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Northland Ring Lost, Found and Returned after Five Years in the Sand!

from Paihia (New Zealand)
Contact: 021 401 626

Jan 2nd, 2018

Hot on the heels of my first ring recovery for this summer, I finally managed to track down the owner of a ring I found mid-2017.

It had been returned from Police Found Property, although the fact it had an unusual name engraved inside made me want to try and find the owner myself.

Seven months of lurking around the internet and multiple dead ends later (including one opportunist who had a good go at claiming it!) I finally found them.

They live in Chile and lost it while on holiday, so not surprising the New Zealand Police had no luck.

No photo, but I’ll let the Facebook dialog tell the rest.

This reunion made me realise how many tourists leave their rings behind in NZ, purely because they don’t know who to ask for help.

 

And so I joined The RingFinders.

 

Lost Ring at Russell Beach Found for Christmas

from Paihia (New Zealand)
Contact: 021 401 626

Dec 21st, 2017

I received a call while at work from a very upset lady, the usual story of a slightly-too-large ring and the sea.

The previous day she had gone for a morning swim, and returned to discover she and her ring had parted company.

I knew the beach in question is a very mobile shingle and notorious for ‘swallowing’ rings so time was of the essence. It already had a two-tide head start…

Next low was in two hours, so I cashed in some of my leave and headed away in order to catch it.
An hour and a half and a car ferry later, I arrived on site. Looking at the steep beach angle, coupled with recent wind and wave conditions I could only realistically give her a 50:50 chance of finding it.

After a quick walk through of the timeline and reenacting the whats and wheres leading up to the loss, I marked out the area of highest probability and started searching between the tideline and the waist-deep point where it dropped away to deep water. Figured I’d do the hotspot first before getting the wetsuit on!

A lot of litter signals from can tabs and so forth caused several stops to listen carefully and determine if it was the ring… all were discounted for one reason or another.

Then, on the third line a strong clear tone and the scoop went in for a big bite out of the gravel. I checked the hole to make sure I had the target, dropped my marker float and waded ashore to empty the scoop.

Dumping the gravel onto the beach, sitting quite brazenly on top of the pile of stones was the ring, and in only 12 minutes from switching the machine on (Largely thanks to an extremely accurate start point).

Handed her the lost ring with a smile and a “Happy Christmas!” accompanied by a small round of applause from onlookers.

One extremely grateful, and very relieved couple.

Early Christmas Present

In the space of 30 or so hours, it had already sunk 6-8 inches. I was quietly pleased to have snatched this one back from the beach!

Platinum Wedding Ring Lost Six Days in Surf .. Newport Beach, CA. .. Recovered

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damian was visiting Newport Beach on a family vacation. While he was playing in the surf with his daughter at a small beach named Little Corona Delmar his platinum wedding band came off into waist deep water.

Diving in the surf zone is never a good idea but Damian tried unsuccessfully to locate the ring. Six days later he was back home in Missouri telling a co-worker about losing his ring. The person told Damian about TheRingFinders.

Damian contacted me at 10am in the morning. I was able to see that the next best low tide was at 12:30am. I tried not to raise his hopes, because our beaches vary so much and it had been six days. I compare it to the lottery with better odds. “You Can’t Find It, If You Don’t Try”

Little Corona DelMar is less than three miles from my place. I walked down to the beach at midnight and Damian’s Platinum ring of 18 years was in my scoop within a half hour. It was probably 8 inches deep and did not give me a strong with my Minelab Excalibur 2 metal detector.

We talked on the phone the next morning. It was a great conversation with Damian who was very excited saying over and over he couldn’t believe it. Three days in later he received the ring by mail.
I will try anywhere, this is one of the reasons I rarely say it’s not worth searching.

 

 

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If you lose something in the dry sand, mark the area and get landmarks that will help you return to the general area. Call a metal detector expert from TheRingFinders ASAP. Some beaches get daily sand cleaning machines that may end up claiming your valuable before we have a chance to find it with a metal detector. We want to optimize our chances of finding your sentimental keepsake. Timing is important. I am listed at many Southern California beaches and locations in Los Angeles / Orange Counties.

