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Rings found Louisiana and Mississippi

from Baton Rouge (Louisiana, United States)
Contact: 1-225-328-5300

I’m behind on making new posts but the calls for lost rings are still coming in and the rings are still being found. I thought I’d post a little update and a couple of the ones I got pictures of. I found a ring near Baton Rouge the other day that was in a fire, unfortunately I didn’t snap a picture of it because it was getting dark. The fellow had been doing yard work and burning limbs and it slipped off his finger (he wasn’t sure where) and I found it in the ashes. It survived the fire !! The ring was his fathers and had great sentimental value.

There was also a diamond engagement ring in Mississippi in a swimming area. After around 30 minutes of searching it was found in shallow water in a creek. I’ll post a picture of it.

Another one that comes to mind was found on a soccer field. It was a men’s wedding ring with an inscription inside the band. He had thrown a ball and it slipped off. I was able to find it in around an hour. I’ll post a picture of it as well.

There have been countless others since my last post (I’m horrible at getting posts made) but will try to do better.

Lost Wedding Ring Found In The Ocean, Warnbro Dog Beach, Perth, Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

Paul had been at the beach with a group of friends when he decided on going for a swim, unfortunately on his return he discovered that his gold wedding band hadn’t!

After a quick chat on the phone I asked him to go back to the beach and landmark the sandcastle the kids had built which he said he had swum in front of.

This gave me a good reference point to use as a centre point for my search area.

After searching the beach front and about 10 m wide by 30 m out into the water with no joy I rang Paul and sent him a few photo’s from the search site. We both agreed after some discusion that I should extend the serach area to the south. I had only gone in and out 3 times when just over halfway out I finally heard what I’d been waiting for..

Mint day.. Mint result!

a loud but soft edged signal with a distinct double tone..

Paul’s precious.. Found and returned.

A few moments later I looked into my sand scoop and there it was, gleaming in two tone glory!

Love what I do..

Lost ring at Mission Beach found

from La Jolla (California, United States)

Joe’s buddies were throwing him a bachelor party here in San Diego. Got the beach house, check, got the beer, check, took an Uber to get the Cardiff Crack (a special Tri Tip roast beef sold up the coast a ways), check, hitting the beach and throwing the football around in the water, check. What they forgot was that you should leave jewelry at home and not take them to the beach…..especially out in the ocean. He’s from Arizona, and just started wearing this ring, so, a common rookie mistake :-). The cold water combined with slippery conditions allowed his ring to just fall right off in the waist deep surf. An online search and The Ring Finders popped up with my contact info. I get the call just a hair after high tide, so, we made arrangements to meet a good 5 hours later when the tide would be a lot further out. Makes the search much easier to contend with when you can avoid most of the surf, current, and undertow. I arrive around 8:30 pm and meet Joe at the location. Earlier I had him take some reference points and pace off how far he had been out in the water. These were important details that help narrow the search area and increase the likelihood of success. I started gridding and getting no targets at all…..as in mind-numbingly quiet. After about 4-5 passes, I get a solid 11 and scoop a bottle cap. Rats….even though I figured it wasn’t going to be his size 14 tungsten carbide ring, I was at least hoping for something good. 2 more passes and I get a screaming 20 on my Equinox. Now, that’s more like it! Sure enough, Joe’s ring was in the scoop. He and his buddies were totally amazed and thrilled that Joe’s ring was recovered. Let the bachelor party begin! It will be a lot more pleasant trip home to AZ too, since I just realized that the ring is inscribed with “til death”, which might have been the consequences coming back home without the ring!  Pleasure to meet you Joe, and the bachelor party gang, and thank you for the reward. 

Ring lost at La Jolla Shores found

from La Jolla (California, United States)

James was here in town for a wedding, and staying at a beach resort at La Jolla Shores. Yesterday was a hot and dry day, so, He was out enjoying the beach and throwing a ball to his cousin in the cool, shallow water in front of the resort. Well, we know the scenario here! Ball gets thrown, and his family crest, signet, heirloom ring decides to take a dip too. Ring hits water, sinks quickly into the sand, and disappears. An online search brings up The Ring Finders website and my contact info. The tide had already receded a bit, and was still heading out, so, my wife and I jumped into the car and headed to the location. We were actually able to find parking not too far away, which two weeks ago would have been impossible on a Saturday afternoon. We meet James out on the beach and he shows us the search area. He makes his best guess at where “ground zero” was and I start a spiral search out from there in the wet sand . Half hour later and no ring, I start a cross grid and expand out beyond my initial grid. Another half hour later and only two targets total, I finally get a sweet, solid 16 on my Equinox just outside my initial search area. Sure enough, James’s ring pops out of the shallow plug of sand. A pleasure to meet you James, and thank you for the reward.

