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Wedding Ring Lost Playing Volley Ball Missouri City, Texas (found) by John Volek

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

Wedding Ring lost in the grass while playing volley ball at a home in Missouri City, Texas (found) by John Volek TRF-Houston

I was contacted by Cecilia regarding her husbands lost wedding ring in the backyard of their residence in Missouri City, Texas. Cecilia reported her husband Rick had been playing volley ball with their kids in the backyard when he discovered his ring was missing. Cecilia said Rick was pretty sure his ring was lost while playing volleyball, but he was unaware it had come off his finger until later in the day.

Check out the video to see the recovery of Rick’s Wedding Ring!


































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Lost Something Important? We can HELP!

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service in Houston can locate you lost engagement ring, wedding ring, favorite piece of jewelry, family heirloom, or other important personal item.

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks, and even your own back yard. If you lost your RING or other precious item “Don’t Wait-Call Now!”


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Luck of the Irish – Returning a lost ring on an Hawaiian Island beach!

from Big Island (Hawaii, United States)

It didn’t take us long to meet up with newlyweds Paul and Barbara on the beach after we’d gotten their call.

Paul was an Irishman with a new American lass for a wife – but Barbara had done all of the talking on the phone as Paul’s Irish accent was so thick. “Are you Ring Finders?” she asked.

As soon as we heard that Paul hadn’t seen his ring all day we knew we’d have a challenge. And they didn’t know where it could have been lost…!

Paul and Barbara had been married just five days earlier and were enjoying the restaurants and shops near their hotel here on the Big Island of Hawaii. As Paul tried on some Maui Jim sunglasses, he looked as his hand to admire this wedding ring – which was missing!

They’d seen a detectorist in the early morning combing the beach and didn’t want to loose their ring forever – so looked us up online to find and return their ring. We got to their hotel as soon as possible and decided that the small bay they’d spent the morning swimming in was a good place to start. Again, they weren’t sure if it was lost in the water, the sand, the hotel or the shops…!

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Brent Madison of Big Island Metal Detecting explains the basics of the Excalibur II metal detector and how small, lost gold rings can turn into big, found signals for recovery. Big Island, Hawaii.

Paul wasn’t a strong swimmer so we were confident that scuba wouldn’t be necessary though we’d packed our dive gear in the car.

I looked where Paul had rented a stand-up paddleboard while Sylvie searched the sandy bottom where Paul had remembered swimming in the warm, tropical waters of the bay.

Sylvie and I started our grid pattern searches with our metal detectors.

Beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii are so heavily searched by treasure hunters that neither of us hit any of the trash often found on other beaches around the world. We were well into our search pattern – at least 45 minutes – when I heard my name called and saw Paul and Sylvie “high-five’ing” nearby.

Sylvie had been carefully following her search pattern and talking to Paul as he snorkeled and bobbed around her. Suddenly she’d hit a “huge target” in her underwater headphones – then as suddenly, lost the signal. She was so deep in the water that she couldn’t hold the target under her detector and dig the target at the same time.

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Sylvie Madison of Big Island Metal Detecting gears up with her Garrett Sea Hunter metal detector to look in the water for a lost, men’s wedding ring. Big Island, Hawaii.

“Hold the detector here!” she told Paul, handing him her Garrett SeaHunter II, after she’d reacquired the signal. Sylvie dug and nothing. Then dug in the sandy bottom again.

In her scoop was Paul’s lost ring straining out of the sand. Barbara had been watching from beachside and rushed into the water when Sylvie pulled it from her scoop.

We all stood in the water admiring their newly found wedding ring, delighted together in Sylvie’s find. We laughed that Paul could start relaxing again on his honeymoon!

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A platinum wedding ring which was lost and found on the beaches of the Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii.

Not knowing where they’d lost it, it seemed it had been the luck of the Irish to reunite them – a small ring in such a large world! Barbara was quick to qualify the reason – she’d been praying to St. Anthony, her patron saint, since they’d discovered the ring had been missing.

God knows the reasons some rings are found or not – and in the end, Paul, Barbara and us at Big Island Metal Detecting are all thankful that we could be part of the discovery of their lost treasure. Especially so early on in their new marriage!

