I woke up to a voicemail. A gentleman (let’s call him Stan) left a message about a lost ring. We played a little phone tag, after a few calls we were able to speak. He said he was tossing a football with his son yesterday and he saw his ring fly off of his hand. He was unable to locate it. The reason he called was to rent a metal detector. I told him that I don’t rent my machines. I told him that I provide a service and would look for his ring. He stated that this was too good to be true. I told him to visit my website so he can see that it wasn’t a scam.
I arrived at a freshly raked yard. Stan was outside waiting with several children. I asked him to walk me through what happened. He tossed a football and watched his ring fly. It was a yellow gold ring with kangaroos on it.
I started in the pile of leaves. 30 seconds in a get a good signal. move the leaves to find a piece of junk metal. The ring was not at the curb.
I moved to the grass. Stan has a sprinkler system installed. It shouldn’t be a problem. The first target is a dime signal. The second signal is a zink penny signal. The third signal is the sound and number that I was looking for. I separate the blades of grass and see a gold ring pushed down into the dirt. It looks like it was stepped on. I pulled out the ring and showed it to Stan.
He said OMG, I thought that I would never see that ring again! I got a Bro Hug! He was so happy. The ring was bought many years ago in Australia. The kids were amazed and so happy that the ring was found and returned. Smiles all around!
I found the ring in less than 10 minutes. It took me longer to drive to Stan’s then it did to make the recovery. Stan told his son that he has to take the ring off when they play catch.
Ganesh was enjoying a nice sunny afternoon with his wife while walking on the sandy beach of Picnic Point Park along the water when his gold wedding ring fell off his finger into the sand. After searching for a bit his quick thinking wife Googled “how to find a ring in the sand” and found TheRingFinders.com website.
I received the call from Deepika around 4:30 PM on a Saturday afternoon just as the sun was about to set. She explained how her husband had just lost his wedding ring while they were walking the sandy beach of Picnic Point Park and they were unable to find the ring. I quickly looked up the tide tables for the area and was very pleased to learn that high tide was scheduled for 5:00 PM and low tide to be reached at midnight. This gave plenty of time for me to perform a night search without having to enter the water. So, I raced off to the beach and in total darkness armed with only a head lamp, my metal detector and sand scoop started a grid search. Under an hour and the ring was located buried just a few inches under the sand near the high tide water mark. This ring might have been lost forever if a metal detector was not used to discover its location, actually I’m quite certain of this.
I meet up with the two of them that evening and reunited the ring to a couple with very happy smiles!
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I have to thank Deepika for her quick thinking to Google for a solution while still at the site. Once she got in touch with me over the phone I was able to talk her though some very important tasks. One of the most helpful request I ask her was to take some very specific photos of the area to include solid land marks and to txt them to me. I must say she did a super job on my request. By they time I arrived at the beach it was a small walk in near total darkness. With the aid of my head lamp and Deepika’s photos Iwas able to easily find the drop zone of the ring and quickly got to work on the hunt.
We all hope this ring lives on with the two of them for a life time of great adventures.
I received a call from Angela on Thursday, Aug 23rd. Her husband, Hector, had lost his wedding ring in Lake Michigan at Port Sheldon Pier 4 days before. When my wife heard where this search was to take place she insisted on tagging along. Because the search area was within a gated community, Angela met us at a nearby park and escorted us into the lakeside community my wife’s grandparent’s lived in when she was growing up; she was SO excited just to be where she’d spent so many summers when she was little. The search, however, would have to wait for a few more days; the waves were 5′-7′ high and it wasn’t going to get any better until the weekend. I went back Sunday after church and started my search a little after noon. It was REALLY foggy and I couldn’t see more than about 50 yards in any direction but the water was nice and calm and I was the only one on the beach. It only took about 30 minutes to find Hector’s ring right where he said it had fallen off (about 30 yards off shore and about 30 yards from the pier). It never ceases to amaze me how gold rings tend to stay right where they’re dropped even after 4 days of high winds and waves. Angela had worked worked 3rd shift the night before and slept thru her alarm so it was about an hour before she and Hector arrived after I had texted her that his ring was safe and sound in my pouch :o)
Now that’s a beautiful sight! Searching a section of beach for a mens wedding ring lost over 2 weeks ago and I get a screamer hit from my White’s TDI Beach Hunter PI metal detector. I look down and there’s the ring washed out of the sand laying on the surface just waiting for me! You don’t see that often,Awesome!
