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Lost Ring Westfield NJ… Found!!!

  • from Millburn (New Jersey, United States)

I recieved a text from a woman about 3 weeks ago whose husband had lost his class ring somewhere in their house.  I explained that I wouldn’t be much help in finding the ring inside, because of all the competing larger metal items.  I gave her some tips on where to look and sent her some good luck wishes.  Well, she texted me again with good and bad news.  Her husband had found his ring but… it was lost again, this time outside.  We made plans to look for it the following day.  When I arrived, her husband recounted how he had thrown a large stick into the brush and ivy along their property and watched his ring fly off.  He had a pretty good idea of where it landed, so this was a pretty quick hunt.  A couple of swings and the target was under my coil! Happy to reunite another ring and owner!! 🙂

 

Lost ring in Lake Conway, Orlando, Fl….Found!

  • from Sanford (Florida, United States)
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Rocco was enjoying the afternoon boating and swimming on Lake Conway with friends when he realized his special designed gold and diamond ring was no longer on his finger. Very few rings match the unique design with so many stunning diamonds and the sheer weight of the ring is very impressive! And it was a couple of factors that caused the ring to disappear into the sandy lake bottom. The first thing was the coolness of the water! As most people know there is shrinking in our hands and fingers when we expose them to cool or cold water. The second thing is activity of some kind! Rocco and his friends were horse playing around and that sort of thing has caused many a ring to end up lost and never to be found again. The third thing was the sheer weight of the ring! A mere flip of his hand in cool, wet water would have been enough to send his ring flying. So when Rocco realized his ring had come off he knew right away who he needed to call. Theringfinders.com! You see…this is not the first time Rocco had lost his ring! In 2020 Rocco was shocked when he felt his ring go flying into the darkness when he threw open the lid on the dumpster behind his apartment. Thankfully he go in touch with me and I was able to find his stunning ring hiding under a large bush. But this time it was in the water…in the middle of a lake! I encouraged Rocco to drop a full can of soda or beer or an anchor, or water bottle…anything that could mark the exact spot. Also if there was a way to tie a floatation device of some kind that would help make it easier to locate. Unfortunately they left a buoy tied to an anchor and someone later that evening came along and pulled it up. As the sun was rising the next morning I was paddling out onto the lake straining my eyes to find that buoy and it was nowhere in sight! Fortunately the water over the sand bar was crystal clear and I could easily see the bottom. So I decided to paddle all across the sandbar, gridding my way looking for anything that would indicate where the anchor was left. After an hour of going back and forth I did find a few items on the bottom. A red cup, a face mask and pieces of paper here and there….and then I spotted a water bottle laying on the bottom. It looked like an older bottle and at first I did not think it had anything to do with the ring…but it was the only water bottle I saw during my search. I finally decided to mark the bottle with one of my pvc poles and later came back to it and put out 4 pvc poles in a square around the bottle. I jumped into the water and started grid searching back and forth between the poles. My first pass netted me a bottle cap and a pull tab and as I turned to make a second pass I got a clear signal and BOOM! There was Rocco’s beautiful ring…sparkling and shining in the morning sun and I thanked God for allowing me to find his lost ring so soon! You talk about being amazed and thankful…I was one very happy Ring Finder!

Lost something and need help? Call or text me ASAP!

Mike McInroe….thrilled to be a member of theringfinders.com

Lost wedding ring two years ago, Orlando, Fl….Found with metal detector!

  • from Sanford (Florida, United States)
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Recently Robyn was looking on her Facebook and noticed an article about a metal detecting service made up of people who specialize in finding lost jewelry. Two years ago her husband Dave, was doing some yard work pulling weeds around a thick rose bush and ended up loosing his wedding ring in the process. They tried searching for it several times and a neighbor even used a cheap metal detector but ended up striking out! Dave’s wedding ring was a hand-me-down from his grandparents and being a rather thin gold band they had a jeweler custom remake it by adding two other gold bands. Robyn really wanted to find Daves ring and that led to the search for someone to help. It was Fathers Day and what better gift then to try and locate his lost wedding ring and get it back to him on this special day!

After meeting Robyn and Dave and hearing the story of that eventful day two years ago, I set up my Garrett AT Max and began detecting around the bushes where Dave spent most of that day. My very first target was a solid 46 and I thought for sure that was his ring…but not so fast! It turned out to be a small triangular piece of aluminum flashing from the trim around the roof. And the next 20 plus targets all turned out to be very similar items…small pieces of aluminum. (The construction guys must have set up their equipment right there years ago when they did the trim job and dropped all the scrap in one place!). I knew I needed to remove every last piece and it took a good hour using my metal detector. There were places where I could not use my detector so I opted to use my pin pointer…also a Garrett brand item! So I got down on my hands and knees and proceeded to stick the end down into the mulch and dirt probing for Dave’s ring. More aluminum pieces and a few nails here and there. The metal detector would discriminate out the nails and other ferrous (metal) items but my pin pointer detects all metal therefore I was digging a bit more junk targets. Ten minutes later…low and behold I spotted a glimmer of gold in a pile of dirt and I shouted to Robyn, “Hey, hey, hey here you go!!” She let out a holler and came a running!

Again I gave thanks to God for putting me in the exact place and for allowing me to be able to reunite Dave and Robyn with their lost ring!

Lost something recently or years ago and need help? Call or text me ASAP!

