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Man’s Silver Maggie Lee Pendant and Chain Necklace Found and Returned Sunset Beach NC

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

I was on a ring search on Sunset Beach when a young man, Arkhum, came up to me and asked if I would mind looking for his Silver Pendant and Chain Necklace. He told me he’d lost it the day before and knew the area where it was lost. I followed him up the beach to the dry sand area where he pointed out the area. About 3 steps, I had a strong signal, dug a scoop of sand and had it. I handed him back his necklace that his wife had bought him. He was very happy to get it back.

Jim

   

Wedding Ring Set Tossed in Anger… Adelanto, CA. … Found Four Days Later

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve learned that this happens more often than most people realize. Monique had thrown her diamond wedding set in a passion filled moment. It was tossed in in the front yard that is landscaped with large white /gray gravel. Adelanto is located in the high desert of Southern California where they landscape with gravel to conserve water. I drove 90 miles from my base in Newport Beach the day we discussed the details of the loss.

Monique purchased a used metal detector and they spent four days trying to find the white gold wedding ring set. The rings were soldered together which makes a better target to find with a metal detector. They may have been able to find the rings if they had experience using a metal detector. All metal detectors are not equal and it does take time to learn how to use one. I’m sure the four days of searching for the ring set were frustrating.

Monigue’s brother was waiting for me when arrived to show me the location. I could see many places where they had moved gravel trying to retrieve metallic signals. I only received two signals that could have been gold. The white gold ring set blended into the white/ gray gravel and were almost invisible when I retrieved them. After waiting for Monique to return from doing her errands, I was able to personally give her precious rings.

I want to thank Monigue for being honest. Also, for allowing me to write the real story. I’ve been on many calls where the person was embarrassed to tell me how they lost their rings. There have also been on calls where they pretended to throw the ring. Then there have been calls where the ring was picked up by the other person involved in the argument and held in retaliation. We can’t find them all. We do have the best advantage to find metallic keepsakes because we have the best metal detectors, know how to use them and experience with all types of searches.

”I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”

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Lost wedding ring/set recovered, Bass Lake, Indiana

from Granger (Indiana, United States)
Contact: 1-574-850-5759

Julie had walked out to the docked pontoon, boarded it and was cleaning the seats near the rear of the deck. At one point, she was near the rearmost deck rail by the outboard engine. Her wedding ring (soldered set) slipped off her finger and took the plunge into the water. She said she saw it go into the water. Her and her husband tried to recover the ring to no avail.

They turned to the internet, searching for any means to find a lost ring in the water and came across the RingFinders website and contacted me.

Julie said she Always takes her ring off to go out by the water, but simply forgot, this one time!
As usual, being near a pier/dock, I had the usual undesirable targets to deal with, like nuts, bolts, metallic debris and hot rocks.

After about five minutes I got a good sounding signal on the detector, crossed my fingers (betting this was gonna be it). I located the target with my pinpointer and could feel a ring with a really large topside in my fingers. Looked to be it!

Didn’t waste any time, turned and carefully handed it over to Julie, who broke out in tears crying. I was at the ready to catch the ring or her, just in case.

A lot of family was there, for Father’s Day, they all expressed their appreciation.

Lost Watch and Wallet at Hermosa Beach in the Sand.. Wallet Found

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan had called me asking for help finding his expensive watch that was lost on the beach, two nights ago. He  mentioned that there was also a wallet lost at the same time. 

It’s the beginning of summer and the beach crew uses tractors to rake the beach daily. Dan lives nearby and believed that the area of the loss was not in a location that was raked by the beach cleaning crews.

Our hopes were that the watch was under the dry sand. The wallet may have been exposed and picked up by a person, as the beach has been very crowded. Dan sent me a screenshot photo of the area. After searching the location late that afternoon, I couldn’t find the watch. 

