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WW2 Gold ring lost, England, Somerset village, Spaxton, found by Mr. Paul Minton of The Ring Finders

from Rhondda/Cardiff (Wales, United Kingdom)
Contact: 07546945827

WW11  Concentration camp gold ring

Hi all

I just want to tell you a story that happened to me in 2008

I live in South Wales U.K. and I travel all over the country searching all the sites I have permission to detect on with many great finds

This one occasion I was at a detecting rally in the south of England in a small Somerset village called Spaxton the villagers had organised a weekend event covering about 100 acres of historical land with some of the land dating back to the bronze age

It was a warm day and I had gone back to my van to have some lunch and chat and show off our finds we had found with plenty of roman and hammered coins I was looking forward to the rest of the afternoon looking for more artefacts when a couple approached me asking me if I could help them locate a ring that had been lost a few years before

They told me that they was helping their neighbour to clear the overgrown back yard
When the gentleman who was helping them was clearing the brambles and needed a pair of gloves to handle them

He spotted a pair of gloves lying on the floor and went over to pick them up and unknown to him the lady whose yard he was helping to clear had taken off a gold ring and placed it on top of the gloves

He went over to the gloves and grabbed them not knowing that the ring was there, and in a flash the ring was sailing through the air into the undergrowth soon the whole group were looking for this ring and in the days that followed, they used all type of methods to find the ring even renting a metal detector but, still, with no luck

The lady who owned the ring was upset at the loss, not because of the value of the ring but because of the story behind the ring. Her father of 82 had given her the ring and told the story that went with the ring and how precious it was to him and an important part of the family history
He had carried this ring with him thorough all the time he was in the nazi concentration camps and he managed to keep it through all the marches the forced labour and searches, and the greatest sorrow was then to loose it through a simple accident

The lady had resigned herself to the fact that the ring was lost

After they had told me the story behind the loss they asked if I would be willing to help them to find the ring, I was their last chance. He said that he has always felt guilt about loosing the ring even with reassurance from the owner that it was an accident he couldn’t forgive himself

I picked up all my detecting equipment and got into his car and headed out to the area that the ring was lost and I thought to myself “this could be a long day”

When I arrived at the property I was taken to the yard where the ring was lost and there we enacted the whole scenario and based on the details I went to the area where I thought the ring could have landed,

In the years that the ring was lost the undergrowth had reclaimed the area where they had searched and I was looking at a lot of brambles and long grass

Like most of the detectorists in the U.K. I use a cut down spade

So with this cut down spade I began to hack away at the brambles and grass, and after a lot of sweat and profanities I managed to clear a small area, I thought then to give myself a break I will get my detector and search the area I had cleared

I switched on my machine put on my headphones and started to detect the area I had cleared, and within a minute I got a signal in amongst the dead leaves and hacked down foliage, I then used my foot to clear the area where the signal came from and there amongst the rubbish was this small yellow ring,

The gentleman was watching me working with my detector, I said to him “there it is” and with a look of disbelief on his face he looked down and saw the ring, I think for a few moments he stared at the ground not believing what he was looking at

He then bent down and picked up the ring and the realisation that the ring was now safe in his hand brought a large smile to his face and I think I heard a sigh of relief, as if he had been holding his breath since he accidentally lost the ring

I gathered up all my detecting stuff and headed back to the car, and all the time we walked back to the car he was constantly thanking me over and over and asking me what he owes me I told him “I didn’t want anything as I was glad to find it”, and I thought to myself that I still had time to search for the rest of the afternoon

I never got to meet the lady who owned the ring as she was on vacation and wouldn’t be home for a few days and I only had one more day at the rally

The gentleman insisted I give him my address as when the lady returned from the vacation she might want to get in touch with me

A week passed and a letter arrived in the post, the owner of the ring was overjoyed that the ring was found and that she was sorry that she couldn’t thank me in person
But will be forever grateful

For me it was a rewarding experience, I had reunited the ring and owner and went on to find some more roman coins and a few nice ancient artefacts


Found Lost Ring Walla Walla/Eastern Washington/Platinum Ring

from Yakima (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-509-952-5382

Today was a good day to hunt for a ring. Well, just about any day is good for hunting. I was contacted by a man from Walla Walla, Washington, who had listed a lost ring on Craigslist. The ring was lost about one week ago, and they had already rented two metal detectors and searched the area with no luck. It is always hard for someone to pick of a MD for the first time and understand what all the “beeps” are about and he was no exception.

