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Lost SigNet Ring Found In Delray Beach, FL Park and Reunited with owner

from Fort Lauderdale (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-954-974-0203
On Happy Client Reunited with His Lost Ring While Playing Football

Words cannot describe the happiness when one is reunited with their lost ring

On Decemember 5th, 2010  I received this phone call from a guy who lost his ring playing football at the park with his friends.  I was just arriving home from a camping trip when I called him back.  He told me his story and I said I would call him back with a time that I could meet him out there.   I had not even had a chance to put my gear away.  Within minutes, I had called Andrew and was in transit to Delray Beach to find his lost ring.  My hunting partner and I searched the field where the ring was lost for a little more than five hours before it was pitch black outside.   Andrew had mentioned to me that he had somewhere to be and asked if he could leave now and I assured him that we would not be giving up that easily and if it was found tonight, I would call him so he could come back.  We stayed another 30-40 minutes hunting in the blackness of night until I later unearthed his ring from the ground.  I called Andrew to let him know that we had found his ring and he was in disbelief!  I had described the ring I was holding and he met us back at the park to claim his ring.  Andrew was so excited to have his ring back!

A Photo Says a Thousand Words

A Closeup of the Prized Ring

A Video Testimonial in MP4 Format

A Video Testimonial in WMV Format

Gatineau/Ottawa winter ring searches/recherche de bague l’hiver

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

Hello everyone,

                                  The snow has finally arrived in the Ottawa valley. the time has come to shovel snow, do outdoor activities, snowball fights, and just enjoying the fresh air. It also a time when you lose that ring when doing your favorite outdoor activities. The Ring Finders do not sleep, we are there all year long, waiting to serve you and retrieve that lost ring. Have no fear the Ring Finder is here. As soon as you lose it call me immediately, I use the best metal detecting equipment around. Call Stéphane member of the Ring Finders and also Ring Finder of the year in 2010.  Your in good hands !

Stéphane Philippe


Bonjour à tous,

                                  La neige est enfin arrivé dans la vallée de l’Outaouais. le moment est venu de pelleter la neige, faire des activités extérieures, lancer les  boules de neige, et tout simplement profiter de l’air frais. C’est aussi un moment où vous perdez cette bague lorsque vous faites vos activités extérieures préférées. Le Ring Finder ne dors pas, nous sommes là toute l’année, dans l’attente de vous servir et de récupérer cette bague perdue. N’ayez pas peur Le Ring Finder est la. Dès que vous perdez appelez-moi immédiatement, je utiliser le meilleur équipement de détection de métal autour. Appelez Stéphane membre du groupe The Ring Finders et gagnant de recherche de bagues en 2010. Vous etres entre de bonnes mains!

Stéphane Philippe


Thank You to The Ring Finders Members for a Great 1st Year!

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Thanks to all members for a Great 1st year of Discoveries with The Ring Finders!
Prizes were awarded today Dec. 4th 2010 for members who not only found and returned lost rings but for using The Ring Finders Info Book tips to the fullest and getting lots of positive free press, which greatly benefits us all.

Our Winners for 2010

Stephane Philippe from Ottawa, Canada… Wins the 48″ Handle Diamond Head Stainless Steel Beach Scoop that was donated by our Sponsor “Nuttall Enterprises”

For his… Newspaper Story, Radio Interview, TV Interview & multiple blogs & 10 Recoveries-

Darryl Mansfield from Sacramento California, USA…Wins a Garrett Pinpointer Pro that was donated by The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service Inc.

For his… Newspaper Story, News Story & Video, TV interview & 3 Recoveries and blogs.

Honorable Mention…

John Abel from Brentwood, England… Wins One year free membership on The Ring Finders Directory.

For his Newspaper Story & Radio interview and multiple blogs and 5 Recoveries.

Darrin Gray from Minneapolis, St. Paul Minnesota, USA…Wins One year free membership on The Ring Finders Directory .

For his… 13 Recoveries & multiple blogs.

”Book of Smiles” Judging by the Smiles (176) The Ring Finders Directory is making a difference! I’m very proud of all our members! If you are yet to make a discovery please remember that you are only a phone call away from putting a smile back on someone’s face…

I look forward to reading your blogs and seeing the discoveries you’ll make in 2011

Happy Holidays,

Chris Turner/CEO of The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service Inc

Lost Diamond Ring in Durham, Ontario…Found! The Woodpile Ring

from Menomonee Falls (Wisconsin, United States)

A lady in Durham, Ontario, Canada lost her ring while retrieving firewood from a woodpile beside her home. The ring was purchased for her by her husband while overseas and so it had special sentimental value. She knew it was lost somewhere between the woodpile and her backdoor but exactly where it came off her finger was not clear. She frantically retraced her steps looking for the precious keepsake, but to no avail. The ground was covered in a mixture of maple leaves and bark chips and so it seemed hopeless that she would ever see her ring again.

