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Lost 14k white gold heirloom ring returned! TRF Celina, Ohio

  • from Celina (Ohio, United States)

Andrew’s mother was very happy to receive this lost 14k white gold heirloom ring on behalf of her son who was beside himself when he lost it.

Andrew’s mother (Ann) contacted me recently in the hopes that a lost 14k white gold heirloom ring could be found. Andrew had lost the ring during an outside gym class session on some practice fields that amounted to the area of about 1-1/2 football fields.

That’s a lot of area to cover when you’re looking for an item about the size of a nickel. Obviously, an area like this is easier to cover and able to be covered very methodically if you can get a couple of people working a grid pattern. I contacted a friend (Travis) and we headed out to try and locate the ring. After about 4-1/2 hours of searching with no ring to show and a storm blowing in we made plans to come back another day to finish covering the area in hopes of being able to reunite the owner with their lost ring.

Andrew was very close with his grandmother and the ring had been passed down to him when his grandmother passed away in December. He wore the ring on his pinky finger to feel close to his grandmother. We knew he was very sad to have lost the ring and that it was such a sentimental item that we were trying to do everything we could to cover the area and locate his missing ring.

We made a return trip to finish covering the area and hopefully recover his missing ring for him. After a little over an hour of searching, we (Travis and I) were able to locate the ring!


We messaged Andrew right away! Unfortunately, Andrew was out of town and was unable to be there for a photo and to take possession of his ring. He did however call his mother, who was more than happy to come down and accept the ring on his behalf! Knowing that there had been more than two dozen people walking around trying to locate the item prior to us searching, and numerous sports practice sessions, Andrew’s mother thought that it was a miracle that we were even able to locate his ring. She had warned him that wearing his grandmother’s ring could result in it being lost, as was the case, but it has now been located and returned to it’s rightful owner! It has been put up so that this sentimental family heirloom will not be lost again. A needle in a haystack really can be found! Another ring returned, another successful search thanks to teamwork, and another happy ending! We were very glad to see the ring turn up and to see it returned!

On a side note Andrew was very glad to have found TheRingFinders service online and says he would recommend the service to anyone!

Young man loses sentimental 10k gold medallion on a local football field!

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

I saw a post A Facebook post on my local area that a  Mothers teenage son lost a very sentimental gold scorpion medallion and was offering a reward for its return!

I sent Laura a private message to offer my assistance voluntarily and met up with her and her Son at 11:35PM that night!

Her son Daniel explained that he was playing football with his friends and soon after realizing that his gold chain around his neck was broken the gold medallion had fallen off! He panicked because the medallion had belonged to his late Grandfather Bill which was given to him last year by his grandmother.

It was an amazing warm night under a clear sky with an almost full moon on the 1st search night/morning. I decided to tackle the area (pun intended) where the kids first had their bikes set on the football field and then after a little while decided to go where the main area of football tackling took place.

Time was getting on and it was 2:40 AM in which I thought it was 1:40 AM. We decided to pack it in and that I would come back the following evening after work To continue grid searching!

In the meantime Daniel took a snapshot from Google Earth and highlighted the areas in red where he thought he was with his friends! I always try and get the clients to do that so I can complete a thorough grid search (expanding out by at least 10’) and sometimes a cross grid search!

The second day I continued gridding through on and off rain as well I went to 1245AM. The third day Friday after work I started back and went until 11:30 PM continuing the grid of the football field areas identified! The fourth day I finished off another section and decided to go back to the main area of tackling. I cross gridding in a different direction and on my third pass 4’ outside of Daniels highlighted (Cone placed) area I uncovered the precious heirloom gold pendant on the soil under a tuft of grass!!

When I arrive home I called Laura and proceeded with the surprise that I had recovered the medallion!! I dropped the medallion off after dinner!

Check out the video surprise!

I also advised Laura and Daniel that during the 2nd & 4th day searching… I uncovered three gold rings in the process!! I had already contacted one of the local teachers Mrs Reilly to see if somehow there were records at the school to assist in returning these rings to the rightful owners! Fingers are crossed!

The Family is so happy to have this precious heirloom gold medallion back and will be making a donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation In which they will receive a tax receipt!!



Beausoleil Island, Port Severn, Ontario~Lost late Grandmother’s 18k white gold engagement ring in waters of Georgian Bay

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

2017-09-04 Beausoleil Island, Honey Harbour, Port Severn, Ontario

Received a phone call from Zac that his girlfriend Lauren was washing her hair in the water when her dog jumped in and her late Grandmother’s recently gifted to her went flying off her finger. Lauren was devastated!!!

So I made arrangement to come flying up Hwy 400 that day and meet Zac at the boat launch as we were headed to an Island cottage.

Lauren explained the area and I was limited to half of a scuba tank. I started grinding and pulled up some crazy items….large nails, old brass table light switch, some coins and lots of metal. Zac had said to try further over. After an hour he jumped it and used the small Scuba Tector I had brought along while I continued with the Minelab Excallibur 2. I went back to the original location and within 20 minute….B-O-O-M….FOUND Lauren’s late Grand Mother’s engagement ring. WHAT A BEAUTY. 18k WHITE GOLD ….. PRICELESS XO

I secretly hinted to my Daughter to start filming….and then SURPRISED THEM. Lauren shrieked in sheer relief. She was very grateful.


