Amanda & Chris were spending a family vacation along Salter Path’s beach. After a few hours on the beach they returned to their room to clean up. It was then Amanda discovered her wedding ring set was gone! Chris had mentioned to me that the rings were usually a snug fit and had been soldered together. The evening of the loss, Chris found my contact information and plans were made to meet the following day. After a thunderstorm, I began the search in the area of the beach they set up and worked my way toward the water. Once it was near the low tide time, I changed to a different metal detector and headed into the water. One of the first targets in the water was a stainless band ring. A couple more items were retrieved from the waist deep water before I placed the detector coil over Amanda’s rings. To my surprise, they were laying on top of the sand & shells I pulled up in the scoop. Chris mentioned I had saved their vacation as Amanda was very upset because the rings were lost.
Anna’s family were spending a traditional vacation at Emerald Isle, NC. Today, Anna allowed a 4 year old family member to wear her ring while they both relaxed in the sand. An insect startled the young girl and Anna’s ring with flying and burying itself in the soft sand. I was called by Anna’s mother and agreed to meet them on the beach as soon as possible. The family was very careful to mark off the area and try not to disturb the location if possible. It was a matter of seconds until I was able to get the solid reading on my Minelab CTX-3030 metal detector. The crowded beach erupted with cheers as I handed Anna her ring.
Bailey was spending a fun evening on Kure Beach with her family. Bailey is also planning a September wedding. She was asked to perform a cartwheel in the sand. Before the attempt, she gave her engagement ring to her younger sister for safe keeping. During the excitement and festivities, the ring slipped off of little sister’s hand into the sand. Both sisters were very upset. The following morning I get a call from Bailey’s father. He explained what had happened and plans were made to meet just afternoon. When I pulled the first target, a red can top, Dad yelled that I had found it! I think that helped ease the stress levels. Unfortunately, my 2nd target a silver can top gave Bailey false hopes it was her ring. The 3rd target was the one we all had hope to recover! The excitement & tears made the 2 hour drive to their location all worth while!
Miranda was spending the day enjoying the North Carolina sun and removed her ring before going for a dip into the Atlantic Ocean. It wasn’t until after they had left she realized the ring was lost. When she returned to search, someone told her there was a detectorist hunting the same area she had set up earlier. After an online search she messaged me and asked if I was the one on the beach earlier that day. Neither I or some my nearby friends who detect had hunted that area. I then proceeded to Bogue Inlet Pier to conduct a night hunt. Because of a misunderstanding of location the hunt took me almost 3 hours before I found the ring! It was a huge relief for the both of us as it was very hot even at 2:00 am and I was hunting the soft dry sand. I returned the ring to her later that afternoon!
Rhonda and her friends were having a Girls Getaway week at Emerald Isle, NC. The young women were soaking their toes along the coastline and moving their chairs back with the incoming tides. Trying to be safe, the rings were placed in a zipper pouch before heading into the water. It wasn’t long after that the pouch had a hole in the bottom and the rings slipped away into the surf. Ashlee, a friend in the group, found my metal detecting service and gave me a call. After I heard the description, and knew the tide was now receding, I decided to give it a try. Upon arrival, the beach had a steep slope leading down into some powerful waves. I did my best to cover the area and was tossed off balance more than once. After not finding the rings, I told the party I will return about 1 hour before low tide and try again. Trying once again at this time period was very beneficial. With some directional help from the girls, I walked straight down towards the waterline and found both rings in the wet sand and within 5 minutes of each other! I know more than one of them thought the rings were gone forever!
This job has a very unique way of turning frowns upside down! A true memory all girls will now have to share in a joyful way!
Joe was spending a relaxing day at the beach and decided to go for a swim. Regularly, Joe removes his wedding ring and necklace and then places the ring on the necklace. His wife agreed to hold both. After placing the necklace over her head she noticed the ring was missing. The ring had buried itself next to their Sun umbrella and after we remove the metal objects in the area, I found Jose ring before he could put the umbrella down.
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Lauren & Rick were spending some time along the Crystal Coast. While staying in a beach house rental, Rick gave his wife his wedding ring to hold while he took a dip in the ocean. Lauren placed his ring on her finger and stayed on the beach with their puppy. The pup made a sudden move towards Rick and the lunge caused his wedding ring to go flying into the sand.
12 days later, Lauren contacted me and I headed out that day. A lot of favorable conditions made this recovery possible.
On Steven’s birthday (Friday), Steven’s family met up with two other sets of friends to celebrate the fact that all 3 families had children born last year and were planning to make this an annual family vacation. Pine Knoll Shores, NC’s ocean beach was the site of the first celebration. Steven did not want to chance losing his ring in the ocean so he placed it in a “secure” bag. While packing up gear on the beach to head back to his car, he grabbed the ring bag and picked up his 8 month old and proceeded back to the car. Once he arrived at the walkway over the dunes, he noticed the bag was empty. Sunday morning, Steven had found TheRingFinders.com and contacted me. I had the impression that Steven did not have much hope of finding his platinum ring now lost 2 days. The search area was long and it took about 2 hours before the solid tone on my Minelab CTX-3030 metal detector warned me to stop and investigate. Steven had just left to get his family something to eat but gladly returned to accept a link to his family!
Lost for 50 Years a St. John’s Class Ring Finds Its Owner
Last month Kevin sent me a picture of his class ring he has not been able to wear since 1965! Detecting with a friend at Surf City pier I was able to find Kevin’s class ring. Because it had been lost so long, I had some trouble reading the inscription and also finding the correct owner. I finally was able to reach out to the university he attended with what I thought was the initials and last name. The office contacted Kevin and he called me the very next day. St. John’s university thought it was story worthy!
Laura & Roy were spending a traditional trip to Emerald Isle, North Carolina with their Maryland friends. Roy handed his wedding band to Laura while he went for a swim. Laura placed her husbands ring in a pocket attached to a beach chair among the group of other friends chairs. It wasn’t until much later when Laura went to retrieve the ring from the pocket. It was then she discovered the pocket had a hole that allowed the ring to escape.
Laura called me after a friend in the group mentioned someone must search for these kind of things and she also found from a local surf shop of my business of finding lost items. Laura gave me a call the following day and I agreed to load up and head her way. After searching beach near the water first, I made my way toward the higher beach. After a few unwanted signals, I came across a solid tone on my CTX-3030. After 1 scoop I held the ring up in the air for Laura to see and she dropped to her knees with relief!