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Testimonial from Louis in response to 04/23/2018 Naples ring recovery

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

We recently received the following testimonial from Louis for the April 23, 2018 ring recovery in Naples Florida:

”I deeply appreciate Craig and Stephanie’s professionalism and willingness to help.  With less than a few hours of advance notice, they drove more than forty minutes close to midnight to help me find my wedding band.  Not only is the pair professional and competent, but each is kind and good natured.  They found my ring within twenty minutes, and I will forever carry the memories of my most pleasant interaction with them as I look at my ring finger for many decades to come.

I encourage you to call Craig and Stephanie if you require assistance.You may expect meeting a trustworthy, capable and most helpful couple.”

Lost Diamond and Platinum earring recovered in West River, Maryland!

from Baltimore (Maryland, United States)
Contact: 1-410-215-7826

I received a call on 1/21/19 for Holly stating she had lost one of her Platinum stud diamond earrings. Knowing there  isn’t a lot of “metal” to work with with studs, I was reluctant to have any hopes of recovering such a small item which is mainly composed of a non metal gem. Holly explained the circumstances in which she lost it and was 100% positive it was in a relatively small sandy area in her horse barn. We made plans to meet at the barn later that day. Once we met, Holly directed me to the barn and gave great detail in where she believed she was when she felt the earring come off. On the technical side of things, it was a challenging item to find being so small. Holly let me use its mate to “dial in” the sensitivity and other settings of my machine. Once I was able to hear the specific tone the item gave me, I got to work. Shortly thereafter…….

Here is the text from an email Holly sent me shortly after I left her with the lost earring in hand….




It makes finding a lost item extra special when I get emails like that! Glad I could be of service Holly!



Thank you, Tom Watkins!

from New Albany (Pennsylvania, United States)
Contact: 1-570-916-2617

Thank you, Tom Watkins!

My husband was at his cabin and discovered his gold wedding band was missing. He knew it must have come off his finger at some point while working in the woods nearby. He had a rough idea for the radius of where the ring might be. After borrowing a metal detector and looking until dusk, he came home. To say he was upset is an understatement. We had just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary the month before. We had our wedding bands specially made and thought it could never be replaced. He headed out first thing in the morning with a friend and another metal detector. They worked all day. There were heavy rains through the night and the leaves were really coming down, making the search even more difficult. The hunt went on for four days.  I started researching online about special metal detectors and tips for finding lost items. That is how I came across the website for theringfinders.com. I was surprised to see a ringfinder located within 40 miles of our cabin. What did we have to lose? I sent Tom Watkins an email telling him about our missing ring. Within an hour, I received a reply from Tom saying that he would love to give it a try and looked forward to helping us out. He listed his personal phone number and asked us to call him.  My husband called Tom and they agreed to meet the following morning. Tom’s wife was also along for the hunt. I was at work when I got a call from my husband. As soon as I answered I could tell from his voice that it was good news. They had found his ring in about 1.5 hours – after we had looked for 4 days! I cannot explain the relief and excitement we felt. All night long, we kept looking at the ring and just laughing. We had almost given up hope. Thank you, Tom Watkins!

Gold wedding band lost in Florida, Ft. Myers tall grass – Found!

from Marco Island (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-239-500-7464

Received a call from a gentleman in Ft. Myers (12/8/2018) who reported having recently lost his gold wedding band while washing his dogs in the garden.  The soapy water had allowed the ring to slip off his finger.  For those of you unfamiliar with Florida grass, its “thick”, very thick.  I arrived to find a small 6′ – 8′ circular enclosure that had been staked off to mark the location, limit traffic, and prevent mowing, etc.  A quick search of this area with the Minelab CTX3030 running a 17″ coil revealed nothing, at which point the search area was expanded.  Within seconds, the audible signal of gold rang true.  With the assistance of a pin-pointer, the ring finally became visible having already worked its way through the thatch all the way to the dirt.  Well, pictures speak volumes and are often better than a thousand words, so let these and the smiles evidence the relief and happiness within…Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas to you all!