Mike McInroe…Glad to be a part of theringfinders.com

Lost Ring Palmer Alaska…Found

  • from Palmer (Alaska, United States)

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I love the smiles and yells of amazement when my friends and neighbors are reunited with their lost items like wedding rings, prescription glasses, and jewelry. Yeah that’s happened.

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Lost High School Class Ring…Found on Celebrity Figure Skater, Dorothy Hamill’s Former Estate in Cockeysville, Maryland

  • from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)

Lauren’s Lovely Private High School Class Ring Shines Happily Once More!

Lauren Smiling From Ear to Ear as She Holds Her Cherished 14 Karat Gold Class Ring!

BRIAN RUDOLPH, LOST ITEM RECOVERY SPECIALIST (LAND, WATER, SAND, HOUSES & VEHICLES) WILL FIND YOUR LOST KEEPSAKE! CALL ASAP (301) 466-8644!

A woman named Janice was referred to me by someone who knew that I was on the elite international metal detectorist directory called THE RING FINDERS. She checked out my information and success stories regarding countless rings and other items that had been recovered throughout the last couple of years. That’s all it took to convince Janice that I was the one capable of finding her daughter’s lost 14 karat gold high school class ring.

Lauren had lost her class ring while hanging out with the family on a beautiful warm spring evening. They had a lovely picnic in the backyard of their gorgeous historical mansion located in Cockeysville, Maryland (17 miles from downtown Baltimore). The senior in high school, her sister, mother and father all sat at the picnic table overlooking the most perfect scenery of endless acres of grass, trees, streams and fields. The setting was simply paradise! Lauren asked her sister if she would hold onto her two rings (one of them was the gold class ring) while eating at the outside table. She obliged and put the jewelry in her short’s rear pocket.

After the family dinner picnic, the two girls went for a walk around the back of their estate, listening to music and enjoying each other’s company. They even ran around a bit, having the best time of close sister fellowship with a bit of exercise attached to their fun! Upon their return inside the mansion, Lauren requested her rings back from her sister. When her sister reached back into her rear short’s pocket to retrieve the two rings, there was only one ring to be found. The class ring had come out of the shorts during their time outside earlier that evening.

The family immediately switched into sleuth mode! Everyone headed down the grassy hill and over to the picnic table area to see if the yellow gold high school class ring could be spotted through the grass. They also looked around the hill area because Lauren’s sister had been carrying some of the dinner items back and forth from the kitchen to the picnic spot and then back up the hill again. Still, nothing was found. Flashlights and phone lights were used to look all over the field, and yet they still could not find the missing ring anywhere. There was so much territory to cover, and frankly I don’t think they knew where to begin because the ring could have fell out of Lauren’s sister’s shorts just about anywhere. The family tried to retrace the girls’ steps, but all of their efforts led to no avail. Eventually, they had to surrender their search attempt that night and figure out what their next plan of action would have to be.

Lauren’s mother, Janice, was really upset about the missing ring because it meant just as much to her as it did to Lauren. It represented a great accomplishment for her daughter and there was a lot of sentimentality attached to this particular class ring. She wanted to do everything possible to recover this beloved keepsake for her daughter. Instead of buying a metal detector (which neither her husband or herself knew how to operate effectively), Janice decided to contact a professional metal detectorist. This is where I come into the story. I had the pleasure of talking with Janice about the situation and I told her that if she invited me to their property, I would guarantee the return of this ring to Lauren’s finger! I didn’t know how long it would take, but I told her that I would find the piece of gold jewelry and it would stay within the family storyline for years to come! Janice was extremely encouraged by my words. We scheduled a time for me to come out sometime later that evening and I looked forward to solving the mystery as to where Lauren’s elite private school class ring ended up.

Later that evening, I finished up with a previous client in Northern Virginia and I traveled towards Baltimore where the search site was located. I had no idea that I would be conducting the recovery operation at not only a very historical site, but also a very nostalgic one for me, as well. Let me explain. It turned out that the mansion and the land which it sat upon was owned by a very famous quarryman owner with the last name of Scott. He not only built the mansion back in the late 1700’s, but in addition to that, in the 1800’s, Scott provided the famous stones that were used to build the first Washington Monument located in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as the same marble that was used to build Washington DC’s famous Washington Monument! Upon arriving at the estate, I also learned that the mansion had been previously owned by none other than Dorothy Hamill, the famous figure skater just seven years prior. This was the sentimental part of my search because I grew up watching Dorothy Hamill on television and in person when I was taken by my parents several times in the 1970’s to an ice-skating event called The Ice Capades. I thought it was so cool that I was searching for a missing ring on the very grounds where Dorothy and her family took their walks, enjoyed picnics and entertained guests over the years at this particular historical mansion.

(At the end of this story, I provided additional historical information regarding Scott’s Quarry and the two famous monuments that were constructed in honor of our first president of the United States.)

I will never forget how beautiful my surroundings were as I drove to the mansion. There were horse farms on every side of the country road. As I drove down the very long private lane, it opened up to a marvelous circular drive where the mansion sat, along with a lovely guest house located on the opposite side of the front property. The lawn was exquisite and the trees and streams that surrounded this perfectly painted creation of God simply took my breath away.

