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Lost Ring Yarmouth, Massachusetts.

  • from Yarmouth (Massachusetts, United States)

Hello to all, My Name is Lou Sarkas, I just joined The Ring Finders, Im over here on the East Coast of the USA on Cape Cod. I figured this would be a great way to help people who may be having a little bit of a tough time, during these tough times. I am a Medically retired Firefighter/EMT/ Rescue diver with a little bit of time on y hand, so hopefully I can be of service to someone and help make their day a little brighter. Nice to meet you all. I am not a big “blogger” but I will give it ia whirl. God Bless and thanks for reading my post.

Cell Phone Found

  • from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)

Tuesday night I received a call from Travis. He lost a cellphone. He was driving in a very bad snowstorm and ended up in the ditch after a large truck completely blinded him (white out). Someone pulled over and helped Travis. Travis suspected the phone dropped out of his pocket while hooking up chains/cables, he spent a lot of time looking for the phone. We tentatively    made a date for Sunday not to have him miss work. I took a drive out this afternoon as the forecast is for freezing rain and I searched the site with the directions given. I got started and soon sounded a signal and started digging. I needed a plastic shovel as the snow was packed and drifted and we got it. I had the pleasure of meeting Travis`s mom and have never seen a mom so excited to collect the phone found. All in all a good day. I would love to see the look on Travis`s face when he gets his phone (Travis was working and could not be there) Found the phone with Gold Monster 1000 and pinpointer.

Lost White Gold & Diamonds Engagement Ring at Ulua Lagoon Beach Ko Olina… FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This Ring Find began when I got a text from Emily from Ewa Beach last evening who earlier that day lost her Wedding & Engagement Rings at Ulua Lagoon Beach. Her Father In Law shook out a beach chair of the sand and unbeknownst to him the rings were in a cup holder on the chair. They found the Wedding Ring but not the Engagement Ring that was somewhere in the dry sand they hoped. Since it was late and I was going to Ko Olina the next morning we agreed to meet at 7AM. When I arrived Emily and her husband Dan were already on the beach. They showed me the approximate area to search and I fired up the Nox. I started on the high side of the beach and worked towards the water. There were a few coins and a pull tab. I was on the last leg of the grid and looked towards Dan & Emily thinking its not here when I got a strong #9 tone on the Nox. In one scoop I saw Emily’s beautiful ring in the scoop. I looked toward Emily and shook my head Yes and she burst into tears. Dan comforted her of course as she reached into the scoop for her ring. “Dramatic Return!” They both were so very grateful and I said, “Did you have to put me on the final leg of the search to find the ring.” We assumed when the beach chair was shaken to remove the sand the ring must have gotten flung out. No matter the recovery was successful. Aloha to Emily & Dan!

Lost Wedding Band, Dunedin, Fl. …Found!!!

  • from Dunedin (Florida, United States)


Steve Thomas

Dunedin Ring Finder

Lost a ring or other metal valuable in a grassy or sandy area? Jewelry slip off of you while working outside or swimming? Please call me ASAP at (843)995-4719. I offer a free metal detecting service, reward optional but appreciated upon recovery!


Mike was playing football with his son in a nearby park as it was getting dark. As he snapped the ball to his son for a punt, he felt his loose tungsten wedding band fly off of his finger into the grass. Mike and his son searched for a while but they were unable to locate the ring. As Mike is a neighbor of mine and his wife Julie reminded him of the service I provide, he drove his golf cart to my house and told me what happened. We returned to the park and searched for about an hour after dark with no luck. I returned early the next morning and gradually extended the search area but was again unable to locate the band. I had a beach hunt scheduled with a detecting buddy of mine Jim Facinelli later that morning so Jim and I returned to the park early in the afternoon to search for the ring again. After about 45 minutes, I found a ring in the grass but it was a stainless steel spinner ring rather than Mike’s tungsten band. Five minutes later and within 10 feet of the first ring I located the band as Jim was close to detecting it himself!

Mike, thank you for trusting me to find your wedding band and Jim, thank you for your assistance in the search!


Gold Wedding Band Found: Hanauma Bay

  • from Honolulu (Hawaii, United States)

This began with a request from Carol to ask if I could help in finding a matching wedding band.  She had taken off the ring and rolled it up in a towel to keep it safe.  After exiting the water she had forgotten the ring was in the towel and when she grabbed to to dry off the ring went flying.  I asked if she could describe the ring and she informed me that it was an 18K gold band and a mirror image of her husbands.  To further compliment things they were leaving on a plane that evening for the mainland.

