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Yard waste treasure

  • from Yakima (Washington, United States)
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It was a cold snowy day in February 2022 when I was asked to search for a Lost Ring following some landscaping and pruning. The 2 Hour Dr. was snowy and it was cold outside when I arrived, but the snow had stopped. After meeting this nice couple and hearing their story, I first search briefly where he had been doing some pruning and piling the trimmings. Next, I asked to see where he had placed all of the prunings which happened to be in a large rubbish can in a shed. I slowly pulled out the material and scanned it first visually and was able to find the ring amongst the trimmings , needless to say all were happy and a very nice reward was received for the hunt. I was very pleased to be able to help reunite this Ring and its story with the owners.

Ring lost at Mission Bay found

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

Sydney along with her family and friends were visiting here in town. They were having a beach party on Mission Bay to celebrate a friend’s upcoming wedding. Sydney went out into the bay, and when she returned to the sand, shook the water off her hands, and discovered in horror that her engagement ring was also flung off her finger and into the dry sand. Everyone tried to help “finger rake” through the sand to recover the ring, but, no luck. A friend of their’s found TheRingFinders.com and my contact info. I dropped what I was doing, gathered my gear and my wife and headed down to the bay to help. After finding parking a bit away, we walked to the bay boardwalk and beach. Looking down the beach, we could see a white canopy and many people gathered. That looks like the place and it was confirmed after a short text to Sydney. After introductions and the story on how and where the ring was lost, I started my grid of about a 15′ X 15′ box they scraped into the sand and felt was the likely search area. I started at one edge and on the first pass came up with 3 crusty zinc cents, return pass produced just a token and then on the third pass, the sound I was waiting for, a nice engagement ring in the scoop. Cheers all around and a nice hug for me!  A pleasure to meet you all and thank you for the reward.

Multiple Pieces of Stolen Jewelry…Recovered!!!

  • from Walnut Creek (California, United States)

The Bay Area Ring Finders Brendon Chapman… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP     925-580-2590

The story behind this recovery in some ways is very similar to that which I perform on a somewhat routine basis.  However, In some ways this was much different and took much more patience and thought.

At a little past 11am on the 10th of May, I was out metal detecting with my soon to be 5 year old son.  We had just pulled out our machines a Vanquish 540 (my sons) and my equinox to start a little park hunt.  He had dug his first target, a rusty nail.  I was just about to put my headphones on when I received a text message and then, a voice message.  It was a call for help stating that the previous Saturday there had been a home invasion where the thief took jewelry and ran, dropping the jewelry as the alarm went off.  They had recovered some of the jewelry from their yard but requested that I come help to locate any and all of the fallen jewelry I could.  And with that, we packed up our gear and headed 30 minutes south to assist.

In was now midday and getting warm when we arrived at the residence, a large and beautiful home on a hillside.  The owners met with us and thanked us for such a quick response.  They showed us the rear full height window that had been smashed and where some of the stolen jewelry had been recovered leading to the fence in the back of the large backyard.  The task was to search the opposing side of the fence which was a large parcel of open space on a hillside.  I was not sure if it had been a blessing or a curse, but only a day or two prior the city had mowed a 50 foot swath of defensible space  right up to the fence line.  The search was now on!

It did not take long to get my first hit, a silver cuff-link, and my next, a gold cuff-link.  And then, a very colorful sandal pendant with multiple gemstones. Most of the pieces were being recovered at the corner of the property line which was likely to be the location the thief jumped the fence.  I called this my “anchor point”.  7 pieces of jewelry were recovered from this area.  I searched the area until no other pieces or targets (there was a lot of trash there too) could be found.  I then established a grid and worked outward from my anchor.  Prior to the search the homeowner  had mentioned a gold bangle bracelet encrusted with gemstones that had been visible prior to the weed abatement operation.  As I spread out and expanded my grid, that was the next piece I recovered buried in the recently mowed weeds.  It was slightly damaged and quite a bit away from the spot it had been previously seen.  My guess was it had fallen prey to the mower, but I used a landscaping flag to mark the location it had been found and retrieved the beautiful piece.

All of this happened within the first 30 minutes of our busy search, and then… nothing!!!  The next 30 minutes of grid search only revealed trash and not much of that either.  And then, bang!!! A beautiful yellow gold and diamond encrusted earring.  A sight for sore eyes and our first new lead in the direction that the thief may have went.  Again, the piece was marked with a flag and recovered.

For the next hour, I worked the grid, expanded the grid, worked the grid, expanded the grid, but no new pieces could be located and the trail had gone cold.  It was now two hours of searching in the fully exposed sun with no new direction and seemingly acres of open space covered in tall dry grass.  The operation was shut down.

