Beach Sand Almost Claims Another Ring in Seaside Park NJ, Found by Dave Milsted the Metal Detecting Man

  • from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)










Charlotte called me yesterday asking if I could find her ring. She was on the beach playing a tossing game. When she tossed she lost her ring. I had plans today but told her I could be there this morning, bright & early. She agreed.

I got to the beach at 7:30 am. It was empty & I got an excellent free parking spot! She told me she was to the right of the trash cans, so I texted her saying I was there and started to search before she got there. Within 5 minutes I had an awesome shallow tone on the detector. I scooped up the sand and had a big silver ring in my hands. 

I was very surprised that I found it before she arrived. As I was taking pictures of the ring, Charlotte arrived. I asked her what her ring looked like, as I was going to surprise her when she described it to me. She said it was a yellow gold ring with a pearl in the center. Oh, that is not the ring I found, bonus!

She showed me the area she was in when she lost her ring. The ring was her grandmother’s ring, which has a lot of sentimental value attached to it. She said she spent several hours sifting through the sand with family looking for it. She is in the area for a family reunion. She explained to me that just last week she lost another ring on a beach in Virginia, that a family friend found with a metal detector. She didn’t learn a lesson with that loss. 

I started to grid the area she sent me to. Within 5 minutes I had that special gold tone on my detector, scooped and there was her ring. She was so happy & relieved. I asked her if she learned any lessons. She said YES, I’m never wearing rings to the beach again. She had to go back & pack as they are returning home today, to Virginia. 

I stuck around to search a little more and found another silver ring. Not bad, it was a beautiful morning on the beach!!

I Love My Hobby!!

Metal detecting service now in the Eau Claire, WI area

  • from Eau Claire (Wisconsin, United States)

I have been detecting for many years and, now that I am retired and have more time, I joined The Ring Finders organization.  Over the years, I have had the privilege of returning objects of monetary or sentimental value found while enjoying the hobby.  However, often the owner of a randomly found item cannot be determined.  Thanks to The Ring Finders site, I’m now have the chance to now use my experience and equipment to find and return a valuable lost item when the owner is known.  I can be found on www.theringfinders.com if you need help in the Eau Claire area.

Mew search location new owners to locate for

  • from South Padre Island (Texas, United States)

I have moved to South Texas and now cover the Rio Grande Valley, located in Brownsville but willing to travel.  If you’ve lost it, I can find it.

Engagement ring found in Rockford, Michigan.

  • from Holland (Michigan, United States)

Gregg Larabel got a call for a lost ring and since he was unavailable he gave it to me.  Chelsie had been working in her parents’ yard on Mother’s Day when she lost the ring, which she described as a silver metal heirloom handed down thru fiance Dylan’s family.  She and Dylan met me at the house today to show me what she had been doing and where on the property.  Chelsie was pretty sure about the specific area, but checking that area didn’t get me any silver signals from my metal detector.  We checked other parts of the lawn and finally came back to the original spot so I could check ALL the signals there.  When I got a tin foil signal, which is close to that of gold, I called Dylan over.  He bent down and parted the grass and there was her ring.  Turns out the ring is white gold instead of silver.  Chelsie shed a tear or two and our day just got a little brighter.  These moments never get old.

Class ring found!

  • from Eau Claire (Wisconsin, United States)

While searching an old volleyball site, I recovered a large gold college class ring.  From the date and a partial name engraved on the inside, I was able, with the help of the university, to identify and locate the owner.  On the telephone, the owner’s wife recalled her husband losing the ring playing volleyball 24 years earlier!  Needless to say, he was as surprised as he was happy to get the ring back.

Metal Detecting Service Vancouver, BC #theringfinders

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

Yesterday late afternoon, I received a call from a young lady by the name of Virginia, she told me that she had lost her diamond ring that was a gift handed down from her great great grandmother. She went on to tell me that she rode her bike to the park to enjoy her lunch break, that’s where she lost her ring. Virginia told me she would be off work at 5:30 pm and would meet me at the park at 5:45 pm, I got there early to ensure I could find parking as it’s right beside a popular beach.  I met Virginia at 5:45 pm and she went on to tell me the story of how she lost her ring, she had taken it off to apply suntan lotion to her self and place it on the towel that she was sitting on. You can imagine what happens next, it’s a very common thing for people to forget, stand up, and lift up the towel. She did not realize she had lost her ring until she got back to work a few hours later. She went back to search the area but cannot find it in the long grass and daisies not to mentioned that it’s very hard to locate the exact spot where she had the lunch.

She had taken some photos during lunch and showed it to me, we could tell there was daisies in front of her towel so I started my search and within 30 minutes I located her beautiful diamond ring that was buried beneath the grass. When people are not exactly sure where they may have lost the ring but having good idea it just takes time to slowly grid search and find it, because we know it is there somewhere.










Vancouver Ring Finder Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

I have the best job in the world and I love helping people more than anything I’ve ever done in my lifetime. I get to make people smile, I get to hear their stories of what their ring means to them, and how happy they are when I find it for them.

