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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!

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!

Platinum Diamond Stud Ear Ring Lost For One Year… Found in Pea Gravel with Metal Detector

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

I received a call from Connie in Los Angeles, she told me that her mother in law, Priscella had misplaced a set of platinum/ diamond stud earrings almost a year ago. They were a gift for a special occasion over ten years ago and very sentimental to Priscella. After all the time that has past they had believed these ear rings were gone forever.

Fast forward ten months, Connie was visiting Priscilla and while sitting in a patio area Connie spotted the glimmer in the pea gravel that turned out to be one of the ear rings. They spent some time searching through the gravel for the other stud ear ring but not quite sure that the pair had been lost in the same location. To make things worse, the house had been sold. They would be leaving the property in two weeks.

After hearing the story I told her we had to give it a try. After all it wasn’t like she was sure both studs had been dropped in the same location.  I was available to meet her the next day.  Connie said, she would have the time to be there with the matching stud the next day at noon.

When I arrived we walked to the patio area where I set up my XP Deus metal detector with a hi frequency coil set at 74 KHz. The ladies went inside to take care of something. I began to search for “the needle in a haystack”. I immediately found two small pieces of wire, then Boom! One small platinum/ diamond stud ear ring that had been hiding for almost a year, looking at me from 2″or 3 ” in the gravel.

I was at the table taking photos of the prize when Connie walked up behind me asking “What’s the best thing you have ever found” .. My answer was .. A diamond stud ear ring as I pointed to the esr ring
on the table. Hugs and excitement from both Priscella and Connie. They had not built up their hopes of finding the matching ear ring so finding it was an awesome surprise.

I won’t get to see Priscella’s husband when she surprises him this evening by just wearing them at the dinner table. It was another special search and recovery. Also a pleasure to meet and help such nice people.


If you lose something in the dry sand, mark the area and get landmarks that will help you return to the general area. Call a metal detector expert from TheRingFinders ASAP. Some beaches get daily sand cleaning machines that may end up claiming your valuable before we have a chance to find it with a metal detector. We want to optimize our chances of finding your sentimental keepsake. Timing is important. I am listed at many SoCal locations but “I Will Try Anywhere”