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Lost Graduation Ring in Fort Langley BC…Found!

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Hi and thanks for reading my story about a lost steel graduation ring that was given to students that graduated their Iron Engineering Course. The call came in and the young man told me the story that he lost his steel graduation ring while helping his girlfriend do some gardening at her families home. By the sounds of it he was pretty sure that it was lost some where in the garden and I felt my chances were good to find it.

When I arrived at the location I was greeted by the young man and his girlfriend, I got my detector out of my truck and fired it up, we started to head to the garden in question and before I could swing the loop more then 3 times we both saw the ring lying in the dirt…

He started laughing and it was over that quick! This is the second time in 3 hunts that the ring was found in a less then a minute. I have the greatest job in the world! I get to make people Smile!

 

 

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You can watch the video of the search below…

 

Lost Engagement Ring Found on Baker Beach San Francisco using GPS

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796
Liam and Sarah with the lost ring

Liam and Sarah with the lost ring, now found

Steph contacted me from Austin, Texas after returning home from a trip to San Francisco. While here, she had enjoyed a day on the beach with friends, and took off her grandmother’s engagement ring to apply sunscreen. She set the ring on the blanket, got distracted, and didn’t notice it was missing until back at the hotel. Steph tried looking the next day, but the ring was lost in the sand.

Steph found Ringfinders a few days later. We planned to meet her friend Sarah at the beach, so that she could show us where to search with our metal detectors. Then Sarah remembered that during the day on the beach, she had used the map feature on her iPhone to send their location to other friends who were on the way. Bingo! The map had GPS coordinates of the blanket’s exact location when the ring was lost!

We met Sarah and her fiance Liam at 7:15pm, a half hour before sunset. It turns out that Liam had also used his phone to send a map to other friends, so we had TWO phones with GPS coordinates of the hunt location! By the time we arrived, Sarah and Liam had already drawn a rectangle defining our search area. We found the ring within five minutes, buried near the center of the rectangle. Way to go, Liam and Sarah!

Immediately Sarah took a photo of the ring, and used her iPhone to send it to Steph. It turns out that Steph was at a wedding reception in Austin, and got very excited when she got the photo. She showed it to everyone at the table, and texted back that she was very happy.

We enjoyed the sunset with Sarah and Liam, then headed home happy.

Click here to read more stories about finding lost rings.

Steph's heirloom engagement ring

Steph's heirloom engagement ring

GPS map from Sarah's iPhone

GPS map from Sarah's iPhone

How to Find a Lost Ring

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

How to find a lost Ring…You can rent a metal detector and spend the day searching for your lost ring or you can hire a metal detecting specialist from ”The Ring Finders” who have the best metal detecting equipment and know how… Our success rate is amazing!

Visit… www.TheRingFinders.com  and have an expert help you find what you thought was lost forever!

Below is a testimonial about The Ring Finders…

 

It wasn’t just any ring that went flying off my finger while throwing snowballs at our husky. It was THE ring. The ring he chose all by himself. The ring he loved enough to give to me when he got down on one knee. And now it was hidden somewhere in 2 feet of snow!

We were newly engaged and still floating on cloud 9. Everything was perfect leading up to that afternoon of playing in the snow. The sunshine was glistening as we took turn tossing clumps of snow into the air. Our dog was jumping up chomping on them. I picked a big clump and tossed it with both hands. As I let go of the snow I knew instantly that my ring, which hadn’t been sized yet, was gone. Feeling it slide off the whole length of my finger was the worst feeling in the world.

We looked for hours. Tracing and retracing every inch of the dog park we were in. When our eyes failed us we shoveled 16 trash bags full of snow and melted them in the bathtub hoping to find my ring in the water. Bag after bag melted and bag after bag there was no ring. As my tears dried we slowly began to realize that short of a miracle, the ring was gone forever.

That miracle was discovering theringfinders.com on Google. They were great! There was no one in our area listed on the website but they found us a guy who lives down the street. Larry came the next day with all his gear and in 45 minutes had the ring back in my fiance’s hands. Larry’s strategy was simple and effective. He started with where I was standing and slowly expanded his search past where we had been looking until he hit the jackpot. We are so grateful to Larry and theringfinders.com for helping us! Instead of a tragic memory they gave us our ring, a great story to tell at the reception, and something my fiance can tease me about for the rest of our lives.

