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Lost Locket & Gold Chain found! Arlington,Texas

  • from Dallas (Texas, United States)

We  received a panic call from a young man about 8pm one night saying that his girlfriend had lost the locket and chain he had given her somewhere in his front yard.  He wanted us come that night but we were tied up and promised to come early the next morning.  We arrived around 7am and he explained that he and his girlfriend had been playing around in the front yard when the incident happened. She had placed the item in the pocket of her hoodie prior to playing around.  She was extremely upset with him and he was really upset that he couldn’t find it himself.

We got out our detectors and began scanning and in just 5 minutes or so we got a HIT.  We found the locket and chain. He was shocked and happy and could not thank us enough.

What a thrill to have another successful hunt for “The Ring Finder”.

Don & Ellen Wilson – Carrollton,Texas

Gold Wedding Band found 6 months after it was lost!!! Coppell,Tx

  • from Dallas (Texas, United States)

My wife and I were out detecting in a local park when a gentleman approached me to say he had lost his gold wedding band in his backyard, would we come try and find it(?).  Having asked him a few questions, he told me that 6 months ago he was working in his backyard and placed his wedding band on a small patio table and continued working.  He forgot about the ring and moved the table several times before he realized his ring was gone.  He and his family searched for days trying to find it and even borrowed a metal detector from a friend but was unable to locate it. He told me his wife was very upset with him or he wouldn’t have bothered to ask.  We agreed to come out the next morning at  8:30am arriving on a damp, slightly rainy morning.  We found out that the gentleman was a law inforcement officer and was on the phone when we arrived working on a situation that had happened the night before. He quickly showed us the backyard and went through his actions the day he lost the ring.  We got out our equipment and told him there would be several beeps and noises from my pinpointer alone but not to get too excited as the Garrett detector would be picking up anything metal.  I put on my headphones, turned on my Gartett ATPro and began my search in the backyard.  My detector went off  immediately, and I mean in the first 10 seconds of starting, which startled me.  I thought NO-WAY, it has to be coming from the patio rebarb in the concrete.  When I pulled out my pinpointer and checked to be sure I HIT Full TONE immediately.  I bent down, pulled the grass aside to see and there flush in the mud and grass was a Gold Circle.  His wedding band. I looked up and ask my wife to get the video camera ready on our iPhone, she looked at me like I was nuts, I whispered, I Got It.  She said no way but got the camera ready and started filming.  The homeowner was walking around the backyard and I said, ‘sir, you might want to take a look at this’…he hollered and grabbed the ring from me; it actually still had grass growing through it.  He was so excited, he hugged me and thank us and thanked us.  He was so excited he forgot about us and ran inside to tell his wife. This 10 second find made our day and put a smile on everyone’s face for the day.   It felt so good helping someone who is out there protecting us on a daily basis. Another Successful Find for “The Ring Finders” Don & Ellen Wilson  – Carrollton,Tx

Valuable Diamond Ring Found Omaha, NE

  • from Omaha (Nebraska, United States)

While at work I received an unexpected phone call form an insurance agent asking if I was still looking for rings.  He then begins to tell me that he has a client who has lost a 3.4 carat diamond ring valued at $50,000 dollars and if I would be interested in looking for it, I think I said “yes”.  He put me in contact with his client and we arranged to meet that afternoon.

By the time 3 pm rolled around the weather had gone from sunny and 60 to raining and 50 degrees.   Unfortunately I had left the house without even a jacket.  A quick stop at the store and I had a  jacket off the clearance rack, a rain suit, and umbrella.  I met the owner at the soccer complex, with umbrellas in hand we went out to where she was at two nights ago.  After hearing her story I was confident it was lost on the complex and fairly confident nobody had simply picked it up.

She went on her way and I got geared up to begin the search.  The rain came and went but the temperature continued to drop.  I started my search along the sidewalk but stopped after about 30 feet.  With roughly 500 feet of sidewalk, a couple hundred sq ft of soccer field, and only a few hours to hunt.  I opted to concentrate around the soccer field where I figured she probably dropped it.  By the time I finished looking around the soccer field, my shoes and gloves were soaked and I was chilled to the bone.  I decided to warm up a bit and started covering the sidewalk on my way back to the car, deciding to skip the last field because there was a poor group of 10 year old girls playing in that miserable weather.

Looking out into the chilly haze I thought about giving it up for the evening.  Then my phone rang it was Joe, I had invited him to come along for the hunt.  He was all geared up and would be there in a couple of minutes…..great.   His enthusiasm would curtail after a couple hours in this miserable weather.  He started hunting the opposite side of the sidewalk on his way out back out to the soccer field, while I drove and hit up another clearance rack for a warmer shirt and dry socks.  We hunted another 2 hours, with his enthusiasm chilled we decided to quit for the evening.

I knew the last chance would be the following evening (Friday), on the weekend there would be a thousand people at these fields.  I started with the sidewalk again covering the little bit of area I skipped the night before.  Not more than 100 feet and 15 minutes, I had a good signal…. pulled back the grass and saw the shiny item I was searching for.  I immediately called the owner and let her know that I found something she might be interested in and made arrangements the following day to return it.  I then placed a call to the insurance company, I’m not sure which one was happier.


Lost Engagement Ring Recovered In Severn Maryland!

  • from Baltimore (Maryland, United States)

Back on April 3rd, I was contacted by Laurie via email informing me that over the weekend she lost her wedding ring while doing yard work. What I remember most about the email was her last sentence……..” I’m absolutely heartbroken”. I got back to her the same day and we made arrangements to come out that weekend. Once again, my detecting buddy Lance was available to tag along.  Were we successful you ask? I’ll let Laurie tell the story in her own words…..