The story was that they were out on the deck trying to get their barbecue going. She was fanning the flames and suddenly her 4K Platinum engagement ring flew off her finger. They did not see where it went and did not hear it hit anything.

Upon arriving at the house I did a ring test to see the areas that it might have landed in. Each test showed a low trajectory directly to each side. I started the search on the deck, where the bench around the deck was open underneath and was dirt and gravel mix with dry leaves on top. After that did not show any ring I started on the lawn. I did a grid search twice of the area using two different settings on my XLT and the ring was not there.

The only other place that it might have gone, I felt was over the fence to the neighbors yard, but that was a long shot because of where she was standing, and the other ring tests did not even come close to the fence. After suggesting we check over the fence and see if it had somehow made it over, I stopped and searched one more area while a relative went into the neighbors yard to look. He found the ring on the ground under a camper parked next to the fence. It must have been some wild arm flapping to get the ring to come off and fly back over her shoulder at least 20 feet. It was pretty amazing. Everyone had just about given up hope on finding the ring. You can imagine how happy they were when it was found.

This was such a nice ring, and it had only just began its journey, to be lost and ended there, would have been to bad. The owners were such nice people and now they have a story to go with the ring.

The owner of the ring was pretty excited to have it back, and was thinking of ways he could tell his fiance that it was found. Big smiles all around.

Thanks guys for letting me be apart of the adventure and thanks for the nice reward!

Ring search Camas and Richland Washington/Lost Ring/Walla Walla

from Yakima (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-509-952-5382

I am thinking about changing my name to Ring Searcher instead of a Ring Finder. This sums up my last two searches. In my defense, both of the searches are not over, and were rings that were lost but the owner was not sure where. This left me with large search areas.

The first one was in Camas, Washington. Like most ring searches it started with a phone call. Help! I lost my ring. This was a very special engagement/wedding ring combo. She was not sure if it was lost in the house or out. She had turned the house upside down and no ring. Next she thought there was a chance her beautiful pet had possibly eaten it. So off to the vet for xrays, which were normal. Finally it was my turn to search the property. It took me three hours to search the yards and nothing. I am hoping to return this spring to look the yard over again.

The second search was for a ring that was a father to son gift. This ring holds special meaning and like all the rings lost I really wanted to find it. We knew that the ring was lost, and at this location. However the area to search was over two acres. Even after searching for 6 hours I had not located it. I did find a ton of pull tabs and bottle caps. I am also planning to continue the search and want to give the client the chance for the story of this ring to not end this way.

I will update the blog as soon as we find the ring.

I just got a call today, for a search in Walla Walla. This one was lost in a specific area so I should be able to locate it.

Bye for now and hopefully, the next blog will put me back in as a ring finder!

The man with the metal detector from Brazil

from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Contact: 98811429

I live within a 40 minute ride from the beaches of Leme, Copacabana, Arpoador, Ipanema and Leblon, which are all on the same shoreline.  The beaches of Barra da Tijuca, Recreio, Pontal, Prainha and Grumari are to the opposite side from where I live  and a little bit closer.

I have always lived close to the beach. I have 2 passions which are Surfing and Metal Detecting. I have been surfing since 1974 and metal detecting for at least a year and it has immediately become an addiction.  I have been metal detecting mostly between the beaches of Barra and Recreio where it usually gets less crowded.

The interesting thing is that the Hobby of metal detecting here in Rio de Janeiro is absolutely non existent. Most of the people do not know what a metal detector is. It is kind of funny people approaching and asking: “Sorry to bother you but……. Can you tell me what you are doing? Are you looking for something?”

