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Lost Wedding Band in Lafayette Louisiana – Found

from Lafayette (Louisiana, United States)
Contact: 1-337-280-3077

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We received a call from Kevin on January 3, 2016, Sunday evening. He had lost his wedding ring while taking Christmas lights down. The ring was very large and has 5 diamonds in it. Kevin was upset about the loss, but even more so because the diamonds were from him Mom. Kevin lives only about 6 miles away, but it was late so we made plans for Monday morning. Sid and Kevin both had to work, but Carrie met up with Kevin’s wife Kathryn to start the hunt. Kathryn showed me where the lights had been and the area where Kevin had rolled up and boxed the lights. Kevin had also blown the leaves in the yard and around the sidewalk and driveway area. The search area may need to be expanded. Our son James was off work so he said he would help. James has never used a metal detector before. After talking with Kathryn, I set James up with Sid’s detector and pin pointer to work around the driveway area. I went hunt in the front yard. I was checking the flower bed around where the lights had been in the bushes, but decided to check the yard area where he rolled up the lights first. Then would come back to the flower beds. Well, I turned around, took about one step and there I heard it, the sound of gold! I looked down and there it was laying on top of the grass, in plain sight. Only took a couple of minutes to end the search. I knocked on the door, and needless to say Kathryn was shocked that it was found so quickly!

Thanks to Kathryn and Kevin for the nice reward.

PS: James found his first pull tab!

Lost Gold Ring In Early Tx, Found

from Brownwood (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-325-203-1174

On Thursday December 17th I received a phone call from a golfing buddy of mine.   Eldon said that a friend of both of ours, Cleve,  had lost his gold ring while running Christmas lights around the eve of his house.  He wanted to know if I could meet Cleve at his residence.  I advised him I would be there in about an hour.

I gathered my equipment and was at the residence in Early Texas within the hour.  I met with Cleve and he advised the following had happened.  On Saturday December 12th he had been installing Christmas lights along the eve of his house.  He had finished, then went to the bathroom to wash his hands .  At that time he noticed the ring was missing from his finger.

Cleve was almost 100% sure he would have lost it while installing the lights.  He knew it was missing immediately after he finished, when he went to wash his hands.  Although, he wasn’t positive it was on when he started.  He strongly felt he would have noticed it being gone.

The lights were strung on the front and both sides of the residence.  While facing the residence the left side had Holly Shrubs all along the wall and they were as high as the eve of the residence.  The front had knee to waist high shrubs and the right side had no shrubs.

I began searching the ground with my Etrac.  I searched for near 1 hour on the ground as much as I could with my Etrac.  The next search would be conducted by me crawling up under the shrubs and between them and the wall.  I had my Garrett AT Pinpointer for this search so I could get to the areas I had not been able to reach with my detector.

I crawled under and around behind the shrubs scanning the ground and up into the shrubs as far as I could reach .  I had the AT Pinpointer set on the third level of sensitivety.  It can reach as far as 6 inches or more with it set at this setting.  Again,  I searched for near an hour without finding the ring.  The final search would be searching the top area of the tall Holly Shrubs.

I started near the back of the residence on the left side of the residence where the shrubs reached the eve of the house.  I scanned all through the first shrub with the Pinpointer .  It was clear, then the second and it was clear.  I started on the final shrub scanning the side as I ran my pinpointer all around and into the shrub as far as I could reach.   I then went around to the front side of the shrub at the corner of the residence.  I ran the pinpointer in as far I could reach and I received a quick vibration and beep as I wiggled it around.  I then slowly moved it around until I got a strong vibration and beep.

I had to part the limbs and leaves with my hands so I could see inside the shrub.  A few seconds later I was able to see the ring sitting lodged between three limbs that came together.  It was near the middle of the shrub and eye level to me .

I left the ring and went to the door and rang the doorbell.  Cleve came to the door.  I told him I needed to ask another question.  He said he would be out as soon as he got his shoes on.  I walked to the shrub where the ring was.  Cleve came out and met me.  I asked him if he had been on the roof any at all.  He said no.  I then said well I was just curious.

