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Lost ring in Savannah Georgia found!

  • from Statesboro (Georgia, United States)

Grant contacted me about an engagement ring lost in their backyard a couple of months ago. He asked if I could come out and take a look. They’d tried with their own detector without success. Grant confessed that he didn’t really know what he was looking or listening for and everything seemed to sound like pull tabs. (lol!).

After arriving on the scene and talking for a few minutes, it turns out the ring had been lost for closer to a year. It was lost last year on Mother’s Day while his wife was working outside on some furniture. After about half an hour searching where he thought it might be, I popped this absolute beauty out of the ground. Grant was thrilled to have the ring back and was excited to surprise his wife with the find.

 

       

 

I-Phone Lost in snow Hampton Bays

  • from Suffolk County (New York, United States)
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I received a call Late Tuesday from Gianna telling me her husband was out shoveling snow and when he came into the house He couldn’t find his phone he had it in his pocket and realized it must have come out in the snow.  I ws told they looked for it till it got dark and then called me.

I was out Wednesday mourning with my metal detector and started the search in the front yard near the house.  It didn’t take long before I got a very strong signal and after moving the snow from on top there it was.  I gave the phone Gianna who turned it on and it came to life like it was never in the snow

Lost Engagement ring found in Bricktown NJ by: Matt St.Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)

Yesterday I spoke with a woman who’s name is Genesis. She was referred to me by fellow Ring finder John Favano. While she was out in the front yard playing in the snow with the kids her engagement ring slipped off at some point. After a few days of looking without any luck, They called John. I made arrangements to go there today. After speaking with her for a bit i began my search. She wasn’t wearing gloves and remembered she kept shaking the snow off her hands. After about an hour of searching i found it! They were very happy and relieved! First recovery of 2021!

Gold and Diamond Wedding Band Lost in Snow, Found and Returned in Paoli, PA

  • from Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, United States)

Vijay found me via The Ring Finders Directory. He texted me looking for help in locating his lost gold and diamond wedding band. We spoke on the phone and he told me he was on an early morning walk around his neighborhood in Paoli, PA admiring the snow that was really coming down hard. He went to take a picture with his phone and while reaching for the phone he felt his ring fall off his finger straight down into the 8 or more inches of snow at his feet. At the time he didn’t have gloves on so he went home to get gloves so he could dig around and find the ring but by the time he got back…uh oh…the plow came through. I live about 15-20 minutes from Paoli so I was there within 30 minutes. First thing Vijay said to me was that next week is his 1 year wedding anniversary…and he made it clear the ring must be found! We met at the area where he dropped the ring, it was a parking lot of a school, and he showed me exactly where the ring was dropped. It was clear that the ring was definitely swept away by the plow and most likely was in one of the 3-4 foot mounds of snow near where the drop occurred. I had 2 detectors with me…One with a small coil and one with a larger coil. I started searching first with the larger coil but it was tough going and I couldn’t sweep the mound very effectively. I switched to the smaller coil and after each pass without a signal I took my shovel and dug the mound down by a foot or so. The detector depth is only a foot so I was assuming the ring was probably deeper toward bottom of the mound. After 20 minutes and on my 3rd pass I finally got a really good signal(a 22 on my Equinox 800). I called Vijay over and told him I’m liking this signal…we looked together as I dug down in snow. We were both elated to see his bright yellow gold band appear! I tell this to people all the time…being a Ringfinder is a lot “funner” when you are able to come through for the person! I’m so happy that Vijay can celebrate his 1 year anniversary next week with his beautiful band on his finger.

Thrown Ring Went a Little Farther than Expected.

  • from Cochrane (Alberta, Canada)

 

 

 

 

