The Ring Finders
Metal Detecting Service Inc.

Metal Detecting Service Inc.

Lost ring in Miami

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If you stumbled onto this blog/website because you lost a ring (or any type of jewelry) in Miami, Miami Beach, Hollywood or Ft. Lauderdale,  or South Florida you came to the right place.  What we do here at “Theringfinders.com” is we are a group of metal detectorists who help reunite people with their lost jewelry.  I am located in South Florida and do most of my detecting and retrieving on Miami beach (in and out of water).  I also can detect parks, lakes, backyards, campgrounds, and playgrounds… Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me, time is of the essence when it come to finding your lost object.

Below are several of my success stories

Last weekend I received a frantic message from Ana explaining how she lost her ring down on Miami Beach while visiting family.  I had actually just gotten back from trying to help another person look for their lost ring (this was an all day event, on a boat and underwater).  It was 7pm already and the light was fading, I was exhausted, and I didn’t know if I had enough natural light left for an easy dry sand hunt.  But I figured if I didn’t make it out there quickly another metal detector would surely find it.  So I raced back over to the beach and met her and her husband, two young lawyers.  I asked them to use their sandals as corner post so I could grid the area.  By this time the sun had just set and I had to use a head mounted flashlight.  Although she wasn’t sure if she even lost it in the sand, I knew if it was there I would find it.  So I started to grid off there area and came across two coins, knowing the tones of the coins and read out they give I skipped over them.  I don’t even think panic set in for her because after just 1 min of searching I found the ring.  When I showed her the ring she thought I was lying (I myself couldn’t believe how fast I found it).  This was my fastest find to date (Disclaimer: finding lost jewelry in less than a minute is not the norm:-).  After several hugs and a very generous reward we all left happy.  Below is a picture of the happy couple after she got her ring back.  I was so glad I could help them, they were so grateful and kind.

Anna and her husband right after they were reunited with their ring

Anna and her husband right after they were reunited with their ring

Below … After labor weekend we were contacted to find a wedding ring 14 ft down in a private marina in the Florida Keys.  After a good three hours fighting through the silt and boulders my friend Chris was able to find it.  The couple had only been married one month and the ring had been sitting down there for three weeks.  They were more than ecstatic when he pulled it up.  They had been trying on their own for those three weeks but had no luck and were close to giving up.  ANOTHER RING REUNITED !!

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Chris and Louis Diving with metal detector for lost ring

Owner, Chris , and Louis after finding ring !!!
Owner, Chris , and Louis after finding ring !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a happy customer who just earlier lost a special ring her Grandfather gave her just before he passed way.  Her friend found my info on the internet and called me and told me her friend lost a ring as she was disembarking from a friend’s boat in the Coco Plum Marina.  It had fallen into the murky water right next to the docks.  I was used to searching for rings on the beach and ocean, so this would be a first for me, and boy was it a different environment.  Visibility was a “O” and  the floor had about 12 inches of silt.  But after about a half hour of pulling up beer tops I finally got her ring!!! Boy was she Thankful.

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One month later I get another frantic call from a guy in WISCONSIN of all places that his wife just lost her 1 ct Diamond Tiffany ring.  The funny thing about this story is that she was just stopping by Miami on her way to St. Petersburg.  She decided to go to the beach before her next flight took off and managed to lose her ring while she was walking around the back area of the Diplomat.  After playing phone tag with her and her husband I was able to meet her out on the beach.  He had already booked a flight to Miami because he was worried about the ring so I needed to find it fast in hopes he could cancel his ticket.  It just so happened that she lost it on one of the most windy and stormy days this November and I was sure I was gonna be able to get in the water.  Luckily she lost it high enough in the wet sand that it hadn’t been sucked in the ocean yet.  This was another quick find and another satisfied customer.  She was so embarrassed that she managed to lose her ring during a few hours layover, but was relieved because it didn’t ruin her trip

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Same story different day…..except this time a friend lost and engagement ring and felt soooo bad.  I received a call from a woman wondering if I could find a ring she lost in Ft. Lauderdale the night before.  I told her theres a good chance another person metal detecting has found it but ill give it a try.  She said she was on her hands an knees until midnight searching through the sand.  When I got there the beach was crowded and I couldn’t find it between the blankets, but everybody was very nice and moved their stuff for us and now a circle of spectators was forming.  It had been a while and I had gone over the spot they told me for a good 15 minutes with no luck.  So I decided to look a little down the beach where the tractors drags the dirt and sure enough it was in a pile of seaweed. When I found it everybody started clapping and she collapsed to the floor and started crying.  She then went on to  tell me the real story behind the lost ring…. which I told her would remain a secret:-)

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Its April again and now the calls are coming in.  The images below are of Lizeth on Hollywood Beach who was on vacation from NJ. She called and said she lost her custom Diamond wedding ring on the beach after putting on sunscreen.  She too said she spent hours on her hands and knees looking for it.  I told her just don’t move and I’ll be there in 45 min.  46 min later she and her Husband were thrilled because it only took me 1 min to find it:-)  I love those quick easy jobs.  Especially the ones that help save a couple vacation.

