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Lost Ring Recovered In Eagle River, Wisconsin

from Wausau (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-920-246-1252

An Eagle River, WI man lost his wedding band while diving in at a local beach.  He found theringfinders.com, and now his ring has been returned.  It toll about 40 minutes to find with SCUBA gear, but with perseverance it has been put back on his finger.  Where is belongs.

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Accidently Buried White Gold Wedding Ring Found Edmonton Alberta.

from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-780-497-2118

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Received  a call from Kevin last evening in regards to his lost wedding band while unloading clay/mud from his dump truck since the load was very heavy and wet the load was stuck to the box and could not dump the load, he did not have a shovel with him  so he used his hands to try and free some of the clay to unload. Then after he finely got home that evening he noticed his ring was missing.

I got to the site where Kevin thought the ring could be and I said to myself WOW this is going to be a challenge as you can see in the pictures, took out the Spectra V3i With high Voltage power lines nearby and at peak  usage hr. My V3i just would not work properly in any mode or adjustment, So out came the Garrett AT pro and away I went doing a grid search N/S and E/W picking out beer cans and bottle caps from the clay after about 2 hrs. searching and Kevin fearing the worst I received a low tone and a VDI 65 about six inches, buried in the clay was his ring so I call Kevin over he could not believe his eyes that his ring was found in all that gumbo.

Another Happy Client Thank you Kevin for entrusting Me and TheRingFinders to find your ring.

Found Diamond Wedding Ring South Edmonton, Alberta.

from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-780-497-2118

 

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Chris called me on Tuesday in regards to his wife’s lost wedding ring which was thought to have been in the back yard. As I had other commitments I told Chris that I would be available on Friday evening, and that since the ring was lost in their back yard, it would be safe. Amanda was very distressed about her ring and  I reassured them both that if the ring was there I would find it for them.

Amanda told me she had been in the back yard for a couple of hours with friends, visiting and playing with their children. They then had gone inside the house for a while. When her friends left and after putting her daughter down for a nap, she realized that her ring was missing. Panic set in.

Amanda and Chris looked for the ring but had no luck.  Then Amanda went on Google to check about renting a metal detector.  Our website came up and she contacted me.

Amanda showed me the area in the back yard where she had been. I went to work slowly checking all possible areas in both the front and back yard as I knew how import this ring was to her.  Two hours later, I had to tell Chris and Amanda that the ring was not outside.  Amanda burst out crying. I told them that it had to be inside.  They told me that they had looked every where in the house and so I asked Amanda to retrace her steps.

She told me she had been in the freezer and the refrigerator.  Chris had also taken the plumbing apart in the bathroom incase the ring had fallen while Amanda was washing her hands.

I asked many questions and  Amanda told me she had been sitting on their leather couch.   Chris had already checked the couch but I needed to check for myself.   We turned it over and I checked the inside of the couch, and between the back rest and the cushions.  I then checked around the back support of the couch and found the ring.  I shouted “Bingo”.Amanda jumped out of her chair with enormous relief.

Thank you Chris & Amanda for entrusting me and The Ring Finders to reunite your wedding ring. Thank you for the generous reward.

 

Diamond Earring Found on the 8th Floor Jasper Ave, Edmonton Alberta

from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-780-497-2118

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I received a call from Charlotte as her diamond earring had fallen in the thick shag carpet of her apartment. Charlotte had spent several hours looking between the fibers of the carpet and had no luck. The earring had been given to her by her late father and therefore had much sentimental value, and so it was very important for her to find it.

I met her this morning, and explained to her that due to interference from wires, nails, and screws, the earring would be very hard to detect. I used my pro-pointer but could not detect it. I then got down on my hands and knees to see if I could feel it, but had no luck. Finely with Charlotte’s help, we managed to pick up the carpet, turn it over and shake it. I saw the earring land on the floor.

Another very happy client! Thank you, Charlotte for entrusting me and The Ring Finders to find your diamond earring.

 

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring at lake in Ohio. “FOUND”

from Newark (Ohio, United States)
Contact: 1-740-334-7293

I received a call about a lost ring in a lake. She was just washing her hands in the water and there went the ring, off her hand into the water. She searched for the ring with her hands, but no luck. We setup a time and day to conduct the search. With all of my metal detecting gear, we headed out to the location on a 20 minute boat ride. After reaching the location and determining the starting point to search. As the water level as changed quite a bit since the ring was lost. I had my first hit in a couple feet of water, used my sand scoop and pull up nothing. I try again and there was a gold ring inside of my scoop. I asked her if this ring is yours and she cheer with joy as yes it was hers missing ring. The ring mean a lot to her as it was her moms. She could not believe that I found the ring. She try a couple of times before to find the ring with no luck. She did have insurance on the ring, but it would not have replaced the ring with so much sentimental value to the ring as this one did. She is very happy to have the ring return back to her.

