Testimonials Category | The Ring Finders

White Gold diamond wedding ring lost on Honeymoon , Fort Lauderdale Beach Florida Found and returned to owner.

from North Miami Beach (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-754-707-1233

I got a call from a couple on their Honeymoon that had lost their Wedding band. The bride got hit with a big wave that knocked off her ring. I immediately rushed to the beach .  I searched where they had lost it and was very lucky to find it quickly. They were so relived that it was found. They thanked me many times.

 

Rose gold Star ring lost at South Beach Miami Beach , Florida… found and returned to the owner.

from North Miami Beach (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-754-707-1233

Rose  gold Star ring lost at South Beach Miami Beach , Florida… found and returned to the owner

I was Metal Detecting on South Beach Miami Beach , Florida When a woman approached me and asked me to help her find a ring that her husband lost a few moments earlier. I immediately found it and returned it to them within 10 minutes.

 

Wedding toe ring found at North Beach Provincial park

from Cobourg (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-613-243-9118

I was contacted by Ambi today to do a Special recovery for a wedding toe ring at North Beach Provincial Park. This was a first for me as I’ve never been asked to look for a toe ring before. Although this ring is small and made of silver, it has a huge sentimental value since Ambi placed the ring on her toe on their wedding day over 19 years ago. Yesterday, was their 19th wedding anniversary. Needless to say, I wasn’t going to stop until I found it for them. After about 20 minutes, the ring was found very near where she had felt it come off in the sand. I always love folk’s reaction, especially the ladies, when you first show them the lost item and then reunite them with it. As well, I learned something new today.

They are tamil. In a Hindu wedding, toe ring is also given by the husband to the wife. Toe rings worn by a woman signify that she is married. In many different Indian cultures, the husband puts the toe rings on the second toe of both of the wife’s feet during the wedding ceremony. It is worn as a symbol of the married state by Hindu women.

Very nice folks and another happy ending.

Lost Ring Block Island, RI… Found!

from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)
Contact: 1-252-775-1307

The symbol of a 15-year marriage lost in the surf during a family summer vacation on Block Island, RI. This isn’t the first… or second… or third time this ring has been lost. The ring was lost as early as their first year of marriage, but always manages to find its way back home…

Keith lost his ring while surfing at New Shoreham aka Block Island, Rhode Island. I arrived on the island and hitched a ride with the local taxi service to Scotch Beach. Joe the taxi driver dropped me off at the entrance and Keith took me straight to the spot where he lost his ring while surfing two days prior. We discussed the search boundaries with a couple of beach-goers who were also in the area when over the past couple of days and were familiar with the situation. This was the same area Keith had a local metal detectorist from the island search on the previous day, but he obviously came up empty handed. After hearing this news, determination was at an all-time high. Keith explained this was his first-time surfing and he was falling off the board constantly. He felt feel the ring slip as he took one of his falls, which is good news when trying to recap and identify the search area. He remembered the water level being knee-deep about 2 hours after high tide. I turned on my detector and got started searching in the knee-deep water. Except the knee-deep water kept going! That is one reason this beach is so popular; the gradual slope is great for frolicking in the water but not so great for trying to pinpoint the location of a lost ring by water depth. I spent a total of 3 hours searching for this ring dodging frisbees, footballs, and boogie-boards, oh and small children. Good news, the gradual slope left most of the search area in ankle-deep water as the tide went out. I cleaned that beach out, there was not a pull tab, bottle cap, or bit of lobster cage left in that entire area. I scooped up what must have been the very last piece of metal on the beach, and when I looked down, I saw a glimmer of silver as the sand washed through the drain holes. Finally!! I low-key inspected the ring for the Tiffany markings Keith mentioned earlier, careful not to be too obvious with my inspection. I didn’t want to alert the crowd of people standing on the beach sipping White Claw and laughing at us for wasting our time looking for this hopelessly lost ring. I came back to the chairs where Keith was sitting and told him I needed a break. He understood and we started talking about the ring. I asked question after question to confirm I absolutely had the right ring – I did not want to drop the big surprise and present the wrong ring! I stood up, and said I was heading back out another round of searching, but before I walked away, adrenaline pumping like I was about to propose, I leaned in with my scoop and asked Keith if this was his ring. He sat there in shock for a second then reached and pulled the ring from the bottom of the sand scoop. We celebrated for a moment then he told me of all the other times this ring has been lost over the last 15 years. Keith has managed to get this ring back over and over again. His persistence and refusal to give up is the reason he gets it back every time.

“Keith is truly the best. I was skeptical but he went the distance taking a ferry to block island! He found my ring in the ocean!! I had someone else try before him and after twenty minutes he told me it was a lost cause.. Keith spent over 2 hours. On top of that, he’s a really good guy. Highly recommend.” – Keith

Lost ring in the ocean? Contact a professional detectorist to discuss the next steps. Serving Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and short distances into other surrounding states. If you’ve a lost a ring or something of value, contact Keith Wille now uncoverthings@yahoo.com | Call or text 252-775-1307 | www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help/article_4252dcae-7f1c-5d66-8f39-376da5db5929.html

 

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Wedding band found at Sand Banks Provincial Park

from Cobourg (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-613-243-9118

Received a phone call from Eddy last evening about having lost his wedding band at Sand Banks Provincial Park. They are vacationing from the Barrie area. Eddy was playing the in the sand, burying his two year old daughter in the sand and notice shortly after that his wedding band was missing. After an hour or so of gridding the area, ring was found. Another happy ending.

