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Wedding Ring Found on Fiesta Island/Mission Bay

from La Jolla (California, United States)

    Randy called me on a Sunday morning and said his son had lost his wedding ring in the sand on Fiesta Island. It seems the son removed the ring to apply tape to his hands in preparation for playing ball and …..well you know the rest. They searched and searched, Randy even used a sifter and methodically gridded the most likely area to no avail. I started my search pattern at one end of the area and about a half hour (and 20 pull tabs! ) later, I had his ring in my hand. It was just outside the area Randy had sifted. Since his son was still playing ball in a tournament, I wasn’t able to get a photo of him holding the ring but gave it to Randy for a reunion later. Here’s the ring anyway….




Ring lost in El Sobrante, backyard.

from Castro Valley (California, United States)
Contact: 1-510-772-8159

About 6:20 last night(30th) I get a e-mail titled “lost ring in backyard” .  A gentleman asked if I could search for his ring.  I responded “love to”.  After a e-mail exchange We met up at his house.  He was making mud packs with his daughter, and it came off.

Well I thought it would be a quick scan and done.  I picked up two spots that had the right sound but not vary easy to repeat.  I choose the one that had the best tone.  It turned out to be aluminum and nails.  The second spot had sounded like iron nails with a little hint of foil.   I pin pointed and came up a nail.  I swepted the hole again, and this time it sounded more like gold.  But I got another nail.  So I re-pin pointed and this time I came up with the wedding ring.

I was surprized by the amount of nails in a spot that the gentleman and his daughter had just used to make mud.

Lost Diamond and Pink Sapphire Ring Arlington Heights (Reunited)

from Chicago (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-773-206-8476

Received a call to locate a new 14K white gold ring with diamonds and pink sapphires. The ring was just given to her two days ago by her husband. Not sure if she lost it while gardening at her home in Arlington Heights, IL.  or at other locations. Could also be at other locations in the yard. Just knew it was lost. About 30 minutes into the search in her garden….Bling!! and I mean BLING!

Lost Wedding Band Found in Los Gatos Park

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796
Lost wedding band found in Los Gatos

Lost wedding band found in Los Gatos

Ilene was at the park today with a group of friends and their children. When her daughter asked to hold her wedding and engagement rings, Ilene agreed, with the warning, “Hold them tight!”

Of course, kids will be kids, and a few minutes later her daughter said, “Mommy, I dropped your rings!” The entire group started searching right away, but couldn’t find them. After they searched for an hour, Ilene pulled out her iPhone, searched the web for a metal detector specialist, and found us.

We arrived about half an hour later, to partial good news: one of the children had found one of the rings. But the other was still missing after more than an hour and a half of searching by the whole group. As we unloaded our metal detectors from the car, a dozen children and adults gathered around. We hoped we could deliver a good show for this, our biggest audience ever!

Eryn swung her detector over the center of the primary search area for about 30 seconds and got a solid hit. There, hidden in deep grass, was the missing ring. The crowd went wild! Ilene was happy that both rings had been found, and her daughter looked relieved. Everybody went home happy.

To read more stories about finding lost jewelry throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, click here.

Two lost rings found in deep grass

Lost platinum wedding band found in Bass Lake – Annandale, MN

As I was helping a nice couple at work I overheard the wife say to the husband; “You know…Doug still hasn’t found his lost wedding ring!” My ears perked up and I asked her to give me the details on the story of the lost ring. She went on to tell me that her niece, Andrea; and nephew, Doug had rented a cabin on Bass Lake in Annandale, Minnesota for the week. As Doug was playing with his son in water about chest deep, his wedding band had slipped off his finger and disappeared into the sand at the bottom of the lake. I mentioned to them that I just happened to belong to a treasure hunting fraternity called The Ring Finders and I could probably help them locate the lost ring. As they wrote down Andrea’s phone number, they were completely amazed that we had had this chance encounter. The next day I was on the phone with Andrea setting up a time for the search.

