Daniel and his family were enjoying the beach at Fort Macon State Park. Daniel removed his wedding band before heading into the water. It wasn’t until they returned to their vehicle that Daniel realized he didn’t put his ring back on his finger. His wife Shanta found Crystal Coast Ring Finders and plans were made to attempt a recovery the following day. After going through the proper channels to secure permission, we headed to the area that Daniel had marked very well the previous day. After a few sweeps, my Equinox 800 displayed a strong 21 signal. Daniel’s ring was found just a couple of inches below the surface.
Atlantic Beach, NC
I was practicing my detector skills and settings at “The Circle”. As I pulled another bottlecap from it’s sandy depths (glass bottles are prohibited here), a couple asked if I had found an ear ring. Kate informed me she had lost the ear ring in the same general area 2 days prior. My recovery mode went into action as I started to grid the area. To her surprise and after a few more pieces of junk metal, I received a solid 1 signal on my Minelab Equinox 800. It took 1 scoop to unbury her missing ear ring.
Kate was thrilled I found it and explained although it didn’t have monetary value, her Aunt had made the ear rings for her and the sentimental value connection made her very happy to have the set back in her possession.
Emily’s words: “I was visiting my friends beach house in Emerald Isle and had one of the beautiful days on the beach. I was going in and out of the water and left two of my most special rings on a beach towel, as well as some bracelets. The two rings were of great importance to me. One was a gold band that I received for my 20th birthday, and the other was my high school class ring. After taking a swim in the ocean, I went back to my towel to put my jewelry on but neglected to put my rings also back on. I shook out my towel and continued about my day and met up with some friends shortly after. When my friends arrived I realized what I had done and instantly began to panic. I searched for almost an hour before giving up and deciding to hire someone to find my rings. Within minutes, my rings were descovered with a metal detector just about a couple inches under the sand. It was one of the most relieving moments to know that two of my most prized possessions were found safe and undamaged.”
Remember to tell others about how Crystal Coast Ring Finders and www.TheRingFinders.com (global) may be your best bet to find a lost item.
Crystal Coast Ring Finders
Raeven and her husband were at the beach and decided to shake the sand off of their tapestry. They both forgot she had removed her wedding ring to apply sunscreen earlier. Unfortunately, it was after the tapestry was clean they realized the ring was lost into the sand. After searching for over 2 hours, with no luck and accepted that they were out all that money and her beautiful ring. Raeven searched online for similiar stories to see if anyone had advice. She was able to locate Steven Ray a member of The Ring Finders and called only to find out he was out of town. Steven was able to contact a friend to aid in the recovery. Carl arrived quickly and found her ring in a matter of minutes! Raeven and her husband were so shocked and happy! Raeven said Carl was a very kind man and they couldn’t be more grateful. Both are in the military stationed in North Carolina but originally from the Midwest and Raeven confessed they didn’t realize how fast things get lost in the sand. Without our help, she stated, many in their predicament would be lost.
Friday, David was riding with his wife Brooke down a Jacksonville, NC backroad. He went to point something out to Brooke and the motion of his left hand caused he wedding band to go flying onto the street at a high speed. They searched day and night for the ring along the roadside grass and weeds. Sunday, Brooke found out about my detecting service and sent me a message. We agreed to meet during her lunch break. A few sweeps along a very trashy road caused me to change my normal swing style and that was the ticket to locating surface and near surface targets. Eventually, I made it up to where there ring was resting. Brooke told me she was in tears thinking about the ring being lost forever.
SURF CITY, NORTH CAROLINA
Newlywed Carrie was spending the last part of a vacation with her in-laws in a Surf City beach house. She had given her rings to her new mother-in-law before swimming. The rings were placed in a rear pocket. It is believed wedding band slipped out of the pocket when a phone was pulled out for pictures. Emerald Isle Metal Detecting was called that same day. When I arrived, I was very glad they called me quickly and knew the general area the ring most likely would have been lost. My metal detector, a Minelab CTX-3030 locked in on a strong 12-12 signal display and I was able to gently raise her ring from the soft sand of the beach. Her husbands first words were “That’s amazing!”
Chase was relaxing at Topsail Beach, NC. When it was time to leave his group packed up the gear and headed back to the house. It was then he realized he had removed his rings for safe keeping. Later that day his father called Emerald Isle Metal Detecting. I was preoccupied so I messaged a nearby friend to see if he would help. Because of a Midnight tide Justin made plans for a late night hunt the very day the rings were lost. Thankfully, Chase and his father remembered the general area they had set up and this made for a much shorter search and find. After Justin found the 1st ring, he was able to locate the 2nd ring about 10 feet away.
Jason and his wife spent four hours on Emerald Isle Beach enjoying a great September day. Body surfing the ocean, throwing football and playing in the sand.
Upon returning to their car Jason noticed his wedding ring was missing. That evening, his wife called Emerald Isle Metal Detecting and arrangements were made to search the following day. I brought Justin to help search the beach. After searching for a few minutes, I decided a larger coil would be better in the wet sand so I headed to the truck. Upon my return I see Justin walking towards me and I knew it was either he had equipment problems or found the lost ring. I was very pleased he had found the ring in minutes of the beginning of his search. The wife and kids were there to accept the ring and we were very thankful and the kids were very polite from the start! If only all searches went this well!
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.