On Monday, Carnival time, I went on a RING SEARCH.  A guy called me just after lunch and he wanted details about my ring search service. Well, everything settled, I met him at LEBLON beach…… is a very famous beach that comes just after Copacabana and Ipanema……about 40 minutes drive from where I live. When I got there and met him he told me he could not pinpoint the exact location and he showed me what he thought his ring could be. I’d say it was a ten meter square piece of sand.  However, it is summer here and the beach was VERY crowded, and I thought to myself: Wow…. That’s gonna be tough……very hot sun, lots of people around…. After  searching for about an hour, the guy was already tired of watching me searching………..found all the usual trash, including lots of coins…not bad…. and he was ready to give up the search. I told him to have more patience and went on……..suddenly I found a very beautiful wedding band……white gold….big and beautiful. I asked him: Is this your band? His reaction was indescribable………he didn’t know what to do to show how grateful he was…..It was  pure pleasure to see his joy. We had settled for R$60,00 and he gave me R$90,00. He said I made him  and his wife VERY happy that day.

The interesting thing about that particular search is how people are willing to help. I mean, most of the people around the place where I was searching offered to move towels, chairs, umbrellas,  etc. so I could pass the metal detector where they were. Really nice and warm folks.

I would also like to say that I am very happy to take part in Chris Turner’s team of Ring Finders . I love my job!

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Metal Detecting Service to help you find your lost Ring!

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

When you want your lost ring to Find you!

Hi its Chris Turner,

Beaches, parks, lakes & yards… If you lost your ring we can find it! We use the best metal detecting equipment to locate your lost ring on land or water, we can also locate your lost item in snow.

If you have lost something in Vancouver / Lower Mainland or even anywhere in the world and need help finding it, contact me and  I’ll help you find what you thought was lost forever…


Chris Turner: 778-838-Find(3463)

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Augusto Vincenzo

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

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service has its first member from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Augusto Vincenzo is an experienced treasure hunter that offers his metal detecting service for helping people who have lost their jewelry at the beaches, parks, lakes, yards, and other outdoor areas…

Visit Augusto’s profile page at The Ring Finders…

Lost your jewelry in or around Carrollton,Texas?

Call Augusto Vincenzo

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service, Carrollton Texas USA, Christopher Moores

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

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service has its first member from Carrollton Texas USA.

Christopher Moores is an experienced treasure hunter that offers his metal detecting service for helping people who have lost their jewelry at the beaches, parks, lakes, yards, and other outdoor areas…

Visit Christopher’s profile page at The Ring Finders…

Lost your jewelry in or around Carrollton,Texas?

Call Christopher Moores

Lost gold ring in Enebakk, Norway

from Follo (Norway)
Contact: +47 92011338

Yesterday I received a phone call from a woman.  She told me that the day before her husband had lost his wedding band when he had been working on their farm.  It was a really big ring , 25 gram, in white, yellow and red gold. They had been looking for it the whole evening,  but could not  find the ring in the snow.  And it was still snowing…. They were pretty sure that it was lost outside the house.  Could I give it a try she asked?

Of course I could,  I put my gear in the car and drove over to their home.  It started to get dark and snowing heavy when I got to the farm.  I started to search the garden,  outside the house,  where they were sure they had lost it.

After a hour and a half I still no ring,  I ask the owner if he was sure he had not been anywhere  else.  Well, he said,  I was over to the parking lot a couple of hundred meters away,  but I’m pretty sure i did not loose it there.  At this time I was cold and wet, but I really wanted to find the ring,  so I told him that I wanted to try the parking lot.

We went over there and after 15 minutes a got a nice signal.  And there it was.  A massive beautiful gold ring. Oh boy, was he a happy man when I gave him the ring! I just love this job!

Norwegian reader can find the whole story in Norwegian at my private blog, Metallsøkerposten

The Ring Finders Metal Service is on the Treasure Hunter Forum

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

Today I spoke to Larry who runs What a great guy! He has a great metal detecting forum that I am now a member of and also advertising on.

I admire people who can build and run these forums for the benefit of treasure hunters to learn from and post questions or show off their amazing discoveries.

Thank you for your site and for all you support and help Larry!



Chris Turner

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service, Midlothian,Texas USA, Larry Simpson

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

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service has its first member from Midlothian,Texas USA.

Larry Simpson is an experienced treasure hunters that offers his metal detecting service for helping people who have lost their jewelry at the beaches, parks, lakes, yards, and other outdoor areas…

Visit Larry’s profile page at The Ring Finders…

Lost your jewelry in or around Midlothian,Texas?

Call Larry Simpson