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How to Find a Lost Gold Ring in Potomac, Maryland

  • from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)

Leo’s Exquisite 18 Karat Gold Cartier “Love Ring” Wedding Band Once Again Shining Like the Sun Above the Earth!

Leo of Potomac, Maryland Excitedly Showing Off His Most Treasured Material Possession Minutes After Metal Detectorist and Member of THE RING FINDERS Brian Rudolph Discovers Leo’s Lost Wedding Band!

Brian Rudolph, Lost Item Recovery Specialist (Land, Water, Sand, Snow, Leaves, Houses & Vehicles) Will Find Your Lost Keepsake! Call ASAP (301) 466-8644!

I received a call from a gentleman named Leo who lived in Potomac, Maryland who was hoping that I could help him find his lost wedding ring. Three days earlier, Leo had a party in the backyard of his lovely home. A bunch of his guy friends came over for drinks and a delicious steak dinner. Sometime in the middle of the night after the party or perhaps early the next morning, Leo realized that his very handsome 18 karat yellow gold Cartier “Love Ring” wedding band was no longer on his finger.

Leo went out back to his swimming pool patio area and looked everywhere for the missing ring. He then searched throughout the grassy lawn but all of his search efforts led to no avail. He then went to the trash bags that contained all of the throwaway items from the party and analyzed every piece of trash with the hope of finding his lost treasure. Still, he could not find his most precious sentimental keepsake.

After many hours of searching with no positive results, Leo searched online for an answer to his problem. The solution came when he found the elite international directory of metal detectorists called THE RING FINDERS. He searched for a detectorist in his area and my name, Brian Rudolph, popped up. That is when he reached out to me and we immediately set up a time for me to come over later that evening.

When I arrived at Leo and Michelle’s most beautiful Potomac, Maryland estate, I could not have been more excited to be a part of solving the mystery of the missing wedding band. Leo met me in the driveway and escorted me out back to show me all of the places where he walked and partied with his friends several evenings prior to my arrival.

As soon as I got completely oriented around the backyard of this grand estate, I immediately returned to my vehicle to retrieve all of the necessary equipment that I would need to use for the search. Leo returned to the inside of his home as I began grid searching the entire front lawn that was located closest to the mansion on the top side of the backyard (there was a lower level section of the backyard where the swimming pool rested and then more lawn behind the pool and patio).

At first, I wondered why I was getting so much interference coming through my metal detector. No matter where I swung the coil in search of the missing ring, I was getting all kinds of strange beeps and static registering on my machine. I still battled through the terrible distraction but eventually I needed to solve the problem with this particular issue. I had Leo come outside to chat with me and at some point I asked him if he had an electric dog fence. He replied by confirming that he actually did have an electric dog fence buried under the entire perimeter of the yard. I greatly thank Jeff Morgan (THE SEATTLE RING HUNTER), a great ring finder who is also a proud member of THE RING FINDER directory who suggested that there could be an electric fence turned on at this estate. I am so grateful for Jeff’s knowledge and professionalism! Once the fence was turned off, all of the interference disappeared! I was back in business! A big shout out to Jeff in Seattle, Washington!

After finishing the entire front lawn that was closest to the house, I was able to conclude that the gold wedding band was not lost in that section of the backyard. I then started detecting around an enclosed section where the garbage cans were placed. There were also garden hoses and other accessories that I needed to move out of the way to make sure the ring did not get lost in that isolated environment.

When I came up empty-handed inside and around the fenced in area where the trash cans were placed, I searched all along another fence line that was closest to the entrance to the backyard leading from the driveway. I also metal detected in and around a pool shower stall that was adjacent to the other fenced in section where the trash cans were hiding within. Again, I came up with nothing.

At this point I believe I had searched for over three hours and I started to get more curious as to why the ring had not appeared at that point. My next mission was to grid search along the right side of the lawn which was to the right of the swimming pool going down on a decline away from the house. I was meticulous with searching for that Cartier wedding band along that right side of the lawn. Therefore, I was confident that I had not missed even a square inch of that part of the property. There was a stone wall that separated the right side of the lawn and the pool patio and so I stayed along that right side and worked up and down the decline. There was also some sports equipment that was laying out on the grass and I metal detected all around that area, as well. Unfortunately, there was still no ring to be found.

At this point, I was getting close to finishing the fourth hour of metal detecting and I was getting concerned that perhaps Leo may have lost his priceless piece of jewelry somewhere in his gorgeous home. The only areas remaining to be searched happened to be a small grassy area that was near the pool, adjacent to the patio closest to the back wall. In addition, I needed to check inside the pool and around the sides where the grass met the concrete slab that surrounded the pool. One thing that I learned long ago as a young ring finder and that was: there is always hope until the search is completely done and finished! Until then, you keep pressing on! And that’s what I did!

I metal detected all around the perimeter of the pool without positive results. I scanned with my eyes all around the inside of the pool, hoping that perhaps the yellow gold had somehow rolled from the patio into the heated water. Again, my efforts lead to no avail. I just could not figure out what could have happened to this poor ring!

