In The News Category | The Ring Finders


from Hanover (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-517-990-2016











I received a call yesterday from a family friend. It was the dreaded “well, we have a friend that lost his ring in wolf lake, we’re trying to find it but need your help”. The location was marked on a cell phone app, and Nancy was able to submerge a water bottle just under the surface for additional accuracy at my request.

I went to bed last night looking at topo maps on my phone and getting a good idea on depth, and the size of the location. Many scenarios ran thru my head, was the ring lost on the boat and believed to be lost in the water, how long was it missing before it was realized, how much alcohol consumption took place before the ring was lost, etc…

This morning came after hours of tossing and turning, and the excitement of another search. A 40 minute drive to the lake, many totes and tanks carried to the boat, followed by a three person cheerleader squad and we were off!

The area was circled for a few minutes until the marker was found, submerged just under the surface. I checked my gear, suited up and jumped in. Observations from the day prior put most of the activity just past the marker, in 4′ of water. This would be my starting point for the search.

As I deflated my BC, I oddly enough wondered if I would be able to smash my fastest recovery record of 1 minute. My thoughts were disturbed by a shallow surface signal seconds later.

 I couldn’t see the bottom due to the amount of silt present, but I was able to isolate the  area of the signal. Grabbing a handful of silty sand and sifting it between my fingers, the amazing sight of a ring appeared. This led to the “Rockstar plung” upward, arm outstretched for my final time of 30 seconds!!!! 

In absolute disbelief, Nancy and Ethan gave me a stunned look which quickly changed to disappointment as they realized not even one beer had been opened yet. 

I swam a victory lap hoping to find another valuable target on the sandbar with no luck, returning to the boat to put my gear away.

A short boat ride back to the dock, and the carrying of many heavy totes and tanks puts this one into the record book!! The quickest find yet, that may never be broken!!

Nancy K Dunfield, Ron and Ethan, THANK YOU for the thought and call, I had an absolute blast and I’m glad i could help!


from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Brampton, Ontario, Canada

I was contacted by a fellow member Bill H of the Brampton Historical Society after my “show & tell” presentation of found rings while detecting the beaches and waters of Wasaga Beach, Ontario.

He asked if I could come out to his former ‘pick-your-own” apple farm to see if I could find it. It had been over 10 years lost as per the Farmer. I headed over after work. I brought two detectors so he could try metal detecting. He started me in the first row of apple trees where he felt it was missing.

Within 3 MINUTES…. BINGO-BANGO…my brand new Minelab Equinox800 had found a beautiful 10k eagle ring. The Farmer Bill has confirmed that was it and was absolutely shocked in disbelief that I had located this ring in 3 minutes!

Here is the VIDEO LINK;

I continued on detecting with his permission as he went in for supper. The next tree I found a massive key chain full of keys. The next tree again….ANOTHER RING. It looks like an Engineering ring possibly titanium. The Farmer has information for both the keys and a silver ring. I am now on a mission to hopefully reunite these items with their rightful owners!!

3 days later I met the Eagle Rings owner Mr & Mrs Muir in Brampton. He was just over-the-moon and stated it was more like over 20 years he had lost his ring.

Hat’s off the Farmer Bob and his wife Jane for keeping this information of the lost items. I am so lucky, as I am invited back as Jane lost an item in a garden. Looking forward to returning to the property!!


20180204 The Ring Finder’s ALISON WALKER wins the “Kelly Shires Award” 2018

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

For the last 11 years I have been a participant in the “Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation Snow Run”. February 4th, 2018 was the 19th Annual Snow Run event. Woman only snowmobiling ride raising much needed donations for this amazing Charity.

Every year I try to think up ways to raise donations to out due my previous years fundraising attempts without asking my dear Friends, Family and Co-Workers every year…


You see…here’s a little bit about the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation….

The Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation was established to help women/men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. There are many unforeseen expenses they may face, and which their health insurance program may not cover.

Our mission is to provide financial assistance to women/men in these situations in order to make their fight with cancer a little less challenging.

If you are diagnosed with breast cancer and need our assistance please go to and find out more on how we can help you. Our policy and application for financial assistance can be found under the heading “Need Financial Assistance”. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at

I try my very best….but in 2017 and 2018 I resorted to my metal detecting skills and decided that through my “The Ring Finders” call outs….I’ll use my PASSION & SKILLS for metal detecting and make my “CLIENTS” …PAY-IT-FORWARD!! I ask for my call-out feed to cover my fuel and a meal…then when I recover the clients lost item…I ask them to “PAY-IT-FORWARD” by making a donation through my fundraising page to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation.

I really was blown away as you see my this video (as I was doing a live broadcast) that I won this incredible “Kelly Shires Award” for the most INNOVATED WAY OF RAISING DONATIONS FOR THIS CHARITY!!! Out of the $3,600 donations (my highest amount fund raising in the last 11 years participation) I RAISED $2,600 DIRECTLY THROUGH MY RING FINDERS CLIENTS!!! S-T-O-K-E-D & HONOURED I WAS!! In 2017 I raised $1,850 dollars metal detecting.

Here is the link to the video for the award! I was truly in shock but very honoured;

So…I am heading into my 11th year in participating at the 20th annual KELLY SHIRES BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION!! and again…will be insisting my RING FINDER CLIENTS to “PAY-IT-FORWARD”!!


