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Lost wedding ring Holgate NJ (LBI) August 2022

  • from Surf City (New Jersey, United States)

Got a call today from Barbara, she was pretty upset after losing her beautiful wedding.  We talked for a bit and determined it must be right around her car in the driveway, hiding somewhere in the small stones in the driveway. I told her not to move the car, and don’t walk around in the stones which could cause possible damage to her ring. After just a short while the ring was back on her finger.


  • from Raleigh (North Carolina, United States)

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While metal detecting at one of my favorite honey holes, I discovered this silver class ring. After a quick online search I was able to locate the owner and made arrangements to mail her class ring back to her. I found out her class ring had been lost for about a month. She was devastated when she lost it. She was so happy and appreciative to have it back in her possession. She thought she had lost it forever.

If I can, even if I don’t get a call to find someone’s lost item, I do my best to try and reunite it with the rightful owner. Being honest, having integrity and doing the right thing has its greater rewards.


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Wedding Band Lost In North Topsail Beach Surf Found And Returned

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

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I received a late evening text from Danny.  He mentioned he lost his ring in the shallow surf and asked if I could help.  I checked the tide chart and told him, to his surprise,  I’d be there at 5 a.m.  I brought along a friend to help out and we headed towards the area Danny thought he had lost the ring.  After more than 2 hours of searching both beach and water, his ring was not found.  That same afternoon, my friend informed Danny that he was coming back to search the area once more.  Upon arrival, a family member mentioned a different area that they had set up the day before and the new area was searched.  It was a very short hunt as Danny’s ring was quickly located in the very shallow surf.  It was about the same time Danny and his wife were just coming back onto the beach and were very happy and relieved his ring was found and returned.

Lost cross at the beach Lavallette NJ (OB3) August 2022

  • from Surf City (New Jersey, United States)

Got a call from Mike, his son lost his cross in Lavallette NJ (OB3) while doing lifeguard exercises yesterday morning when the chain it was on broke. I told him to mark the location on his cell phone and I would get back to him later. This cross had great sentimental value as it was given to him by his grandmother a few years back. It will now be back on his chain thanks to their quick phone call, and precise mark of the location. Special thank you for keeping our swimmers safe.

Lost Engagement ring, Holgate NJ (LBI) August 2022

  • from Surf City (New Jersey, United States)

Got a call today from Justin. He was at the beach in Holgate NJ (LBI) with his fiancé, Samantha. After setting up their chairs and umbrella, Sam took off her shorts, placed them with her stuff, and took a walk down by the water. It was then she realized her beautiful platinum engagement ring was gone. She quickly went back and looked in her pocket where she had placed it when applying sun block, back by at the car, before heading to the beach. It was not there and she was devastated. They contacted me, and after a short conversation we decided to do the recovery. I cleared the area of a few bottle caps, then pow!!! the low platinum signal I was looking for. They were amazed I had found it. This one was SUPER special, they are getting married next month, and now have the ring back for the ceremony

Wedding Ring Found in Twin Lakes, WI

  • from Lake Geneva (Wisconsin, United States)

Miracle Recovery

Although I’ve found 60+ rings over the course of my metal detecting “career,” I would call none of them miracles… until last night.  

Shane called me around 4:30 pm Saturday, July 30, 2022.  I had just finished a 7 mile hike along Geneva Lake’s beautiful lake path with my family.  Shane was paddle boarding on Twin Lakes (specifically Lake Mary), took a spill, and when he rose up out of the water his wedding ring was gone.  Thankfully, his wife found The Ringfinder’s website through an internet search.  I made it out to Twin Lakes just before sunset.  Shane, a newlywed of two years, was in good spirits despite losing his wedding ring.  We talked and surveyed the search area.  Providentially, a video of Shane spilling into the water was captured from the dock and after reviewing the footage, a search area was selected. 

After gearing up with my Minelab 800 metal detector and my Nemo breathing device from Blu3, I slipped into the water.  My hope of finding the ring sank much like Shane’s 14K gold wedding band.  I was in about three feet of murky, seaweed infested water on top of about three feet of mud.  This search went from bad to hopeless.  The proverbial needle in a haystack didn’t even come close.  The water blackened with each minute as the sun officially set around 8:15 pm.  My flippers and detector were constantly sinking into the mud with each movement.  I struggled to sweep my detecting across the skim of mud tangled with seaweed and submerged sticks.  