Cleve started walking back towards the front door and I said “While you’re out here look right here in the shrub and tell me what you see.”  He had a puzzled look on his face.  He parted the limbs with his hands and looked around for a few seconds.  All of a sudden this big smile came across his face and I heard this excited voice say ” My Ring !! ”

I had left the ring as I found it so Cleve could see where he had lost it and allow him to recover it.  At one point while I had been searching for the ring he had sounded as though he had given up hope of ever seeing the ring again.  It had been missing for 6 days.

Cleve told me the ring was very sentimental.  The ring was made from his Mother and Dads rings.  One was 14 kt and the other 24 kt.  the two were combined to make his ring, a size 15 !!!!  the 5 diamonds came from his Dads ring and the 5 rubys came from his Mothers earrings.   He said there was no way it could have ever been replaced.

The total search time was 2 hours and 45 minuets

 

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Not Always Jewelry We Hunt Bangs Tx

from Brownwood (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-325-203-1174

I received a call from a friend, Ken, who is my Pharmacist. He asked if I was still doing the metal detecting stuff. I advised him I was still metal detecting.

Ken then said he needed me to find something for him but didn’t know if I would be able to locate it with a metal detector. I said ok what is it your needing to be found ?

Ken said he owned a house in the country near Bangs.  His renters called and said the septic is backed up.  ken said he went out and attempted to find the cleanout for the septic tank.  He was not able to locate it and was thinking about having to rent a small trackhoe or backhoe to dig around and find the tank.  Then he thought about me and my metal detecting service.

I told him septic tanks have rebar in them so there was a possibility I could locate the tank for him.

I met with Ken that evening and we drove to the property.  We walked around the residence but could not find any sign of a septic line.

Ken had to get back to the pharmacy.  I told him I would leave the sharpshooter stuck in the ground where I thought the best location was.  He advised he and his renter would dig for it afterwards.

I used my Etrac , wide open on all metal and began a search.  I conducted a 2 hour search around the residence marking possible locations with surveyors flags.  I finished the search and had three likely spots . I reexamined each of the three spots .  I decided on one spot that seemed to have the best shape for a septic tank. While running my coil over the location I could pick out the distinct shape but was getting an even stronger signal of about a foot diameter over the weaker signals .  I stuck the sharpshooter in the ground over the stronger signal.

I contacted Ken by phone.  I advised him I had covered the whole area and I had left the sharpshooter stuck where I believed it might be.  He thanked me and said he would go out the next day.

I received a call from Ken the next evening.  He was excited to tell me that I had marked the septic tank but the most exciting part was that I had put the sharpshooter directly over the cleanout.  He was very thankful.

Ken commented how much time and cost it had saved him. He would of had to take off work and rent a backhoe then took the time to dig up his yard searching for the tank.  Then there was always the possibility of damaging the tank or lateral line or something else while digging.  That only adding to the cost.

They dug a little over two feet to the clean out.  The septic service came in and cleaned the tank and all was flushing well again.  Ken and his renters were all happy again.

 

 

Lost silver and turquoise necklace Lampasas Tx

from Brownwood (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-325-203-1174

Saturday November 28 I was browsing through Craigslist.   I found an entry for a lost silver and turquoise necklace.  The entry read that the person who had lost the necklace had been walking the walk path at the city park in Lampasas. They had not left the walkway and the necklace was lost on the walkway somewhere around the loop. I made contact by the phone number provided. It requested by text only.  I texted a message identifying myself and about The Ring Finders on Sunday 29th. I received a response and let them know I was willing to drive the 60 miles to attempt to locate the necklace.  They strongly believed the necklace had fallen on the sidewalk and someone picked it up. I agreed but stated there was a possibility it had gone into the grass at the side of the walkway.  I advised them I would give it a try.

I arrived in Lampasas at 3:00 to begin the search. I first contacted the Police Dept. and local radio station to see if anyone had found it and called it in.  Both locations advised no calls had been received.

The walkway was approximately a half mile around. It was a light rain most of the day with temps in the 30’s.  Later in the evening a light snow flurry came through.  I searched from 3:00 till 8:00 into the dark. I searched one side all the way around then the other side around again. Searched all the parking areas.   After searching the grassy area in front of the parking areas I was satisfied that someone had picked it up.