As soon as I parked alongside the house, I was greeted by Janice and her husband. At some point Lauren also came out to greet me and it was there that I was guided towards the back yard where I would be shown the vast acreage where they believed the class ring fell out of Lauren’s sister’s pocket. The family was quite kind to me and was very grateful that I could come to help them recover Lauren’s beloved class ring at such short notice. As we made our way from the back stone patio, down the hill to where the picnic table was located at the edge of the field, I was given more details about what took place the night before. Because the family had been looking all over the estate grounds, they explained to me that the picnic table had been moved from its original spot. I would remember this piece of information later on when I returned from the car with all of my metal detecting gear. Janice and Lauren walked took me across the field and guided me to all of the different places where the sisters walked, jogged and played around during that evening when the ring came out of the pocket.

Posing with Scott’s Mansion / Dorothy Hamill’s Former Home!

The scenery behind the house was absolutely exquisite. The most beautiful stream meandered around the 25 acres or so, approximately 75 yards away from the historical mansion’s rear hillside. I will never forget the stillness of the evening and the peace that I felt as I strolled across the grass with the two ladies. If there was any place on earth that I could choose to search for a lost item, this was the perfect environment! As I was walking around, occasionally I would glance up at the mansion at the top of the hill and thought to myself how cool it was that I was searching for a lost item where one of my favorite childhood celebrities once resided. Dorothy Hamill’s amazing ice skating abilities would simply take my breath away as she so beautifully danced about the ice arena during shows and competitions! She was definitely my all-time favorite figure skater!

Once I got all of the facts as to the many possibilities as to where Lauren’s sister may have dropped the ring, I returned to the car and gathered up all of my metal detecting gear. Because there was a lot of territory to conquer, I prepared myself that this could end up being a very long search. Nightfall was just starting to set in, so I made sure that I had all of the necessary night gear available at my fingertips. This included: my Minelab Equinox 800 detector, a high lumens headlamp, headphones, gloves, handheld pinpointer (small detector) and my detector harness vest.

The moment that I arrived back down at the search site, I immediately set up my detector to be able to locate the yellow gold ring that I was searching after. I am extremely experienced at finding lost class rings so I knew exactly how to adjust the settings for Lauren’s piece of jewelry. I utilized a large 15 inch coil (the large loop that is connected to the bottom of the detector shaft) which allowed me to cover a much larger area to detect in a much shorter period of time.

The first area that I searched was all around the picnic table. Once I made sure that there was no sign of the ring, I moved the table to a different place to detect the grass where it had been originally positioned. I covered the area a couple of more times just to make sure that the keepsake wasn’t lost close to the vicinity of where everybody was sitting the night before. It was definitely clear of the ring within a 25 to 30 foot radius around the table.

A Portion of the Field Where I Was Metal Detecting (The Stream was Located Behind the Tree Line)

The next few sections that I wanted to detect were located closer to the stream. The girls had made their way from the picnic table over towards the water on a diagonal path.  Therefore, I wanted to check the spots where they were hanging out before I started gridding across the field. When nothing turned up in those areas near the stream, I knew that it was time for me to start detecting from the picnic table over to the water on that diagonal course where they had walked. No one was quite sure exactly where Lauren and her sister had moved across the field, but they were certain that it was at a particular angle which took them towards the water. I started to make my gridlines across the field at that particular angle and then I returned the other way with a second grid line to see if maybe the ring came out of Lauren’s sister’s pocket when they walked from the table over towards the water.

I swung the metal detector coil back and forth as I moved across the field and then back again towards the picnic table. I carefully made sure that I didn’t miss a single potential target that could end up being Lauren’s gold class ring. It was probably 45 minutes or so into the search when I hit a particular signal on my second grid line moving towards the picnic table from the water’s edge. I believe I was approximately 40 feet away from where the picnic table originally was situated. Though I had detected a good amount of area around the picnic table, this particular target was just outside of the zone where I had been searching prior to starting the gridlines. With my headlamp blazing above me, I knelt down to the grass and pulled out my handheld metal detector to check the specific area where my Equinox 800 was picking up the target signal. At first, it appeared that the piece of metal that I had detected was somewhere below the dirt because I didn’t see anything other than the many blades of grass ascending from the earth.

My First Glance at Lauren’s Brilliant Gold Class Ring!

Until I was completely sure that this particular metal was below ground, I kept moving my pinpointer around that vicinity just to confirm that this was not the target that I was looking for. All of a sudden, to my greatest surprise, I saw a reflection of light that was bouncing off something that resembled a small piece of gold. My fingers moved through the blades of grass until I uncovered the very special treasure that I had been hoping to find for young Lauren! There it was peeking out from the jungle of green! It was Lauren’s high school class ring! Indeed, it was a very beautiful piece of jewelry! It was constructed with a 14 karat yellow gold band accompanied by a blue stone with Lauren’s private school crest engraved in the middle of the ring. I had solved the mystery as to where the ring had fallen out of Lauren’s sister’s pocket! I was beyond thrilled at what I had discovered and how quickly I found the keepsake in an area with so many acres of land that I potentially would have had to detect! It could have taken hours upon hours to find something this small. Yet, my methodical work paid off as I eliminated section by section, grid line by grid line until I eventually hit gold! Yes, I certainly did! I was so very happy to discover this gorgeous piece of precious metal!