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15 Responses to “Lost ring in Miami”

  1. Anna says:

    THIS IS REAL!! And Louis was amazing!
    We called him in the evening, and I’m not even sure I was making sense when I spoke to him.
    I was so upset that my ring was lost…in the sand…in Miami beach!
    He quickly met up with us, and FOUND THE RING IN A MINUTE!

    It was surreal and we are very thankful we found Louis and his team.

  2. Patricia De Leon says:

    Gracias Louis,
    Gracias por salvar los ultimos Dias de Vacaciones con mi novio. Es increíble como en cosas de segundo, se te puede perder algo con tanto valor sentimental como el anillo que se me cayo al mar. Justo cuando perdí la esperanza de encontrarlo y estaba desesperada, te encontré. Y con una sonrisa en la cara y la paciencia del mundo dijiste, “dont worry, i Will find it”, gracias por dedicarte a hacer feliz a muchas personas con tu trabajo. Many blessings!!!

    • Hola, Patricia,

      Soy Pierina Pighi, periodista de la BBC. Estoy escribiendo una nota sobre los Ring Finders y quería saber si por favor podrías contarme un poco más sobre tu experiencia con ellos.

      ¿Cómo puedo contactarte?

      ¡Gracias!

  3. Ismael says:

    Louis found my wedding ring on the Beach, period! He is kind and takes what he does very seriously. I cannot express on theses lines our gratitude.

    Thanks man! Muchas gracias!

    • Hi, Ismael,

      I am Pierina Pighi, a journalist from the BBC. I am writing a story on the ring finders and I would like to know if you could please tell me more about your experience with them.

      How could I get in touch with you?

      Thank you.

  4. Carla Cassola says:

    Louis is the absolute best!! I’m a college student and I lost my high school graduation ring which has a great deal of sentimental value for me and without a doubt he found it, even in the thickest grass. He never gave up the hunt till he finally said those words “I got it” I was jumping like a bunny! THANK YOU so so much! I will crazy glue this thing to my finger!! Haha!

  5. Isabel says:

    I lost a diamond stud earring on the grass in my front yard. I rented a metal detector and tried to find it myself. No luck.
    I found Lois on the internet and decided to give it a try. He does that for fun and to help people. He came on the same day with some huge metal detectors. He is one of those persons that you get to like the moment you see him.
    Unfortunately the stud was very small and would not be picked up by the metal detectors. He tried different methods and gave some great advices and how to look for it. He got on his knees and searched the grass with his hands. My neighbor got into it as well. I was already giving up and only kept searching because he was being so supportive. At the end I found the lost earring and we were shocked. But the truth is, I would not have found it if it was not for his perseverance.

    Thank you Lois!

  6. Becky Stanfield says:

    Louis is the best. Most importantly, he is an amazing finder of lost things. I had very little hope of finding my ring on the beach, but I found Louis’s website and gave him a call. Right away I liked the guy. He came right over and got to work and after about half an hour he had it. Also, Louis is just a cool guy — a noble teacher and an honest person. Please give him a try.

    • Hi, Becky,

      I am Pierina Pighi, a journalist from the BBC. I am writing a story on the ring finders and I would like to know if you could please tell me more about your experience with them.

      How could I get in touch with you?

      Thank you.

  7. Chris P. says:

    It seems surreal that this even took place and something scripted from a movie.

    Last week, I lost my ring in the ocean and was absolutely devastated. My wife didn’t have to say anything but the look on her face said it all. I hardly slept at all that evening and around 4am, I found this website and contacted Louis immediately.

    Not only was he responsive but it was amazing how quickly we met at the beach not even 24 hours after the event where he combed the seabed in the area where I had lost it.

    In a matter of about an hour, he held his hand up and I knew my burden had been lifted – he found my ring! I’ll never forget when he came to shore and told me, “Ana is going to be one happy woman”. It was an indescribable feeling and my wife was eternally grateful.

    The whirlwind of emotions I had over the span of a day is something I will never forget. Louis was my savior when I lost almost all hope. This kind of service needs to be advertised better – period.

    Everyone I’ve told so far about this story are astonished and had no idea something like this exists.

    • Hi, Chris,

      I am Pierina Pighi, a journalist from the BBC. I am writing a story on the ring finders and I would like to know if you could please tell me more about your experience with them.

      How could I get in touch with you?

      Thank you.

  8. Matt says:

    Louis is for real! I reached out to him the day after I lost my ring in the sand of miami beach. He met me afterwork and within a few minutes, I had it back. I can’t say enough about how nice and responsive he is. What a great and talented guy. Thanks again Louis!

    • Hi, Matt,

      I am Pierina Pighi, a journalist from the BBC. I am writing a story on the ring finders and I would like to know if you could please tell me more about your experience with them.

      How could I get in touch with you?

      Thank you.

  9. Matt says:

    Louis is for real! I reached out to him the day after I lost my ring in the sand of miami beach. He met me after work and within a few minutes, I had it back. I can’t say enough about how nice and responsive he is. What a great and talented guy. Thanks again Louis!

  10. Meg says:

    Louis is the Legend!!!! Very caring, nice guy that refused to give up until he found my ring! Louis called me back the same day and met me within an hour. He was able to locate my ring in the Atlantic Ocean on Miami Beach despite a huge change in tides. Louis is amazing!

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