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14kt. Heirloom Yellow Gold Religious Pendant and Chain Found and Returned in Myrtle Beach

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received a phone call from Greg Monday night about 6:30. His son Andrew had lost a gold chain and pendant a couple hours before. Andrew was body surfing waves when he felt the necklace get stripped from his neck. I asked if the clasp broke, but Greg said it was a 24” rope chain that Andrew could easily take off over his head. Explaining to Greg that the tide was now rising, our options were 3:00 in the morning or we could try the next afternoon at low tide. Both of us agreed with the afternoon hunt the next day. I was happy with that as I did not want to go medal detecting in waist deep water with the critters that lurk in the dark.

I caught up with Greg the next afternoon. As we walked to the beach where  many of the extended family were anxiously awaiting my arrival, he explained that the necklace was an heirloom given to Andrew by his grandfather. Poppa Tony had left this celestial plane 6 years ago and had given the medallion and chain to his 8 year old grandson who has not taken it off since. I met about 10 people of the extended family on the beach. Greg and Andrew walked me out to the area to be searched. Returning back to the family to gather my equipment, I had all of them rub their left earlobe for good luck. I headed into the water to start what was going to be a 50 yard by 30 yard grid. Waist deep back to ankle deep water. Neptune was not happy that day as rough surf continued to beat on me. Through the course of one and a half hours I watched family pacing the beach. There was a lot of pressure happening here. Through this time I watched each of them leave the beach. When I came out  to get a drink of water, Greg and Andrew’s uncle were the only two remaining. Greg asked me what I thought. I explained that they said the currents yesterday were pushing real hard to the north, so I’m going back in and expand the grid that direction. Going back into the water had me going through my own little prayer session asking for some guidance, and maybe if Poppa Tony was listening too… I started again in waist deep water moving parallel to the beach. I had walked about 25 yards when I got a banging signal in the head phones. This was the only signal I had in nearly 2 hours. Trying to hold my position in the surf was proving difficult. I missed the target on my first attempt with my sand scoop. Repositioning 90 degrees I sent the scoop back in. Pulling the scoop up to see if we had it I could see the chain dangling half in and half out of the scoop. I started to panic but realized that most of the chain and the medallion were in the scoop. Greg and his brother in law were looking on from 100 yards away as I raised my scoop in their direction and headed for dry sand.  Their world is right again and The smiles tell the rest. Albeit Neptune, God, or Poppa Tony we all won that day. I’ll enjoy the win. And, Poppa Tony’s necklace gets to continue the story with Andrew.

Greg, thank you for trusting me to do this search, and thank you for the generous reward.

Keep your Phone close, and your metal detector closer!

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I was sitting on the back patio waiting for my bride to get home. I promised her dinner out after just finding a ring for Queen (Previous Story). I was enjoying a beverage when she arrived. Then, my phone rang with a ring search. I think The Ring Finders’ wives are use to this drill. I answered the phone to talk with Chris. He told me how he lost his ring in the ocean earlier in the day and that now this spot was dry. With sunlight fading I jumped in the truck and headed his way. Chris, Anja and their son Leo were staying at one of our local camp grounds.

I met Chris at the front gate and followed him to the beach. I handed Chris my sand scoop and grabbed the rest of my gear. We walked to the area on the beach. As I was taking off my shoes, Chris used my scoop to draw a 20 yard square in the wet sand. He told me “It was in that box”.  Getting to the lower part of his box I started the grid with my trusted Excalibur. On the second grid line I got the beautiful low golden tone in my head phones. My sand scoop retrieved the missing prize. I took longer to put on my shoes than to find Chris’ Wedding band. On the way back to the truck Chris told me that He and Anja have been married for 25 years. Chis had not been wearing his wedding band for 16 years. Having recently lost some weight, he was once again able to wear it for the last few months. He was upset at the loss, and equally happy that we found the wedding band. It happened so fast that I was still able to make my promised dinner.

Chris and Anja, thank you for the hansom reward. All the best on your way back home to Atlanta.

 

Honeymoon Rescue. White Gold Wedding Band Found and Returned, Myrtle Beach

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

Wednesday morning, I was just sitting down with my first cup of coffee when I got a desperate phone call from Brittany.  She was collecting sea shells at the water’s edge Monday night and had a wave strip her wedding band from her finger. She was able to clutch her hand to save the engagement ring before it too slipped away. Brittany told her husband David what had just happened. They frantically looked into the water but it was gone. This was not a way to start their honeymoon.  After a time Brittany accepted the loss and continued to look for shells. David was upset and walked a short distance to a lifeguard stand stationed on the beach. He could still see Brittany in the darkness looking for sea shells.

