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Lost Ring in Westville Oklahoma

from Broken Arrow (Oklahoma, United States)
Contact: 1-918-724-4184

Recieved a text from our friend in Westville Oklahhoma.. She said her son lost his class ring feeding the cows up in the hills… I said ok I will bring my metal detector.. When I got there I asked james were he lost it at.. He said across the creek on the hill.. We first went to another place he thought he mite have lost it.. No luck at the first place.. Went to the second area he thought was the hill he lost it on and starting searching.. He told me on the way to the second spot they put a marker, pile of rocks were he felt it come off. . First thirty minutes had gone buy and James was saying I don’t think we’re going to find it.. Went back to top of hill and was have way down when I happened to glance over to my right.. I saw something shining.. I said there’s no dew left. I went over did a sweep with my detector and hiding under a patch of grass was his ring.. I said is this your ring.. When james told me about the piles of rocks I said we will stay close to the rocks.. Looked up before we left and the pile of rocks was about 15 feet from the ring..

 

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Lost Wedding Band in Lafayette Louisiana – Found

from Lafayette (Louisiana, United States)
Contact: 1-337-280-3077

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We received a call from Kevin on January 3, 2016, Sunday evening. He had lost his wedding ring while taking Christmas lights down. The ring was very large and has 5 diamonds in it. Kevin was upset about the loss, but even more so because the diamonds were from him Mom. Kevin lives only about 6 miles away, but it was late so we made plans for Monday morning. Sid and Kevin both had to work, but Carrie met up with Kevin’s wife Kathryn to start the hunt. Kathryn showed me where the lights had been and the area where Kevin had rolled up and boxed the lights. Kevin had also blown the leaves in the yard and around the sidewalk and driveway area. The search area may need to be expanded. Our son James was off work so he said he would help. James has never used a metal detector before. After talking with Kathryn, I set James up with Sid’s detector and pin pointer to work around the driveway area. I went hunt in the front yard. I was checking the flower bed around where the lights had been in the bushes, but decided to check the yard area where he rolled up the lights first. Then would come back to the flower beds. Well, I turned around, took about one step and there I heard it, the sound of gold! I looked down and there it was laying on top of the grass, in plain sight. Only took a couple of minutes to end the search. I knocked on the door, and needless to say Kathryn was shocked that it was found so quickly!

Thanks to Kathryn and Kevin for the nice reward.

PS: James found his first pull tab!

Lost Diamond ring in Chuluota lake, Florida….Found!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

Sunday morning I received an e-mail from Sonya asking if there was any possible way I could help her find her Diamond Pave wedding ring.  Apparently on Saturday she was helping put the boats into the dock area when all of a sudden her ring slipped off of her finger and dropped straight down into the murky water.  Without  hesitation Sonya jumped right in and immediately started to feel around for her ring. The bottom was full of small one inch size clam shells and sticks and such making it impossible to find her ring.  She tried using a mask and underwater lights but still could not locate her precious ring.

I assured Sonya that her ring was there and that the chances of finding it were very, very good!  So after church with my family and a quick lunch I drove out to meet Sonya and her family.  As she showed me the exact area where the ring fell into the water I slipped my scuba boots on and with my scoop and Tiger Shark in hand I lowered myself into the water.  The first couple of targets were elusive as the bottom was very uneven and loaded with small clam shells and debris.  My Tesoro Tiger Shark sounded off on a wrench, some assorted nuts and bolts and the occasional nail.  At this point I figured it was a matter of simply eliminating all the targets in the 6 foot area and sooner or later I would find her ring.  And sure enough after 15 minutes of cleaning the area out–there in the scoop was Sonya’s ring!  The joy mixed with relief was obvious on Sonya’s face as she immediately slid the ring back on her finger where it belonged.

It truly was my honor and my privilege to help you Sonya and thank you so much for your generous reward.

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Mike McInroe, thankful member of theringfinders.com

Lost Ring – Never Give Up Hope, Ring Found 3 Years Later

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

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Recently, we were featured in an article 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). After the article ran, I was contacted by about a dozen people who had lost their wedding ring between 1 and 8 years ago. This was awesome, because a lot of time people just give up looking for their ring. If you have a good idea on where and how you lost your ring, there is probably a pretty good chance it is still there. One of the couples who contacted me was Heather and Ron and this is their ring story.

Three years ago, Heather was preparing for an Easter Egg hunt in her backyard. The weather was just starting to warm up, so she decided it would be nice to have the hunt outside. She first wanted to clean up the dead leaves that were around her shrubs and in her planting beds from the past fall. Heather’s lot backed up to a wooded area, which was a convenient place to throw leaves and other yard waste. It was here that Heather tossed the leaves from her yard.

The next day, she was busy preparing for Easter dinner, when suddenly she realized that her wedding ring of 19 years was missing. She had been so busy getting ready for company that she didn’t focus on the fact that her ring was not on her finger. She felt absolutely sick, but hoped that it would show up. Days passed, but still not ring. She wondered if she had lost it in the house or maybe it fell down the drain? Ron, Heather’s husband, inspected all the traps under the sinks in the house. No ring. Time went on, but still no ring.

