Stephane Philippe, Author at The Ring Finders

Snow Has Arrived La Neige Officiellement Arrivée

Good morning everyone,

Our first snow storm has officially arrived. This is when we remove the snow from our cars, driveways, built snowmen and throw snowballs. Then that’s when our precious sentimental ring goes flying off our hands into the snow. If this happens to you don’t wait call me immediately so we can make plans to look for your ring in case a snow plow is on its way. I use the best metal detector on the market. I will do my best recover your ring. Please call Stephane at 819-639-4908.

Thank you for your time and have a wonderful.

Kindest Regards,



Bonjour tout le monde,
Notre première tempête de neige est officiellement arrivée.
 C'est à ce moment-là que nous enlevons la neige de nos voitures, 
de nos allées, on fait des bonhommes de neige et 
lançons des boules de neige avec les enfants. C’est alors que notre précieuse bague 
de valeur sentimentale s’envole de nos mains dans la neige.
 Si cela vous arrive, n’attendez pas, appelez-moi immédiatement 
afin que nous puissions planifier la recherche de votre bague en
cas où un chasse-neige serait en route. J'utilise le meilleur 
détecteur de métale sur le marché. Je ferai de mon mieux pour 
récupérer votre bague. Veuillez appeler Stéphane au 819-639-4908.
Merci pour votre temps et passez une merveilleuse journée.


Found Engagement Ring Gatineau

Hello Everyone,

it’s been a while since I’ve written on the blog here I am with a great story. On November 6 th I received a phone call from Leo for a lost engagement ring. While picking up leaves and throwing it in a ditch Valerie ring went flying into the ditch with several feet of leaves. I made arrangements to go the very next day after my work. November 7 th I arrived at Leo’s home and got grid searching right away. By the time I got to the leaves in the ditch it got dark. I had afew hits but no ring. Eventually I had to stop because it became a tripping hazard in the ditch. I told Leo I was going to return and find the ring. I returned late afternoon. I continued in the ditch. Within 10 minutes I received I nice ring tone I removed some leaves and there was the ring. Leo was absolutely delighted smiling ear to ear. I love my hobby I love helping others find their lost jewelry.

if you know someone who’s lost the ring or other valuable please don’t hesitate to reach out. I also do estate searches. Have a great weekend everyone.


Found Ring Vankleek Hill

Good afternoon everyone,

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog. It’s been been pretty quiet. On October 30th I received a text from Claire for the lost ring, but because of a busy schedule I was able to do the search on the 5 th of November. Once I arrived at the location Claire showed me the flower beds that she worked on. I searched all of the flower boxes and with only three left I continued the other ones. The very last of the flower planter box I pinpointed and heard a beep from the pinpointed. Spreading the dirt there was a glitter of gold. I absolutely love being a ring finder. I gave the ring to Claire she was so happy.

If you know anyone who has lost a ring either lost yesterday or 3 years ago. Don’t hesitate to call me. There’s also a lot of ring finders out there. Don’t hesitate to reach out.

Have a great day everyone!

Kindest Regards,


Stephane Philippe


ps please note the client wished to not be photographed.

Found Ring Ottawa

Good afternoon everyone,

It’s been a while since I’ve written it’s been quiet concerning ring searches. On the 9 th of May Rainier sent me a text requesting my help finding a ring he had lost. I told him I was going to be there in the morning. Rainier and his son Lucas were walking across the park to get ice cream and while grabbing something from his back pocket ( his ring was in his back pocket) he pulled out his money, but the ring fell out without him knowing. Once he realized he lost his ring he search frantically without finding it. He looked up on google and found the ring finders. Once we talked and made arrangements I was there the next day. I did a grid search and looked for a few hours but without finding it. It was hard to swing the coil for there was a lot of branches, trees toppled over, and high grass because of the bad storm we had received. Knowing of what to expect I knew I might need help so I reached out to my fellow ring finder Laurie and Eric to help me out. I met with Eric on June the 8 th to look for the ring. To my surprise the park had been cleaned well, branches and trees removed from the area of my grid search. Eric and I started to grid search after I did my first wal. Eric went beside me and shortly within 20 minutes he found the ring. Now the ring was given to Rainier from his brother after going to Cappadocia. The ring had a huge sentimental value for him. He was extremely happy when the ring was given to him. I absolutely love being a ring finder. If you know of someone who lost a ring look up the Ring Finders and you’ll find me in the Ottawa/ Gatineau area. Have a great day everyone.

Best Regards



Found Heirloom Ring in Gatineau

Good morning everyone here’s an incredible story for everyone to read. On July 25th Rob and his girlfriend Maria Helena were swimming at a beautiful beach in Gatineau.  While enjoying the swim Rob felt his ring slip off his pinky and into the water. Please note that this is a family heirloom ring that he holds dear to his heart.  The ring has a family crest on it and a written in Latin says ( to save lives everyday). Rob is a paramedic.