One relieved client

Lauren’s Heirloom

Calgary Ringfinder Kevin Niefer CTV News Lost Ring Stanley Park

  • from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)

Lost Wedding Ring Stanley Park Calgary

CTV Calgary                                      Published Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 11:58AM MDT                            Last Updated Thursday, Oct. 11,  2012 7:37PM MDT

Losing a wedding ring is a sickening feeling for anyone that’s misplaced the  piece of sentimental jewelry.

A local metal detector specialist, known as ‘The Ringfinder’, is doing his  part to end the emotional pain.

Kevin Niefer has been metal detecting for the last 25 years.

In 2011, Niefer joined the Ring Finders Network, and is the group’s  representative here in Calgary.

Niefer says he’s been quite successful helping people find their lost  rings.

He’s currently helping Alicia Tropak locate her lost wedding ring.  She  misplaced her ring on September 23, 2012, somewhere near Stanley Park.

Tropak is expecting her first child at the end of the month, and says her  fingers swell sometimes.  She took her ring off, put it in her pocket, and  lost it somewhere along her walk.

Niefer is hopeful he can find the ring using his metal detector which has a  history of locating all kinds of hidden treasures.

“And that could be jewelry or old relics like pins or chauffeurs badges, or  coins,” says Niefer.  “You never know what you’re going to dig up, and when  you dig it up, it’s thrilling.”

“Or it might be a bottle cap.”

Niefer and Tropak were unable to find the ring on this day, but will return  to expand the search.

For more information about the Ring Finders, website


Read more: http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/reuniting-owners-with-their-keepsakes-1.991844/comments-7.333753#ixzz29I3rcpXf

Heirloom ring found in yard in Longmont, Colorado

  • from Denver (Colorado, United States)

Recently I was contacted by Sheila, who lives in Florida. In February, she came to Colorado to visit her friend Barri from Longmont. While Sheila was here in Colorado, we received several inches of new snow. Since she is from Florida and snow is a rarity, she went outside to play around in the snow, throwing some snow balls and such. Apparently while gathering snow the ring fell off her pinky finger (it is a small ring). When they noticed later that evening that her ring was missing they searched in earnest for it but without success. After that several other people had visually looked for the ring but they also ended their searches without success.

As background information, Sheila’s mother passed away in 1998 and her father then kept her ring for the next 10 years until he passed away in 2008. There was a small battle between the 10 children of the couple as to who would get their mother’s wedding band. Well, Sheila was the one who ended up with the cherished ring.

When I arrived at the house, Barri and I looked over pictures and watched a couple short videos that were taken the day the ring was lost. In one of the videos you can clearly see the ring on her figure. There was a short series of photos that were taken moments later and the ring was missing in the last photo.  Thus we knew exactly when the ring was lost.

I put my detector together and began my search. Within 10 minutes of starting I had found the ring. We called Sheila to tell her the good news. To say she was happy would be a HUGE understatement. She was crying, almost uncontrollably, for longer than it took to find the ring.

Sheila's ring

Lost Gold Pendent, Soccer Ball, Killarney High School, Vancouver

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Gold Saint Christopher

Today I had a search for a solid gold soccer ball pendent that a friend from work lost 5 years ago at a soccer field in South Vancouver.

The story was that it was given to him by his farther 30 years ago. Dean is a goal keeper and never takes his lucky pendent off. While training at Killarney High School 5 years ago, he was making a save and the chain broke and the pendent fell off into the grass but he felt the chain in his sweeter…

He was devastated! He searched for hours with a flash light as it was getting dark but couldn’t find his golden soccer ball. He gave up the search like most people do and tried to put it behind him.

It was Friday night and we were working on a film set and I saw his pendent and commented on the gold soccer ball. I used to play a bit back in the day, Dean told me the story about the one that he lost and how much it meant to him…

My first question was where did you lose it? He told me and I told him I’d take a look for it, today I spent 5 hours searching but couldn’t find it… However I found a Gold Saint Christopher pendent the size of a Canadian Quarter. Now I have to try and find the owner of that…

I believe that everyone’s jewellery has a story attached to it and what I do is try and find the owner and return it so that the story can continue…

I also met up with Dean at the end of the day and he showed me the area that he remembered losing the pendent. He drew me a map of the area at work, after 5 hours of searching I was in the wrong area! Oh well, I found the pendent and now I have a new search to see if I can find the owner. It was 4 inches deep in the ground so I believe this was there for many years.

I’ll be searching the new area for his golden soccer ball tomorrow. I hope I can find it so I can write a part 2!

I love my job!

If you have lost something and need it found please contact me!

Best in Treasure,

Chris Turner

Lost Gold Soccer Ball, Pendent, South Vancouver, killarney High School

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

A friend of mine told me that he lost a gold soccer ball pendent that was given to him 30 years ago from his father…He lost it 5 years ago and just now told me the story…