Larry Griffith, Author at The Ring Finders

Bagues Perdues Cote d’Azur, Sud de France

from Provence (France)

If you have lost any jewelry including rings or other items  made with metal, make sure that you call me to attempt to locate it.  I search beaches, water up to 4 1/2 ft deep and land (with permission).  Remember, the sooner you call, the more likely it is of finding the item. However,  even if some time has lapsed, it’s worth a call. theringfinders.com

Bagues Perdue – France

from Provence (France)

If you have lost any jewelry including rings or other items  made with metal, make sure that you call me to attempt to locate it.  I search beaches, water up to 4 1/2 ft deep and land (with permission).  Remember, the sooner you call, the more likely it is of finding the item. However,  even if some time has lapsed, it’s worth a call.

 

Larry Griffith

04 86 37 77 17

Lost Ring on foreign vacation

from Provence (France)

If you recently lost a ring while traveling abroad and wish you could have it now…there is HOPE.  There are many members available in various countries who are willing and able to assist you. If you know where you lost the ring or other item, just check the directory of theringfinders.com and contact one of the helpful members for further information. I have personally traveled to nearby countries and found rings for their owners. One one of those occasions, the owners were not even present to show me the location.

Lost Ring – Mediterranean Sea

from Provence (France)

Lost your ring in the Mediterranean Sea? Need some one to find it in shallow water (up to 5 ft)?  Contact me at TheRingFinders.com website. I am also available for searches of other metal objects in the water or on land. Larry

Lost ring insurance– Zero cost

from Provence (France)

You can take steps to insure that your  rings or other valuable jewelry can be returned minimal effort and essentially without cost.  Many of theringfinders.com  members continually check internet sites and other listings for people listing their lost rings, etc. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand that it is our desire to return lost jewelry (or other items) to their rightful owner. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand that jewelry, including wedding rings, are located everyday in the ocean, sea or lakes by metal detectorists. Most of us would gladly attempt to return the lost item IF ONLY we had a notice of lost and/or information on the owner.  Two things would assist us in returning your lost items:

1) Have your identity or contact information inscribed on the piece of jewelry;

2) If you lose a piece of jewelry, list it on the web or various popular websites.

If you have lost a piece of jewelry anywhere, please contact theringfinders.com website for a listing of members located throughout the world.

Lost Rings lost in water can be found

from Provence (France)

Many people do not understand that rings lost in the sea or lakes can be found. Call theringfinders.com for assistance.  Also, make sure your rings have an inscription and if lost, place a notice on the internet. Many rings cannot be returned because owners never place a notification on the internet when their keepsakes are lost in the sea. I always check the internet each time I find a ring with an inscription. Merely list the inscription exactly as it is for easy searches on the internet.

Pourquoi louer un détecteur de métaux en France? Contactez theringfinders.com

from Provence (France)

Recherchez le web  theringfinders.com (Larry Griffith)

metal detector rental in France? Why?

from Provence (France)

Using a detector without experience can be overwhelming and frustrating. Why not consider contacting a knowledgeable metal detectorist who has all the equipment and knowledge to be successful in locating those important, cherished or valuable items? We will respond quickly to your needs at  Theringfinders.com.

Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Lost in Barcelona…Found!

from Provence (France)

