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Lost Wedding Ring “The Woodlands, Texas” found by John Volek (The Ring Finders – Houston)

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

Lost Wedding Ring “The Woodlands, Texas” found by John Volek (The Ring Finders – Houston)

I was contacted Allan ad Lisa from The Woodlands, they indicated they need help finding Lisa’s Wedding Ring that was lost last night in their backyard. Allan reported, Lisa had been in their backyard last night throwing some food to the deer and other small animals that live behind their home, Alan said, it was while Lisa was throwing the food she had the misfortune of losing her ring. Alan said while Lisa was throwing the food her ring slipped off her finger and flew over the fence into the easement between their home and the woods.

Alan said they spent a great deal of time that evening looking for her ring and were unsuccessful at finding it. Alan said they continued their search into the evening using flashlights in a hope of spotting the shiny ring…they had no luck. Alan said that night he did a Google search and found Houston Metal Detecting Services-The Ring Finders Houston, and placed the call!

After discussing the details with Alan, arrangements were made to search for the ring the following morning… The recovery was a success, leaving both Alan and Lisa with smiles on their faces!

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The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service-Houston

Lost Something Important? We can HELP!

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service in Houston can locate you lost engagement ring, wedding ring, favorite piece of jewelry, family heirloom, or other important personal item.

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks, and even your own back yard.

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Ring lost while brushing snow from windshield, West Omaha, Nebraska

from Omaha (Nebraska, United States)
Contact: 1-402-800-8510

Ahhhh, nothing more vitalizing then fresh fallen snow, until you lose your wedding ring in it.  This ring was lost while clearing snow from a car without gloves.  The combination of cold wet fingers and a little shake was all it took to send it flying.  I assured the owner, that we (Rachel and I) would find her ring and it shouldn’t take us very long.   Shouldn’t was the key work there.

Once we got there, she showed us where her car was parked and went over how it lost.  We started searching, after about 30 minutes, I was a bit puzzled.   We went over the scenario again, the car hadn’t moved and the parking lot hadn’t been plowed. We scanned the most likely area two or three times and now it was time to start looking in the not so obvious places.  While looking under the car parked next to hers, I asked “was this car parked here when you lost your ring.”

She said “No” and pointed to a car a couple spots down.  I walked over to it and started looking at it for places where a ring might end up, when all of a sudden I heard a shriek.  I looked at her and all she could do was point.

Stuck between the back window and trunk was her ring.  Not only did it end up on another car, it also took a trip around town on a few errands.

Lesson learned – Never rule out anything.

Search time: 45 minutes.

Lost engagement ring, Kissimmee, Fl…..Found and Returned!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

Larry called me from their vacation apartment down by the Disney area and asked if I could help him and his wife, Danielle, find her lost diamond engagement ring. Apparently they were out late the night before and while walking back to their room, Danielle had taken all her jewelry off and handed everything to Larry. After entering the apartment Larry put all the jewelry on the dining table and they then retired for the night. The next morning they got up later than normal and eventually Danielle went to collect her jewelry and to her horror, she could not find her diamond engagement ring! They immediately retraced their steps from the previous night and by this time it was around 12:00 noon. They looked for a couple of hours and that is what led them to contact me, thru theringfinders.

I packed up my gear and an hour and a half later met Larry and Danielle and began my sidewalk and bushes search. For the next three and a half hours I scoured the bushes with my metal detector and probed my pro pointer into every nook and cranny and no ring! It was just nowhere to be found. As I put my detector away I tried to console Larry and I encouraged him to make up some posters and put them on the palm trees along the area where they had walked. We said our goodbyes and I headed for home and I must admit I was a bit discouraged not being able to find Danielle’s ring.

