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Ladies Engagement Ring Found and Returned in Myrtle Beach, SC

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

As the saying would go “Around your behind to scratch your elbow” rings true in this ring search. I got a phone call from Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach) on Wednesday. Jim had gotten a call from Berenice, who had gotten his number from Joe Denton. Joe is a local Minelab representative. Berenice had originally called Joe to rent a metal detector. She explained to him that she had just lost her engagement ring on the beach in the dry sand. Joe had told her about Jim and The Ring Finders and gave her Jim’s number. Being that the ring was lost In Myrtle Beach Jim called me and gave me Berenice’s number.

After calling Berenice, I met her at the beach 45 minutes later. Berenice pointed out the spot where she and her fiance Austin were lounging on the sand. Earlier in the day Berenice had placed her engagement ring in Austin’s hat for safe keeping. Returning from a swim, Austin grabbed a towel and upset his hat dumping the ring into the sand. They did not realize this happened until they got back to their hotel room. I started a circle grid search from point 0 and had not made it thru 3 rotations when I got that beautiful gold tone in my Minelab CTX headphones. A careful scoop of sand and a gentle sifting revealed Berenice’s engagement ring. Smiles and hugs ensued. Austin just returned from the room to find out the good news. Berenice showed him the found treasure.

Thanks to all that helped The Ring Finders return this soon to be bride’s engagement ring. Berenice and Austin, Thanks for trusting us to find your lost treasure. Good luck in your future. This ring has started with story and a great ending.

Man’s Gold Wedding Band Lost in the Ocean at Ocean Isle Beach NC, Found and Returned

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

This adventure started when I got a phone call from Alicia at 11:15 am, asking if I could help find her husband, Sam’s, wedding band. She told me that one of her girlfriend’s father had recommended The Ring Finders, sure am glad he did. I started getting the details and it sounded like a good challenge. She said that she and Sam got married yesterday and after a full day of fun, it was time to relax. Not sure how many were involved, but Alicia said a whole lot of people (wedding party and family members) decided to take a midnight (literally) swim in the ocean. I asked her how deep they were and she said “torso” deep, so anywhere from shoulders to naval, which if they’re short, it’s not too bad. Taking a quick look at the tide tables, they were swimming about an hour to an hour and a half before high tide, big help! Low tide for today was around 8:30 pm so I told her I’d be there close to 5 pm. I had nothing going on, so I took a ride up to do a recon on what I was up against. When I got there, Alicia came out and confirmed the area, and roughly, how far out they had been. I was thinking I’d be back at about mid tide and work the outgoing tide and should have a pretty good shot at finding the ring.

I got back there right around 5:30 pm, and got to meet some of the family around the pool, a great bunch of people! Made my way out to the beach, and decided to do a perpendicular grid search (shore line to water). I got about half way through my third grid line and got a banging signal on my Equinox 800 that was registering 22-24 on the VDI. I was about thigh deep and dug a scoop of sand, checked the hole and it was clear. Washed the sand out of the scoop in the surf, checked the scoop and nothing. Hmmm, maybe I had a small target that fell through the holes in the scoop. Checked the hole again then around the hole and got the signal again. Took another scoop of sand, checked the hole and the area around the hole and I had the target (again) in the scoop. I walked up to the wet sand and dumped the scoop, checked the pile of sand and found the target. Spread the sand out with my foot and saw the outline of a ring in the sand. Washed it off, confirmed the inscription that Alicia said was in it and knew I had it. I took a picture and text Alicia saying “Bingo!” She immediately text me back and said she was on her way back to the house. Total search time was between 20-30 minutes. Made it back to the pool that the family was still gathered around, had a cold beer with them and waited for Alicia. She was so excited, she just knew the ring was gone forever.

Most of the rental houses on the beach are named, this house was no different. Ironically the name on this house was “The Memory Maker,” I’m sure that Alicia and Sam will remember this adventure for a very long time.

Alicia, thank you so much for trusting me to find your lost treasure. Hope and pray for only the best for you and Sam, take care of each other.

Jim

   

Heirloom Diamonds & Platinum Ring Lost on Oregon Beach – Found by The Ring Finders

from Portland (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

Ryan and Mikka were vacationing on the Oregon Coast when Ryan discovered his wedding band missing. He had placed it in a zippered shorts pocket before heading onto the beach and realized 4 hrs later that pocket had a hole in it. I met Ryan, Mikka, Jack & Sally the following day and Ryan showed me 3 likely search areas South of their stroller wheel marks from the day before. With my CTX and 17″ coil I started covering sand but 2+ hrs later I hadn’t found the ring so we talked some more. He recalled another small area and I also decided a couple more 70 yard passes out to the ocean and back was reasonable… no ring. Before heading to the beach house with the bad news I decided to search a 30′ x 30′ area North of the stroller marks, and there it was, approx 20′ away… the stresses of losing a precious item easily fogs our recollection.
Both Ryan’s band and Mikka’s wedding ring have diamonds in them that were passed down through the family and therefore priceless to them… I love stories like this and that’s what makes our service, The Ring Finders, so special.
Ryan & Mikka, I really enjoyed our visit and returning your precious wedding band. I wish you and your family many years of happiness.