Not knowing even the general area when the ring may have landed (water, sand, grass) I began the hunt for the ring.  After 2 weeks of searching what seemed like every square inch of the beach multiple times I still hadn’t found the ring and I was getting frustrated.  Then I tried something new, One place I hadn’t searched too closely was along the metal hurricane fencing at the back of the beach.  I readjusted the settings on my detector to filter the interference  from the metal fence.  After 10 minutes I got a repeatable signal along with the interference from the fence.  I brushed  the sand with my scoop and there 2 inches down was Carol’s ring.  I texted her a picture of the ring and the next day it was on its way to Oregon. 

Wedding Ring Found: Kaimana Beach

  • from Honolulu (Hawaii, United States)

It began late one evening with a text from Michelle to my cell asking if I could help find a ring for her.  I responded to the text about a 1/2 hour later but never heard anything back.  Kaimana Beach is not a large beach but it is in a fairly dense population  zone and gets more than its fair share of detectorists.  So early the next I grabbed my gear and headed to the beach.  I hadn’t heard anything back to my text but figured I would get a response when the sun was up.  Detecting the beach and watching the sun come up I was working the wet/dry sand as stated in the text I received the night before.

I was told the ring was tungsten and not very valuable but it was her husbands wedding ring and had great sentimental value.  After 30 min of so I received a steady repeatable strong signal from the wet sand.  After three solid scoops there bouncing in the scoop was a graphite grey tungsten.  I took a picture of the ring and texted the picture to Michelle.  We set a place and time to meet the morning and I returned the ring.   Michelle tried to offer me a reward but I asked if she was from a military family.  She responded that she was and I refused any reward and thanked her and her family for their service.  Being a veteran myself I know the trials they go through.  They do more than expected and we should all do more to make their job easier.

Lost White Gold and Diamonds Wedding Ring at Kaimana Beach…FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began when I got a text from Talaya who lives in my neighborhood Kaimuki. While hanging out at Kaimana Beach Sunday with her husband and daughter, Talaya took off her ring to apply sunscreen and set it on a beach chair. She got distracted at the beach and didn’t discover her ring missing until later that day while teaching a work out class. While doing a push up and looking at her hand she gasped, “Where’s my ring?” They retraced her steps back to Kaimana Beach and her husband even sifted sand in hopes of finding the ring. Talaya’s friend told her about ring finders and that’s how she found me. My heart sunk when she told me the ring was lost two days ago. Kaimana Beach is a favorite among local detectorists and I feared the ring would have been found already. I told her I’d take a look after my Dentist appointment. When I arrived around 1PM I was able to find parking and thankfully the area Talaya marked out for me on Google maps was more or less void of sunbathers. I told the lifeguard what I was doing and fired up the Nox. The first target was a loud #10 on the Nox and in one scoop their was the glistening diamond ring in the scoop. Talaya told me the ring was Platinum in her text but this ring said 14K but had the Jewel on the inside she mentioned. I texted her a pic of the ring with the word, “Blessed”, and the response was, “Thank you so much. I am crying.” Suddenly my dental pains went away. Aloha to Talaya!

Lost Gold Wedding Band in Pottstown, Pennsylvania…Found

  • from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)

John’s Classic Gold Wedding Band Recovered from his Subaru Outback With the Help of Ring Finder Brian Rudolph

John of Pottstown, Pennsylvania Displaying His Beloved Wedding Band After Found in His Outback!


I received this text message from a guy named John who lived in Pottstown, Pennsylvania:  “Hi, I lost my wedding band in my Subaru Outback. Do you possibly have any suggestions???”

It turned out that John learned about my expertise in finding lost rings in vehicles from an article he read online located on THE RING FINDERS directory. In the particular article that he studied, I had recovered a platinum wedding band for a young lady who lost her ring in a Subaru Outback similar to John’s over a year earlier. She searched for over a year but could never find her beloved keepsake. I was called in and found the band in the craziest place! This article gave John some hope with his own ‘missing ring in a Subaru’ story.

