Steven Ray, Author at The Ring Finders

Wedding Ring Lost During Family Gathering At Topsail Beach Found

from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-614-354-6704

Cody’s (the husband) story of tragedy to triumph…

So we were spending the day on the beach with visiting family and 13 days after celebrating our one year anniversary as the vehicle keys were being pulled from the beach bag along came my wife’s wedding band. After thoroughly searching the vehicle and bag we headed back to the beach at sundown to search the parking lot and do a quick check of the beach we decided instead of wasting more tears we would wait till the morning To seek help I called a business and got the recommendation to give Mr. Ray of Emerald Isle Metal Detecting a call. Less than two hours later he called us over as he was kneeling on the beach and my wife’s tears turned to happy tears as she picked her wedding band from the sand. We our forever grateful! Thank you so much!

 

 

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Goldsboro Woman’s Wedding Ring Lost At Atlantic Beach, NC Returned

from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-614-354-6704

Tonya’s friend came to visit from Arizona for the weekend.  Since her friend loves beaches, they headed from Goldsboro, NC to Atlantic beach,NC.  Tonya had placed her wedding set inside a pocket of her bag.  She feels when she moved her bag on the beach the rings fell from the pocket.  The wedding ring fell from the bag while the engagement ring was found in the bottom of the bag.  A detectorist friend of hers in Hawaii posted a plea in the local Facebook page.  Detectorist Daen tagged me in the post and I headed to the beach.  After a few passes the ring had been found and all involved were shortly notified.  I met Tonya’s family the next day and the ring was returned to it’s proper place.  The story of Tonya & Tomas’ ring can now continue to share in their life together.

Wedding Ring Lost In Wilmington Marsh Found Days Later

from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-614-354-6704

 

Gold Ring Lost in Wilmington Found

Jeff contacted me about a wedding band lost behind his parents house.  He explained it is located in the marsh of the Intracoastal Waterway.  My first search with him present was unsuccessful due to the large amounts of reeds & weeds growing from the soft muck sand.  I returned shortly afterwards with a new approach and attitude and this time was able to pick up a brief tone in a thick section of reeds.  Resolving to not let any signal go unchecked, I was able to locate the gold ring and send Jeff the good news!

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Valuable Machine Part Lost Near New Bern Found

from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-614-354-6704

 

A drilling company from Charlotte, NC was using a directional boring drill to run permanent pipes under a residential road when the grinding bit front section broke off.  Steven Ray of Emerald Isle Metal Detecting headed to the location immediately after getting called.    Fortunately a large hole was made where the item was believed to have been lost.  A few passes in the hole was all that was needed to locate the bit that was about 3 feet under sand & water.  With use of a excavator the bit was pulled back to the surface. 

Treasured Necklace Lost On Emerald Isle Found

from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-614-354-6704

Jon was preparing to play volleyball when he placed his sentimental necklace in a bag for safe keeping.  On the journey from the beach house to the shoreline beach, the necklace slipped out of the bag and hide in the soft sand.  A phone call to me later that evening was to request to rent a metal detector.  After I explained that I search for lost items, Jon wanted me to come out as soon as possible.  With the use of flashlights I started searching and finding many bottle caps in the process.  Finally my coil swung over Jon’s necklace and I sifted the sand through my fingers to lift up his lost treasure.

Wedding Ring Lost At Topsail Beach Found & Returned

from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-614-354-6704

Christian was spending a beautiful day on the beach with his 9 month old along his side.  For safe keeping, Christian placed his wedding ring in one of his shoes that he had removed.  Seeing that his little one needed attention, he leaned over to tend to his child when his foot kicked and accidentally kicked the shoe containing the ring.

After failing to locate the ring is the soft sand, he resorted to the internet and called me to assist.  I sensed an urgency in his voice and headed to his location promptly.  Christian showed me the lines in the sand I asked him to mark the boundaries of where he believed the ring to be located.  Starting in the middle of his box it was only a couple of search lines before his ring spoke to my detector.  As the sand sifted through my fingers his wedding ring appeared.

Tags:  metal detector rental  lost ring  lost my ring  lost topsail topsail beach

Young Girl’s Ring Lost At Emerald Isle Beach Found

from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-614-354-6704

Heather sent me a text message that her daughter had lost her ring at the beach the previous evening.  Shortly after receiving her text, I headed to the beach to begin the search.  One of Heather’s friends was at the location with the young lady and showed me the area to begin the search.  Within minutes, and after Heather arrived, I was able to find the ring.  Heather’s friend could believe I found it!

 

tags:  lost ring on beach   metal detector rental  lost emerald isle  lost on beach

Ring Lost In Surf At Wrightsville Beach Found On Sandbar

from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-614-354-6704

While surfing the North Carolina coastline with friends, Marcus was hit by a wave that sent him off of his board.  Unfortunately, he also felt his wedding ring slip off of his finger into the surf.

Marcus informed me later that this ring belonged to his late grandfather who Never took it off.  Marcus’s mother made him promise to also never take it off before she gave it to him.

Marcus’s wife contacted me shortly afterwards and we agreed to meet the following morning for more favorable conditions.   Water searches are, of course, not ideal conditions and I’m sure Marcus thought the ring was gone forever.  About 50 minutes into my search and just after speaking to Marcus, my detector rang out a very good tone.  I yelled out to him “I think I’ve got it!”  he came over just as I raised my sand scoop and was flushing out the sand & shells.  I peeked in and saw the gold then let him reach in and retrieve his cherished heirloom.  It was a very emotional moment and this time the ocean did not win!

 

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Lost Diamond Earring During Kite Flight Found On Emerald Isle

from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-614-354-6704

While flying a kite on Emerald Isle beach, the string slid past the young lady’s ear and pulled her earring out.   Unable to locate the earring in the dry sand during the windy day, they decided to call me later that evening to help in the search and recovery.  We used the remaining earring to test the detectors.  Once the tone was acquired the search began.  It was a difficult recovery but everyone was happy in the end when the missing earring revealed it’s resting place.

Tags:  Metal detector  lost earring   beach ring

Gold Bracelet Lost On Emerald Isle Beach Found Days Later

from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-614-354-6704

Rickey was spending the Forth of July holiday with family and friends and began to throw a ball while in knee deep water.  It was at this time the bracelet, that belonged to his deceased father,  flew from his wrist into the ocean.

Rickey’s brother-in-law found out about our metal detecting services and Rickey contacted me 11 days later.  On the 12th day, Rickey gave me the location he was at during the loss and I began my search.  To my surprise, it was the 1st target in the area.  It was deep in the sand and almost out of my detecting depth range.  Rickey was shocked, relieved and shaking when I sent him the above picture of the bracelet on my detector.   Rickey said in a text message: “I feel like part of my dad is back!!”

 

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