On a cold, snowy, wintry night, I was contacted about a ring lost in the back yard.  After chatting for a while it sounded like an easy find. The sound she said it made meant it was either on the deck or just on the other side of the railing.  I arrived and started searching. The deck was most likely but all I got was the same deck screw tone over and over. I moved to the other side of the deck rails. Deep snow and lots of it. Still no ring. I expanded the search area to cover the full yard. Still no ring. Under the deck with a pin pointer. Nope.  I had her test throw a key chain ring. She threw it into the dark. Neither of us saw it go.  A little later I found it on the other side of the deck rails.  I  was confused. The ring should have been there. I cleared a spot with no signals on the brick sidewalk and shovelled the deck snow onto it checking each pile each time. Still no luck (but she had clear deck).  I repeated that with all the snow near the deck rails just in case they were masking the signal.  Still no signal. I must have said it a dozen times.  “This doesn’t make sense. It should be here.”  Expand again. The side walk beside the garage ran along the fence. There was a 12 inch high and 3 inch thick strip of snow along the bottom of the fence. I ran my detector along it and got “the” signal I was looking for. I brushed the snow away and revealed a rim.  I called her over and revealed the rest. What appeared was an engagement ring with a rather large diamond on it.  The wave of relief and tears she shed were real.  What happened in the moment led to regret but eventually relief.  What I figured would be a short hunt lasted close to 2 1/2 hours.  We didn’t quit and thankfully so.

 

Thank you Evan for promptly coming to my rescue! Thank you for braving the cold for almost 3 hours to find my ring, and for being so patient. I have never experienced that many emotions simultaneously when you finally found it, but nothing else seemed to matter except the joy I felt at that moment.

Ring Found in Deep Snow of Lake Tahoe

  • from Reno (Nevada, United States)

I received an urgent call from Anton telling me that his wife’s (Arina) wedding band had slipped off while playing in the snow around Lake Tahoe, Nevada.  In the best possible scenario, he had been taking photos of Arina at the exact moment her ring was lost.  Unfortunately, they lived four hours from the site and hadn’t been able to look for help until arriving home.  Once they called me I immediately agreed to meet with them the next morning to help reunite her with her ring.

Arriving at the location prior to their arrival, I started searching the slush on the roadway just in case it fell where she was located in the photograph.  No luck.  The couple arrived shortly after my arrival and once I received more detail on the actions taking place at the time of loss I was able to pinpoint the location of the ring.  It turns out that he was taking pictures of her throwing snow above her head.  This told me that the ring would most likely have been thrown behind her and to the left so that is where I moved my search too.  After digging 2′ into the snow to retrieve an early 1900’s tin can I received my second target signal.  8″‘s down I spied the glint of gold.

The look on their faces is one I won’t soon forget and will never tire of seeing.  Another successful recovery and return.

Lost ring at South Mission Beach found

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

Hailey was out on the beach one evening playing a game. When she was done, she realized the ring given to her by her boyfriend at Christmas was not on her finger anymore. Soft sand and a 30 X 40 foot area and there was no way she was going to find it without help. I got the call the next morning, grabbed my gear, and headed to meet her. On a public beach, you need to get on these things right away so someone else doesn’t find it first and not know who to return it to. On arrival, I noticed that some heavy equipment had gone through the area…..not a good sign. I looked down the beach and could see that equipment at work moving sand around. A skip loader and a rake machine. Okay, that’s better than a sifter, but, still the ring could have been scooped and dumped somewhere else, or, the rake could have drug the ring out of the search area. Not all of the search area had been disturbed, so, we were hopeful. After about 15-20 minutes of gridding, I got the sound I was “looking” for, and one scoop later, I had her ring. It was just a fraction outside the raked section of sand. Whew! I’m glad I could help you Hailey, and thank you for the reward.

 

Lost Diamond Ring Recovered in Fredericksburg After Rare Snow Event – Returned to Owner!

  • from Kerrville (Texas, United States)

Mid-afternoon on Sunday I received a frantic call from Shawn that his wife had lost the Diamond Engagement Ring of her wedding set while throwing snowballs at him. Earlier that day Shawn and Jessica learned that it could possibly snow in Fredericksburg, Texas that afternoon. Predicted accumulation was only about 1” (it only snows here about once every six years). Nevertheless, they drove from San Antonio to Fredericksburg because growing up in Florida Jessica had never seen snow before. The snow event happened and before you know it Jessica was rolling snowballs and having a grand time throwing them at Shawn. Uh oh, Jessica looked down and her Diamond Engagement Ring was missing from her finger! She knew she had it when the snow started because she had a picture of it from the restaurant they had eaten at.