The Very End of the Stone Wall Where Rudolph Was Finishing Up the Four-Plus Hours of Searching

The Rim of Rudolph’s Metal Detector Coil Picks Up a Faint Choppy Signal Right at the Bottom Where the Stone Met the Grass

Just after detecting the edge of the lawn that met up with the pool’s concrete slab, I made my way over to the grassy area that was closest to the patio stone wall where I had been detecting the right side of the lawn earlier. I was now coming to a complete circle in my search efforts and it was looking like I was going to have to call it quits moments later. However, then something wonderful happened! Just as I was finishing one of my last swings with the detector right along the end of the stone wall that separated the side yard from the pool patio, my detector gave me a signal worth looking into. It was faint and choppy but it still got me curious. Just as I was kneeling down to get a better look at what the edge of my machine’s coil was faintly picking up, my eyes locked in on something shiny, resembling a yellow gold color that was wedged down in the ground between the outer edge of the stone wall and where the grass began. With my headlamp blazing above me, I focused in on that very spot and lo and behold, there it was! Leo’s Cartier “love ring” wedding band! It had slid off of its owners finger sometime during the party and made its way into a crevice that was located between the far end of the stone wall and the luscious grassy lawn! I found the ring! At the very last second or so of my long four-plus hours of searching, I was able to recover Leo’s precious keepsake! I could not have been happier for Leo! When I finally revealed the good news with my client, I showed him where I found the ring and he could not believe it! Of all places! The ring took off in a certain direction as it traveled airborne off of Leo’s finger and it just happened to end up in that very crevice – that little space where the eye would not have been able to naturally lock-in on that place where it was hiding! Leo was so blown away by my find and was finally relieved knowing that his precious ring had returned to his finger once more! He could not have been any more grateful for my diligence and long-suffering!

Notice the Wedding Band Wedged in the Crevice Just Between the Stone and Grass

Notice How Close the Stone Wall was Positioned to the Patio Where Leo and His Friends Were Partying the Night of the Missing Ring!

While Leo and I began to celebrate the great discovery, we could hear one of the mansion’s windows open up on the top level and Leo’s wife Michelle let out the most excited cheer for what I was able to accomplish that evening! She was so happy and most grateful for my work! The two of them were so very kind with their words and generosity, as well! I kept telling them how honored I was to have been called in to try to solve this mystery!

After saying our goodbyes, I drove back down the estate’s driveway and onto the street. As I looked back at that beautiful home, it brought so much joy to my heart as I thought about how I successfully helped birth two new smiles for the couple that I had just said goodbye to, knowing that such a special ring was returned to Leo’s finger! I truly love what I do and I absolutely love the people I do it for! What a night that was!

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Lost diamond ring found in Chilliwack, BC

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463


I received a call the other day from a young man who said his wife had lost her diamond wedding band in their backyard while she was suntanning. I was already on a long search for a lost ring in Richmond, I told him when I wrap this up I would give him a call. Three hours later I phoned John to discuss the search in his backyard, I found out he lived in Chilliwack which is about two hour drive from my location.

Knowing the ring was lost in the backyard I was confident I would find it, however I have been fooled before, some searches you think are going to be easy turn out to be the hardest. When I made it to his place., John greeted me and show me the area his wife was suntanning, it wasn’t a very big backyard and I knew in the back of my mind that it could be a fast recovery. John told me that his wife put both of her rings in a book as a bookmark while she was suntanning and reading, somehow the wedding band fell out of the book and into the grass.

John and his wife felt the ring could be at the last spot she was tanning, they spent many hours on their hands and knees searching the grass, but no it wasn’t there. I extended the search out and back around the corner and found her beautiful diamond wedding band just inches beneath the grass, but not visible. These rings find ways to hide so easily and make it so hard for people to find without the use of a proper metal detector and an experienced operator.

Vancouver Ring Finder Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

I have the best job in the world and I love helping people more than anything I’ve ever done in my lifetime. I get to make people smile, I get to hear their stories of what their ring means to them, and how happy they are when I find it for them.










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Lost Platinum Wedding Band, Strathcona Athletic Park, Sherwood Park, Alberta.

  • from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)

Theresa emailed me last evening requesting my services to find her husband’s wedding band which he had lost while playing baseball at the park.

Her husband Everett  called me this morning and explained that he had lost the ring at the ball diamond and had spent a considerable amount of time looking for the ring with no luck so I agreed to meet him at the park within 45 minutes.

When I arrived Everett and Theresa were  busy looking for the ring. While setting up my equipment I gave Everett some marker flags and told him to place the flags where he thought the ring could possibly be.   Everett did a fantastic job in marking the field and it was a huge area to cover.

After about 1/2 hour I heard Theresa shout out  “I found it” and I looked up and there she was about 30 feet outside the marked area where Everett had placed the flags.  Just goes to show you never know where a ring can end up!  Fantastic job Theresa in finding Everett’s ring.



