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Lost Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Found Ocean City NJ by Ring Finders South Jersey

  • from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)

Toleen lost her wedding set in Ocean City, NJ yesterday while spending the day with her family on the beach.  The rings were placed in the pocket of the beach chair and fell in the sand when she folded it up. Her daughter, Alexa, searched and found my Ring Finders South Jersey page when the family realized the rings were lost. While getting some preliminary information before searching, I asked if anyone took any pictures when they sitting on the beach. Her daughter, Liana, had a TikTok video with houses in the background that helped give an approximate location. After roughly 35 minutes of gridding the area, the rings were found! Now Toleen and her family can enjoy the rest of their vacation in Ocean City, NJ.

Lost wedding band, Beach Haven NJ August 2021

  • from Barnegat Light (New Jersey, United States)

I was contacted by Nicole about her husbands lost wedding band. She explained they had removed the ring, and while handing to her , It dropped into the surf. After gathering all pertinent information, I went to recover it on the next low tide. Unfortunately after about an hour or so I came up empty handed. I knew this ring wouldn’t stay long in the surf so I went early the next morning for low tide. After about 20 minutes the ring was in the scoop.

Lost Wedding Band and Engagement Ring Found Ocean City NJ By Ring Finders South Jersey

  • from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)

I received a call from Jackie about her sister Aileen’s wedding band and engagement ring that were lost earlier this afternoon in Ocean City, NJ.  I met with the family on the beach to get some additional details and a general idea for where to start the search. The rings fell into the water when Aileen was throwing a football in the surf.  I found the engagement ring buried approximately 8 inches in the sand, much deeper than expected since it was dropped only a couple of hours prior.  The wedding band was roughly 10 feet away at the bottom the slope, buried just as deep.  It was very exciting to find the rings since the couple just celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary this past Friday!  Congratulations!

Lost Wedding Band Found Ocean City NJ by Ring Finders South Jersey

  • from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)

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I received a message on my Ring Finders South Jersey Facebook page from Dorothy who asked if I could help find a wedding ring that was lost in Ocean City, NJ earlier today. The ring belongs to her friend Ryan’s father.  I spoke with Ryan and he told me how his father Jim lost his wedding band while out in the waves during high tide.  We planned to meet during low tide to give us the best chance at finding it.  After a thorough grid search of the area did not produce the ring, I expanded the search out a little farther.  It was a few minutes later that I heard the tone and dug down approximately 10 inches in the sand.  It was the ring!  The ring that Jim has not taken off his hand since 1974, the year he married his wife.  It was pure joy when the ring was found and able to be put back where it belongs.

Red Jacket Beach, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts: Lost Ring, Found Ring, Returned

  • from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

An early evening call from a very distressed and emotional young lady, Krista, pushed me to the limits to find a lost combination ring of great sentimental value. So much so that I went out at dusk to look for it. I only had about 45 minutes of daylight left but did my best to no avail.

The next day I had plans to detect with another Ring Finder, Gary Bonin from Woonsocket RI. I had to change our plans and go looking for the lost ring. Nothing we would not have done, as long as were were enjoying our hobby, we would have a great day. With sunrise and permission to park at the resort Gary and I headed into the water to search for the ring. Hours past, the tide went out and came back in without either of us finding the ring. My mouth was drying out, I had used my last bottle of water the night before so it was time for me to call it a day. Gary on the other hand wanted to finish covering an area before leaving. OK, another 15 minutes I could survive. I was not paying any attention to holding a grid pattern and just wandered aimlessly when my detector’s audio signal brought me back to reality. I looked down to my coil, where to place my scoop and much to my surprise I saw THE ring! What a ring, it made my knees shaky, my heart rate went up, all was great. Had it not been for Gary wanting to stay just a bit longer, the recovery would not have been made without another search, another day.

Krista, a quite remarkable person, what an interesting life she has lead. Within the first hour of this vacation she with her two sons and husband were playing a bit of football in the cooling water of Nantucket Sound. Her ring had never slipped off in the water either salt, fresh or pool. This day was different for whatever reason it did followed by frantic searching over the next 5 days. Krista had to leave the Cape, the traumatic vacation was now a thing of the past. She had kept up her best spirits as to not spoil the vacation for all involved. But she was not to give up on finding her ring.

Social media came into play. A plead for help lead Krista to TheRingFinders.com and to my name and contact information.

If you have read this far you know she was to have her ring returned. Many options were mulled over such as mail, a 4 hour drive to pick the ring up, seek help on social media… The last provided the perfect solution. Sandy and Larry, close friends of Krista, were leaving Cape Cod the next day and were to make a drive to my house, pick up the ring, and return it to Krista on Saturday.

Covid19 be danged, Krista asked Sandy to give me a “big, well deserved hug”. Somethings just have to be done. This return is one that will certainly be one of my top 5 of the 243 I have now made, almost half while a member of TheRingFinders.

Lost Gold Ring w/ 3 Carat Diamond… Found!

 

Sunday, August 12, 2012:

I received a call from Matt who stated that his mother Joan lost her ring in the water off of the Outrigger Waikiki. I met Matt and Joan a couple hours later on the beach fronting Duke’s Waikiki, right around 3pm. I was planning on going diving for the ring since it was initially thought to be in 5’ of water. The water was very murky due to the turbulence from the rotor-wash of the catamarans that pull up to the beach. I wasn’t able to see a foot in front of me so I put my diving gear away and donned a weight belt to keep me stable in the rough surf. The ring was thought to be about 30’ offshore. I tried to mark a grid as best as possible but I was constantly getting pushed off a meter or so by the waves which were at some points over head high. The turbulence is really what made the search take so long. After searching an area about 200sqft, I moved towards the shoreline. Fast forward a few hours, just as Joan had lost all hope and motioned for us to come back in, I got a solid reading on my metal detector. I was in about 4’ of water and about 30’ from where Joan felt her ring leave her finger. After about 5 hours of searching, Joan’s 3-carat diamond solitaire was finally reunited to its owner. 

