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Lost Wedding Ring in Little Compton Rhode Island

from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)

Andrew sent an e-mail to me on September 16th and asked for my help to find his wedding ring.  He works on an organic farm and had lost his wedding ring while picking potatoes a day earlier.  Andrew dug through the soil for over two hours with no luck.  His boss told him that he may find someone who could help on the internet.  Andrew found my information on The Ring Finders website.  I met him at the farm on September 17th and located his ring in about ten minutes.  Andrew was so excited to have his wedding ring back, particularly since he had only been married for two months.

Found and returned lost iphone at Misquamicut Beach Rhode Island .

from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)

On July 3rd, while metal detecting on Misquamicut Beach, I discovered an iPhone 7  buried in the sand.  Once the iPhone was charged, it gave a phone number to call if the phone was found.  Its owner had used a special application, which allowed him to put a message on his iPhone when it was lost.  I called the number and connected with Anthony, the owner, who was very glad to hear from me.  Anthony had lost the phone two days earlier.  After searching the beach, he didn’t expect to get it back.  He was in Boston when I called, and it was late evening, but he was happy to drive to Rhode Island to claim his phone.

 

Lost Gold Wedding Band at Kailua Beach…FOUND!!!

from Oahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began when I got a call this AM during the football game. It was Jamie from Kailua who had me recover his ring at Kaimana Beach last December. This time he was running and wrestling with his dog on Kailua Beach when he noticed his ring had come off. Jamie said Joe I need your services again. He had looked quite awhile for the ring himself but the sand as usual consumed it. We met at Jamie’s house and cruised down to Kailua Beach. Jamie took me to the spot he was wrestling with his dog and I started my grid search. After a few coins I got a great low tone and one scoop down there was Jamie’s ring. Elapsed time about 7 minutes. I told Jamie I never wanted to see him again. He just smiled and laughed that’s for sure. Aloha to Jamie!

It’s all in the chips! – Lost Ring and Charm Found!

from Orange (California, United States)

Earlier in the week, Brittnee emailed me that she got married on Labor Day and had lost a large ring and a charm, that were tied to her boot with a ribbon. “Something Borrowed” portion of that phrase that she had from her Grandmother and Mother for the ceremony.

The wedding was at a beautiful rustic place that was covered in wood chips, and while they had searched for the items themselves, they could not find them in the wood chips. Additionally, the place has very limited hours of operation so getting in had to be scheduled.

We agreed to meet this morning, and they met me there. She showed me where they had been sitting and where they were walking around, which was a pretty small area, probably 50 x 75 feet, with picnic benches in part of the area. The staff had moved the benches around since then, so I feared it may be smashed deeper into the wood chips or hard to get at under the tables and benches.

I searched two grid passes in front of where the head table area was and found lots of junk, and coins but no ring. I then decided to search in front of the raised dance floor area and from there into the bench area. After about 30 minutes, I had found it!  The stone was loose, laying next to it, so I know they stepped on it while moving tables etc. but at least it could be repaired. It was a huge ring and beautiful brown stone, that could easily be lost in the chips if more time had passed. I then deduced that the charm couldn’t be too far away so searched more under the tables for that, and about 15 minutes more, I had the charm.

Brittnee and her husband were very happy to have them back, and the Grandmother never knew they were missing either.

I am glad me and my AT-Pro were able to find these and ensure their wedding day will be remembered with a fun story about the ring instead of a sad story of loss.

Man’s wedding band recovered

from Green Bay (Wisconsin, United States)

I received a call this morning from Brian D. who had just finished spreading a bale of straw on his lawn and could not find his wedding band.   He figured it must have slipped off during the yard work.  I was out with my wife at the Parallel 44 Winery picking up our membership selection, and told him I would search as soon as we returned.  About an hour later, I pulled up to Brian’s yard and began sweeping the straw.   As luck would have it, I found his ring in the very last square inch searched!  Brian was happy to put it back on his finger where it belongs.   And, because he knew I like wine, he gifted me a nice bottle of red wine from Tuscany, Italy, which he recently carried all the way back to the states!   Bonus!   

What a ring return in Brewster, Cape Cod, MA

from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

Gene was pursuing his fishing hobby and had a big trout on the stringer. Little did he know that Cape Cod’s fish are smart and powerful. Yes, the trout pulled the fish stringer free from the rocky area in which it was anchored and started to swim away. Gene’s keen eye caught the movement and was not going to let a fish out swim him. Well, he really was not thinking about swimming but the fish was managing the rocks better than Gene. Gene went down – Dive Number 1 – and he missed to hold onto the trout. Up and after the colorful fish again, OOPS…Dive Number 2 – took place and up came Gene with the trout in hand, BUT without his wedding band. All the movement in the water caused the ring to go into hiding. The resulting search did not reveal the ring’s hiding place in a bit over 2 feet of water.

