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

from Fairfax (Virginia, United States)
Contact: 1-571-217-5759

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.

Ring Found!

Ring Returned!

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

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

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)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

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.

The Ring Finders Portland & The Gorge can locate your lost engagement ring, wedding ring,
favorite piece of jewelry, family heirloom, or other important personal item.

I can search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks, yards, gardens, and even underwater.
If you lost your RING or other precious item “Don’t Wait-Call Now!” 509-365-8010

Lost in Portland Handcrafted Gold Ring – Found – The Ring Finders

from Portland (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

An email, followed by a phone call, led me to SE Portland Oregon to meet Jimmy who lost his wedding band the evening before while jogging. The beauty of this search was he heard a distinct “ting”, which was likely the ring hitting the concrete sidewalk or rock wall, otherwise his ring could have been anywhere along his route. He had put his ring and keys in his shorts pocket earlier and while jogging the jingling was irritating so he grabbed them out of his pocket and heard the “ting”. Not knowing what it was he stopped and looked for a few minutes then continued his run. 20 minutes later, once home, he realized his ring was missing and he searched the likely area for 2 hours with no luck. The area on his right was a knee high stone wall with shrubbery and on his left was a large bed of roses 3-4′ tall with the ground mostly visible. I poked my specialized 4×7 coil and propointer in every bush and covered every square inch of ground in the likely areas, no ring. While I expanded the search, Jimmy jogged home to see if maybe he set his ring in the garage before the jog, nothing. After further discussion we determined the ring had to be there or someone picked it up. I hit the shrub area a second/third time and was about to hit the roses again when Jimmy pointed out his ring lying on the ground among the roses – Excellent!

We’re not sure if I dislodged the ring from the thorny roses onto ground I already searched or the fire hydrant and steel stake the ring laid between hid (masked) the ring from detection, regardless, it was a success and the smiles and happiness are always a pleasure to see.

Jimmy, thank you for the call and I’m glad our persistence ended in success!

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

I can search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks, yards, gardens, and even underwater.
If you lost your RING or other precious item “Don’t Wait-Call Now!” 509-365-8010

Lost ring in the water, St. Cloud, Florida…..Found!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

Jared wrote, “Hello! I wanted to reach out to let you guys know how grateful I am for Mike McInroe! What a blessing he is. Our lost ring story begins 33 years ago when my mother was pregnant with me. Due to the swelling she wasn’t able to wear her wedding ring anymore and being from the poor midwest, she felt awful not having her ring on and being pregnant. Despite their financial situation my father came home one day with a new, larger ring so she would have something to wear while she was pregnant. It wasn’t much but it meant the world to my mother! She decided while she was pregnant with me that one day she would give it to me or my spouse to wear when we were expecting our own. 33 years later, that day finally came. While she was visiting us for our baby shower in Orlando from the cold of Minnesota she brought the ring to give to my wife and to share that story with her. Heartbreakingly she never got the chance. The day she decided to give it to my wife we were all fishing off our dock in the canal. My mother was wearing the ring on her pinky finger and when she went to cast the rod–she dropped her precious ring of 33 years into the muddy water. Needless to say my mother was heartbroken– as was I for her! I searched in the water for an hour or two, to no avail, bringing up bucket after bucket of mud in a hopeless search. Meanwhile my wife was laughing at me–having no idea why in the world I would be in the water and having no idea about the ring or the family story. We did not find the ring and my mother flew home to Minnesota heart broken. (A few weeks later she bought and mailed us a ring that looked similar, feeling it was all she could do.) I was determined to find that ring! In my search to figure out how to build a pump and dredge system to dredge and sift the mud, I found theringfinders.com while searching for “How to find a ring underwater.” I emailed Mike on a Friday morning and by that evening we had a time set for the following day. The next morning I explained to Mike how the ring had been lost 4 weeks prior and showed him the dock and where we thought it might be. He said a little prayer as he climbed down the ladder into the canal and began his search. About 20 minutes later we heard the wonderful buzzing of his metal detector, picking up a strong signal. A couple of muddy scoops later and with a huge grin on his face, he pulled the ring out of his muddy sifter. Mike was an amazing spirit and a blessing to come and find our lost ring. We had our baby just a few short days after finding the ring and I can’t wait to surprise my mother when she comes down to meet the baby and to find out we found her ring–the ring she had been holding for 33 years!
Thank you theringfinders and thank you Mike — you are amazing! Sincerely, Jared”
So glad to help you Jared and congratulations on the birth of your precious little one!
Mike McInroe–willing and ready to help you find your lost item!! Call or e-mail me ASAP!

Lost Gold Wedding Band – Found in Portland by Del Witters

from Portland (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

Robert got a call from his son stating he had lost his wedding band and it was likely in their yard. Kevin had been helping his parents remove yard debris and spread mulch and recalled not wearing gloves for some of that time. Robert said to me that he knew they’d need a metal detector and an experienced user to find the ring so he consulted their neighborhood outreach web site…  ‘The Ring Finders’ and my services were mentioned more than once.