Christopher M. Corcoran

Valuable Diamond Ring Found Omaha, NE

from Omaha (Nebraska, United States)
Contact: 1-402-800-8510

While at work I received an unexpected phone call form an insurance agent asking if I was still looking for rings.  He then begins to tell me that he has a client who has lost a 3.4 carat diamond ring valued at $50,000 dollars and if I would be interested in looking for it, I think I said “yes”.  He put me in contact with his client and we arranged to meet that afternoon.

By the time 3 pm rolled around the weather had gone from sunny and 60 to raining and 50 degrees.   Unfortunately I had left the house without even a jacket.  A quick stop at the store and I had a  jacket off the clearance rack, a rain suit, and umbrella.  I met the owner at the soccer complex, with umbrellas in hand we went out to where she was at two nights ago.  After hearing her story I was confident it was lost on the complex and fairly confident nobody had simply picked it up.

She went on her way and I got geared up to begin the search.  The rain came and went but the temperature continued to drop.  I started my search along the sidewalk but stopped after about 30 feet.  With roughly 500 feet of sidewalk, a couple hundred sq ft of soccer field, and only a few hours to hunt.  I opted to concentrate around the soccer field where I figured she probably dropped it.  By the time I finished looking around the soccer field, my shoes and gloves were soaked and I was chilled to the bone.  I decided to warm up a bit and started covering the sidewalk on my way back to the car, deciding to skip the last field because there was a poor group of 10 year old girls playing in that miserable weather.

Looking out into the chilly haze I thought about giving it up for the evening.  Then my phone rang it was Joe, I had invited him to come along for the hunt.  He was all geared up and would be there in a couple of minutes…..great.   His enthusiasm would curtail after a couple hours in this miserable weather.  He started hunting the opposite side of the sidewalk on his way out back out to the soccer field, while I drove and hit up another clearance rack for a warmer shirt and dry socks.  We hunted another 2 hours, with his enthusiasm chilled we decided to quit for the evening.

I knew the last chance would be the following evening (Friday), on the weekend there would be a thousand people at these fields.  I started with the sidewalk again covering the little bit of area I skipped the night before.  Not more than 100 feet and 15 minutes, I had a good signal…. pulled back the grass and saw the shiny item I was searching for.  I immediately called the owner and let her know that I found something she might be interested in and made arrangements the following day to return it.  I then placed a call to the insurance company, I’m not sure which one was happier.

 

Lost platinum ring,East Setauket,Long Island,NY.

from Glendale (Arizona, United States)
Contact: 1-631-741-5122

I received a call from Joe. He told me that he was doing some yard work and had lost his Platinum wedding ring.

He had gravel delivered to his back yard.He spent hrs doing yard work that day.He then proceeded to spread out

the gravel with a rake.Some time later he realized that his ring was gone.He then started to look for his ring by

using the rake  to search in the gravel.He never did find it.So next he looks on the Internet and finds the ring finders site,

finds my name and gives me a call.When i got to his yard he showed me around the yard,i had him back track what he

did that day and where he spent most of his time.I searched the yard,and the gravel area,and did not find it.I didn’t

give up . I then searched the gravel again and wouldn’t you know ,there it was.It was about 3 inches deep in the

gravel.Total search time about 1 hr.The best part was when i showed him the ring,that smile was priceless.

 

Thanks J0e for the Generous Reward!!

Kelowna B.C. Septic Tank … Found! Owner happy he can now Go!

from West Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: 1-250-859-4540

First call of the season was not what I had expected.  The message was “Hi I am calling for the Ringfinders service and we have something we need you to find!”  This couple purchased a really nice property up in the Mission area of Kelowna about 8 years ago and they are on septic.  Well according to the husband, it has been that long since the septic tank was serviced!  The septic company wanted to charge them over a 150 bucks to locate the tank before they got it serviced.  So they decided to see if they could find a used metal detector or something and find it themselves.  That is when they stumbled on my ad in a local online classifieds.  Lucky for them, I have the Marko Jeotech in my equipment locker.  This little baby can find voids in the earth, like a half filed septic tank.  Well in about 15 minutes I found his buried copper gas line and the septic tank close by.  The service cap was about a foot or so down and it looked like it had not been disturbed for a bout 10 years or so.  I’m sure they can both breath a sigh of relief in knowing that they can get the tank serviced now!

It may have not been a diamond ring, but the owners were very glad to have it found.

Lost Engagement Ring Recovered In Severn Maryland!

from Baltimore (Maryland, United States)
Contact: 1-410-215-7826

Back on April 3rd, I was contacted by Laurie via email informing me that over the weekend she lost her wedding ring while doing yard work. What I remember most about the email was her last sentence……..” I’m absolutely heartbroken”. I got back to her the same day and we made arrangements to come out that weekend. Once again, my detecting buddy Lance was available to tag along.  Were we successful you ask? I’ll let Laurie tell the story in her own words…..

