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Man’s Platinum Wedding Band Lost during Wheelbarrow Races – Found and Returned North Myrtle Beach SC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

Eric called me about 12:30 pm on Friday, Jun 6th, asking if I was The Ring Finder. He said his friend, TJ, had lost his wedding band and wanted to know if I could help find it. I answered in the affirmative and he asked what I charged. I told him I do this on a reward or gratuity bases and whatever was good with him was good with me. I heard him tell TJ and then Eric told me okay. I asked him where they were and was the ring lost in the dry sand or water. He said dry sand and gave me the location. Eric also said that they were there with a group for a bachelor’s party. They had about a 10 ft diameter circle around the area with a blue plastic bat sticking up in the middle of the circle.  I told him I had to run home and get my equipment and that I’d be there at 1 pm.

When I got to the location, there was no parking spots open so I called Eric saying I was there and just trying to find a place to park. After a couple loops around the lot a spot opened up. As I walked out on the beach, it was packed with people. I called Eric and told him I was on the beach and asked which way – right or left. I told him I was headed that way and was holding my detector up in the air. After making my way thru the crowd to the first row of sunbathers, I saw one of the guys running my way waving his arm. Right behind him was TJ. I asked TJ how he lost his ring. He said they were having wheelbarrow races and he felt his ring come off in the sand. I followed them over to meet the rest of the group and then to the circle and blue bat. Knowing the ring was platinum; I knew I was looking for a VDI right around 12 on the screen of the Equinox 800. I turned my machine on, split the circle in half and walked 3 or 4 steps across. Turned around and took 3 steps back and got the 12 on the screen I was looking for. I looked up at TJ and gave him a little smile; the rest of the group saw me and broke out with laughter. One small scoop of sand and I had his ring in the scoop. As I shook the sand out, I asked him if he could hear the clang. I didn’t even look in the scoop; I just held it up for TJ to retrieve his treasure. Total search time was maybe 10-15 seconds. Cheers were loud; including coming from a number of sunbathers who knew what was going on.

Eric – Thanks for contacting me!

TJ – Thanks for trusting me and The Ring Finders to help find your lost treasure.

Jim

Silver Promise Found on Holden Beach, NC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I got a call from Aaron saying that Joe Denton had referred me to help find a lost silver promise ring. The story went that his girlfriend Olivia had tried to pass the promise ring to a friend to hold for safe keeping. Unfortunately, Olivia was standing in a trough that was about 5 feet deep while the friend was standing on top of the ridge. The handoff missed and the ring sank to the bottom of the ocean buried in sand and shells. At first I told Aaron I’d be there closer to low tide, which was about 3 hours later. After thinking about it, I called Aaron back and said I was on my way. I was hoping that by getting there early, I could work the outgoing tide and maybe come across the ring.

When I got there I met Aaron and Olivia in the parking lot. As we walked out to the beach, Aaron said that he had made a sand mound to mark the spot Olivia went into the water. As we got closer to the spot, the mound was gone. Where the spot was now 2 kids playing and unknowingly destroyed the mound. There was just enough of the mound left that Aaron was sure we were in the right spot. Not knowing what I’d be up against, I brought both my White’s PI and my Equinox 800. I grabbed the PI and headed out in the water to find the trough. About the same time I found the trough, I got smacked by a pretty good wave that soaked me and just about knocked me over. New plan, I grabbed my 800 and started working the slope and parallel with the beach. Aaron said they were going to go eat dinner and I assured them if I found it I’d give them a call. After about 20 minutes, I grabbed the PI again and started working the tide line seaward. The waves were still breaking with force, plus the current was stronger than I willing to fight with. I moved south to start a wider search and Boom!!! I hit a great signal, but with the PI it could be anything. I dug the target out, walk up the beach and dumped the scoop out. Ran the coil over the area and found the target again, pushed the smaller amount of sand in the scoop with my foot and shook it out in the surf. There it was, Olivia’s beautiful promise ring staring up at me. I called Aaron and he asked if I found it. I told him that I thought so and was sending him a picture. Bingo, he said it was Olivia’s. I told them I’d meet them at the restaurant they were at and drop it off. When I got there they were both waiting in the parking lot with huge smiles on their faces.

Aaron and Olivia – thank you for trusting me and The Ring Finders to help find your lost treasure. Wish you both the very best in life.

Jim

Family Heirloom Gold Ring Lost, Found and Returned North Myrtle Beach SC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received a text message from my son-in-law, Donnie Constransitch, saying that he was busy at the aqua park and to call Chandler for a lost ring in the soft sand. I called Chandler and she said she lost her ring last night in the dry sand and she knew the area where it was. I told her I’d be there in 10 minutes.

