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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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!
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!
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!
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!
While on my way to a lost ring recovery at another Jersey shore location I received a call from a woman who had lost her ring in the ocean when a wave had knocked it off of her hand. She had explained that the gold & diamond ring was not all that valuable who the sentimental value meant a lot to her. Since I was unable to assist her at the time I told her that I had someone in her area that could get right out there to help her. I called a good friend of mine who also happens to be an Aububon,NJ police officer and asked if he could help? He responded to the seen right away even while he was relaxing on his vacation at a nearby camp ground. Arriving on the beach to meet Lori they discussed the events leading up to the loss and Steve began to search the area where the tide had gone out and within minutes he had recovered her ring! Needless to say she was extremely happy and amazed at the response of people teaming together in order to help her after feeling her cherished family heirloom would be lost forever in the ocean. Big Thank you to Steve for the response and professional performance!! Another great recovery! Another great day!
I received a call from a guy on the beach explaining that he had lost his tungsten wedding ring on the beach. He stated that in order to not lose the ring while swimming in the ocean he stored the ring inside his hat and after swimming he had forgotten his ring was in there and put the hat on and the ring disappeared into the sand. Knowing it was within a designated area he marked off an area and called me for assistance. After just a few minutes of searching the area with my White’s Beach Hunter id metal detector the ring was in my scoop! They were amazed at how fast I had found it and were very thankful for my help! Another great day!