I did find a wallet under the sand. My detector picked up a signal because it had a metallic electronic key inside.  The only problem was the driver license and credit cards belonged to a person named Ron. Luckily there was a card inside the wallet with his phone number. After contacting him I was informed he was Dan’s friend and that this was the wallet lost the same time the watch was lost. 

We now knew we were in the right location where the watch may be hiding under the sand. After several attempts cross gridding the location with my metal detector, the watch could not be found. The losses occurred in the dark. It was probably not under the sand and someone may have picked it up the next morning? 

I know that the watch was no longer in the area searched, but I had to be satisfied that I was able to return the wallet to Ron. I can’t believe the wallet was still on this beach after three days. Beach rakes. many people on the beach and other people using metal detectors on the beach, are reasons to contact a member of TheRingFinders.com as soon as possible.

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”I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”

Lost Ring Found – Troy Community Center

from Wixom (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-248-622-7768

Narenda was at cricket practice when he noticed he lost his ring.  As they searched in declining evening light his coach Raj  visited my Ringfinder Directory listing and called me  for help.  I was home, but an hour away, so when I arrived  at the Troy Community Center it was just getting dark.  We searched without success until well after dark.

Naren explained the ring was a very dear gift from his mother, it was clear he was not ready to give up the search.  I knew the ring was somewhere on the field, and thanks to Coach Raj, I had a good Idea where to look.

I returned the following day in very poor weather for another unsuccessful hunt.  On my third attempt I set the marker flags for my search over a much larger area than the markers Coach Raj had made indicating Narenda’s position during the cricket drill.  Sure enough the ring turned up just outside the area of the original search.

When I recovered the ring I was dismayed to find it had been bent.  Knowing I had to beat the lawn mowers I started early hoping to prevent the possibility of damage.  Indeed there had been no mowing due to the rain.  The ring looked reparable and I told Coach Raj of the damage when I called him with the news of the find.

Narenda came that evening eager to pick up the ring.  I asked him again to describe his ring, a small gold ring with white stones in a square pattern.  He laughed when I told him it had been damaged, he admitted to denting the band himself and pantomimed the catch he made when he dented it. His smile told the story when he slipped the ring back on his finger.

Short video on UTube:  https://youtu.be/iNLPon36nA8

Happy Ending

Mother’s Lucky Ring Returned

Lost Ring in Punta Cana – Found!

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070

A couple of months back, I got a call from a guy who said he had lost a ring in Punta Cana. I get calls from all around the United States for lost rings, even though I’m in Wisconsin. Google picks up my lost ring blogs, newspaper articles or podcasts that I’ve been featured in over the years. Neil told me he had lost his platinum Cartier ring at the Now Onyx Resort in Punta Cana. Wow! I had stayed at the exact same resort with my family only months earlier.  What are the chances?

Lost Cartier Ring

Neil found a blog of mine about a lost ring at the beach in Punta Cana. I was there on vacation and doing what I call “hobby hunting”.  Most of the time I spend metal detecting is for other people’s ring back in Wisconsin.  When we go on vacation, I always pack my detector so I can get some time hunting in the water.  Would you believe I found a lost wedding ring in the ocean?  So, I posted a blog with a picture to try to locate the couple. The picture of this ring is to the left. I still am hopeful that I can locate M + V someday.

Neil found the blog post and called me at 6:00 pm. After hearing his story, I felt the need to help even though I was in WI.  Would you believe I had a contact of a local guy in Punta Cana?  Well through the power of Facebook, I sent him a message and he responded instantly.  Roland was in contact with Neil within a couple of hours and they set a plan to search the next day.

As you can see in the picture, Roland was successful and Neil was ecstatic!  For the full story written by Neil, check out the following link about his lost Cartier ring.

If you’ve lost your ring, even if there isn’t someone listed in the directory – don’t be afraid to reach out to someone, as the metal detecting community is very close and chances are someone knows someone who knows someone close to you!

