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Lost Ring Mission, BC…Found!

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

It was a very hot day, temperature 105 degrees as I was home trying to keep cool I receive  a call for help in regards to a lost diamond ring possibly lost in some hay in the barn. The young lady told me that there was a few places it cold have been lost but the one place she felt it could be was the barn. Her and others searched the hay but no luck. Its like looking for a (Ring in a Haystack)

I jump in my car and head out on a little over an hour dive to get to the location. When I arrive I was greeted by Bev and her nephew (great young man). We went to check her vehicle first and nothing there. Bev walked me to the barn and minutes later she had her beautiful diamond ring back on her finger!








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Lost Wedding Band Found In Langley, BC.

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

I got a call from a young man asking if I could help him find his lost wedding band. What I didn’t know was he lost his wedding band 24 hours after he was married. When I arrived at his parents place he told me the story how he came to find out that his ring was gone at the end of the day. The thing was he didn’t know exactly where the ring had fallen off his finger.

He said that he was playing ping pong in the back yard and was doing a few other things in the yard that day. It was a big yard and it took me 2 hours to do a cross grid search, with no luck. I asked if he had checked his car and he said he vacuumed and checked it inside out but no ring. It was looking like it would have to be in his parents house but for some reason I felt like I needed to check the car as in my experience rings have a way of finding hiding spots.

After 2 minutes of search the car and under the passengers seat I caught a glimpse of his ring in a little hiding spot for the seat motor.












I believe if I didn’t check the car it would have been there for a very long time…If I had started the car first it would have been a fast recovery!!

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Lost diamond engagement ring in cemetery, Sanford, Fl…..Found!

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

Amy was visiting the grave site where her precious little one–Jean Francis Butterfly Butler– was laid to rest. It was a rather warm January day and the rings on Amy’s ring finger were feeling tight so she removed them and slid them into her pocket-along with the keys to her van. It was a quiet and peaceful time, sitting there by her little one’s grave site, as Amy reflected on the many things she had to be thankful for. Soon it was time to pick up her 7 year old daughter from school, so she folded up her lawn chair and headed to the van, pulling out the keys from her pocket as made her way across the short grassy area. As she slid into the drivers seat she remembered her rings and reached into her pocket and discovered–NO RINGS! Frantically she retraced her steps to where she was sitting and after a thorough search she was able to find her wedding band, but no diamond engagement ring. She walked back and for over the small area–but could not find her precious ring.
The thought came to her–about renting a metal detector–so she went online and found a place but they were located way up in the northeast part of the country and the gentleman on the phone recommended she look up! Happy to have someone so close by to help, Amy gave me a call and I was able to meet her within the hour! After meeting and hearing the details, Amy began retracing her steps and explaining to me that her ring was probably not along here because she had looked the area over very well….and in the middle of her sentence she looked down and there was her lost ring laying beside a flowerpot and partially hidden in the grass! She let out an “Oh my Goodness!” and bent over and picked up her own ring. It was so good to meet you Amy and to help YOU find your lost ring!
Lost your ring? Call ASAP!
Mike McInroe–a forever grateful member of

Lost your ring in San Antonio

from San Antonio (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-210-748-7271

Hi. My name is Michael Nichols. I am a metal detectorist in San Antonio. I am also a member of The Ring Finders. You can find my profile and contact information at their web site. If you need help finding a lost ring or other piece of jewelry please contact me and I will do my best to find it for you. I can also find any lost item that is metal or contains some type of metal such as keys.

Platinum Wedding Band Lost at Venice Beach, CA…Found and Joyfully Returned to Florida.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268


Back on July 15th Joanna sent me a text asking for my help. She and her family had been down at Venice Beach 5 days prior, where her husband had removed his ring to apply sunscreen and laid it in the grass where they were sitting. When they got back to the hotel where they were staying he realized the ring was gone. They called some of the places back on the beach to see if someone could go and find it for them, with no luck. I told Joanna, that in such a public place, with so much time having gone by, that the chances of finding the ring had diminished considerably. I asked her to call me so I could ask her about the loss, when she told me that she and the family had already gone back to their home in Florida. I asked if she could help me narrow down the search area, and she sent me pictures of the place, and where they were sitting when her husband removed the ring; I knew right where the area was, and told her I would go and search the next day.