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Sylvie, Paul, Barbara and Brent give the Hawaiian “shaka” after their successful recovery of Paul’s lost wedding band. Big Island, Hawaii.

Son Flounders in Water, Father Grabs for Son and Looses Wedding Band, Falmouth, Cape Cod, MA

from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-860-309-3307

This happens very often and then panic sets in. Where is the ring, I felt it fall off but I can’t find it.

Thank the social media for the service they provide. A search for how to find a ring on Cape Cod led Ami to my e-mail address. She reached out for help and I responded. At the next day’s low tide we met and started the search. About 20 minutes into the search, the ring was found and quickly put back where it belonged, on Ryan’s finger. In 17 days it was Ami and Ryan’s 5th anniversary, I hope they have many Happy Anniversaries!

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Sentimental Friendship Ring Found @ Bearspaw Park, Edmonton’ Alberta

from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-780-497-2118

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I received a call from Justine around 1:56 pm asking if it was possible for me to come out and find her 10ct white gold friendship ring that she had lost this morning, along the side walk in Bearspaw Park.  We were in the midst of a heavy snow storm with about 4 inches of snow. She told me her and her boyfriend had searched in the snow for about three hours with no luck.  She turned to the internet and found and called me.

I told her I would be down in 45 minutes, met up with Justine, and together we went over to the park where she showed me approximately where the ring had flown off her finger. It took me approximately 45 minutes to locate her ring. She was a very happy young lady when I found it as the ring was of sentimental value to her.

Another happy Client – Thank You Justine.

Lost Ring Yakima Washington

from Yakima (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-509-952-5382

I received a phone call asking if I could help find a lost ring. The story was that she and her husband were on a short get away trip to try and relax. Her husband has been ill with cancer, and they needed a break so came to Yakima as one of their stops. Needing his medication in the back of the car they pulled over at McDonald’s. When he shut the back hatch of their SUV he heard a metallic “ting” sound and noticed his large gold wedding ring had flown off his finger.   He has lost allot of weight from the illness. They looked for the ring, but with the fall leaves piling up in the curbs and the low cut landscaping in the parking lot they could not find the ring.

Feeling pretty upset about the lost ring, they returned to their hotel room and were planning on canceling the rest of the trip. Not wanting to leave town without the ring she began to search online for a place to rent a metal detector. She could not find one to rent, but during the search she found my name on the  Ring Finders Metal Detecting site. Once contacted we agreed to meet at the parking lot. After searching the wind swept leave piles next to the curb no ring was found. I expanded the search into the landscaping and was able to find the ring in short order.

She was very happy and cried some tears of joy at the found ring. You can imagine how upsetting it would have been to leave town without this ring.   I can say that this is one of my most memorable searches. I was very very happy to find the ring. That huge smile when she had the ring back was priceless.  I do love finding lost ring.



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Lost Family Heirloom Recovered by High Plains Prospectors’ Recovery Team

from Olathe (Kansas, United States)

Just before Labor Day 2014 we received a call from a man named Brent who wanted to rent a metal detector.  Brent was a local businessman and volunteer football coach for a middle school football team.  Ritually he removes his wrist watch and ring and puts them in his pocket during practice.  He had remembered taking his watch from his pocket to check the time multiple times during the practice.  He suspected he had lost a ring while coaching a local middle school football team.  His plan was to rent a metal detector and detect the practice field.  I told him no problem.  We rent metal detectors to people looking for all sorts of things such as lost keys, cell phones, boundary markers, pipes, lawn sprinklers, and of course rings.  This ring, however, was not just an ordinary ring.  The ring had belonged to Brent’s father it was 14 karat gold and was sat with a large diamond.  The father had a tremendous value both sentimentally and financially.  We’re not typically open on Sundays.  My experience, however, in the recovery of rings is this:  There is a direct reflection in successful recoveries and the speed in which you get on the recovery job.  Since this was a special item to Brent, we made special arrangements for him to pick up the metal detector that Sunday.