Watch video of the recovery…

High School Class Ring Lost in Chattanooga TN for 16 Years-Found

  • from Chattanooga (Tennessee, United States)

High School Ring Lost for 16 Years, Found!

I had a guy to contact me several months ago about a high school class ring he had lost in 2005.  He had since moved out of state up to Pennsylvania.  This weekend being Mother’s day he was in town visiting family and had obtained permission from the current homeowners to do a search in the yard.  So this has been several months in the making.  He thought it was white gold, but wasn’t certain.  I wasn’t sure what kind of signal I would get on my CTX, and I knew it would be several inches deep, so I was doomed to dig just about everything.  I started up towards the house and worked my way down to the street, drawing my grid lines.  I had been there about three hours and had dug a bag full of trash and modern coins.  It’s slow going when you have to dig nearly everything.  We had only about five feet of yard left before we got to the street when I got a signal that at first looked like trash.  The CTX didn’t give me a VDI number, (I think there was trash very nearby), but I did have a consistent tone and a small tight target identification picture on the screen.  Since it was consistent I dug it and out popped a ring that had been in the ground for 16 years.  It was 3-4 inches deep, a little deeper than I thought it might be.  Another happy ring owner!

Lost Gold Wedding Band Recovered In Pasadena, Maryland!

  • from Baltimore (Maryland, United States)

It’s been a while since I’ve been contacted by someone in distress after losing something precious to them. That changed on Friday, May 7th when I received a call from Tim. He was out digging a trench to run electric to his shed when he realized his wedding band was missing. Here is how things went down in Tim’s own words.

“It was a Friday evening when I realized I lost my wedding band while digging a trench in my backyard earlier in the day.  My first thought was to rush out and buy a metal detector.  I did some quick research and realized  I had no experience. I would be lucky to find anything. After doing some more internet searches, I found Ring Finders.  At 9 o’clock at night I sent a text to Jim Wagner.  Little did I know he was close by.  He answered me right away and committed to showing up at my house at 7:30 the next morning.  He told me that if the ring was outside, he would find it.  True to his word, Jim was at my house at 7:30 with a smile and full of understanding. He started at one end of the trench and worked toward the other end while I nervously watched. He found my ring within 15 minutes.  Jim is a talented individual and it was a pleasure meeting him. I can’t thank him enough.”

Tim-Pasadena, Md.


Gold wedding band lost, recovered and returned in Philadelphia, PA!

  • from Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, United States)

Sebastian found me in the Ring Finders online directory. After a quick phone conversation it was conveyed to me that while playing basketball on the driveway of his Philadelphia home he realized his white gold wedding band had slipped off. He was pretty sure it came off while he was making a long shot from the middle of his grassy backyard. I was there at his property within 4 hours of his original contact. I had an opportunity to meet his son, Quinn, and baby daughter…cute kids!  As I always do I took a minute to demonstrate my equipment so he could gain confidence that if there…I’ll find!

After adjusting the settings of my Equinox 800 detector several times and already covering the area once I was finally able to find the signal I was looking for…I could see the white gold ring just under the surface of grass. It was ringing up a little high for gold leading me to believe it might be palladium instead. Regardless, Sebastian was pleased and relieved to see his ring once again. He and his kids happily posed for a celebratory moment with the recovered ring!



  • from Dunedin (Florida, United States)



I was relaxing Saturday morning after a couple of unsuccessful searches the previous two days including a wedding band in a sewer line trench and an old septic tank cap on a wooded lot. My wife showed me a story from the local Dunedin Discussions Facebook group where a member named Debbie posted about her daughter losing a silver ring on the Dunedin Causeway beach the previous day. I also received a pm from another member of the group letting me know about the loss. I immediately posted and sent a pm to Debbie informing her of my services. Because Debbie had given a somewhat detailed description of the loss location on her post, I decided to drive immediately to the location to begin a search before other metal detectorists might scan the area. Not long after I began my search, I received a map pin of the precise location as well as a perspective photo of several family members metal detecting the loss area the previous evening. I worked my way to the given location and searched for a couple of hours. I knew I was searching in the right location as it was confirmed by Donald Murphy (“Murph”, pictured below) as he had seen the family searching the previous evening and he was back at this same spot the next day. I was able to dig a dozen quarters and a half dozen dimes but no silver ring. I went home for a break and returned several hours later at low tide. By that time, the receding tide exposed some tire tracks where Murph said the family was searching the day before. After about an hour, my Equinox registered a strong silver signal (29) at 2 to 4 inches and I dug the silver Gucci ring out of the wet sand with my scoop. I showed it to Murph and he was as excited as the owner was going to be. After I contacted Debbie with the good news, I met her daughter Opal and boyfriend James to make the return. Opal said she lost it while throwing a ball and it was a special ring given to her by her brother. Thanks to all for trusting me to look for your precious ring and thank you for the generous reward! God bless you all!