After I marked the spot as to where the ring was found, I was hoping to surprise Lauren and her family with the wonderful discovery. However, Lauren’s father had coincidentally been looking through the house window as I was kneeling down in the grass while investigating my gold target signal. He thought to himself that perhaps I may have found what we were all looking for. So he started walking out of the rear door of the mansion as I approached the top of the hill. He asked me with an excited tone of voice, “Did you find it?” I then raised my hand in the air with the gold ring clutched between my fingers to show the gentleman my proud find of the evening! His face lit up with the most satisfied smile and proceeded to congratulate me on finding such a needle in a haystack! He was almost in complete disbelief that I was able to pull this ring from such a large territory! Within seconds, Lauren and her mother made their way across the stone patio to find out if perhaps all the excitement that we were experiencing had something to do with finding Lauren’s ring. They were happily surprised to see the class ring in my hand! Lauren was beyond thrilled to experience such a very special reunion with the ring that she cherished so very much! It was one class ring reunion that I will not easily forget! She was so taken back that I was able to find this extremely beautiful piece of craftsmanship that represented such an important accomplishment in Lauren’s life! Janice was equally excited and quite impressed that I was able to find the ring so quickly with so many acres of land out there to search!

Dorothy Hamill at Her Finest!

It was there that night, on that famous ice skater’s formally owned estate that the four of us celebrated our own special victory with the successful search and recovery of Lauren’s gold high school class ring! It was absolutely thrilling for me to be invited onto such a lovely estate to help this dear family find something so important as Lauren’s beloved keepsake!

Hamill was the Most Famous Skater During the 1970’s

Not only was it a very nostalgic time for me, knowing that Dorothy Hamill once lived on the property where I had conducted my search, but it was equally exciting to know that two of our most prominent monuments honoring our first president, George Washington, were constructed with the rock that was pulled from this very propert nearly two centuries ago!

 

Now, every time I pass the Washington Monument in our nation’s capital of Washington DC, I always think to myself how special it was to have found a lost ring on the same land where most of those blocks of marble were originally dug up from Scott’s quarry so many years earlier! And to think that this mansion was built and dwelled within by Mr. Scott himself dating all the way back to the late 1700s! It was truly a very special ring recovery adventure, filled with several sentimental and historical significances! I will never forget that magical night at Scott’s mansion in Cockeysville, Maryland! Never will I forget it!

More History About Scott’s Quarry

As shared above, Scott’s Quarry’s marble was used to build the very first monument (located in Baltimore, Maryland) honoring the life and legacy of America’s first president, George Washington.

Scott’s Quarry Historic Marker

Designed by architect Robert Mills and erected between 1815 and 1829, this was the first public monument erected to George Washington. The construction contract specified “the whole of the column is to be of the whitest and the best quality marble from Scott’s Quarry.”

Another great piece of construction honoring our great American leader is The Washington Monument in our nation’s capital. It too was made from the same marble limestone that Baltimore’s Washington Monument was made out of. It towers above the city that bears Washington’s name, serving as an awe-inspiring reminder of George Washington’s greatness. The monument, like the man, stands in no one’s shadow.

The Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills and eventually completed by Thomas Casey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, honors and memorializes George Washington at the center of the nation’s capital. The structure was completed in two phases of construction: Phase 1: (1848-1854) and Phase 2: (1876-1884). Built in the shape of an Egyptian obelisk, evoking the timelessness of ancient civilizations, the Washington Monument embodies the awe, respect, and gratitude the nation felt for its most essential Founding Father. When completed, the Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world at 555 feet, 5-1/8 inches.

The First Washington Monument in Baltimore, Maryland

In the beginning, the original idea for Washington’s statue was to have our first president sitting on a horse. Washington liked the concept. However, ultimately others didn’t favor the design when it came to deciding on the equestrian look. Then, in 1836, 37 years after Washington’s death, architect Robert Mills, who also designed Baltimore’s monument to Washington, came up with a new design for an obelisk (a pencil like structure) that appealed to planners. “It was modern in its concept,” said Baltimore County historian John McGrain. “It’s a very sleek, straightforward kind of design.”

Americans were urged to contribute $1.00 each for the stately structure. The cornerstone was laid in 1848, but construction was stopped as funding dried up and the Civil War was on the horizon. Work resumed and was completed in 1884, giving the monument two different shades of marble. According to park service research, the marble for the bottom section came from what is now Redland Genstar in Texas, Maryland near Interstate Route 83 outside the city of Baltimore, Maryland. The top 300 to 400 feet of the amazing 555 foot tall structure came from Scott’s Quarry in Cockeysville, Maryland only 18 minutes from Texas, Maryland.

In the early years of the marble business in the 1840s, the rock, dug from a string of canyonlike pits in the area, was used for such notable buildings as the Capitol in Washington, Baltimore’s City Hall and the Baltimore County Courthouse. Many of the city’s well-known white marble steps also came from the quarry. “They say this is the stone that built Baltimore,” Gease said.

In those days, marble was extracted tediously by hand, mostly by Irish immigrants who had fled their famine-stricken country for the $1.00 to $1.50-a-day wages at a quarry. The laborers chiseled the stone from beds that were formed millions of years ago as masses of mucky sediment were squeezed, melted and recrystallized. The cut marble slabs were heaved into carts and rolled about a half-mile to the Cockeysville railroad station for delivery to such destinations as Washington DC.

The Second Washington Monument in Washington DC

In 1998, during the more recent Washington Monument restoration project, fresh blocks of Scott’s Quarry limestone was discovered to replace old broken pieces from the weathered historical structure. This time, in the modern age, the stone was transported to DC in a more simpler fashion. A flatbed truck carried the designated marble to the Nation’s Capital where it was reunited with its 150 year old counterpart that originally helped to make up the world’s tallest free-standing masonry structure.