In all, we managed to recover and flag 9 pieces of jewelry, some of which were sure to be very valuable.  The beautiful bangle bracelet turned out to be very sentimental, a wedding gift from the brides mother-in-law on her wedding day and was the highlight of our operation.  Our client seemed to be very thankful for our efforts and we had indeed MADE THE RECOVERY!!!

8 of 9 Pieces recovered from the thief’s escape route.

The beautiful gold bangle bracelet with gemstones.

1 of 9 pieces recovered from the open space field.

The last and furthest piece located!

All smiles for a great recovery!

The Bay Area Ring Finders Brendon Chapman… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP     925-580-2590

Wedding Ring Recovered

  • from Harrisburg (Pennsylvania, United States)

 

I received a call regarding a lost wedding ring that occurred while playing volleyball. The problem was that the volleyball court was mobile, encompassing the area of nearly a football field. Worse, I was directed to where it was thought they had been playing. It was not in that area but it was found!

 

The owner was very happy as seen in the photo.

Lost White Gold Diamond Engagement Band in Newark, OH. “FOUND”

  • from Newark (Ohio, United States)
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I received a call about a lost engagement ring. The ring was toss out the car window while driving down the road by one of the kids. The next day, I was able to perform a search along the side of the road where the ring was toss, I search and search and finally the ring was found hiding in the grass. He is very happy to have the ring returned to him.

Lost White Gold Diamond Engagement Band in Newark, OH. “FOUND”

Lost White Gold Diamond Engagement Band in Newark, OH. “FOUND”

Lost White Gold Diamond Engagement Band in Newark, OH. “FOUND”

Gold Diamond Earring found in Naperville, Illinois

  • from Chicago (Illinois, United States)
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Received a call from a woman in Naperville, Illinois Her mother lost her 18K gold diamond earring in their yard. The daughter said her mom could not sleep the night before Anytime I get called out for an earring, I normally plan on a full day searching for it. I was plesantly surprised when I hit this one in about 10 minutes. A very quick and uneventful search except for the fact I have never searched a yard so void of targets, Normally yards are full of iron and various scrap metals, Probably the reason I hit it so quickly on my second signal. END RESULT – HAPPY ENDING

Lost Diamond Earring found in Naperville, Ill

Platinum Wedding Band Flies Off Guy’s Finger After Barbecue…Found in Essex, Maryland by Ring Finder

  • from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)

George’s platinum wedding band of 20 years – found by professional ring finder, Brian Rudolph in Essex, Maryland

A very happy George points at his irreplaceable wedding ring which he was previously worried that he would never see again until THE RING HERO, Brian Rudolph, came to the rescue!

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

George threw away some barbecue coals at his mother’s home after a lovely afternoon cookout. While releasing the cold embers from his left hand, George’s platinum wedding band was presumed to have come off of his finger. At some point he looked down and realized the ring was no longer on his hand. George was devastated and began to look everywhere for his missing band.

After spending over 4 hours searching for the special keepsake (metal detecting, raking and weeding the area in question), George had enough. He decided to look online for a better solution to his problem and he finally did find his answer…THE RING FINDERS – an elite international directory of metal detectorists who are skilled in finding lost rings.

George reached out to me and I met up with him the very next morning. I greeted my client and his wife Stephanie who also was really disappointed about the loss of the ring. We also had a very special guest appearance who planned to make it out to this north Baltimore search site to watch “the show” – that celebrity happened to be THE RING FINDER’S CEO, Chris Turner himself! I was honored to have him come out and observe the search and recovery operation. It meant a lot to have Chris’ presence because he was and still is one of my top metal detecting and ring finding heroes! I started watching Chris’ ring finding videos over a half a decade ago!

George showed Chris and I a large patch of dead grass where my client had been searching for his 20 year old wedding band. He was afraid that maybe the ring ended up traveling further down the embankment and into the pond nearby. I decided to start scanning the grass up at the top of the slope and then work my way down the decline. I did this because many clients think the ring had ended up in front of them or off to one side. Yet, in reality, rings might end up coming off the person’s finger and landing somewhere behind the individual. And that is exactly what happened! I found George’s handsome wedding band just a few feet to the right and behind where my client had initially thrown the charcoal!

The couple was so happy to see George’s wedding band back on his finger! I cannot express enough with words just how wonderful it was to help such a nice guy get his ring found and also to successfully recover the ring while THE RING KING himself – Chris Turner, was there to witness the find and the fun reveal! What a special morning that was for all of us!

SUBSCRIBE TO BRIAN’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO VIEW THIS SEARCH VIDEO!

To receive a NOTIFICATION letting you know when the video is uploaded to YOUTUBE: go to YOUTUBE by CLICKING THE LINK BELOW or OPEN your YOUTUBE APP on your device, go to the SEARCH BAR, type: THE RING HERO, click SUBSCRIBE and lastly, CLICK ON THE “BELL” to receive NOTIFICATIONS when this latest search video is available to view! 