If you’ve lost something metal, I’ll find it – call Mark (239)500-RING.

Florida “thick gras”

Happy customer – Steve

White Gold Engagement Ring Recovered in Carrboro, N.C. on 12/5/2018

from Hillsborough (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-919-539-5048

I recovered and returned this beautiful white gold engagement ring on 12/5/2018 for a nice young lady who had lost it in a yard last February. She explained she had tried several times to look for it over the past months with no luck. After speaking with her about the ring I agreed to meet her there and try to find it for her. When I got there I started my search using my Electroscope long range locators to narrow down the search of the yard and find the strongest hot spot signals. I then got out my detector to start my search in the strongest signal area I felt my Electroscope was hitting on. After about 15 minutes of searching I found the ring in the area of interest my Electroscope locked onto. I was very happy to locate this beautiful ring for such a nice lady. Its always a good day when I can help someone recover what they lost.

Levi at Lake Superior 8-1-2018

from Hayward (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-715-558-6007

I received a call to find a lost ring on August 18, 2018. I located this ring using an Electroscope by Thomas long range detector and a Tesoro Tiger Shark metal detector.

“While getting out of a kayak on Lake Superior, we were buzzed by a finishing boat that created some choppy water. I stuck my hand in the lake for balance, and when I pulled it out, my wedding ring was gone. I couldn’t believe it! We looked for an hour before a storm came up and forced us to quit. I decided I probably wasn’t the first person to lose a ring, and some Googling led me to The Ring Finders. I decided to give it a shot, even though I was basically resigned to the thought that my ring was lost forever. I reached out to Gary and he was able to make the trip up to Duluth the very next day. After arriving at the beach, he messaged me to say he might have located something. I must say, I was not convinced at that point. A while later, he sent a picture of a ring. My ring! I’m so amazed and grateful that he was able to locate something as small as my wedding ring in Lake Superior. What a great gift on the week of our anniversary!

I will certainly be taking my ring off when I paddle or put my arm in the water in the future!

Thanks for braving the cold water and locating my ring Gary! I hope you keep putting your amazing detecting skills to good use!”

Lake Owen Ring Found on 8-5-18

from Hayward (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-715-558-6007

On 8-5-2018, I received a call to locate a lost ring at Lake Owen. I used my Electroscope by Thomas long distance detector to initially locate the ring. I brought my buddy Mike to fish the ring out of the water.

“Thank you Gary and Mike for the fast and friendly service! And most of all, thank you for finding my wedding ring of almost 19 years. I had lost the ring on my 2018 annual family  vacation while swimming in Lake Owen. Gary and Mike came out on a Sunday and found my ring within 5 minutes. It was a huge relief to know my ring was found and returned to its rightful place on my finger 🙂 Thanks again!Dan and Kellie Miller, Madison”

San Diego how to find a Lost ring in Lake

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-889-2751



TheRingFinders Metal detecting service helped recover a Lost wedding ring in Fallbrook Ca. OPEN NOW 24/7 CALL 760 889 2751

I received a call from Marissa regarding a Ring that was lost in a man made lake during a wedding the day before.
Uh-Oh! After a few questions & concerns we decided the best time to perform a search was 7:30am the next morning.She was able to get permission while I signed some insurance wavers needed because this specific location was a privately owned Lakeside Wedding estate at a remote area of Fallbrook Ca.

Upon arriving to the scene of the lost ring, I met Marissa and the Owner who had lent his precious heirloom Platinum/Gold band for the Wedding ceremony.They showed me where it was last seen falling into the abyssal lake along the edge amongst a solid boulder retaining wall. Fortunately I brought a tape measure & the depth was only chest to shoulder deep so I geared up my equipment then down into the murky mucky water I went seeking into fish poop and clam shells…!
Along with a first chilling morning in San Diego shakingly cold,,The biggest obstacle I had on this type of search is the area where the ring had flown off too had contained many large boulders from the edge of the water retreating out nearly 4 feet.