Here is her testimonial: “Many thanks to Jon and his father-in-law with out them I would have never seen my mothers diamond my father gave to her. We had looked for days, before, he came out with us on the boat. I took him to the spot and within 5 to 10 minutes he found it in the lake. I am forever greatful to this man. Both were very nice gentlemen, God Bless you too. Thank You so very much Ill pass the good news around.” Mandy

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring at lake in Ohio. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring at lake in Ohio. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring at lake in Ohio. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring at lake in Ohio. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring at lake in Ohio. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring at lake in Ohio. “FOUND”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 Year Work Anniversary Ring Lost and Found – Another Reason Not to Rent a Metal Detector in Madison

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070

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I received an email from Al on Easter Sunday. I was up at my sister’s house in La Crosse, so I wasn’t able to call Al back right away. I did exchange some emails back and forth to ensure that this wasn’t a recent loss, as timing is so important when attempting to find a lost ring. The quicker you can get our on site, the higher likelihood you have of finding your lost ring.

The next day Al and I finally connected via phone. Al explained that the ring was a men’s gold ring, with a black onyx center stone with diamonds along the side. He had received the ring as recognition for 25 years of service from a local insurance company. Al explained that he was out mowing his lawn on his riding mower. Behind Al’s lot is a common greenway, which he frequently mows and maintains – almost like part of his own yard. He approached a set of trees which hadn’t been trimmed recently – so the branches hung down low. In order to mow around the tree, Al had to raise up the branches with his hand as he passed under the tree on his mower. While doing this, one of the small braches hooked around his ring and when he let go of the branch, the ring was ripped from his finger and flung off into the grass. He stopped his mower, got off and got a leaf rake. He raked the entire area, hoping to stir up the ring. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to find anything.

A year passed, and Al always wondered if his ring was still out there. One day, he was reading the Sunday paper and came across a story by Doug Moe, a local reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal. The story was about our Ring Finding activities (http://host.madison.com/news/local/columnists/doug-moe/doug-moe-the-man-who-finds-lost-rings/article_3ef64cca-adf5-5735-8399-4f6e440631e0.html). Al read the story and wondered if I would be able to find his ring he lost the previous year. Al had always thought about renting a metal detector, but was worried he wouldn’t know how to work it. Al did the right thing by calling us. I can’t tell you how many stories I’ve heard of people renting a metal detector – only to become completely frustrated after only a couple of mins.

I told Al I would need to check with my wife to see what our plans were, and we tentatively planned to get together over the weekend. After hearing Al’s story, I knew that I would be able to find his ring. If you know the exact area and moment you lost your ring – someone with a metal detector will find it, almost 100% of the time (unless someone else finds it first J).

After hanging up the phone with Al, I talked with my wife and the weekend was free. Only problem was it looked like rain for the next 7 days. If you read my other stories, you’ll know that I metal detector with my two kids. I told them the story about Al’s ring, and they started to get excited. You see, we had been on 3 previous hunts where we did not find the ring we were looking for. We are scheduled to go back on all three, as they were all lost between 1 and 8 years ago, and we haven’t given up yet. Al’s ring sounded to me like a slam dunk. Unfortunately, it was Monday night and the UW Badgers were playing for the National Championship against Duke – first time since 1941. We have season tickets and love Badger Basketball. Tipoff was a little after 8:00 … it was 5:45. I looked at the kids and said, “Maybe we just go out and take a look at the site and see what we find?” They were totally on board, and we were all excited to break our dry streak. We jumped in the van.

Al only lived about 15 mins away, however, as we pulled into his driveway it started to rain. Argh. We decided to give it a shot anyways, and headed to the backyard. Al explained how he lost again, and we started to search the area. We got some hits right away, but all turned out to be junk. You’d be surprised how much junk is buried in your backyard. I always tell people not to get discouraged when we don’t find their ring right away, and we assured Al that we’d keep looking until we found it. I widened the search area around the tree, not knowing how far that branch might have flung the ring. After about 20 mins, my daughter says to me, “That tree over there looks a lot like this tree.”  I’m not sure if Al heard her or not, but a min later he said, “Maybe it was closer to that tree.” Sure enough, after moving over … the very first hit we got was Al’s ring – about an inch below the grass.

Al was relieved to have the ring back on his finger, his wife also was surprised we were able to find it … and even in the rain! We quickly returned home to watch Bucky play a heck of a game, but came up short in the end.

Thanks for the reward Al and so glad we were able to get that ring back on your finger.

