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White Gold Wedding Ring Lost in Newport Beach Harbor, CA…Found and Returned.

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

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, don’t wait, time will work against you, please call as soon as possible. 310-953-5268

Kellen called, he had lost his wedding ring in the harbor where he, family, and friends had rented a house for their vacation. Across the street from where they were staying was a little beach with a swim platform about 70 feet out in the water. While he was walking to the swim platform, he was fingering his ring trying to make sure it did not fall off, but it was a little loose to start with and it slipped off of his finger to his surprise. He immediately tried to catch it but it was already gone in the chest deep water. This was the ring his wife had given him 10 years ago when they were married, and he didn’t want to lose it. He dove and dove about 30 times trying to find it but the bottom was covered in muck and some type of small mussel which made it very difficult to identify the ring in the murky water. He found me online and asked for help in finding the ring. I checked the tide chart, and saw the tide was rising, so we made arrangements for me to come back in the evening at the next low tide.

When I arrived Kellen was waiting. I donned my wetsuit, and he and I discussed how the ring was lost, where he thought it might be in relation to the swim platform, and at what angle he had entered the water. With that information I walked out to the area and began the search. I got a real good signal and tried to scoop, but had a hard time retrieving the object. The mussels on the bottom were tied together with what seemed to be a spiderweb like algae which made it difficult to get the scoop in and out. I kept working on that signal until I ended up with an aluminum bottle. I continued the search, next finding an old crusted folding knife. I worked a grid shallower and shallower until in about waist deep water I received a nice smooth tone in the headphones. I dug, and in one scoop I had the object, so I knew it was shallow. I shook the scoop out but the mussels and algae had to be removed by hand to search for the metal item. It was almost dark, but when I removed the last bit of mussels, I could see the ring in the bottom of the scoop. I reached in, and slipped it on my finger so as not to lose it, then looked to the shore where Kellen was sitting, and raised my detector and scoop to let him know we had success. When I got to shore I handed the ring to Kellen who identified it as his. His wife had been out riding bikes with friends, and she pulled up as Kellen and I were talking at the curb. She was very happy to see the ring again as well. Really a great feeling to be able to be a help to others, doing what you enjoy!


Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, 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, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma 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.

Lost Engagement Ring Recovered in Long Branch

from Neptune City (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-908-489-2371

Got a call from fellow Ring Finder Matty St Germain that a woman lost her engagement ring in Long Branch and was asking for help. He was at work and knew I was off and asked if I wanted to get it. I told him to give her my number and I’d head down.  Seems Michele was enjoying the day with friends and was down by the waters edge when a wave came up and hit her and she lost her balance and went down. In doing so she felt her ring slide off into the wash. She was right in front of the life guard stand so my search was narrowed down. Starting at the top of the slope I started my grid and worked my way down. I was getting close to the drop off and started to think I was going to have to go in and get wet to find this ring. got about 2 feet from the drop off and got the tone I was hoping to hear, took one scoop of sand and there it was, a beautiful pear shape diamond ring. Went up to where she was sitting waiting and showed her the ring, after the tears of joy and a few hugs and thank you I was on my way. Another great recovery and great feeling that comes with it.

20180813 Visiting Family in Ontario Man loses tungsten wedding band in the waters of Georgian Bay, Ontario

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

I received a Facebook message from a City of Brampton co-worker Jayne L that her Vancouver, British Columbia Cousin Joel W was in town visiting Family back in Ontario. The Family gathered at their Mother’s home in The Blue Mountains, Thornbury, Ontario.

Joel and the Family were having a great time. He was out in Georgian Bay on the paddle board when he suddenly fell off. Joel watched his tungsten wedding fall off his finger to the depths below approximately 350′ from shore.

A few weeks passed and Jayne and her Mother (Carolyne’s Sister) were up visiting her Aunt Carolyne, (Joel’s Mother). Aunt Carolyne told them what happened to Joel’s wedding band. Jayne immediately advised her Aunt about her co-worker Alison that is registered with The Ring Finders and does land and water ring searches. Jayne left me that message to contact her Aunt ASAP.

I called Carolyne the next morning and made arrangement to be at her location in a few hours after getting my scuba tanks filled in Parry Sound.

Here’s a link to the video *****


The underwater scuba detecting ring recovery took approximately 50 minutes. Much to the astonishment of Carolyne it was pure joy as that day August 13th was Joel & Victoria 7th wedding Anniversary!!



Contact me if you require my services for lost ring(s), keys, cell phone etc. On LAND, FIELDS, BEACH, AND WATER!

I charge to go out to cover my expenses, flat rate plus milage for scuba gear, when I find your item I ask the client to “PAY IT FORWARD” by making an immediate on-line donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation in which I snowmobile for. I am passionate about my metal/scuba detecting hobby <3

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Lost Diamond Platinum Wedding Ring Set at Newport Beach, CA. .. Found After A Night In The Sand

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












David and Gina had been vacationing at Newport Beach, CA.  with their children. Gina had put her diamond and platinum wedding ring set in a small bag for safe keeping while they were on the beach. After returning to the place they were staying the wedding ring set was missing.