Here’s the rest of the backstory: John was driving down the street and at some point his ring slipped off of his finger. He heard a “ping” sound and that’s when he figured that when he parked his Outback, he would reach down on the carpet and find the “runaway” halo. To John’s surprise, the 14 karat yellow gold classic men’s wedding band was nowhere to be found! He looked everywhere for his ring and after several hours of searching John finally gave up the hunt. He was completely perplexed by the fact that he could not solve the missing gold ring mystery.

This particular wedding band that John had lost in his vehicle was not actually the original ring that was placed on his finger by his wife Victoria many years earlier on their special wedding day. The gentleman shared on the phone with me that the first band was lost in a fire that took place in his kitchen years earlier. The heat from the flames was so intense that John’s ring was burning sear marks into his finger as the gold was scorching hot from the fire. As John was being burned alive, he desperately attempted to slide the sentimental keepsake off of his finger to finally bring some relief to his body. Finally, after several attempts, John was able to push the precious metal away from his tortured human flesh and he eventually found some relief as he continued to fight the flames. Thank goodness John survived the house catastrophe, however John would never recover the original wedding ring from the rubble.

After what happened during that terrible fire in John’s kitchen, John had made a pact with himself that he would not allow for another ring to go MIA ever again. That is what motivated John to go onto Google and search for some possible help from an expert who recovers lost rings in cars and trucks. And that’s when he came across THE RING FINDER’S article that I had typed up a year earlier.

I was so excited when John called me for assistance in trying to help solve the mystery as to where his ring may have ended up. Because my schedule was so packed at the time of John’s call, I told him that I would try to guide him over the phone to help find the ring. If my efforts from afar still led to no avail, I would personally drive up to Pennsylvania and do the ring recovery myself. He was very grateful for any suggestions as to what he could do to try to find his piece of gold.

I spent a great deal of time asking him about what happened when the ring disappeared. I then inquired as to where he checked already and I also asked him if he checked certain key places that were more obvious spots to cover at the get go.

Once the interview was completed, I then took it from there and gave John a list of places to search before I would have to be brought in to conduct my own investigation if all else failed. My top priority was to have John search all around the steering column of his Outback. We knew that the ring never made it outside of the car. That was a fact which was quite encouraging to deduct. The wedding band had to have come to rest somewhere out of sight after it initially hit something plastic (there was nothing made of metal on the dashboard or around the steering column).

I was pretty convinced that the ring may have traveled down on top of the steering column and then slid behind the rubber flange that protects any dust from getting into the dashboard compartment. From there, the ring could have made its way down and around the side of the steering column. Or, it could have still been hanging out up at the top end of the dashboard just waiting to be discovered. I wanted John to carefully probe those key areas before I would make my way up towards Pennsylvania to use my tools and equipment to start my own search for the missing band. Once I gave John his homework assignment, he thanked me for all of the time that I gave him on the phone and the passion that was emitted from within me, hoping that I could help yet another person find their missing ring inside their vehicle.

I am so happy to report that less than an hour later I received a phone call full of utter excitement and elation from John! He went on to share the most exciting testimony that he had found his wedding band in the very section of the vehicle that I had suspected it was lost in – the steering column! He first checked the upper side of the column just behind the rubber flange that I talked to him about earlier. He carefully placed his finger or something narrow just behind the flange to see if the ring made its way back there. Just as John was pushing forward behind that “rubber curtain”, he heard something fall from the top of the column behind the flange. With the hope that he could discover what this loose piece actually was that fell downward, John pulled back some rubber that protected the lower portion of the steering column from dust buildup and out came his beloved gold wedding band! He couldn’t believe it! He was blown away by the incredible results soon after he finished his conversation with me! The nightmare was over! The mystery was solved! John‘s ring returned once again to his left hand’s ring finger! I had been right all along in regards to my theory that perhaps the ring made its way behind the top of the steering column just waiting to be found by its rightful owner!

I could not have been happier for John as we celebrated on the phone and covered any more details regarding his search and successful recovery of his lost wedding band! It brought me so much gratification to be able to help someone who found me through another article about another missing ring in a Subaru outback which I was able to recover for someone else a year earlier! This is why I love THE RING FINDERS directory and why I appreciate its CEO, Chris Turner of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada! He started this directory over 13 years ago and it has become a source of great importance for thousands of people like John who would not have otherwise recovered their lost treasures without the help and assistance from ring finding experts like myself and hundreds of others around the world!