After Brittany’s call I researched tides and saw that low tide was right now. I told her that I would be there in 40 minutes. Meeting Her and David at the beach, they showed me the area they were certain the white gold wedding band would be.  I had them rub their left earlobe for luck with the “Ring Gods” homage. They watched on as I grid searched a 30 yard square. Every target I dug had them looking on with anticipation, only to lower their heads with every pull tab I removed from the sand. They were certain that I should expand the grid to the north. Again, no luck.  After two plus hours of swinging I needed to go to work. I assured them I would return that afternoon to catch the next low tide cycle. Before leaving the beach I asked David to walk back to the lifeguard stand to be sure of his perspective that night. David felt like we were searching too far north.

Jim Wren (TRF. North Myrtle Beach) joined me that afternoon to help cover a larger area quickly. Jim covered an area that I had searched earlier and I worked a grid closer to the lifeguard stand. Working a grid to the water’s edge, with no luck, I moved farther up the slope of the beach. I got a nice signal on my Excalibur and dug up a beautiful gold wedding band. Walking over to Brittany and David, I asked if it was important to them that we find this ring. I asked David that if we found it, would he get on his knees and propose to Brittany again. YES! was his answer. I then handed him Brittany’s wedding band and told him to get on his knees. Hugs and Laughter ensued. (“The Ring Dance”).  After the excitement, David dropped to a knee and placed the ring on Brittany’s finger. People on the beach erupted with cheers. Honeymoon rescued!

David and Brittany, thank you for your donation to our services.

Tungsten Carbide Wedding Band Lost On Honeymoon, Found And Returned, Myrtle Beach

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I got a phone call Saturday morning from Cory. He said, “I need your services”. Cory was already driving back to Philly as he told me about the loss of his wedding band on the last night of his honeymoon in Myrtle Beach. Cory explained the area in front of the resort where he and his wife Alissa were staying. Sitting in the dry sand near the dune line Cory lost his one week old wedding ring.

I hit the beach an hour later with my trusted CTX 30-30. After an hour of working the the described location, I got a great signal, and sent the sand scoop to the target. Cory was already in Virginia when I sent him a picture of his wedding band. The mail man finished the job by delivering Cory’s ring 4 days later. It is all a game of trust!

Platinum Anniversary Ring Found And Returned Myrtle Beach SC

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

Saturday night was Deardra’s last night in town as she was winding down her vacation time in Myrtle Beach. Walking on the beach that evening she lost her 1 year anniversary ring. It was not a way to end her enjoyable time at the beach. She fretted about her loss as she returned home to North Carolina. Deardra found The Ring Finders online and reached out to me Sunday night. Explaining to me the loss of her special treasure, she told me she dropped it somewhere near the stairs of her resort. She lost it in the dry sand so tides were not involved. At one point in our conversation she mentioned reaching into her back pocket for a phone, to answer a call. She told me she had walked up to place a plastic bottle in the recycle bin. She felt certain that is where she dropped her ring.

I arrived to the beach at sunrise. I had an hour and a half window before a business meeting I had in the neighborhood. Cross gridding a 30 yard square in front of the access stairs, I had no luck. I expanded the grid twice more. While searching the area I noticed a trash can next to the stairs, but no recycle can. Thinking about her telling me about placing her bottle in the can, I began to wonder. I started looking for the recycle bin and noticed that the next resort to the south had one. With 20 minutes left in my time window I walked 200 yards to the next hotel beach access, to where the container sat. I had 15 minutes to close the deal, or I would have to return another time. About 30 feet from the recycle can I got I nice signal on my CTX 30-30. In my sand scoop the gleaming treasure stared up at me. I sent a picture of the ring to Deardra’s phone and hurried to my meeting. She texted me back in the middle of the meeting, that indeed it was her precious prized possession. The mail man returned her ring to her three days later.

Deardra, thank you for the generous donation.