When I arrived at the spot it turned out to be rather small with good grass growth, so I was a bit hopeful. I began my search, and found numerous items, but all too deep to have been the ring, so I just kept searching. I then received a good shallow signal, and used my pinpointer to verify the signal, and found the ring. Needless to say I was very excited, it was a big solid platinum ring, and I could see the engraving that Joanna had told me about. I took the attached picture, and sent it to Joanna, saying “You’ll never believe what was still there after 6 days.” She wrote “Oh my God”, and “I’m shaking”, and I answered that I know, I almost did a dance right there in front of everyone.

She had worked and saved her money to buy that ring for her future husband, so the meaning behind it was deep. I sent it off to her, and when she received it she sent me the attached picture of her and the ring. What she thought was lost forever, was now safely back in their family. I am so happy to have helped them out, and honored that she trusted me, someone she had never met to do this search for her. I was definitely blessed to receive a picture like this with a great and happy smile. Joanna posted the story on Facebook, and it went viral. Attached are some links to news features that have aired and articles that have been published regarding this recovery.

Recovery Of Lost Wedding Ring Restores Florida Couple’s Hope In Humanity

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Metal Detecting Service – Men’s Platinum Wedding Band – Newtown, CT

from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)
Contact: 1-252-775-1307

A recent call from Newtown sparked a sunrise trip across the state of Connecticut. Once I arrived a family member walked me around the property discussing all the potential places the ring could be hiding. On this particular search it was entirely unknown if the ring was outdoors, but after searching in multiple places, the ring turned up in a grassy area where the gentleman and his kids were playing. Another opportunity to reunite a person with his sentimental possession!

Most searches fall into one or two categories. Either you know where it’s lost, or you don’t. This success story is an example of why you shouldn’t give up hope on any lost possessions, even if you have no idea where it may be. If you lost something, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me a message. (252) 775-1307


Wedding Ring Lost in Botanic Gardens in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA…Found.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268


Today I went in to my local jewelry store , Medawar Fine Jewelers in Rancho Palos Verdes to get a new battery for my watch. I was talking with the owner Robert, when he asked if I had been finding anything lately (he knew of my service with The Ring Finders). After a brief discussion, he then told me about last Sunday when he was at the Botanic Gardens with his car club, and an announcement came over the speaker about a man who had lost his wedding band at the gardens the day before at his wedding reception. He said that I might check it out because no one had found the ring when he was there.

I called the botanic gardens to ask about the ring, and if anyone had found it between Saturday and today, and the Lady told me that no one had turned one in during that time, so I asked if it would be alright for me to come and search for it after explaining my association with The Ring Finders, and the service I perform. I was given the green light, and made my way over there. When I got to the area of the loss, it was very big, and the other problem was that no one associated with the loss was there to probe, to narrow down the search area, so it was up to me to try to figure it out. I searched going over the areas I thought might have been traveled over by most people without luck. I then just began a grid search across the whole area. After about 1 1/2 hours, dead center in the middle of the grass I got the sound I was looking for, put in the pin pointer, and out pops this brand new wedding band. I took it back to the office, so they could contact the groom. I know I made their day, but they probably won’t know about it for a while because they are probably on their honeymoon right now.

I went back to the jeweler to get my watch immediately after finding the ring, and showed Robert the first picture of the ring on the bench, and it was great to see him experience some of the joy of the find and return. What an awesome day it was today.

Update: I received the following email from the gentleman I found the ring for, with the picture of him with his ring shown above.

Hey Steve,
Thanks for all your help. Remember to reply with contact info for you & the jeweler. My wife & I cannot thank you enough.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Princess Cut Diamond Pendant Lost in a Park in El Segundo, CA…Found.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268


I happened to be out metal detecting when I received a call from Lynn. She told me how she had been playing a Wiffle Ball game with friends, and somehow the chain holding her princess cut diamond pendant broke, and she lost them both. She and her friends searched the deep thatched grass into the night, and were able to find the chain, but unable to find the pendant. They came back the next day to look some more, yet with no results. When I arrived, they showed me the area the chain had been found, and I could see that they had stripped the lawn in that area to the soil in about a 3 foot circle, rightfully thinking the pendant should be in the same area. That is where I began my search, but only found chopped up aluminum cans, and one dime, and one quarter. I asked more questions, and decided to search all of the area she had been when she knew she had the pendant on. Then an hour later, about 15 to 20 feet from the bare circle, I got the sweet tone of gold in my headphones. I was able to reunite Lynn with her lost pendant. From the emotion she showed when she saw her pendant, I could tell how much it meant to her to have it back. It was a very happy day today. It was great to see Lynn smiling, and to see her friends celebrating with her. Lynn was referred to me by James Borgen (fellow Ring Finder).