I got to work in the most likely areas, according to a father/son chat (Kevin is now home in CA), but it wasn’t showing much promise until I hit a solid tone with an associated gold ID. I poked my pinpointer into the mulch but there wasn’t a sound so I figured the target was deep and couldn’t be the recently dropped ring. I stood, was about to move on, but couldn’t, the tone and ID was to good! I swung the small 4×7 Makro Gold coil in the same spot and of course I got the same good tone. I dropped for a second look and did a little digging, but still no report from my pinpointer. The target had to be deep, out of the reach of a pinpointer, or… I caught a glimpse of gold that was nestled deep in the nearby fern about 2-3″ above the ground; a metal detector sounds off to objects above and below the search coil equally well so don’t forget to look both ways if there are adjacent plants!
Kevin’s beautiful custom made wedding band was now in the hands of his Mom & Dad with smiles all around!

Thank you Robert for the call and entrusting me to find and return your sons ring.
Melissa & Robert, I genuinely enjoyed our post-find chat in your lovely home, thank you, Del

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

I can search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks, yards, gardens, and even underwater.
If you lost your RING or other precious item “Don’t Wait-Call Now!” 509-365-8010

Heirloom star sapphire ring recovered in Hollywood Fl

from Hollywood (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-954-892-8993

Recently I helped Alexandra and her dad find her grandfather’s gold and star sapphire ring on Hollywood beach. After her grandfather passed away the ring was passed on to Alex’s brother who subsequently lost it in the ocean within 24 hours of getting it from his grandmother. He was standing in 3 feet of water, that was crystal clear and flat as glass, when he dropped it as he showed it to a friend. Instantly it disappeared in the soft sand. They searched for hours with snorkels and masks but to no avail. That was when Alexandra found me here and within 2 hours of the call, I recovered the ring for them. Needless to say, they were very happy! Another set of smiles thanks to theringfinders!image image Read the rest of this entry »

Lost diamond ring found: Sunny Isles Fl

from Hollywood (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-954-892-8993

Ali contacted me Sunday when his fiancée lost her engagement ring in the ocean. I met him and Sylvia on Monday but I could not find it due to big waves. I felt so bad for them that I went out again on my own today and luckily I found it for them. I was psyched to bring the ring back to them for she was crushed about losing it. As you can see he is too.imageimage

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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Lost Tungsten Carbide Wedding Band in Cherry Grove Beach, FOUND!

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

Actual E-mail conversation:

Matthew,
How much do you charge to search for a lost wedding ring? I lost it yesterday. It’s not an expensive ring but it’s important to me.
Thanks, Aaron

I ask for a $30 call out fee if the ring is not located. If I find the ring then I work on a reward donation basis. What it is worth to you and what you can afford. That is up to you. If you lost it on the beach time will be important. Every ring is important regardless of its melt value… This is your ring and it has a story. Let me help you keep that story. Call me 843-215-9170 shop 

I’m going to borrow a detector and see if I have any luck, it’s a titanium men’s wedding ring, hopefully the Good Lord will lead me to it. How deep do you think it will be 6-8″? I know exactly where it came off but I’m going have to wait for low tide this evening to check the location.

Only after one day, if there hasn’t been significant sand shift, 3-5”. If your detector is a good one and you can ground balance it you should be OK. Most people are not experienced enough to deal with wet salt sand because it is highly mineralized. It drives most metal detectors crazy and has you chasing your tail. Good luck and let me know how it turns out. I have booked the rest of my day but if I can help in the morning or tomorrow afternoon let me know. If you want me to help in the morning call my cell 843-333-4114 and leave a message tonight. I have a meeting that will last until 9:30ish. I will return your phone call when I get out of the meeting. I will meet you where ever we need to. Low tide 7:09 am. Good hunting!

Phone Message that night: Matt I did not find the ring. Are you still willing to help me in the morning? I lost the ring at 58th Ave. North on Cherry Grove Beach.

I will meet you at the public entrance to the beach at 6:45 in the morning. Good night.

I met Aaron and his brother in law Bradly at the beach the next morning at Cherry Grove Beach, about 25 miles north of Myrtle Beach, SC., and we discussed the search and search area. Aaron was certain that his ring would be found in an area about 150′ x 150′.  I told Aaron and Bradly to rub their left earlobe for luck. Aaron lost the ring, while catching a football, in about knee deep water at mid tide. After searching the area for about an hour, I expanded the grid four times in the directions Aaron felt most likely to find the ring. A dollar in change and a half dozen pull tabs, I was running out of time.  After 2 hours of searching I got the signal I wanted to see on the CTX.-30-30. The Carbide ring came in looking almost like a penny. I sent the scoop into the sand as Aaron had the look of “Oh great he’s digging another pull tab”, but I knew what was on the screen. I pulled a handful of sand from the scoop not knowing myself. I felt the shape of a ring in the sand as I looked at Aaron and rubbed my left earlobe through the head phones and then Aaron did the same. After cleaning it up a bit I handed Aaron his lost wedding band. High fives and big smiles all around. Aaron, thank you for the gift.  I was happy to get you out of the “Dog House”.

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In 3 out of the last 4  of my ring searches the people bought, rented, or borrowed a metal detector. On inland searches this would be OK to try to do it yourself. I truly wish you all the luck in the world. But, in salt sand if you are not using a machine that can deal with this highly mineralized environment you will be wasting valuable time in recovering your cherished jewelry. Allow the metal detecting expert hobbyists of The Ring Finders help you. We have state of the art equipment and we know how to use it. Save your time and money, call a member of The Ring Finders today.