Days later, while watching TV and the story of Jim Wirth returning a Manhattan University ring to its owner 47 years after it was lost, a search for a RingFinder was on. I was contacted and agreed to go look for the missing wedding band. Wait a minute – Gene wanted to watch the search. Just short of a week later Gene and his wife made arrangements to meet me at the loss location. After a short hike and a 15 minute search I had the ring in my scoop. I walk into shore and let Gene take the golden ring, a symbol of 51 years of marriage, from its temporary resting nest among the rocks in my scoop.

On the walk back to the parking lot I gave Gene a big at-a-boy for his dedication to fishing to feed his family. However, he does not eat the fish he catches. Oh, if Gene only had a trout or two he wanted to give me as a gift. No such luck, maybe I will have to take up fishing again, but then there would be no time for being a RingFinder. Heck here on Cape Cod there is enough fish for everyone. I’ll keep on metal detecting. The people I have met are far more interesting than any fish I ever caught.

After the pictures of smiles were taken and a stories of West Hartford, CT (where I am from) were exchanged we bid our good-byes. Gene had the fish and the ring that did not get away! What a great __ __ __ __ story! – you fill in the blanks, HINT: found on a stringer, or found in my scoop.
What a fish tale – What memories…

Lost Platinum & Diamonds Engagement Ring at Ulua Lagoon Ko Olina Resort…FOUND!!!

from Oahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring hunt began when I got a tearful cry at work from Keyara who lives in Kapolei Hawaii. While sitting in shallow water with her daughter her gorgeous engagement ring fell off. She reached for it but the sand instantly gobbled it up. While searching on her phone for a ring recovery she came across my contact info first. I told her I could leave work a little early and come out and retrieve her ring. Shallow water should be a cinch! When I arrived Keyara’s husband Tony took me down to the beach and showed me where Keyara was in the water and I began my search. Several coins and a pull tab after about 20 minutes I was beginning to think the target location had to be off. Tony assured me the location was correct. There was really no surge in the lagoon to speak of so on my own I expanded the search grid out in a northerly direction and “BOOM” there was a great platinum tone and one scoop down there was Keyara’s ring. Tony was in shock as he thought his area was correct. No matter the ring is safely and happily back on Keyara’s finger. Aloha to Keyara & Tony!

Wedding Ring Lost at Santa Monica Beach, CA…Found and Happily Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

I was sitting at home last Sunday afternoon when I received a call from Julian regarding his wedding ring which he lost at the beach playing volley ball. He told me that he dove for the ball when his ring flew off of his finger. He also said that there were about 15 of his friends searching with him for about an hour and a half, using their hands and a rake to no avail. I told him I would come right away, and was on my way.

I got to the court, and Julian came right over to show me the area where he believed the loss occurred. He showed me what had happened, and I told him I would get right on it. I began my first pass, and got a bottle cap. A few swings more, and I had Julian’s ring in my scoop; about 3 minutes total. He was so surprised, and his friends could not believe it. They had scoured that area for 1 1/2 hours, and I had it within minutes. It is so important to call someone right after the loss to increase the chances of a recovery, please don’t wait. It was awesome to see all the shared joy that afternoon; two thumbs up!

 

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Sapphire & Diamonds 18k White Gold Wedding Ring Found Near Coal Creek… Bellevue, WA!!!

from Seattle (Washington, United States)

Diamonds and sapphires in white gold!

I got a call from Randy who lost his ring sometime last month while driving to a jobsite. Apparently he had removed his ring and put it into a cup (with some liquid) in his console. Sometime later, he forgot it was in there and he tossed the contents out the window as he was driving around the bend to one of his worksites!!!

Luckily Randy remembered seeing a Ringfinders Facebook post that featured my previous find and looked me up! He remembered the turn on the road and gave me a general area to look for his ring.

I searched the side of the road for some time… After gridding the area he pointed out, I extended my search area. He was close in proximity but it was a bit further than he remembered. I found it! A beautiful white gold ring with some really cool sapphires and diamonds!

Roadside Recovery!

Found women’s platinum engagement ring in Richardson TX

from Fort Worth (Texas, United States)

Bryan Camper texted me Sunday September 10th. His fiancé lost her engagement ring at their apartment small backyard. Contacted him and was able to go out today Wednesday 13th, and search for his fiancé s ring. After about an hour and a half we located the ring. We’re glad we made your day! Thank you Bryan for the reward!