I text that I was unable to locate the necklace in the park.  I contacted the Police Dept and radio station leaving contact information in case someone called that they had found the necklace.

It was still a fullfilling search for me being able to pass onto the owner of the necklace that there was closure that the necklace was not just laying in the park.  I never knew if I was communicating with a male or female. No names were ever passed on to me.  I advised them I would contact them again if I heard anything.  There were no more reponses from them.

Diamond Wedding Rings Lost and Returned, Del Mar Beach

from Del Mar (California, United States)
Contact: 1-858-945-0180

So it’s 8:45 in the morning on a Sunday in Del Mar.  My parking meter will run out in 15 minutes, the beach is completely sanded in, the tide is almost +3 feet, it’s oppressively hot and muggy and my finds for the morning come to a total of 2 quarters and a penny.   I’m ready to go home!!   And that’s when Pat the lifeguard chief catches up to me and gives me a note that says: “Lost wedding ring, 24th street”.  There’s also a phone number which I call.  Suddenly my crappy day was taking on a whole new appearance.  This was my shot at redemption!!  I spoke to Dana who told me the story of how she thought she lost “both” her rings in the sand.  She was getting ready to go in the water and apparently they fell out of the pocket of her shorts.  She and her husband gave me some pretty good detail of where they thought they were.   So I metered up my car for another 2 hours and went to work.  It was now after 9:00 and a lot of folks were starting to file onto the beach.  A few had set up their umbrellas and shades right in the area where I was going to have to hunt so I skirted around them as best as I could and tried not be too obtrusive.  Feeling a little bummed that I would probably have to return the next day, eight minutes later I had both rings in the scoop.  These are absolutely beautiful rings, 14K and a ton of ice.  I called Dana with the good news and reunited her with her treasure 45 minutes later at a local coffee shop.  I also had the pleasure of meeting her husband Vinny and their two beautiful kids.  Dana says she’s not ever taking her rings to the beach again.  Good plan Dana!   Thanks guys for making my day (actually week) and for the nice reward.

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Lost Ring Found in Stevens Point WI

from Wausau (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-920-246-1252

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Lost mens wedding band recovered and returned to the owner.  It was lost while swimming, and was recovered in less than 5 minutes.  Another victory for theringfiners.com.

Platinum ring lost and returned at Del Mar, Dog Beach

from Del Mar (California, United States)
Contact: 1-858-945-0180

A few minutes after arriving home from a Sunday night hunt the day before Labor Day I received a call from Shakeh. She and her family were in San Diego for a few days and were enjoying a beautiful Sunday on the beach at Del Mar. Suddenly, their vacation pretty much came to a halt when her Husband lost his wedding ring while wading in the San Dieguito River. Her girlfriend had told her about a metal detecting service so she looked it up, found The Ring Finders and called me.  I agreed to look for it the next morning.  Now this river can be very difficult to hunt.  The current doesn’t match the tides so you never know which way and how fast the flow will be. Also it can sand in very quickly, sometimes adding a foot or two along its banks over night. All this, coupled with the fact that he had lost it in knee high water at mid tide was going to make this hunt quite a challenge. So I started at 5AM. The surf was high and coming all the way up the river and the current was running about 4 knots. In these conditions it was pretty much impossible to grid. I continued my search until 9AM with no luck. I was about to leave when I got a strong feeling that I should try to give her one last shot. I called the Wife, put 3 bucks in the meter and went back to work. An hour later this beautiful solid platinum band was clanking around in my scoop. Man what a feeling! I texted Shakeh and met up with her and her two daughters in the parking lot of their hotel where I was rewarded with hugs, muffins and a nice monetary gift.  Shakeh said that what I had done for them was priceless. Well I can tell you that having the experience of seeing the expression of pure joy on her face when she saw her “lost forever” treasure, that’s priceless!!

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Thanks for making my day Shakeh and for the nice reward.

Lost Ring in Waco,Tx

from Dallas (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-972-523-4447

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Dallas Ring Finders  (over 120+ Successful Finds)

“When you want your jewelry to find you!”

