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Custom Tooled Gold Wedding Band Lost Mount Hood – Found by The Ring Finders

  • from Portland (Oregon, United States)

Taylor had been sledding with some friends for about 40 minutes on Mount Hood when he noticed his wedding band missing from his ungloved hand. He marked the logical boundaries (trees) with yellow rope and returned the following day with a rented metal detector but was unable to find it.  I arrived the following day and used his pictures and boundary markings for my search. While detecting I fell through the 2 feet plus deep snow multiple times; I too was unsuccessful. I noted the mountain snow base for that day and four days later it was 9″ less so I decided to give it another shot. Once more I used my Equinox 800 with 15″ coil and this time connected with the priceless 14k hand tooled band about 6″ under the snow.
This band, along with Taylor’s wife’s, was hand tooled by themselves in a jewelry shop, so this truly was a priceless symbol of love to one another, and I feel honored to have kept their ‘ring story’ alive.
Taylor, I wish you and your wife many years of love & happiness.

‘The Ring Finders’, good folks doing great things to reunite people with their treasured pieces of jewelry.
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Sentimental Ring lost in Kelowna.

  • from Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada)

Deeanna contacted  me to say that her husband had lost their first Wedding Anniversary ring. He was in their driveway removing some furniture from his truck to take indoors, once finished he noticed his anniversary ring was missing in the snow. I emailed Deeanna and set up a time when my visit would be good for her. Once there I first noticed lots of power lines in her driveway, Interference from them was a big issue. I turned down my sensitivity as low as I could, after an hour and only finding bottle caps, I increased my search area and found the ring up the driveway banking in the flower bed. Another happy lady.



Ring Lost On Siesta Key, Recovered By SRARC

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted. We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

Anne’s father was the captain of a submarine during world war II and while stationed in Australia had found a beautiful sapphire stone which he purchased for his wife. Later, while back on duty one night when he surfaced the submarine to recharge the batteries the crew discovered a pilot who had been shot down and rescued him. A few weeks later when the airman departed the submarine for Pearl Harbor Ann’s father gave him the sapphire with a note of love for his wife and asked him to send it to her just in case he never returned from the war. He did return home safely at the end of the war and at that time he took the diamond from Ann’s mother’s engagement ring and together with another purchased diamond he created a new wedding ring including the sapphire from Australia. Ann inherited her mother’s ring 20 years ago and had worn it ever since. While visiting from Rhode Island she and her son, John and daughter-in-law, Simone went to Siesta key beach to enjoy a sunny warm day. While sitting in the sand Anne took the precious wedding ring off, set it on the chair arm to put suntan lotion on her hands and promptly forgot about it. They packed up and went home none the wiser and a few days later she realized the ring was missing. After checking everywhere at their house and in the car she recalled taking it off at the beach. Simone searched the Internet and discovered SRARC ring finders. She made a call to Howard Metz and Howard contacted Mike Miller and arrangements were made to meet the next morning in hopes of finding the ring. Ann and John identified an area of about 100 square feet and Mike went to work. About an hour later Mike got a sweet tone and up came the ring. Needless to say Ann was overjoyed to have such a precious ring returned after believing it was lost forever.

2022 started with building a snowman and losing a ring in Albany Park Illinois

  • from Chicago (Illinois, United States)

Received a urgent request from a student who lost her mother’s ring while building a snowman in one of the first snowstorms of the year in Chicago. Distraught would be an understatement!  Panic stricken….Yes. To complicate matters, she had been throwing snowballs too. She had spent hours searching the snow not realizing she was also packing the snow and making it harder to find. It was 10 degrees out, so not the most enjoyable time to hunt. Took my XP Deus and hunted in 12 kHz in my ring program. Knowing it was a surface find made it easier by raising the coil. I knew it was gold so I expected it to fall in the 40-50 range. However I did not know what the Karat gold it was. First I searched the snowman figuring that it could have been picked up while rolling the luck. I moves about 2 feet from snowman and got a target at 60. BINGO!! 18K goes higher that 50 on a good sized ring.

Total hunt time…1 minute.

Got lot’s of hugs!!

Lost wedding ring in the grass, Orlando, Florida….Found and Returned to owner!

  • from Sanford (Florida, United States)

I received a call from Scott asking if I could help find his lost wedding ring in his front yard! I asked him the usual questions like…When did he lose it? How did it happen? and Did he have a good idea of the exact area where he lost it? And all of the answers that Scott gave me indicated that his lost wedding ring should not be very difficult to find.

Armed with that information and my trusty Garrett, ATMax metal detector I headed for Orlando with high hopes. Made me think of how many people have lost rings, earrings and necklaces while playing with their favorite pet! Sometimes they are able to find their lost item and at other times the grass or sand swallows their personal treasure, never to be seen again.

Scott on the other hand was very sure of the exact spot where he was when he felt his ring come off. So I began my grid search just wide of the area he indicated and it took only 5 minutes to get the solid, shallow signal I was looking for. And Scott was thrilled to get his lost wedding ring back and I was honored and thankful to have been given the opportunity to help him!

Lost something recently or years ago…maybe I can help. Call, leave a message or text me ASAP! I would be honored to help you.

