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Lost Diamond Stud Earring Recovered! Found in Phoenix, Maryland!

  • from Baltimore (Maryland, United States)

Sometimes I go months before I receive a call or email regarding a lost item. Not lately! My 3rd call out AND recovery in less than 2 weeks! I received a text from Alexander regarding a lost Diamond stud earring several days ago. He said his wife was out in the yard with their 1-year-old when she felt the earring come out while holding the infant. Unfortunately, the next several days were very rainy, but luckily the earring was not going anywhere being in their back yard. I was eventually able to make it out and met Lauren, Alexander’s wife, who quickly gave me the low down on exactly how it became dislodged and where she thought it might be. I asked her to please let me scan the mate to her lost item and she quickly presented the other earring. Stud earrings are VERY hard to find as there is very little gold(metal) for a detector to get a clean signal on. Luckily, I have found one in the past. With that knowledge and being “one” with my detector, I started to get my equipment tuned in. At that time, Lauren informed me she had to get back inside with her child. By the time I was ready to start my search, she was already in the house, so I began my search in the area she believed to be the “ground zero”.  To my surprise, I detected a weak/broken signal similar to the one I heard when I scanned Lauren’s other earring. Upon moving my detector coil out of the way……..

…….BOOM! Can you see it in the picture? It is not easy to locate even knowing it is right there! I quickly picked it up and snapped a few pics before calling Lauren to come on out……..


I had only been there searching for about 5 minutes! When Lauren came out, I told her that I had to leave. She looked at me a little strange and before she could say anything, I told her “My work here is done”! She was beside herself and at first as I think she believed I was joking, but the smile on her face proves otherwise!



There were many factors that came into play to make this a successful recovery. Lauren starting me off in the correct area of the yard being one of the main ones. Her attention to detail at the time of the crisis was amazing. Getting in touch with my as quickly as possible along with my high-quality equipment and decades of experience didn’t hurt either! Oh, and never discount a little bit of luck!


Lost Diamond Earring at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland…Found by Metal Detectorist

  • from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)

Serra’s 14 karat white gold earring comprised of multiple diamonds in a circular shaped setting…found on Goucher College campus in Towson, Maryland by metal detectorist, Brian Rudolph.

Serra and some of her family members celebrate the return of her very special earring that Serra’s beloved mother had gifted to her sometime in the past!

Brian Rudolph, Lost Item Recovery Specialist (Land, Water, Sand, Snow, Leaves, Cliffs, Houses & Vehicles) Will Find Your Lost Keepsake! Call ASAP (301) 466-8644!

Serra called me for help regarding the loss of her 14 karat white gold earring comprised of multiple diamonds in a circular shaped setting. She lost the piece of jewelry while waiting for one of her daughters to finish her swim lesson at Goucher College located in Towson, Maryland (in the Baltimore area).

Apparently, Serra was picking up one of her daughters on a grassy hill outside the aquatic building when without warning her beloved swim student returned and tossed her swim towel along the side of her mother’s face. That was the action that caused Serra’s earring to come off of her ear and land somewhere in the grass.

Serra was really upset about losing this earring because it was given to her by her mother and It meant a great deal to Serra. She frantically searched in the thick grass for the lost sentimental keepsake but all of her efforts led to no avail. She would return once more to the campus to look for the very elegant diamond earring but yet again she would not “strike gold and ice”.

Fortunately, Serra went online and discovered that there was a very special metal detecting service called THE RING FINDERS – a directory consisting of metal detectorists around the world who specialize in recovering all kinds of items including earrings, rings and miscellaneous jewelry.

After going through all of the details with my potential client over the phone, Serra and I set up a time for me to come out to Goucher College and attempt a recovery of her lost earring.

When I arrived at the search site, the young lady showed me the grassy knoll where the piece of jewelry flew off of her ear. Like an investigator, I asked her every question in the book before taking my detector out to conduct a few tests on her other matching earring.

That evening, I extensively grid searched a large portion of real estate along the hillside where the earring could have ended up. For the first few hours, unfortunately, all of the signals that I received on my detector pertained to pieces of metal that were hidden below the dirt. There were many onlookers who were quite interested in my quest to find the lost jewelry. Some stayed around for quite a long time just to see if I would pull the rabbit out of the hat. I loved the audience but as time rolled by, I eventually lost my faithful spectators!

At some point, I ended up on my hands and knees and backtracked to all of the sections that I had already metal detected just to make sure that I did not miss the little piece of metal anywhere on my grid parameter. Still, I found nothing.