Don & Ellen Wilson

Dallas (Texas, United States)
Contact: Don & Ellen Wilson – 972-523-4447

Search Locations

We live in the North Dallas area, anywhere within reasonable driving distance is normally OK with us.

Search Types

Parks, Yards, Flower Beds, and we can do underwater up to 25 feet in depth.

Check out our YouTube Channel at “Dallas Ring Finders” for 30+ Fun Videos of some of our recent recoveries.

2017 by Don Wilson

Hello, if you have lost a Ring, Watch or Bracelet we possibly can help you find it. My wife and I have been Metal Detector hobbyists for a long time. We have been members of the “The Ring Finders” group as a finder of rings/other metal items. We have multiple types of Metal Detectors and Pin Pointing devices, whether it’s lost in your yard, a park, field or even underwater (up to 25 feet in depth) we can help. We work on a Reward Basis, give us a call and let us see if we can find your missing valuable(s). We have had great success in recovering of some very special items10

UPDATE! Man looses Fraternity Ring in Cedar Creek Lake while swimming.  Tx Found 07/2018

UPDATE! Man married only 3 months looses Engagement Ring in Lake Ray Roberts, Tx  Found! 7/2018

UPDATE! Lady looses Engagement Ring in Lake Lavon,Tx at Party Cove,TX Found 07/2018

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring in Berry Bushes while gardening Weatherford, Tx Found! 06/2018

UPDATE! Lady looses Engagement Ring 9 myths ago  in field while playing with husband in field, Tyler,Tx Found! 05/2018

UPDATE! Student looses College Ring 6 months ago climbing Vine Wall in downtown Dallas “huh” Found! 05/2018

(Video up on YouTube UPDATELady looses “Dallas Texans” ring while taking wedding photos, Waco,Tx Found! 01/2017

(Video up on YouTube) UPDATE! Man buries coins and forgets where they are buried, Dallas,Tx Found! 1/2016

UPDATE! Man loose Presidential Rolex while training cutting horse in arena Milsap,Tx Found! 10/2016

UPDATE! Lady looses antique Bracelet on City Construction site McKinney,Tx Found! 10/2016

(Video up on YouTube) UPDATE! Lady throws 3 Watches out the car window on Freeway Milford, Tx  Found! 10/2016

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring playing Sandpit Volleyball, Dallas,Tx Found! 09/2016

(Video up on YouTube) UPDATE! Lady looses Engagement Ring 4-5 ft of water in Lake 24 days before her wedding, Ennis,Tx Found! 09/2016

(Video up on YouTube) UPDATE! Lady drops all her rings in the yard when she got out of the car, forgot they were in her lap, Denton,Tx Found! 09/2016

UPDATE! Lady looses ring with working in yard, Coppell,Tx Found! 08/2016

(Video up on YouTube) Update!  Friend of mine lost his Wedding Ring during outdoor Family Reunion, Point,Tx  Found! 08/2016

(Video up on YouTube) Update! Man looses Wedding Ring in field while setting up for Church carnival, Richardson,Tx  Found! 08/2016

(Video up on YouTube) Update! Pastor wife looses Wedding Ring in Lake playing water volleyball with church group, Lake Ray Roberts, Found! 08/2016

(Video up on YouTube) Update! Young mom looses Engagement Ring while playing Volleyball after work, Plano,Tx  Found! 07/2016

(Video up on YouTube) Update! Man looses Wedding Ring playing volleyball in pool,Ft Worth,Tx Found! 07/2016

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UPDATE! Lady looses Wedding Ring while playing Volleyball after work, Plano, Tx Found! 01/2016

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UPDATE! Gentleman from Britain looses 300 year old Family Heirloom ring playing volleyball on business trip in Plano,Tx Found! 05/2016      IMG_3008    IMG_3007

UPDATE! Family selling Grandpa’s home ask us to look for Coffee Cans filled with cash, found no cash but found Gold 1952 Grand Prairie Class Ring lost 64 years ago by family member, Haltom City,Tx  Found! 01/2016

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring while clearing property, Colleyville,Tx Found! 01/2016

UPDATE! Man accidentally tosses 25th Year Gift ring in pond while feeding ducks, Winnsboro,Tx Found! 01/2016

