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Ring Lost in Backyard in Owasso Oklahoma found

  • from Broken Arrow (Oklahoma, United States)

I received a call from Jenna this past Saturday. She had stated she lost her wedding ring playing with her dog.. She saw which way the ring went, but just could not find it…. I asked her to stand exactly were she thought she was… She did and I saw her hand go towards her daughter’s playhouse…. They looked for hours… she said she lost it the night before… I watched her again and guess what happened I didn’t even turn on my detector… I looked on the other side of the playhouse and there it was peeking out from the dirt… ANOTHER SMILE FOR THE BOOKS THANK YOU JENNA !!!!!!

Ring lost at Mission Beach found

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

Anais and family were visiting here from Spain and spent the day at the beach. Anais decided to try a bit of surfing, and left her wedding and engagement ring with a family member while she went into the water. Unfortunately, when she went to reclaim her rings, one of them was missing. All manner of searching came up empty and a call for help came to me after they searched online for a solution. Knowing the location, I wanted to get right on that search before someone else happened onto the ring. We agreed to meet at 11pm on the boardwalk close to the search area. Even though it had only been a few hours since the loss, the beach always looks different at night vs the day. Landmarks such as tents, cones, sand castles, etc. can disappear or be moved, so, it took a few minutes to get oriented and zero in on the spot. Once there, with their best guess as to where the X should be, I started a grid. After five minutes and only a couple of junk signals, I got a nice solid 28 on my Equinox 900. That sounded so good and I said that this is  likely it! Yup, after filtering out the sand and dead sea grass out of the scoop, A beautiful engagement ring was sparkling under my headlamp beam. I handed the ring to an emotional Anais who teared up, hugged me. and then cried with joy in her husband’s arms. A pleasure to meet you both, have a good resumption of your trip, and thank you for the reward.

Lost White Gold Engagement Ring-Found!

  • from Chattanooga (Tennessee, United States)

I received a text from Leslie on Monday afternoon concerning a lost engagement ring.  She had found me with an internet search.  As it was late in the day I told her I could come the next day, becase it was about a two hour drive from where I’m located.  I got to the site at around 11:00 AM Central Time.   The couple had been pulling a boat and pulled off into the parking lot of an old convience store that had been converted into another use.  As they got out to adjust the boat straps, (the ring had been placed in the shallow tray under the door handle), the ring somehow went flying.  They looked on the pavement and didn’t see it, but there was a grass strip between the pavement and a shallow ditch, then more grass just beyond the ditch.  I started my search in the grass strip, then the ditch, then just beyond the ditch.  Being this had been a convience store at one time I expected a lot of metal trash in the ground, and I was right.  She did have a metal detector that had been her grandfather’s, but was overwhelmed by the abundance of metal trash.  I searched slowly and methodically while listening for the white gold tone and looking for the target ID I typically get for white gold rings.  After searching the entire area, no ring.  Of course I found several pieces of foil.  I turned off my CTX detector, and was explaing the process, where I search the most likely area first, then expand the search area if the ring is not found, (a visual scan of the pavement was next).  At that time someone from the building, I’ll call him “Tom”, came out and we explained what we were doing, and that a visual scan of the pavement was next.  He struck out towards the highway, and in around ten seconds I heard him call out, “is this it?”  He had found it around 10-12 feet from the edge of a busy highway!  The ring was intact, but had some minor damage where it looked as though it had been run over and stuck in the tire treads before dropping off just before the highway.  In a visual search, the more eyes the better.  All in all, another successful search!



White Gold Wedding/Engagement Band Set-Found!

  • from Chattanooga (Tennessee, United States)

Ryan contacted me several weeks ago about his wife’s white gold wedding/engagement band set she had lost in a grassy area of the apartments where they lived in Chattanooga.  Because of his busy work schedule he had a difficult time getting the search arranged.  I think he had actually purchased an off-the-shelf metal detector at a local store, but was apparently overwhelmed with the large amounts of metallic trash in the ground.  We finally managed to arrange a search on June 9th.  I arrived at the location at 7:15 PM on June 9th.  I started my search as soon as I got the story from him, because we didn’t have much daylight left.  Around 35 minutes later I found the engagement band portion totally hidden below the grass around four feet from the base of a large tree.  It took me right at an hour more to find the wedding band portion, and it was about twenty feet from where I found the other half.  It ended up being in an area outside of the original search zone.  The grass had been cut, so maybe that’s how it ended up being over there.  This portion of the ring was in full view of anyone walikg by, so it’s amazing nobody had seen it.