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10 year Anniversary Diamond Ring Lost in bay off Restaurant Pier in Margate,NJ Recovered!

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

Enjoying a beautiful sunset Christine was sitting on her stool on the deck at Lamberti’s restaurant above the boat docks. Moving her ring around on her finger it fell off on the deck and over the side it went into the bay. At that point the fun time with friends changed to a panic and a  frantic search of the water by her and the staff. Having no success someone mentioned she should call a ring finder which led her to me with a quick google search! I met Christine at the site 2 days later after the sun had gone down and after looking at the area I assured her I could do the job.However due to the amount of mud/silt I didn’t want to get in the water and possibly disturb the silt and have the ring sink further so I chose to work from the dock. The following day I arrived before low tide and prepared my gear and as I went to move a piece of steel that was in the way on the dock I noticed a penny heads up looking right at me exactly where I had to stand to swing my detector,hmm? After a few minutes of searching with my Whites V3i detector and 4×6 coil I got a nice solid 12 vdi signal that I was looking for and then it was in the scoop!!! As I shook the scoop to wash the mud out I could see her ring laying in the bottom. Bingo! I immediately sent her a text picture of it in the scoop and asked if this looked familiar? I could feel the relief and excitement in her response with the following phone call! I mentioned the penny and the date of 1981 and she responded that her grandfather who had metal detected passed away in 1981 had answered her prayers in finding the ring,God Bless! We made arrangements and I had the pleasure of handing her ring back to her and seeing that priceless expression on her face. Another great recovery! Another great day!14102622_10207295414814230_234496454223512118_n14212842_10207295441894907_193318073498321949_n14034877_10207243230709660_6600856504966864319_n14100394_10207295442054911_24785779127929672_n

$38,000.00 2.28 Carat Platinum Diamond Ring Lost in Surf in Avalon,Nj Recovered!

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

I received a call from the Avalon police department asking if I could come down and do a ring recovery right away? They stated that it was a valuable ring and that the couple had contacted the police for assistance and since I have done numerous recoveries they were asking for my help. I immediately contacted the owners and she explained that she was in the surf hours before catching a football in knee deep water and saw the ring fall off when she caught the ball. Checking the tide schedule low tide was approaching which would be in our favor as it would now be a wet sand hunt but getting dark soon. Meeting on the beach with a fellow detectorist ( Steve Pacifico) and the couple who were frantically pacing in and out of the water hoping to find it. We started searching the area from the dry sand to the waters edge. After about 40 minutes we had finished the area but no ring so I decided to go in the water to my knees and try again. About 10 minutes later I got a nice gold signal from my detector and scooped up the sand and as the water rinsed the sand out of the scoop the beautiful diamond ring glistened in the light of my headlamp! Not realizing I had found it I approached the wife to ask her what it looked like again and started to describe it and I said oh you mean like this? She immediately started crying tears of joy saying yes! Yes! Thats it!!! The husband’s expression was priceless with major relief as he explained that the ring was not insured and cost $38,000.00. Ugh! Needless to say they were very happy for it’s recovery and The Ring Finders Service! Another awesome recovery!13879182_10207038483111098_4504018057803863300_n 13872833_10207038483351104_5880561833464069476_n13880291_10207038483311103_7127434044470132716_n

Lost Womans Rolex on beach in Ocean City,NJ Recovered!

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

A couple weeks ago I searched for a woman’s Rolex watch on the beach but was unable to locate it and posted the information on my Facebook page. Later that weekend a friend of mine who is a life guard saw my post and said that a friend of his 6 year old son found a woman’s Rolex on the beach. Well it turns out it’s the same watch and kid found it in the sand before my search lol! His parents wanting to teach him to do the right things in life asked if I still had the contact information for the woman to see if it was indeed hers. The location of the loss was confirmed and the return took place yesterday! The woman stated what a great kid he was and a very nice family,good stuff! I’m working on getting the boy his first metal detector to hit the beaches,look out here comes competition lol! Awesome outcome! Great job young man! Thank you White’s Electronics for donating the Coin Master metal detector for him!13394080_10206717701011746_5953037772106616687_n13450847_10206717701091748_7853903765748455800_n

Lost a ring in Brigantine?

from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-215-850-0188

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Lost Wedding Ring in Brigantine Beach Recovered by Ed Cropski