We were outside most of the day Saturday.  My husband was working in the yard all day.  I was outside most of the day as well , simultaneously cleaning up the flowerbeds and the kids’ play area and playing with the kids.  After coming in for the day, we had a quick dinner, gave the kids a bath and put them to bed.  Once the kids were in bed and we had a chance to relax we realized my engagement ring was missing.  We panicked and tried to look for it in the house and outside, even though it was dark.  We barely slept and continued the search on Sunday and for the next couple days.  We sifted through the bags of yard waste, checked drains in the house, took apart our washing machine and used a cheap metal detector that we had in our garage.  We had no luck finding the ring but kept googling for ideas.  We came across Jim’s web page and figured we had nothing to lose.  We e-mailed Jim and he responded right away.  He told us not to throw out our yard waste so that they could check it with their detectors.  We arranged for Jim and his buddy Lance to come out in a few days.  They arrived as scheduled and were very friendly and eager to help find the ring.  They asked some questions about what we were doing and where and then they got to work.  They were very methodical in their search and their equipment was top-notch.  Within and hour of searching, Lance found the ring in a bag of yard waste.  As our daughter said, “Yay, nice men!”  Thanks again Jim and Lance!  ~ Laurie & Jason

I tell you what, the feeling never gets old returning something to someone that has practically given up hope of ever seeing it again.  And this 100% success rate I(we) have going……I’m really getting use to it!

Lance returning the ring to Laurie

 

Glad we could got this beauty back to Laurie

 

Lost Gold Earring in Vancouver BC…Found

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I received a call early last week in regards to a search for a small gold earring that was lost on a roof top patio. I knew it would be a tough search and most likely I couldn’t use any detectors due to all the nails but I was interested in helping because I could tell it meant a lot to the young man that lost it.

He told me that it was lost 2 year ago while he was getting a haircut outside on the roof top and he knew he should have got something to get it out of the resting spot between the 2×6 as he could see it resting there.

Two years later and just before he moved out of his apartment he needed to find the earring, he told me the story on how he owned it for close to 20 years and how he traded for it with a lady who he meet when he was only 11 years old.

We spent 2  1/2 hours searching the area and hosing down the roof top to hopefully jar it free from its resting spot to an area that we could collect the dirt and search for the earring. After some hard work and no luck I was getting ready to pack up and my gut told me to search one other likely area and that was the right thing to do as when the young man loosened the 2×6 the little earring fell out from the boards in front of both of us…

Its not just diamond rings and gold wedding bands that makes people so happy when you find it for them as  this is proof that something so simple could mean so much…Just remember that everyones lost item has a story attached to it and when that item is lost the story ends…When we find it the story continues.

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You can watch the video of the search below.

Memories scattered in ashes Ile du Grand Calumet / Souvenirs cachés dans les cendres Ile du Grand Calumet

from Gatineau (Quebec, Canada)
Contact: 1-819 639 4908

Good day everyone,

On the 27th March I received an email from Isabelle to help her find lost jewelry lost in a horrible fire. Tragedy struck the family on the 3rd of January 2012, when playing dogs knocked over the christmas tree on a candle. Martin who is a volunteer firefighter for the municipality of Ile du Grand Calumet grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the flames and succeeded, but almost immediately the couch caught fire, now with the fire extinguisher  empty….there was nothing to be done, although the fire department was fast to respond…the house was a total lost.  Searching through the ashes and debris ( all the metal and dangerous items wereremoved from the basement), I was on a mission to look for her metal jewelry box and to find her 5 year old daughters jewelry. I searched the ashes over a 2 day period. Clumps of silver were found near her daughters room, please note this fire was intense and burned at times at over 2000 degrees, melting everything in its path. Alot of change was found, some sentimental value items were also found, and her daughters ring and chain. These were all eye ball finds. The challenge  was that there was alot of nails and other metal debris. Although Isabelle jewelry box was not found and Martin heirloom wedding band was not found either, a Swiss Army gold watch was found, her daughters ring was found, and other non metallic items. I would personnaly like to thank my brother in law Aymeric, Isabelle and Martin , the Ile du Grand Calumet volunteer firefighters, and Isabelle et Martin family for helping me search through the ashes to look for these valuable items. I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart and soul for your help. Merci !