Rob and Maria Helena searched frantically in the water for more than 4 hours. When they couldn’t find it they went on Facebook and wrote a note on the Metal Detecting  Ottawa site. They were sent to a fellow detectorist but he lived to far away. Stephane the detectorist sent Rob and Maria to me. After a phone call I made arrangements to meet at the beach to start the search.

Now once in the water it became extremely difficult to do my ring search I was thrown all over because of the waves. It what extremely windy and pinpointing a target was difficult when the waves are pushing you all over. We agreed that I would return very fast as soon as the weather was nice. A couple of days later the weather was finally beautiful.When I arrived at the beach I was happy for the water was calm. I started my grid search and within 45 minutes a nice glitter of gold appeared in my scoop. I love metal detecting it’s my passion but most importantly I love to watch the reactions of the people when I give them their jewelry that I’ve found. Their reaction… it’s priceless it’s like as if they haven’t seen a family member in years.

If you know anyone who’s lost a piece of jewelry don’t hesitate to call a ring finder. I love it and I’m a proud member of the Ring Finders. Take care of yourself and each other.


Kind Regards


Found Wedding Band Montreal Longueuil

Good morning everyone,

I received an email and a text from Sacha. Sacha needed a ring finder and he found me using the ring finders directory. This morning while putting trash in the trash container his hand was full of snow and to get rid of the snow off his hand he flicked his hand and of course he felt his wedding band come flying off his finger.

All of a sudden he heard a tinging sound and by the time he turned around he couldn’t see where the ring had landed. There’s fencing separating his property and his neighbour property. Picture the letter t but upside down  _|_  .   So the left sideq would be Sasha’s property and the right side it would be the neighbours property so underneath the T you have open space which is basically the neighbours and Sasha’s property together.

I shovelled snow and with the detector a basically scanned the snow.  I was having problems because of the fence and causing a lot of false signals. I went around the house into Sacha’s side of the property scanned the snow and received false signals again because of the fence I then went into the neighbours property and started to scan the snow I was receiving some signals but because I was really close to the house I knew it was probably because of piping or electricity. I was a little bit away from the fence. I ajusted the metal detector and rescanned the snow But this time I receive a nice strong signal and used my pinpointer and pinpointed towards the sound. I grabbed a hunk of snow and I felt the ring in the palm of my hand.

That feeling you get when you know that you’ve found a ring and you know that you’ll see that person become all happy and ecstatic and crying and filled with emotions I knew that it was coming in the next few seconds. I made my way around the neighbours yard to put away my equipment in the trunk of my car. I made my way towards the door and rang the doorbell, once the door was open I asked him if I can come in and talk with him. I explained to him that my search was over and that I had only found this one item. I pulled out his ring and showed it to him. What he did next what just yelled out his happiness  inside the house, scared the dog, and he had a huge smile  from ear to ear, he was shaking and he came down the stairs and gave me a huge hug.

If you know someone who has lost a piece of jewellery go on the ring finders website and look up the directory and look for the closest ring finder living close to you.

Thank you for trusting the ring finders. Please take care of yourself and each other.

My Kindest Regards

Stephane the Ring Finder



Found Engagement Ring Ottawa

Good day everyone

Anne Started her day like every other day, relax and getting ready to go to work, but that morning she was running late. Running to the bus stop she tripped and fell to the ground, she felt her ring slipping off and go flying in the snow.  At that same moment the city was clearing snow away from the bus stop and without her knowing the city had put a pile of snow  on top of her ring.

Anne was referred by colleagues who are also detectorists.  We called and texted each other and agreed to meet up that night. Approximately 45 minutes later I was swinging the detector and looking for the ring doing a grid pattern.  After a few moments I’m looking at the snowbank that the city had created by pushing the snow I said to myself what if ?  What if ? so I grab my shovel and started to remove some snow. As I am removing some of the  snow I grab my detector and start swinging the coil over the snow. All of a sudden I hear a loud ringing in my headphones and I pinpoint where the signal is coming from. Dang bang outcomes a beautiful ring.

I start walking towards her and I present her the ring that I had just found and she starts yelling and screaming and crying. Her whole body is shaking she can’t control her emotions so we both go together to her house.  We show the ring to her family and it was process.  What I felt it felt so good getting hugs and kisses from the family from all over I just love helping people out. I absolutely love being a member of the ring fingers if you know anyone who has lost a piece of jewellery today yesterday or three years ago please give a Ring Finder a call. We have a great ring finder directory.

Please take care of yourself and each other.

My Kindest Regards

Stephane the Ring Finder

Ottawa Found Wedding Band

Good afternoon everyone,

It’s been a while since I’ve written in the blog. It’s been quiete quiet. I will work 110% to blog more. I absolutely love being a member of the Ring Finders. On the 2nd of June I received an email from Sandra, saying that her husband Eric had lost his wedding band playing soccer. A few days later i met up with Eric at the soccer field and showed me around. The search was on. Fast forward to a few weeks ahead my search continues but was limited to bad weather and the occupation of the field. On sunday morning July the 9th within 45 minutes i found 2 gold wedding bands identical to each other but different sizes. Fast forward to today July 23rd i meet up with Eric and Sandra at their home. I showed Eric the two wedding bands. The 1st ring to big. 2nd ring perfect fit. I love doing ring searches. The reaction of the people when you show them their lost item…their reaction is like they’ve not seen a family member in years.. its priceless. Thank you to Eric and Sandra for trusting the Ring Finders service. If you have lost a ring or other sentimental item of value or you know someone who has… trust only the best.. im Stéphane Philippe from the Ring Finders service located in Ottawa/Gatineau. Have a wonderful day everyone.




