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Engagement Ring Willmar Minnesota Found

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

Erica lost her ring near her driveway in the snow. Needless to say, December in Minnesota has a LOT of snow and the ring disappeared. They rented a metal detector and had no luck finding it. So, i traveled up to Willmar and searched the area for a couple hours to no avail. It had snowed quite a bit since she had lost it and snow is always moved around by shoveling and snow blowing. I talked it over with Erica and Andrew and told them I would come back and try in the spring. I always tell people, don’t give up hope, I have found quite a few rings on the 2nd and even 3rd try. The 2nd try was the charm in this search, the ring was right where we figured it would be. All i can figure is that the deep snow must have kept it from registering the first time I went up. Anyway, Erica and Andrew now have their engagement ring back were it belongs. Congrats to both of you and hopes for a long and happy marriage together. Take Care!

I’m happy to be a part of this team !!

from Big Bear Lake (California, United States)
Contact: 1-951-206-7655

  Nothing is more fun than to see the big smiles or tears of joy when someone is reunited with a sentimental piece.I look forward to helping even more folks now that I am a part of this special team of professionals.I have a long history here in these mountains and have seen many good folks seperated from their treasures.Whether it be during the grip of winter,the fun in the sun of summer,or somewhere in between I am ready to assist.

 Pat

Lost Diamond Wedding Ring Found in San Francisco

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796
Kelly lost her silver ring with diamonds in San Francisco

Kelly lost her silver ring with diamonds in San Francisco

Yesterday was gorgeous in the San Francisco Bay Area, the first real spring day we’ve had this year. Kelly and her friends enjoyed a picnic at a park, then picked up the pace a little with some hula hoops. Unfortunately, Kelly’s ring flew off her finger when she spun the hoop. She and her friends searched the deep grass, but could not find the ring.

We met Kelly at the park today. She showed us where they held the picnic and we planned a gridded search. Kelly put us in the right place, because it took less than five minutes to find the ring buried in the grass. Our metal detectors can find jewelry through grass and weeds, as long as we can swing the loop low over the ground.

One more reminder: if you lose your ring, stop and look around, finding landmarks for each place where you may have lost it. Kelly put us in the right place, so the search today was very quick. We wish they were all this easy!

We found Kelly's silver diamond ring in the deep grass

Welcome to Pin Point Metal Detecting Specialists

from Akron (Ohio, United States)
Contact: 1-330-618-8690

My name is Al Yarmesch and I have been metal detecting for over 5 years. I have searched in many different places- lakes, ocean front beaches, and parks to help people find their lost valuables.  I have several different metal detecting units- land or water units to help you find lost treasures.  Please contact me so I can quickly help you recover your lost items…rings, coins, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, hearing aids, car keys, etc. 

I am a licensed and insured business owner. 

(330) 618-8690

Ring Found

from Massapequa (New York, United States)

Hello. While coin shooting in a local park, a park attendant asked me if I can find a man’s gold, diamond ring. After searching for a while, the gentleman said he was doing yard work at his house, and may have lost it there. I offered to go and search for it there and within fifteen minutes the man had it back on his finger. His facial expression said it all. He thanked me. It made me feel great knowing I made this gentleman’s day.

“Business Card”

from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Contact: 98811429

I just wanted to share with the folks here at Ringfinders the “business cards” I’ve ordered. They are made of good quality paper card, which gives them a good presentation. I distribute them at beachfront hotels, lifeguard stands, beach kiosks and the people that always approach me to ask what I’m doing when I’m metal detecting at the beach.
You can see the front of it in Portuguese and English with “TheRingFinders” website details and on the back part of it, a text in Portuguese.”
Augusto (TheRingFinders in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Found: Lost Wedding Ring in San Jose Backyard

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796
Erik with the wedding ring he lost in San Jose

Lost wedding ring found in San Jose

Erik took off his wedding ring to trim bushes in his back yard in San Jose. The only problem was the hole in his pants pocket. He didn’t notice the ring was gone until he’d finished and hauled all the trimmings to the street. After searching for a couple of hours, he called The Ring Finders.

If you’ve read the other stories in this blog, you know that sometimes hunts take an hour or more. This one didn’t. Erik showed us where he was standing when he took off the ring. We started searching for the missing ring with two metal detectors. First hit: too deep. Second & third hits: sprinkler heads. Fourth hit: Platinum and gold wedding ring, lying right on the ground but covered in deep grass.

Erik was super happy (check out the photos). His family is getting ready to move, so if he didn’t find the ring soon, it might have been lost forever.  We stayed for a while to check out his cool chicken coop (three egg layers), then left before the rain started.

What to do if you lose your ring or jewelry: First, look around, mark your exact location. Second, retrace your steps since you last saw the lost jewelry. Third, get some friends to help you search, the more the better. Finally, if you can’t find it, call The Ring Finders. We’ve got metal detectors, and more important, years of experience finding lost rings and jewelry.

