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Lost Diamond wedding ring found in Traverse City, Michigan at Bryant park with a metal detector

from Traverse City (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-231-499-7526

I received a very nice polite call from Swapana asking if she could hire me to find her Platinum Wedding ring. I said sure and told her I could be at her location in about 1/2 hour.

I got to the location and her husband Brent met me in the parking lot. We went over the details while walking to the area they were set up at on the beach. They are in Traverse City for a family vacation and were enjoying the day at the beach. The kids were digging holes and having fun in the water. Swapana noticed her ring was missing. They spent time sifting through the sand with there fingers and had other people on the beach helping. They had no luck finding the ring. One of the neighbors on the beach recommended doing a google search on someone with a metal detector to come find the ring.

I got the search area was 8 feet wide by 8 feet long. She also walked to the car a couple times. I asked Swapana to move the metal chairs back a couple feet so they don’t mess with the detector. She replied they already did. So that told me to search a little closer toward the water. I started searching for about 30 seconds and got a good signal and the red dot on the Ctx3030. The numbers were right on the pull tab range. I knew by the tone it was her ring and not a pull tab. I bent down and stuck my fingers in the sand and pulled the ring out. Swapana was just finishing moving the two chairs and was turning to look back toward me and I handed her the ring. She stood there for about 10 second and could not talk in disbelief. Then I heard oh Shoot(not the word she used) he found it already. Her two boys walked up and were disappointed they did not get to see it. I told them if I found the ring to fast, I will close my eyes and they can throw it and I’ll find it again. The two boys though that was a great idea. Swapana was having no part of that and was hesitant to give me the ring back to do my close up picture.  I was happy to save the vacation for Swapana and her family.

Newlywed’s Lost Wedding Band Found in North Smithfield, RI

from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)
Contact: 1-401-225-5770

During a snow storm in December 2019, Lee lost his rose gold wedding band while playing with his Labrador retriever.  He was anxious to find his ring, so he purchased a metal detector.  After unsuccessfully searching for his ring, Lee decided to turn to someone who was experienced in the use of a metal detector.  It took about two hours for me to find the wedding band as Lee was not exactly sure where it was lost.  Lee and his wife of less than two months were very happy to have the ring returned to them.


Lost 18 kt gold ring from Italy found in Traverse City, Mi at the Grand Traverse Commons with a metal detector

from Traverse City (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-231-499-7526

I received a call on Wednesday night about 6:00 pm from Allison about her husband Domenicks lost wedding band. The ring is 18 kt Gold that Domenicks Grandmother bought in Italy. They made a day trip to Traverse City, Mi to visit the Grand Traverse Commons. The Grand Traverse Commons are the old Traverse City State Hospital that opened in November of 1885. Due to modern medicine the Hospital closed in 1989. The ability to treat mental patients with pills was the demise of the hospital. Now renovated and occupied with a mix of residential, retail, restaurants, an event venue, Cordia, a senior residential community, and an ever increasing number of businesses and entrepreneurs.

So, back to the ring find. I went Wednesday night from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm and did not find the ring. On the picture below, I searched the green shaded area. Allison had told me the only thing she did was go from the car to the tree to pick up leaves. The ring was in an upper pocket of her shirt because Domineck was throwing a ball further out in the field. She though the ring fell out of her pocket when she bent over to pick up the leaves. She was not sure of exactly where the ring was lost, because they were at other places in town also. She did not realize the ring was missing till almost back home. A 3 hour drive from Traverse City. I could not go back till Sunday, they had a outside wedding in the area Saturday. Sunday morning I put the 17 inch coil on the Ctx3030 and was going to grid search a very large area. Her statement about Domenick throwing ball out in the field stuck with me. So, after about 50 foil signals, I was checking another and moved my coil to the side and saw the ring. I was in disbelief and just stared at it for about 10 seconds. For people who do not detect foil sounds just like a gold ring. The ring was in the field about 40 feet past the tree on the opposite side of the parking lot. I texted Allison right away with the good news. She said I made her summer. On Monday morning, I shipped the ring overnight back to them.

Ring Found In The Snow At Stowe Mountain Ski Area, Stowe, Vermont

from Burlington (Vermont, United States)
Contact: 1-802-461-8359

March 14, 2016

I got a call from a lady who lost her wedding ring while skiing at Stowe Mountain Ski area yesterday. She was extremely upset. Her ring’s triple bands represented her dog, her spouse and herself all as one. The employees at the ski area saw how upset she was and tried all evening to find it for her. I told her I could go look right away. She was actually calling from back home in Boston. I asked her if I found it, would she like me to mail it to her? She said “I will jump in my car and drive right back there!”

She gave me very good descriptions of the areas where she thought she may have lost it. The people at the ski area were extremely helpful and friendly, and gave me permission to search. So after about a half hour search, and hundreds of junk metal signals, I got a good signal under the chair lift. Digging down a few inches in the snow, there it was, sparkling bright and in perfect condition. I was sooooo happy for her! She thought she would never see it again. I immediately sent her a picture message. The people around Guest Services cheered.

After she got my message, she called me, hardly able to talk through the tears. She wanted to drive right up from Boston. I met her part way there, gave it to her and got my hugs!


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Thank you and Happy New Year!

from Burlington (Vermont, United States)
Contact: 1-802-461-8359


Well, it’s the end of my first year with The Ring Finders. I am so glad that I found and joined this organization, and glad that Chris Turner put it all together. I had a great year, met some really nice, warmhearted people. There was only one uncompleted mission, which I hope to go back to next Spring, with some upgraded equipment.