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Lost wedding ring in spokane valley Wa, Found !!!

  • from Spokane (Washington, United States)

I know that all of the Ring Finders that live where it snows have come back home wet, cold and with a dull feeling of not finding the lost ring they were tasked with finding. However, as I sat at my dinner table eating my reheated dinner, I got a text from a lady who was wanting to know if I could help her nanny find her lost wedding ring. Knowing all the questions I had to ask would clog up a text message, I called the lady. After chatting about the lost ring and how they used hot water to melt away the snow without sucsses, I told her after work the next day I would come by. Before getting off the phone I asked her how she found The Ring Finders, her answer brought a smile to my face. She said her friend saw her post on facebook asking for help, and told her she had a great experience using The Ring Finders in San Antonio when she lost her bracelet. Hats off too all of the Ring Finders in San Antonio doing what we do best, finding smiles. Today after a wet and soggy day cleaning up metling snow off of our hanger floor, I made my way to a house on top of a hill. The couple Laura the nanny and Felipe her husband, joined me in my car and we made our way to an off the beaten path photo shoot location. As we scoped out the area where the pictures where being taken, Laura pulled out her phone and showed me a short GIF of her shaking the snow off her hands. How convenient, the exact time and position where Laura lost her ring. All I had to do was walk two feet and start scanning around the left side of where she stood. Easy enough right? Wrong! The ring on her left hand flew down and to the right. The whole search took three minutes max, but amazingly enough the ring was under the snow and in the forest floor about two inches. These fast searches blow my mind, but let the truth be told you cannot find a lost ring when there is no ring to be found. Laura’s and Felipe’s rings were made in Columbia four mounths prior. It’s amazing to think that her ring traveled all that way to be lost in a forest in Washington state. The Ring Finders, finding smiles and saving rings.

The moment when laura lost her ring

Laura and Felipe

laura’s Wedding Ring

Lost Platinum Diamond/Tanzanite Ring, Found in Crozet (Charlottesville), Virginia

  • from Leesburg (Virginia, United States)

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I received a call early this morning from Georgia in southern Virginia and she asked if I could help her. I asked her the typical few questions to get an idea of location and scope of work and found that she was approx. 2.5 hours from my location being located in Charlottesville VA. Georgia was worried that the drive was too long for me, but I put her mind at ease stating “this is what we do”, we’ll travel as far as we need to in order to recover a lost item.

Georgia had lost her ring the day before while outside on her property planting flowers, pulling weeds and doing a general clean-up of the yard. I told her I would be there in several hours and hopped into the truck. Upon arriving at her location I was so immersed in the scenic view from her propriety I almost would have forgotten why I was there, simply a gorgeous view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from her back deck. I was greeted by Georgia upon my arrival and we immediately went to the areas where she thought she may have lost the ring; in the grassy area leading towards the woods where she had been tossing yard waste and then back along the same path towards the back of the house and into a raised garden bed.

I started working in the brush pile first to see if she had maybe lost it while tossing the yard waste into the woods. After a brief search at the surface level I decided I would come back to this area and do a more in depth and expanded search…so we headed towards the back of the house and Georgia explained what she had been doing with planting the flowers and that she had even taken them back out to try to find her ring. I started by search with my Minelab Equinox 800 and immediately started to receive a pulsating rhythm in the tone (found out later there was an electric dog fence in the back-yard which what probably caused the pulsating). I determined I would still be able to hit the desired targets and started the search. I conducted a brief scan in the grass before stepping up into the raised garden bed. A few scans around the flowers and the immediate vicinity I did not locate the ring….then only several feet away and on the surface in the mulch there was Georgia’s beautiful Snowflake Platinum ring shining in the sunlight like a beacon.

Georgia was so excited that I had found her ring so quickly and couldn’t wait to put it back on her finger. I asked if possibly the ring was too large and if that’s why it fell off, but actually she stated for the yard work she had placed it on the opposite hand which her finger on that hand may be a little smaller and made it easier to come off. A lesson not soon lost 🙂

Georgia was simply charming and wonderful to talk to, I was so pleased to be able to return her ring to her today.

Another happy recovery, another happy customer and another Holiday memory saved. God Bless!

Engagement Ring Lost in Rockville, Maryland House…Found in Laundry Bag

  • from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)

Debra’s Most Elegant Family Heirloom Engagment Ring!

Debra and Russell Beyond Excited With the Return of Debra’s Precious Sentimental Keepsake!

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Debra was beyond distraught after leaving the nail salon and realizing that her 14 karat white gold, 1.5 carat diamond family heirloom engagement ring was no longer on her finger! In a state of panic she tried to replay all of her steps from the time that she had remembered wearing it earlier that day until her moment of shock. Following the return to the nail salon to see if maybe Debra’s most sentimental keepsake slipped off her finger somewhere inside, she realized the enormity of the situation. It wasn’t found nor was it turned in by anyone. She then called a few businesses where she had visited throughout the day, but nothing was discovered. The helplessness that Debra was experiencing was unimaginable. She immediately made up signs and distributed them to the places where the engagement ring may have slipped off her finger. When still nothing became of her valiant efforts, the young lady thought at that point to seek a professional recovery specialist online who could help her during this crisis. She came across THE RING FINDERS, an international metal detectorist directory. Debra was hoping to find a metal detecting service specialist in the Rockville, Maryland area and my information popped up. We immediately made contact and Debra recounted her story from the beginning. Here are all the facts that I gathered by asking her many questions and listening to the countless details of what happened.