BRIAN’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL LINK: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmcn09QqWhHrj-7SGqlUBJQ

CALL BRIAN RUDOLPH WITH THE RING FINDERS AT (301) 466-8644!

VISIT THE RING FINDER’S WEBSITE TO READ MORE OF BRIAN’S SUCCESSFUL SEARCH STORIES at:

TheRingFinders.com/Brian.Rudolph/

HE WILL RETURN TO YOU WHAT HAS BEEN LOST!

VISIT BRIAN’S BUSINESS WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL SERVICES, STORIES AND INFORMATION AT: www.MetalDetectingAdventures.net

Guy’s Lost Wedding Band Found Near Flower Bed by Ring Finder in Rockville, Maryland

  • from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)

AJ’s 14 karat white gold wedding band found by professional metal detectorist Brian Rudolph in Rockville, Maryland

AJ’s mother, Maureen, holds up her son’s 14 karat white gold wedding band with a sigh of relief after ring finder recovers it in the grass along the right side of the house

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

AJ had been married for only 3 years when he lost his 14 karat white gold wedding band at his parent’s house in Rockville, Maryland. While visiting his childhood property, he decided to help his folks with was some gardening around the property. By the end of the day, the young man realized that his irreplaceable keepsake was no longer on his finger.

AJ and his wife Jackie searched the flower beds and even in the grass where he was cutting some wood earlier in the day. Unfortunately, all of their efforts to recover the very ring that was put on his finger by Jackie on their very special wedding day led to no avail.

After the couple left the Maryland area to return to their home in Connecticut, AJ’s mother, Maureen, went online to see if she could find a professional metal detectorist who might be able to recover her son’s wedding band. The woman found the elite international directory of metal detectorists called THE RING FINDERS. Shortly thereafter I received a call from the concerned mother and we reviewed the story of the missing ring in full detail.

When I arrived at the Rockville, Maryland home on that very rainy and miserable day, Maureen took me around the parameter of the property and showed me all the places where her son AJ had been working. Then, I gathered up all of my metal detecting gear out of my vehicle and soon started scanning the grass as well as the flower beds for the 14 karat white gold ring.

I am delighted to share that after searching almost every square inch of potential space where AJ had been cutting wood and gardening, I hit a fantastic target signal coming from within the grass, on the right side of the house, less than a foot away from one of the garden beds. I knelt down, and there between the blades of grass I saw AJ’s very handsome symbol of love shining back at me! I was thrilled for the young man and his wife, as well as for my client Maureen who felt kind of guilty that her son lost his ring while trying to do a nice thing for his mother by doing tasks around the property.

As soon as I discovered the lost jewel, I shared my success with Maureen that the search was finally over! Then, the two of us contacted AJ to surprise him with the wonderful news that the ring had been recovered! He was beyond thrilled!

I left the Rockville residence feeling extremely fulfilled within me that I had yet again helped preserve very special memories that were connected with another priceless wedding ring!

SUBSCRIBE TO BRIAN’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO VIEW THIS SEARCH VIDEO!

To receive a NOTIFICATION letting you know when the video is uploaded to YOUTUBE: go to YOUTUBE by CLICKING THE LINK BELOW or OPEN your YOUTUBE APP on your device, go to the SEARCH BAR, type: THE RING HERO, click SUBSCRIBE and lastly, CLICK ON THE “BELL” to receive NOTIFICATIONS when this latest search video is available to view! 

BRIAN’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL LINK: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmcn09QqWhHrj-7SGqlUBJQ

CALL BRIAN RUDOLPH WITH THE RING FINDERS AT (301) 466-8644!

VISIT THE RING FINDER’S WEBSITE TO READ MORE OF BRIAN’S SUCCESSFUL SEARCH STORIES at:

TheRingFinders.com/Brian.Rudolph/

HE WILL RETURN TO YOU WHAT HAS BEEN LOST!

VISIT BRIAN’S BUSINESS WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL SERVICES, STORIES AND INFORMATION AT: www.MetalDetectingAdventures.net

Championship Ring Lost In The Old Orchard Beach, Maine Water Found With A Metal Detector

  • from Old Orchard Beach (Maine, United States)

On Saturday May, 11th, I started receiving multiple notifications, from Facebook, for my The Ring Finders of Maine page, an Emergency Metal Detecting Service. People had seen a Facebook post about a lost ring, on the beach, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Four or five people had commented on the post, to contact me, to search for the ring.

I then saw a message, from Nicole, stating,

“Hello! My daughter just informed me that she lost her Championship Ring, in OOB, today. She didn’t want to tell me sooner, because she was embarrassed, by it. I was told to reach out to you.”

The message came in at 5:49pm. I immediately replied with

“Hi, glad to help. It’s a very large beach, does she know which area?”