When I arrived, I called Chandler from the parking lot saying I was walking out on the beach. We met on the beach and she pointed out the area. She described the ring as a yellow gold ring with 5 diamonds. I turned my Equinox 800 on, took four steps and hit a solid 14/15 on the VDI (visual display indicator). That VDI was definitely in the range of a gold ring. I took a scoop of sand, gently shook the sand out and saw the gold ring.  I held the scoop out so Chandler could retrieve her ring. I could see the relief in her face and then she told me the story. The ring originally belonged to Chandler’s Great Uncle; it was passed to Chandler’s aunt and then passed to Chandler. I completely understood the sentimental value associated with this heirloom and so excited it was back where it belonged.

Chandler – Thank you for trusting me and The Ring Finders to help find your lost treasure.

Jim

   

Man’s Gold Wedding Band Lost, Found and Returned Sunset Beach, NC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

On Wednesday, Sept 22nd, I got the following text message, in part, from Ben saying, “Hi Jim. I found your site after I lost my gold ring. I lost the ring about an hour and a half ago in a wading pool near the ocean. Would you be able to come see if you can find it asap before the tide change? Thank you.” Knowing the tide table, he lost it right at low tide. I knew by the time I would have gotten there, his ring would be underwater, with an incoming tide and out of reach of me trying to find it. I called him and got some additional details. Luckily, other than losing his ring, he did everything right as far as knowing exactly where he lost it. Unfortunately, he had to leave town for a work meeting, but we agreed I’d meet his wife, Katie, on the beach today at 3 p.m. and she could show me the exact spot. The last thing I asked him to do was pace off the distance from a stationary object at the top of the beach to where he lost his ring and text me the steps. A short time later, he sent me the paces and the starting point.

Today, I text Katie saying that I was going to be there a little early. I also told her that with all the information Ben had given me that there was no need for her to meet me. Ben had mentioned that he and Katie had an 11 month old, so I didn’t want her to have to worry about the baby just to point something out to me. I paced off the distance Ben had given me and started a west to east perpendicular grid search from the beach to the surf. I met a couple of ladies that had been there to help Ben and Katie search for his ring the day before and thought that they were east of where I was searching. Within about 10 minutes, Katie, her baby, and her mother showed up. Katie also thought they were a little more east than I was searching. So I moved east and changed my west to east search to a east to west search. After about 45 minutes, I got the tone and numbers I was looking for on my Equinox 800 for a man’s gold wedding band. As soon as I got the signal I looked over at Katie, who was standing about 20 yards away with her mother and baby and gave her the “I got it” look. I think she froze where she stood and didn’t take her eyes off me. After 2 scoops, Ben’s ring was lying on top of the sand. I picked it up, washed off the sand and turned around to face Katie, holding the ring up for her to see. She was overwhelmed and her excitement alerted the entire beach that something was going on. She ran over to me, wiping the tears that were rolling down her cheeks. Being just a small part of that kind of excitement is exactly why I do this, there’s nothing better. I took the attached picture and sent it to Ben, with no text. He immediately responds saying, “Hey Jim, I am on a plane and get texts but no pics. Did you find it??” Katie and I agreed that I’d just send him “Wait till u land!” It was kind of mean, but he seeing his wife holding his ring would make it all worth it. It wasn’t long before he sent “Yesssss!”

Ben and Katie – Thank you so much for trusting me and The Ring Finders to help find and return your precious treasure. Your ring now has one more chapter to add to its story. Best of luck to you two!

Jim

        

100 Year Old Family Heirloom Lost in the Ocean, Found and Returned North Myrtle Beach SC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

On Saturday morning, I woke up to the following text message, “Looking for help finding 2 lost rings in N Myrtle beach, wondering if this number is still valid? Thx!” It was followed by a second text saying, “Good morning! I lost 2 rings during high tide at N Myrtle beach, quiet beach, one is a family heirloom, and I desperately need help finding them! Thank you!” I responded asking her to call me with my phone number. Kasey called about 30 minutes later and I started asking questions. What day and time she lost them, how she lost them, how deep was she, etc. Turns out she lost them 2 days prior while playing with her twin toddlers in about shin deep water. She also said she lost them about 6 p.m., which meant that she lost them about an hour after low tide. It was just coming up on high tide, but I told her I could be there in 10-15 minutes. I knew I had no chance of finding them right then but I wanted to get an idea of what I was up against. When I got to the beach I met Kasey, her husband Brian and their twin 3 ½ year old’s. Talking to Kasey she said one of the rings was a gold wedding band that belonged to her great grandfather, Leonard “Leo” Zuccoli, and the second ring was a silver ring that Brian had given her. Both Kasey and Brian had picked spots on the resort as a reference point to where the rings were lost, which was a huge help. I grabbed my PI detector and started a grid search perpendicular to the beach. There was no way I could get out as deep as I needed to. The tide was still coming in and the waves were big enough that if I did hit a target, there was no way I could stay on top of it and try and dig it out. After a short time, I told them I’d be back at 4 p.m. and work the outgoing tide.