THE BACKSTORY

For a couple of days during the week, Debra and her family had to stay in a Rockville, Maryland hotel while their home was being renovated. Once the project was completed, the happy couple packed all their things up and looked forward to returning to their newly upgraded residence. Hours later, once all of their bags and suitcases were unloaded from their vehicle and placed back inside their house, Debra left again to take care of some errands for the next several hours.

Debra stopped at three businesses following their return home earlier that afternoon. She first went to the dermatologist. Then, she drove up the street to get coffee at the local Starbucks and hung out there for some time while she did some work on her laptop at one of the tables. Finally, Debra drove to her nail appointment just a few miles away. It wasn’t until after she left the salon and made it back to her vehicle that she realized that her engagement ring was missing. The whole mystery got very complicated because she did not remember the last time that she saw her most priceless family heirloom on her finger! This meant that she could have lost the ring any time between the time she had been staying in the hotel all the way up to when she left the nail salon. Frantically, she made phone calls and visited all of the places that she had been at, but nothing turned up. It was at that point when she went online to search for help and I was beyond happy that she got in touch with me!

THE SEARCH

After Debra recounted all of the details of what happened from the time she woke up to begin packing up her things at the hotel until the moment that she realized the ring had gone missing, I immediately set up a time to meet Debra out in the parking garage of the dermatologist’s office. The plan was to start there and then work our way over to the nail salon parking lot if we didn’t find it anywhere else. I put aside the idea of going to the hotel because their room had already been cleaned and occupied by new guests. Also, Debra was quite diligent in having the staff check out the room from top to bottom to make sure that her ring didn’t get left sitting on top of a table or desk, or that it didn’t end up on the carpet somewhere in the room. Nothing was reported by the staff so there was no reason to visit the hotel.

Even before Debra and her husband Russell arrived at Search Site #1, I had already started to metal detect the area in the parking garage based on the accurate details that Debra gave me as to where she was parked. I grid searched that entire area and came up with nothing. I used my high lumens headlamp to search the dark area while my metal detector did the rest. But still I came up short. By the time that Debra arrived, the only other place to check on the concrete was the water runoff grate that was located near her vehicle at the time that she visited the dermatologist. We thought that the ring could have rolled down into that space after slipping off of Debra’s finger. I put my endoscope (a device that helps to see between cracks and small spaces) down into the slits of the water runoff drain, but it was free of any jewelry. The next step was to inspect Debra’s vehicle. Just as Russell arrived with their children, I was just taking my faithful endoscope to investigate all of the cracks and crevices in Debra’s SUV. Sadly, nothing turned up there either. I then checked her purse and jacket before concluding that it was time to drive to Search Site #2 which was just a few blocks up the road where the young lady visited a Starbucks. She would meet me at the site while Russell took off again to buy dinner for the kids.

Once we both parked near the coffee shop, Debra showed me where she had pulled in initially, parked and then walked towards the Starbucks. I metal detected that entire section of the parking lot but there was absolutely no ring to be found. We then took the search inside the café and I used my high lumens headlamp to expose any jewelry that may have landed under any of the counters or fell into a crack or crevice where the walls met the hardwood flooring. Again, we ended up completely empty handed. There was a fellow sitting towards the back of the place who recognized my client and asked if we were still looking for her lost ring. He said that he had been in the coffee shop several times since the time he saw her the other day and that nothing had been found or turned in. The management confirmed his account.

Before leaving that plaza, I wanted to check the dumpster where all of the Starbuck’s trash was dumped into just in case her ring landed in her pastry bag when she dropped it into the receptacle before leaving the place. Unfortunately, our plan to check the garbage was compromised when I took a trip to the back of the shopping plaza and saw that the dumpster was actually a crushing machine. There was no way that I could have access to the trash from the day before. At that point there was nothing more that I could do at that particular location, and so it was time to move on to Search Site #3.

Debra gave me the nail salon name and address and so I met her over at the spot in the parking lot where she realized that her ring was no longer on her finger. We got out of our vehicles and Debra retraced her steps by taking me across the lot and over to the front of the salon. Then, we returned back towards where her vehicle had originally been parked. I used my metal detector to cover the parking lot areas where there was a good chance that the ring could have dropped and rolled along the concrete pavement. When all was found to be clear, I scanned the lot spaces over with my headlamp, hoping that I would discover what may had been overlooked by everyone else in the past day. I searched along the walkway leading to the entrance of the salon and again there was nothing positive to report. Sadly, we struck out for a third time. I don’t go down easy without a fight to the finish but this particular search in these three locations were definitely done and over.

Once I finished packing up my car with all of my metal detecting equipment, I walked over to Debra’s vehicle and we stood outside to review everything that we had covered up to that point. My down and distraught client kept a really great attitude the whole time and was quite upbeat. Even at that point she was still trying to look at the bright side regarding the fact that her family was healthy and safe and that she shouldn’t continue to let the situation bother her. However, I kept reminding her that the search was not completely over.

