Reese Burnett, Author at The Ring Finders

Lost titanium ring in Rosemount, MN – Now found!

from Saint Paul (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-206-930-7228

Will was sledding down a little hill in front of his In Law’s house when his ring flew off his finger.  The little hill wasn’t fast enough for him, so he was pushing against the ground to gain speed.

Will’s wife happened to be videoing him as he went down the hill and she showed me a video of the ring flying off Will’s finger and high into the air!

The ring landed quite ways farther than all of us expected, so it took about a half hour to find it. It was great to see it back on Will’s hand.


Lost gold ring in St. Paul – Now found!

from Saint Paul (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-206-930-7228

Dana and her husband were playing with their dog in a school yard. On the way home, Dana noticed that she wasn’t wearing the ring that she had made from the gold from her mother’s engagement ring.

Dana emailed me a couple of days later and, because the area was large, I took a buddy along to maximize the chances of finder her ring. We searched for about 2 hours in all the areas they remembered visiting that day in the field and, after not finding it in any of the areas, we started the search over.

The second pass was successful. The ring was just under a clump of grass near the swing set where they were playing. Dana wasn’t able to to come to the search, but I got a picture of her husband and the ring. He was thrilled to be able to give Dana the good news.


Sentimental gold ring lost in Woodbury, MN – Now found!

from Saint Paul (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-206-930-7228

I didn’t get her name, but she was very unhappy about losing her ring in the lake while landing her kayak. She watched intently and was so hopeful that I knew I had just to find it. I searched for about 3 hours the first day in thick weeds and muck to no avail.

She agreed to come clean out the weeds with some of her friends and when she called me to say the weeds were cleared, I came back with a buddy to search the area again. My buddy found the ring tucked next to a rock about 3 hours into the hunt.  She so happy to get the ring back. I’ve never seen anyone so happy to be reunited with their ring.

Her father was there the second day and he told me the sad story about her husband and that the ring was his.

Hearing aid lost in St Paul, MN – Now found!

from Saint Paul (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-206-930-7228

Jenny was pulling weeds and planting flowers 10 days ago and, after finishing her work, she noticed that her hearing aid was not in her pocket where she had put it. She knew it had to be somewhere in her front yard because she had both hearing aids on while working and placed them both in her sweater pocket right after she finished her gardening while still out in the yard. Later that day only one hearing aid was in the pocket.

Knowing that hearing aids are not easy to find, I invited a buddy come help me search. Fortunately, he found it just off the front sidewalk of Jenny’s house tucked under some grass.

Jenny was thrilled to get the hearing aid back. This particular pair was very expensive.




Woman’s white gold wedding band lost in St. Paul – Now found!

from Saint Paul (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-206-930-7228

Jeanine was walking to her car on a cold snowy day in St. Paul and fell. When she got up and shook off her bare hands, she shook off more than the snow.

It was a very quick we recovery. We found the ring within minutes. Jeanine was very happy to get the ring back on her finger!

Beautiful Claddagh lost in Red Wing, MN – Now Found!

from Saint Paul (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-206-930-7228

Dana had just finished a lot of gardening in her yard, when she noticed that her gold Claddagh ring was no longer on her finger.  She and her husband searched all over the big yard, but they couldn’t find it and didn’t have any idea where it could have been lost.  Dana’s ring fit her well and she had never lost it before.

The only part of the day that was unusual was when Dana tripped over a rock and fell into some bushes, so that is where Dana’s husband and I began the search.  We hit that area hard, but got no hits.  Next, we searched around the areas where Dana was pulling weeds and, again, got no hits.

Because we had no luck in the bushes and where the weeds were pulled, we decided to switch gears and search the grass.  After about a half hour of searching the grass, I got a strong signal that sounded really good.  It was the Claddagh ring hidden in the grass!

It’s really amazing how easily a gold ring can hide in grass.  You couldn’t see this ring even if you were on your hands and knees looking right at the spot where it lay.

Dana couldn’t be there to see the ring found, but her husband said that she’d be very happy to get it back.

Big white gold wedding band lost on an island in Hudson, WI – Now Found!

from Saint Paul (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-206-930-7228

Bryan boated to an island on a lake in Hudson, WI for a fun day with friends and ended losing one of his prized possessions: his heirloom wedding band!

Bryan was standing on the shore of the island while throwing a football to one of his friends who was 20 feet away from him in the water when he suddenly noticed that his ring was gone. Everyone searched the water and dry sand, but the ring was nowhere to be found.

Three days later and after searching the internet for someone that looks for lost rings, Bryan sent me an email.  I explained to him that the sooner I started searching for the ring, the better chance we had of finding it.  Bryan had to work the following day, so I contacted a fellow Ring Finder who had a boat and we headed out to search for the ring the following morning.  We searched for about 3 hours and removed a lot of pull tabs, coins and aluminum can pieces, but we weren’t able to get our metal detectors over the ring.  The ride back to the boat launch was a long one.