My wife and I happened to stop by for a visit and soon learned about the loss. I had my Whites XLT Spectrum metal detector in the car (it usually travels with us) and so I asked the distraught woman some questions and then began a grid search retracing her steps between the house and the woodpile. I was barely 30 minutes into my search when the detector gave out what we metal detecting specialists call, “a loud and proud” signal. There, hidden from view beneath a golden maple leaf, the ring appeared where it had fallen.

It was a great feeling to be able to present the ring to its owner again. She was ecstatic! It was especially meaningful to me to find that ring and return it since it belonged to none other than my sister, Linda! In fact she and her husband visited us just the other day. And she was still wearing her “woodpile” ring—tangible evidence of yet another “Happy Return!”

Property and Estate Searches Yakima Washington

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

To date most of my hunts have included searches for rings and other lost personal items. But the use of a metal detector goes beyond just rings. I initially purchased my Whites Classic ID metal detector 11 years ago to search my property for underground lines and property markers. Since then I have loaned out that detector to search for wiring in new construction, for a friend to look for a pair of glasses lost on a snowy hike and yes for several property marker searches.

Recently I was asked if my detector could locate the lid from a chewing tobacco can. I responded that it would be able to see the metal part of the can and followed up his question with one of my own. Why?

The response got me ready to hunt. He told me a story about his grandparents who hid money in their yard in these containers and who knows what else. In one can there was a reported three thousand dollars. They lived in an area rich with history and many detectors had been by asking for permission to hunt their property. They had always said yes, but restricted them from searching around the house.

This led the person asking me the question to think there may be much more in the ground and he wanted me to do a property search. Currently the ground is nicely frozen, so this will have to wait until spring, and I will report back on what I find.

Another friend spoke with me about searching his late fathers property as they had already found $37,000 in cash in a drawer when they went through his estate. The father had owned a coin op car wash pre–1965 and had told the kids, when I die you can bet I will have several large drums of silver coins in the yard.

So you see besides searching for rings or keys, there are other good uses for a metal detector.

If you have a property that you think holds buried treasure and would like a hunt done, then let me know. If you are in the Washington State area I can help you out and depending on the treasure, I could be willing to travel. I can also set you up with a Ring Finder in your area who I am sure would be more than happy to help you out.

Now if spring could only hurry up so I can get to that estate search and see what treasure is waiting to be found.

Do you have a search? I am waiting for your call.


Lost wedding ring minnesota snow minneapolis St. paul

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

Just wanted to let everyone out there know that the Ring Finders are fully functional during the winter. I know a lot of people lose there valuables shoveling snow, having snow ball fights, cleaning the snow off your car etc. We are always happy to help. We have a great success rate and truely enjoy helping people. Take care and Good Luck!!!! Darrin E-Mail –

Lost platinum wedding band in the snow… B.C.I.T, Burnaby

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Wedding band lost in the snow

It snowed pretty hard today and I was running around with my wife getting some stuff read for work next week,  I got a call from a young man that had lost his  platinum wedding band in the snow at B.C.I.T (British Columbia Institute of Technology)

He told me that he had a good area were he believed his ring came off,  also that 5  people had  stopped to help him search for his lost ring for close to one hour, with no luck.

We made plans to meet and search for the ring and we met an hour later.  I started the grid search and 10 minutes into the search I asked him if he could get a ring out of my truck so we could do a test with it.

Just as he was going to the truck I received a good signal and kicked the snow to see his wedding band looking back up at me!

Thick Platinum Ring Lost in Snow

Needles to say he was very happy to see his ring,  it only took 10 minutes  to find it and he was in a bit of a rush to pick up his daughter from school, so it worked out well.

He was a very nice young man and I was very happy to help him find his wedding band of 6 years…

I love my Job!

Lost something in the snow?

Call me ASAP

Video of the search below…

Lost Gold Wedding Band Found Yakima Washington

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

Another great smile

When you are a Ring Finder, you never know when your next search will be. I had a feeling that I might get a search this week because here in Yakima we had a very cold and snowy spell.This can often mean valuables such as keys and rings can get lost.

When the call came asking if I was willing to help find a lost gold wedding band I was not surprised. After speaking with the wife of the man who lost his ring I was ready to start the hunt.

The ring had fallen off while the husband was cleaning the snow off the car, and then brushed his arms and hands off. He told me that he heard a metal “clank” but did not put it together that it was his ring that made the noise. When he arrived at home, he realized that his ring was gone and was sure that it was his ring that must have come off back in the parking lot. Well he returned to the site, but there was two inches of fresh snow in the lot and he could not find the ring. I was called the next day after they found my listing on The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service on the internet.