We were outside most of the day Saturday.  My husband was working in the yard all day.  I was outside most of the day as well , simultaneously cleaning up the flowerbeds and the kids’ play area and playing with the kids.  After coming in for the day, we had a quick dinner, gave the kids a bath and put them to bed.  Once the kids were in bed and we had a chance to relax we realized my engagement ring was missing.  We panicked and tried to look for it in the house and outside, even though it was dark.  We barely slept and continued the search on Sunday and for the next couple days.  We sifted through the bags of yard waste, checked drains in the house, took apart our washing machine and used a cheap metal detector that we had in our garage.  We had no luck finding the ring but kept googling for ideas.  We came across Jim’s web page and figured we had nothing to lose.  We e-mailed Jim and he responded right away.  He told us not to throw out our yard waste so that they could check it with their detectors.  We arranged for Jim and his buddy Lance to come out in a few days.  They arrived as scheduled and were very friendly and eager to help find the ring.  They asked some questions about what we were doing and where and then they got to work.  They were very methodical in their search and their equipment was top-notch.  Within and hour of searching, Lance found the ring in a bag of yard waste.  As our daughter said, “Yay, nice men!”  Thanks again Jim and Lance!  ~ Laurie & Jason

I tell you what, the feeling never gets old returning something to someone that has practically given up hope of ever seeing it again.  And this 100% success rate I(we) have going……I’m really getting use to it!

Lance returning the ring to Laurie


Glad we could got this beauty back to Laurie


Saugerties New York Class Ring Found in Cape Cod

  • from Plymouth (Massachusetts, United States)

In July 2011 I was with a few friends Detecting the Cape Cod waters and found a silver school ring. On the ring was written Saugerties, Grace and 2010. A few days later I started emailing a few of the resource offices at the school along with the Principle.  In November i resent some emails and finally got a response  from the Principle. He stated that he would try to help. The middle of February came and i received  an email stating that Grace had been found and that I will be receiving and email soon. With in a half an hour the email came from Glenn stating that he couldn’t believe that I had found it and was going to return it for only a thank you and a picture. He said she was devastated about loosing it and thought it was gone forever. We made arrangements for me to send it to him ( after I had it cleaned)  for she was in college and he would give it to her during spring break. As you can see in the photo she was great full  to have it back . It’s by far the longest I’ve  taken to track down an owner, I’m just happy i was able too.

Lost Cell Phone in Newark, OH…Found

  • from Newark (Ohio, United States)

Cell phone was lost while her and her boyfriend was riding a 4-wheeler in the back woods and fields.  After about an hour of looking along the path the cell phone was in the brush beside the path. Good thing that the cell phone was found, even though it was dead, because the rain that was coming and would have ruined the phone.


Lost Wedding Ring in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

Hello, I would like to introduce my self, My name is Leighton Harrington and I am located in Cape Cod Mass. I have heard a lot of good feedback about Ring Finders. I hope this works out for me here in the North East corner of the US. I hunt the Water & Land as most folks. Have recovered many items over the years. I started way back in 1972 with my Dad & Uncle our first machines were Whites Gold-masters 66 tr units. ( a dinosaur ) for sure to think how heavy those were…. LOLOL Anyway just wanted to chime in. Thanks for letting me be able to help others. Leighton



Platnium and Diamond ring found and returned in Westwood Massachusetts

  • from Plymouth (Massachusetts, United States)

I received an email from a gentleman a week or so before Thanksgiving,  asking if i may be able  to find his wife’s engagement ring that she lost while doing yard work,or if i knew someone in his area that could. Westwood is about an hour or so from me so i said that on Saturday after Thanksgiving i would come up and try to find it,he said his wife knows right where it should be. We made arrangements for me to meet his wife in front of there house on that Saturday. I arrived at 10:05am and she brought me to the back yard where she had a pile of leaves,she said she lost it in a leaf bag so she dumped it under her deck and that’s where it will be. After scanning it for a few minutes, i told her i was confident that the ring wasn’t there. Her faced dropped. I looked on the side of her deck and saw a small pile of leaves and scanned it and BINGO there was the engagement ring. I looked over to her and her back was to me, so i walked over and tapped her on the shoulder and said i  hope this makes your  holiday’s better as i held out the ring. She started shaking a little and the gave me a huge hug and said thank you. After a couple pictures we said our goodbye’s.

Ringfinders in the Snow

  • from Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada)

The first day of snow in Kelowna had Shawn Harrison and his wife Karen cleaning his car windshield of snow, once clean he shook his hands and drove away. When he arrived home he realized he had lost his wedding ring, he returned to the location with a metal detector to attempt to find his ring. It was hopeless too many signals to identify his ring, so he called myself at Ringfinders to assist him. On my arrival I found five people with propane torches and rakes searching the area, I joined the group with my detector and began searching, there were many signals but easy  for me to discriminate, after twenty minutes finding three coins and other deep good signals, I located the ring.

Another happy Ringfinders customer who says I saved his marriage.





Lost Ring in Wood Lake

  • from Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada)


Newly married Kyle was playing in 4 feet of water at Wood Lake, Winfield when he saw his white Gold wedding band fly off his finger, Both him and his wife searched the area with scoops, but were unable to find the ring.Four days later I  was contacted through Ringfinders to assist him in the search. Luckily for me he had marked the location in the lake with a mound of stones, it didn’t take long and we had the Ring back on his finger.It pays to know the exact location of a loss in the water.