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18K Diamond Ring Lost while Gardening. Recovered in about a minute in Wheaton, Illinois

from Chicago (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-773-206-8476

Received a text message asking me to look for a ring lost while doing fall cleanup in Wheaton, Illinois. There were 4 possible areas that it could have been lost in. Found it in the first area I hunted. Used my CTX3030. Rang up at 26 VDI.

Metal Detector Rental – Side of Road Search – Found!

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070

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I’ve been on a lot of lost ring hunts over the years.  I’ve found 65 rings to date and probably not found another 65.  Every hunt is different, and I rarely say no to a search.  When I got a call recently to look for a ring along the side of the road … I couldn’t say no.  As many lost ring finders know, side of road searches are tough.  There is a ton of trash and it’s dangerous. This search was for a lost ring that was lost after a head on car accident.  Unfortunately, the driver was killed and his ring was never found.  After reading a story about another lost ring hunt I did in the paper, the woman called me to see if I could search for her late husband’s lost ring. Her family had thought about looking for a metal detector rental, but wisely called a professional instead.

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Even though the ring had been lost months earlier, it was still sitting just below the grass.  Can you spot it in the picture? Check out the full story below about why you shouldn’t look for a metal detector rental either and instead call a lost ring finder. Included in the story is also a link to the full video which ran on my local NBC station.  They such an amazing job telling the story of the couple and the lost ring and why it meant so much to her. It is moving, so make sure you have a tissue ready.

Metal Detector Rental – Road Side Ring Found!

Thank you and if you’ve lost your ring, please give me a call and I’ll do everything I can to help out. I can hunt on land and in the water for your lost ring.  All of my metal detectors are water proof and top of the line.

FIRST FIND IN THE SNOW, WINTER 2017

from Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: 1-250-707-0618

After shopping in West Kelowna, Leanne and John parked their vehicle on the street and took their groceries indoors. A short while later John realized he had lost his key set somewhere in the snow. Leanne recruited all the kids in the street to help find the keys, with no luck after two hours, then she called me for assistance and I responded immediately. The snow had been shoveled from the street and their driveway, so I started the search at their vehicle, then worked my way along the snow on the side of the driveway. Success the keys were found four inches deep in the driveway snow.


Wedding Ring Lost in the Woods, Found! – The Ring Finders Portland

from Portland (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

A familiar truck pulled into my driveway and asked if I was free to look for a ring that was lost on a nearby property. Ben hadn’t been married more than a month when he managed to fling his ring off his finger and out the back of the truck while unloading material. Ben, his brother, & cousin looked for a while but the length of the grass and other debris made the success of a visual search nearly impossible. They had a good idea of where it should be, even tossed a nickel to simulate the loss (which I found), but like other ring finds they were a little surprised when my CTX 3030 sounded off where it did. We discussed a lot of theories of how it got there, bottom line, he had it back and was no longer fearing the dog house!

Glad I could help Ben and please pass along to others the good work of The Ring Finders.

Portland & The Columbia River Gorge

Tantalum Wedding Ring Recovered in Esprit Park, Dogpatch, San Francisco

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-415-895-0334

Mark and his dog Pasha were running around and playing in Esprit Park when Mark noticed his wedding ring was missing. Married only a year, he felt a strong sentimental attachment to the special ring. Personally engraved, and made of a rare conductive metal, Tantalum (Ta), which is extremely dense and tough, it was indeed, a sentimentally and materially valuable object.

Mark smartly marked the spot where he thought it might have flown off his hand. He and his friends looked for his ring all Friday afternoon. Arriving Saturday morning at 10AM, Mark retraced his steps in the park the day before. First they had taken two laps around the park’s perimeter path for exercise. Then they started playing around in the grass. That’s where Mark thought his ring might have been lost, and put down a pile of sticks and leaves to mark the area.

The next day, after searching a 15 x 15′ grid area to the east of his mark, I started a grid search just to the west of his mark, and located his ring within 2′ of his mark. It was under trampled grass, not visible to the naked eye.

Mark  rewarded me with hugs and yoga tips. So happy to recover his unique tantalum wedding band.

My recovery rate is is about 95% if the object is still there in the area. Don’t wait a week to call a pro!

SF Bay Area RingFinders Contact:  Marshall Smith – Text or call: 415-895-0334

Metal Detectorist serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area from sunny San Mateo, CA

Santa Rosa Fire Metal Detecting Services – Jewelry Recoverey

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-415-895-0334

Everything was fine when Bill and his wife went to bed on Sunday night. It was about 2AM when a Sonoma County Sheriff deputy pounded on their door, screaming for them to get dressed and get out. They had only minutes to grab a few things and throw them in their car. Bill remembered feeling his ring fly off somewhere in the garage as they raced out of their house. Four days later, he called The Ringfinders and we were able to locate his ring in the ashes underneath the burned out remnants of his car, where his garage once stood. A small memento recovered!

Lost metal items recovered in NorCal and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Call or text Marshall at (415) 895-0334.

My recovery rate is is about 95% if the object is still there in the area. Don’t wait a week to call a pro!

SF Bay Area RingFinders Contact:  Marshall Smith – Text or call: 415-895-0334

Metal Detectorist serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area from sunny San Mateo, CA

14k Gold Band Lost in Lake Oswego – Found by The Ring Finders Portland

from Portland (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

My customer was pruning rhododendrons and moving debris when he noticed his wedding band missing. He felt the ring loosen earlier in the cold damp weather but only had a little more to trim so he continued working. He visually searched around the plants, adjoining property high grasses, and the debris bin until nightfall with no luck. That evening he was focused on finding a professional with the correct equipment and experience to help find his wedding ring.  His email read “I came across your website and it’s clear you’ve helped many other people with similar situation.” An email exchange and a morning search netted the heavy 14k wedding band that I found in knee high grass; a great way to start October! Thank you for the call.
 

The Ring Finders Portland & The Gorge
509-365-8010

 

 

Night Hunt Oak Street Beach Chicago, ILLinois

from Chicago (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-773-206-8476

Received a call at 7:30 PM from a gentleman who had lost his White Gold and Diamond wedding band while brushing sand off his arm as he and his family were leaving the beach after a wonderful 92 degree day on September 24th.

Fortunately he found the Ringfinders website while googling “how to find ring in the sand”

Fortunately he also had the correct idea to stay on the beach and mark the location with his shoes AND IMMEDIATELY call a ringfinder!!!

One hour later he had his ring back. I took an UBER to his location, since Oak Street Beach is located just off the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. Parking is non existent..

I found his ring in less than 1 minute along with some coins.

My first night hunt!

 

WEDDING RING LOST GARDENING IN KELOWNA BC, RETURNED.

from Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: 1-250-707-0618

Ed was renovating his back garden when he noticed his wedding ring was missing, his wife found The Ringfinders website and he called me. I responded the next morning and checked out the worksite, he had removed the old flowerbed and replaced it with landscape cloth covering and bark mulch. My initial suspicion was that it would be in the debris in the back of his pickup, but I started my search at the new garden. That was a good choice as I found his ring under the bark mulch and  landscape cloth within five minutes.


How I spent my July 4th vacation

from Nantucket Island (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-508-292-1528

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