Lost 2018 Texas A&M Class Ring.. Lost in a Hidden Paradise… Recovered by John Volek TRF-Houston

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

Lost 2018 Texas A&M Class Ring.. Lost in a Hidden Paradise… Recovered by The Ring Finders Houston, Texas…
I was contacted by Jordan regarding his newly acquired and recently lost 2018 Texas A&M Class Ring.
Jordan had the unfortunate luck to loose his newly acquired class ring on a sand bar along the San Jacinto River…
Jordan reported he and his family spent a number of hours searching for his ring with no luck…he reported a neighborhood friend came out with a metal detector and still no luck…

Plans were made to meet up with Jordan and his family the following day…I arrived the next day, and as planned we made a short boat ride to an area know as Banana Bend, on the San Jacinto River…As we arrived, I was amazed to see this little hidden paradise…really clean white sandy beaches along this stretch of the San Jacinto River…

As we arrived Jordan directed me to the area where he and several friends had been playing volleyball. Jordan was very confident his ring would be located in the area of the volleyball court.

About 45 minutes into the search, I came upon Jordan’s 2018 Texas A&M Class Ring buried in about 4 inches of sand just outside of the volleyball court area…













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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Lost wedding band in LBI NJ found by Matt St.Germain/Jersey Shore Lost Ring Finder

from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-732-581-0285

Yesterday I received a call from Aileen in PA about her husbands wedding band. He lost it while digging in the sand Memorial day weekend while visiting his parents. She was referred to me through someone. I was able to get out there the same night. She said it was about 10ft behind the high tide line. Since they were there a storm had come through and as I suspected, The ring was moved by higher waves and now 5ft behind the high tide line and I did not even need the detector. While searching a grid my attention was diverted to something shiney partially sticking up out of the sand when my headlamp lit the area. It turned out to be the lost ring! Sent her a photo and then dropped it in her In-laws mailbox. Another happy ending!

Cell phone recovered and returned while detecting by Jersey Shore Lost Ring Finder

from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-732-581-0285

Found a working cell phone while detecting. It is unlocked so I called one of the missed calls. They are on their way to reclaim it. Good karma points! Good thing I was wearing my Ringfinders t-shirt today lol



from Long Beach (New York, United States)
Contact: 1-516-314-2990

This past Friday evening I get a call from a young lady, really upset that she just lost her ring in the sand, at an ocean beach as nightfall was approaching. After assessing the situation I realized that the ring could be lost forever by the end of the morning. I suggested we meet, that night, in an hour instead of the waiting till the morning light. At 9:10 pm we set up a grid and within 2 sweeps the ring was in my scoop! I’ve never met this person before but I can honestly say the expression on her face, after handing her the ring was priceless. Needless to say there was a considerable amount of jumping and hugging going on!

My very first call as “The Ring Finder” was a complete success!

“thank you so much for coming out last night to help me. You have no idea how much that meant to find my ring. I told my husband what happened and he was amazed, he would have never guessed it (ring) was retrievable or someone like (me) existed”        Keri, Long Beach, N.Y.

Cartier and Tiffany & Co. Rings Found in Medina! Silver, Palladium and 3 Golds… Multi Ring Recovery!

from Seattle (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-206-651-4779

Got the call yesterday from Angela, an assistant to Lyn, who lost 3 rings playing with her dogs near her Medina home. After getting the necessary info, which included great photos of the location, I hurried out to find them. It was a high profile location, so time was of the essence!

Due to the great info I was provided, I thankfully found them with an hour or so. If you lose a ring, take pictures of the spot you were at, in the direction you think it flew off, this info is invaluable to a Ringfinder! Since they were unable to meet me there, it really helped to have these pictures so I could get to work finding the rings as soon as I arrived.

The rings were pretty far from the point she was throwing from, so Lyn must have a strong pitching arm! All were within 6 ft of each other.

A plain silver band, a neat Tiffany & Co. palladium ring, and a classic Trinity ring from Cartier… white, rose and yellow gold, it was a family heirloom so I was glad I could find them.

Please contact me quickly and I’ll have a better chance of reuniting you with your lost items!

Lost rings found in Franklin MA

from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)
Contact: 1-401-225-5770

On Mother’s Day, I received a call from Brigid, an upset mother who had lost both her diamond and wedding rings.  They were lost a day earlier while she was doing yard work.  The next day I went to Brigid’s home to search for both rings.  She described how she had been clearing brush and weeds, and lost the rings while piling up the refuse.  After an hour of searching the yard, I located her wedding ring.  It took an additional hour and a half to locate the diamond ring.  Brigid described the recovery as “amazing”.



from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)
Contact: 1-808-699-0521

On April 10 2018 I was in class and got a call from Matt who just arrived today with his family and they are on vacation. He informs me that he lost his wedding ring while playing in the water with his beautiful daughter. I tell Matt to give me an Hour and a half because my detector is on the other side of the island.  In the meantime while I’m heading out to get my gear I called matt and asked him to pull up google maps and make me a map. I asked him to try and locate the spot where he believes the ring came off and draw a circle on the map to limit my search area. I asked if he could put me in the right area by narrowing my search site as it was 4:30pm and the sun was on its way down. Well, after much traffic I arrive and meet up with Matt. I get to the beach and gear up. After a few passes I get a great tone/reading. I look in my scoop and there it is Matts wedding. I turn to MATT who is looking on the shoreline and ask him ” What kind of wedding band?” Which I knew very well it’s his. He says “it’s a gold wedding band… did you find it?” I tell him to take a look in the scoop and the sheer JOY that came from his response “YES I CANT BELIVE IT!” was very comforting. As we were leaving BOTH very excited I asked MATT… So, what do you think your wife will say? He smiles and says she will be pleasantly surprised! Another recovery with a happy heart! Now you can enjoy the island and have a great vacation! Best wishes and GOD BLESS.