In August 2016, while searching for a lost wedding ring in the water, I came across a Boston College ring buried underwater in the sand. Someone had tried to scratch out the owner’s name, but with the help of a magnifying glass, I was able to identify the name, Christopher P. Martin. I searched the internet and social media for months trying to find him. I even called Boston college twice to enlist their help in locating this graduate but that didn’t help. After six months of searching, I decided to contact WJAR Channel 10 to see if they could help me in my quest to find the owner of the ring, and they agreed. After the story aired on Channel 10, I still didn’t hear anything. My wife had an idea. Through the Boston College website, she connected with the Facebook of the Class of 1998. She messaged both Chris Martin and a college friend of his with a link to the Channel 10 story. Her detective work and the Channel 10 story paid off! The friend forwarded the link to Chris Martin, and he contacted me. Chris told me that his apartment was broken into about 15 years ago and his Boston College ring was stolen. He agreed to do a follow-up story about the ring return with Channel 10. With the help of my wife and Channel 10, I was able to reunite the ring with its owner. As you can see from the videos and photo, Chris was very happy to have this ring back! videos…….. Local man finds lost Boston College ring and Missing ring reunited with owner
Hi, my name is Larry Royal, I live and grew up(64 years) on the Central Coast of Calif. with Pismo Beach, Oceano Beach, Avila Beach, Morro Bay, Cayucos and San Simeon as my main metal detecting beaches. I have been a treasure hunter all my life and metal detecting for over 15 years and know the area quite well. Since retiring from the work force 7 years ago what was once a hobby has now turned into a fun, full time quest to find lost treasures on the beach and return them to their owners.
I joined “The Ring Finders” as I saw it as a great opportunity to let more people know of my rewarded base service of helping people find their lost treasures. I have found many rings and lost items on the local beaches and only wish I could find every owner. I hunt in the ocean and on the dry sand and have good tips on how to help someone find their lost rings, necklaces, cellphones and other lost treasures. Just 2 days ago I recovered a 1 ct diamond ring for a lady who was crying for 2 days over losing it and the smile and joy on her face when I handed back to her was priceless.
I’m very well know by the Pismo Beach LEO and the “Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area”, (aka; Pismo Beach) parks & beach personnel, if you contact them about a lost ring they will probably direct you to me. I also have the resources of many of the local metal detecting people as I’m currently the Huntmaster, Librarian, Historian and “member at large” for the “Central Coast Treasure Hunters Association” cctha.org I use the latest metal detecting technology and equipment in and out of the water.
Found Platinum Engagement Ring with Diamond & Platinum Wedding Band with Multiple Diamonds
After a day at the beach, I got home to realize I had lost my engagement and wedding ring. I rushed back the next morning in hopes of finding someone metal detecting, and eventually found one in the area to rent. I searched for 4 hours to no avail. My husband and I went back a few days later, renting the metal detector and searching for 4-5 hours again. And again coming home empty handed.
Losing jewelry is a horrible feeling…and that feeling is amplified by a 1000 when they are wedding rings. No amount of insurance money would bring back MY rings.
I had seen advertisements online for the Ring Finders, but I was hesitant to contact them. I had my doubts about identifying the location of my ring for them to find. But after two unsuccessful trips, I figured there was a 50/50 shot they would return them and I took the odds.
I emailed Keith around 6:30 on a Saturday night, and had an email back within an hour that he would be calling in the morning. He called as promised and agreed to meet my husband back at the beach in around an hour. My hesitation was beginning to ease!
We showed him the area where we believed the rings had been lost – the area we searched over and over with our rented detector – and he found them in less than 20 minutes.
Obviously the successful result speaks for itself! We could not be happier with our decision to reach out to Keith and are beyond thrilled that he was able to locate the lost rings. In talking with Keith afterwards I found out that he does survival and search/rescue training for his career and he certainly takes that professionalism and determination over into this field. I highly recommend Keith searching for anything of major importance.
