Sunday was a beautiful beach day for Natalie and her daughter. As they played in knee deep water Natalie’s engagement ring slipped from her finger. A frantic search did not reveal the ring. Later a friend called for help. Unfortunately the help with her metal detector was directed to an area that did not behold the ring.
That next day I was contacted to help look for the ring. I did and quite a distance from the “area of loss” I found the beautiful 3 diamond white gold engagement ring. I left the fresh water beach to go and search a sandy salt water beach for a man’s lost wedding band.
I was at home when Natalie called and made arrangements to pick up the ring on her way home. As for me…I now know that the ring is back where it belongs and I have a wonderful picture of to beautiful girls with impressive smiles.
I read a posting on Craig’s List and just had to answer it. My reply suggested the poster reach out to TheRingFinders.com for help in locating a wedding band and engagement ring lost at the beach. Awhile later I received an e-mail from Liz asking me to call her for more information. I did.
The 26 year young ring set had been lost 5 days ago somewhere between the soft sand and waist deep water. The next low tide I could get in the water was at 5pm the next day. Well with the 90 degree summer day pending I knew the beach would be crowded so I opted for a 6am search of the dry sand area and leave the water side of the search for the afternoon low tide, if needed. Two hours into the search I was rewarded to see the ring set in my scoop. Knowing Liz would want to know that I had found her ring I call but could only leave a message.
A cup of coffee on the way home, a quick cleaning of the ring and a bit of lunch passed. I called Liz again as I had only left a message earlier before leaving the beach. Liz answered, a bit of disbelieving she asked for a picture. Sure it was sent, verified and a reply that she was on her way to pick the 26 year young wayward ring. Now returned, of course with a big smile it is time to enjoy the summer on Cape Cod.
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A long time favorite beach of Katie and Chris, Washburn Island is only accessible by boat as there are no bridges. I had often thought about tripping to the island myself but never made solid plans.
I had been contacted via J&E Enterprises, my detector dealer, about a lost ring on the Island. Sure I would go. After Katie contacted me about her husband’s lost ring and told me pertinent information such as area and time of loss, item material etc. we made plans to make a recovery trip on Sunday. All was fine until King Neptune sent in high waves along with Mother Natures high winds which shut down the marina. No boat could leave the docks on Sunday. Next plan was for a Friday trip with low tide and predicted weather being much more favorable.
Friday came and so did moderate seas with 2-3 foot waves., it was a go. Chris the owner of the lost ring, knew where we were going. Twice I heard him say NO, the next inlet, around the NEXT curve. Well he would be proven correct, He beached the boat and told me the ring was lost within 15 feet of the boat, as he remembered it should be in the water, not on the sandy beach.
I drew marker lines in the sand made two passes and on the third I heard the beautiful tone of gold. One shallow scoop and shake or two and I walked to Chris and let him remove his ring from the scoop. He did so in total disbelief. Then without much ta-do, he was off running down the beach to where Katie had walked with their dog Mauricio. It was a wonderful sight, the reason I enjoy my hobby, the love of people and the happiness I can bring them after a traumatic happening such as a lost wedding band..
By the way, it was Mauricio who had just been lifted into the boat before Chris’s ring slipped off his finger. My thanks must go out to him for this wonderful experience.
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On Saturday, Esmeralda and Rey were playing with friends in the water. When Esmeralda reached to catch a ball, her beautiful 10th anniversary diamond ring flew off her finger. They searched for hours to no avail. The next morning, Esmeralda emailed me for help.
Metal detecting for artifacts in the area is unlawful. So, I contacted the Stafford County Government to get permission for the search. Even though it was Sunday, I was able to reach Brett. He was very understanding and told me it was no problem as long as I was only looking for the ring.
Beach before Crowds
I met Rey at the beach and he showed me where they thought the ring landed. The water was about waist deep and there were many families enjoying the shallows. Since the spot was crowded, it took more time than anticipated. I forgot all that when I found the ring in the scoop. I am so happy to have helped a couple of patriots like Rey and Esmeralda!!!
Rey and Esmeralda were so kind to post the story on their local Facebook news. I have already been contacted by people who saw their post! I also appreciate their generous reward, a portion of which was donated to the Fisher House Foundation https://fisherhouse.org/.
I was happy to retrieve trash during my search. As you can see in the photo, I removed jagged metal and glass just waiting to cut some unsuspecting swimmer’s foot.
I got a call from Rocky needing help finding his Palladium wedding ring. He was in shoulder deep water in Lake Michigan and felt his ring slip off his finger. We agreed to meet Friday morning at 9:00am.