“I Will Try Anywhere”

 

 

 

Lost Ring Seaside State Park, Waterford, CT… Found!

from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)
Contact: 1-252-775-1307

A sterling spoon ring was lost while a young lady was throwing a ball in the water with family. The ring slipped off just as the ball hit her hand. This was an irreplaceable ring, handed down from her significant other’s grandmother!

Luckily, I’m good friends with the young lady and live nearby the beach where the ring was lost. That same evening, we were able to meet at the beach where the ring last lost. Unfortunately, the tide was much higher in the evening than it was earlier in the day. When waist deep water turns into neck deep water it makes for a difficult search! After a couple of hours of finding pull tabs and bottle caps, I retrieved my scoop from the neck deep water and saw a shiny spoon handle mixed in with the shells and rocks. It was the heirloom spoon ring! Another lost ring found in the ocean and reunited with its owner!

 

Sterling Spoon Ring

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Lost a piece of jewelry shaking the sand out of your towel? Lost a ring in the shallow beach water? Jewelry is commonly lost during our favorite summer time activities. Don’t waste your time with a metal detector rental, have a member of The Ring Finders find you lost ring or jewelry. I serve Connecticut and surrounding states. If you lost a piece of jewelry, contact me now through www.TheRingFinders.com or www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com.

 

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

http://www.thewesterlysun.com/home/9309240-154/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help.html#gallery-1

Wedding Ring Lost in Surf .. Crystal Cove State Beach, Newport Beach, CA. .. Recovered

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

The white gold diamond wedding ring was lost in the surf about 11:30 am at a 4.1′ high tide. When Shawn’s wife , Ashley was in the surf in approximately ankle deep water, her ring slipped off her finger into water saturated sand, disappearing immediately. Shawn called me from their home 40 miles away.
I got to the approximate location that same evening as the tide was coming back in. Beach closes at sunset. As it turned out, Crystal Cove State Beach has four entrances,  I went to the wrong part of Crystal Cove , because Shawn said it was the first lifeguard tower to the right of the tunnel ( 2 entrances have tunnels under PCH).  Texted him a photo of the lifeguard tower and he told me it wasn’t the right location.
Returned to my car, drove one mile south,  parked then walked a quarter mile to the location. Twenty feet to the left of the lifeguard tower I started a grid to and from the incoming waves. Second pass, first target was Ashley’s wedding ring.. I sent them a photo of the ring in my hand. They came that evening to pick up the ring. It was great that she didn’t have to lose a nights sleep or worry about losing her ring forever. Another nice note was this next week they will be celebrating their fourth year wedding anniversary. A very nice couple who were elated and in disbelief that they could find their ring using the Internet and a smart phone while at home 40 miles from where it was lost.. Maybe a good tag would be: ” How to find a ring 40 miles away remotely from the comfort of your couch”. You’ve got to love it !

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Lost Gold Rings at Seaside State Park, Waterford CT… Found!

from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)
Contact: 1-252-775-1307

Two gold rings slipped off a necklace while a young lady was playing in the water with friends. The rings were her grandmother’s engagement ring and wedding band representing almost 50 years of marriage. The young lady realized the rings were lost to the ocean when the necklace containing the rings was unclasped and freely draped across her shoulders. She thought the rings were  lost forever.

A month went by and the young lady had given up hope on the rings… Until a resident who lives next to Seaside saw me in the local paper and referred my services. After receiving an initial text message from the young lady I arrived at Seaside during the next low tide. A couple of phone calls and photo exchanges later we determined I was in the location where the rings were lost. Only a couple of minutes into the search I got my first promising signal from my XP Deus. I dipped my scoop into the waist deep water and dug into the sand. Just moments later there was beautiful sight of gold and diamonds mixed in with the shells and rocks. It was the engagement ring! With the very next scoop the wedding band was retrieved and the pair of rings were no longer lost to the ocean!

Check out the video of the rings being returned!

 

 

Media Mentions:

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

 

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Tungsten Carbide Wedding Band Lost in Sand.. Newport Beach, CA. ..Found

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

Newport Beach .. Lifeguard Tower 74 .. Adrian lost his Tungsten carbide wedding band .. A week before his second wedding anniversary. He placed it in a Baggie with his Celphone. Noticed it missing on the walk back to the car..