 

White Gold Engagement Ring Found and Returned Huntington Beach State Park

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received a phone call from Marcy on Wednesday morning about a lost single setting engagement wedding ring. She had gotten my name from the ranger station at Huntington Beach State Park. Marcy had lost her ring on the beach at mid tide the day before, in knee deep water. She had reached into the water to rescue a niece that had fallen off of a boogie board. As she did so her ring was knocked from her finger. She frantically searched but the ring had disappeared. I got all the information I could gather from Marcy. She mentioned a flag pole that was at the end of one of the beach entryways. She told me she was straight out from the flag. I was on my way to a job site and I knew it would take most of the day to complete my tasks. I told her I would try to do the search that afternoon if I could, but more than likely it would be in the morning’s low tide. I told Marcy to rub her left earlobe for good luck and to pay homage to “The Ring Gods”.

The next morning I arrived at the front gate of the park at 5:50 AM and waited for the rangers to open the gate at 6:00. I headed to the beach with my gear while donning a headlamp as it was still dark for the next hour. I drew a line in the sand with my sand scoop straight out from the flag pole to the water’s edge. Working parallel to the water, I started shin deep to make sure I eliminated the lower portion of the grid, as the tide was staring to come in. I worked a 40 yard grid centered on the flag pole for 45 minutes. About my 12th grid line I got the signal I was looking for on my Minelab CTX 30-30. To be honest it rang up like a pull tab, but on a ring search you dig everything. Brushing a scoop of sand with my foot revealed a beautiful white gold ring shining in the light from my head lamp. The sunrise was just breaking the ocean horizon when I texted Marcy to ask if she had been rubbing her left earlobe. She texted back a couple minutes later that she had. I told her it worked as I had her prized wedding ring in my pouch. Marcy and her husband Sam were vacationing a few mile away so we made arrangements to meet a few minutes later at a local breakfast house so I could hand her back the wedding ring Sam placed on her finger 13 years ago.

Marcy and Sam, Thank You so much for the generous reward! 15% will be donated to “The Road Runners” Transport Team for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Greenville, SC.

Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring Found and Returned, Myrtle Beach SC.

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

Last Saturday, I was on my way back to the house after spending 2 unsuccessful hours in the surf looking for a mans lost ring. I got a phone call from Oliver asking if I was the “Ring Finder Guy”. Oliver explained that a friend of his had lost her engagement ring the previous day. Oliver, looking to rent a metal detector, had been referred to me by Joe Denton, our local Minelab distributor. I told Oliver that I was already on the road with my gear and would meet him in 15 minutes at the beach parking lot.

Oliver graciously covered my parking expenses and we headed toward the beach. Upon arriving I met Claudia and Edwin. Walking out to the area that Claudia had lost her engagement ring, she explained how she had placed it in a shirt pocket the day before. She had picked up her shirt to put it back on as they were leaving and had forgotten about her ring in the pocket. We got to the spot, in the dry sand where they were sitting yesterday and pointed out the area. I pictured a 30′ square area and went to work with my grid search. On the 5th line I got a nice low tone in the phones. Like my previous ring return it came in so low that I really felt like I was getting ready to scoop up a piece of foil. I gently used my sand scoop to dig the target. Giving the scoop a little shake revealed Claudia’s Engagement ring. I walked over to where she and Edwin were standing and held out my sand scoop for her to reach in and retrieve the prized possession. The ring that Edwin had place on her finger 2 years ago on their wedding day. The smiles tell the rest of the story.

Oliver, Claudia and Edwin, thanks for trusting the TheRingFinders.com to find your lost ring. Traveling mercies back to Baltimore.

 

 

White Gold Heirloom Wedding Band Returned In Myrtle Beach, SC.

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

A couple weeks ago, I received a call from Jennifer. It was 2 days before she had lost her heirloom white gold engagement ring and wedding band. Jennifer had lost them in the surf while throwing a football with her son and husband. (Left Handed).This ring set belonged to her grandmother Helen.  Jennifer’s mother had been presented the rings on her 50th birthday. Helen gave instructions to pass the vintage ring set to Jennifer on her 50th birthday. I was very cognizant of the sentimental value of these rings. Talking to Jennifer, she gave me very good information on where she felt the rings would be in relation to tides and area on the beach. Jennifer and family had a fishing charter trip the next day. I headed to the beach without meeting them there. Somehow I missed the tide time on the charts and showed up an hour and a half after the correct time for low tide. Also, the parking meter was not accepting credit cards, so I could only hobble together enough change for an hour and a half search time. I was very frustrated with myself for not being better prepared. The following day I met Jennifer, her husband Mark and their son, on the beach. I had a better fix on the tides and a fist full of quarters for the meter. Prepared Right? After searching for a few minutes I realized I had not plugged any money into the meter, so poor Mark was running back and forth to the parking meter every hour as I searched for the prized ring set. After about 30 minutes I got a great signal on the Excalibur II and scooped a beautiful wedding band laced with diamonds. I motioned for Jennifer. She and Mark joined me in the shallow surf to confirm that I had found the wedding band. We are half way home. Logic would say that the engagement ring would be within feet of the band. I grid and cross grid this area for the next hour. I expanded the grid twice over the next hour with no luck. Losing my low tide window I told them I would return in the next couple days to give it another try. Jennifer and family returned home the next day with one ring and not two. I have since returned to this area 3 more times trying to complete our mission and have failed each time. This is the first time on a multiple ring search that I have returned only one. It really is bitter sweet for everybody concerned. I have not given up on the second ring, but for now the story remains as is. Hopefully I will be able to tell “The Rest of The Story”