I asked the normal questions when we first met. We marked off an area 50 feet wide by 70 feet long in the water. Rocky is 6 foot 5 I’m 5 foot 8. I searched out as deep as I could go then handed Rocky my Excalibur II. Rocky searched the deeper area I could not reach. We had no luck in finding the ring, so I started searching shallower all the way to the shoreline. I could tell Rocky was getting discouraged so I had him go search the condo to keep his mind busy. Ended up grid searching the 50 by 70 foot area twice from two different directions and did not find the ring. This took 5 1/2 hours to grid search the area twice.
After the 5 1/2 hours in the water I was whooped and ready to call it a day. Rocky just happened to walk back down to the beach. I had already had a couple conversations with him about what had happened. He stated his ring has never fallen off before and was not loose. I told him again something physical happened to cause the ring to slip off. He was still sticking to the story of having the feeling of his ring coming off his finger. I told him if he wanted his ring back he needed to trust me 100 percent. I told him that people are stressed when they find out there ring is gone and that moment is burned into there brain that is where the ring is at. I told him your mind plays games with you and we need to turn this into process of elimination. That something physical happened to cause the ring to come off. He thought about it for a couple minutes then said I trust you. Then I asked him what else has happened the last couple days.
He said well, I fell out of a Kayak a couple day ago up the river. He said he did not tell me about it because there is no way he went 1 1/2 days without his ring and not notice it missing. I told him we need to go to the spot he fell in asap. We paddled up to the spot then I fell out of the kayak in the same spot. When I stood up I saw a shinny round looking object on the bottom. I turned on the Excalibur II to make sure it was metal. I got a really loud nice signal. Bent down picked it up and handed him his ring. His reaction was about 8 NOWAY!’s On the paddle back down river I heard him ask himself how he went 1 1/2 days without noticing his ring missing.
Hi, my name is Tim Blank. I’m new to The Ring Finders but have been metal detecting since 2009. I am super excited for the opportunity to help find your lost belongings. I’ve been asked by a few people in the past to help find there lost rings, and its always a pleasure to see the smiles on their faces when you give back to them what they thought was lost forever! And that’s why I joined The Ring Finders.
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I received a call from Dawn whose friend saw my Ring Finders South Jersey page on Facebook and referred her to me. Her daughter Julia lost her Cartier gold Love ring in the surf during a severe storm in Ocean City, NJ. She was in ankle-deep water when strong gusts of wind suddenly blew the ring off her finger. After speaking with Julia about the details of how and where she lost the ring, I started the search in knee-deep water and worked my way toward the beach. I had to expand my search out about another 35 yards and the ring was found on the high on the slope! Never give up the search -the rings can be found!
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Tuesday evening, 5:00 p.m. and my phone rings. It’s a young man name Dylan who says that while he and his family were swimming etc. at Fair Haven Beach and park on Lake Ontario, his Aunt lost her wedding band and engagement rings while sitting on the lake shore very close to the water. They had been hunting for the rings for 1 hour and was about to give up when they contacted the life guard. She (the life guard) suggested that they call me and that I would most likely be able to find the lost rings. I told Dylan that I would pack up my equipment and be there at the beach in about 1 hour. Dylan and his family were about to leave, so I told him to do so and I would get to the beach, do my search and call them when I found his Aunt’s ring.
When I arrived the life guards had marked off the area, so I search the dry sand, but the Aunt’s rings were not there. I then stepped into the water thinking that most likely a wave had come ashore, caught the rings and washed them out to the first wave break. I walked about 4 feet when my detector sounded out with that low, deep sound that told me that there was a gold ring under the coil. I had too take two scoops but up came the wedding band. GREAT, but where was the engagement ring. I swung the coil again and move forward about 18 inches and there was another low, deep sound. This time the ring was down about 8 inches so it took me 4 scoops but up came the engagement ring. BINGO I had both rings.
I called Dylan on his cell phone and told him that I had both rings, and he said that they were in downtown Fair Haven and going to a diner to eat supper. I told them that I would meet them there.
Dylan’s Aunt was very happy to get her rings back, and now she can tell the story of how her rings decided to spend some extra time soaking up the sun and sand on Fair Haven beach in 2020. LOL
Thank you Dylan, your Aunt and the whole family for the very generous finders reward.
As I was metal detecting in the water on South Beach Miami Beach A couple of guys approached me and asked me to search for a gold chain for them. I spent two or so hours looking for it but after analyzing the situation and having only found beer cans and pennies. I thought we needed to go further out. The problem was it was getting to be the highest tide. So I took a break and waited until the tide went out further they agreed and after signing the contract. I continued to search way out for another 1 hour or so with little results. After discussing the possibility of a need to come back another day and or switching to another metal detector with better sensitivity. I got a target.!!! And brought up the gold chain in the picture. The owner was sooooo happy to get his chain back.