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Gold Diamond Wedding Band Lost On Emerald Isle Beach, Near Pier, Quickly Found

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Haley & Wesley decided to play along the Bogue Inlet Pier shoreline with their babies.  Before heading for the water, Haley gave her wedding set to her Mimi to hold until they returned.  Mimi placed them on her finger.  When Haley returned, Mimi stood up to return the rings.  It was then she realized Haley’s wedding band was missing.

A plea was made on a popular social media group asking for someone with a metal detector to help.  I was quickly alerted to the lost ring and made contact as soon as possible.  I loaded up and made my way to the pier parking lot.  After a rough walk through soft sand and the heat, I met Wesley who didn’t leave the spot of the lost ring.  I started my search from the inside then picked started to grid back when I received a 43 VDI (Video Discrimination Indicator) number on my Deus II metal detector.  I told them this looks promising just before bending down and pulling Haley’s missing ring from it’s hiding spot under the sand.

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Wedding Ring Lost In The Surf Found By Crystal Coast Ring Finders

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

It was the beginning of a family vacation at Emerald Isle, North Carolina.  Adam was throwing a football in the shallow waters.  When he was done, he noticed his wedding ring was no longer on his finger.  His mother-in-law remembered reading a story about a Ring Finder in Florida and began an online search that brought up The Ring Finders directory.  She messaged me and I gathered my gear to head their way.

Adam wasn’t sure exactly when or where it happened.  He did know the boundaries of where he was in the water.  The tide was coming back in and I knew I had to work somewhat quickly.  Water searches are extremely slow because of trying to move the detector coil through the water and wave currents.  I think they may have started to have doubts of  his ring being found the same day.  My second target barked out a 13 on the Minelab Equinox 800 and it actually made me smile.  In one scoop I had Adam’s ring.

Now their vacation can resume normally and I hope they have the best one ever!

Keys Lost On The Beach Recovered At Pine Knoll Shores, NC

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Rusty’s wife sent me a message asking if I had time to look for keys lost at a Pine Knoll Shores beach access.  Rusty realized that morning he was missing a few keys and they believed they were lost the day before.  After explained the area he was that day, I began the searching.  As I was running out spots to search, I received a strong signal.  I checked the area and spotted the key ring barely protruding from the sand.  I sent the picture to Rusty’s wife and he met me as I was leaving the beach with keys in hand.

Topsail Beach Ring Lost In Surf Found By Crystal Coast Ring Finders

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Doug and his wife Kim were spending Father’s Day with their kids at Topsail Beach, NC.  Doug was in the surf using a boogie/body board and upon arrival back to their beach setup, Doug removed the tight wrist band of the boogie board.  It was shortly after that he noticed his wedding band was missing.  After the family searched the beach, Doug called Crystal Coast Ring Finders.  I headed their way as soon as possible.  Upon arrival, the tide had subsided and after searching around the beach chairs, a search began in the wet sand and surf.  Less than 10 minutes later, Doug’s wedding band gave a very strong signal and was pulled from the beach.  It was a hot day and I think they were very happy to finally leave the beach and possibly a meal.

Thank you Doug & Kim

Gold Wedding Band Lost From Emerald Isle Beach House Deck Found By Crystal Coast Ring Finders

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

David informed me he was on the raised deck putting on his sandals and noticed a sound like something dropped.  A very short time afterwards, he noticed his wedding band of 5 years was missing.  David and others searched sand below the deck but were unsuccessful in their attempt.  Andy who was in the group started an online search for a nearby metal detector to rent and found The Ring Finders.  Andy called me and I headed their way.  I arrived within an hour of the call and after gathering information and explaining my Minelab CTX-3030, I headed down the sandy area next to the home.  The ground was littered with various signals and even though I had my sensitivity turned way down, I was getting numerous target signals.  I guessed the approximate area the ring would have landed and turned on my Garrett Pro-Pointer AT for a more precise search of each item.  The very first item I pulled up from sand was David’s sparkling gold wedding ring


Heirloom Sentimental Rings Lost In Hampsted Found by Crystal Coast Ring Finders

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

June was spending time in her son & daughter-in-law’s backyard.  They were just checking out the variety of plants around the trees towards the back of the property.  June was pulling a few weeds and vines in the process.  Shortly afterwards, she noticed 3 rings were missing.  These rings were all over 100 years old and belonged to her and her late husband’s parents.  These rings held so much meaning for June.