Lost Platinum Wedding Ring in Sand at Laguna Beach, CA. .. Recovered and Returned by RingFinder

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*** Jason called me from Laguna Beach,CA. after his wife, Julia had accidentally dropped his platinum wedding ring in the sand. She had been holding his ring while he went for a swim.

They were searching the sand when a passerby told them about how to contact me by searching the internet for TheRingFinders directory of metal detector specialists.

I received the call and was only 7 miles away so it was a quick response. I was able to meet them on one of the beautiful Laguna Beach coves. Julia was feeling a little guilty for being careless with the ring. It was easy to assure her that this happens more than most people know. 

The best part of this find was that they were still in the general location, so it didn’t take long to find Jason’s very sentimental platinum wedding ring.

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Lost Engagement Ring at Sunset Beach… Found!

from Santa Catalina Island (California, United States)
Contact: 1-910-835-6350

February 10, 2014:

I received an email from Gina this afternoon. She requested my help with searching for her lost platinum engagement ring which fell into the soft sand at Sunset Beach, on the North Shore of Oahu. Two rings were actually lost- Gina’s engagement ring and wedding ring. Gina found her wedding ring within 10 minutes of searching by hand but she couldn’t locate her engagement ring. When I called Gina, she was on the other line with a metal detector rental shop in Waikiki. I told her that I was available to help and would be there within a few hours.

It was a nice day so I took the Harley with my White’s Surf PI metal detector packed in my backpack. I didn’t take the Excalibur II because I knew the beach would be pretty clean and figured I might need the extra depth for this search. I met up with Gina at Sunset Beach and we discussed where she thought the ring might have fell into the sand. I began my grid search and didn’t find any targets for the first 20 minutes. About 45 minutes into the search I had 6 bottle caps, 1 penny, 1 bracelet, and a couple pulltabs in my pocket. Gina reviewed the pictures she took earlier in the day and took new ones to make a comparison. This narrowed down my search area quite a bit and within minutes I got a very faint and broken signal. I thought it was junk at first but kept digging anyway. I saw the outline of a ring and was praying that it wasn’t another pulltab… then I saw the diamond! Gina’s ring was about 12″ deep. Someone must have stepped on the ring to push it that deep.

I’ll never forget the moment when I reunited Gina with her ring. There were hugs, tears, high fives, and applause. This is the reason why I love helping people find their lost rings. These moments are reward enough for me.

 

Cave Diving for a Lost Ring

from Santa Catalina Island (California, United States)
Contact: 1-910-835-6350

Tuesday, September 26:
I received a call from Mike last Tuesday evening about a lost ring at Shark’s Cove. He and his friends were free diving through some underwater caves for about two hours on Tuesday morning with no issues. The last cave dive of the day was an underwater cave 30 feet deep and approximately 40 feet long. Mike felt that he could no longer hold his breath about halfway through the cave. In a state of panic, he stopped swimming forward and became positively buoyant. Mike was forced into the cave ceiling and was pinned underwater. When he came to his senses, he pushed off the ceiling and that’s when he thought his gold wedding band slipped off into the deep sand. As he was already out of breath with about 20 more feet of cave to go, he didn’t bother trying to find the ring and instead swam as quickly as he could out of the cave and to the surface. There was a small skylight in the cave ceiling about 10 feet from the cave exit which Mike was able to squeeze through. He says it probably made the difference between reaching the surface and drowning.
When Mike got to the surface, he told his friends about his lost wedding band. They all made multiple attempts to search for it with no luck. At that point everyone was tired and didn’t have it in them to hold their breath long enough to search for the lost wedding band. That’s when Mike called me.

Saturday, September 27:
I arrived at Sharks Cove at 8:30am. I was with Mike and my buddy who wanted to do some cave diving and agreed to be my cameraman and safety diver just in case I succumbed to shallow water blackout. I couldn’t use SCUBA because of the tight fit in the cave. I didn’t want to risk getting my hoses snagged by coral or on the cave walls. As I am an experienced cave diver and can hold my breath for a long time, I felt more comfortable without SCUBA in this situation. It took about 10 minutes to swim out to the spot where Mike lost his ring. My first dive was just a practice run. I needed to make sure that there were no obstructions or other hazards in the cave. I decided to start at the cave exit since Mike didn’t know for sure where his ring slipped off. I dove down with my Excalibur II w/SCUBA shaft and searched about 10ft into the cave. I was directly underneath the skylight that Mike used to exit the cave when my detector sounded off with a low growl. I was nearly out of breath from the excitement so I exited the cave through the skylight and handed my detector off to Mike. I then dove down to retrieve the object. I fanned the sand away and saw it buried 5 inches down in a sand wave. It was Mike’s gold ring! Mike was very happy to get his ring back but I held onto it for the rest of the dive at his request. We spent the rest of the morning diving through the caves.