The four hour wait seemed like forever, so I left a little early and got there about 3:30 p.m. I started another perpendicular grid search. I still had about 3 hours before low tide, so I took my time and worked the outgoing tide keeping my reference points on the resort. In about an hour and a half I had hit one target, which turned out to be a bottle cap. I noticed that Kasey, Brian and the kids had shown back up on the beach and were talking to a few ladies from New Jersey. All of a sudden I got a great signal, right in line with Kasey’s reference point. It took me 4 scoops of sand to get the target out of the hole. With the target in the scoop, I gently sifted out the sand in the waves and BOOM! I had a man’s gold wedding band in the scoop. Kasey had told me that the 100 year old family heirloom was “Leo’s” wedding band that had been passed down to her. She also shared that Leo was an immigrant and when he married Kasey’s great grandmother he made the wedding band. Kasey said that Leo had used some of his mother’s gold jewelry, melted it down and fashioned his own wedding band. Ok, I had one ring in my pocket and still needed to find a silver ring that Brian had given Kasey that was still hiding in the sand someplace. Kasey had told me that she lost both rings at the same time in the same spot. I rechecked the hole and got nothing, I searched around the hole expanding out on all sides and still nothing. I didn’t want Kasey to have to wait any longer to get Leo’s ring back. I marked the hole and made my way back to the beach, searching as I went. Kasey had her back to me and I wanted to do the WOW factor but wasn’t 100% positive I had the right gold wedding band. So, I called her over and her face lit up anticipating that I had found them. I asked her what Leo’s ring looked like and as she’s explaining it, I held the ring out and said “is this it”. Well, from her excitement there was no doubt I had the right ring. Tears started flowing and she was shaking like a leaf. We had a short celebration with her and Brian then I headed back out to find the second ring. After about 30 minutes I started noticing a lot of bait fish swimming around me, not a good thing to see when its dinner time for bigger fish. As I’m walking in about knee deep water swinging my detector, I hit a big fish with my coil. I got a quick glimpse of it as it swam off which was enough for me to decide to call it a night and go back in the morning.

I showed back up the next morning to hit the 6:30 a.m. low tide. After a little more than an hour of a thorough grid search, I wasn’t able to find her silver ring.

While I was doing my original search on Saturday afternoon, an unknown gentleman walked up to Kasey and Brian as they were watching me. They told him their story and he gave them the painted shell that’s in the picture, telling them it was a sign her rings would be found. I wanted to make sure I got a picture of the shell with Leo’s ring sitting on it.

Kasey and Brian – Thank you for calling and trusting me to help find your lost treasures. I’m sorry I couldn’t find your silver ring. Have a safe trip back home to Cleveland.

Jim

    

White Gold Wedding Set Goes Flying in the Ocean While Playing Volleyball, Found and Returned North Myrtle Beach SC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

Just before 9 p.m. on the 4th of July,  I got a message from Carol stating “Good evening! I lost my ring today and just found out that you might be able to help me. Please let me know if this is possible.” I immediately replied saying “Call me” with my phone number. I didn’t hear anything from her and got to thinking maybe she was leery of calling some guy she didn’t know. So, I followed up with another message saying “I can help, need details and it’s easier if we talk than text.” I immediately got a call from her husband Steven. Low tide was at 11 p.m. so I figured if I had a good shot at finding it, now would be the time to go. Steven told me Carol lost her white gold wedding set this morning between 11-12 a.m. while playing volleyball around low tide. He also said that they were in the water between ankle and shin deep. Oh-oh, I was hoping she lost it closer to mid afternoon during high tide. Ok, a minor setback but no big deal. I asked Steven if he could meet me to show me the right spot. Then I remembered this was July 4th and the beaches would be packed with tourist watching fireworks and parking would be non-existent.  A minor setback #2. With the instructions he gave me, I knew exactly where to go except I didn’t know how far north of the beach access to go. On my way there he sent me a Google earth map with the area circled which was perfect. When I got to the beach, as I expected, there was no where to park. I finally found a spot to park about a block away, grabbed my gear and headed to the beach. As I’m walking out on the beach, in the pitch black, people were 3 to 4 rows deep sitting in the sand or on beach chairs. I made my way to the water’s edge and started a perpendicular grid search. Then the fireworks started!!!  I thought I was in a war zone and right in the line of fire, as everything was being shot off towards the ocean.