I was expecting a backyard with more grass than landscaping & trees.  I first brought my Equinox 800 with the 15″ coil.  This proved to be too sensitive to the items under the pine straw and the metal fence surrounding the backyard.  I switched over to my CTX-3030 and 11″ coil.  It also gave me some problems but was easier to maneuver through the items growing in the pine straw.  As I searched the first bush June said she pulled weeds, I ran into interference with the fence being so close to the bush but also noticed a solid tone just a bit away from the fence.  It was then I decided to search this bush for anything around or inside it’s branches.  My Garrett pinpointer sounded off about 10″ above the ground in the middle of the bush and you can guess the rest as I removed the pine straw and leaves from the bush, all 3 of Junes rings were also found.  I take pride in exploring all options when hunting for lost items and this was a first for me to find lost rings above the ground.

June was very emotionally moved when the news of her rings being located.  It was a very moving moment.  It was very nice to talk to June and her family during my brief visit.





Heartbroken Girl’s Fear Is Replaced With Tears Of Joy After Lost Ring Is Found

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)


Katelyn was relaxing, just before sunset, on the beach with her fiancée, Brianna.  Katelyn has placed the first ring anyone has ever gave her on a bag they brought along.  She thought it was put in the bag.  After they left, they realized the ring was missing.  Katelyn sent a plea for help and discovered, through social media, Crystal Coast Ring Finder (The Ring Finders member).

I had a very good understanding of the area and knew exactly where to begin my search.  Katelyn’s very sentimental ring was the first target that sent an alert to my Minelab CTX-3030.  I made arrangements to meet Katelyn after she got off work.

Katelyn has had a rough run of luck lately with numerous hardships and relocating to North Carolina from Pennsylvania.  This ring was part of her strength.  She mentioned online “So when I lost it at the beach I lost a part of myself too.”  I was very happy to bring the ring back to her so the ring can still be part of future stories and hopefully a very happy future!

Congratulations Katelyn & Brianna!   They are considering an Autumn wedding

Class Ring Lost 20 Days Prior On Topsail Beach, Found By Crystal Coast Ring Finders

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

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Taylor texted me August 15th with a message stating, “This is a complete shot in the dark but I lost a ring in the last week of July at Topsail Island”

This class ring belonged to her mother.  Taylor said she was given the ring when she was 6 years old and has worn it off and on for nearly twenty years.

She informed me the ring was lost above the high tide line.  I explained that the odds are low especially if it was lost in the ocean or close to a public parking access as other detectorist hunt these places on a regular basis.  Taylor still wanted me to give it a shot and my reply was “I agree.  If nobody searches, there is no hope.  We have found rings that were lost a longer period of time…”  Upon arrival, I was becoming concerned as there were 2 public parking lots within 150 yards of the beach house her family rented.  I started from the path to the beach house, walked just below the high tide line. I began my walk back towards the house when an iffy signal on my Minelab CTX-3030 caught my attention.  When on a recovery search, I dig almost every signal so my scoop went to work and plucked out her ring on the very first scoop.  I must admit, it even surprised me!  I was so very happy to find her ring that had been lost for 20 days.

Engagement Ring Lost In Emerald Isle Waters Recovered By Crystal Coast Ring Finders

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

It was a beautiful Saturday for a swim along the Southern Outer Banks, also known as the Crystal Coast.  After Melanie was in water up to her waist, she thought it best to remove her rings before proceeding.  Her intention was to attach them to a hair band.  After removing her rings, her engagement ring slipped out of her hand into the Emerald Isle surf.  Her father recommended that she contact Crystal Coast Ring Finders after he posted a plea on a social media sight and received a recommendation to contact us.  Melanie called me shortly after loosing her ring and I made plans to meet her to begin the search.  I firmly believe her quick action to notify me as soon as possible definitely helped me locate her ring in the water.  Her and her husband knew the general area of where she was standing in the waist deep water at the time of the loss ring.  The beach in this area currently has very soft sand and heavy objects such as gold can sink below detection depth quickly.  She explained to me it had been a bad day with the loss of the ring and missing a flight but I am sure I helped ease her troubles with the thing that meant so much to her