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walk on parksvile beach

from Parksville (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: 1-250-248-0785

today i was asked by a lady in parks ville if i would try to find her gold ring with 11 diamonds in it!!  as i was just doing a search at the beach she said it was lost last year , she said it might be long gone!  but i told her about how heavy gold is compared to other medals,so she brought me to the spot just over buy the bay side inn, i had  brought my viper trident over and after about a 3 hour search i got a really good hit ,i started to dig and after digging a 4 foot round wide and about 12 inches deep  hole in the sand  rocks,i yelled to her and said THERE IT IS !!!! she feel to her knees and stater to cry she told me that her late husband and her were in a fight and she tossed the ring away in the middle of the night that’s why they couldn’t find it  it was missing the middle diamond but she was so happy to get it back

it was the most heart felt hug I’ve had in a long time

ps that is why i love to find rings

Lost Wedding Ring Found Lake Minnewashta

from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-651-829-4438

Monica called and asked if I could help locate her husbands lost wedding band. They were swimming at a local beach and he noticed his ring was gone, they searched with goggles as it is only waste deep water. No luck! I went in the next day and Monica pointed me to the area they thought it might be. Monica thought it was to the left of the lifeguards chair and her husband though it was to the right. I have to be honest with you Monica – Your husband was right on this one. It took me approx. 3 hours as this is a very large beach and the ring was actually 25 yards further to the right than they had anticipated. What a beautiful ring – check out the added pictures – One of the best looking rings I have seen in a long time. Glad I could help out. take Care.

 

Lost Car Keys at 3rd Beach…Stanley Park, Vancouver

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

Car keys are important specially when you only have one key!  I received a call yesterday from a young man who explained that he thought he lost his car keys with alarm fob the night before while partying with his friends on the beach. He called me from 3rd beach the following day and I asked him to take pictures of the location so when I got there at night I’d have a good chance to find the car key.

I know the beaches get hit hard by the local treasure hunters so I put out an email to a friend to see if he or anyone he knew were hunting 3rd beach the night before. The answer back was no…

 

I got the details/pictures over the phone from the young man and off I went at 10 pm to search for the lost key. After arriving I realized I was in the party pit! Fire pits and bottle caps and pull tabs every where!  Almost every swing you got a signal…

 

I dumped my pouch of crap twice in the garbage and took one load of caps and pull tabs to show you all…I spent 5 1/2 hours searching the area for his lost car key  because I knew it would cost a small fortune to have one cut.

After the first 2 hours I realized I was searching the wrong area…(Always good to have the person there to show you the area) Luckily one of the pictures he sent me had a unique log that look like it had deer antlers,  I was able to find that log and I knew I was in the hot zone.

I always show you videos of my recoveries and blog my story of success…But it doesn’t always have a happy ending! I didn’t find his car key but not for a lack of trying. More then likely the key & fob were sitting on the top of the sand and in the morning someone eyeballed it…Or it was lost some where else…

I always say…I can only find what’s there to be found…If its there…I will Find it!

 

 

 

I found enough to cover my gas…

10- $2.00 coins

3- $1.00 coins

12-25 cent coins

15-10 cent coins

7- 5 cent coins

20- 1 cent coins

3-Rings-1 silver

1-Pair of ladies sun glasses

Bottle caps & Pull Tabs…To many to count! But they are now where they belong…In the Garbage!

Lost Gold Necklace Recovered in Ocean City, NJ

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

I received an email from Paul who explained to me that he had lost a gold chain and pendant at the beach while swimming with his daughters. He further explained that it was a gift to him from his father 20 years ago and it meant alot to him. He stated that his father was a jeweler and that his brother is also and that they were aware of the scrap gold value of the item since it weighed between 2-3 ounces of 18k gold and that he wanted to hire me to find it and offered me the scrap gold value and possibly get the chain back instead of someone else just finding it and selling it for scrap because it meant more to him. I accepted his offer and got the information as to the area,time and tide to the time of the loss the previous day. realizing that only one tide had passed since the loss I arrived on the beach in front of the lifeguard stand at the next lowtide and began my seach asap. This being an area by the boardwalk that is heavily hunted by other detectorists I could only pray it was still there. Using my Whites Beach hunter id 300 I began finding coins and other junk items in the wet sand when I got the midtone signal I was looking for and took a scoop of sand  and dumped it to reveal a large heavy(62.7 grams of 18k)  gold chain laying in the sand Wow! Inspecting the pendant I realized that it was infact the chain and mountain pendant lost by Paul the day before while swimming. I called Paul with the great news and we met later in the week for the return. He was extremely happy to see the necklace when I gave it back to him.

Lost Platinum,diamond earring recovered on beach in Avalon,NJ

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

I received a call from Matt explaining that his daughter had dropped one of her mothers earrings while walking off the beach at the beach entrance way. She had a general idea where she had dropped it and I met them the next day after I finished a search just blocks away at a marina. They had the other earring so I decided to use my Whites v3i detector with a a small (4×6) coil since it would provide the best chances of findinding the fingernail size earring which on the V3i came up as a +3 on the screen. We grided an area I began searching,listening very carefully for the small item. After about 25 minutes and some small foil pieces later I found the earring just below the surface of the sand. The little girl was so relieved to be able to give her mom back her earring she felt so bad about losing. Another successful search and return. That made 2 for 2 that day! Everyone was smiling again and enjoying their vacation!

