Thanks to an anonymous person who contacted a lady on the craigslist in regards to my service, I was able to help her find her lost silver Tiffany necklace that was gifted to her by her mother.
It was a bit of a longshot because the necklace was lost for three days on a very popular beach where everyone metal detects. The other factor was it was lost by a log, and everyone searches the logs. I was a little nervous that someone may have already found the necklace.
We met that evening and I told the young lady the bad news that due to the time that had passed the necklace may have been found already. That being said I was excited to start the search and I was very hopeful that the necklace was still there.
Within 5 minutes at about 4 inches down I received a soft signal and there it was in my scoop! I was as excited as she was to see it…If it’s there I’ll find it.
I love my job! If you lost your ring please contact a member of TheRingFinders.com nearest your location.
Andrew sent an e-mail to me on September 16th and asked for my help to find his wedding ring. He works on an organic farm and had lost his wedding ring while picking potatoes a day earlier. Andrew dug through the soil for over two hours with no luck. His boss told him that he may find someone who could help on the internet. Andrew found my information on The Ring Finders website. I met him at the farm on September 17th and located his ring in about ten minutes. Andrew was so excited to have his wedding ring back, particularly since he had only been married for two months.
On July 3rd, while metal detecting on Misquamicut Beach, I discovered an iPhone 7 buried in the sand. Once the iPhone was charged, it gave a phone number to call if the phone was found. Its owner had used a special application, which allowed him to put a message on his iPhone when it was lost. I called the number and connected with Anthony, the owner, who was very glad to hear from me. Anthony had lost the phone two days earlier. After searching the beach, he didn’t expect to get it back. He was in Boston when I called, and it was late evening, but he was happy to drive to Rhode Island to claim his phone.
This ring find began when I got a call this AM during the football game. It was Jamie from Kailua who had me recover his ring at Kaimana Beach last December. This time he was running and wrestling with his dog on Kailua Beach when he noticed his ring had come off. Jamie said Joe I need your services again. He had looked quite awhile for the ring himself but the sand as usual consumed it. We met at Jamie’s house and cruised down to Kailua Beach. Jamie took me to the spot he was wrestling with his dog and I started my grid search. After a few coins I got a great low tone and one scoop down there was Jamie’s ring. Elapsed time about 7 minutes. I told Jamie I never wanted to see him again. He just smiled and laughed that’s for sure. Aloha to Jamie!
I received a call from Judy who was very upset about losing her wedding ring. She had been traveling from Minneapolis down to a wedding at a winery near Dubuque Iowa. She wasn’t sure where or how it was lost but it wasn’t in her car. They had made several stops along the way. She did send me a picture of where they were parked at the winery on a gravel lot. So I went on Friday to search for it.
After eliminating one area she stopped at I went on to the winery. Using the picture she sent me I started a grid search of the area. On the third pass I caught a glint of something shiny on the ground, going over it with the detector It sounded off. Yes it was her ring!
I was very happy to make that call to her and she was over the moon to receive it. Thanks Judy for the very nice reward.
I received a call from Brandon last week asking me if I could find his white gold wedding ring in three feet tall grass. He had lost it while out scouting for a good hunting spot in the bush. I told him if it was there I would find it.
We agreed to meet this morning and drove out to the spot out in the country, as we drove and got talking Brandon told me it was imperative that the ring was found as he had just been married a month ago.
I asked Brandon how he lost his ring he told me he was brushing the grass off his pants near his jeep when he felt the ring fly off his finger but he had no idea of the direction. For me it was a good clue and with past experience I knew the ring had to be close by.
When we arrived at the location Brandon said the whole terrain had changed stating that the grass was standing at the time he lost the ring, and now all the grass was laying down like a strong wind had blown the grass down or animals had trampled it down. This made the search a little harder.
After about two hours of searching I heard a fantastic sound in my headphone. There was his ring well hidden in the grass about ten feet from his Jeep. I called Brandon over and the expression on his face said it all. He could not believe his eyes. He was very happy to have his ring back on his finger.
I received a call this morning from Brian D. who had just finished spreading a bale of straw on his lawn and could not find his wedding band. He figured it must have slipped off during the yard work. I was out with my wife at the Parallel 44 Winery picking up our membership selection, and told him I would search as soon as we returned. About an hour later, I pulled up to Brian’s yard and began sweeping the straw. As luck would have it, I found his ring in the very last square inch searched! Brian was happy to put it back on his finger where it belongs. And, because he knew I like wine, he gifted me a nice bottle of red wine from Tuscany, Italy, which he recently carried all the way back to the states! Bonus!