I use a White’s XLT for my ring searches please visit www.whiteselectronics.com for great detectors and accessories.

 

Bonne journée à tous,

Le 27 Mars, j’ai reçu un courriel de part d’Isabelle pour l’aider à trouver des bijoux perdus dans un incendie horrible. La tragédie a frappé la famille le 3 Janvier 2012, lorsque les chiens jouait dans le salon ils ont  renversés l’arbre de Noël sur une bougie. Martin, qui est un pompier volontaire pour la municipalité de l’île du Grand Calumet saisi un extincteur pour éteindre les flammes et a réussi, mais presque immédiatement après le canapé a pris feu, l’extincteur était vide …. il n’y avait rien à faire , bien que le service d’incendie a été rapide à répondre … la maison a été une perte totale.La recherche a débuter à travers les cendres et les débris (tous les éléments métalliques et dangereux ont été retirés du sous-sol), j’étais en mission pour trouver sa boîte à bijoux en métal et de lui trouver les bijoux de sa petite fille de 5 ans. J’ai cherché dans les cendres sur une période de deux jours. Un lots de monnaie ont été trouvés ou etait situer la chambre de sa fille, prenes note que les flammes on été tres intense et brûlé à plus que 2000 degrés, et a fait fondre tout sur son passage. Certains articles de grande valeur sentimentale ont également été trouvés, et la bague de sa filles et une petite chaîne. Tout les items trouvé ont etait trouver a l’oeil nue. Le défi, c’est qu’il y avait beaucoup de clous et d’autres métaux. Bien que la boîte à bijoux d’Isabelle n’a pas été trouvé et la bague de mariage d’héritage a Martin  n’a pas été trouvé, La montre en or de Martin Swiss Army a été trouvé, la bague de sa fille a été trouvé, et d’autres items non métalliques, qui avait une grosse valeur sentimentale. Je voudrais personnellement remercier mon beau-frère Aymeric, Isabelle et Martin, les pompiers volontaire du Ile du Grand Calumet, et la famille de Isabelle et Martin  de m’avoir aidé à faire  la recherche à travers les cendres pour trouver ces objets de valeur sentimentale . Je remercie tous du fond de mon cœur et l’âme de votre aide. Merci!

Lost Platinum Wedding Band Recovered in Ashburn, Virginia!

from Baltimore (Maryland, United States)
Contact: 1-410-215-7826

I’m very proud of my perfect recovery record thus far as a member of The Ring Finders. The most recent recovery gives me a perfect 4 for 4 record!  I must admit, this time it was my detecting buddy who I asked to come along with me that actually found the lost platinum ring we were looking for, but nonetheless the recovery was a success! Being able to make a  couple’s St. Patty’s Day extra special sure was nice. I’ll let Sarah tell you the rest of the story in her own words….

My husband was out in our yard doing some gardening including spreading grass seed and pulling up weeds and throwing them over an embankment in a wooded area behind our house.  A few hours after finishing the yard work, he noticed that his ring was missing.  Even though he wasn’t sure he had lost it in the yard, he immediately went out there searching for hours with no luck.  He was even able to rent a metal detector and searched the area and still had no success.  He finally gave up and decided that the ring was lost for good.  When he told me, I wasn’t sure that a metal detector would pick up platinum so I did a search online for lost platinum ring and I stumbled upon Jim’s blog.  I sent him a quick e-mail asking if it would be worth it for him to come out if my husband had already searched with a metal detector.  Jim wrote back right away saying that the skill of the detector had a lot to do with the ability to find things, so I figured we’d give him a try.  Jim came out about a week later on St. Patrick’s day with his friend Lance.  They both brought their metal detectors and after my husband gave them a description of his yard work activities they began searching in what they thought were the most likely areas to find the ring: over in the area where he was throwing weeds and in the area he had been planting the grass.  Maybe 15 minutes after they arrived, I started to head out to meet them and my husband said to me “I hope you don’t get your hopes up.”  I said I hadn’t, but I really had!  I stepped outside and asked if they had any luck yet and they said they had found it already!!  It was located in the area where my husband had been planting grass and was under about an inch of dirt.  My husband and I couldn’t believe that they had found it so quickly!  I think it took longer to write this letter than  it took for them to find the ring.  I later realized that it was the 5th anniversary of us getting engaged.  So five St. Patrick’s days ago he had given me an engagement ring and on this one, he had gotten his wedding ring back!  Now St. Patrick’s day is twice as lucky for us.  Thanks again Jim and Lance!

There she is!

Lance and one happy camper!

 

Back where it belongs!