Austin met me on the beach a few weeks ago while I was detecting. I gave him a card and said if he ever knew anyone who needs a recovery have them call me. Well, little did he know he would need my service. He called and asked if I could come to Margate to locate his ring that he dropped in the sand where he was sitting. When I got there he outlined an area of where the ring could be. He was pretty much on spot because I turned my Minelab Equinox on right over top of his ring. Boom!! Had it in less than 15 seconds. He was happy and surprised to have his wedding ring back!!! I have a feeling he’s gonna refer me to the next person he knows who loses something. 😎😎
Thank you Action News Channel 6 WPVI Philadelphia PA for airing the story of my ringreturn for the couple celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary in Atlantic City. This is Posted in 2 parts. Thank You Very Much for viewing.
Received a call from Jared who was Recently married like 2 months ago. He was frantic because he just lost his platinum wedding band in the surf while boogie boarding in Margate. I responded immediately and met him on the beach. It was full high tide but I went in anyway. I quickly realized that it wasn’t going to happen. The waves were over my head and I couldn’t even get the coil down. Jared’s mom and two sisters were there. His mom kept asking if I thought I could find it. I said I was going to come back at low tide a give it my best shot. Low tide was 2 am and I got there at 12 am. I grid from the top of the slope down into the water. I had grid for a while finding a few coins along the way. I started to worry but then BAM! A solid 13 on my Minelab Equinox. I said “Please don’t be another nickel”. But the tone was slightly different and the ring flopped out onto the sand.
I called Jared and told him I found his ring. He was in disbelief. He came down with his family including his mother. She immediately stated that she lost a bet against me finding the ring 🤪. His wonderful sisters said they knew I would find it. 😎 His wife was asleep. Jared was more than happy having his ring found and said his wife will be happy when she hears. Thank you for contacting me as it was not only my pleasure to reunite you with your heirloom but to meet you and your family and share a few laughs.
Received a call at about 7:00PM to look for a 18K diamond ring that was lost throwing a small stick. They knew exactly where in their back yard!! (In the grass) They were so emotional about it, and it sounded like a easy hunt, I went out immediately. I arrived before nightfall. A couple of things that I had not been told about. Grass was 3 to 4 feet tall, near a retention pond, and it included cattails!! Needless to say I did not find it.
I returned the next morning with a scythe (Yes I know how to use it! I’m OLD and cut grass with one along the highway for the county when I was a kid) a rake, and both my CTX and XPDeus detectors and all my coils. I cut some of the grass and started to search. After several hours of hard labor, I asked them to rent a industrial weedwacker. I cut more grass all the way to the retention pond and searched. 7 hours later…Nothing!
Returned the next day with Ron Shore another Ringfinder. I knew the ring was there and was very frustrated, but stubborn. We hunted for about 4 hours. Nothing. Both becoming frustrated. This seemed like an easy hunt. So I decided to start from scratch. I ran a gridline starting at the waters edge and worked my way back to where she had been standing. I checked out EVERY signal with my handheld pinpointer. Not 5 feet from where she was standing I found the ring. I marked the spot and told the woman that we decided to quit hunting since Ron and I were exhausted. I told her I had marked a spot that I had received a signal but I was too tired to look and would she check it out.. BINGO!!!!
Here is what was interesting and a lesson I learned. Ron was using the the AT Gold with a nell coil and I was using my CTX with my 17 Inch coil for coverage. Since I knew it was a very Large 18K ring ( Bigger than a mens College ring) I assumed the signal would BLAST us. NO way. The signal I got didn’t lock on and jumped around from 34 to 38 no solid red. Ron had the same issue. He said he would never have dug that signal. Perhaps the unique shape of the ring with different layers created the issue.
The lesson is to start at about 5 feet BEHIND the point of standing and grid Forward. Rings that are lost while throwing sticks generally are about 10 feet from the starting point. Rings are generally NOT where they think.
On Mother’s Day, I received a call from Brigid, an upset mother who had lost both her diamond and wedding rings. They were lost a day earlier while she was doing yard work. The next day I went to Brigid’s home to search for both rings. She described how she had been clearing brush and weeds, and lost the rings while piling up the refuse. After an hour of searching the yard, I located her wedding ring. It took an additional hour and a half to locate the diamond ring. Brigid described the recovery as “amazing”.
