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Lost Wedding Band Found in Toronto..!!

from North York (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-905-492-2133

I had a call last night from Mehran about his lost wedding band in downtown Toronto.

Mehran had finished shovelling his driveway after a large snowstorm we had here, and then removed his gloves.



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He then started to brush some snow off his pant legs and then felt his white gold wedding band go flying.

Mehran heard his ring bounce off of something and it was gone.

After trying to locate the ring around his driveway with no luck, I got the call.

I was able to make it down to Mehran’s home this morning in Toronto, Saturday February 9, 2013 around 10:00am and then asked him a few more questions.

He told me that after he lost the ring, he shovelled a little more snow off of the walkway leading to the front door and had piled the snow up onto a large pile beside the driveway. I had a feeling it would be in this large pile.

After grabbing my gear and getting set up, I eliminated some snowy areas on the driveway and then started scanning the top of the large snow pile along the walkway and driveway.

After a minute or so I finally got the signal we were looking for.

I pinpointed the area and then used my pinpointer to find the exact location of the signal. After brushing about eight inches of snow off the top of the pile , Mehran’s ring came into view.


It appears that the ring must have been scooped up by the shovel and tossed on top of the pile last night.

This was a relatively fast search and the smile on Mehran’s face was great.

Thank you for the generous reward.

It was really nice to meet you today.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Lost Ring Found at Erin’s Snug Irish Pub, Madison WI

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


I typically look forward to getting calls from The Ring Finders directory for lost rings, lost keys, lost cell phones, you name it.  However, on this day I was a little hesitant to answer the phone.  You see, it was not just a typical WI winter day … it was -10 degrees below zero outside!  Brandon had lost his ring in the parking lot of Erin’s Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant in Madison, WI.   On the call, he explained that he was wiping the snow off his windshield wipers when he lost his ring.  He did not have any gloves on (what was he thinking!) and when he went to flick the snow off his hand … he ring flew off.  He knew right where it was, but after digging for awhile gave up.

Gold is extremely heavy, and when dropped into a snow bank, will drop pretty quickly to the bottom.  Even though Brandon saw the entry point, he could not find the lost ring in the 4 foot snow bank.  He searched on Google hoping to rent a metal detector the next day.  He entered a bunch of different phrases, “rent metal detector”, “metal detector rental” and “how to find my lost ring”.  Fortunately for him, he found The Ring Finders Page and my blog.  He said he couldn’t believe such a service even existed, and there was a member right in Madison.  He couldn’t believe it.  He also couldn’t believe that I was willing to head out that same day … the same day that it was -10 degrees below zero!

I brought my son along on the hunt, and after bundling up, we headed out.  We hunted in 5 min increments, because it was that cold.  I am a pretty tough guy when it comes to cold weather, but with temps -10 below zero, you don’t want to mess around.  We kept our van running to warm up.  The problem with hunting in a parking lot in the winter, is that all the junk from the parking lot is picked up by the snow plows and dropped right on the curb.  This is of course right where Brandon lost his ring.

My son and I are usually not quick to give up, we don’t like to leave a lost ring that we know is within reach.  However, did I mention it was cold.  We agreed to do one more 5 min search.  Good thing we did, because we got a strong signal on the metal detector … and pulled out Brandon’s ring.  We didn’t even look at it closely as we both ran to the van to warm up.  Our first stop was McDonald’s for some hot chocolate, then to Brandon’s house to return the ring.  He gave us a very generous reward for our hard work and an extra bonus seeing it was so cold.  He could not have been more appreciative for our hard work and for finding his lost wedding ring.

Remember, don’t rent a metal detector, rent a Ring Finder!


Tungsten Wedding Band Found..!! Uxbridge, Ontario.

from North York (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-905-492-2133


I had a call last night, Saturday January 5, 2013 from Dwayne about his lost tungsten wedding band.




Dwayne and his wife Mikelle were celebrating their five month wedding anniversary by taking photos in a conservation area in Uxbridge, Ontario. They are in the process of getting photos of themselves, Mikelle in her wedding dress and Dwayne in his suit in all four of our seasons.

Yesterday, they wanted their winter photos with snow on the ground in the conservation area, and Mikelle had put her jacket down on the snow getting ready to take their photos.

When the photos had been taken, Dwayne picked up Mikelle’s snowy jacket from the ground and started to shake the jacket and brush the snow off with his hands.

He later noticed that his wedding band was missing and knew it must have come off when he was brushing off the jacket earlier. They searched for a while in the area and when they didn’t find the ring, they went out and bought a metal detector to try their luck again.

After they had a look for the ring with the detector and not being able to find Dwayne’s ring, I got the call last night.

I was able to meet them this morning at the conservation area around 9:30am, and we hiked a bit into the woods on one of the paths to where they had taken the photos the day before.

As they knew exactly where they had been the previous day, it actually made the search area quite small.