I called Bryan that afternoon and let him know about the heavy amounts of trash at the site and that, in order to find the ring, we had to have him present.  Bryan was able to meet us the following afternoon and the three us boated back to the island.

Bryan showed us right where he was standing when he was throwing the football and that was the key to our success.  Within three minutes of searching, I had Bryan’s ring in my scoop!  Bryan was overjoyed and we all had a great ride back to the boat launch.

Huge men’s gold and diamond ring lost in Cottage Grove, MN for four years – Now found!

from Saint Paul (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-206-930-7228

Gene was working in his garden and carrying new plants to it from the garage.  Shortly after he finished with the garden, he noticed that his large gold and diamond ring was not on his finger.  His normal habit was to put the ring in his pocket, but the ring could have somehow fallen off his finger while he was working or it could have been lost in the garden or lost somewhere else soon after Gene finished working in the garden.  Gene wondered about this for four years.

Because he was planning to do some landscape changes, Gene decided to contact The Ring Finders to make sure his ring was not somewhere in his back yard.  I got the call from Gene and we decided do the hunt a couples of days later.

We both figured the most likely spot was the garden, so we started there.  After about 45 minutes of digging small aluminum items and a penny while covering the garden well, we moved on to the grass.  I hunted the grass covering all of the areas where Gene walked that day to and from the garden.  I dug a dime, a penny and some more aluminum items; and when we were both starting to think the ring wasn’t there, I got a strong signal 2 inches down.

I dug a little bit of the grass and dirt away and saw the unmistakable glimmer of gold!  The ring was lying flat and I had barely uncovered it.  I said to Gene ‘Look at this!’, but he wasn’t thinking it was the ring.  So I said ‘I’m not digging it.  You dig it, it’s your ring.’  That started to make Gene a believer and he squatted down to take a peak and dug his ring out of the ground four years after losing it!


Gorgeous platinum and diamond engagement ring lost in Richfield, MN – Now found!

from Saint Paul (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-206-930-7228

Colleen and her fiance had just finished raking, bagging and setting bagged leaves out in the road in front of their house when Colleen noticed that her platinum engagement ring was no longer on her finger; so they immediately put the bags of leaves in the garage and started searching.

They searched everywhere: the back yard where they bagged the leaves, the spot in the backyard where they temporarily set the bags, in front of the house where they placed the the bags to be picked up.  They even dumped out and searched two of the bags of leaves, but they still came up empty-handed.  So they purchased a metal detector to help in the search, but the metal detector was beeping at everything and didn’t have much depth.  That’s when they decided call for help.

I got the call the following day and made arrangements to come out and find the ring that evening.  Colleen was visibly upset and I knew we had to find it.  First I gridded the front yard, but came up with nothing.  The same thing happened with the back yard and out by the street.  That left just two places where the ring could still be found: inside the garage in one of the bags or in the leaves from one of the bags still spread out on the garage floor.

I first searched the leaves on the floor and the ring was not there.  So we decided to see if we could detect the ring in any of the bags full of leaves without dumping them out.  I got a good solid hit on the first bag we tried and told Colleen that this was probably her ring.  So I dumped the leaves out on the floor and found the solid signal: a large piece of foil!   This was very disheartening to us all.  What were the chances that a large piece of foil would be in that bag?

I continued to search the dumped out leaves from that same bag and very quickly got another solid signal.  I let Colleen and her fiance know that it could be the ring, but I really didn’t want to get their hopes up again only to find another piece of foil.  I uncovered the object in the leaves and exclaimed This sure looks nice and shiny to me!’.  And, sure enough, it was Colleen’s engagement ring!

Interesting to note: they had emptied and searched that same bag that we found the ring in.  They emptied it on the garage floor, searched the leaves and bagged them them back up.

We were all thrilled to see the ring back on Colleen’s finger!









Man’s gold wedding band lost in Bloomington, MN – Now found!

from Saint Paul (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-206-930-7228

It was a warm day for November in Minnesota – about 65 degrees.  I got a call in the late afternoon and told Evan’s wife I’d leave soon and get there by 6:00.  It was nice out, so I decided to do something a little different and take my 1966 Corvette on the 35-mile drive to find the lost ring.

Evan was playing with his kids in the leaves he had just raked off his backyard deck when he noticed that his ring was gone.  He and his wife searched the area as best as they could, but just couldn’t find the ring.

The search took all of about 10 minutes.  Evan was thrilled to get his ring back and, being a previous Corvette owner himself, wanted his picture taken with the car!