Nicole then sent me a photo of the Cheerleading Championship Ring and a photo of the area, her daughter had been in, earlier, in the day, with some of her friends. Nicole also told me that her daughter, Alyssa,  said she was on the right side of the pier, when facing the water. I could tell, from the photo that she had been in front of Palace Playland, an amusement park. She then sent me a video of two boys, running down and jumping into the water, for greater clarity and direction , on where her daughter and friends, had been, on the beach.

Alyssa lives in Sanford, Maine, about 25 miles from Old Orchard Beach. She and her friends had stopped in OOB, on their way to a cheerleading competition, in South Portland, where her team was competing, in another Championship competition, this very night. Alyssa is a member of Port City Athletics and competes in their All Star Cheerleading group. Alyssa would not be able to perform, this night, due to an injury to her knee, which will require surgery. Alyssa was very upset about losing the ring, thinking it would bring bad luck to her teammates, that night.

I then asked Nicole if her daughter, had also gone in the water. Yes she had. I then sent a photo to Nicole, showing the beach and asked, which section of the beach she was in? I had broken the beach up into 4 different colored quadrants and Nichole’s daughter said section #3, was where they were laying on the beach. From the photo and video sent to me, I’m thinking it was quadrant #4, not section #3. I then asked if someone could meet me there and pinpoint the area, her daughter had frequented the most. Nicole and her daughter agreed to meet me there and I told her that I would load my equipment up and be there in approximately 30 minutes, at 6:30pm.

I arrived at 6:30pm and Nicole hadn’t arrived yet. I decided to start a horizontal grid search, of the dry sand, in quadrant #4. I had been searching, with my metal detector, for maybe 15 minutes, when everyone arrived. I asked Alyssa, if I was in the general area. Yes and she showed me some of the holes that she had dug, just about 15 feet from where I was.

I continued the search and was finding nothing, but a vape pen, bottle cap and a few rusty nails. While I was searching, Nicole, Alyssa, her father and her friend, were performing a visual search, mostly down in the wet sand, near the water. Nothing was found by them. After I had been searching for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Nicole and the rest of them had to leave. I told Nicole, I would search for another 1/2 hour or so, as it was getting dark and I was getting closer to the water. I continued grid searching, the wet slope of the beach, down to the water area. If I didn’t find it, I would be back, in the morning, for low tide and search the wet sand, that was now underwater. As I was making my way down the slope, I was finding nothing at all. I was approximately 1/2 to 3/4 of the way, down the slope, when I received my 1st and only Non-Ferrous target. It was ringing up a 12-04, on my CTX-3030 and the screen was telling me about 4 inches deep. I dug a couple times and the target was still in the hole. I dug a 3rd time, and as the saying goes, 3rd times a charm. I pushed some sand aside and I saw Alyssa’s Cheerleading Championship Ring. A big smile, broke out, on my face. Now getting dark and approximately 2 hours of searching, has resulted in more smiles, for my “Book of Smiles”. A good day.

I then messaged Nicole and told her I had just found Alyssa’s ring, along with a photo. Nicole replied,

“OMG, Thank you so much. That’s insane. I will message you tomorrow and we can grab it! Thank you sooo much.”

Sunday, Mother’s Day became to hectic and I received the following message from Nicole

“Thank you Dennis!  Mother’s Day was a bit crazy and I ended up with a sick bunny and cheerleading watching!

Finding the ring ended up being good luck as her team WON another ring yesterday!!!  ( she’s superstitious and though losing it would hurt them) She has an injury that wouldn’t let her compete but she’s excited for them!

We can pick it up on Wednesday evening if possible???

Thank you again!!!”

We all met up on Wednesday , May 15 and I returned the ring to Alyssa. Just a few days earlier. Alyssa was upset and crying, about losing her Championship Ring. She also thought she would bring her team bad luck, because she had lost last year’s Championship Ring and her team was competing for another Championship,on Saturday night, the same day she lost her ring. Well, no bad omens here! Her team WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP AGAIN, incredible. Congratulations to all the cheerleaders, once again. Well done!!!

Alyssa is having the surgery on her knee, tomorrow, Thursday, May 16th. Prayers and well wishes go out to Alyssa. 🙏🙏🙏

Every ring, truly has a story behind it and what a great story this ring has. I absolutely love helping people like Nicole and Alyssa.

 

43 Year Old Wedding Band lost Strathcona Neighborhood: Edmonton Alberta.

  • from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
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Annie called me this morning requesting my service to locate her husband’s wedding ring of 43 years. She told me that she was out in the garden with her husband cleaning up and that he gave Annie his ring for safe keeping while he was gardening.

At the end of the day Annie went to give the ring back to him and unfortunately the ring was missing. They searched her flower beds and the lawn for a few hours with no luck at all.

They checked on line and found The Ring Finder directory and called me the rest is history.

Thank you,

Annie and Tony.