We drew some grid lines in the snow and I started the search.

After a few trash targets and a rusty beer cap, I got the signal we were waiting for after about fifteen minutes.



I dug down a few inches in the snow after pin pointing the area and I could see Dwayne’s ring sitting on edge. I took a quick photo of this and then pulled his ring out where it went straight back onto his finger with a huge smile.



Really happy I could help out today, and I would like to thank you both for the nice reward. It’s greatly appreciated.

Thanks again.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

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Did you lose something special? Thinking of renting a metal detector?

from Greenville County (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-864-905-0297

HI my name is Jason Bontrager and I’m a member of The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service. You can rent a metal detector or you can just call me to find that lost item. I have the equipment to search on land or in shallow water, and have the experience to find that lost item . If you have any doubts or any questions visit our web site at . I live in Greenville County South Carolina but will go anywhere in the Upstate. (Liberty, Easley, Greer, Taylors, Pickens, Travelers Rest, and many more in the surrounding areas.)

Tungsten Ring Found…!! Oshawa, Ontario

from North York (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-905-492-2133

On Tuesday January 1, 2013  I had a call from Sarah about her fiance  Joe’s Tungsten ring that was lost at a dog park in Oshawa.

Sarah told me that she and Joe were walking her dogs in a large conservation area containing the dog park and at one point during their walk up a fairly steep hill in a wooded area, Joe had slipped on the snow covered hill and broke his fall with his hands.

After getting back to his feet, Joe started to shake the snow off his hands and the ring was flung off his finger and onto the wooded hill somewhere.

They both looked for the ring for quite some time and as it began to get dark, they packed it in for the night with no luck.

Sarah then found me online and called to see if I could help out.

I was able to make it to the conservation area today, Wednesday January 2, 2013  just after 2:oo pm.

After gathering my gear and getting a few more details, we hiked about five  minutes into the woods where Joe had slipped the previous day.




Once there, I could see where they had been digging around on the hill and decided to just do a quick scan of the area and hope to get lucky finding the ring. After about five minutes I decided that we were going to have to run grid lines up and down the hill just so we could cover every inch of the area.

Joe and Sarah were great in running my lines for me and saved us all a bunch of time.

After grid searching for an hour, Joe and Sarah were moving my lines again for me and as they were doing this I picked a random area on the hill and scanned around a little bit. I then got a really good signal and knew it was Joe’s ring right away.

I brushed aside a little bit of snow and Joe’s ring came into view.




I called out that the ring had been found and Joe and Sarah we’re obviously relieved and excited to see the ring where it was laying.

After getting a few photos, we packed up my gear and walked back towards our cars.

Joe and Sarah are a really nice young couple, and it was a pleasure to help them find the ring.

Thank you both for the nice reward and it was great to meet you.

Take care,

Mark Ellis


Platinum Wedding Band Found..!! Toronto,Ontario.

from North York (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-905-492-2133

On Sunday December 30, 2012, I had a call from James about his platinum wedding band that was lost on a toboggan hill.

He told me that he was with his wife and children at a park in downtown Toronto playing on the hill, and at one point he realized that his wedding band was missing.



I was able to make it down to the park about forty five minutes later where James gave me the rest of the story.

James told me that he had recently lost a bit of weight and that his ring was fitting very loosely.

He had been up and down the sled hill several times with his children and had to occasionally remove his gloves to adjust their clothing for them. James thought that on one of the times he had pulled his gloves off, the ring must have slipped off either on the hill itself or up at the top of the hill getting ready to slide down again.

I then gathered my gear from the car and James kindly helped me run my grid lines to speed up the search process.

After searching for quite some time on the hill and at the top, we took a quick break and then got ready to start moving the grid lines in the opposite direction we had been grid searching.

We laid down the grid lines again and as soon as I started in this new area, I got a really strong signal right away.

After pinpointing the area and moving a little bit of snow out of the way, James’s platinum ring popped into view.



I handed the ring to James and it went straight back on his finger with a big smile.

We got all my gear packed up and  then James left me with a very generous reward.

Thank you so much for the nice reward James. This really helps me to keep my service going and also lets me continue to do what I love to do.

It was a pleasure to meet you today and I’m really happy I was able to help out.

Happy New Year..!!

Take care,

Mark Ellis



Wedding Rings Found…. Toronto, Ontario.

from North York (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-905-492-2133

I had a call late last night , Friday December 28, 2012 from David about his wife Jen’s lost wedding rings.

Earlier in the day on Friday, Jen was playing with their children on the snow covered front lawn, and when Jen and the kids went back inside the house later, she noticed that both of her gold and diamond weddings rings were no longer on her finger.



Jen and David then spent a few hours looking through the snow on the front lawn, and at one point, began to sift the snow with some strainers they had in the house.

After looking for the rings until dark with no luck, David found me through the RIngFinders online.