  • from Lafayette (Louisiana, United States)

Susan called to ask for help in finding her husband’s lost tungsten wedding band.  It was slung off his wet finger a month before when opening their camper door. Carrie and I left the next day for the 70 mile trip. On arriving, we found the grassy search area to be small in the RV lot. We began the search of the lot. Next to the grassy area was a fenced area for a water system. Sid hunted the fenced area facing the RV. After 2 hours of searching and re-searching the yard and rock driveway, we had not found the ring. Susan, Carrie and Sid had gathered up near the rear side of the water system to discuss the next step when Carrie saw a sparkle from the rocks around the water system. In plain view laying on the rocks was the ring. Lost items are not always where you expect them to be. After the happy trio took pictures, we were on our way back home. Thank you, Susan, for your generous reward.



  • from Lafayette (Louisiana, United States)

After Brennon and Alyssa rode their 4 wheeler along the muddy trails, they decided to call it a day. They parked at the area used to wash off the four wheelers and themselves. While washing her hands with a hose, Alyssa felt her engagement ring slip off her finger. They and other riders hunted for it from 8 PM till midnight with no success. The next morning they returned with a newly purchased metal detector to continue the hunt. After finding only foil, pennies and pop tops, Brennon looked at a YouTube video for hunting hints. He saw a “The Ring Finders” decal on a car in the video and went to our website. We got the call from Brennon on Sunday morning. Carrie and I were able to load our equipment and be on site in 1 ½ hours. The hunt area was relatively small but had quite a lot of trash. It was hard bottom with dead matted grass covered by 2 to 4 inches of mud. After 20 minutes of getting everything, including us, covered in mud, Carrie found the ring, tangled in the grass, under the mud. After some happy tears and pictures (and washing off mud from us and our equipment) we were heading home feeling great after reuniting Alyssa with her beautiful ring.

Thank you for your generous reward. Best wishes for a long and happy life together.


Lost 10ct Gold Wedding Ring Millwoods Edmonton Alberta (Found)

  • from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)

John called me yesterday afternoon requesting my service to locate his ring which he had lost while playing with his boys in the back of his condominium complex common area the night before.

When I arrived, John showed me the area where he had been playing with his kids and we also walked from one end to the other of the complex.  He said he was 100% sure that he had lost it in the grass but I searched the area for 1  1/2 hours with no luck.  I told John that his ring was not there and he said the only other possible location that his ring could be was in his car.  When he checked his car, he found the ring wedged down the side of his back seat. He was very happy to have his ring back on his finger.

Thank you John for calling me and entrusting your services to The Ring Finders.



Lost Gold Ring Found Bruderheim Natural Recreation Area,

  • from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)

Received a call from Jason yesterday requesting my service to locate his girl friend’s ring which she lost off her finger in tall grass at the campground they were staying over the weekend, and it was imperative that the ring be found!
I agreed to help him! Jason picked me up we drove to the area and I could see where they both had spent hours in the tall grass looking for the ring with no luck.
Within ten minutes I found the ring near by where they had cut the grass
Another happy client! Jason was so happy, thank you Jason, it was a pleasure to help you.

Recovering the past, finding what was lost.

  • from Santa Barbara (California, United States)

I got invited to hunt a church up north from in Visalia this past Friday with the idea that we would be able to recover lost artifacts (as well as silver coins and jewelry) for St. Paul’s Anglican Church. They’ve resided at the same location since 1949 but due to a disagreement(not going to get into it here) the congregation split and they Parish has to move out. It was hoped we would find some awesome stuff to give back but as with any metal detecting hunt, you can only find what’s there to be found. Hope you enjoy the video.

If you’ve lost something we can find it so call us sooner rather than later so we can help!

Lost Security Fob Found Bonnie Doon Edmonton Alberta.

  • from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)


Received a call from Scott this morning requesting my assistance to help him find his office security fob and his car keys which he lost about two weeks ago in his back yard, Scott was hoping that all the snow would have melted by today and then he could find his fob but that was not the case. I meet up with Scott and he showed me the area in his yard where he thought the fob could be and within fifteen minute bingo found his Fob/keys and handed them back to Scott which was very happy to have them back, Scott told me he had racked the same area thoroughly where I found his Key/fob.

Thank you Scott for entrusting me to find your Keys/Fob.

Gold Cross Found and Returned in Lincoln, RI

  • from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)

A week ago, while vacationing on Cape Cod, I received a call from Leslie asking for my help.  Her mom, Phyllis, recently lost a gold cross in her backyard when the chain broke and was very upset over the loss.  The cross was a gift from her late husband, so it held special meaning to her.  As soon as I returned from vacation, I went to search for the item.  After approximately two hours of searching the yard and a compost bin, and using two different metal detectors, I located the cross in the lawn.  Phyllis is thrilled to have this precious item back with her!