Mike McInroe…glad to be a part of

Lost Platinum Wedding Band at Lake Ocoee…Found

  • from Chattanooga (Tennessee, United States)

I was contacted by Phillip on November 29 about his ring that he lost at a park on Lake Ocoee in Eastern Tennessee.  He had lost his platinum wedding band on the Saturday before while at a roadside park. He was brushing the leaves off a tablecloth when his ring came off. He felt it come off, but wasn’t sure which direction it went.  They had been married for only about two years, so they were both just a little upset.  He and his wife searched the area until well after dark to no avail. He had even gone to a local sporting goods store and bought a low cost metal detector, and went back on Sunday morning.  He quickly found out there were a lot of targets in the ground there and was quite overwhelming! After that they did a Google search and popped up. He works for the local Volkswagen plant here and couldn’t get off until the coming weekend, so I met him there the next Saturday morning on December 4th.  The leaves are all pretty much gone from the trees now and on the ground, so I knew the ring wouldn’t have been visible to someone walking by. The picnic table was at the bottom of a steep hill and the hill by the table was covered with leaves that were nearly a foot deep.  I searched that area first and found the usual pull tabs and foil that are common at parks. There is a paved walk right next to the table, so I searched the ground next to the walk, across from the table.  Just as I was about halfway past the table I got an interesting signal.  It was obviously trash, but mixed in there was a good strong signal.  I slowed down my sweep and used the short wiggle motion to help identify the target I was hearing.  It was the low tone that I was expecting for platinum, and I was getting a consistent 12:09 on my CTX.  I brushed away the layer of leaves with my foot and immediately saw it.  Phillip was a little distance away with his metal detector and didn’t notice that I had found it. So I started taking pictures of it right where it lay. I picked it up and pretended to continue my search for a little while.  After about another ten minutes I quit searching and walked over to where he was and started asking more questions. He assumed that I hadn’t found it yet, so he was quite surprised when I held up my hand and showed him the ring!  The ring was less than a foot from the walk directly adjacent the table.  The actual search time was about twenty minutes.

Lost wedding rings in Long Branch NJ found by Matt St.Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)


3 Days ago Joana was referred to me by fellow Ring finder Ed Cropski. She reached out to me within a few hours and explained to me that while she was in town visiting family her necklace broke while body surfing with her kids and had lost her late husbands ring and her late mothers ring. She gave me photos of where she was sitting and where she was swimming so my friend Dennis (Another Ring finder member) and I went there that night to conduct a search. After about 3hrs we were unable to find ether of them. I then reached out the next day only to find out we were a little too far over from where we needed to be. So we went again the following night and searched some more and bingo! I found both rings, About 1-2ft apart from each other! They had already sank about 8″ deep!. Joana was so very happy and relieved when i sent her a picture to let her know I had them. Another great ending to the story!

Wedding band lost for 2 months in LBI NJ found by Matt St.Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)


On September 3rd i was contacted by Jennifer. While her and her husband were visiting and spending time at the beach in LBI, Her husband went down to the water to rinse his hands off during high tide and off came his ring. In seconds it was gone! After 2 months and 8 days I was able to find it last night buried about 15 inches in the middle of the slope! They are thrilled to hear after all this time it is on it’s way back to them!


Lost silver chain with wedding band and Masonic ring

  • from Cobourg (Ontario, Canada)

I was contacted by Tim and Terri-Lynn last week due to Tim having lost a silver chain and pendant. On the same silver chain, he had his wedding band and an old Masonic ring which belonged to Terri-Lynn’s Great grand father. Tim is an arborist and for good reasons, avoids wearing any rings when doing his dangerous job. The major issue is that he wasn’t sure when or where he had lost his jewelry but narrowed it down to a four day period, which meant four possible locations when tracking back his activities and movements. First location was at his home/yard, where he was using his tractor to move/tidy stuff around. Couple hours of detecting later, no luck. Next day, we headed to his work place where the trucks he used in the past couple jobs were parked. No luck. Third location was on a side road near Cobourg, where they had taken a huge tree and brush away. Still no luck. We headed to final location, where they had taken a few trees down on a side road, and after a couple hours of detecting, I actually spotted the silver chain and pendant hanging off a twig, about two feet off the ground. I was then sure I would find the two rings close by but no luck yet again.

Here’s where it gets interesting. Normally Tim keeps the silver chain and rings tucked in his shirt and wears tight chainsaw pants. From looking at the chain, it was obvious that it had been broken at the clasp by the chain being stuck on the twig (most likely when he was down on the ground and cutting the tree trunk into manageable pieces). After that day’s work, Tim headed back to the work yard, parked the truck and went to a bush to have a quick pee. By undoing his tight pants, both rings had dropped through the pant leg and unto the ground. Rings were found the next day and the mystery was finally solved. The best part of the story is how Terri-Lynn explained that with all the jewelry lost, both of them were more excited about the chain and pendant (Saint Christopher) being found than the two rings. She had given it to him, to keep him safe, when he first started working as a firefighter in the early 90’s. Great folks and definitely great ending. I love what I do. 😊

Lost and found engagement and wedding rings Kingston Ontario

  • from Cobourg (Ontario, Canada)

Received a text from Bill and Angela this morning about Angela loosing her engagement and wedding ring yesterday. She lost them while tossing a ball for her dog in her backyard. These rings are a heirloom from her grandmother and extremely important to her. So off to Kingston we went this afternoon to meet with them. Once on location, and getting further details, started detecting for her rings. Within 15 minutes, I was able to locate the rings for her. You can see her initial reaction in the video below. I always love folk’s reactions when you reunite them with their precious heirlooms. Also took this opportunity to meet up with our son Dominic for a lovely dinner at Red Lobster. Another great day, life is good. 😊