Stunning 18k White Gold Diamond Ring Found: Destin Florida

from Tallahassee (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-850-385-7499

It all started one day with a call from Mrs. N of an adjoining state.  She had found The Ring Finders online and was requesting a search for a lost ring.  This was no ordinary ring, besides the ring being a custom design, there was great sentimental as well as intrinsic value.  The story all began with mother passing the ring to daughter on the balcony of a twenty story beach front condominuim.  As things are to happen in life, the ring slipped and fell to the sand below.  With only a few hours of precious daylight left, the family conducted a fairly thoughtful search.  First, management was approached to help and all available lower balconies were searched to be sure the ring didn’t get blown by the wind back onto a balcony.  No luck there.  Then, a search underneath the balcony stack was conducted.  Nothing.  Staying an extra day the search continued but unsucessfully.  A couple of weeks later I received the call.  As with all searches I carefully discussed the circumstances.  Luckily another family member drew an excellent diagram of the general area to be searched.

Within a week I was making the 3 1/2 hour drive to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  As luck would have it, I was never to set foot near the beach!  And what I originally thought would take maybe an hour or two to find the ring turned into an odyssy of the toughest  search I have ever conducted that spanned two days, 14 hours of drive time and 11 1/2 hours of actual search time.  First after checking in with the front desk, I was impressed by the size of the condo as it is one of the largest on the coast.  Each unit that faced the ocean had a balcony.  Standing under the building staring up at 20 stories of a stack of balconies is truly dizzying for a Florida boy.  The actual rooms began on the second story with an open area under the building.  Facing away from the building towards the sea within 100 feet is a tall sand dune that shielded the view of the sea from ground level.  And joy of joys scattered amongst the sand are those prickly devils in Florida that I grew up calling stickers.  They were matured so that the barbs were very sharp and prone to go right through clothing.  After lining up my search area I began to realize almost everything a professional detectorist can encounter as an obstacle was there.  Probably the family and perhaps the management after searching the area pushed the ring deeper.  That made sure that a casual observer wouldn’t find it.

As I really got into the search I was finding a very trashy area that I called the drop zone.  As you can imagine anyone on a vacation tossing a pull tab off a balcony just to see it fall a long ways, well coins too.  Then there were hair pins, foil wrappers (gold foil that every time I uncovered one in the sunlight it looked promising), pieces of electrical copper wire and then there were the stickers.  In checking the under building area I soon discovered there was a concrete foundation pad covered with anywhere from 0 inches of sand all the way to 12 inches.  Of course buried in the pad was rebar, iron bars used to strengthen the concrete.  I set the detector settings as well as I could for the iron interference but I was never confident of my detector’s results.  My backup was a PI so that was out altogether.  After a few hours of following my grid search I decided to change my approach and just clean and area of about 150 feet by 100 feet of every possible signal.  Still after some more hours of search and no success, this was the first time ever I didn’t want to find coins, it was getting dark.  Totally flustrated and sore, I walked back to my vehicle to relay the bad news to Mrs. N and her daughter.  I really felt bad because in talking to the family and sending emails back and forth these were just plain good people, folks you would want for neighbors.  We talked for a while and I said that I am not a quitter and thought another try would be worth it.  I am withholding the value of the ring but believe me, it was well worth another try.

Within the week, I rested up and one evening wrote up what I saw and experienced in an attempt to logically determine the next search activities.  First, I would bring a sand rake to carefully examine the sand under the building and not worry about the rebar interference.  Next, I would use a gold detector set to no disc to hunt specifically for that ring signal.  Arriving early on the second search I checked the under building areas directly under the client’s rental and then checked each adjoining stacks.  After a couple of hours nothing.  Then back to the drop zone.  Since I had cleaned the area so well before, there was only three more coins to find but that gold detector on all metal really was helping me find somethin new, paper clips!  What I haven’t mentioned before was that the area in the drop zone was full of paint chips.  Apparently the structure had been cleaned and repainted.  The chips were of lead paint and the first time out I was almost sure that the lead had masked the ring’s signal.  So after about an hour or so following the grid pattern I came to the edge of the pattern and got a good signal.  I was using a plastic scoop to avoid damaging the ring.  I filled an entire scoop down to about 10 inches or so and in the bottom of the hole was the large solitary diamond peaking up through the sand.  I picked it up and just stood there looking at this gorgeous ring of a large, very clear princess cut with row after row of smaller but just as clear diamonds on either side.  I used to sell jewelry and this was one of the best pieces I have ever held.  The sun shining off of those diamonds was simply blinding.  I didn’t shout out as some would think, I was just relieved and thankful that this will be a success.  Carefully I wrapped the ring and placed in a zippered compartment.  I then called and talked to Mrs. N’s daughter.  Yes, she was happy, oh maybe a bit more than that.  After we talked briefly, she would call her mom and then we would get back together on arrangements to overnight the ring.  Well mom did what any mom would do, cry for joy.  And I met the nicest and generous folks. 

