Canada Tag | The Ring Finders

Men’s Wedding Band Lost in Garden Belfountain, ON

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

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I was speaking with a fellow Belfountain Heritage Society member Steve G about my metal detecting hobby. He proceeded to tell me that 2 years prior he was gardening and somehow his 14k platinum wedding band slipped off into the dirt. This wedding band was very special to him as it was matching wedding band to his Wife’s. I immediately offered to drop by with my detector to help in locating it. Date and time was set.

Lovely early summers morning….set up my gear and within 2 minutes BEEP BEEP…the detector went off! Took out my pinpointed and there it was. AMAZING feeling for my very 1st ring recovery!

One very happy wife as they were to celebrate their 14th Wedding Anniversary the following week which made this extra special!!

Here is the video

Lost ring Calgary Groom out of the doghouse

  • from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)

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A lost TUNGSTEN WEDDING RING WITH 3 DIAMONDS was found west of Sundre, Alberta Canada by Kevin Niefer the TV METAL DETECTIVE.  They were up in the foothills where people go 4 wheel driving and ride on quads.  The Bride and Groom were having a mud fight for their wedding photos and the groom lost his ring in a large mud puddle.  Everyone in the wedding party tried looking for it.  The ring wasn’t found even after six people put in about six hours. They even rented their own metal detector with no luck. I was able to find it in 20 minutes.  This made two people very happy.  Now the groom was out of the doghouse and their lives full of wedded bliss could begin……..



Wedding party after looking for six hours with detector

Grooms wedding band after found






Ring found Skaha Lake Penticton BC Canada

  • from West Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada)

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I received a call from Kevin about a ring lost on Aug 01 2011.  I received the call about a week after it was lost in the water at Skaha lake.  I know by experience that the beaches and shallow water in the area are well combed over by the Penticton MD club members there.  At that point I sent an e-mail to the members board in-case someone had already found it.

Now unfortunately Kevin was not around to give me a good area to look for the ring, as he had already returned to his home up north in Fort McMurray Alberta.  So everything was done either over the phone or e-mail.  Kevin did his best to give me a general area using Google maps satellite pictures.  So our search started off like a needle in a haystack.  Everyone does their best to describe where they think they where, but none of us come with built in GPS locators, so where you think you lost it a week ago compared to where you actually lost the ring can be miles apart…  Anyone here at the RingFinders knows that grid searching a football field is a long and frustrating task.

The first search lasted 4.5 hours and turned up $4.85 in change and a small fortune in aluminum pull tabs, a pair of sunglasses and one lighter…. no ring!….  When I contacted Kevin about the search result, I think he was accepting the possibility that he would never see his ring again.

Now a little history about the ring, because as we know here, every ring has a story until it is lost and then the story is lost as well.  This ring is a story that had value well over the monetary value of the gold.  His father passed away when he was 5 years old.  At 19 his mother gave him this ring, and he has had it for the past 9 years.  He has worn the ring on a chain around his neck and close to his heart for the past 3 years.  On vacation out on the beaches of Penticton, Kevin was enjoying the Skaha lake water when his chain broke and the ring slipped under the waves.  Kevin and all of his friends stopped and tried to find the ring, but they did more harm then good and is probably one of the contributing factors of why it was found so deep in the sand.

Kevin and I exchanged a couple of photos and tried to pinpoint a better location of where it could be.  The second search lasted  4 hours and this time the wife and kids came alone to enjoy the beach as it is an hour drive from where I live from Skaha lake.  At first they where right there helping me look for the ring, but as you all know the attention span of 5-9 years of age are short.  But it was fun while it lasted.  My wife was on the beach soaking up the sun and cheering me on.. or just waving at me.

At 7:30pm my wife gave me the 10 minute warning, pockets full of caps and spare change I was starting to get tired.

Beep Beeeeeeep! strong signal…. dig digg.. cheese n rice a bottle cap!

Now the best advice I was ever given by an MD’er was “after you dig, go over the site again in-case there is something else”

Beep Beeeeeeeeeep! Another signal deeper down?… dig digg  “this better not be anther frigg’n pull-tab!” is what I was thinking.


Over 8 inches later, “Ohhh shinny gold band in a clump of Black sand!”

And no, it was not in the area we all thought it was… close … but we found it!

Kevin didn’t think it was possible when I called him at close to 10pm that night, but ring and owner are united with the help of a little tenacity and underwater detecting!

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  • from Sarnia (Ontario, Canada)

Just wanted to say hi to everyone from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. I have been a member of the ring finders for close to a year now and just love what is represents. Chris Turner has done an excellent job building this great service. I love metal detecting as a hobby and nothing is better than helping someone find lost jewelry or keys that they think are gone forever. This year I was only able to do 2 searches for people, one was for an earring that I was unsuccessful with and the other was for 2 lost rings that had a great ending. The rings were tossed out a door in a moment of grief but then promptly searched for without success. The next day I was called. When the rings were tossed they were said to have hit a parked car and ricocheted off the car. I was able to locate the first ring on the other side of the car in the neighbours yard and the second ring was about the same distance in the total opposite direction. luckily both rings were found within about 20 minutes and needless to say the teary eyed owner was very happy. I am still working on getting some pictures which I will post soon after.