I received a call from Josh asking if I could find this platinum wedding band he had lost on the beach earlier that day while throwing a football. Fortunately Josh had taken good notes as to the area that he had been in during the time of the loss which assisted me in a quick recovery. He noted which beach entrance,life guard stand and off to the right between 6-7 trash cans which are set up every 50 feet or so. All this information helped put me in the exact location to find his ring even in the dark of night. After a short 20 minute search I received the signal I was looking for from my White’s Beach Hunter id metal detector and his ring was in my scoop! Speaking with Josh earlier in the night he stated that he and his wife had dinner plans for the night as they were celebrating their 1 year wedding anniversary and that it would mean the world to them if I was able to locate and return his ring. I was excited to be able to call him and tell him that I found it and told hime to go ahead and finish his dinner with his wife and friends but he couldn’t wait to excuse himself from the table and meet me on the boardwalk. When I showed him the ring as he walked up he was just full of smiles and relief and was just so thankful for my help and was excited to be able to go back to his wife at dinner wearing his wedding ring. Another great ending, Congratulations Josh!
I received a call the other day from a young man who lost his wedding ring in the ocean while swimming, he tried for a few hours to find it but the tide was fast moving in and the depth was getting to deep to continue the search.
He remembered a friend of a friend who lost their ring and how they found me on The Ring Finders Directory, so he got on line and found the directory and called me.
From his description of where the ring was lost I knew I’d have to hit it hard at low or a little before. Lots of people metal detect the swimming areas everyday at low tide.
I decided to make a night of it and arrived at midnight at Kits Beach and searched the dry sand until 6am. I found a little over $20 in change 1 iPhone 4s that was returned back to the owner later that day, 1 Tungsten wedding band(still looking for the owner) 1 big Heart pendent and long chain and loads of bottle caps, pull tabs & booby pins.
At 6 am I tested the water and it was cold but I knew I better get at it and search for the lost white gold wedding band. After 15 minutes in the nice but cold water I got a good signal and after checking the scoop I saw the glimmer of white gold mixed in with the rocks and sand.
It only took 15-20 minutes because David remembered to take notes and references to where the ring was lost and that helps me a lot.
I got a call from my friend Justin, who is also part of the RingFinders directory he told me a young lady at Waimea Bay had just lost her wedding ring, and he wouldn’t be able to help her I told Justin that I would be more than happy to help her find the ring. She was taking the ring off to put it in her purse and dropped it in the deep dry sand… she told me it just disappeared.
I met her at Waimea at about 10:00 am and around 11:30, the ring was back on her finger the first thing she said was can I give you a hug and squeezes the h… out of me…Priceless!
Two days ago, I received a call from Andrea, who was vacationing at a beach house in South Kingstown with her husband and three young sons. Andrea explained that she had lost her diamond ring while playing football in the water two days earlier. She was so upset about it that she had lost sleep and asked for my help. When I arrived at the beach house, we took a small boat across a salt water pond and followed a path to get to the ocean beach where the ring had been lost. I searched for two and a half hours in the surf. When I emerged with the ring on my little finger, Andrea was so surprised and delighted! Her husband was shocked. He was so certain that it couldn’t be found that he had made a bet with his son, a bet I’m sure he wasn’t upset about losing! The best part was when their youngest son turned to me and said, “Thank you for finding my mom’s ring.”
Two days ago, Marissa and Dave set out for a nice day of kayaking at the ocean. The day quickly took a turn for the worse when Marissa lost her diamond engagement ring in a river running off of the ocean. She jumped out of the kayak and frantically searched for the ring, but it had disappeared. Surprisingly, it was Dave’s family in California who located me on the internet and suggested they call. When I received Marissa’s desperate telephone call, I immediately headed for the beach. It was late afternoon when I started the search, but daylight and the tide were against me. I searched for four and a half hours, unsuccessfully. I was not giving up. I returned the next day, expanded my search, and found the ring in fifteen minutes, buried underwater in a few inches of sand. Words cannot express how happy Marissa is to have her beautiful ring back!
I received a call from Lisa after she had lost her diamond wedding band while vacationing with her husband in their favorite RI fishing and camping spot. She contacted me through The Ring Finders website. Lisa had been collecting quahogs in a marshy area of a salt water pond, digging them with her bare hands from a raft. When she finished, she realized that she had lost her ring somewhere in the mucky bed of the pond. Lisa’s husband, Erik, led me to the remote area in the hopes of recovering his wife’s ring; however, Lisa did not hold out much hope of ever seeing the ring again. After searching for five hours and just before we were ready to leave, I found the ring in my last scoop of the day. I put the ring in my pocket, not letting on that it had been located. After reaching the shore, I pulled out the assorted junk I had dug up. The last item I revealed was the ring. Lisa and Erik were ecstatic! They could not believe that it had been found! Bringing such happiness to this nice couple quickly made the long search worthwhile.