Lynn sent me the following email to include here.

Hi Steve,

I wanted to say THANK YOU once again for helping me to find my pendant. After having spent over four hours myself (plus an additional 14 hours – if you count everyone who helped me to look), I had given up hope. I was beating myself up – how could I be so silly as to wear such a valuable piece to a Wiffle Ball game.. Why didn’t I have a better chain… I am sure you have heard many similar regrets in your line of work.

A friend of mine recommended the Ring Finders site and James Borgen, who I happened to call 1st from the list, recommended you! You had a calming and confident approach and I found myself believing that you just might pull it off. As I am sure you could tell by my reaction – I was overjoyed to have this future heirloom recovered. But more amazing still was your reaction. I could see your genuine joy in helping me find it. I would bet your dedication and enthusiasm is key to your success, evidenced by the number of stories and smiling faces I see in your blog.

God Bless you and thank you ever so much!


If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Metal Detecting Trumbull Connecticut for Lost Wedding Band

from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)
Contact: 1-252-775-1307
Found White Gold Wedding Band

Found White Gold Wedding Band

I received a call a couple of days ago to locate a men’s white gold wedding band. The gentlemen described to me how he lost the ring in his back yard years earlier. During the call I could hear the sense of urgency in his voice and knew I had to find it. We decided on a day and time to meet, and started retracing his steps. Just hours after I uncovered the ring and returned it to its owner, I received this testimonial:

A white gold wedding band inscribed with personal tributes to our love. That ring means so much to me. I kissed it every day. I would sometimes ask my wife to kiss it to “seal it.” I lost a lot of weight in an effort to get healthy when my first son was born. My ring no longer fit and I used to remove my ring when I went swimming or exercised. I would take it off if I sat in the sun as I was afraid I might sweat and it would slip. One afternoon, I was sitting in my backyard enjoying the day. I did what I always did: Put my book, water-bottle and my ring under my chair.

I got on the phone and paced a bit around the yard. I went up to the deck and around and down the stairs. I also had moved my chair a few times to face the sun. After an hour had passed I decided to go inside. My ring had disappeared.

I was mortified. I got on hands and knees and looked for hours. I took a rake and combed every piece of the area in which I had placed my chair. When my son came home I had him looking with me. My ring was lost.

I kept thinking to rent a metal detector, but put that off. I read some articles and it seemed a difficult prospect for me to pull off. Then I resigned myself to it being lost. I guess I had not quite lost hope. Two plus years later I happened upon Mr. Wille and I called Mr. Wille up and he was so very kind and patient. I explained the situation, what the ring meant to me. Mr. Wille understood and told me what he would do to find it. I must say that I was taken aback by his level of confidence. There was no, “if” or “but” in his words or even in his voice. He was going to find this ring. I will also add here that all he asked for was money to cover gas. This was not possible, but I figured I would try it.

We set up a date within days of my call and Mr. Wille arrived exactly when he said he would. I walked him around my yard and through all my paces from that day and then returned to work at 9 AM.

I was in a meeting with a colleague when a text came through at 11:20.

It was a picture Mr. Wille sent to me of my ring. He had positioned it gloriously atop a rock and it still glistened in the late morning sun. I swear it took everything I had to not cry in that moment (later I cried after the meeting ended).

I called Mr. Wille and sped home soon thereafter where he showed me the ring. I was at a total loss for words. He showed me the spot where he found it. It was not far from where I had been sitting, but it was 2-3 inches underground.

He also shared some old coins and various “treasures” he had found in my yard. I must say, I was too stunned to hear.  To blissed out to really listen. I really could not believe that the ring had been returned to me.

Mr. Wille would not accept much in terms of a reward, but I plan on sending him more via mail anyway and hope he will be hard-pressed to send it back. His genuine compassion paired with his obvious love for what he does is astounding. I work in a field where empathy, compassion, and kindness are highly valued. It is nice to know that people like Mr. Wille are out there compassionately, gently reuniting people with things that are truly priceless. My ring, in terms of monetary value, not much. My ring, in terms of what it means to my heart, my soul to see it again – I could never have enough money to pay for that. Thank you Mr. Wille.