Being a ringfinder is a special bond.  Our word is our bond.  We will never stop until there is no hope left, no matter how difficult the search.  I am available to search a variety of locations including shallow water for lost items of value.  I am also available under contract to conduct forensic, estate and archeological searches.

Lost wedding band Cape Cod – Found & Returned by Cape Cod team

from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-860-309-3307

Rick and Eleanor,

    Maureen and I just wanted to send you this note to thank you so very much for the great thing you did for us yesterday. We were so distraught over the loss of our wedding ring that we didn’t know what to do. Even though we knew the ring was in our home, we were at wit’s end on how to actually find it.

    Your patience, attention to detail and methodology is what made finding our ring possible. I don’t know how many times I had searched the same area where the ring wound up being. Your detection equipment certainly eliminated where it was not, which finally led to where it was!

    You were both so conscientious and your calming presence made us both feel that everything was going to be OK. 

    Again, our most heartfelt thanks goes to you and the whole community behind TheRingFinders.com. What a wonderful service you provide.

Sincerely,

    Steve &  Maureen

Lost Ring Cape Cod – Found & Returned by Cape Cod team

from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-860-309-3307

It was six weeks since I had a request for help to find a lost object when an E-mail requesting help arrived. Steve asked for help in finding an unusual wedding band in an unusual environment. This was the start of a very unusual and interesting day.

The environment… a 10 foot long sectional sofa; 5 pieces of furniture with lots of staples, nuts, bolts, a metal frame and many metal plates, springs and lots of padding. This plus the sofa was inside a house with its electric wiring many electronic gadgets. These electric items emit EMF (electrical interference) that tends to adversely affect a metal detector’s optimum performance proving a challenge for most detectors.

The ring… you would think that after 30 years of detecting experience I would know what to use and how to search. But in this environment and the fact that the palladium and gold components of the wedding band were encircled by an inlay of meteorite, I needed all the help I could get. Most any discriminating detector would be confused by the iron property of the meteorite masking the palladium and gold mix yet we wanted to locate these 3 metals and not the others in the sofa. A brainstorming session with Kent B. from the Gateway THC and Eleanor H. of J&E Metal Detectors to identify the best equipment and tactics to use in this situation was a must. Do you have any thoughts yet?

The arsenal… first the ATPro with excellent notch filtering and iron mode control had located platinum rings in a snow bank. It might just function well here, especially with a new smaller 5X9 coil. As most, if not all, pin pointer probes do not discriminate their usefulness here was limited. Still we brought one. To overcome the pin pointer’s shortcoming, a Sun-Ray 1 inch coil probe on a White’s detector brought small area discrimination capability to our arsenal. A staple remover, flashlight, screwdriver, awl, pliers, and lastly a Canadian detector (a magnet on an adjustable length shaft) rounded out our arsenal. A “Canadian detector” can pick up the Canadian coins that have iron content which is similar to the meteorite iron. Keep that in mind.

The search…Kent was not able to join Rick and Eleanor who started by taking backs off the sections, opening Velcro straps and removing staples allowing access to the sections inner workings. Then the detector assault began. Only one promising signal was heard in an hour of searching and it turned out to be a zipper pull. The family dog was also scanned, the detectors did not signal. The detectors gave way to tactile exploration of the sections. The fourth section, an end unit, with a U-shaped wooden trough which could not be probed by human fingers, called for the Canadian detector to be brought to use. It was slid between the tight fitting arm and seat cushions; down into the void and swept through the trough’s length. When we heard a “Clunk” we knew we had something. The slow and careful removing of the magnet heightened the anticipation of success and then there it was; a palladium, gold and meteorite ring hanging from a magnet. My first gold ring retrieved with a MAGNET! – Thanks to the iron properties of the meteorite material.

The ring was promptly returned to the owner. With the ring’s return Steve was smiling and had no need to watch after his pet dog. Maureen, Steve’s wife, now has the matching wedding band to her own band back where it belongs and has a happy smile. Lastly, Steve’s daughter was absolved of any wrong doing in the ring’s 34 hour AWOL status.

My thanks go to Kent and Eleanor for their help and to Steve and his family for giving us the opportunity to be part of a Happy Ending with Smiles galore.

 

Rick and Eleanor,

Maureen and I just wanted to send you this note to thank you so very much for the great thing you did for us yesterday. We were so distraught over the loss of our wedding ring that we didn’t know what to do. Even though we knew the ring was in our home, we were at wit’s end on how to actually find it.
Your patience, attention to detail and methodology is what made finding our ring possible. I don’t know how many times I had searched the same area where the ring wound up being. Your detection equipment certainly eliminated where it was not, which finally led to where it was!
You were both so conscientious and your calming presence made us both feel that everything was going to be OK.
Again, our most heartfelt thanks goes to you and the whole community behind TheRingFinders.com. What a wonderful service you provide.

Sincerely,

Steve & Maureen