We agreed to meet early this morning, and I was able to make it to David and Jen’s for 9:30 this morning.

David showed me what had been happening on the front lawn the day before and then I got my gear set up and began the search.

After about ten minutes, I got a really good signal and when I dug down an inch or so in the snow, the main gold and diamond ring was located.





I knew the other ring would be fairly close by.

After searching for another few minutes, the other gold and diamond ring was located a little deeper in the snow about 10 feet away from the first ring by a tree on the front lawn.



I had a feeling that the ring had been tossed that far away when they were sifting the snow and then throwing it towards the tree.After both rings were recovered safe and sound, I took a few pictures of the rings and David and then was invited into the house to meet with Jen.



Jen was obviously very happy and grateful to have her beautiful rings back.

It was a pleasure to help you find your rings, and I’d like to say thank you for the nice reward on a fairly quick search.

Thanks again, and enjoy the rest of the holidays.

Take care,

Mark Ellis



Wedding Band Found in Toronto..!!

from North York (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-905-492-2133

I took a call on Christmas Eve from Michelle about her husband Jordan’s lost wedding band that was lost the day before.

Michelle told me they live on a ravine lot, and that Jordan had been standing down on the slope leading down into the ravine at the back of their property.


Jordan had been throwing pieces of wood from the ravine up onto their backyard.

After throwing a particular piece of wood, Jordan felt, and saw his wedding band fly off his finger and onto the slope.

After looking with no luck until it got too dark, they called it a day.

Jordan spent hours looking for his ring on Christmas Eve, again with no luck and that’s when I got the call.

I was able to make it to their home just after noon and followed them onto the slope of the ravine so they could re-create what had happened the day before.

When they had finished telling me the story, I was going to go and get my gear from the car when,  my “crow eyes” kicked in and I just caught a glint of something shiny under a leaf on the hill.

After brushing the leaf aside, I could see a beautiful, large, white gold men’s wedding band sitting up on edge.

I picked up Jordan’s ring and held it up and said “I got it”.



They both looked at me like I was crazy until they saw the ring. We all had a good laugh it was found so quickly and I was on my way.

Sometimes we just get lucky I suppose.

I’m happy I could help you guys out on Christmas Eve.!!

Thank you for the nice reward on a quick find like this.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Lost Engagement Ring Found. Woodbridge, Ontario

from North York (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-905-492-2133

I had a call on Saturday December 15, 2012 from Becky about her lost engagement ring.

Becky told me that she had lost her ring earlier in the morning playing with her dog on her front lawn.
I was able to make it up to Woodbridge in the early afternoon to meet with Becky and her fiance Marco at their beautiful home.

Once at the house, Marco told me what had “really” happened to the ring.

It turns out that the young couple had a little bit of an argument that morning, and in a moment of haste, Marco threw Becky’s ring across the front lawn.

This is actually very common and certainly nothing to be embarrassed about. We all tend to fly off the handle sometimes, and don’t always make the best decisions in the heat of the moment.

However, I’m glad that Marco and Becky let me know what really happened as it definitely helped to figure out where the ring could possibly be on the large front lawn.

I had Marco recreate the throw a few times to get a general area of the search site and then started to run my grid lines.

Marco saved us both a lot of time by helping run my grid lines and after about forty minutes of searching, Becky’s ring was located under a leaf on the front lawn in the general area where the test throws were landing.

Becky’s ring is absolutely gorgeous and it was a pleasure to help them find it.

Thank you both so much for the very nice reward..!! It’s greatly appreciated.

Have a great Christmas..!!

Take care,

Mark Ellis



Lost platinum diamond ring FOUND in Piedmont, South Carolina near Powdersville

from Greenville County (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-864-905-0297

I met Jess yesterday after she called me earlier in the week to find her platinum diamond ring. She told me she had lost the ring while doing yard work. I could sense the desperation in her voice and I knew I had to do all I could to help her find the ring. After setting up a time over the phone I went to her beautiful home and spent several hours searching for the ring with no success. After another hour went by I decided to use my Pinpointer to more accurately search around her pool and the lattice around her deck, which were places I couldn’t reach with my detector. I asked Jess more questions about what she was doing when she noticed her ring was missing and while we were talking I could see around the decking where the lattice was a bit loose, so I asked her if I could pull it back to look underneath the deck. She agreed, so I got down and pulled the lattice back and reached my hand in to push away some vines and I saw a glint of metal. After moving more leaves and vines back I saw what we had been looking for! Low and behold, there was her diamond platinum ring.

It was such an emotional thing for me to give her the ring, but that didn’t hold a candle to the emotions that she felt, I’m sure. She overflowed with tears and gave me the biggest bear hug I’ve ever had! Wow!! It was worth all the frustration of the time it took to find the ring. So don’t give up until all the avenues have been exhausted and don’t lose hope.

This was my first search as a member of The Ring Finders and I hope to have many more successful stories to share.