North Wildwood NJ, 2 Gold Rings found!

  • from Cape May (New Jersey, United States)
I received a call from Lindsay who explained that she had lost both of her rings in the sand this afternoon. Lindsay had taken her rings off and placed the rings on her lap to apply sunscreen. She then stood up and moved about the beach before she realized what had happened. I took the short ride over to North Wildwood and met up with Lindsay. After a brief search she had both rings back on her fingers. One of which had extreme sentimental value as is it was her late mothers ring. Lindsay was referred to me by a previous client that I had recovered an engagement ring for back in 2016 on the very same beach!
Another happy client!

Wedding Band and Engagement Ring Recovered in Belmar NJ

I got a text from fellow Ring Finder Dave Milsted asking if I could help with a recovery in Belmar. I was just getting off work so I told him to send me the contact information and I gave them a call. Milica told me that she lost her rings the day before in the ocean while at Belmar. Milica and her husband were in Philly visiting family, they are from Serbia. They decided to spend the day at Belmar to enjoy the beach, while there she went for a dip in the ocean. There was a slight drop off getting into the water and she only got a short distance from shore before she got knocked over by a wave. When getting back up she noticed her rings were no longer on her finger. She was devastated, turns out her engagement ring was made from a family heirloom diamond handed down to her from her grandfather. She thought she would never see it again. Her husband told the area he thought they were sitting at the time it happened. I headed right down to the beach seeing I had an hour left of low tide, went to where he told me but after over an hour of searching I didn’t have any luck. I called to let them know and asked if they could meet me the following day to show me the the area and they agreed. I went back down after work and when I walked on the beach where I was before but didn’t see anyone. Looking down the beach I saw a couple a block down waving to me. Turns out I was in the wrong area the day before. After talking with them i entered the water and started detecting. After an hour of going back and forth I wasn’t having any luck, now its been 3 days the rings were in the water. Then I got a faint signal, good one but real low. I checked it out and I saw the wedding band in the scoop. Checked the hole again and there was the engagement ring in the scoop. Seems they sank in the soft sand after 3 days in the surf. I had them on my pinky and left the water saying I was tired, and I guess she thought I was giving up, sad look on her face, them she looked down and saw her rings and let out a scream, started crying and gave me the biggest hug, saying thank you over and over. All of JOY. I’m so glad I was able to reunite her with her beloved rings. It was a great feeling for both of us.I didn’t have my phone to take pictures on the beach but she sent me some herself.

Great Happy Ending.

150th Ring Return on Cape Cod – Found on Chatham Lighthouse Beach

  • from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

June 2, 2023

Emmie was enjoying her second day vacationing on beautiful Cape Cod. The sun was bright, the wind was light, and the temperature just right for a perfect day on the beach. Wanting to keep her wedding band clean and safe while she applied sunscreen protection she removed the ring and placed it in her pant’s pocket. She removed the pants and placed them into the safety of a beach wagon while she sun bathed. When it came time to put the pants back on…the ring was not in the secure pocket or wagon.

A call to J&E Enterprise to rent a detector was placed. Eleanor of J&E advised Emmie it would be better to have an experienced detectorist do the search and gave Emmie my phone number. Within the hour I was on the beach and in a search mode. I detected the area parallel to the water and then perpendicular with not a signal from the ring. I then searched in a diagonal pattern. Again, no signal. Another diagonal perpendicular to the first was about 50% complete when I heard an iffy signal. A signal, the result caused by a beach chair in close proximity to another signal. I reduced my detector’s sensitivity and interpreted its visual display as a target of interest and decided to take a scoop. From under a piece of seaweed a brilliant glimmer could be seen as a ring of diamonds slipped into the scoop.