Gina believed that one of their kids had opened the bag while on the beach. Dave returned to the location just before dark to search the sand as the tide came over the place where the loss possibly happened. Totally frustrated, he had to give up. The next morning that had to leave driving up north to Sacramento, CA. 

I checked my email about 11am where I had a plea for help from Dave. He had given me a location of the rings and gave me his phone number.

We talked for a few minutes before he drove out of cellphone reception range. I proceeded to the location where it was packed with families on the beach. Luckily the lower beach was damp wet sand and the tide was low. After about 7 or 8 grid passes of 30 feet, I received my first and only signal. Boom !! almost eight inches deep the beautiful diamond and platinum wedding ring set. 

Nobody on the beach even knew that I had found such a nice treasure as I walked off the beach to call Dave and Gina with the good news. We made arrangements for them to meet me three days later,  so I could personally return their rings that they thought was lost forever. 


If you have lost your ring or other sentimental keepsake, please contact me ASAP. 949-500-2136 .. Very Important!   I will answer the phone 24/7. Our chances of finding your valuable metal keepsake are greatly increased by getting together as soon as possible. I use the state of the art metal detectors which also make for successful searches. My search areas are, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove, Corona Delmar, Balboa Beach, Huntington Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach, Oceanside, San Clemente, Dana Point, Mission Viejo, Anahiem, GardenGrove,  Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Long Beach, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, LosAngeles, including all of Orange County and Los Angeles County. 

‘I Will Try Anywhere “

Lost Gold Cartier Love Ring at Four Seasons Ko Olina Resort…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began 9 July 2018 when I got a call from Jeffrey who was on vacation from Los Angeles and was staying at the Four Seasons Hotel. While his daughter was paddle boarding in the lagoon her gold Cartier Love ring slipped off into 8-10 feet of water and disappeared. Jeffrey was able to find me through the concierge desk. Unfortunately my first attempt didn’t locate the ring and then I got a cold and wasn’t able to scuba for several days. Finally on Friday the 27th I was clear enough to go on scuba. This time I lined up the photo Jeffrey sent me of his daughter on the paddle board moments before the ring fell off. I lined up the tallest palm tree with the far right edge of the Four Seasons Hotel and submerged to drop my grid line. I use a bright orange plastic rope 75 feet long weighted on both ends to set my grid line underwater. I sweep the detector down both sides of the line then move the rope in the direction I believe the ring would be. On the first pass I got a nice tone but it turned out to be a Tungsten Wedding Band so I continued on. On the third leg I got another nice tone and sure enough when I fanned the sand Jeffrey’s daughter’s beautiful Gold Love Ring exposed itself. I immediately secured the ring in my catch jar and continued on. I still had 2000 psi of air so can’t let that go to waste. I didn’t find any more rings but the dive was still quite nice in the warm lagoon with all the fish. When I got to my car I texted Jeffrey a pic of the ring and the response I got was, “Wowowowow That’s amazing Thank You X3” Monday morning I mailed the ring back to Los Angeles and as you can see its safely back where it belongs. Aloha to Jeffrey and his lovely daughter.

Baseball Field Steals the Ring – Metal Detectorist Hits a Home Run

from Boise (Idaho, United States)
Contact: 208-345-8898

Monica called with a soft voice and tremble in her speech.  Could I come and try to find her lost engagement ring?  A short discussion and hours later, I was at the ball field swinging away…not at the ball, but the coil across the field.  This was not an easy task and actually took a few visits.  Luckily the baseball field was only 15 minutes from my place, so getting there was not a big issue.  Getting there when nobody is using it was.

On my 3rd visit and early Sunday morning I had about gave up when one last surface target signal perked my attention and there it was.  A couple calls later she is holding the ring in her hand and all smiles.

Thanks Monica for believing in Ring Finders and Gerry’s Detectors.

Tourist Lost Wedding Ring at Laguna Beach, CA. While Visiting from Russia

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











Alexander has only been married for one month and had lost his wedding ring in the sand at Laguna Beach, CA. while visiting from Russia. He called me asking help to find his wedding ring that was lost playing football on the beach. He was sure that his one month old white gold wedding ring had come off his finger during the game but he didn’t feel it come off. Tomorrow he would be returning to his home in Russia. He didn’t want to return with bad news that he had lost his ring.

We made arrangements to meet on the beach shortly after he contacted me, even though the beach was packed with sunbathers. I don’t usually search when the beach is crowded but you never know the conditions until you get there.

Alexander walked me a few blocks down the beach where he believed they had played football. We were fortunate that this area was clear of people. I began a grid search that was approximately 15 yards square. On the third pass I got a faint but clear tone. One deep scoop with my sand scoop and there in the bottom of the scoop was Alexander’s gold Wedding Ring. It was smaller than I expected and may have been on edge which would have accounted for the faint signal. Whatever, the main thing was we had another ring recovery.