???????????????????????????????On monday, my wife and I just returned from 2 hrs in french class and a 2 hr round trip drive and was looking forward to some relaxation.. When we got home, we received a voice mail message from a gentlemen (Fred) in Ireland (we live in southern France) asking for help in locating 2 Platinum wedding bands (one with a diamond) lost by his wife while they were attending a friend’s wedding in a town near Barcelona, Spain. He said that they were getting ready to leave Barcelona when they decided to just take one more dip in the sea and it was during this last dip in the sea that his wife lost her rings. She apparently was crying when she realized she was going to leave Spain without her rings. Fred had just returned to Ireland and said the rings were lost in 4 1/2 to 5 ft of water. He said some of his friends and a scuba diver all assisted him in searching for the rings without success. I told him that unfortuately, Spain is VERY restrictive to metal detecting and permission by the government is very difficult to obtain. Furthermore, I am more than a 4 hr drive from Barcelona. After some discussion, I told him that if he could get the local police to allow a search, I would respond if my costs were covered. When he called back, he said the police would not give permission but…. as long as they did not get any complaints, they would kindly ‘look the other way’.  So, late monday evening, my wife, I and my dog left for a small town near Barcelona arriving there at 10 pm. Fred prepaid 2 nights at a 4 star hotel and I met his friends (the couple who got married) at the hotel. The next morning I started detecting in the dark at 5:15 am. I searched 1hr 45mins WITHOUT GETTING ONE TARGET!!! I couldn’t believe it and kept checking my Surf PI Dual Field thinking something was malfunctioning… nope, the detector was working fine!  I was getting really depressed because this was such an important search and I was coming up empty handed. I have never seen a beach so ‘sterile’ of targets!! Finally, after 1hr 45 minutes I got a decent target near the place where the ring was reportedly lost. When I sifted the sand out of the scoop (in the dark) I reached into scoop and felt the target and determined it to be a ring. I then took out my waterproof flashlight to look at the ring and when the light hit the ring, all I saw was a diamond!! Thank God.  I remained in the same spot and reached out with my detector in all directions and found the other ring about 2 ft away. When I got back to my room (still in the dark) my wife determined the rings were the correct ones and sent Fred a photo with an e-mail.  Fred apparently was just waking up (time zone 1 hr earlier) but was quick to respond stating he could not believe it.. I was told that Fred’s wife was overjoyed upon hearing that the rings were found and needless to say, all the people in the wedding party were elated and the hotel staff were astonished.  No one could believe the rings were found. You can imagine my sense of relief in finding the rings. The wedding couple said they know who to call if this ever happens again. Fred was very nice paid all my expenses (and a nice ‘bonus’ to boot).  I only wish that I could have personally delivered the rings to the owner.. I gave the rings to the recently married couple and found that the rings will be personally delivered to the owner today.. Hope today is a joyful one for Fred and his wife…..

Response from Fred & Louise…. both preferred to not post name and photo but they were kind enough to post this e-mail…

We spent a weekend at a friends wedding in Barcelona. When throwing a ball In the sea I lost my wedding and engagement rings. Over 20 friends spent 2 hours searching but couldn’t find them. 2 local divers from the neighbouring boatyard then tried with scuba tanks but had no luck. We got on our plane back to Dublin thinking we’d never see the rings again.

My husband found Larry’s details online and after explaining the story, Larry and Marilyn, canceled their plans, jumped in the car and drove an amazing 7 hours to Barcelona. The next morning we woke to find an email from Larry with a photo of the rings

Amazing. Thank you Larry and Marilyn

Lost Ring search in southern France

from Provence (France)

Here is (in part) an e-mail I received a couple of days ago…

“I’ve only just learned about Ring Finders and am so excited that such a service        exists. I wish I had known sooner.  I lost my wedding band in the Mediterranean on Monday (July 29th). I imagine sooner is better than later when looking for lost rings in the Sea, but, based on your experience, is there a chance you could find it despite the lost time? Do rings tend to move towards the shore with the wave movement or do they move “sideways” across the sea?

It was lost on a beach near ******. I can get you details as to where we were, time of day, how deep we were, water movement, etc. If, however, you think this particular search would be futile, I have had my mourning time and am reconciled to eventually replacing it.  But if there’s a chance…”

Despite overwhelming odds of getting this report 5 days later, I did search the area. The party was not able to be present as he was traveling back to his home in another country. He did send me a google map  outlining an area of about 150 meters long and covering about 100 meters wide (into the sea). The beach is heavily attended, somewhat heavy surf and many people search with metal detectors.  Unfortunately, I was not able to find the ring (I did find two other rings, coins, etc.).

Even though this report was received very late, I still made 3 different attempts (3 trips) to locate the ring (1  1/2 hr drive to the beach).  If you lose a ring, make sure to contact theringfinders.com promptly and DON’T GIVE UP HOPE.  We’ll be there to assist you.

Larry Griffith

Southern France