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Lost Wedding Ring Reunited with Owner after Two Months – Brings Hope

from Big Island (Hawaii, United States)

It was a busy day for Big Island Metal Detecting!

Two desperate callers rang within 10 minutes of each other requesting searches for their lost jewelry.

What started out as two recoveries ended with the discovery of a third ring!

Since all searches are time-sensitive, Sylvie searched one beach looking for the lost wedding ring – while Brent searched another beach with his friend for a lost earing.

During his search, Brent found a very large ring under the water with the inscription “Dario Loves Fallon” written on the outside.

ring-1As the ring did not belong to either client, we went to work to track down the owner, a feat we thought would be nearly impossible, especially without a last name to search the World Wide Web!

A Google search turned up only one page that promised a little hope of identifying the owner. A Go Fund Me webpage had the matching names, “…Dario, Fallon’s husband..” The Go Fund Me page was set up to request contributions because Fallon had a life-threatening medical emergency and required immediate surgery. Following the page links and using the new details, it was then possible to then find their Facebook pages – which indeed had photos of them on the Big Island of Hawaii a month earlier!

We were excited and emotional at the prospect of having found the owner – and if this was indeed them, then we knew that such fantastic news would be welcome news due to their current, grave situation. Rings can be so incredibly sentimental and in our experience, it can make such a huge difference to have a ring returned that was thought to be gone forever. We sent a message to them on Facebook and excitedly checked the next morning for a response.dario-palavra

Dario Palavra replied, “I’m so shocked that you guys found my ring. We were just in Hawaii in August!.It is my wedding ring – my wife has a matching ring. I figured it was long gone. I thought I lost it in the deep water since I love to swim. I’m so happy that you guys found it – since we got back from Hawaii we been dealing with a lot of health problems with my wife – I almost lost her – she had less than 10% chance of living and now when you tell me you found our wedding ring, that is amazing. Once I get it back it is going to be glued to my finger!!!”

We express mailed the ring to Dario, and soon afterwards got a photo of him wearing the ring he thought he would never see again!

If you’re interested further in this story – or would like to read about Fallon’s Go-Fund-Me page, go to :

https://www.gofundme.com/GoTeamFallon

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Lose something? A Ring Finder May Be Able To Help.

from Huntington (West Virginia, United States)
Contact: 1-304-972-1767

imageMost people who lose their rings will do most anything to get them back; including going and buying a metal detector. I am not trying to discourage anyone from doing this because metal detecting is a great hobby. However, many of the ring finders on this site are willing to find your rings for free. They will more than likely have a lot more success at finding the ring than someone who is new to the hobby. There is a lot of work involved in learning to use a detector correctly. No mater what your experience level, I recommend using any new metal detector for at least forty hours before you can use it with confidence and proficiency. Another thing to realize is that it takes a lot of patience to find rings, and I mean a lot of patience. It has been said that to find a ring you will have to dig up at least one hundred pull tabs, but sometimes it’s more like a thousand. This is another reason you should defiantly take advantage or these friendly strangers at Ring Finders who are willing to do this work for you at little to no cost. For anyone still interested in starting a new hobby call up a Ring Finder they are knowledgeable about equipment and can get you pointed in the right direction and help you get started.

Lost Ring Found Waikoloa Beach Area, Hawaii – Speedy Recovery

from Big Island (Hawaii, United States)

This was a great recovery for several reasons!

First, it marked the first ring recovery we’ve done since moving to the Big Island of Hawaii and joining Ring Finders three months ago.

We were so happy to help Pedro and Martyna from Poland find her lost engagement ring!

Second, this recovery set a new personal speed benchmark for finding lost rings!

Martyna had put the ring on a hat to shoot at sunset in memory of their one-year engagement at the same spot. Unfortunately the ring fell off the hat the moment a wave swept up and it was gone…!

They spent the evening looking for the ring with their fingers in the sand, and by the time they’d called us and we could make the hour’s drive to their location out at Anaeho’omalu Beach, Waikoloa, it was noon. Martyna told us she’d spent the night in tears.