White gold Wedding Band ring lost at Oleta Park , Florida… found and returned to the owner

from North Miami Beach (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-754-707-1233

I got a call to find a white gold wedding band by a man. he wanted to wait to go to find it. I thought that it was ok to wait. Due to bad weather conditions and the fact that it was a state park. He was reviewing his videos of his  outing at the park to see exactly where he lost it. he changed the search location slightly by one exit . Then back again to the original. I then found it after about 10 minutes of searching . I was soo happy That I was able to find his wedding band.

 

Large gold cross found and returned in tiny beaches ontario

from Barrie (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-999-0805

Aug 25 2020

Ring finders Lost Cross returned

 

I received a call last night from Frank, he was calling for Tony the man who lost his cross while playing beach bocce ball at his friends place in Tiny beaches.

He explained it fell off the chain while playing bocce ball so they picked up a metal detector and tried to find it yesterday themselves with no luck and decided to give me a call to see if I could help.  It was late and dark already when they called so I agreed to meet Tony at 8am the next morning as its important to search for the object before it becomes stepped on or found by a passerby.

I arrived 8am the following morning and went to work gridding the area where he said he had lost it.  After an hour of gridding the beach sand I happily handed the cross back to a very happy gentleman.   Felt great to make such a great return, the cross is a beautiful example of craftsmanship.  Very successful search to add to the books.  What a beautiful cross.  Great meeting you guys. 🙂

Another awesome return, and

Large cross located and returned to very happy owner

great people too

Ted Gaudet

Small Gold Ring Found In Merriam, Kansas – Owners Very Happy

from Olathe (Kansas, United States)
couple holding ring found by high plains prospectors
Heather and Her Husband Holding The Recovered Ring and Baseball Glove

Early last week I received a call from a lady named Heather in desperate need of help. Her and her husband were playing baseball catch in the back yard beneath an enormous shade tree.  When they wrapped up their session she took her glove off and walked into her house when she suddenly realized her engagement ring and wedding band were both gone.  Startled, she realized she had not taken them off her hand when she put her baseball glove on.  She was pleased when she immediately found the engagement portion of the set inside the ball glove.  The wedding band, however was missing.

The couple scoured the back yard for hours looking for the small gold band lined with diamonds the no avail.  The next day she found our listing on TheRingFinders.com  website and called.  By that afternoon we were at her place ready to recover her precious wedding band.

My detecting partner Brett Thompson was along with me and we began searching the yard in a grid fashion.  Luckily they knew the approximate location where the ring might be.  About thirty minutes into the hunt, and having covered almost the entire area they had been playing, I began getting a little nervous.  The couple emerged from their house and we began chatting.

“I think it is pretty cool you guys do this for people”, Heather’s husband said.  He clearly couldn’t sense my uneasiness.

“Yeah, well,” I said.  “We have been pretty successful finding rings….but,” I said.  “Unfortunately I am not batting 1000.”  I explained how many times when we don’t find a ring I eventually get a phone call with the owner telling me they found it somewhere inside their house.  However, they were very sure it was lost in the yard.  So, I looked at Brett and told him that if we didn’t find it after covering the last small suspected patch of ground, we would hit the whole thing again.  I was determined to find the ring.

Not two seconds later, I got a solid reading on my Garrett Ace 400 detector.  This is not the metal detector I typically hunt with, but it is an ideal detector for finding rings.  Many times when you are on a ring recovery job once you get the signal you simply look down and see the ring.  This ring was a small white-gold ring and it was covered by some dying grass along a well used path of the yard.  It appeared to have been stepped on several times (likely by the family dogs) and was hard to spot at first.

The couple was talking with Brett who was only seconds away from finding the ring with his Minelab Vanquish 540 himself and did not even realize I got a signal.  I knelt down, picked it up, and walked over to Heather.  “Does this look like your wedding band?”  She was ecstatic as was her husband.  We got a chuckle out of how I had just jokingly questioned myself about my abilities.

The couple was very happy.  When we do a job like this we typically allocate about an hour to recover the ring unless it is a large property and the person doesn’t have an idea where they lost it.  This recovery job only took 30 minutes.  Our typical trip charge is around $60 which we had agreed upon with the option to offer a tip if she felt compelled to do so.  Most of the time we get more than the trip charge.  She pulled out an undisclosed amount of money and handed to me.  “I really want you to have this.”  I did not count it, I simply thanked her graciously and bid the couple farewell.

This was an example of a successful recover for another very happy couple.  We love these happy endings and the hobby that led us to be able to do good things for good people.

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RING FOUND, BELLEVILLE LAKE, BELLEVILLE MICHIGAN

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

 

A few days ago I received a call about a lost ring in Belleville Lake, in Belleville Michigan.