Adrian called me saying he was on the beach using a metal detector that the Newport Beach lifeguard had loaned him. His Tungsten Carbide wedding ring of had fallen out of a plastic baggy. He had put his phone and ring in the baggy for safe keeping.
Waking off the beach to his car he discovered his ring missing from the baggy. After 2 hours with a bounty hunter metal detector, he was totally frustrated. I think it is a nice gesture for the city to loan out metal detectors with sand scoop. The problem is, these are low end detectors and learning how to work a metal detector when you have a important valuable sentimental keepsake is a shot in the dark. I believe that people are mislead when they can’t find their important item. They walk away believing their keepsake is lost forever. ” Not True ” Get someone with experience. Example: You can’t jump in a car and drive it safely if you have ever driven a car.
It was a two hour grid search with a happy ending. It was getting dark and I was running out of search area with Arian giving me a look of giving up. The Tungsten Carbide ring just about blew out my ears when I finally past the coil over it hiding in the dry sand. Adrian heard that metal on metal clanking in my sand scoop. His attitude changed, when he told me with out seeing it, “That’s my ring”

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Mother Loses Ring in Tot Lot .. Long Beach, CA. .. Found with Metal Detector

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

 

Brian called me after searching in the sand for a ring that his wife had lost while pushing her son on the swings at the local tot lot. She felt the ring slip off her finger the moment it happened.
After hearing the circumstances of the loss, I told Brian we had a very good chance of finding it with a metal detector.
It was important that we meet as soon as possible. With the popularity of metal detecting as a hobby, these neighborhood tot lots get detected often, sometimes daily. Brian was there when I arrived and it only took a short time to locate the ring. Two hours total time from the first call. It probably would have taken that much time to find a place to rent a metal detector and who knows if he could have learned how to use it?
After returning the ring to Brian, I had time to detect the whole sandy play area. My suspicions were confirmed. I was only able to find one penny and a piece of tin foil. This place is definitely one that gets hit by a local detectorist. Time is sometimes the enemy, call as soon as possible, especially if lost in a public place. Another successful recovery and return by a member of TheRingFinders.com and a happy husband that was able to find me by doing a Google search. This is an exciting time when you’re just as close as your smart phone to get help with anything..

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Lost Keys in Grass at Local Park .. San Clemente, CA. .. Found after Three Days

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

 

Rick, a detectorist friend of mine called me with a referral to help Joan find a set keys lost three days ago. When I talked to Joan on the phone it seemed like too much time had passed to locate the set of keys that had to be laying on the surface. It’s not possible to make that judgement without taking a look and discussing the details. One of my mottos is ” I will try anywhere “, so I met Joan at the park in the afternoon.
Three days before she had been walking her dog when she lost her car ($275 replacement value). She remembered where she had last seen it and when she realized it was missing. After trying to rake the grass and methodically walking the area for two days. She called asking for help.
We walked the area before I set up my detector to start a grid search. I purposely started a search outside the area she had raked and searched. I covered almost 50 x 75 yard area with no success.
When Joan returned I gave her the bad news. I showed her the exact area where the key could not be. We discussed options she could try to locate the keys as we walked back through an area 50 yards from where she thought she lost the keys. Then she lets out a scream of joy! There they are, laying right on top of the grass.. Anybody could have seen them if they passed within 20 feet.. It was great to be able to help Joan find her keys, but it shows how you have to stay positive and think outside the box.. Joan gave me the credit for helping her find her lost item.

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How to a Find Lost Ring on Cape Cod – Call a Ring Finder

from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-860-309-3307

Fourth of July ended with the sky rockets bright glare and a bang, as I returned Alex’s lost and found wedding band. The band had been lost the day before and no amount of searching had found it. I was called and was quick to start a search. Not wanting to get my socks wet I started the grid on the ocean side, working toward the beach which had some drainage and the tide was coming in. The search went to the second possible area as detailed by Alex who had left for a birthday party. Not finding the ring, I had no other option but to hit the drainage run-off areas. Yep, there it was about an inch deep in the center of the run-off. My feet were wet, the ring came up, the sun went down and everyone left the beach and I headed for the party. I was greeted by a houseful of wonderful family members. Entertaining stories were exchanged and pictures taken as we watched a fireworks display beyond the back yard. A fitting end for a memorable day.

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