I began searching and was able too clear the targets in this short 6’X6’ zone with the first machine I used,A Whites Dual field waterproof Metal Detector.I did find 1 Quarter,2 dimes along with a bit of trash but no ring! So I switched Detectors with another pulse induction machine that is NOT hard wired & I Previously modified it for diving along with a small coil to get between nooks and crannies for these few calls.

“I do detect ambiguity in this section of the act” This search is still active⚠️…
Though, I may fail from giving up!

I quickly began the second grid search while hearing multiple signals of Non ferrous Metals in between and around the boulders using the tip of my 6 inch coil?! I then began scooping and scooping in Zero visibility water while dumping the piles out with help from the owner of the ring. After being certain I was chasing my tale on all these many potential targets lodged between the boulders, I decided to check the piles of black muck I scooped up and dumped up above..The first pile I swung over I could hear a conductive non ferrous metal when I unveiled it to be only just a penny. The second pile was the sound of a holy nickel….But it was only,,,,, Actually…..

I couldn’t help but cheer and smile with them. This kind of excitement is thrilling plus the story behind this lost Heirloom ring will Live forever & ever again.

What I’ve learned on many types of calls has kept me ahead in better preparation for providing the best equipment and know how on How to find your lost ring.

((Who ya gonna call)) ?

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Palladium wedding ring , lost on Repulse bay beach , Hong Kong , reunited with owner .

from Kent (England, United Kingdom)

 Whilst visiting Repulse bay beach with friends the day before, her husband had asked Clare to look after his wedding ring while he went  swimming in the sea , this she did by putting his wedding band on one of her fingers , however in due course the ring slipped off her finger into the sand , they searched the area as best they could , even using the lights on their phones as it got dark , Clare contacted me through the Ring finders web page ,we arranged to meet on Repulse beach the early the following morning .

I met Clare on the beach and after showing me the area she thought the ring had been dropped in , I started detecting with my ATPro , after numerous coins , ring pulls , tabs and bottle tops etc  , eventually I hit a target that showed up as 56 on my meter , and there in my sand scoop was Clares husbands wedding ring  , the look of joy on Clare’s face said it all , yet another ring reunited with its owner thanks to ring finders .


How to find a lost ring La Jolla Ocean

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-889-2751




















The Ring Finders Metal Detector Service helped find & return a Lost Gold ring at Blacks beach In La Jolla San Diego. Open Now; Call or text 760 889 2751

I received a text from Satya who was vacationing in San Diego but from Atlanta Georgia the day before when all of a sudden,,his Gold wedding ring fell off his hand disappearing into the Ocean at knee deep water! Uh oh!

Mother Nature can be a beast,Keep in mind that Gold weighs 19.3% more than water and will sink ⬇️ fast! The sooner we are called,The better the chance is of recovering it!

So I arranged for the best time to search which is at low tide later that day then we hiked down the steep staircase along the retreating cliff.

After many ring detective questions down the mountain to better help this search, I did feel confident in retrieving this lost ring cause he knew the general area where the ring flew off at. He also had used GPS to mark the spot plus took random scenic photos throughout that day.

I began scanning the first possible area when Satya later walked up saying he’s almost positive it was lost much further south near the trail head. So I began another methodical grid search pattern this time from north to south around 50’ swinging when after finding only just 1 nickel,I get a another similar (Beep) on my Garrett Metal Detector with indications of a nickel or possibly a Gold ring?? So I took 3 scoops which was roughly 12-14” down then magically his Gold wedding band appeared in my hand. What a relief it is when I get called to help with success.

Warning ⚠️ Renting or buying a metal detector can be risky. The sand in California is heavily mineralized & loaded with magnetite,Felspar,Iron Quartz and Hot rocks. It takes over 1,000 hours roughly to fully learn the functionality of most detector machines.

If you lose your ring,,Who ya gonna Call? Call or text for a FASTER Recovery
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