How to find lost jewelry at the beach Tag | The Ring Finders

Property Markers Missing For Close to 50 Years

  • from Old Orchard Beach (Maine, United States)

I was recently contacted by Nathaniel about some missing property markers on his property, in Hollis, Maine, about 25 miles west of Portland, Maine. Nathaniel had found my RingFinders Metal Detecting Service by doing a Google search for “How to find Missing Property Markers, With A Metal Detector”.  My name was right near the top of the list. Nathaniel asked if I could help locate any of the markers with my metal detector, if the markers were still there at all.  He told me that the home had been built in the early 1970’s and he had purchased the property 8 years ago. Nathaniel was told there were property markers at the time the home was built, according to records he had obtained. He was also told by the previous owner that at least one marker had been removed many years ago. The property is a rural area and his 2+ acres were a combination of woods, field, marshy areas and generally overgrown underbrush.  I agreed to help and arranged to meet him the next morning.
Nathaniel met me bright and early and showed me where he thought one of the property markers should be. I told Nathaniel  that we would dig and investigate every target. As I detected the area, I was finding absolutely nothing. No trash, nails or any other metal was being found. Finally after approximately 30 minutes, I had an iron target. Unfortunately, it turned out to be an old nail.  As I started detecting again, a property marker was visibly seen, approximately 50-60 feet further west than Nathaniel had me detecting in. The marker was found in an overgrown area of new and dead grass.

With one marker found, we proceeded into a swampy area approximately 400 feet into the woods. The area had many downed trees and was very very wet and mucky. I detected and visually looked for approximately 2 1/2 more hours with no luck on the remaining 2 markers. Nathaniel also did a very through visual search while I was detecting the areas. Had the markers been removed years ago by the owner, hunters, kids playing in the woods? Had the markers fallen victim to one of the many fallen trees and is now under one of those large trees? We may never know but Nathaniel now has one of his property markers to start with his surveying of the property.
So, not all call outs are for finding a ring or necklace with a metal detector. Next time you are contacted, you may just be heading into a wooded, swampy area looking for property markers.

Lost ring Mobile, Alabama…..found

  • from Mobile (Alabama, United States)

Hi ! My name is Barbara Burgess and I would love to help you find your lost items. I specialize in lost jewelry, but have also found car keys, cell phones, property markers, etc. My specialty is the beach but can search in dirt, grass, yards, playgrounds, and parks equally well.

Wedding and Engagement Ring Lost in the Surf – FOUND and Returned North Myrtle Beach SC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I got a call from Matt at 7 this morning asking if I could help try and find his wife (Denise’s) wedding and engagement ring set she lost yesterday afternoon in waist deep water.

I got there about an hour later and Matt showed me the area and gave me a great description of where Denise was at when the ring came off. I started my grid and after 30 minutes I reevaluated where I was searching in comparison with the time and tide when she lost it. I moved up the beach, started a new grid and after another 30 minutes got a great signal. Bingo!!! Met Matt and Denise inside the hotel they were staying at because a heavy storm with lightening had come up and it wasn’t a good idea to be standing on the beach with metal in my hands.

Denise’s expression says it all and she stated “I thought I’d never see it again.” There is absolutely nothing better than finding someone’s special treasure that they thought was gone forever.

Matt and Denise thank you for trusting me to find your treasure and for the very generous reward. Enjoy the rest of your vacation with piece of mind.


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Gold Cross Lost at Santa Monica Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)


I received a call the evening the day before Easter from a gentleman asking if I would be able to help find a Cross and a ring lost at the beach, for his friend Zara. I told him I would leave right away to meet them.

I met Zara and her friend, and asked them about the loss. They showed me the area they believed the cross was lost, and where they thought the ring was lost. I started my search in the general area with no results. I then widened the search area, asking all the time about where they might have been regarding the area. After about an hour Zara was getting cold, and feeling a bit sick, so she decided to go back to the car. I continued my search, and about 30 feet from where she thought she lost the cross, I got a good signal. I put in my scoop, started shaking it and realized there was something big bouncing around inside. I looked in and saw a very large gold cross, and realized I had found what she had lost. Her friend was waiting nearby, so I walked over to show him that I had just found a pull tab which I put on the little wall, and then immediately put down the cross, which created an intensity of excitement. They went to show Zara, who came back very happy. I continued to look for the ring ever expanding my search area, going way outside the box she had shown me with no results. I could not figure it out until I asked how the ring was made. That was when she told me that it was not a concentric circle ( a very hard ring to find), but wrapped snake like. I went back to the car and got another detector, and also a different coil for the one I was using hoping to get an advantage on the ring. I searched for another hour and a half, with no luck. I decided to come back today with another detector (a PI), to see if I would be able to find the ring, and dug every piece of metal in that area. I spent another 3 hours, found everything but the ring.  It might be that it got lost somewhere other than the spot that I was shown, or it might have been out of the range of my detectors.

I was happy to have made one of the recoveries though, and was able to see the happiness on Zara’s face. For me it was a partial victory, but still some joy to be had.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.