Ok, I focused on the mission at hand, which was to find Carol’s wedding set. What was ankle to shin deep water this morning for them was now a huge pool of water that was waist deep. The water was deep enough that I kept my headlamp off so I wouldn’t attract the baitfish, which in turn would attract bigger fish. Thankfully, the fireworks gave me enough light to see where I was going. I was probably a little more than an hour and a half into the search and about half way through the area Steven had circled when I got a great signal on the Nox 800. The VDI number was 13 and a little higher than what I thought it might be for a white gold set. I was waist deep and carefully dug the target out of the hole. I checked the hole and made sure it was clear. I then walked back up to the wet sand before I emptied the sand out of the scoop so I wouldn’t accidently shake the target out in the ocean. When I dumped the sand out on the beach, I turned on my headlamp and could see a little glimmer of something shiny. I reached down and picked up a beautiful lady’s wedding set. I didn’t have a complete description of Carol’s rings so I called Steven. He started explaining it and then said “here’s Carol, she can explain it better.” As she’s identifying the ring I’m holding to perfection, I took a picture and text it to her. I told her to check her text messages and I hear, with a lot of enthusiasm “Oh my gosh, you found my ring!” What a feeling finding someone’s treasure that they never thought they’d see again. With no way of knowing what the ocean, tides, and tons of sand will do between tide cycles, I’m not real sure her rings wouldn’t have been buried below a metal detectors capabilities by low tide the next morning.

Carol and Steven – Thank you so much for trusting me to help find your lost treasure. Enjoy the rest of your vacation and have a safe drive back home to Ohio!

Jim

     

18k Clemson Ring Lost Throwing a Football at the High Tide Line, Found and Returned North Myrtle Beach SC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I got a call from Brent, who was referred by Joe Denton, asking if I could help find a lost Clemson Ring. He said his friend, Ed, whose daughter Natalie’s friend Britta had lost her ring within the last 10 minutes Knowing it was high tide, I asked him how deep in the water Britta was, and he replied she was just getting her feet wet. I got the location and told him I’d be there in 10-15 minutes. This being a Saturday and 4th of July weekend the traffic was very busy.

I called Brent when I got close and he was waiting at the beach access for me. As we walked out on the beach he directed me to where Natalie and Britta were standing. I introduced myself to both of them and then got more of the story. Britta showed me about where she was standing when she threw the football, and Natalie showed me about where she was standing to catch it. Thankfully, neither one was in the ocean, but Natalie had been standing close to a buried storm drain pipe. The search area was no more than 20 yards long. Someone had mentioned the Clemson ring was 18k gold, so I knew what number I was looking for on the Equinox 800. I started my grid search parallel to the beach. My fourth line I hit it, a booming 9 VDI. I just looked up at Britta and smiled, I don’t think she realized what the look was for. I took a scoop of sand and dumped it on the beach, moved the sand with my foot and saw the ring. Somebody else in her group saw it about the same time and reached down and snatched it up and handed it to me. Big smiles, a few hugs, maybe a couple of tears, and Britta had her college treasure back on her finger.

Thanks to all for trusting me to help find Britta’s ring.

Britta – I wish you all the best on your future endeavors.

Jim

      

Man’s 14K Gold Wedding Band Lost, Found, and Returned in Myrtle Beach, SC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received a call today from Josh looking for the guy with a metal detector that can find rings. I confirmed he had the right guy, and asked what had happened. He responded that he had given his gold wedding band to his wife, Emily, for safe keeping while they were on the beach. She had put it on her thumb and at some point it slipped off. I asked a few questions including where they were. When he responded they were staying at the Holiday Inn in Myrtle Beach, I knew I’d have to get a hold of Matt Fry. Since Matt’s The Ring Finder for Myrtle Beach, any calls I get for that area I pass to him. When I called, he said he was in the middle of something and to go ahead and take the call, thanks Matt. I called Josh back and told him I’d be there in 30-45 minutes.