Lost Diamond Wedding Ring Recovered at Marina in Avalon,NJ

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

I received a call from Jeff who had lost his wedding ring at the Avalon boat marina while washing his boat. While the boat was tied to the dock Jeff was wringing out a towel and watched his wedding ring fall off his finger and into the water between the boat and the dock disappearing into the murky water. Doing some research online later that night his wife found the Ring Finders site and contacted me,seeing that I serviced the area and also provided water recovery services. We agreed to met at the marina at lowtide later in the week and try to recover the ring. Jeff knew exactly where the ring had fallen off and at lowtide the water was still 5 feet deep there so this could be tough. I entered the water from the dock about 5 ft away from the area and could just touch the bottom with water up to my neck. Using my Whites Beach Hunter id 300 I seached the bottom carefully waiting for the midtone sound in my headphones signifying the ring. Removing some trash targets I heard the tone I wanted and carefully manuvered my long handle scoop into position and scooped up the mud. When the scoop came out of the water Jeff and some onlookers yelled out There it is! You got it!  Once back on land Jeff shook my hand and said that was amazing! He was very happy to have the ring back which has 4 diamonds in it,each one representing his wife and 3 children. I really enjoyed this recovery and the challenge.

Lost Wedding Ring in Avalon,NJ

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

I received a call from Phil who explained to me that he had lost his tungsten wedding ring on the beach after he had taken the ring off and put it in his bathsuit pocket. He felt that the ring was in the dry sand where they were sitting rather than in the water and took notice as to where he was sitting and gave me a call after finding me on internet. I arrived at the spot the next morning and grided off the area he gave me and began my search. Surprisingly making only one and a half passes in the area with my detector I retrieved the ring! (10 minutes-1st target). I called Phil later that day and told him the good news and he thought it was amazing the service we provide and very happy to be getting his wedding ring back were it belongs. We met up later in the week and I returned the ring.

Lost Tungsten Ring Found Fox Brook Park, Wisconsin

from Menomonee Falls (Wisconsin, United States)

A family outing at Fox Brook Park, near Brookfield, Wisconsin, turned into an all-hands-on-deck search for a tungsten wedding band belonging to Steven Graetz. Despite the best efforts of friends, the ring eluded discovery in the shallow beach. I was out of the country at the time, but Steven still managed to locate me through The Ring Finder’s website and we made search arrangements soon after I returned.

Steve had a good feel for where he lost his ring, within a 400 square foot area. It was only after a 10-minute grid search the elusive ring evoked a distinctive bark on my Minelab Excalibur Detector. I let Steven extract the heavy love-token from my sieve, whereupon he promptly placed it back on his finger with an ear-to-ear grin on his face.

Steve, I enjoyed meeting you and your delightful family. And thanks for your generous reward. Mission accomplished!

Lost Wedding Ring Found in San Francisco Rooftop Garden

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796
Jeff found his lost wedding ring in his rooftop garden in San Francisco

Jeff found his lost wedding ring in his rooftop garden in San Francisco

Jeff and Laura live in a genuine converted loft in San Francisco’s Mission District. With a working carpentry shop on the first floor, you would never expect to find the fully-renovated loft home upstairs, with large windows, high ceilings and hardwood floors. There’s even a rooftop garden where Jeff spent the weekend planting new seedlings. Unfortunately, he noticed his wedding ring was missing the next day.

The good news was that Jeff and Laura are friends with Dick and Kathleen. Last year we recovered Kathleen’s wedding ring, and she had told the story to all of her friends, including Jeff and Laura. So Jeff knew exactly who to call once his ring went missing.

The first thing we did was to have Jeff recount all the places the ring could have been lost. This is important in situations where someone doesn’t know the item’s precise location. Once Jeff and Laura were able to rule out all of the places inside their home where the ring could have fallen, we went to work on the outside.

First stop: the rooftop garden. Jeff had worked in several large wooden barrels, each of which had a wide metal strap around the outside. Unfortunately, this strap prevented us from using any of our detectors inside the barrels, so we decided to dump the soil onto a tarp where we could search without interference. Jeff was more than willing to sacrifice his seedlings for the possibility of recovering his wedding ring.

I was moving tools while Jeff tipped over the first barrel. He’d poured less than a gallon of soil on to the tarp when the ring fell out on top of the pile! This was our first RingFinders recovery where the client found their own ring!

Jeff and Laura were thrilled to get back the ring, which had belonged to Laura’s grandfather. We enjoyed helping them get it back (and Laura, thanks for the risotto!)

Ring found on San Francisco rooftop

 

To read more stories about lost rings found throughout the San Francisco Bay area, click here.

Lost ring, Vista, Ca

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

Had a call for ring thrown out of bedroom window by

their 4 yr old son, Found and returned.