Eventually, nightfall befell me and I started using my outdoor headlamp in order to illuminate my search environment. I was determined not to give up. I began to metal detect beyond the initial territory that I first set out to investigate. I concluded that the earring must have rocketed farther outside of the realistic search zone and ended up farther away from the initial designated epicenter that Serra and I had first marked off.

I am quite happy to share that my decision to metal detect beyond the original search area eventually paid off! To my great surprise and excitement, my detector picked up a very curious signal that came up in the range of what the matching earring had registered on my machine earlier that day! I got down on the ground, took out my handheld detector and pinpointed the exact location as to where that signal was coming from. Deep in the grass, there it was…Serra’s beautiful 14 karat white gold earring with a cluster of diamonds encased all around the circular gold setting! I could not have been more excited at that moment when my eyes beheld that lovely piece of jewelry that was hidden way beneath the many blades of grass! Apparently, the earring had shot off of Serra’s ear like a cannon and ended up over 20 feet away from where the towel had initially brushed up against the side of Serra’s face! Absolutely incredible!

I couldn’t wait to reveal the fantastic news with my client and her family! Serra was beyond shocked, and of course thrilled at the news of my successful recovery of her beloved piece of jewelry! In the end, she could not have agreed with me more with the words that I had first shared with her when we initially talked on the phone – that is…as an item recovery specialist… I never give up easily!


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Diamond Earring Found and Returned

  • from Fairfax (Virginia, United States)

September, 2019

I have looked for jewelry so much that it has become a habit, and sometimes I even find items without a detector.

While visiting a local pool, I found a beautiful diamond earring. Over the next couple of weeks, I asked the lifeguards if anyone reported it in lost & found.





I was about to place an ad in the local community newsletter when one of the lifeguards remembered a note on their bulletin board. Someone named Ann did report it the day it was lost, and there was a note with her number! I called Ann and she came to my home to retrieve her earring. I very much appreciate her generous reward, which I donated to Fisher House. It is a great feeling to know this lovely earring got back to the rightful owner. 

Lost Diamond Stud Earring Found in Yard

  • from Fairfax (Virginia, United States)




On September 28th, 2018 Dee was in the backyard with her grandchildren when they were attacked by wasps. As she was escaping, Dee accidently knocked off her diamond stud earring. She contacted the other local Ringfinder, and Earl was able to search right away. Incredibly, Earl found the back of the earring! He knew I would be searching and left a marker showing where he found the back. Thank you Earl!

Using Dee’s other earring, I calibrated my detector’s digital read-out and began where Earl found the earring back. I looked carefully through the yard. In every lawn, there are many bits of small metal trash, and this was no exception. After several hours and many false hits, I was forced to stop looking. I regretted telling Dee I couldn’t find the earring, showed her where I searched, and pile of small metal I collected from the lawn.  I also asked her if I could stop by and search again in the future. Even though she was disappointed, Dee thanked me for searching, and even gave me a bonus above my call out fee.

August 31st, 2019 UPDATE: FOUND! Dee didn’t realize it, but her case started me on a mission to find a metal detector that is more sensitive to small diamond stud earrings.  Almost a year later I called Dee to ask if I could search again. This time I was armed with a new specialized detector. Luckily, my son was in town and offered to help. After a couple of hours of very, very small metal targets, he suggested an area to try based on the direction Dee was running. On the third target, he caught a glimpse of sparkle and pulled the earring out of the dirt!

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Look carefully…


It’s right there…

Dee is Suprised and Elated!

Diamon Earring Found!

Dee’s Husband When Showed the Found Earring


Ruby Stud Earring and Diamond Stud Earring Both recovered and returned

  • from Las Vegas (Nevada, United States)

Received an email from a student who had lost 1 ruby stud earring and 1 diamond stud earring on campus while sitting at a picnic table. The wind came up and these two earrings fell through the holes in the table. These earrings were from her mother and had a lot of sentimental value. I asked her to send me a photo next to a coin so I could see the size of them. She did have the matching earrings. The Ruby earring was 14K but as you can see very small. The Diamond stud was bigger in white gold. Both these earrings were in the grass.

I asked her to put each earring in a separate ziplock bag which I provided. I brought my XP Deus with the HF elliptical coil. Since the earrings were small, I decided to hunt in goldfield program with the IAR at 5 so I would not hear Iron. I put both bags in the grass. I used the Grab Ground Balance, I bumped the kHz as high as I could. Received readings from both earrings. At the Lower kHz I got nothing. I also checked my XP Pinpointer with sensitivity bumped to 50 to see if the small ruby earring would even register.

In a few swings I got the diamond stud. Knowing that the ruby had to be close I found that shortly. I didn’t use the pinpointed but did verify that it would detect them. I had to be very close to them to register.

Another successful recovery. These earrings would not even register on the CTX 3030.