Kent Blethen, Author at The Ring Finders

Ring return after 40 years lost

from Plymouth (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-774-454-4544

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.

from Plymouth (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-774-454-4544

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

from Plymouth (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-774-454-4544

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

from Plymouth (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-774-454-4544

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

from Plymouth (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-774-454-4544

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

from Plymouth (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-774-454-4544

keys 019keys 020Got 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

from Plymouth (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-774-454-4544

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.

Kent Blethen

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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

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Read more: http://www.patriotledger.com/news/x2143898580/Wedding-ring-missing-for-17-years-returned-to-Bridgewater-woman#ixzz2BCWaJVg5

PLYMOUTH —

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.”

Read more: http://www.patriotledger.com/news/x2143898580/Wedding-ring-missing-for-17-years-returned-to-Bridgewater-woman#ixzz2BCWic0i0

Gold Class Ring Returned From Freshwater Pond In Massachusetts

from Plymouth (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-774-454-4544

A couple weeks ago i was detecting my favorite pond when i recovered this gold class ring. After enlisting family and friends i was able to find her, and she still lived in the area. I called her work and told her what i had and she seemed very puzzled that i had her ring. I went to her work this morning and gave her the ring. She still seemed very surprised that i gave it to her. After a thank you and a picture  i left hoping that it brightened up her day.

Lost Palladium Ring Cape Cod Massachusetts Returned

from Plymouth (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-774-454-4544

On Thursday I went to the Cape to do a little hunting. The forth target was a dated PD950 ring. That night I called a friend that lives down there and told him of my finds.He said that in front of the hotel I was at a  gentleman had lost his ring on Wednesday, and that the hotel had his information at the front desk. He gave me the hotel phone number. I called and spoke to the lady at the desk about what i had and was trying to return it. I told her the date inscribed in the ring and gave her my number and asked her to have them call me. On Friday I spoke to the owner and made arrangements for him to get the ring back on Saturday after i get out of work. Well as you can see today he got it back. The grin says it all. This is why i love doing this hobby.

Lost Wedding Band In Melrose Massachusetts Under Deck lost for 10+ years

from Plymouth (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-774-454-4544

I received a call from a gentleman from Melrose Massachusetts about 65 miles from my house. He told me that his farther in-law lost his wedding rind about 10-12years ago under his deck. It seems that the ring fell off and rolled on the deck and found one of the few gaps that it would fit though. The problem is the deck is only 12 inches off the ground and the ring was believed to be more towards the center. He said he would remove the flooring.  I told him i usually don’t travel that far, and asked how he found me? He said that his wife was on the computer and found the Ringf inders and picked me from the 4 of us in Massachusetts. He said that his farther was in the hospital and has stage 4 cancer and has spoken of the ring a few times. Well after hearing that I told him that i could make it in the afternoon of 7/12, He agreed and  agreed to cover my gas expense. I arrived at about 4:40pm, Met Brett and went to the back yard , where half the decking was removed from where the ring was thought to be. I made a pass between the back right floor Joice and nothing went to the next one to the left and nothing but did the third and heard that sweet sound i was hoping for about an inch down was the ring. I picked it up and turned to Brett who was looking the other direction and said “I hope you get this to him” Brett turned and couldn’t believe i had it already.The look on his face was awesome. He was so happy he texted his wife right away with the news.  I gave him the ring and we walked back to my truck to get my camera when i realized that from the time i got out of my truck to when i arrived back it was only about 4 minutes by far my fastest recovery and farthest traveled. God i love this hobby so much satisfaction. Brett gave me a little more than was needed to cover my gas which was very much appreciated.Then the 2 hour ride home began , going through Boston at rush hour but was still worth it . Thanks Chris for for that first reaching out you did to me.

Kent