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Wedding Band Lost/Found/Returned Pleasant Bay Orleans, MA

  • from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

(June 25th)
An enjoyable summer day at Pleasant Bay’s Jackknife Cove almost ended in a not so pleasant afternoon. Derek had put his wedding band safe with his glass’s case where it stayed for the hours of beach time. When it was time to leave for the afternoon Dalia took her one-year old’s sun tent down and shook the sand off. Unfortunately, the ring was shaken off with the sand and landed with a “tink” which was heard by all before it disappeared into the sand. As it happens 95% of the time all the searching would not retrieve the ring. It was time for sophisticated equipment to help in the search.

40 minutes after I received a call for the needed help I was standing on the beach with my detector in hand. I was shown where the tent had been. OK I started searching the immediate area of some 10X20 feet. Unbelievable but only two trash targets were found. I checked my equipment, covered the area again with the same results. OK I had to increase the area and added another 10 feet to the breadth of the search area and there it was. I actually saw the ring resting in the sand as I passed my detector’s coil over the ring. I guess Dalia had shaken the tent a bit harder than we thought. I scooped up the ring and let Dalia remove it from the scoop. Smiles, Hoorahs and Thanks with picture taking followed.

Dalia and Derek’s 3rd anniversary in July will not be spoiled by the absence of a wedding band. Congratulations!

LOST JEWELRY IN ALAMEDA AND CONTRA COSTA COUNTY… FOUND!!!

  • from Walnut Creek (California, United States)

Hello, my name is Brendon . I joined the Ring Finders to help reunite folks with their lost jewelry & items. If you’ve lost something where a metal detector might be helpful (parks, yards, worksite, beach, etc…) & need help, contact me. I will do my best to help you recover what was lost. I love any excuse to get out and hunt.

     

Lost Gold Earring Found in Lakeland Florida

  • from Windermere (Florida, United States)

Three days ago Sue lost a very special piece of jewelry in her large front yard.

One day two after searching for several hours with no luck Sue purchased a used metal detector. However she soon discovered that the detector would not scan/read her matching earring. Luckily she was able to return it for a refund. More searching the front yard did not yield any results.

Day Three: A Google search led her to the Ringfinders website. Sue contacted me that afternoon, distraught and desperate on her 60th birthday. We quickly put together a search plan and I was able to arrive within about an hour.

The size of the lawn was intimidating but after reenacting the chain of events with Sue we were able to narrow it down to the two most probable locations. Several family members had helped Sue in the previous three days with no luck. Hours of looking on hands and knees by Sue and her family members did not turn up the precious earring. Using the Garrett AT Pro with 9×6″ search coil I was able to scan the other gold earring and obtain some valuable search data.

It ended up being a wonderful 60th birthday for Sue as I was able to retrieve her earring, within just a few minutes and just slightly outside the search zone that she and her family had concentrated on for three days. I could tell that Sue was very happy as the words, OMG (abbreviated) were all she could say for the first full minute. I can genuinely say that I am extremely glad to have been able to make Sue’s birthday a bit more happier.

     

The Case of the Lost Ring – Kissimmee Florida

  • from Windermere (Florida, United States)

A desperate Kissimmee Florida couple contacted me through the Ringfinder.com website. The man (whom I’ll refer to as Shaggy) and his lovely wife (who can only be nicknamed Velma) had been in their front yard the prior night enjoying the evening sunset when Shaggy’s ring flew off of his finger. Quickly grabbing flashlights they conducted a thorough search of the property. After two hours with no luck they called it quits for the night. Early the next morning they resumed their search on hands and knees, looking under each and every blade of grass. The ring, being platinum, had blended into the grass making it nearly invisible to the naked eye. After a few more hours of searching with no luck Shaggy and Velma were exhausted and getting desperate.

After many hours of searching Shaggy and Velma were tired and in serious need of some professional help. After a quick search on the internet led them to the Ringfinders website, they contacted me. Luckily the search location was not far and I was able to be on the scene within an hour. After a quick hello and a briefing on the case I noticed that Velma was wearing a platinum colored ring. I asked her if it was part of a matching set from Shaggy’s ring and she replied that it was. With her permission I scanned her ring with my metal detector and was able to gather some data including a search response tone and number value. Armed with this information I began my search.

I began a grid search of the front lawn, disregarding any deep targets as I knew that the ring would not be down in the soil. More than likely, it would be laying on the surface as it had only been less than 24 hours since it was dropped. Any shallow or surface tones were investigated as I couldn’t be 100% sure that the rings would match exactly in the same search values gathered earlier. Ring size, composition, and design were all unknown factors. Bits of aluminum building material were discovered, along with a few sheet metal screws. After 15 minutes of searching I heard one very distinct sound in my headphones. I looked down and after using the search coil to pinpoint the exact location my eyes focused on a dark object sitting in the grass! Could this be the missing ring?

I looked up and and smiled at the couple. They had been chattering with excitement through the entire search but paused to immediately focus on what I was doing. Slowly I reached down, picked up the object, and held it out to the couple.  I had found the ring!

At first, Shaggy and Velma were speechless when they saw the platinum ring in the palm of my hand. As thought, the platinum color had helped it to blend into the grass making it extremely difficult to find. They excitedly expressed their disbelief that the ring had been practically right under their noses the whole time they were searching for it!  Their excitement and relief quickly bubbled over and after a few photos, hugs, and high-fives we said our goodbyes. As I drove away, the last thing I saw was Shaggy and Velma, hugging each other in their front yard.

 

Case Closed

 

 

Shaggy and Velma (not their real names).

 

 

 

Lost Wedding Band Found in Philadelphia by Ring Finders South Jersey

  • from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)

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I received a call from Brandon who lost his gold wedding band in a Philadelphia park while he and his friends were playing kickball.  He caught the ball and threw it, sending his ring flying. After he and his friends searched for around 2 hours with no luck, they reached out to fellow Ringfinder Rich Hageney who referred Brandon to me.

After getting the general location of where it flew off his finger and a thorough grid search, the ring was found!

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 Seaside Park (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)

Lost a ring?

Don’t wait to call!

215-850-0188

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.