 

 

 

 

 

Lost White Gold Wedding Band Found At Gordons Pond State Park Beach in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

from Lewes (Delaware, United States)
Contact: 1-302-245-8795

On 08/22/19, I received a call from Tory asking for my help in finding her white gold wedding band that had been lost in the sand at Gordons Pond State Park Beach in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Tory said that she had taken her wedding band and engagement ring off her finger and placed them in the pocket of her husbands shirt for safe keeping. Tory said that the shirt was placed on her husbands backpack that was laying on top of the sand and that their 18 month old daughter grabbed the shirt and ran with it. Tory said that both of the rings fell out of the shirt pocket into the sand and that her husband was able to recover her engagement ring and that they were unable to locate the wedding band. After talking with Tory, I drove to the beach to meet her and to start the search for her ring. After being shown the area of the sand where the engagement ring was found I began a grid search and was unable to find the wedding band. Torys husband pointed out a hole in the sand that he and his daughter had dug and he felt that the ring may be in the hole because their daughter had carried his shirt that contained the rings over to the hole. I checked the hole with my metal detector and found that the ring was not in the hole so I then asked Tory and her husband to move all of their beach items from the area where they had been sitting so that I could search the area without interference from the metal beach chairs and the metal shaft of the umbrella. After the items were removed I continued with the search and was able to locate the lost ring just in front of where a beach chair had been sitting and only a few feet from the hole that I had previously searched. The lost ring was then returned to a grateful Tory.

Multiple Sentimental Rings Lost after Putting Rings on Lap at Newport Beach, CA.

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 **** Ari’s mother Bryn had been on the beach with the family watching her grandson taking surfing lessons. She took off multiple rings setting them on her lap while applying sunscreen. Her wedding ring set and three other rings. One ring was her husband’s ring who had past away just a month before. Late that night after returning to their summer beach house, she realized that her rings must have fallen into the sand.

The next morning her son Ari was able to borrow a metal detector to search the beach. Besides not knowing anything about using a metal detector he had difficulty remembering where they had been sitting. Ari decided that he would try to locate a professional metal detecting service. He went online where he found my contact information. I was only a couple miles away so we met on the beach about 11 am. There were already many beach goers setting up their blankets and umbrellas on the beach. Making it difficult to do a proper grid search. I did a preliminary search not bothering the people set up on the beach.

Returning later that afternoon I set up a large search grid and after 2 hours I found the two ring engagement/wedding ring set. A few minutes later the other three rings showed up in my scoop. All rings very sentimental especially at this time of grieving over the loss of her husband.

The rings survived over 24 hours on a highly populated part of the beach that gets sifted by very efficient beach cleaning machines and the possibility that someone could have accidentally found the rings. 

Knowing this beach well, I had a hard time staying positive about finding multiple rings in this section of Newport Beach. Another lesson for me to stay positive and be persistent.

 

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Lost CIF Championship Ring Lost While Playing Beach Vollyball at Laguna Beach, CA. .. Recovered by Member of TheRingFinders

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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**** Steven was very proud to be a part of a team that won the California State Lacrosse Championship this year. He was devastated when he lost his ring in the sand playing volleyball the day before contacting me.

Steven’s mother had located me and called me the next morning. The loss occurred at a private beach and it would take awhile to get entry to the beach access entry point. When I met Steven on the beach, he walked me over to the zone where he believed the ring came off his finger.

I looked at a 5 ft. square area that he had dug about two feet deep searching for his ring the night before. I was a little concerned that it buried out of detecting range. After setting up my detector I began my search. The “BIG” ring was found about 5 ft. outside the suspected search location. It was a beautiful ring and I could tell how much it meant to Steven when I presented it to him.

Another fun find that came with the privilege to see and detect on this awesome beach. Ringfinders get to go to some unique locations, it’s not just beaches. I can’t begin to share all the awesome places I’ve searched for lost sentimental keepsakes.

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