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Lost Heirloom Cuban Gold Necklace at Aulani Resort Ko Olina…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This necklace find began while I was detecting in the water at Aulani. I was approached by a gentleman named Juan who was on vacation with his daughter from Los Angeles, California. He asked if I was the detectorist for Ko Olina resort. I said, “Yes, did you lose something?” He said when he dove into the water the day before his Gold Cuban Necklace his Father had given to him went missing. He told the beach equipment rental team and they told him to get ahold of me but he figured the metal detector wouldn’t work in the water. He went and stood in the water where he thought the necklace came off and I said I’m working into that area now just be sure to leave your contact info at the lost and found so I can reach you if I find your necklace. Juan described the necklace as very heavy 18k Gold with 1/2 inch links. I continued my hunt for about ten more minutes when close to the shore break I got a loud but broken tone. I took a scoop and nothing came up but in the ankle deep water I saw a gold glow and reached in to pick it up. Up came a very hefty necklace that was still clasped in a loop. Wow I thought, he wasn’t kidding this necklace is heavy. I put it into my secure pocket and proceeded to lost & found. I called Juan’s contact number but it was his home in California. The land lady said Juan was on vacation in Hawaii and wanted to know if there was anything she could do. I said not now but would call again if needed. I let the lost and found know I had Juan’s necklace in my possession and was trying to track him down. I arrived home and a short time later Juan returned my call and we made plans to get him back his necklace that evening. He invited me to dinner at the resort and from the pic you can see his elation after getting his necklace back. We had a great dinner and I’m sure I made a new friend in California. Aloha to Juan & his lovely daughter!

Lost Platinum Diamond Ring in Surf at Malibu, CA. .. Found with Metal Detector

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136
















Alice lost her platinum with diamonds engagement ring in the surf at a Malibu, CA. beach. She contacted me about 10pm that night. We discussed what happened when she felt her ring slip from her finger. I looked up the hight of the tide when the loss occurred and that she was only knee deep in the small waves.

The next low tide would give us a chance to find the ring. It’s impossible to keep track of the sand conditions of all the beaches of Southern California. Sand conditions vary from day to day. It would be different if we were searching a lake or inside a back bay. I wanted to be honest with Alice, so I told her we had a 50-50 chance to find her ring.

When I met both Alice and her husband, Nareg they were very emotional and had been up most the night. They had returned to the beach that night with a rake, trying to retrieve the ring dragging the rake in the surf.  

I purposely did not want to search before the tide was at its lowest. It is not worth taking the risk of losing a ring, while trying to retrieve it in heavy surf conditions. 

Alice went to buy some sunscreen while Nareg watched me start my grid search. I eliminated the high area of the slopping beach. Then I started a grid from the top of the slope into knee deep water. After finding 3 pieces of trash metal I dug another target that rattled when it hit the bottom of my sand scoop. Yes! The beautiful platinum diamond ring was glimmering in the bottom of the scoop. 

I walked up and surprised Nareg. Then he was able to take the ring to surprise Alice when she returned from her shopping trip. One photo I posted is the moment Nareg held the ring out to Alice. It was an awesome morning and such a pleasure to help both Alice and Nareg find their ring.


If you lost anything in a public place , Please Call or Text   “As Soon As Possible” .. Emails sometimes cause a delay.




Bonita Beach — Gold Wedding Band Lost in Sand Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

While on vacation at Bonita Beach in Bonita Springs, this gentleman lost his wedding ring in the sand on the beach.  After searching the internet for where to rent a metal detector, his sister came across our web site and they gave us a call.  Upon arrival and after just a few minutes of searching, the wedding ring was found!

Cape Coral — Wedding Ring Lost in Yard Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

Terri’s husband lost his white gold and diamond wedding band while working in the yard.  After only a few minutes of searching with the Equinox and a pin pointer, we were able to locate the ring.  Terri’s husband will be happy to see his wedding ring waiting to be put back on his finger when he returns home from work at the end of the day.

Lost Ring Found Rosenthal Neighborhood, NW Edmonton Alberta

from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-780-497-2118

Received a call from a anxious young lady she had just lost her ring in a tots lot while she was playing with her son, after asking Annik how she lost the ring! Annik said she remove her ring while applying sun screen on her son, She put the ring in her pocket also she had her phone in the same pocket and not realizing she answered her phone and that’s when the ring fell out of her pocket.

Thank you Annik for contacting me to locate your Lost ring.