Arriving on the beach, I was a little worried to see Pedro and Martyna’s friends – about six of them – all on their hands and knees raking fingers thru the sand and digging piles of sand here and there. Fortunately, they showed me the exact spot she’d lost the ring. I asked everyone to stand back and switched on our Excalibur II metal detector. Two, then three sweeps of the coil and, “HELLO!” I hear the growling lowish tone of platinum. 5 seconds… I asked Sylvie to switch on the GoPro but by the time she’d turned the power on, the ring was in the scoop and Martyna was hugging, Pedro, me, Sylvie and all her friends! Total search and recovery time was about 10 seconds! I wish all recoveries were that straight-forward – for everyone’s sake!

Brent and Sylvie’s Ring Recovery Feedback:

Pedro and Martyna did a few important ring-recovery steps right at the beginning which helped the speed of our recovery. We were fortunate that the waves were small with no rip along the beach. They were lucky enough to know exactly where they’d dropped the ring, so made a note of that exact location. They also marked the time – which gave us a chance to check tide levels and approximate wave height when they’d lost their ring.  On the challenges-side, having their friends dig around seems natural, especially if one knows the locale, but…it can dislodge a ring’s precarious place in the sand and allow it to be swept out with the waves. Fingers-in-the-sand-technique has about a 2% chance of finding anything… Also the chances of recovery get smaller and smaller quickly with passing time. By the time we got out to the site, 18 hours had passed. Call as soon as possible and we’ll be there as soon as available! Again, so happy for small waves and good “X-marks the Spot” info!

So happy Pedro and Martyna are still rejoicing!

 

 

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I Lost My Ring, How To Find A Lost Ring

from Fredericton (New Brunswick, Canada)
Contact: 1-506-476-4783

If you are reading this, then your solution is at hand.

Most people, after losing something very precious, valuable or important to them, will Google the two title phrases. Then some think about renting a metal detector and trying to find it themselves. While that is an option, it is not the best or most efficient one.  Let me explain with a little story.

34 years ago, when I bought my first metal detector, I planned to find treasure and get rich. So out to my backyard I went and swung that detector from morning until bed. After 2 days of searching every square inch, and digging every beep, I’d found hundreds of metal bits, and $1.32.

Later in the summer, a family friend was over for dinner and, excited to see my detector in action, threw his chunky college ring into the grass. I attacked the area, proud to show off its capabilities. After 2 hrs of me searching, he took pity on me, walked over and picked his ring out of the very area I’d been repeatedly searching over.

34 yrs later, I’ve upgraded and know my equipment, and how to search properly…and I rarely miss the rings/targets anymore. I have many stories of happy people who are looking, once again, at the very item they thought was lost forever. All because they called or contacted me and let me do what I do best.

Let me help you be reunited with your lost item.

Thanks,  Steve

Lost Wedding Ring Found at Seminary in Menlo Park

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796
Lost wedding ring found in Menlo Park

The lost ring was found in the grass

Mark was playing soccer on the grounds of a nineteenth-century seminary in Menlo Park. It’s the kind of quiet, spacious place that you would expect to find in the English countryside instead of the Bay Area suburbs between Palo Alto and Redwood City.

Mark was wearing his wife’s wedding ring on a chain around his neck. When the game was over, he removed his jersey, then noticed that the chain was broken and the ring was gone. Mark and his teammates immediately searched the field with no luck.

Later that afternoon, other teams played two more games on the same field, which made Mark worry that the ring would get smashed into the soft earth, or found by someone who didn’t know he was looking for it. That evening, he searched the internet for metal detector rental in  Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Mountain View and found TheRingFinders.

We met Mark at the seminary the next day. He showed us where he’d removed his jersey, and where he’d walked afterwards. He felt strongly that this was the most likely place for the ring to fall, because he’d kept his jersey tucked in the entire game. We used stakes to create an initial search zone the full width of the field by about thirty yards long, then two of us began a careful gridded search.

It turns out Mark was right about where the ring was lost, because we found it within about 20 minutes near the middle of the search zone. It’s a beautiful ring that Mark and his wife are very happy to have back, safe and sound.

To read more stories about finding lost jewelry throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, click here.

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