One day later I was at the cabin and searched for a couple of hours, to no avail. On Monday I returned to the cabin after Andrea, Doug and their family had gone home for the week. This time, in less than half an hour as I was working may way toward the shore, I found the ring in about three feet of water. I made a happy phone call to Andrea, who was ecstatic to hear that the ring had been found. Her parents live a mile from the cabin and her father was there in a few minutes to retrieve the ring and leave a very generous reward. (Also kindly posing for a picture.) Now the ring is back on Doug’s finger where it belongs! Thank you Andrea and Doug for your trust in me, it was a pleasure helping out such good people!

Less than 30 seconds ring found at Montrose Beach chicago, Il

from Chicago (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-773-206-8476

I received a call from a young man who had just lost his new wedding band at the volleyball court at Montrose Beach.

He and his wife had just been married two weeks ago and were having a picnic with their friends. On the way over he asked his wife where her rings were and she said that because they were going to the beach she left them home…..Well I got the call.

Literally on the first swing of the coil, I had a tone. I swept back to verify, and dug. BINGO!


There were so many cameras taking pictures, I felt like a rock star.

It’s great to be a Ring Finder.

Diamond Ring Found at Kelly Beach, Bonnet Shores, RI

from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)
Contact: 1-401-225-5770

After locating me through The Ring Finders’ website, Paul contacted me a few days ago about a ring he had lost while swimming at a Rhode Island beach.  This ring was precious to Paul.  It was a beautiful gold ring with five diamonds that his mom had given to his dad on their 25th wedding anniversary–the diamonds signified their five children.  Before Paul’s dad passed away 11 1/2 years ago, he gave the ring to Paul, the oldest of the five children, who never took it off.  That is until 12 days ago when he lost it while swimming.  I met Paul at the beach early this morning when I could take advantage of the low tide.  Within 20 minutes, in knee-deep water, I located the ring about 8 inches deep in the sand.  Paul couldn’t believe it!  He was thrilled to have this special ring returned to him.  Thank you Paul for this opportunity.  I was so happy to be able to return this keepsake to you and your family!

Lost ring at Gyro Park, found in the Lake

from Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: 1-250-707-0618

Katie was distressed during her vacation from Calgary to Kelowna,  she had lost her ring in the lake at Gyro Beach. The ring was her Grandmothers wedding band that was given to her 3 months earlier, her father called me through Ringfinders, and I attended the next morning for the search. The family was debating about who was to call Grandma and tell her that the ring was lost. The ring was found within the hour, and it put a smile back on Katies face.


from México DF (Mexico)
Contact: 5533965886
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Lost Wedding Ring Found at Seminary in Menlo Park

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796
Lost wedding ring found in Menlo Park

The lost ring was found in the grass

Mark was playing soccer on the grounds of a nineteenth-century seminary in Menlo Park. It’s the kind of quiet, spacious place that you would expect to find in the English countryside instead of the Bay Area suburbs between Palo Alto and Redwood City.

Mark was wearing his wife’s wedding ring on a chain around his neck. When the game was over, he removed his jersey, then noticed that the chain was broken and the ring was gone. Mark and his teammates immediately searched the field with no luck.

Later that afternoon, other teams played two more games on the same field, which made Mark worry that the ring would get smashed into the soft earth, or found by someone who didn’t know he was looking for it. That evening, he searched the internet for metal detector rental in  Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Mountain View and found TheRingFinders.

We met Mark at the seminary the next day. He showed us where he’d removed his jersey, and where he’d walked afterwards. He felt strongly that this was the most likely place for the ring to fall, because he’d kept his jersey tucked in the entire game. We used stakes to create an initial search zone the full width of the field by about thirty yards long, then two of us began a careful gridded search.

It turns out Mark was right about where the ring was lost, because we found it within about 20 minutes near the middle of the search zone. It’s a beautiful ring that Mark and his wife are very happy to have back, safe and sound.

To read more stories about finding lost jewelry throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, click here.

Lost wedding band found in Menlo Park near Palo Alto