UPDATE! Lady looses Wedding for the 3rd time in her front yard, Ducanville,Tx Found! 12/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Aggie Ring in leaves while having a snowball fight, Carrollton,Tx             Found! 12/2015

UPDATE! Lady looses Wedding Ring playing fetch with her dog, Dalworthington,Tx                 Found! 12/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring repairing sprinkler system 3 YEARS AGO, Fort Worth,Tx Found! 11/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring playing football with his kids, Corinth,Tx Found! 11/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring while doing jump at Water Ski Park, Waco,Tx Found! 10/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring while planting roses, Corinth,Tx – Found,Tx 10/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring in front yard playing with dog, Carrollton,Tx – Found 10/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring in backyard, Kennedale,Tx – Found! 10/2016

UPDATE! Pregnant lady leaves Wedding Ring on back of truck & drives off, Waxahachie,Tx – Found 10/2015

UPDATE! Young man lost a Good Luck Medallion on a soccer field, Roanoke,Tx -Found! 09/2015

UPDATE! Dropped ring in Lake while covering boat, Cedar Creek Lake, Tool,Tx – Found! 09/2015IMG_3636

IMG_2594UPDATE! Lost Grandfather’s Ring falling out of Kayak near Waco,Tx – Found! 08/2015

UPDATE! Lost Initial Ring in Volleyball Club in Dallas,Tx – Found! 08/2015

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Set while playing Water Volleyball in Alford, Tx – Found! 08/2015

UPDATE! Lost Texas Aggie Ring while playing with dog in backyard in Denton,Tx -Found! 07/2015

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring while Kayaking in river in San Saba,Tx – Found! 06/2015 IMG_1749

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring while playing Golf in Farmers Branch,Tx – Found on Hole 9 – 05/2015

UPDATE! Wedding Band disappears in couples home, cat is suspect in Dallas,Tx – Found! 04/2015

UPDATE! Lost Enggement Ring when thrown out the car window in anger, Greenville,Tx – Found! 04/2015

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UPDATE! Lost Silver Ring while playing around in front yard, Grand Prairie,Tx – Found! 03/2015

UPDATE! Lost Diamond Ring in Field when thrown during argument in Aquilla,Tx – Found! 03/2015

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring while taking pictures in the snow in Addison,Tx – Found! 02/2015

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring on Side of Highway after being thrown in Halton City,Tx – Found 02/2015

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring after full day of working in Backyard in Fort Worth,Tx – Found 02/2015

UPDATE! Lost Aggie ring in Lake after jumping in to save small child, Gun Barrel City,Tx – Found 02/2015

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring in garden after cleaning flower beds in Dallas,Tx – Found 02/2015 IMG_1495

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring in backyard after Sunday BarBQue with friends in Plano,Tx – Found 12/2014

UPDATE! Lost Diamond Ring in Front Yard after moving mulch in flower beds, Carrollton,Tx – Found 11/2014

UPDATE1 Lost Ring in Soccer Field after game with friends in Carrollton,Tx Found 10/2014IMG_1746

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Set in yard while playing with kids in Allen,Tx – Found 10/2014

UPDATE! Lost Diamond Ring while playing on beach island in Lake Lewisville, Tx – Found 07/2014

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UPDATE ! Lost Silver Ring while playing Basketball in the Pool in Dallas,Tx – Found! 07/2014

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring out the car window on HWY 30 near Longview, TX – Found! 07/2014!

UPDATE! Lost 6 Carat/$30,000 Diamond Ring in my kitchen in Addison, TX – Found! 05/2014!

UPDATE! Lost High School Ring in Bluebonnets at Cedar Hill Park in Cedar Hill,TX – Found! 04/2014

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring while digging a trench in his backyard Trophy Club,TX – Found! 03/2014

UPDATE! Lost Diamond Ring while Brushing Fire Ants off husband in Field in Frisco,TX – Found! 03/2014!