My first target sounded promising.  It turned out to be a fishing lure.  My next two targets sounded like beer can pull tabs.  They both were.  About 50 minutes after arriving, my fourth target was strong and registered similar to my own wedding band.  As I brought the target out of a foot of thick mud, I gently squeezed, cupping both hands together so as not to let anything sizable slip out.  When I felt a firm, round shape, I gasped.  This is impossible, I thought.  How could I have landed on a 1” piece of round metal in a 327 acre lake?  

I called to the shore. “I found a ring.  Let’s not celebrate yet.  I’ll swim to the dock.”  I placed the ring on my index finger, clenched my fist and swam in.  It was dark and Shane was called out to verify the find.  The celebrations began before I had my flippers off.

This was a miracle recovery.  I was pleased to see it back on Shane’s finger and a genuine smile back on his face.

Lost gold pendant Arcadia … found

  • from Edmond (Oklahoma, United States)

Nicole lost her special gold pendant.  The pendant had her dad’s ashes.  Nicole rides a couple of horses for her friend in Arcadia.  One of the horses bucked her off and her necklace broke losing her gold pendant.  Luckily her fiancée called me through The Ring Finders.  Within 30 minutes Nicole was reunited with her special gold pendant.


Ring Lost in Whangarei Paddock for Two Years – Found!

  • from Paihia (New Zealand)

Nearly two years ago, Jono lost his wedding ring in a farm paddock.
He had been walking back across the paddock towards the house, after working in one of the outbuildings. Idly playing with the ring as he walked.
Once back at the house, he noticed it was now missing.

Retracing his steps failed to locate it in the grass, and he reluctantly gave it up as lost.
After reading about my recent recoveries, Jono decided it might be worth trying to retrieve the ring and gave me a call.

He wanted it, hopefully, to be a surprise for his wife so he cunningly organised the search for when she wasn’t home 🙂
I met up with Jono shortly after she had left and we went through the details of the loss, and where he thought it might be.
While he went to turn off the electric fence, I showed his young kids how the detector worked, giving each a turn on the headphones while I waved my hand with my own wedding ring over the coil.
It was a struggle getting the phones back off the youngest, who was transfixed by the detector chattering away due to the overhead powerlines.

The search area was going to be a corridor across the paddock. Starting at the fence nearest the house, I began to work my way across the paddock towards the shed.
Early in the search, I unearthed one of his childrens toy cars – so someone was happy already 🙂
Stock had pugged the ground fairly badly, so I was listening for a deeper target. After a few false hits I got a clean non-ferrous tone about 15-20cm down.
I dug the small spade in and turned a clod of soil over. In the bottom of the upturned plug was his ring.
Still shiny in the sunlight after its time underground.
Smiles all round.

Ironically, Jono is the immediate neighbour of another recovery I had previously done.
Jono lives directly over the road from Luke who had his wedding ring sucked off his finger by a calf he was feeding a couple of years ago. Also found and returned, again from a paddock, and just a couple of days before his anniversary.

Ring lost at Mission Bay Found

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

Wei and his wife Bella were spending the day at Mission Bay, when during a volleyball game, Wei’s platinum wedding ring flew off his finger and landed in the soft sand. They search for the ring for quite a while, even used a metal detector, but, no luck. They got on the internet and found Bella gave me a call and we agreed to meet in a half hour at the site. Luckily, the volleyball court was empty, they showed me the area they thought the ring landed, and I was able to get set up and start my grid. First target was a nice solid 12 on my Equinox detector. I had high hopes, but, it turned out to be a partial pull tab. A couple more passes, and I got another nice solid 12. This time it was his ring, a bit outside the area they thought, but, that happens when rings fly! A pleasure to meet you both and thank you for the reward.

Lost wedding ring, Surf City NJ (LBI) August 2022

  • from Surf City (New Jersey, United States)

Got a call from Susan about her ring she dropped in the sand today in Surf City NJ. It had great sentimental value to her, as I could tell after just a short time on the phone. Lucky I was able to arrive promptly, as she had made reservations for later in the afternoon. Kudos to her and her husband for preparing the area it was lost, which made for a quick recovery. A very short time later they were on their way, with her cherished ring back on her finger. So many happy memories doing this.