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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.


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!

Hurricane Harvey, Crime Scene Investigations, Metal Detecting and a Lost Ring Recovery in Pasadena, Texas 09/03/2017 by John Volek

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)

Hurricane Harvey, Crime Scene Investigations, Metal Detecting and a Lost Ring Recovery in Pasadena, Texas 09/03/2017

Check out the video to see the devastation near our home, preparation for teaching a forensic metal detecting course along with the recovery of Jordan’s lost wedding ring.

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The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service-Houston

Lost Something Important? We can HELP!

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service in Houston can locate you lost engagement ring, wedding ring, favorite piece of jewelry, family heirloom, or other important personal item.

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks, and even your own back yard.

If you lost your RING or other precious item

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Found in Crawlspace of Seattle, WA! Lost Gold & Diamond Engagement Ring!

from Seattle (Washington, United States)

This afternoon I received an email from a Hawthorne Hills couple who had lost a ring over the weekend. While fidgeting with one of her rings on the back deck, the ring slipped out of her hand and they heard it hit the deck and roll! The deck was on a steep incline with lots of landscaped features and shrubbery around it, all very viable and hard to find places it could have landed. They searched for a while before realizing what they needed was a metal detector… or even better, a Ringfinder!

After a phone conversation where I got the details I needed to plan my attack, I gathered up my gear. I made it there soon thereafter and started to hunt the landscaped hillside. After striking out around the perimeter, the grim possibility that it slipped through the cracks of the deck was growing. The heat was stifling, and my summer attire of flipflops and shorts was not the best choice of armor to battle man-eating spiders and other scary things (alive or dead) in the cramped dark area under the deck! But once I had exhausted the other possibilities, it was time…for THE CRAWLSPACE!

Needless to say, it was cramped under there. I had to belly crawl around and I methodically swept the area with my detector. Turning around was nearly impossible, and I was hoping to end this hunt quick! Luckily, after some time, SUCCESS! The ring was found and I quickly escaped the creepycrawlers! After celebrating with the owners, I hastily drove home for a “Silkwood shower”!

Ringfinder-1  Spiders-0!


Diamond & Gold Ring FOUND!

Ring reunion smiles!

Found it!

Vacaville Backyard Yields up Lost Neil Lane Diamond Ring after Missing for a Week!

from San Francisco (California, United States)


They were partying on Friday night and somehow she lost her wedding ring in the back yard. Reality set in the next morning, “OMG, where’s my ring?”. He vaguely remembered her tossing it out the back door, but that was it. Frantic, they searched and searched the 30×50′ backyard day after day. He even rented a metal detector for a day. No luck.

Fortunately, when she texted me a few days later asking about my recovery rate, I had a business meeting in nearby Fairfield that Friday, and agreed to search after my meeting.

I arrived about 3PM and it was still 110 degrees outside. It had been a week, and morale in the home was poor. She was feeling really lousy about losing her ring, he was at the end of his wits. I was their last hope.

She showed me the matching platinum engagement band. I scanned it, dialed in my trusty AT-Pro and began a careful grid search of the back yard with the husband. Then we searched the side neighbor’s yard, found a 14k gold angel pendant and returned it the neighbor, who was very grateful, searched the other neighbor’s back yard, found nothing, and then returned to his backyard for a cross grid search. When you are out of options, always cross grid search.

After three excruciating hours in the sun, the clients had completely given up and I was suffering mild heat exhaustion. But on my final cross grid pass, right outside their back door, I got the signal I had been searching for! Boom!!!

Her exquisite Neil Lane platinum nesting engagement band, and diamond wedding ring, turned out to be very expensive. She was “over the moon” to have it back together. It made their Labor Day Weekend all the more relaxing, and a smooth return their happy marriage.