A couple of days later I was looking on line and thought I would check out “Craigslist Orlando” and see if anything was posted in the “lost and found” section. As I scrolled down I noticed a post labeled “Found engagement ring, Kissimmee” posted on the same day I was called by Larry and my heart skipped a beat! Could it be?? I fired a text to Larry and directed him to the post and in my heart I was praying this would be the miracle they needed. (You see, Larry and Danielle originally had a small zirconium in her ring and just recently had it replaced with a rather beautiful, large diamond and they had applied for insurance on the ring but the paper work was not yet completed.) Apparently the person who made the post had actually found Danielle’s ring in the early morning as they were heading to Universal Studios and she kept it safe all day. On her return to their apartment that night she saw a security guard and turned the ring over to him, trusting that he would take it to the proper “Lost and Found” at the resort main office. Larry called the main office over the next 3 days and each time he was told that no ring fitting that description had been turned in. Sadly Larry and Danielle had to return home to Pennsylvania but he continued to call. The frustrating thing was knowing that the ring had been turned over to “trusting hands” and then not being able to locate it. Finally Larry suggested that the “authorities” be informed and “Bingo!!!” The lost and found people called a half hour later to say they had located Danielle’s ring and she could pick it up. I offered to pick it up and mail it to them but Danielle insisted in flying to Orlando and picking it up in person. The following Saturday we met Danielle and had the pleasure of seeing the sheer joy on Danielle’s face and to experience an amazing moment in her life. It truly was an honor to meet Larry and Danielle and to have a part in helping them get their ring back!

Lost your ring? Call, text or e-mail ASAP! Mike McInroe…..grateful to be a member of theringfinders.com

Lost gold Harley ring, Longwood, Fl……Found and Returned!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

Ron was just finishing up eating his sandwich when he bit into a piece of gristle. As he turned to throw it out across the back of his truck and into the bushes he felt his ring go flying off along with the piece of gristle. He even heard his ring ping off the edge of the truck bed but he was not able to actually see which direction it went. Ron figured the ring must have gone quite a distance because of the force he used when he threw the small piece of gristle. When I arrived I asked Ron to show me where the “fling of the ring” took place and from there I was able to get a good idea as to what sort of search I was in for. Looking for a lost article, and especially a lost ring, gets me excited and is a real challenge that I thoroughly enjoy. And I could tell that Ron was very anxious for me to find his lost ring so I set about searching out into the neighbors yard and worked my way towards where the truck had been parked. There were various types of shrubs and ornamental bushes and a low thick form of ground cover. A perfect place for a ring to hide. About 20 minutes into the search I got a smooth steady tone that pinpointed easily with a depth of two inches in the ivy ground cover. Ron’s lost ring was found and it was a beauty! Thanks Ron for calling me and allowing me to be the one to locate your lost ring. A visit to the jeweler will help keep that ring on your finger my friend!
Lost your ring? Call ASAP! Mike McInroe….always thankful to be a member of theringfinders.com

Lost wedding ring, Windermere, Fl……Found and Returned!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

Dr. Greg emailed me on Saturday afternoon to see if I was available to help him find his lost wedding ring in his back yard. So we made arrangements to meet the next day to conduct a thorough search. Upon arriving I was told that the family had searched for three days with a low end metal detector. Gregg and his wife have been married for 25 years and a couple of their children were letting me know that I really needed to find their father’s lost ring, so that they, (the parents) could continue to be married again. Cute, hey? Apparently one of the boys had gotten a small drone stuck in one of the large oak trees and Greg was using a soccer ball to try and knock the drone free of the branches. He was throwing the ball straight up with force, using a two handed under throw and after a couple of throws he suddenly felt his ring go flying. Thankfully I had a test ring with a small piece of brightly colored ribbon attached to it and I asked Greg to do a couple of test throws. This gave us a good indication of the direction I needed to begin my search. It wasn’t long until I got a great shallow signal in the thick grass and sure enough there was Greg’s lost wedding ring. (I was using my Whites DFX metal detector in the Prospecting Mode, as there was allot of electrical interference and the usual Coin and Jewelry Mode was way to noisy.) It was a real pleasure to help Greg and his family and I hope he is able to get the ring resized so as not to loose it again!
Lost your ring? How can I help? Call, text or email me ASAP!
Mike McInroe….honored to be a member of theringfinders.com

Lost Gold Wedding Band Recovered in Redwood Park after Fifteen Months in East Bay Regional Parks District

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-415-895-0334

15 months after losing her partner’s wedding band on a camping trip, I returned with Kathy to search their last campsite in the East Bay hills. I was skeptical of our chances of locating her ring in a public place after more than a year. But Kathy was not giving up on locating her lost, late wife’s, wedding band.