After a long winter season, I am excited to get back to metal detecting. While doing some research this winter, I came across the RingFinders.com website. After reviewing the service, I immediately knew I had to join. Because I thoroughly enjoy making people happy and I have been metal detecting for years, I knew this would be a perfect fit for me.
It began last summer when I was asked to find a friends wedding ring after loosing it in a field when he was going down a water slide. After about twenty minutes of searching with my ATPro, I got a great hit and found his ring. It was so exciting to see his expression that it just made my day. I am now working on finding another ring that was lost last summer.
As a retired Air Force veteran, I am available almost anytime to travel and find your lost treasures. A potion of any monetary rewards that I receive will be donated to my church or the Crohns & Colitis Foundation. I look forward to the opportunity of reuniting people to their lost treasure in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania and beyond.
Thank you for reading my blog. My name is Rob and I am available to help you recover your lost valuables with the use of my metal detector. Please contact me to discuss details.
Karen and her family were travelling from Vancouver to Vernon in the Okanagan for Christmas with friends, they stopped at the Merritt Tourist Booth on the way. Playing in the snow with the kids Karen lost her custom woven ring. Once in Vernon she found my site on The Ringfinders and we arranged to meet at the loss site on her way home. The Tourist Booth was 110 Kilometeres from my home over a mountain pass,( The Highway from Hell) fortunately the snow was not too bad, my plan was to grid the area of the snowball throw, then the parking lot. During my grid search, Karen was kicking the snow from the throw area and out popped the ring, a successful team effort. Karen was delighted to have the sentimental ring back on her finger.
On November 28th 2017 Steve just flew into Hawaii on a business trip. While here on island he decided to head to the beach and take a swim. He noticed a few kids playing football in the water and decided to join them. After some time playing he looked down and realized, NO WEDDING RING. It fell off and he started to look everywhere. The kids that were playing also stopped and put on their swimming goggles to help find his platinum wedding ring. After hours of looking they came up short. Steve was contemplating as to how he would tell his wife that while on a business trip in Hawaii “I lost my wedding ring”! Well, thanks to a friend of mine on the beach who noticed the commotion, he went over to Steve and asked if everything is ok. Steve said “NO, I LOST MY WEDDING RING AND DON’T KNOW WHERE IT IS IN THE WATER”. That’s when I got the phone call. I was able to confirm with Steve that I would help him find his wedding ring and would be there in 30 minutes. I packed up the gear and my family as we were on our way to pick up our Christmas tree that evening. I arrived to the beach and noticed Steve walking waist deep in the ocean and still frantically looking. As I got closer, he looked up to me and yelled “KAI”? I responded ” I’m Ready” and started to gear up as my wife and son played on the beach. It was later in the evening and the sun was setting. After 40 minutes I finally GOT THAT TONE! I looked up to Steve who’s eye was full of depression and a lost of hope and he says “Whats this in the scoop?” At that time I heard a loud “HE FOUND IT”! I got the biggest hugs of ALOHA. In the scoop was Steve’s Platinum wedding ring. My Family and I were excited to see his joy and gratitude all over his face. Steve was very grateful that he thanked me so many times and I had to return with IT’S MY PLEASURE… Thank you Steve for believing in me and we both will have a very Merry Christmas.
This Christmas, under a bridge, I battled a giant troll for a gold ring! When he was distracted by tourists taking selfies, I snatched a lost heirloom from under his gaze and returned it to its rightful owner!
A woman lost her mother’s wedding ring, inscribed with her father’s name, while throwing snowballs at the troll on Xmas eve. She was just visiting this state for the holiday, so it was crucial she find it before her flight out of Seattle. After renting a metal detector, searching and not having any luck, her friend found my name on Google. She called me Christmas morning and I was on the case in a couple hours.
Luckily after around half an hour of searching, I hit the target! Buried in the snow was her ring! I was super happy to help and I got out of there quick before the troll knew what had happened…
Gold ring snatched from the Troll!
Gold ring in the snow