I agreed to meet them after work to look for the ring. Now I said earlier that it was cold and snowy, and it was. Although the snow had mostly stopped it was still only around 18 F outside and by the time the search was called off for the night it was well on the way to -5 F.

Unfortunately when we arrived at the search location the parking lot had already been plowed. There was only a 1/4 of packed snow on the parking lot, with two large piles of snow off in the corners. The man was able to put me exactly where the ring came off so I searched that area first. I then expanded the search grid to include the most likely route the scraper would have taken to move the snow into the piles. Still no ring. So after looking at the two piles of snow we decided to search the most likely one, which of course was the larger of the two.

I began to shovel layers of snow off the pile and search the remaining snow. After about two hours I had searched about half of the pile, and called it quits for the night.

The next day was even colder, but the sun was out and I was again eager to continue the hunt. My oldest son was home from school, so I asked if he would like to help me search for the ring, and fortunately he did. So off we went. It took about another hour of digging each layer of snow, and then searching it to come up with the ring. It was sitting just hidden in a clump of snow. About the time I swung the metal detector over the ring, I heard the beep and there was the ring. I could not believe we found it. I thought for sure that I would have to just wait for the pile to melt before the ring would be found.

Now I wanted to surprise the husband with the ring and capture that on video, so I called his wife and told her that I had found the ring but wanted to surprise him. So I asked her if she could get him down to the search area to give me some more details about losing the ring, and she agreed.

When they arrived I asked him if he could tell me about what significance the ring was to him and to go over how he lost it again. Then I asked him to describe the ring and after he was done I pulled out the ring and asked if it looked like this one! He was very surprised and happy to get the ring back.

I was pretty happy to have found it for him with the help of my son. It was a great moment I will not soon forget.

They were very kind in giving me a nice reward, which was much appreciated. I do accept rewards as it helps me cover costs and keep my equipment up to date, but for me the true reward is the great smile and joy that I get to witness and be a part of.

Thanks guys for giving me a call and letting me be a part of your wedding ring story.

Lost… 3 Platinum Rings at Chesterman Beach Vancouver Island…Found

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

I received a call from the Concierge at the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, Vancouver Island.  He asked if I could help search for 3 platinum rings that were tossed into the ocean at Chesterman Beach, beside their inn.

He tells me that 3 days past from the time the young lady from London England tossed her rings into the ocean.  He helped the couple by getting them a metal detector so they could search the next morning for the rings.

The coupled searched most of the day but had no luck in finding the rings.  They were leaving the next day to New York, they would leave Tofino broken hearted!

After the couple left to New York,  the Concierge (Damien) began to search the internet to see if he could locate someone to help find those 3 lost rings.

This is where I come into play,  he finds online, he tells me the story of the lady and her lost rings. I know I have to act fast as the waves on that beach can get very big in the winter time and that could pound the rings deep into the sand, beyond the reach of a detector.

My wife who hasn’t picked up a detector since we were hunting in the UK (Spoiled) many years ago, wanted to come and help. This was great because she could help grid search and we could knock it out fast,  we needed to because of the tides.

Close to 4 hours and only a couple of  trash targets I got a good signal.  I dug down with my sand scoop and placed the lump of sand on the beach and with my headlight I could see the sparkle of diamonds!

I found the platinum diamond engagement ring! I yelled out to Beverley and she came running, we were so happy and we called Trish in New York to tell them the good news.

We regained our composure and Beverley started to do a corkscrew grid search where I found the ring and within minutes she got a signal 5 yards away and scooped up the platinum wedding band…

This was the tough one because it was so small and thin and it was already 4-5 inches down,  good find by Beverley!

Well we were excited and hopeful that we would find the 3rd ring and within 5 minutes and about 15 yards away I found the Aquamarine platinum ring…

We were so happy to find all 3 rings and excited to email the pictures of our discovery to Trish & James.  We got a call early the next morning and Trish & James were happy, happy!

Things happen in our lives that make us do funny things that we regret… That being said the rings have more memories now and the last memory was how good it felt to get them back!

We started back to Vancouver and as luck would have it we got stuck in traffic for hours due to snow storms and white outs.  We did make it to the ferry and dropped the rings off to Trish’s friends in West Vancouver who will be going to London in a weeks time…

Beverley and I had a great time on this search and the Hero in all of this , in our opinion,  is the Concierge at the Wickaninnish Inn (Damien) Because if he hadn’t found The Ring Finders Directory, the rings would be lost forever!

I love my job! I Love my Wife!

Lost something?

Call me ASAP!

Video of the search below…

-Video- Chesterman Beach…3 Lost Platinum Rings in Tofino, Vancouver Island…Found!

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

This video is a search for 3 lost rings at Chesterman Beach,  Tofino,  Vancouver Island