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UPDATE! Lost 3 Ring Wedding Set while Raking Leaves in Backyard, Cedar Hill,TX – Found! 01/2014

*UPDATE! Doctors ring found at Lake Home in Lake Worth,Texas – Found! 09/2013

*UPDATE! Man’s Wedding Ring found at Lake Lavon, Texas after Tube Fishing – Found! 09/2013

*UPDATE! Key Fob found after daughter lost it in their yard – Found! 09/2013

UPDATE! Lost 6 Carat/$30,000 Diamond Ring in my kitchen in Addison, TX – Found! 05/2014!

UPDATE! Lost High School Ring in Bluebonnets at Cedar Hill State Park in Cedar Hill,TX – Found! 04/2014!

UPDATE! Lost Diamond Ring while Brushing Fire Ants off husband in Field in Frisco,TX – Found! 03/2014!

*UPDATE! Lost 3 Ring Wedding Set while Raking Leaves in Backyard, Cedar Hill,TX – Found! 01/2014

*UPDATE! Texas Aggie College Ring Lost while “Toilet Papering at Friend’s Home” – Found! 10/2013!

*UPDATE! Wedding Ring lost while playing Volleyball in Dallas, Texas – Found! 10/2013

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*UPDATE! Texas A&M Ring found in Mineral Wells,Texas – Found! 09/2013

*UPDATE! Doctors ring found at Lake Home in Lake Worth,Texas – Found! 09/2013

*UPDATE! Man’s Wedding Ring found at Lake Lavon,Texas after Tube Fishing – Found! 09/2013

*UPDATE! Key Fob found after daughter lost it in their yard – Found! 09/2013

*UPDATE! Man’s Wedding Ring thrown into backyard in anger – Found! 06/2013

*UPDATE! Man’s Wedding Ring found in 6ft of lake water after owner falls out of fishing boat – Found! 07/2013

*UPDATE! Man’s Wedding Ring thrown into backyard in anger – Found! 06/2013

*UPDATE! Ladies Diamond Pendant Lost on 10 acres of land while tending Longhorns – Found! 04/2013

*UPDATE! Man’s Wedding lost while shaking wets hands off in the backyard – Found! 04/2013

*UPDATE! Fireman’s Grandfathers wedding band Lost while fighting Brush fire – Found! 03/2013

*UPDATE! Man’s wedding band found in ditch in front of his home – Found! 03/2013

*UPDATE! Man’s wedding band lost while playing in snow on Christmas Day – Found! 12/2012

IMG_1192*UPDATE! Man’s pocket knife lost by 10 yr old daughter while unloading Christmas Tree – Found! 12/2012   IMG_1193

* UPDATE! Dad’s Knife lost under thick grass & leaves — Found! 11/2012 IMG_1193

* UPDATE! 3 Caret Wedding Ring lost on ranch while building chicken coup — Found! 11/2012

*UPDATE! Man’s wedding band found behind baseboard in bathroom — Found! 09/2012

* UPDATE! Man’s wedding band lost in yard will working on home — Found! 08/2012

* UPDATE! Child’s Gold Signet Ring lost on Country Club playground. — Found! 06/2012

* UPDATE! Heart shaped pendant and chain, lost while playing touch football — Found! 01/2012

* UPDATE! Diamond engagement Ring thrown in angry, lost in front yard — Found! 12/2011

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We can help you, just give us a call!

Don & Ellen Wilson

You can contact us at

972-523-4447 in Carrollton,TX

Don.Wilson@theringfinders.com

Two Lost Diamond Rings Recovered in Hawi on the Big Island of Hawaii

from Big Island (Hawaii, United States)
Avesta and Hamid with Brent and Sylvie Madison after finding their lost diamond rings in Hawi on Hawaii's Big Island.

Avesta and Hamid with Brent and Sylvie Madison after finding their lost diamond rings in Hawi on Hawaii’s Big Island.

The beautiful lost and recovered rings of Avesta from the State Park in Hawi, Hawaii (Big Island).

The beautiful lost and recovered rings of Avesta from the State Park in Hawi, Hawaii (Big Island).

 

We got an urgent call from a family on vacation who had lost two diamond rings in the water near Hawi, Hawaii (Big Island), while swimming with their children in the ocean.

We drove about 1 hour and 45 minutes to the small State Park of Keokea to recover the rings and met them in the parking lot.