Lost Tungsten Wedding Band in Naia Lagoon Ko Olina Resort…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring hunt began when I got a call from Robert whose retired Army and lives in Pearl City. While enjoying the day at Naia Lagoon he was swimming with his grandson and while assisting him to shore Robert’s Tungsten Wedding Band came off in waist deep water and disappeared in the murkiness. After posting on craigslist for a metal detectorist assist my good buddy Mike informed Robert to get a hold of me as the resort’s detectorist. We agreed to meet the next day after work. We both work on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam JBPHH. After arriving Robert showed me the location and I fired up the Nox to conduct the grid search. On the fourth leg and dead center in the grid I got a nice tone and in one scoop there was Robert’s ring. Robert was obviously ecstatic and told me he was now “Out of the dog house”. Aloha to Robert!

Wedding Ring Lost During Family Gathering At Topsail Beach Found

from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-614-354-6704

Cody’s (the husband) story of tragedy to triumph…

So we were spending the day on the beach with visiting family and 13 days after celebrating our one year anniversary as the vehicle keys were being pulled from the beach bag along came my wife’s wedding band. After thoroughly searching the vehicle and bag we headed back to the beach at sundown to search the parking lot and do a quick check of the beach we decided instead of wasting more tears we would wait till the morning To seek help I called a business and got the recommendation to give Mr. Ray of Emerald Isle Metal Detecting a call. Less than two hours later he called us over as he was kneeling on the beach and my wife’s tears turned to happy tears as she picked her wedding band from the sand. We our forever grateful! Thank you so much!

 

 

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Wedding band recovered on Manasquan Beach

from Neptune City (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-908-489-2371

While at work I got a call from Ben and April. While having a family day on the beach April lost her wedding band, turned out it was their last day of vacation and they were heading home the next day. Not letting her go home without it, I told them I’d meet the as soon as I got off work. Met them at their rental house and April took me to where they were sitting on the beach. Started to do a grid back and forth with no luck. I tried a little off to the side and that didn’t help either. Went back to the first grid I started and a minute later I found her band. So glad I was able to give a Happy ending to their vacation and she is going to go home with her lovely band back on her finger.

Lost ring in Watertown, NY found

from Watertown (New York, United States)

Thursday June 13th I get a phone call from Joan who lives in Watertown NY.  Joan tells me that she has lost her ring last Monday while working in her garden.  Although she spent quite a bit of time over the last 3 days looking for the ring, she was not able to find it.  She told me that the ring was her engagement ring that her now deceased husband had given her in 1960, and then in the last year of his life, he had a “jacket” made for it. Joan was devastated because this ring that she wore all the time, because it reminded her of her husband.  I assured her that I would do my best to find her ring and we set up a time and date for me to do the search.

 

I arrived at her house and we talked about her husband and how much this ring meant to her.  I finally got her to show me the garden and what work she had done the day she lost the ring.  This was not going to be easy as she had been pulling weeds, tilling up between the flowers and adding new flowers and mulch.

 

I got my equipment and started the search. She had dumped the pulled weeds over an embankment so thinking that the ring may have come off when she pulled the weeds and put them into her little garden cart, I searched the area with all the weeds  –  with no luck.

 

So then I started on the garden itself being real careful not to step on her newly planted flowers.  On my first pass through the garden I found assorted “junk” (pull tabs etc.) but not her ring so I then worked the garden going across the garden. (90 degrees from the first search)  This time I got a “hit” that sounded real good, but it was under a perennial geranium that she had just planted that day.  I asked Joan if we could dig up this plant because I was quite sure that the ring was under it and Joan agreed.  We carefully dug up this plant and set it aside and then I took my pin pointer and put it into the hole.  The pin pointer chirped so I dug a little deeper and BANG there was Joan’s ring.

 

Joan cried, was shaking, and totally happy.

 

When she calmed down, Joan told me that her husband always liked the perennial geraniums because of the blue flower, his favorite color.