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

Last month I received a call from a guy that stated he lost his wedding ring in the ocean. His description of the ring was that it was white gold with about 5 or 6 diamonds in the front and that it had a band of 18k yellow gold running through the white gold except where the diamonds were. So I went to the section of the beach where he stated he was swimming at and hunted the area near the life guard stand just to the right of the beach entrance and hunted for hrs during the outgoing tide and finally gave up with no ring? Checking back with him he verified that I was in the right area and I told him I would try again the next day at low tide. I returned and to my surprise the life guard stand was now a bit further down the beach then the previous day and I began the search all over again. After digging some clad and a nice silver womans ring I dug a huge Triton tungsten ring with 9 diamonds and a band of 18k gold,Hmm? At the time I didn’t think it was his ring but after I called him he had found the receipt and stated he had been mistaken and that it was indeed a Triton tungsten size 15 with diamonds/18k wedding ring I knew it was his ring! He was so happy and relieved that I had found because he was so worried about informing his wife that he had lost it during their vacation. He lives in Albany,NY and I mailed it back to him and he sent me the pictures of him wearing it and a nice reward,Thank you!  Another happy customer! photo 211811307_10204826970344661_8658373828555468719_n

Lost Diamond Wedding Ring on Beach in Long Beach Island,NJ Recovered by Ed Cropski

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

While searching for a lost engagement ring in one section of Long Beach Island,NJ I received a call for a woman lost wedding set in the next town over on the island. Since I was waiting for the tide to go out to gain access to the first one which was lost in the surf I decided I would head over to the other call which was lost in the dry sand where the woman was sitting with her family. She had taken them off to apply sunscreen and sat them on her lap and forgot to put them back on and when she stood up the rings disappeared into the sand.

Arriving onsite I discovered that her family had formed a search party and managed to find her diamond engagement ring while sifting the sand but no luck on the diamond wedding band.

Setting up my White’s Beach Hunter id 300 metal detector i started searching the 20×20 area that the family had marked out where the ring may be. While walking with my detector the woman little son being about 5yrs old was walking beside me with his sand bucket and I would let him collect the finds along the hunt. After a few coins and bottle caps I received a solid mid tone (gold tone) accompanied with a yellow indicator light on the detector and felt confident that this was her ring. I scooped up some sand and discovered the ring in the scoop. I quietly handed to the little boy and he went over to his mommy and handed her the ring saying “Look mommy we found it”. The smile on her face was priceless at this very cute and happy time. The family was cheering and just couldn’t thank me enough for the service. Another great day! Another great recovery!11755742_10204781803255512_4982485545535114288_n21099_10204781803375515_604864087835814581_n10351457_10204781803495518_5195090214090291571_n

Wedding Ring Taken by Seagull on Beach in Margate NJ Recovered by Ed Cropski

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

My craziest recovery story yet!!!
I received a link to a story from a friend that was posted in one of the Jersey shore newspapers almost a week ago. The story was posted by a young woman whose husband had lost his wedding band on the beach in Margate and if found please contact her.
So I messaged her on Facebook and explained that I have a lost jewelry recovery service and I may be able to help and to contact me if interested? 3 days later ( yesterday) she asked if I could meet her on the beach and try to find it? She than states that she fears a bird ( seagull) may have eaten it! Ugh what? I’m thinking! So we meet and she tells me that her and her husband were on the beach and he had a bag of peanuts with the shells on and decided he wanted to go swimming and took his wedding ring off and put it in the bag of peanuts. Well while in the water they noticed a seagull flying away with the bag across the beach!!! Searching the beach they found the torn up bag with a peanut in it about a football fields distance away up by the dunes but no ring! I’m thinking you have got to be kidding me?
So I hand her some marker flags and ask her to stick 1 where they were sitting 1 where they found the bag and I will form and search path with the others and start to grid the area with my metal detector. Take note again that over a week has passed since the loss! Searching away I’m finding coins,trash and a house key after about hour has passed. Reaching the halfway done mark of the marked off area bam! I can’t believe it I found the ring!!! I approached her and asked again what the ring looked liked and she replied just like hers but bigger as she held out her Tiffany & Co silver wedding band. As I held out my hand I said oh you mean like this?? She just couldn’t believe it and almost started crying with joy and started hugging me. Then she says you didn’t find a key did you? Haha! Yes I did and it was her house key that was also in the bag. I showed her where I had found the ring on the beach and low and behold there were peanut shells all over still in the sand from culprits! Lol! Definitely one of the craziest searches I have ever done,I thought it was a lost cause but you never know?11755873_10204767880707457_1591010597968626949_n11705098_10204767881067466_5067124093125645856_n11760167_10204767881227470_7086355376964648729_n11750630_10204767880827460_396723644167545366_n