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Newspaper Article – The Man Who Finds Lost Rings

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070

Very nice article run in the Wisconsin State Journal about a recent find, as well as some other past finds.

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White gold wedding band found in Denver, Colorado

from Denver (Colorado, United States)

On December 13th David and his wife had a small gathering of friends at their house, one of their friends brought their dog. David being the kind of guy he is, didn’t want the dog to be left alone in the back yard so he spent some time playing with the dog. While playing with the pup David noticed that his wedding band was missing and he went back inside to see if it was there, no luck. The whole of the party then went into the back yard and searched for David’s missing ring, no luck again. Photos from earlier in the day show that David had the ring on so the window of opportunity for the rings loss were narrow. David spent several hours over the next few weeks searching the back yard. Due to snow fall and the holiday season the search for David’s ring had to take a back seat till warmer weather.

On January 16th David found my profile on TheRingFinders.com and he contacted me about searching for his ring. We set up a date and time for me to conduct the search of Sunday the 18th at 10:00AM. Upon arrival at their home David took me to the back yard and gave me a run down of the events. My search area was the side yard which was pretty small and the back yard a nice size yard for an older home. I knew the search wouldn’t take too long as the yard wasn’t expansive. I pulled out my V3i and prepared it for the search, upon starting the machine I could hear all kinds of electrical inference from the overhead power, phone and cable lines. Luckily I had my trust old MXT with me as well so I prepared that machine for the search. After a few potential targets that turned out to be pulltabs my MXT let out a signal that was truly different than any of the others, the pinpoint let me know it was a surface target. I pulled back the grass and there sat a pretty silver colored ring. I pulled the ring from it’s hiding place and hollered for David. He was quite happy to get his ring back and was quite surprised at the speed of recovery, this search lasted less than 5 minutes. David mentioned that this recovery saved him 50 or so years of grief from his wife. We talked a bit, shot some photos and I was on my way home by 10:30. It was a great way to start off a Sunday.

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Lost Rings /Ermineskin South Edmonton

from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-780-497-2118

Received a call this morning @ 9:00 am from Blake he said that he had lost his gold ring last night while trimming a spruce tree in a yard and the yard had four inches of snow on the ground Then he tells me he used a metal detector to try and locate his ring with no luck, I believe the detector he was using was a old Radio Shack analog type he then used another gold ring to try and find the one he had lost with no luck and his detector could not pick either one so I had to find Two gold rings,

Told Blake I would be there within the hour, I meet up with Blake at the yard and within five minutes found both rings, another happy client thanks Blake

 

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Wedding Ring found in West Chester, PA!

from Downingtown (Pennsylvania, United States)
Contact: 1-717-314-2078

Meg contacted me via email and explained that her husband had lost his wedding ring some time on their 28th wedding anniversary. They both thought that it might have been lost shopping at a store parking lot. They did a search and also came back early in the morning when the lot was empty. I knew that the chances of a recovery in a parking lot – with so much foot traffic – are extremely low. During the email exchanges, there was a point where Meg was not sure if it was worth the bother to have me look, but I really wanted to give it a shot.

We photo2editmade arrangements and I met them the next day after my day job. Dan showed me around the yard and mentioned where he had worked setting up for the outdoor gathering. As we walked around the backyard, the search area proceeded to get larger and larger, I knew in the back of my mind that I will have to come back to finish the search, as it was going to be dark in two hours.

Dan also explained that he ALWAYS wears this ring. He mentioned that he might have taken it off a total of 3 minutes in the past 28 years. He also stated that it was always a little loose and that he had lost some weight recently. That, along with the cooler weather, is a recipe for a call to the ring finders.  🙂

I started my grid pattern closest to the house and hit the area where I thought Dan was working the most and had the most foot traffic. Near the end of my first lane Dan had stacked was a small pile of firewood for their fire pit. I stepped over the logs and was in a hurry to finish my lane and start a new one back, when something made me stop and take a step back and re-scan the area I hurried over. And I again moved on in a hurry, but heard a very faint, yet good tone. I went back and found my signal … it was nothing special, but I checked it with my pro pointer anyways and low and behold, wedged underneath a patch of grass was a gold ring. I was in total disbelief and a little shocked at the quick recovery. photo3edit

I really had low expectations for this search; I was mentally prepared for hours of searching and a return trip the following day. And then BAM – success! I was so happy to see Meg and Dan happy, as they might have also written it off as lost in the back of their minds. I think that Meg was as surprised at the find as I was, as she ran out in jubilation and gave me a big hug! It really is moments like these that are the true rewards for me as a member of the Ring Finders Network! Thanks for the generous reward Meg and Dan. (and get that ring resized)