Before we got off the phone, John thanked me several more times and he told me that he would share with many people about THE RING FINDERS! He said he would forever mention to people how I was able to help him recover something that he felt he would never have seen again had it not been for my assistance. I was quite humbled by his words of kindness and it certainly made my night and well into the days that followed!


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Tungsten wedding band found in yard in Reading, PA

  • from Reading (Pennsylvania, United States)

I received a text from Madi asking if I could be a hero and find her husbands wedding ring. He lost it on Christmas day while playing football with his brother at his parents house. Madi and Ryan live in Maryland and would not be able to meet me on the day of the search. They sent me great details on the area they think it came off. They were devastated after not finding it after several hours of searching. I arrived several days later because of my schedule and searched the area for about five minutes before getting a strong hit on my Garrett ATPro. I found the ring deep in the grass which was difficult to see because of the rings unique black and brown color.

I texted Madi and photo and told her i found it. She immediately called me and told me I was their hero. I went to the house to give the ring to Ryan’s mother who did not even realize I had searched for it. She was so excited I found it and would keep it safe until her son comes to visit her again.

How to Find a Lost Gold Ring in Potomac, Maryland

  • from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)

Leo’s Exquisite 18 Karat Gold Cartier “Love Ring” Wedding Band Once Again Shining Like the Sun Above the Earth!

Leo of Potomac, Maryland Excitedly Showing Off His Most Treasured Material Possession Minutes After Metal Detectorist and Member of THE RING FINDERS Brian Rudolph Discovers Leo’s Lost Wedding Band!

Brian Rudolph, Lost Item Recovery Specialist (Land, Water, Sand, Snow, Leaves, Houses & Vehicles) Will Find Your Lost Keepsake! Call ASAP (301) 466-8644!

I received a call from a gentleman named Leo who lived in Potomac, Maryland who was hoping that I could help him find his lost wedding ring. Three days earlier, Leo had a party in the backyard of his lovely home. A bunch of his guy friends came over for drinks and a delicious steak dinner. Sometime in the middle of the night after the party or perhaps early the next morning, Leo realized that his very handsome 18 karat yellow gold Cartier “Love Ring” wedding band was no longer on his finger.

Leo went out back to his swimming pool patio area and looked everywhere for the missing ring. He then searched throughout the grassy lawn but all of his search efforts led to no avail. He then went to the trash bags that contained all of the throwaway items from the party and analyzed every piece of trash with the hope of finding his lost treasure. Still, he could not find his most precious sentimental keepsake.

After many hours of searching with no positive results, Leo searched online for an answer to his problem. The solution came when he found the elite international directory of metal detectorists called THE RING FINDERS. He searched for a detectorist in his area and my name, Brian Rudolph, popped up. That is when he reached out to me and we immediately set up a time for me to come over later that evening.

When I arrived at Leo and Michelle’s most beautiful Potomac, Maryland estate, I could not have been more excited to be a part of solving the mystery of the missing wedding band. Leo met me in the driveway and escorted me out back to show me all of the places where he walked and partied with his friends several evenings prior to my arrival.

As soon as I got completely oriented around the backyard of this grand estate, I immediately returned to my vehicle to retrieve all of the necessary equipment that I would need to use for the search. Leo returned to the inside of his home as I began grid searching the entire front lawn that was located closest to the mansion on the top side of the backyard (there was a lower level section of the backyard where the swimming pool rested and then more lawn behind the pool and patio).

At first, I wondered why I was getting so much interference coming through my metal detector. No matter where I swung the coil in search of the missing ring, I was getting all kinds of strange beeps and static registering on my machine. I still battled through the terrible distraction but eventually I needed to solve the problem with this particular issue. I had Leo come outside to chat with me and at some point I asked him if he had an electric dog fence. He replied by confirming that he actually did have an electric dog fence buried under the entire perimeter of the yard. I greatly thank Jeff Morgan (THE SEATTLE RING HUNTER), a great ring finder who is also a proud member of THE RING FINDER directory who suggested that there could be an electric fence turned on at this estate. I am so grateful for Jeff’s knowledge and professionalism! Once the fence was turned off, all of the interference disappeared! I was back in business! A big shout out to Jeff in Seattle, Washington!

After finishing the entire front lawn that was closest to the house, I was able to conclude that the gold wedding band was not lost in that section of the backyard. I then started detecting around an enclosed section where the garbage cans were placed. There were also garden hoses and other accessories that I needed to move out of the way to make sure the ring did not get lost in that isolated environment.