Two days later Brent’s wife returned the metal detector.  Her demeanor was enough to tell us they had not recovered the ring.  Needless to say, both her and Brent were seriously bummed.  Brent had spent several hours scouring the entire practice field trying to find the ring with no luck.  Having metal detected the places he spends most of the time during practice multiple times, he was seriously questioning whether he lost his ring on the field or somewhere else completely.
The day after they returned the metal detector I called Brent up to discuss his loss.  At this point, I believe he had accepted the loss and decided he would just have to turn it into insurance.  Although it wouldn’t be the ring his father had given him, at least he would not take a financial hit too boot.  That is when I told him about our recovery services.  Having spent the better part of two very hot days looking for the lost ring, I could sense his skepticism when I discussed our services.  I let him know that it was not uncommon for people to rent a detector and have no luck finding their ring.  Then, subsequently hire us to search only to end in a successful recovery.  The reason is experience.  There are so many competing signals scattered across nearly every square foot of any public place.  Anyone who is inexperienced at metal detecting will investigate every signal because they do not know what to listen and look for in the metal detector.  Pull tabs, pieces of “can slaw” (aluminum cans that are hit by a mower), bottle caps, and even targets that most metal detectorists normally want to hear, can create an “analysis paralysis” for an inexperienced metal detectorist.  After a few hours (yes, I said hours) the person will either begin losing hope and dismiss signals or spend the whole time chasing signals an experienced detectorist would not give a second’s thought. If the person doesn’t almost kill themselves doing lunges as they investigate each target, they will likely fatigue mentally and abandon the search altogether.

I informed Brent that we had a lot of luck finding rings that other people miss with a metal detector.  He  was intrigued and decided  it was worth it to him to have Scrap Iron and I come out and see if we can find the ring.  We arrived and he showed us where practice took place.  He explained where most of his time was concentrated. We had  arrived after school was out and be finished before practice started.  So, with only a couple hours at hand, we were pressed on time.  Before we got started Brent asked how we bill for our services.  I told him about the Ring Finder’s policy where we work on a “rewards basis”.  This means that the person who lost the ring sets the price.  After some quick mental calculation on his end, we determined a fair rate and shook hands.  The beauty for the ring owner is that if we don’t find it, there is quite often no charge.  “I told him our success rate is over 95% and we don’t like to lose…and I suspect the other 5% situations, the ring was not lost where the person may have thought it was.” Brent left to go prepare for practice and we got to work searching for the ring.

I told him, “Our success rate is over 95% and we don’t like to lose…and I suspect in a large portion of the unsuccessful 5% of the situations, the ring was not lost where the person may have thought it was.”

Scrap Iron and I took a quick lay of the land and decided our hunting method.  The practice field was laid out in an L-shaped pattern.  I would hunt the vertical part of the L and Scrap Iron would hit the lower/horizontal end, criss-crossing where the two met.  After about 40 minutes of metal detecting I had found only a handful of pull tabs, some aluminum pieces, a couple quarters and a dime (okay so the money was not anywhere near the type of signal of the ring, but I wasn’t about to let that money just lay there :).  Then, in the background I hear a quick little crow whistle, a “kaw kaw” whistle very familiar in my group of friends.  It had been used for years to get the attention of one another at ball games, bars, or hunting grounds.  When I heard it, I knew what had happened.  I glanced at Scrap Iron who was probably 30-yards from me in an area that I had come very close to covering in my portion of the grid but had apparently missed by only inches.  He was holding up a large shiny ring and wearing a huge smile.  Had he not been there criss crossing the areas where my grid overlayed his, we may very well have missed this ring.

I went over and looked at the ring.  It certainly looked like the one he described.  I picked up my phone and asked Brent how far out he was.  He said he was only a few minutes out.  In a humorous tone I asked, “How would you like to come and try to positively identify this ring we found.”


He chuckled, “You guys…”.  He was in total disbelief we had found the ring.  “I will be right there and I will bring my checkbook!”

He showed up a few minutes later, said it was the right ring and put it on his finger.  He was grinning ear to ear.  We chatted for a while and told him where we found it.  He had thought he metal detected that area.  I told him that I thought I did too, but it was Scrap Iron who found it.  He thanked us for our work and said he was glad to pay the finders fee for people who were willing to put everything on the line and start a business like ours.  Both parties left feeling pretty good about the transaction.