Kathy had heard about The Ring Finders from her son, who read about our work in a recent article in Atlantic Magazine. With hope and optimism, she decided to give us a try.

She took me to a beautiful redwood grove and showed me where they had made a fire, and where they pitched their tents.  I set up shop by the fire ring and began a slow outward spiral grid search from the pit. On my 5th rotation, about 20 feet from the fire pit, underneath the deep redwood pine straw, under an inch of dirt, was her tiny gold band.

Kathy with her recovered wedding band.

Astonishing simple and beautiful design, detecting it, and first seeing it in the dirt, was a magical experience.

15 months later.  A priceless keepsake returned.  Never give up.

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SF Bay Area RingFinders Contact: Marshall Smith – Text or call: 415-895-0334

Metal Detectorist serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area from sunny San Mateo, CA

 

 

Captiva / Sanibel Island — Engagement Ring Lost 30 Minutes after Proposal — Found and Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

 


Thirty minutes after saying “yes” to a marriage proposal, Kim lost her engagement ring while trying to take a photo of the beautiful diamond ring.  In the process of trying to get the perfect picture, the ring fell into the beach sand below at the water’s edge.   The newly engaged couple as well as several on-lookers searched frantically for the lost ring—with no success.  That’s when Kim decided to search the internet on “how to find a lost ring” and she came across our contact information.

My wife and I arrived at the location over four hours after the ring had initially been lost.  The tide was rising and the wave action had increased a lot in that time.  We knew that with every passing minute, the ring could get buried under the soft sand quickly.

We got right to work going in opposite directions with our detectors staying within the search area the couple thought the ring was lost in.  Not long after our search began, my wife heard a faint / sketchy deep signal on her metal detector.  Finally after three or four attempts to retrieve the target, the ring appeared in her scoop and was quickly back on Kim’s finger.

This is one marriage proposal this couple will never forget and will be talking about for years to come!

 

Ring lost in snow, Onondaga Hill, Syracuse New York – FOUND

from Syracuse (New York, United States)
Contact: 1-315-652-6996

Sunday March 3, 2019 while my wife and myself are enjoying an afternoon with friends playing cards and a late lunch, my phone “dings”.  Upon checking my phone I see that I have gotten an e-mail that there is a ring lost in the snow up on Onondaga Hill, just southwest of Syracuse.  I make the return phone call to get the information, then excuse ourselves from the party and depart for home to collect my equipment.

 

Upon arriving at the client’s home I ask him if it’s OK to film the recovery and find out that because on the nature of his job he prefers that he is not filmed or identified. Therefore I will call him “Sam” and his wife “Sally”

 

It seems that two days earlier Sam and Sally had a little dispute and in the heat of the moment Sam took Sally’s wedding band, walked out in front of the garage and throws the wedding band over a 15’ tree in their front yard, across the road, and into his neighbor’s front yard. Now this is not the first time that a couple has had a dispute. Heck, my wife and I have had many disputes over our 57 years of marriage. But just as Sam let go of the ring all of his frustrations left him, so he tries to follow the ring as it flew through the air to see where it landed.  Now realize that the tree, although there are no leaves on it, is blocking his view and there is about 8 inches of snow on the ground up here on Onondaga Hill.

 

Sam, his frustrations now all gone, goes to a local sporting goods store, purchases a metal detector, and spent most of the next day, Saturday, looking for the ring in his neighbors yard with no luck.  So to paraphrase a movie saying, “Who you going to call”, The Ring Finders.

 

I arrive at Sam and Sally’s home and do the interview.  One of the first things that I do when I’m asked to find a ring is try to duplicate what happened, so I take out my test ring which has a long piece of red yarn on it, and have Sam duplicate the throw of his wife’s ring.  The test ring lands just across the road into the snow pile that the snowplows makes along the side of the road. Because the yarn on the test ring creates some drag, and the fact that Sam’s frustration cannot be duplicated, I know that Sally’s ring is located further, but most times in that direction. So I take out my metal detector, pin-pointer, grid marking cones, and start the search. I set up my grid starting where the test ring landed and expand the search as I work away from that spot.  About 1/2 hour later after getting “hits” that are just buried trash, aluminum foil etc., I’m well into the neighbor’s yard when I get that solid hit that sounds like it might be her ring.  I take out my pin-pointer, work it into the 8 inches of snow and there is her ring.  Success!, another ring is returned back to the finger where it belongs.  I looked from where the ring was found, back to where Sam was standing when he threw it, a 130’ throw. A very long throw with a very light, small ring.   Boy, Sam was really frustrated.