I received a 911 call from wonderful lady, whose name is Jessica. What happened was her 3 year old daughter got into Jessica’s jewelry box to play with the rings and things. Then the daughter went out into the back yard with the box and proceeded to lose Jessica’s engagement ring and wedding band. When Jessica found out what happened, of course she had a sense of panic and loss. Although upset, she forgave her daughter and searched the yard. She was able to find the engagement ring but not the wedding band. Her husband borrowed a metal detector from a family member and searched the yard but only found out the there is LOTS of metal buried in every yard. That’s when Jessica went on-line and found “The Ring Finders” website. (www.theringfinders.com)
While we talked, trying to set up a time to search, we discovered that we both available that evening. Jessica only lives some 5 minutes away, and we had about 2 hours of daylight left so I decided to go right then and do a quick search of her back yard. I arrived, questioned Jessica as to where she had found the engagement ring, and the general layout of the yard. I set up my grid and started searching. As the ring was lost only a few days ago, it would not be buried deep into the lawn, so I could ignore all the signals that were deep and not gold, and there were lots of those signals. I went up and down the lawn checking with my pin pointer all the signals that the big detector detected. The first four or five came back strong but they were buried, and a ring lost just a couple of days would be lying on top of the soil, although it would be under the grass and invisible to the necked eye. I got another signal, checked with the pin pointer, moved the grass and, there it was !!!, now it’s time to give the ring back to the Jessica.
I filmed the search and the recovery. It’s a short (5 minute) video, so if you are interested, click on the link below and enjoy. Jessica’s response if precious.
Gene was pursuing his fishing hobby and had a big trout on the stringer. Little did he know that Cape Cod’s fish are smart and powerful. Yes, the trout pulled the fish stringer free from the rocky area in which it was anchored and started to swim away. Gene’s keen eye caught the movement and was not going to let a fish out swim him. Well, he really was not thinking about swimming but the fish was managing the rocks better than Gene. Gene went down – Dive Number 1 – and he missed to hold onto the trout. Up and after the colorful fish again, OOPS…Dive Number 2 – took place and up came Gene with the trout in hand, BUT without his wedding band. All the movement in the water caused the ring to go into hiding. The resulting search did not reveal the ring’s hiding place in a bit over 2 feet of water.
Days later, while watching TV and the story of Jim Wirth returning a Manhattan University ring to its owner 47 years after it was lost, a search for a RingFinder was on. I was contacted and agreed to go look for the missing wedding band. Wait a minute – Gene wanted to watch the search. Just short of a week later Gene and his wife made arrangements to meet me at the loss location. After a short hike and a 15 minute search I had the ring in my scoop. I walk into shore and let Gene take the golden ring, a symbol of 51 years of marriage, from its temporary resting nest among the rocks in my scoop.
On the walk back to the parking lot I gave Gene a big at-a-boy for his dedication to fishing to feed his family. However, he does not eat the fish he catches. Oh, if Gene only had a trout or two he wanted to give me as a gift. No such luck, maybe I will have to take up fishing again, but then there would be no time for being a RingFinder. Heck here on Cape Cod there is enough fish for everyone. I’ll keep on metal detecting. The people I have met are far more interesting than any fish I ever caught.
After the pictures of smiles were taken and a stories of West Hartford, CT (where I am from) were exchanged we bid our good-byes. Gene had the fish and the ring that did not get away! What a great __ __ __ __ story! – you fill in the blanks, HINT: found on a stringer, or found in my scoop.
What a fish tale – What memories…
This ring hunt began when I got a tearful cry at work from Keyara who lives in Kapolei Hawaii. While sitting in shallow water with her daughter her gorgeous engagement ring fell off. She reached for it but the sand instantly gobbled it up. While searching on her phone for a ring recovery she came across my contact info first. I told her I could leave work a little early and come out and retrieve her ring. Shallow water should be a cinch! When I arrived Keyara’s husband Tony took me down to the beach and showed me where Keyara was in the water and I began my search. Several coins and a pull tab after about 20 minutes I was beginning to think the target location had to be off. Tony assured me the location was correct. There was really no surge in the lagoon to speak of so on my own I expanded the search grid out in a northerly direction and “BOOM” there was a great platinum tone and one scoop down there was Keyara’s ring. Tony was in shock as he thought his area was correct. No matter the ring is safely and happily back on Keyara’s finger. Aloha to Keyara & Tony!