From everything that Debra had told me from the beginning when she and her husband packed their suitcases up to leave the hotel, all the way until she realized her ring was gone at the nail salon I felt that something didn’t completely add up. She did say that her ring was loose on her finger, which led me to believe that if she didn’t remember taking the ring off at the dermatologist or even at the nail salon, it was quite possible that the ring was still in her possession and that it had never slipped off her finger at any of her stops that day. I actually reminded her of this fact throughout our investigation starting at the dermatologist’s parking garage. I then reminded her again at the Starbucks and finally while we were searching the salon parking lot, I told her that same theory again. Now it was time to encourage her with that same hunch once again just before we would say goodbye for the evening.

I told Debra that it was very possible that the ring slipped off of her finger while she was packing up her things and placing her clothes inside her suitcase and laundry bag back at the hotel. Or, the sentimental piece could have slipped off of Debra’s finger back at home while transferring clothes from one place to the other just before leaving to do some of her errands. When she was at her own property she had mentioned that she had done very little checking for the ring inside her suitcase and what was placed in the clothes hamper bag to be washed. I believed that it was a good chance that Debra might find the ring somewhere buried in the suitcase or in something that had already been transferred into their hamper before she left to go take care of her errands. I considered this to be a viable scenario because if the ring was as loose as she told me it was, I didn’t think it would have survived staying on her finger throughout the day. With all of the physical movements that were made from the time she started packing her things up until she got home and began to unpack a few things, there was a very high probability that the ring was still waiting for her to discover it back in her home.

Debra appreciated my hopeful words and thoughts and she promised that she would let me know if anything turned up. I asked her if it was okay if we said a prayer, asking the Lord to lead her to the ring if in fact the piece of jewelry never left her house from the time that she had returned home from the hotel. She gladly welcomed my prayer and we bowed our heads there in the parking lot. Then, once I finished asking the Lord to guide her to the ring, I requested one last thing of her. I asked if she would call me if she found the ring. But if it didn’t show up I asked Debra to text me letting me know that the mystery still continued. That way if I saw a call come through I would know that there was something wonderful happening on her end of the line! She thought that was a great idea and we parted ways.

Later that night, as my wife and I were watching the Academy Awards, my smartphone began to ring. I looked down at the caller ID and it turned out to be Debra’s cell phone number! Immediately I knew what that had meant! She must have found her beloved engagement ring! I took the call and immediately I heard jubilation and happiness on the other end! Debra, indeed had found her cherished keepsake! With great excitement I yelled, “You found it! You found it, didn’t you!” Debra answered with great joy, “You were right. Brian, you were right the whole time! It was with my stuff! I found it in the middle of the clothes in our laundry bag! We would have never found it without your help as you encouraged me to check through all my clothes and through the laundry bag and that’s where it was! It had never left my house after getting back from the hotel! We would have thrown all of the clothes along with the ring in the washing machine and who knows what would have happened to it then! I can’t thank you enough for encouraging me to check my things! You said it, you did say that you had that feeling all along even as we were checking all the other spots! Thank you so very much!”

I was so delighted to hear this amazing news! Debra’s most treasured piece of jewelry was found an hour after she had arrived home! She told her husband that she had a homework assignment to do which was to carefully look through her clothes piece by piece as I had done with her bag and coat earlier that evening. After searching through the suitcase, the laundry bag was the final spot left to check out. That’s where she finally discovered the beautiful treasure which was resting in the middle of all the clothes in the laundry bag!

The nightmare was finally over! This very happy moment made me smile from ear to ear and all of us celebrated for a good while on the phone! Debra shared that even one of her children began to cry because of how happy mom was again! From the moment that the ring was discovered until the time I was informed of the marvelous news, the child was still welled up with tears of joy! I listened to all of the steps that Debra took that led up to her finding the ring in the laundry. It was absolutely wonderful! I was so moved by all of the emotion that was taking place on the other end of the phone that I requested a moment of thanks and praise to the Lord for what was eventually found. Debra gathered her family near the phone and I led us all in a time of acknowledging the goodness of God with the recovery of this priceless possession! What a special evening it was!

After many more thanks and expressions of appreciation that were exchanged between both sides of the phone, we said our goodbyes. Just as I ended the call and started walking back to the living room to resume watching the awards, I smiled and suddenly thought to myself that this special ring recovery story could have received its own Academy Award for being a screenplay with the happiest of happy endings!

 

Testimonial

“I contacted Brian late on a Friday evening after I had lost my family heirloom diamond engagement ring earlier that afternoon. After searching and searching where I thought it slipped off my finger I put up signs and realized I needed a professional. Brian got back to me the next morning and was extremely kind and responsive. We spoke over the phone and he gathered additional information and then (since I had put up signs and searched already) we made a plan to meet the very next evening (Sunday).

I met Brian in the first spot where I thought I had lost it. He searched the parking lot as well as my car, bag, jacket – basically anywhere it could have gone missing. I was pretty certain it slipped off my finger and I knew the approximate timeframe, I just didn’t know where it happened. Once again, Brian was so kind and incredibly thorough during the whole process. He went with me to two more locations where I thought it could have been. He kept talking me through everything and was so positive as we looked for the ring.

By the end of the search we still did not find it. I was pretty sad but Brian was as well. It was clear that he cares very much and really wants to help people find their missing items. We had a good talk and he again helped me think through all my steps that day. As we did I mentioned that I had put away some laundry in a bag that day before I went out. He instructed me to thoroughly search the laundry and my luggage (I was away that weekend) and he told me that he believed in his heart I would still find it. I wasn’t sure myself but his optimism was infectious.