The ring was lost while the gentleman was working on his boat lift. The depth was believed to be between 6-9 feet, water visibility was zero.

Careful planning and coordinating led me to today. After a 1.5 hour round trip, and 3 counties east, I arrived to offer my assistance at Belleville Lake.

I have dove Belleville lake before, and many dangers have presented themselves. The stained water complicates the dives, but the bottom debris makes the dives downright dangerous.

Many dont know, but Belleville lake houses entire towns from the early 1800’s, farm fields fenced with barbwire, and farm equipment. I have found vehicles, debris, stumps, and debris I could not identify by feel. Becoming entangled in any of the above debris could be fatal and the visibility is always zero. It like diving with your eyes closed in a junkyard, but darker.

Tonight’s dive took place near an condominium complex with lake access and boat slips. You can image the amount of activity and the amount of ferrous and non ferrous trash presently underwater around these docks…

I was briefed on the loaction and actions leading up to the loss. The target tonight was unique, a cobalt band with a meteor inlay.

I have never been tasked to find a cobalt ring, or a meteor ring. The twist is, meteor will read like steel, and steel is invisible to a vlf detector with discrimination. The other challenge is the lack of visibility, and bottom debris.

I gathered my gear and began my pre-dive checks. I ops checked all my gear, suited up and headed to the waters edge.

As I entered the water I realized the boat lift was on the edge of a deep drop off. I worked slowly, and began digging many targets immediately, the depth was 10 feet. I recovered targets every few inches and I dug everything to insure the ring was not missed.

Approximately an hour into the dive, I began having problems with the freshly charged battery on my detector. My contingency plans are lengthy, but so is murphys law.

I returned to the dock to replace the minelab battery with another freshly charged battery in my dry box. Problem one, the dry box was not dry, and the 3 freshly charged spare batteries were not.. I think the batteries became wet and lost their charge somehow.

Returning to the water, obviously with 3 stacks against me, I continued to detect with the battery which was almost dead, because almost dead is better than completely dead.

Approximately 5 minutes into the 2nd half of the dive, Murphy showed himself again, and my detector died completely.

Failing is not a word or action I ever accept. I retrieved my underwater pinpointer and decided to detect the entire area with it. This was my only option, and it kept me submerged, and kept the family hoping their ring would being found.

I turned on my pinpointer, and slid the 1/2” tip across the bottom once, receiving an vibrating tone.

If there were any fish around me in the darkness, I’m sure my yelling and carrying on scared them beyond belief! As I reached for the signal, the Good Lord above was smiling down on me. The familiar feeling of a rounded edge ring was identified in the darkness, laying amongst the bottom debris, silt and rocks. The odds of finding a ring, in the darkness without a detector, only a pinpointer with a 1/2” tip is too rare to even try to describe..

I returned to the dock and met the family. Holding the ring up and smiling thru my full face scuba mask, they began to smile and cheer!

It’s an indescribable feeling to find a lost ring, especially when the odds are against you, but handing it back to the owner is 100 times better!

Mr and Mrs Rodriguez, I appreciate the call and the opportunity! Thank you for making my evening!!

 

Lost Ring Pine Grove Niantic CT… Found!

from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)
Contact: 1-252-775-1307

“This ring is extra meaningful, not only because it represents my achievement of graduating from college, and not only because it connects me to an earlier generation of Vassar women, and not only because it was given to me by one of my favorite professors, but also because it is something I will cherish forever, a piece that will remind me of how much I loved my school. Although I did not have the graduation and end of senior year I had hoped for, I’m so happy to always carry a little piece of Vassar with me!” – Emma

A lost college ring brought me to one of Connecticut’s earliest coastal communities, Pine Grove in Niantic CT. I approached the small riverside beach not knowing what to expect as far as search conditions. This was an unusual circumstance for me because I usually get the fine details of the job before arriving. Only briefly discussing the lost ring over the phone, I realized the location was only 20-minutes away and I could squeeze the search between the other things I had scheduled for the day – there was no time to get the details if I was going to make this search happen. Emma stored her ring in the side pocked of her chair for safe keeping. Later, she dug into the pocket and must have unknowingly pulled out the college ring while retrieving the other items. Investigating the area and seeing the telltale dig marks in the sand next to the chair, I had my starting point. By calling me right away, before moving the chair and before excavating half the sand on the small beach, Emma set the conditions up perfectly for a quick recovery. When I saw the gold vintage ring in the sand, I knew this was a special ring that could never be replaced.

“THANK YOU, Keith, for reuniting me with my one-of-a-kind memento! It is so special to me, and I am so happy that I can proudly wear it for years and years to come.” – Emma

Lost ring in the sand? Contact a professional detectorist to discuss the next steps. Serving Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and short distances into other surrounding states. If you’ve a lost a ring or something of value, contact Keith Wille now.

uncoverthings@yahoo.com | Call or text 252-775-1307 | www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help/article_4252dcae-7f1c-5d66-8f39-376da5db5929.html

 

 

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