When I came up empty-handed inside and around the fenced in area where the trash cans were placed, I searched all along another fence line that was closest to the entrance to the backyard leading from the driveway. I also metal detected in and around a pool shower stall that was adjacent to the other fenced in section where the trash cans were hiding within. Again, I came up with nothing.

At this point I believe I had searched for over three hours and I started to get more curious as to why the ring had not appeared at that point. My next mission was to grid search along the right side of the lawn which was to the right of the swimming pool going down on a decline away from the house. I was meticulous with searching for that Cartier wedding band along that right side of the lawn. Therefore, I was confident that I had not missed even a square inch of that part of the property. There was a stone wall that separated the right side of the lawn and the pool patio and so I stayed along that right side and worked up and down the decline. There was also some sports equipment that was laying out on the grass and I metal detected all around that area, as well. Unfortunately, there was still no ring to be found.

At this point, I was getting close to finishing the fourth hour of metal detecting and I was getting concerned that perhaps Leo may have lost his priceless piece of jewelry somewhere in his gorgeous home. The only areas remaining to be searched happened to be a small grassy area that was near the pool, adjacent to the patio closest to the back wall. In addition, I needed to check inside the pool and around the sides where the grass met the concrete slab that surrounded the pool. One thing that I learned long ago as a young ring finder and that was: there is always hope until the search is completely done and finished! Until then, you keep pressing on! And that’s what I did!

I metal detected all around the perimeter of the pool without positive results. I scanned with my eyes all around the inside of the pool, hoping that perhaps the yellow gold had somehow rolled from the patio into the heated water. Again, my efforts lead to no avail. I just could not figure out what could have happened to this poor ring!

The Very End of the Stone Wall Where Rudolph Was Finishing Up the Four-Plus Hours of Searching

The Rim of Rudolph’s Metal Detector Coil Picks Up a Faint Choppy Signal Right at the Bottom Where the Stone Met the Grass

Just after detecting the edge of the lawn that met up with the pool’s concrete slab, I made my way over to the grassy area that was closest to the patio stone wall where I had been detecting the right side of the lawn earlier. I was now coming to a complete circle in my search efforts and it was looking like I was going to have to call it quits moments later. However, then something wonderful happened! Just as I was finishing one of my last swings with the detector right along the end of the stone wall that separated the side yard from the pool patio, my detector gave me a signal worth looking into. It was faint and choppy but it still got me curious. Just as I was kneeling down to get a better look at what the edge of my machine’s coil was faintly picking up, my eyes locked in on something shiny, resembling a yellow gold color that was wedged down in the ground between the outer edge of the stone wall and where the grass began. With my headlamp blazing above me, I focused in on that very spot and lo and behold, there it was! Leo’s Cartier “love ring” wedding band! It had slid off of its owners finger sometime during the party and made its way into a crevice that was located between the far end of the stone wall and the luscious grassy lawn! I found the ring! At the very last second or so of my long four-plus hours of searching, I was able to recover Leo’s precious keepsake! I could not have been happier for Leo! When I finally revealed the good news with my client, I showed him where I found the ring and he could not believe it! Of all places! The ring took off in a certain direction as it traveled airborne off of Leo’s finger and it just happened to end up in that very crevice – that little space where the eye would not have been able to naturally lock-in on that place where it was hiding! Leo was so blown away by my find and was finally relieved knowing that his precious ring had returned to his finger once more! He could not have been any more grateful for my diligence and long-suffering!

Notice the Wedding Band Wedged in the Crevice Just Between the Stone and Grass

Notice How Close the Stone Wall was Positioned to the Patio Where Leo and His Friends Were Partying the Night of the Missing Ring!

While Leo and I began to celebrate the great discovery, we could hear one of the mansion’s windows open up on the top level and Leo’s wife Michelle let out the most excited cheer for what I was able to accomplish that evening! She was so happy and most grateful for my work! The two of them were so very kind with their words and generosity, as well! I kept telling them how honored I was to have been called in to try to solve this mystery!

After saying our goodbyes, I drove back down the estate’s driveway and onto the street. As I looked back at that beautiful home, it brought so much joy to my heart as I thought about how I successfully helped birth two new smiles for the couple that I had just said goodbye to, knowing that such a special ring was returned to Leo’s finger! I truly love what I do and I absolutely love the people I do it for! What a night that was!

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