Jennifer and Mark, keep rubbing that left earlobe.

Found 14k Gold Engagement and Wedding Band Set. Huntington Beach State Park, SC.

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I got a phone call Saturday night from Shannon about her lost engagement and wedding band soldered set. Shannon was at the beach the day before with her family. Her Ring set was in a cup holder attached to the beach umbrella. The yellow gold ring set found its way to the powder dry sand after a large wind gust sent the umbrella for a ride. This action caused the wedding band set, a cellphone and a watch to be ejected from the holder. They picked up the phone and watch not thinking about Shannon’s wedding rings. That night she realized that the ring set was missing and remembered having put it in the umbrella stand. After talking about the loss, Shannon and I made arrangements to meet the next morning at the State Park.

I met Shannon and her father the next morning in the parking area near to where she lost her rings. Shannon led the way to the beach. She stood on a spot saying they were about here. I backed up about 10 feet and started my grid search as I walked toward Shannon. She moved out of my way so I could go to work. I walked about 12 feet and got to where Shannon was originally standing. I got a great signal and told her it was going to be her ring or a pull tab. My pin pointer finished the search to her wedding ring set.  All was right again with the world. Shannon had her wedding ring back on her finger. I asked Shannon if that would get her out of  the dog house. She told me she had not told Carson, her husband of 5 years, yet. I’m sure that it became a “funny thing happened at the beach yesterday” story.

Shannon, Thank You for trusting The Ring Finders with this search, and Thank You for the generous reward.

Tungsten Wedding Band Found and Returned In Myrtle Beach

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

Once again I got a phone call from Jim Wren TRF about a ring lost in Myrtle Beach. Jim sent me the contact information and I returned Lisa’s phone call. We made arrangements to meet at the beach the next morning to get a low tide window to search for her husband Rob’s wedding band. Meeting Lisa, Rob and friends on the beach I had them all rub their left earlobes for good luck. Rob then walked with me down to the water’s edge as he explained how he lost the ring catching a football. Like Frodo’s ring, it glistened in the sunlight just before disappearing into to waste deep water. I searched for this ring for a couple hours with no luck. I walked up to the group and told them that I was through for the day. They told me they were going to be going home the next morning. “That’s okay” I told them as I assured them I was going to return a couple more times as I felt the ring was still there to be found. Two days later I returned at low tide. After a couple hours of searching I was defeated again. I really felt like that ring was there so it was hard to walk away. Nearly a week later I was talking with Jim Wren about some of our recent searches. Jim had not had a search for a week or so and was bored sitting around the house. I told him that I was going to revisit this location the next day and asked if he wanted to join me. He jumped at the chance. We met at the time and place the next morning and went to work. I used my sand scoop to draw a line in the sand toward the water indicating the center of our search area. I picked one side and he took the other. Working perpendicular to the tide line we entered the water. On our 4th grid line I notice Jim digging a target. He looked up and nodded toward the beach. Sure enough, he had Rob’s wedding band. I sent Lisa a picture and asked if it looked familiar. It did not take her but seconds to respond with a capital YEAH! Jim and I hung on the beach for a few more minutes when Jim asked “Don’t you just hate that”. What I asked. When you ask somebody for help on a ring search and they find it instead of you. “Well yes” but after spending 2 days in the water I was looking for some help. Jim and I both have found rings for each other on more than one occasion. Either way, I’ll take the win. Jim, I think I owe you one.

Rob and Lisa have the wedding band she put on his finger 23 years ago. Amazed smiles tell the rest of the story.