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Lost Engagement Ring Lido Beach

Mike and Alison

Diamond Engagement Ring Found

On March 12, 2013 we received a call from Debbie Ohare requesting a search for a lost ring on Lido Beach in Sarasota.

Debbie, her daughter, Alison Miller, and Alison’s husband were enjoying an afternoon on the beach when Alison realized she was wearing her wedding rings. She decided to be safe she would store them in a beach bag she had carried to the beach. When they returned to their condo a few hours later Alison looked in the bag to retrieve her rings and guess what, only her wedding band was in the bag. They searched high and low in the condo but found nothing. They returned to the beach and hunted in the sand and waited in the area in hopes that someone with a metal detector would appear. No such luck!!! The next day Debbie decided to see if she could find someone on the internet to hunt for the ring. When she discovered our club site, she contacted us and since she was south of the Skyway bridge Mike Miller was asked to meet them at the beach and do a search.

Mike searched for about 45 minutes in the area that they had been sitting without finding the ring and Alison felt it was lost forever and released Mike, but Mike was not ready to give up yet. Debbie and Alison gave up and went back to the Condo. Mike continued hunting and in about 10 minutes found the ring just one foot behind where he had initially started to hunt. Needless to say, when Mike called to tell Debbie and Alison to come back to the beach, they were overjoyed. Mike would like to thank them both again for their very generous donation and the big smiles on their faces when they saw the ring.

Debbie wrote this note to mike after reading this article:


Sounds great!!! Thanks again!! I will never forget you!! There are good people left in the world!!

Sincerely, Alison


Found Ring

  • from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)

 Spent a few hours working a local park after a slow month of service calls. The following items were found including this nice ring.  















Lost Wedding Ring Found at Waimea Bay

  • from Waikīkī (Hawaii, United States)
I got a call from my friend Justin, who is also part of the RingFinders directory he told me a young lady at Waimea Bay had just lost her wedding ring, and he wouldn’t be able to help her I told Justin that I would be more than happy to help her find the ring. She was taking the ring off to put it in her purse and dropped it in the deep dry sand… she told me it just disappeared.
 I met her at Waimea at about 10:00 am and around 11:30, the ring was back  on her finger the first thing she said was can I give you a hug and squeezes the  h… out of me…Priceless!
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Lost Ring in Calgary Recovered

  • from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)

Three Times a Charm . . . errrr Ring!

The other night my phone rang at 10:30pm and a gentleman explained that he had lost his white gold wedding ring.  I could tell by his voice he was quite distraught over the loss.   I agreed to come out right away and arrived at his business 30 minutes later.  Robert took me down an alley to a parking space that had snow but most of it was trampled down and there where foot prints every where.  I was told his enthusiastic employees had come to help him find it and kicked around in the snow and one even got a snow shovel and started shoveling snow.

One person explained to Robert that he had a friend once that called someone with a metal detector that helped find a ring.   Robert Googled and found me at TheRingFinders.com

(1) I got to work right away I had Robert re-enact  how he lost his ring and I started my search in that area.   After 2 hours in the dark cold alley, I had only found tons of bad signals, I scraped down to ice every signal but due to the nature of back alley ways and parking spots, all I was finding was foil pennies and junk.  I told Robert, hat I would come back in the morning and try again in the light of day.

(2) Arrived back there at 9 am and in the light was able to grid the area properly.  I worked the grid in 3 directions but again still did not locate the ring.  I was positive it was there but after 3 hours I had to go to work so had to give up.

(3) Robert called me again today and said he had put a bunch of Salt out to melt the ice, I said I would come out and try a third time.   After I finished work, I drove over and with plenty of sun light left started my search again after 10 minutes I decided to check a snow bank about 2 feet from the edge of my grid and about 15 feet from where Robert though he had lost it I got a sharp clear signal scooped up some snow at the target site and there it was gleaming in the snow.

Roberts Ring found
Robert was thrilled to get his ring back, he had only been married for 8 months and agreed to have his ring resized to fit a bit tighter.
I just love putting smiles back on faces.
Robert with Ring
For Service in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane,  Crossfield, Carstairs, Irricana, Beiseker, Didsbury, Olds, Bowden, Innisfail and Red Deer .  .  .
Call Bill Jones ( The Detectorist ) 403-701-1739  or Email  Bill.Jones@TheRingFinders.com

Fireman Looses Grandfathers Wedding Band while Fighting Brush Fire, Fort Worth,Texas – Found!

  • from Dallas (Texas, United States)

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Fort Worth,Texas Fire Fighter Looses Grandfathers Wedding Ring in while Fighting Brush Fire!

On Friday afternoon we received a call from a Fort Worth fire fighter.  He said that he and his crew had been fighting a brush/fence fire behind a home where a woman had thrown out some 2-day old fireplace coals.  The coals had set the compost pile and fence and part of the yards of 2 homes on fire.  He said his buddy had lost his Grandfathers ring which he now wears as a Wedding Ring.  It was 3pm on Friday afternoon, they were 52 miles away across Dallas & Fort Worth and 5pm Friday afternoon traffic was a major contention.  I knew it would take a minimum of 2 hours to drive there so I asked if we could come on Saturday due to traffic, but the young firefighter had panic in voice and ask us to please come.

