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

  • from Greenville County (South Carolina, United States)

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.)

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

  • from Greenville County (South Carolina, United States)

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.

New ring finding service is now in Greenville, SC

  • from Greenville County (South Carolina, United States)

Hi, My name is Jason Bontrager and I am supplying a new service to Greenville, SC. The service is finding rings or jewelry or lost metal items that are valuable or sentimental to you.I use a top of the line metal detector to do this.

What kind of items can I find ?

Rings, watches, keys, coins, gold chains, bracelets,and anything that is made out of metal.

I work on a reward basis.

I enjoy helping people, so if you need help finding that special item that’s missing give me a call.

Go to to find out more info.

After 18 years……..Lost ring is found..!!

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

This was a very special search for me.

Most of the searches I conduct for people are for jewelry items that are recently lost,……this story is very different.


Last week I received a call from Jodie, a vey nice lady from Richmond Hill ,Ontario.

A friend of Jodie’s had read an article on me in the Toronto Star newspaper the week before, and called Jodie to tell her the story.

Jodie’s friend knew that she had lost a ring 18 years ago and assumed it was lost forever.

Thats when I got the call.

Jodie briefly told me that the ring was lost when her son was eight years old and fell into the water of a private lake in the winter time.

She had to pull him from the water and then began to rush him back to the house, but stopped briefly to sit him onto a wooden fence to help him with his jacket. She remembers quickly removing her freezing hands from her gloves to assist him before  taking him up to the house to get warm.

Later that night she noticed that her engagement ring was no longer on her finger. They searched for the ring and at one point rented a metal detector to no avail. She then assumed the ring was gone for good for the last 18 years……..

Well, I met with Jodie and her daughter Tara this afternoon at an absolutely gorgeous, and very large property on a private lake.

After getting all my gear from the car, we trekked down to the lake and Jodie re-enacted the events of that day so long ago.

I then asked her a ton of questions then began my search.

I had to stop several times just to knock down tall grass and weeds that were three feet high just so I could swing my detector.

After about two hours into the search, Jodie went back to the house while Tara stayed with me.

I then had to crush down and pull more weeds in a certain area and once it was flat enough, I began to scan again.

Then, that signal, that signal that had been waiting to be heard for 18 years called out loud and clear in my headphones.

I know that sound,  that special sound of a ring,and my heart started to race. I took out my pinpointer, pried up about an inch of soil and caught a glint of gold, then I saw the diamond, a dirty diamond, but……. We had it…!!!!

After sleeping under the stars for 18 years, the ring would find it’s way back to Jodie’s finger.

I called to Tara and showed her the ring. She then went and got Jodie.

Jodie’s reaction was priceless when she first saw the ring. She was overjoyed..!!

Tara then cleaned up the ring, and it looks as good as new.

I’m so happy you have your ring back Jodie…!!  It was a thrill for me to find it. Also, it was a pleasure to meet you and Tara and to spend some time on your beautiful property.

I hope you enjoy your ring for years to come….!!!


Take care,

Mark Ellis