It turns out that Avesta had lost both of her precious rings – one a diamond ring with a whooping 2.75 carats in platinum. The disappointment of both Avesta and her husband, Hamid, was visible at loosing their valuable rings but they were both optimistic at our chances of finding them.

I put my mask on and hit the shallow water with my Excalibur II metal detector. After a 30 minute search we had found a pocket full of coins but no rings. Swinging back into a sandy area, suddenly I heard the low growl of platinum in my metal detector’s headphones. “I don’t want to give you false hope but think I’ve found a ring,” I said.

Sure enough, the basket held a gleaming ring with nine diamonds in a row. Hamid picked it out of the basket, happy, and eager to see if the second ring was also nearby. As I put the detector back in the water, a second signal was instantly in the headphones!  And right there, we recovered both rings, one after the other, where they had been lost and sunken into the sand. The second ring we recovered was a whooping 2.75 carat diamond ring – you can see the joy and surprise on their faces on the video – when getting back their lost – and now found – treasure!

“Lucky me that I found you guys. Thank GOD!!!!!” Avesta wrote in an email the next day.  “Phewwww so lucky I am!! FYI it was our 8 year anniversary the day you found the ring, makes it even more special.”

 

Lost Wedding Ring in Hawley, Texas (FOUND)

from Brownwood (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-325-203-1174

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Aug 24, 2015

I received a phone call on the morning of August 24th.  The caller gave her name as Jessica.  She stated that she had been at a wedding this past weekend and one of the wedding rings was lost during the ceremony.  she was not the bride but a friend of the bride.

Jessica stated that during the ceremony the Ring Bearer (child) was carrying the pillow that had three rings attached by a ribbon to the pillow.  When the Ring Bearer reached his position it was found that the ribbon had become loosened.  Two of the rings were still resting on the pillow but the third ring was missing.

I asked Jessica a few more questions and then received directions from her.  I would be traveling to Hawley Texas. That would be a 90 mile trip from my location.  I prepared for the 180 mile round trip to Hawley.

I arrived in Hawley around 12.30PM.  I arrived at a home out in the country where the wedding had been held. I met with Genet, the owner of the property, who was also a friend of the Bride.  Jessica and the Bride, Kim, were to arrive at a later time.

Genet showed me where the Ring Bearer had walked.  It led from the back of the house and covered a route of about 50 yards.  Genet believed that the two rings that were found had fallen from the pillow and had been found on the ground while several people searched.  I had her walk off an area where she thought the two rings had been found.

I placed cones around this area and out a little more.  I began my search and had just about finished searching the area inside the cones.  The Bride, Kim, arrived at that time.  She met with me. I learned that the two rings that had been found had actually stayed on the pillow.  The rings had never fallen off to the ground.  That changed the area I had felt the ring should have been in and added more that would be searched if I did not find them there. Now,the rings could be back anywhere along the 50 yards.

Kim went to the house and I continued my search.  The ground was covered in short grass but was very sandy.  I was sure the ring had been stepped on while the group searched.  The ring would be pushed below the sand and out of site.  I was finishing the area that the cones bordered.  Approximately 8 minuets later I received a signal on my E-Trac that was very promising.  The reading was a good signal for a small gold band.  With my Pro Pointer I scanned the surface in the area of the signal.  I began scraping the sand away and not more than a half inch under the sand, there it was.

I slid the ring onto the small finger of my left hand.  I then set up my video camera.  I called Genet on the phone and asked if she could have Kim come back outside   I told her I had thought of another question I needed to ask.

Kim came outside and I told her that she had not been there before I had begun the search.  I told her normally I would get her to fill a search contract form out and do a pre interview video if she was ok with being videoed.  Kim agreed to do an interview on video.

In the video I surprise Kim with the ring.  It was an awesome experience seeing her reunited with this ring.  She had told me she had stopped the wedding while several looked for the ring.  This was a special ring.  Her rings and her husbands ring were rings his Grandparents had worn for more than 50 years.  Both Grandparents had since passed on.  The rings had fit both the Bride and the Groom, perfectly.  The rings were passed down to them to be married in. The loss of the one ring was very difficult for many of the family members to handle.

Kim was kind enough to send the photo of the Grandparents who had worn the rings for more than fifty years.

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