Vacation time is definitely back in full swing at Myrtle Beach. Traffic was bumper to bumper, and parking was non-existent. I grabbed a parking spot in the hotel parking lot, and stopped by the front desk to let them know, so my car wouldn’t get towed. As I walked out on the beach, I saw a couple waving at me. When I got close, we introduced ourselves and Josh showed me a small area in the dry sand, maybe 5’X5’, where they thought the ring slipped off. I turned on the Equinox and thoroughly scanned the area with not even a peep. So, I started a grid line working north, still with no targets. After about 4 lines, I went back over the same area working the grid south. Two lines south from my original starting point; I got a solid 17, which told me I had gold! I scooped the ring out of the sand, shook the sand out and let Josh reach in the scoop and retrieve his wedding band of 7 years. Both Josh and Emily were extremely excited their lost treasure was found.

Josh and Emily, thanks for trusting me and the Ring Finders to help find your lost ring.

Jim

   

Lady’s Black Onyx Silver Ring – Lost, Found, and Returned North Myrtle Beach SC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

Tuesday afternoon I received a FB text from Crystal saying, “I lost my ring at Beach Cove Resort: 4800 South Ocean Blvd. I know the area right where it is but haven’t found it yet! I’ve been trying to find someone with a metal detector but we leave Thursday, and they are few and far between”. I replied saying call me with my number. When she called, I got a little more detail and told her I’d be there in 15 minutes.

When I got there, I called her from the lobby. Shortly after, she walked off the elevator and we introduced ourselves. On the way out to the beach, she told me she had lost the ring the day before.  I was a little nervous, and hopeful the beach cleaning truck or a person with a metal detector hadn’t already found it. She said the ring was a black onyx silver ring, and showed me the small area, maybe 10’X10’, where she had been sitting. I turned the Equinox 800 on and started a grid search. On my second pass, I got a strong 25 on the VDI (visual display indicator) and I knew I had a solid silver target. I looked down and could clearly see the ring sitting on the sand; Crystal saw it about the same time. She said they had been looking off and on for the last 2 days for it.

Crystal, Thanks for call me to help find your lost treasure. Enjoy the rest of your vacation and have a safe trip back home to Virginia.

Jim

    

Lady’s White Gold Engagement Ring Lost in the Ocean – Found and Returned Myrtle Beach SC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I was in the middle of getting the yard work finished when I received a call from Symone saying she had lost her ring in the ocean at Myrtle Beach. I wanted to confirm she was in Myrtle Beach and not North Myrtle Beach. She confirmed Myrtle Beach but then wasn’t sure exactly where in Myrtle Beach they were. Her and her fiancé, Eze had come from Atlanta, GA to Myrtle Beach to pick up a new puppy. After picking up the puppy they decided to hit the beach for a little R&R. So, they really didn’t know what street they were off of. Eze found the name of the hotel they were in front of, and I knew they were in Matt Fry’s area. I told her I’d call Matt and one of us would call her back within 5 minutes. I tried calling Matt and couldn’t get a hold of him, so I called Symone back and told her I’d be there in 35-40 minutes.

When I got to the beach I called Symone and told her I was walking out on the beach. She met me and pointed out the area where they had been sitting. She told me she had walked straight out from there to about waist deep water. She lost her ring a little over an hour after high tide and with the outgoing tide I thought there’d be a good chance of finding it. The problem was, it was mid afternoon with an east wind that was blowing some big waves towards the beach. I grabbed my White’s PI and started trying to do a perpendicular grid search from shore to water. My first signal was solid, but the waves kept pushing me off the target. I paced off steps to the beach and waited for the tide to go down a little bit more. When I told her what was going on, she told me that she was going back to the car and relieve Eze from the puppy watch. Eze came down to the tide line as I was coming back from retrieving the bottle cap that gave me the original signal. I talked to Eze and got his side of the story. He said that when Symone lost her ring, and was frantically waving her arms, she was more to the right of where she had me. I switched detectors to my Equinox 800 and kept the grid search, but started working to the right of the center line. On my third line I got a banging signal with a VDI of 11-12. With the waves still pushing me around, I finally got the target in the scoop. As I shook the sand out of the scoop and looked in, I saw her beautiful ring underneath a few shells. As I’m walking out of the water, I called Eze over and asked what her ring looked like. As he’s explaining her ring, I held it up and he got real excited and said it looks just like that. I told him, let’s surprise Symone. I gave him my IPhone, set for video and we made our way back to the parking lot. The video says it all.

Symone and Eze – Thank you so much for trusting me and The Ring Finders to help find your lost treasure. What a beautiful treasure it is. Have a safe trip home, and good luck with your new puppy.

Jim