Soon after I got home I let my husband know that I didn’t find the ring but I had to search the laundry. An hour later I searched the bag item by item very carefully just like I saw Brian do as he searched my coat and bag. I got to the very middle of the pile and SURPRISE – there was my ring sitting right there!!! It had slipped off while I was gathering laundry and I had not realize for about two hours while I ran errands. I called Brian and he was so happy. I absolutely credit Brian with playing a major role in finding the ring and believe that if i had not reached out to him I may not have found it. Most likely the laundry would have been thrown in the machine and who knows what may have happened to the ring from there. Thank you so much Brian for all your help!

If you are missing something of great value or importance to you please reach out to Brian – he is wonderful and he will help you to the best of his abilities to get it back!”

 

Debra and Russell
Rockville, Maryland

 

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Lost Ring North Haven, CT… Found!

  • from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)

A lost ring in North Haven, Connecticut, was found by using rays of sunlight. No metal detector is needed, just the sun reflecting in the grass. Chris lost his ring while brushing crumbs from his shirt over the side of his father-in-law’s porch. Chris felt the ring fly off, and the search began. He and his family rented a metal detector and spent 4 hours scouring the grass and removing bottle caps from the bushes around the porch where the ring fell. Losing hope after not finding the ring, Chris resorted to searching for a ring finding service. When I arrived, we gathered around the search area to discuss details and figure out the best place to start searching. Shin-high bushes were the topic of our previous discussion, and I explained how the brushing motion and flicking of the hand could send the ring flying to the side and into the surrounding grass, exactly where we were standing. We were all looking down as I turned on my detector to begin searching the grass, and there it was! Chris’s father-in-law bent down and picked up a shiny object from the grass only 3 feet away from my metal detector coil. At first, I thought it was a cruel joke on Chris, but when I saw the surprise on the father-in-law’s face, I knew this was real. Maybe we kicked it up while we were walking around, or perhaps the different time of day caused the sun to reflect correctly off the ring. Either way, Chris had his ring back, and I was happy to be there for the assist!

How to Find a Lost Ring

Suppose you’ve lost a ring in the grass. Start by searching on your hands and knees. Move slowly, dividing the grassy area up into rows. Cover the most likely place, then work your way outwards beyond where you think the ring may be lost. Check the entire site multiple times throughout the day to take advantage of the sun’s different positions and the various ways light reflects in the grass. Change your search direction and rows to cover the area from multiple angles. If you need some help, contact a professional detectorist to discuss the next steps of finding your lost ring. I serve Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and short distances into other surrounding states. If you lost a ring or something of value, contact Keith Wille now uncoverthings@yahoo.com | Call or text 860-917-8947 | 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

https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help/article_4252dcae-7f1c-5d66-8f39-376da5db5929.html

 

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Lost gold ring on Disappearing Island, New Smyrna Beach, Fl…..Found and Returned!

  • from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact:

Mike McInroe—Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost Your Ring?…Call ASAP! 321-363-6029

Alicia was enjoying a relaxing day at Disappearing Island with friends and as she was swimming she somehow felt her small gold ring come off of her pinky finger. She tried grabbing it as it fell thru the water but to her horror it vanished in the soft sand at her feet. She desperately tried feeling in the sand, running her fingers back and forth but her precious ring just seemed to disappear!

This small gold ring was very special to Alicia as it was a gift to her when she was 12 years old from her mother and she has worn that ring every day for the last 23 years, until now. The location where she lost the ring was on Disappearing Island at Ponce Inlet in north New Smyrna Beach. And it is a very popular place for the boaters to park and enjoy the calmer waters and especially at low tide. During high tide the island is quite small but during low tide there is plenty of area for boats to park and especially on weekends the island is lined with boats of all sizes.

I made plans to meet Alicia at the Smyrna Dunes Park and we each brought our own kayak and with my Whites TDI Beach Hunter metal detector, scoop and other essential gear we set out across the busy inlet water way. It took a bit of figuring as Alicia texted her friends and had them each send a pin on a google map photo of where they had anchored the boat and where they would have been swimming the day she lost her ring. Alicia was worried about me being able to find her lost ring but I assured her that if she could put me in the general area where she was swimming then there was a good chance of actually finding her lost ring. So we pulled our kayaks up onto the beach in the 95 degree heat and I set about my grid search going from the wet sand and out into the water and back again, dragging one foot to mark my trail so I could actually overlap each pass so as not to miss one inch of sand. (The day she lost her ring she was in waist deep water at high tide and today we were there just before low tide so my target area was the wet sand out to knee deep water.) After an hour and a half and only digging up bottle caps, pull tabs and other miscellaneous junk I was needing a water break and while talking to Alicia we determined I had gone far enough on the one end of the beach and now I needed to go in the other direction. Alicia was feeling a bit useless and asked me several times what she could do to help me in the search. She offered to cover each hole I dug and tried to assist in finding the hidden target after I would dig a scoop of sand and dump it on the ground. After a while I tried to encourage her that the best thing she could do was “Pray” as I assured her that God knew exactly where her ring was hiding and that He would just need to get me over the top of it with my coil for us to find it. It truly is a matter of inches, as Chris Turner always says, and finally there in ankle deep water I got a faint signal and as the sand drained out of my scoop I could see a small gold ring nestled in the bottom. I motioned for Alicia to come over and look at what I just found and I will never forget the look on her face! The joy and relief and happiness all mixed in with thankfulness!

Lost something? Call, text or email me ASAP!

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