How can you say ‘no’ to a Fire Fighter?  It took us nearly 3 hours to get there due to the heavy traffic.

He was waiting for us when we arrived and explained that he had been inside the backyard of the home and was knocking out the burning fence slats with the palm of his hand while fighting the fire.   He knew exactly where he was standing (in the wet, smelly compost pile) when it came off, and it was lightly raining… Get the picture?, pretty much a yuck site.

With a desperate customer, our Garrett equipment and rubber boots we went to work.  Thinking the ring flew off some distance into the field behind the home, we searched everywhere.  Eliminating nails, iron, junk, etc. doing everything we could to find the ring.   After an hour it was starting to get dark and everyone was loosing hope my wife went back into the backyard and began slowly going through the compost pile with her detector and pinpointer.  Understand this compost pile was about 18-inches thick and 5-ft by 5-ft  in size.  It was soaking wet from the fire being put out, burnt from catching on fire and wet burned trash just really stinks. But this is what the fireman was standing on when he was knocking out the burning fence slats.  I was coming into the backyard to help her when I heard her yell out “I Found It”, the fireman was standing right there when she found his ring, he was so excited.  He kept saying “you guys are awesome, you guys are awesome, unbelievable!, wait till I tell the guys back at the station!”.

This was by far our dirtiest  hunt, but one of our most rewarding.

Our Firefighters across this country will run into a burning home or building for us without thinking twice about it, the least we can do is work through muck to find a wedding ring for them.

This was a very emotional find for us and we are so glad to be part of “The Ring Finders”.

Till next time, detectors ON!

Don & Ellen

Palladium Wedding Found in Double Oak, Texas

  • from Dallas (Texas, United States)



We got a call from a wonderful lady that said her husband (a pilot) had lost his ring while working in their front yard.  He was standing in a culvert ditch tossing some large rocks from one side of the driveway to the other and felt his ring slid off; he said he heard it “tink” twice but never saw it land.  He and his family searched for months looking for the ring without luck. He bought a cheap metal detector himself  but without success, his father-in-law came over with another detector but had no luck either.  Months past and his wife was playing around on the internet and found “The Ring Finders” website and called us.

We arrived and met with the couple, I truly think the husband felt is was a lost cause.  The ring had be lost for over 6 months. With the snowy/wet weather we have had this year he felt it was lost forever.

My wife & I got our Garrett Detectors and went to searching; we checked everywhere the husband said he thought is might be but had no luck.  So we went back over to where he stated he had been standing originally when he lost the ring.   The ditch was knee deep in leaves, trash, mud and an 18-inch metal pipe that went under their driveway.   After scanning over that area many times we decided everything had to come out of the ditch due to way too many hits on trash.  So on our hands and knees we began to pull out all the leaves and junk using our Garrett pinpointers to check every handful of trash for the ring.  After a short time I saw something shiny and I told my wife “I Got It”.  There stuck in the mud, 5-8 inches down in the muck, right where the husband had been standing throwing the rocks was his ring.  The “Tinking Sound” he heard must have been the ring hitting the metal culvert not the driveway as he thought.  The ring was in great shape.

And for the fun part, we went up to the door and rang the bell, the wife came to the door and she said “No Luck Huh” and we just smiled and I open my hand revealing her husbands “Palladium Wedding Ring”, she said “Oh my gosh, let me go get him”  he was thrilled and we had “Another Successful Hunt for the the Dallas Ring Finders”.

God I love this hobby!

Till next time, detectors ON!

Don & Ellen

College ring lost in Elmhurst College parking lot found.

  • from Chicago (Illinois, United States)

I was contacted by a student who had lost his ring in the snow at his college parking lot. He lost it when he threw a snowball. He lost it almost a week ago. I told him I would come out immediately, since we were expecting  a heavy snow in a few hours. I knew that if we didn’t find it now, we might not find it til spring. The ring was found in a bank of snow that the snow plow had pushed to the side. Very lucky that he found it.imageimage

Marriage saved. Lost ring after being married 1 day returned on Michigan ave Chicago

  • from Chicago (Illinois, United States)

Received a call at about 9:30 AM on Saturday from a friend of a person who had lost his new wedding band on Michigan Ave in Chicago. He had been walking on Michigan  Friday night and he had been flicking the ring with his thumb. Since he had just gotten married, he was still getting use to the ring. Married not even 1 day!!! I found it in about 10 minutes in the shrubs along Michigan Ave. Marriage Saved!





Detecteur de metaux ? Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Arles

Why not call a ringfinder to find that ring, earring, bracelet, necklace or other item that you lost?  I am nearby and ready to assist you in finding those lost items. I am ready to  search the water and land in order to find jewelry. Why not let me or another ringfinder try to find your lost treasure? Give a ringfinder a call. We are located in many countries throughout the world. Don’t hesitate. Now is a great time to call. Larry Griffith    theringfinders.com

Lost Ring – Toulon, Cannes

Lost Jewelry, search the internet for  theringfinders.com / Larry Griffith.

Perdue bague ou bijoux, cherche l’internet site  theringfinders.com / Larry Griffith