I received a call from a woman whose husband had lost it in the sand while playing with the kids weeks before and thought it was lost forever. But they had seen my Facebook page NJ Lost Ring Finder and figured why not give it a try? They were very happy they did! I met up with the very grateful couple a few days later for the return. Another happy customer! Recovery #122
I received a message on my Facebook page NJ Lost Ring Finder from a woman whose husband had lost his gold wedding ring on the beach while they were watching an event. She knew the general area that they were in and knew that he had it on while they were there but when they got home it was gone? I decided to head down the next morning for a couple hours after work and get a search in before the crowds would start to arrive. Arriving at the entrance way to the beach I looked out and seen the area she had described and figured I would start there. Some time had passed and after digging a bunch of deep targets with my White’s TDI Beach Hunter PI metal detector I was still without the ring and the crowds had started filling the area so I had to quit for the day. The following day I arrived a little before sunrise to give it another try and expand the search area as I thought maybe the beach grading tractor had possibly moved the ring further on the beach. Well my theory was right as approached the next block down I received a signal deep in the sand and after a few scoops I had the ring! The tractor must of not only moved the ring but also plowed it deeper in the sand. I made a call to the very amazed and happy wife and was able to meet with her father on my way home. Another great day! Recovery#121
I received a message from a girl whose mom had lost her diamond wedding on the beach the day before. Although they were unable to meet me the following day at the beach,she was able to give me some details as to the approximate location according to landmarks.
I arrived early the next morning just before sunrise and noticed a lifeguard as she described and began my grid pattern search of the area with my metal detector. Although I searched the area and beyond for hours I had no luck locating the ring but did find a large amount of coins and trash items so I was confident that another detectorist had not found it before me but had to call it a day as the daily crowds were arriving. I messaged them letting them know I did not find it but would return the next day to try again,
I decided for the second search I would use my new White’s TDI Beach Hunter PI metal detector which not only detects deeper in the sand but also is excellent at recovery smaller items or offset items like a ring on its side in the sand. I searched most of the area as the day before and found more coins and trash but no ring so I started searching the way off the beach to the stairs and started digging more signals. Just as I was going to throw in the towel one of those signals turned out to be her diamond ring! When I called and told her I found it up by the stairs she was surprised as she really thought it was in the other area but you just never know? We meant a couple hours later for a very happy and thankful return. Another happy customer! Another great day of metal detecting!
I received a call from a guy asking for my help finding his gold ring he had lost while playing volleyball with friends a few days ago. I was able to meet with him a couple hours later at the park and he showed me the court he had been playing on. He had been on both sides of the net so I began my grid pattern search on one with my White’s V3i and 6 x 10″ coil which is perfect for these types of hunts. Having no luck on the first side I moved onto the other and about half way through I got a nice signal in the gold range. I scooped up some sand and there was his ring! He was watching with his family and when I held it up stating I found it they were very happy and grateful for my help thanking me and saying how much the ring had meant to him. Another great recovery! Recovery # 119
I received a call from a woman asking if I could help find her husbands wedding ring in their garden? He had been working in the yard for the past few days and noticed that his gold wedding ring of 58 years was no longer on his finger and he was pretty upset about the loss. I drove up the following day meeting the couple on their lawn and we walked around to the backyard where there were multiple boxed in 10 x 20 gardens and large compost pile behind the garage. Although it was a nice backyard I felt it wasn’t going to be an easy hunt with all the growth and area size.I decided to use my White’s V3i metal detector with a small 4 x 6″ search coil to get in between the flowers and plants. He felt the most likely area was the compost pile so that’s where I started but after a half hours search I had no luck? Next we moved onto the garden boxes one at a time and still no luck. Finally I started searching the paths between the boxes and leading to the compost pile when I got a good hit from my detector. Looking down I brushed some weeds aside and there was is ring! It took a while and I could tell they were losing hope but when I said I found it,the smiles came right to there faces! Another happy customer! Another great day! Recovery #118
Got a text while on vacation from Dee, whose wedding ring had slipped off her finger while she was taking care of her horses. Went to find it a day or two after I got back, following some heavy rain. Between the mud, the standing water and the…um…horse residue, it was quite a new, and dirtier than usual, experience for me. After a couple of hours of fruitless searching, I told her I’d come back when things had dried out a bit. Contacted her a week or so later, and went back over to search. First thing she told we was how the water was rushing along the edge of the pen when she dropped her ring. As there wasn’t much of a ground slope, I was a bit skeptical, but I expanded my search area. Proving the adage that “the customer is always right”, I located her ring, luckily undamaged by horse traffic, in the expanded area, after an hour or so of searching. Giddy up!
I received a panicked text from Mo on July 7th saying he’d just lost his wedding ring on South Haven Beach and was in need of help finding it. I assured him that I could help but it would take me about 2 hours to get there. He and his wife Megan agreed to wait for my arrival and help me narrow down the search area. It was a bright, beautiful day on Lake Michigan and just finding a parking space was hard. I had never searched this beach before and it was really crowded. Doing a grid search in the water with lots of people around is tricky but after about 40 minutes I saw silver in my scoop! It was my first recovery with my new Xtreme Scoop and they were elated. The smiles on their faces is what it’s about :o)