Found Ring Ottawa Soccer Field

Good afternoon everyone,


To start I received a message from Jon saying he had lost his customized wedding ring. To prevent from losing his ring he wrapped his ring in a clean cloth to clean glasses and put it in the case. Fast forward to the end of the soccer game. Retrieving his glasses and wiping them the ring fell in to the grass. Jon searched for his ring on hands and needs but to no avail. While looking through Kijiji Jon found my Ring Finders ad and sent me a message. Arriving on site I started to search but couldn’t go on for the mosquitoes were versions.  I asked Jon permission to return the next morning and he accepted it. This morning using orange cones I gridded the rest area for the players and started my grid work. One hour and half later on my White’s XLT bingo there was the ring. My only challenge was the hydroelectric lines running over the soccer field. A lot of interference. I want to thank Jon for trusting the Ring Finders metal detecting service.  If you lose your ring call a professional metal detectorist on the Ring Finders. Thank you Jon.

Memories scattered in ashes Ile du Grand Calumet / Souvenirs cachés dans les cendres Ile du Grand Calumet

Good day everyone,

On the 27th March I received an email from Isabelle to help her find lost jewelry lost in a horrible fire. Tragedy struck the family on the 3rd of January 2012, when playing dogs knocked over the christmas tree on a candle. Martin who is a volunteer firefighter for the municipality of Ile du Grand Calumet grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the flames and succeeded, but almost immediately the couch caught fire, now with the fire extinguisher  empty….there was nothing to be done, although the fire department was fast to respond…the house was a total lost.  Searching through the ashes and debris ( all the metal and dangerous items wereremoved from the basement), I was on a mission to look for her metal jewelry box and to find her 5 year old daughters jewelry. I searched the ashes over a 2 day period. Clumps of silver were found near her daughters room, please note this fire was intense and burned at times at over 2000 degrees, melting everything in its path. Alot of change was found, some sentimental value items were also found, and her daughters ring and chain. These were all eye ball finds. The challenge  was that there was alot of nails and other metal debris. Although Isabelle jewelry box was not found and Martin heirloom wedding band was not found either, a Swiss Army gold watch was found, her daughters ring was found, and other non metallic items. I would personnaly like to thank my brother in law Aymeric, Isabelle and Martin , the Ile du Grand Calumet volunteer firefighters, and Isabelle et Martin family for helping me search through the ashes to look for these valuable items. I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart and soul for your help. Merci !

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Bonne journée à tous,

Le 27 Mars, j’ai reçu un courriel de part d’Isabelle pour l’aider à trouver des bijoux perdus dans un incendie horrible. La tragédie a frappé la famille le 3 Janvier 2012, lorsque les chiens jouait dans le salon ils ont  renversés l’arbre de Noël sur une bougie. Martin, qui est un pompier volontaire pour la municipalité de l’île du Grand Calumet saisi un extincteur pour éteindre les flammes et a réussi, mais presque immédiatement après le canapé a pris feu, l’extincteur était vide …. il n’y avait rien à faire , bien que le service d’incendie a été rapide à répondre … la maison a été une perte totale.La recherche a débuter à travers les cendres et les débris (tous les éléments métalliques et dangereux ont été retirés du sous-sol), j’étais en mission pour trouver sa boîte à bijoux en métal et de lui trouver les bijoux de sa petite fille de 5 ans. J’ai cherché dans les cendres sur une période de deux jours. Un lots de monnaie ont été trouvés ou etait situer la chambre de sa fille, prenes note que les flammes on été tres intense et brûlé à plus que 2000 degrés, et a fait fondre tout sur son passage. Certains articles de grande valeur sentimentale ont également été trouvés, et la bague de sa filles et une petite chaîne. Tout les items trouvé ont etait trouver a l’oeil nue. Le défi, c’est qu’il y avait beaucoup de clous et d’autres métaux. Bien que la boîte à bijoux d’Isabelle n’a pas été trouvé et la bague de mariage d’héritage a Martin  n’a pas été trouvé, La montre en or de Martin Swiss Army a été trouvé, la bague de sa fille a été trouvé, et d’autres items non métalliques, qui avait une grosse valeur sentimentale. Je voudrais personnellement remercier mon beau-frère Aymeric, Isabelle et Martin, les pompiers volontaire du Ile du Grand Calumet, et la famille de Isabelle et Martin  de m’avoir aidé à faire  la recherche à travers les cendres pour trouver ces objets de valeur sentimentale . Je remercie tous du fond de mon cœur et l’âme de votre aide. Merci!