 

Sally’s ring now has some more history to it that she can tell her grandchildren.

 

Sam, box up that metal detector and return it to the store, then take your wife out to a very nice dinner and remember. A ring is a circle, there is no beginning, no ending, but when it is on a finger there is a high spot and a low spot.  All this happened at a low spot but things now are going to a higher spot in your marriage. And thank you again for the finders fee.

Lost ring while playing football, Springfield, Ill…..found and returned!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

While visiting with good friends in Springfield, Illinois, I mentioned that I had my metal detector in the car and would be willing to look for anything they might have lost in their yard over the years. They remembered one special ring that was lost 15 years ago during a touch football game. Apparently the youth group from their church would come out and play games, have bonfires and spend the evening on the farm. Our friends kids always enjoyed playing games and their son, Kurt in particular, would set up a small area to play football. The youth group leaders would join the kids as they played and on that fateful day, Crista, felt her rings fly off of her hand as she went to catch the football. Everyone immediately stopped playing and they began searching for her two lost rings in the thick grass. Moments later one of the teens found her engagement ring but the small gold wedding ring was no where to be found. This particular ring was a family heirloom that was handed down to Crista from her grandmother. The lost ring was never found and they gave up hope of ever seeing it again. Over the years the ring slowly sank into the thick grass and damp soil but being made of gold, it never tarnished or corroded. Fifteen years later I was given the opportunity to search for this long lost ring. I set up 4 corner flags and started my grid search pattern. Being as the ring was rather thin, I figured I needed to dig every signal that sounded even close to what a small gold ring would sound like. Three hours later I dug a quiet repeatable signal and there in my pile of dirt I say the glint of gold! And sure enough it was Crista’s lost ring!
Many times lost rings remain very close to where they were originally lost. Maybe you know of a lost ring that was never found. Give me a call and we can discuss the possibilities of doing a search. Never hurts to ask!
Mike McInroe….always ready to help!

Lost Keys in the snow north Spokane, Found !!!

from Spokane (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-509-263-8995

Normally, the one who loses an item, finds a Ring Finder to help. However, today Thomas and his son Benjamin decided to place a Craigslist ad stating the need for a person with a metal detector to find some lost keys. This being a very cold, but sunny Sunday I was watching TV and checking out Craigslist. Finding and reading Thomas and Benjamin’s post about their lost keys, almost made me feel like Batman would have when the bat signal was shown in the sky. So after a quick phone interaction and finding the address on google maps, I was at Thomas’s house swinging my Whites detector in over two feet of snow. Keys can be a hard item to pick up with the normal settings, so I opened up my V3I to accept all metal. The front yard had only a few targets buried deep past the snow and in the lawn and not one was the set of keys. Then Thomas told me two other locations to search. The side yard gave up a few really large targets but no keys, so then we went back by the garage. Suddenly, low and behold, the keys gave me a sound. After giving a quick kick at the snow I said here they are. Benjamin came over with a grin of disbelief and plucked out his keys that he lost over three weeks ago. For Thomas without having his sight he was only able to hold and feel the cold wet metal of the keys. However, this didn’t stop the overwhelming emotion he felt. Thomas couldn’t stop saying how happy he was and how I was his hero. So after we found the keys, I got to see the ’74 Dodge Dart one of the keys belonged too. Also Thomas told me of the important safes that were unlockable until now. This was unlike any search I’ve done where I found the person who lost something, and then turned around and found the lost item. Regardless of this not being a ring search, the sentimental meaning of some of the keys and key fobs made succeeding in this Ring Finders key return, priceless. Thanks for reaching out on the web for help Thomas. The Ring finders as a whole proves to me daily, good people with selfless hearts still exist.