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

Chain Lost in the Woods – Found in Oakton Virginia (Sept 2017)

from Fairfax (Virginia, United States)

An email came in earlier in the week describing the “chain of events”: Howard and his son were doing some work last weekend along the fence of his property; pulling old fence posts using Howard’s tractor and his 12′ long chain. After the work was complete, they threw the chain in the bucket of the tractor and Howard’s son headed for the garage. Along the way, his son decided to level off an area of dirt, leaves, and compost… once back at the garage – no chain anymore. Howard was pretty sure the chain was in a 25 sq ft area of a freshly leveled dirt mix, but had no idea how deep it could be. They searched for the chain, even used an old metal detector they had on hand, but could not locate it anywhere. So Howard emailed me through the RingFinders and we settled on a time to link up – Friday around 5pm. Once on site, Howard showed me the area, I got my machine ready for the search and off I went… 6 swings in and I heard the unmistakable tone through the headset… Howard’s chain has been found.




Family heirlooom wedding band set recovered!

from Cape May (New Jersey, United States)

This recovery was a bit unique in the ammount of attention it received thanks to social media. I was tagged in a facebook post by a friend of a woman desperatley pleading for assistance recovering a wedding band set that was lost at the beach a few days prior. This facebook post was shared over 12,ooo times, YES 12,000 times! After making contact with the client and getting details I headed up to search for the set. This beach was about two hours from my normal search area but the client was very distraught so I decided to give it a go. I arrived at the beach around 6pm on August 3rd. This beach showed signs of extreme sand mvement, which is never a good sign as targets can be buried and moved along the beach in just one tide passing. After searching for several hours I got a tone I was hoping for and out popped the missing wedding band. I searched for over two more hours for the engagement band but was not able to locate it. Two other fellow Ring Finders were going to search for the second band the next day.  fter four hours of searching they too were unable to locate the missing engagement band. A day later a fourth detectorist offered assistance and it was also noted that several feet of sand had been carried off of the same beach by the previous tide cycle. The fourth detectorist was able to find the engagement band after a hour or so long search in the same area previously searched. BTW: I believe another Ring Finder has been created after he (detectorist #4) got a chance to see the reaction of the client being reuinted with the engagement band.

Origional FB Post and update via client:

***** please please please share this post!!!*****
Today was a very hard day for me. I went to the beach with my family and it was a great time! Until I lost my wedding band and engagement ring in the water. I didn’t even feel it fall off, but I am completely distraught over this. For those of you that don’t know my engagement ring was my mothers that me and my family had redone. My mother passed away 30 years ago when I was a little girl. This ring I never took off for anything. We are offering a reward to anyone that finds the set or just the engagement ring! They both had diamonds around the whole thing with a little space underneath with no diamonds for sizing, the engagement ring was Marquise am seriously hoping for a miracle I know that it may. It happen but I am begging if someone does find it please please return it it means the world to me. Here a some pictures from my wedding day of the rings. We were at manasquan beach in NJ.

I HAVE RECOVERED BOTH YES BOTH OF MY RINGS!!!! Thank you to all of the amazing people that helped me along this journey. This post was shared over 12k times. And with lots of prayers, tears and hope I got them back!!!!! Thank you to all that helped, prayed and searched. My wedding band was found on Thursday night by Jeff Laag late in the night. And my mothers ring was found this morning early this am by Antony Hodge. I cannot thank these two men enough!!! They took time to do this for me because they knew how much it meant to me. A pure miracle, it gives hope knowing that there are still amazing people out there. Thank you thank you thank you. ❤️❤️❤️ 



Class ring found after loosing over a year ago

from Chicago (Illinois, United States)

Got a call, she lost a small class ring about a year ago in a private volleyball court.

Found out the sand base was about 20″ deep so brought a large coil to punch down deep.

After being told it was lost a year ago I honestly did not have great hope of finding but still thought it was worth a try.  (never give up)

After only about 15min of searching I hit something very deep and found it.


Her smile says it all.

Volleyball court search turns up lost ring

Retirement gift ring found

from Chicago (Illinois, United States)

Got a call today from someone that lost his 30 year retirement gift ring, while playing basketball with his grandchildren.
After a couple hours of searching finally hit it, took a weird bounce and found it where it really should not have been, opposite side of the basketball net, must have hit the net and bounced back behind him.   Anyway very happy to get it back to him.