Lost Gold Wedding Band in Surf at Malibu,CA. .. Recovered in the Ocean

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136












Tony called me from Malibu, CA. just after he had spent an hour trying to find his gold wedding that was dropped in the sand. The tide was beginning to wash over the beach where his ring had come off his finger. I could hear the frustration in his voice. It took a few seconds to look at the tide app on my cellphone. The tide was peaking and would be falling so the ring shouldn’t move very far before I could get there.

Tony’s wife and children were able to return home with his father while he waited for me to meet him on the beach. His dad had figured the the ring was lost forever, but Tony could not give up on his ring until he tried using a guy from TheRingFinders with a metal detector to give it a try. 

When I arrived the waves were still overlapping the search location. Tony pointed to the spot were he believed the ring to be. I jumped in ankle deep water with waves splashing over my knees. A couple swings with my detector and a nice solid signal. One scoop as the wave receded and a beautiful gold and diamond wedding ring was in safe, ready to get back on Tony’s finger.

It was very helpful that Tony found me and was able to stay guiding me to the approximate location. This is what we at TheRingFinders is all about. The smile on Tony’s face tells it all.


If you lost anything in a public place , Please Call or Text   “As Soon As Possible” .. Emails sometimes cause a delay.


Gold Wedding Band Lost at Hermosa Beach, CA…Found and Happily Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

I got a call from Andrew yesterday about a ring his father lost at the beach. For Father’s Day the family buried their dad Edgor in the sand, and when he rose up out of the sand, he began to brush the sand off of his clothes when he felt his wedding ring slide off of his finger. The ring was gone immediately. They looked and looked, but were unable to find it. I told them I would leave immediately to come and help.

I got to the spot of the loss, and Edgor showed me what had happened, so I began a grid in the most likely spot, and worked out from it. I covered the whole area finding a few coins, bottle caps and other pieces of metal, but no ring. I decided to cross grid knowing that at times a ring or coin can land on edge, and only be found going in a particular direction. I did another grid perpendicular to the previous one, and then received the signal I was looking for, scooped up the sand, shook it out, and had the ring. Edgor and the family were very happy. Not a very happy thing to lose on Father’s Day, but definitely a happy thing to find! Smiles all around!


If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.




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!

lost wedding ring Ko’olina Found

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

On June 3rd I get a phone call from Joe who is out of town on vacation letting me know that there is a Mr. Muto who is searching the beach in Ko’olina for his Wife’s wedding ring. I gather the information from Joe and give Mr. Muto a call in which i reassure Mr. Muto that i will be heading out and to mark off the area in which he thinks it might be. I arrive at Ko’olina and meet up with Mr Muto which i start looking for the ring. I come across coins, rubbish,  until i hear a loud gold tone. I dig the site and inside the Xtreme scoop is a beautiful Tiffany and Co. Diamond ring. I look towards Mr. Muto and ask him what the ring looks like and He say “Tiffany” and right away I let him know of the great news… I FOUND IT! I returned it to Mr. Muto and we both leave the beach with this overwhelming joy that washed over us with relief and satisfaction.

The next day I receive a call from Mr. Mutos wife letting me know that there is another ring lost. I let her know that i will give her a call later that night and need to check. I call the Muto’s that evening and let them know I have a Cartier diamond wedding band.  They ended up driving to my house and we were able to reunite the last of the lost rings! What started out as a single ring find ended up being a double and both were recovered and returned to the rightful owner. Mahalo Joe Another Happy ending! Aloha is ALIVE!


Lost White Gold & Diamonds Wedding Band at Kaimana Beach Waikiki…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began when I got a call from Tim who was spending the day at Kaimana Beach with his lovely wife Bonnie. While coming back from a swim his White Gold & Diamonds Wedding Band fell off his finger at the shoreline. The surf was up a bit and his ring disappeared from view. A gentleman on the beach noticed his situation and googled lost ring Waikiki and that is how they tracked me from the ring finders. I loaded my car and was conveniently parked in less then 15 minutes from the call. Tim showed me the spot and in I went. First target sounded good but it was a nickel. Then some other detectorist with a Tesoro Sand Shark walked right over to where I was and started causing a lot of interference. I said to him, “Hey Bud how about a little detecting etiquette!” He gave me a n, “Oh OKAY” then moved on. The nerve! I started a walk towards shore and Bam! That was it. One scoop down and Tim’s ring was in the scoop. I walked the scoop over to Tim so he could retrieve his ring and applause erupted up on the beach when they all saw his elation. Aloha to Tim & Bonnie!