So, Shawn looks on the web for metal detectors and finds me under TheRingFinders.com and my Kerrville-Fredericksburg Rings Finders Facebook page. He contacts me and explains the situation. He was positive of the ¼ acre location area in the city park that the ring was lost in. I asked him to call the police department for permission for me to metal detect in the park. They agreed but only to look for the ring and no holes were to dug (historical area). I agreed to brave the 25 mile drive from Kerrville in winter conditions and the 32 degree temperature to try to locate Jessica’s ring. When I arrived at the park the snow had stopped falling and most had already melted into the ground. They showed me the area that they thought the ring should be in. I started to detect with my Garrett AT Pro and found there were a lot of targets to be checked. I detected the entire area for about 1 hour and did not find her ring. The cold had gotten to me and it would be dark soon so I called off the search. I told Jessica and Shawn that I would come back when it was warmer in a couple of days to search for it again.

On Wednesday, the temperature reached the 60’s in the afternoon. My wife, Kathy, and I drove over to Fredericksburg and I again started detecting the area in the park that Jessica had lost her ring in. After about 30 minutes of swinging the detector I got a tone that rang true. Looking down in the grass I could see the glint of a diamond ring. Holy cow, Jessica’s ring!                                                              

I called my wife over and we recovered it from the grass. I text Jessica the pictures of it. She was elated to say the least! We made arrangements to meet on Friday to return the ring to her. The smile on Jessica face when she had the ring back on her finger says it all!

Shawn and Jessica did everything right when they noticed her diamond ring was missing. They did a quick scan and realized they would need a metal detector to find it. More importantly, they realized they need an experienced operator of the metal detector. They searched on the web and found a member of TheRingFinders.com that serviced the area. This is how Jessica was able to put her Diamond Ring back on her finger where it belongs!

 

Diamond engagement ring lost in snow, recovered and returned in Bensalem, PA!

  • from Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, United States)

Received an email from Catie on December 17, 2020 looking for help finding a lost diamond engagement ring. I gave her a call and she shared the details of what happened. Here in the Philadelphia area we had a significant snow storm Wednesday night through Thursday morning. Catie was clearing snow off her car in the parking lot of her apartment in Bensalem, PA when she suddenly noticed her relatively new engagement ring was no longer on her finger. She was quite certain it was on her finger prior to her starting to clear the snow off the car. In somewhat of a panic she dug around in the 10 inches of snow with no luck. Prior to calling me she had actually borrowed a metal detector but told me it was of no use and she didn’t know how to work it. After speaking to her I told her I would be there the next day at lunch time….I stressed to her not to touch, move or shovel anymore snow and to make sure no one shovel the snow around the area.

I met Catie at her car at around 130 pm and we re-enacted her movements that led to the lost ring. Based on her description of her movements I guessed it couldn’t be far from her car and most likely in the snow behind the car. I learned over the years to prioritize search areas…start a quick search in the most likely area it fell…even if that area is sort of in the middle of the entire search area. I made a first pass along and behind the tail gate of her car with no luck…the snow was deep! I turned and began making a 2nd pass a little more distant to the rear of the car and BOOM! A surface 8-9 tone on my Equinox 800 detector! Those of you who are detectorists know…if you get a solid surface signal in 10 inches of snow…its going to be a winner. The signal was so clear and obvious I wasn’t surprised when i bent down and wiped away a few inches of snow to reveal a beautiful diamond ring. Total search time – 2 minutes?!

Catie happened to be standing 10-15 feet away….watching with hopeful yet anxious eyes. When I got the signal…even before bending over….I gave her a wink(like babe Ruth calling the homer!). After bending over and picking up her ring I think she was in a bit of shock when she saw it in my hand. Then tears of joy of course! To this day I find the best part of being a Ringfinder is the visceral joy and relief on faces of people when I hold up their lost ring. What can I say…its a rush!

Catie is scheduled to get married September of this year…I certainly wish her the best!

 

 

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring in Powell, OH. “FOUND”

  • from Newark (Ohio, United States)
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I received an email about a lost gold diamond engagement ring in their back yard. She possibility lost her ring while raking and bagging leaves a few days before. I had a hit in two of the four bags of leaves and started with them. As the first bag was dumped out on the ground cloth, I got a hit.  It was a piece of foil trash and the same for the other bag, trash again. Continue on through the grass around the vegetation and landscaping. Finding nails and trash with each hit then got a hit for this gold item in the dirt. I show her to confirm the ring and then she was full of excitement in this was her ring. She was very happy that the ring was returned back to her. I wish this soon to be couple to have a bless long marriage.

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring in Powell, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring in Powell, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring in Powell, OH. “FOUND”