ring.
“We came back with the metal detectors and searched the yard so many times,” Lynch said. “I had given up on it.”
Last Sunday, after talking to Lynch’s sister, Vicki Belanger, metal detection hobbyist Kent Blethen of Manomet offered to use his equipment to search the backyard for the ring. Forty minutes later, he had found the ring under an inch of soil.
Belanger said she was so thrilled about the finding that she invited members of the family over on Friday evening for an unveiling.
“I couldn’t believe he had actually found it,” Belanger said. “I knew everyone would love to be here when we surprised my sister.”
Blethen, a member of the Silver City Treasure Seekers in Taunton, has been doing metal detection as a hobby for more than 15 years. He rarely asks for compensation; he says he just enjoys people’s reactions.
“I charge everyone a picture and that’s it,” Blethen said. “The look on their faces is priceless.”
Blethen does most of his searches on beaches and in the water on the South Shore and Cape Cod – places where tourists often lose jewelry while swimming.
He has found wedding rings, class rings, crematory tags and lots of change in his searches. He says the hobby is an art form, and he hopes that by returning lost items he is paying it forward.
“You hope good karma comes your way eventually,” he said. “But no matter what, it’s a great feeling.”