Alexander was very appreciative but I couldn’t get him to smile for the photo, I think it was because he was still surprised how well the metal detector could find such a small piece of metal in a sea of sand. It was definitely a pleasure to meet and help Alexander. I’m sure he will tell his family and friends in Russia about his adventure of finding someone from TheRingFinders to help him find the ring.

Lost Gold Claddagh Wedding Band in Naia Lagoon Ko Olina Resort…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began when I got a text from Ryan who was on vacation from Houston Texas. While playing in the water with his nephew at some point his Gold Claddagh Wedding Band came off. I told Ryan I could be there around 2PM and see if we could find his ring. When I arrived Ryan took me down to the lagoon and explained he was along about 50 yards of shoreline but no deeper then 2 feet. Not knowing what the tide was when he lost the ring I decided I better go out to about 3 feet or so in depth. I previously cleaned out this lagoon with my Equinox 800 so the hunting was sterile and I found nothing until about the 12th leg of the grid I got a decent tone and I was slightly surprised to see Ryan’s unque ring in my Xtreme scoop. I was at the deepest depth I was hunting on and just getting ready to turn around. Luck was with me! Ryan was relaxing in a lounge chair on the beach as I approached him and said, “I’m pretty certain this is your ring.” As you can see in the pic Ryan was very pleased to have his ring back. Vacation saved! Aloha to Ryan!

Green Bay team effort leads to missionary’s ring recovery!

from Green Bay (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-920-288-2734

On June 29th, I received a call from a young man who was working in town with a mission group.  They were helping a person with some home improvements.  It was an entire team of young people who had traveled from Indiana to Wisconsin to do good works.  The temperature was in the mid-90’s.   I drove to the property and searched the yard for a few an hour and 1/2, but the heat was killing me.  I’m no spring chicken!  My car temp was 101F!   So, I told the young man that I would alert my local metal detecting club and someone would help.  I have a lot of faith in them, but his face fell because his team had to leave in the morning.  He didn’t believe anyone would come out in the sweltering heat.  I left and went home to drink a lot of water!

Paul Ehrfurth responded, and also took about 90 minutes to search.  But, he had the chance to search the lawn curb area more once the van had left.  There it was!  Soon it was back where it belonged, and the day was saved!  Smiles all around.   Paul nearly melted, but he didn’t give up!   It’s good to have backups.  The guys in the club believe strongly in returning wedding rings!

Lost Wedding Ring – Pensacola Beach- FOUND!!!

from Pensacola (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-850-346-1736

Today was such a cool day because I got to help out a fellow detectorist. 😳👍 Allan and Ami came down for the weekend to celebrate their 16th anniversary and unfortunately Murphy’s Law struck quickly. As they were waiting to check in they decided to wade out in the beautiful Gulf waters. Allan was explaining to Ami that she had to be very careful out in the deeper water because your ring can fall right off your hand. As he touched his left hand to illustrate his point… you guessed it, Kerplunk! Allan’s ring fell straight down in the water and quickly buried in the sand. Luckily they emailed me and although I didn’t get the email until late last night, we touched base first thing this morning. I quickly started getting ready and unfortunately tragedy struck. I badly pulled a muscle in my upper back and had to be helped to lie down. My wife sent Allan and Ami a text explaining that I was hurt and there was no way I could come today. They are very nice people and were more concerned with my health than anything else. I took some Motrin and laid still for a few hours until I dozed off. I woke up and realized that whatever had popped in my back was back where it was supposed to be and although I was really sore, I gingerly went to the front yard to see if I could swing my detector without too much pain. It hurt but I knew Allan and Ami were leaving town at 2pm and I really wanted to send his ring with them. I gave them a call and luckily they were still here and about to have lunch at Pegleg’s. I was quickly enroute to the beach.  Well Allan has done a lot of land detecting and he had tried to mark the location of the ring when it fell and did a great job. I always do a larger area and overlap my passes multiple ways because I have learned what Allan was about to; it’s never where it’s supposed to be in the water. 😃. The first thing I found was an iPhone X in a Lifeproof case complete with multiple credit cards (stay tuned for that return story this week 😉). Although it definitely wasn’t their ring, I think it gave Ami some hope that I really could find stuff buried in the sand out in the water. It wasn’t too many passes before I was worried that Allan might be getting concerned that I was in the wrong area. But then I heard that beautiful sound!!!  I called to Allan and waved him out to join me. He looked shocked when I told him that I thought I had located it and asked if he would like to do the “honors” and “dig it up”. He told me to go ahead and I very gently dug a large scoop full of sand. When I verified with my machine that I had whatever it was in my scoop, I just smiled and handed the scoop to him. Well, he smiled even bigger when he washed out the sand and saw his ring gleaming back at him. It was a great moment when he quickly put that ring back where it belongs and began striding back to Ami to show her that their anniversary weekend just got a whole lot better. 😃

Thank you Allan and Ami for letting me help you and for your patience and understanding when I was hurt this morning. Thank you also to the very nice front desk crew (especially Gillian) at the Holiday Inn Pensacola Beach who allowed me to park on property and even helped us celebrate when Allan showed them his ring!  👍👍👍