I also want to thank all the people who gave me reward money, that was very generous, but unnecessary! Thanks to that, I was able to put some gas in the tank, upgrade my equipment and donate a bunch to one of my favorite charities, the Central Vermont Humane Society. That group of professionals and volunteers do an incredible job with reviving cats and dogs and finding good homes for them. All 3 of our dogs came from there!

Thank you and Happy New Year to all


Lost Gold Ring Near Strathcona Farmers Market Edmonton, Alberta

from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-780-497-2118


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Michael  called me this morning to see if I would be available to help him find his lost gold ring. It belonged to his father and was of huge sentimental value to him. I told him I would be there in forty five minutes.

Michael had been checking his parking meter to see how much time he had left, lost his balance, and felt the ring fly off his finger but had no idea in which direction it had gone.  He thought it ended up on the Church property and had spent a couple of hours with his friends looking for it with no luck.  He had even had the Edmonton Police with a hand held detector looking for him.

I did a quick search of the area but did not find the ring so I decided to check the street.  With all the traffic, I had to dodge cars, and I felt my chances were slim that I would find it.  I did detect a tone, which  turned out to be a pop can.  I swung my coil again and only inches away from the pop can I heard the same tone again. Packed in about 2 inches of snow was the ring in perfect condition.  Considering that he had lost the ring 3 days prior, and all the traffic on that street, he was very, very fortunate.

Another Happy Client! Thank you Michael for your generous reward.

Lost Gold Wedding Ring in Back Yard While Playing With A Dog, In West Edmonton.

from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-780-497-2118

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Peter called me yesterday to ask me if I could help him find his wedding ring.  He lost it in the back yard the previous evening while playing with his    dog.  He had fallen in the snow and felt his ring slip off his finger. Peter and his wife spent a couple of hours raking and pouring hot water to melt the snow but had no luck finding the ring.

I met up with Peter in his back yard and he showed me where he thought his ring should be. I searched that area as will as the surrounding area with no luck, only to find a bunch of roofing nails.   I stood back and analyzed the area where Peter fell and thought it either had to be in the neighbors yard or along the fence line.  I took out my pin pointer and searched along the bottom of the fence dragging my pin pointer underneath the boards and out popped the ring.

Another happy client, Thank you Peter for the generous reward.


Another Lost Wedding Ring Found in Snow at Killington VT Ski Area

from Burlington (Vermont, United States)
Contact: 1-802-461-8359

Had another wedding ring mission in Killington Vt this morning. Met some very nice people, too. We were successful thanks to his great location marking and memory, and it took only about 15 minutes! Got spoiled by the Killington ski area when they brought us up the mountain on a company snowmobile!

Last weekend he had been skiing in the woods, next to the ski trails, and took a minor fall. But, when he shook his snow-filled gloves out, the ring went flying into the snow. He and friends searched hard for about 6 hours, shoveling and sifting the snow, and even buying a metal detector from a local store. Not knowing if the detector was working properly, he gave me a call to help look. I was excited all week, looking forward to the challenge of the hunt!

So, he took today off from work and drove back up from New York City and met me there this morning. After getting all the permissions needed from the ski area, which was a lot of work for him, we went up and started the search. Before we started digging, I ran my detector on top of the snow all around the location he thought it should be at. I was about to give up and start digging in the 3 feet deep snow, when the glorious sound of metal being detected rang out! It was his cherished wedding band that he was never going to give up on.  (by coincidence, it was the 2nd platinum men’s wedding ring that I’ve found in Killington, in less than a month!) It was only about 5 or 6 inches deep and only about 3 feet from where they had searched so hard the weekend before.

We came prepared for an all day hunt, he even brought sandwiches for us. I figured it could easily turn into a full day or maybe even 2 or 3 return trips to the area after the snow had melted. It was very nice to see the ring reunited with a happy owner.



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Lost Wedding Ring, Found In Huge Snowpile In Killington VT

from Burlington (Vermont, United States)
Contact: 1-802-461-8359

Hi Folks,

Last night I received an email from someone who lost his platinum wedding band. He and his wife and several friends were up from New Jersey to enjoy a snowy wonderland at Killington, Vt. They had rented a chalet near the ski area for their vacation, but were returning home the very next day… explaining why the word “emergency!” was in his message. Earlier that day they were having some fun on top of a huge snowpile when he realized he had lost his ring. They tried hard to find it and had no luck. He was looking into renting a metal detector when he saw my listing on TheRingFinders website. So, I called him late that evening and said I could be there at 8:00 the next day.

This morning I met them there. They were extremely nice young people, and volunteered to help look. I brought 2 detectors and some shovels, they searched around the edges of the pile with one detector and I searched on top with the other. I figured if we couldn’t find it this way, that we would have to start shoveling and checking each layer with the detectors. Within only about 15 minutes my detector went off. There it was! The beautiful ring had been stepped on and pushed deep into the snow. We all were very happy to see it! Wish all hunts were this easy!!

I was prepared to search all day, but luck was on our side this time. If we hadn’t found it today, things would have gotten much more complicated if we had to wait until Spring. They would have been back home in NJ, and I would have had to get permission from the landlord, go back to Killington and pray that it was still there so I could recover it and mail it down to them.


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Lost Ring in Drumnadrochit, Inverness.

from Drumnadrochit, Inverness (Scottland, United Kingdom)

Hello My Name is David Mackenzie and I joined The Ring Finders Directory to help people here in Drumnadrochit and the surrounding area who have lost a diamond engagement ring or gold or platinum wedding band/family heirloom.

Why hire a metal detector when you can hire a metal detecting expert…If you need my help please email or call me…I look forward to helping you find what you thought was lost forever!