Ring lost while brushing snow from windshield, West Omaha, Nebraska

  • from Omaha (Nebraska, United States)
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Ahhhh, nothing more vitalizing then fresh fallen snow, until you lose your wedding ring in it.  This ring was lost while clearing snow from a car without gloves.  The combination of cold wet fingers and a little shake was all it took to send it flying.  I assured the owner, that we (Rachel and I) would find her ring and it shouldn’t take us very long.   Shouldn’t was the key work there.

Once we got there, she showed us where her car was parked and went over how it lost.  We started searching, after about 30 minutes, I was a bit puzzled.   We went over the scenario again, the car hadn’t moved and the parking lot hadn’t been plowed. We scanned the most likely area two or three times and now it was time to start looking in the not so obvious places.  While looking under the car parked next to hers, I asked “was this car parked here when you lost your ring.”

She said “No” and pointed to a car a couple spots down.  I walked over to it and started looking at it for places where a ring might end up, when all of a sudden I heard a shriek.  I looked at her and all she could do was point.

Stuck between the back window and trunk was her ring.  Not only did it end up on another car, it also took a trip around town on a few errands.

Lesson learned – Never rule out anything.

Search time: 45 minutes.

Lost Ring in Falls Church, Virginia… FOUND! (May 2018)

  • from Fairfax (Virginia, United States)

Over Memorial Day weekend, Conor and his wife were spending some time in their front yard when they realized that his wife’s ring was missing. They retraced their activities and knew it had to be in the yard. Conor spent the better part of the weekend combing through the grass on his hands and knees looking for the ring. On Monday, he found The Ring Finders online and gave me a call. Wednesday afternoon I arrive at Conor’s house and he walks me to the search area while explaining what, when, and where they believe the ring went missing. 15 minutes later my detector signals a strong hit, I move some grass, and I see the shine of the ring.  Smiles all around.

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Lost ring in sand at Daytona Beach, Fl……Found!

  • from Sanford (Florida, United States)
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Jan. 1st, I received this comment on one of my ring search stories. Rich wrote, “I believe I lost my ring on the beach approximately 50 yards to the right–facing the ocean–from the end of the Oceanview parking lot wooden walkway. It may have slid off my finger when I shook out my wife’s towel. It is a simple gold Florentine wedding band with “Marla love Oli 1974″ engraved on the inside. By some stroke of luck if anyone finds it, please notify me. Thanks, Rich” So I sent Rich an e-mail and asked him my usual questions, like: “What day and what time of the day were you on the beach and shook out your towel?” And “When can you meet me and show me the exact place where you were on the beach?” And, “And it sounds like you are not exactly sure that you lost it on the beach!” Rich’s response was “I am sorry, but I forgot to mention that I am in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area and was vacationing in Florida when I lost my ring.”
Thankfully Rich was able to give me precise details about where they were on the beach and what the area looked like. He even sent me a link to a google map with a pin of where they were when he shook out their towels. One of his descriptions of the beach indicated that there was soft sand and a long row of seaweed close to where they were sitting. That is what it looked like on Dec. 26th–the day after Christmas. But when I arrived at the beach, 9 days later, it was totally different looking. Sometime between Dec. 26th and Jan. 4th we had some really big waves with extra high surf. Enough to take a good 3 feet of sand off the upper beach area. There was literally no soft sand, except way up on the dunes. So I set up my 4 flags in the target area and looked for 4 hours and no ring. I did find lots of other targets–185 to be exact! Old crusty, green coins, fishing weights and all sorts of items. I sort of figured the ring would not be there after so much erosion and made plans to come back the following Sat. to look again. When I arrived on Saturday, the tide was a bit higher than I expected and I wound up searching higher up the beach and after digging more green coins and fishing weights—to my surprise up pops Rich’s lost gold wedding ring! I could hardly believe it was still in the same general area after all that erosion. I determined that a mans gold ring is quite different than a coin in that it does not slide and move around like a coin would. As the waves wash over it, back and forth, it tends to go down because of the hole in the center.
Rich was thrilled to hear that I found his ring and I was able to mail it to him the next week. All told, I searched 5 and a half hours and dug 185 targets, while looking for Rich’s ring. And it was so worth it!! Lost your ring? Call ASAP!
Mike McInroe, in sunny Florida

Lost Wedding Ring Canby, OR – Found! – Assisted by The Ring Finders Portland

  • from Portland (Oregon, United States)

Maegan put her wedding ring in her shorts pocket Sunday late afternoon but when she woke on Monday it wasn’t on her finger, nightstand, nor in her pocket. A panicked search both inside and outside her home, all day Monday, was exhausting and depressing. On Tuesday, we talked, and I told Maegan I’d be happy to search and find her ring, and if not found, the search would eliminate the outside areas. Following my extensive search I assured her it was inside her home and offered some tips. Thursday morning I received a text with a very happy smile… ring found!

Megan stated our conversation and my search was comforting and refocused a more calming effort inside her home.
Maegan, thank you for the call & I’m so pleased I was able to assist.

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