That was the end to my searching and the beginning of the ring return. I kept the ring in the scoop as I love to see the emotions of the owner as they remove it and place it back on the finger where it belongs. Emmie had gone to the car and was on her way back. That gave her “friends” and husband time to conjure up a plan for the return. I would be handing out cards to those around, all except one for Emmie. I had a special Thank You card for her. This return was a special moment for both of us. For Emmie as she was to be reunited with her wedding band of two years and for me because it was my 150th return since joining TheRingFinders in 2011. Emmie’s card had a Thank You note on the reverse side and a Carpe Diem (Seize the Day) token made by another metal detectorist, Jim Wirth. A more perfect return I could not have hoped for on my 150th return.

Many photos were taken, thanks were given and received. Of course a few stories of past returns kept everyone’s concepts of metal detecting intriguing. Everyone could now leave the beach in a joyful spirit. The beach goers headed off to a lobster feast and I to a peaceful ride home. I took the time to reminisce over the past 12 years of putting smiles on the face of so many and how fortunate I am to have done so. What a perfect way to live in vacation land and enjoy retirement. Thanks to all those who have trusted in me. Yes, it really has been my pleasure to help when one needed my expertise the most. Again; Thank You all.

Engagement Ring Recovered In Sea Bright NJ

Got a late night text from Liliette asking for help in finding her lost engagement ring. I texted her back in the morning and told her to call me when i went on break at work. When she called i told her if she could meet me right away i could drive to Sea Bright and give it an hour and half to try to find her ring. She lives 45 minutes from the beach and said she’d leave ASAP. Mean time I asked for a screen shop of beach and to mark the area she lost the ring. I got to the beach and started to hunt the area but no luck. She arrived with her Fiance and I showed them where I worked and they said I was in the right area. Seem they were there the day before with their dog enjoying the day. The dog at one time desided to run and jerked the leash out of her hand and her ring came off as well and landed in the soft sand and disappeared. They tried to look themselves but had no luck. Then after thinking about it her fiance remember her saying she didnt hope it was going to get washed out with the tide. Where I had already searched was alittle higher up on the beach and I had about a 20 foot wide area from there to the water I didn’t search. I started searching that area and sure enough just at the high tide mark from last nights high tide I found her ring. She couldn’t of been more excited that I found it. Today was their 1 year anniversary of getting engaged. A great Happy Ending.

Wedding and Anniversary set of rings recovered in Long Branch NJ

Got an early morning text from Jackie this morning asking for help with in finding her wedding and anniversary ring sets she lost at the beach yesterday in Long Branch. Wanting to enjoy the summer weather we’ve been having, she decided to take the family to enjoy the day at the beach. She took off her rings for safety and placed them in the side pocket of her beach bag. During the course of the day with going in and out of the bag the rings fell out and she didn’t realize it till she went to get them while back at the car. They were gone. She went back down to try and look but had no luck. She told the park ranger to report it in case someone finds them. Living up north she couldn’t come right away to show me where she was but sent a few pictures she took of her son playing and gave me a good idea as to where she was sitting. I loaded up my car and headed right down to the beach and started to search. I wasn’t having much luck and remember she told me there was a flat area by the water she was at. I noticed what was left of that area because it got washed out that night with high tide. I started to search there in the wet sand and within a few passes back and forth I found the first ring and then the rest of them. Luckily the rings didn’t get washed out. I texted her the good news and she couldn’t believe I found them. She was so grateful and relieved, the main wedding ring was handed down through the family and couldn’t be replaced. We made arrangements to meet up that afternoon to reunite her with her beloved rings. A happy ending for everyone.

Late Father’s Wedding Ring Lost & Found In Jacksonville Flower Bed

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Marilee texted me that she is devastated because she just lost her father’s 1937 wedding ring while working in her flower garden.  She had read that Crystal Coast Ring Finders had helped a woman find a ring, also lost in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

After finding numerous pieces of aluminum and landscape fabric staples, a detector coil sweep around a small bush produced a decent signal and peering around the bush, the gold wedding band was discovered laying between the bush and the home.