Received a call on Saturday, July 9th from Alissa about a lost white gold and diamond necklace somewhere in her backyard. Arrived to find that they had also suffered a fire to the gazebo behind their home next to their deck shortly after the necklace was lost. After repeatedly conducting a grid search in the area where they believed the necklace was lost, I mentioned I could get a flashlight and look under the gazebo as it was in the area where they believed the necklace could be. Alissa’s husband asked if I wanted him to remove the two wooden steps to the gazebo and I said, “Sure.” After he pulled the two steps away, both of us instantly spotted the necklace laying under where the steps had sat. Smiles all around!
Woke up this morning to a call from a lady who is getting married next weekend. While swimming in port elgin beach the night before she came to shore and noticed her engagement ring was no longer on her finger and had to be sitting in the bottom of the beach somewhere. They searched for hours with the help of many others to come out empty handed. When she got home they googled something similar to “How to find a lost ring” and managed to find this directory.
Don of cherished finds was already in the area so he began the search right away and with the help of his wife found the ring within a couple hours!
Out camping with the family this past weekend and just happened to get a call for a lost wedding ring at the very same campground that we are staying at. After a brief search, recovered the diamond and white gold ring.
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Every married ladies nightmare came true today when I lost my engagement ring and wedding bands on the beach! I went to lather my daughter up in spf, handed my husband my rings and he sat them on his lap. He then jumped up to grab our daughter and both rings went flying. Even worse we didn’t even notice they were gone for fifteen or so minutes later! We sifted through the surrounding sand for an hour and were googling local businesses to see if they sold or rented metal detectors to no avail. We thought we were out of luck. Thousands and thousands of dollars and all of that sentimental value was gone. My mom started googling metal detector services and found a ring finder directory.She found a man out of cape may and thought “what the hell” let me give him a call. Luck would have it that he was staying in the SAME campground as us!!! Five minutes later he was at the lake with his state of the art equipment and within minutes my rings were back on my finger. The beach erupted in clapping and cheers! Ladies, keep this gentleman’s info. You may need him one day! We can’t say thank you enough!!
Happy vacationers on the Big Island of Hawaii celebrate their found wedding rings at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel with Brent and Sylvie Madison.
HAPPY WIFE – HAPPY LIFE: Wedding Band Recoveries in the Water at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel, Mauna Lani, Big Island Hawaii
Logan and Samantha had been swimming in the lagoon at midnight after a work conference at The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii on the Big Island, Hawaii. They, along with friends and colleagues, had been having fun in the water after a work wrap-up party.
Sam realized her wedding band had slipped off her finger into the dark water. But she quickly realized she’d lost not just one but two rings! Her engagement ring must have come off first – but she had no idea where that had been lost – in the water, on the shore – where?!? Her wedding band now also seemed lost in the dark forever.
We got “the call” the next morning and arrived at the small bay an hour before noon to search for the lost rings. Sam looked distraught and Logan looked really unhappy at the situation of his unhappy wife!
We started looking right away, with Sylvie searching the shallows with her Garrett Sea Hunter and me going a little deeper in the water with my Minelab Excalibur II.
The Fairmont Hotel has little water movement so our biggest concern to recovering the ring was that fact that it was so late in the afternoon already – maybe the beach had been searched earlier that morning and the rings had been found by treasure hunters!
After an hour of carefully detecting back-and-forth I suddenly hit a strong signal. There had been no other solid signals until then, deepening our fears that the area had already been detected. I scooped the signal in the water – nothing – then scooped again. A diamond-encrusted wedding band was in the scoop! Logan ran over and while happy for the find, was now concerned to find the second, more valuable engagement ring. We continued to search – going over and over the area we thought it was in.
Sylvie expanded the search area and signaled that she’d found something under the sand. Her detector does not discriminate between metal objects like mine does, so she dug in the sand (under about 2 feet of water with her long-handled scoop), not sure if she’d be pulling out a bottle cap or a ring.
Sylvie looked into the basket of her scoop and grabbed something and held it high for Logan and Sam to see who were down the beach. The entire beach – even the beach bar – all started clapping! Sylvie held a large, gleaming two-carat engagement ring in her fingers. The beachgoers must have been watching the long hunt and the applause was great, but seeing Sam reunited with her treasures – and Logan’s praise and relief were worth a million!
Sylvie always says that we’re in the Business of Saving Marriages This time it really was our own ‘married teamwork’ that saved the day with one ring-recovery each!
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.”