Heather thought back to the day she lost it and remembered that the day prior, she was in the backyard raking and cleaning the leaves. She also remembered that she was not wearing any gloves while working in the backyard, and there was a chance the ring could have fallen off while scooping up or tossing the leaves in the woods. They searched the areas she was working, but did not find anything. It’s amazing how a ring can quickly disappear from sight. After about a year of searching and wondering, Heather gave up – accepting the fact that she’d never see her ring again. They went to the jewelry store and picked out a new ring to replace the one missing from her finger.

Fast forward 3 years, and Ron was reading the Sunday paper one winter day. He showed Heather an article about some local “Ring Finders” who had helped others find their lost rings in the area. Ron called me the next day and told me their story. I said we could help, but needed to wait till Spring when the snow had melted and the ground thawed. This past weekend, I happened to be visiting an old family friend on the same side of Madison that Heather and Ron lived. I called Ron and setup a time to come out and take a look.

When we pulled up, we were greeted by Ellie, the family dog. Kylie, my daughter, enjoyed playing with Ellie … and I think Ellie enjoyed playing with Kylie too. Carter, my son, and I immediately started the search. We first scanned the planting area where Heather was working in 3 years ago. Amazingly, we found nothing. Typically around the perimeter of the house, we find a fair amount of junk left over from building projects or a recent roofing job – but there was nothing (which is awesome). So, we moved to the area where Heather had tossed the leaves. Almost immediately, we got a good strong and consistent signal. Carter scratched away the soil and we could quickly see the edge of a ring start to appear. The ring had been lost for 3 years, and after only about 5 mins we had found it!

I called Heather back out and distracted her with a “question”, when she turned around, she saw me holding up her ring.  She was shocked.  I don’t think she would ever had guessed that we would find her ring that quickly. After a couple of seconds, she let out a loud scream and jumped up and down with joy. This is my favorite part of Ring Hunting … the reveal. I love the reaction and expressions on people’s faces when we pull something out of the ground, that just seconds earlier, had been lost forever.

Thank you Ron and Heather for the generous reward. We will donate a portion of the reward to Carter and Kylie’s school, as we do with all rewards. We will then use the remainder to purchase some additional “test rings”. We have a couple of rings that we’ve found and have not been able to return. These prove very valuable when first starting a hunt. If we can get a similar ring and drop it in the same environment, it helps us tune our machines and focus on what signals to look for.

Remember, even if it’s been years – there is still hope that your ring can be found.

Every ring has a story, what’s yours?

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Engagement Ring Lost in Sand .. Newport Beach, CA. .. Found

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136

March 26, 2015 … Thursday

I had a ring search earlier in the day at a park. When I got home to rest up I got a call from the same people telling me that they found the 2 platinum and diamond rings in their sofa. Five minutes later I got a call from Jessica who was at Newport Beach which is 4 miles away from my location. Jessica sounded very distressed that her rose gold engagement ring was lost in the sand. She had placed it in her beach bag for safe keeping. When she went to take towel out of the bag the ring went into the super soft fine sand.
Traffic and parking was a bit of a problem but I was able to meet her within a half hour. I asked them to stay in the area they lost the ring. They had the whole area staked out with towels and other beach items. I asked her what type of metal it was and if it was small or large. It took a few minutes to find it. I was surprised that it was such a broken signal. Rose Gold is an alloy and it was very petite which made it harder to detect. I know that this part of the beach will be sifted first thing every morning by the dreaded beach cleaning machines. If she waited a day to call me the ring would have been lost forever.
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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)

Wedding Ring found in Glenn Mills, PA!

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

Received an email from Tracey requesting my services. Her husband had lost his ring playing ball in the backyard; as much as they searched, they could not find it. I made plans to look for it on Saturday, but rains kept me away until Sunday morning.

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When I arrived Robert and his enthusiastic dog met me at the front door. After a quick chat, he showed me where he had lost his ring. Robert was pitching a rugby ball around with his kids, when he felt the ring fly off, unfortunately he did not see which direction it went.

After searching the most obvious area, I expanded my grid pattern to include the area behind where Robert was standing. My second search lane produced a good hit – and there it was! Hidden under the long grass I saw the gold and diamonds sparkle as the sunlight hit it.

It was a nice ring, Tracey and Robert were happy to have it back … now time for breakfast!

RM

Metal Detecting East Matunuck State Beach for Lost Engagement Ring & Wedding Band

from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)
Contact: 1-252-775-1307
Found Platinum Engagement Ring with Diamond & Platinum Wedding Band with Multiple Diamonds

Found Platinum Engagement Ring with Diamond & Platinum Wedding Band with Multiple Diamonds

After a day at the beach, I got home to realize I had lost my engagement and wedding ring. I rushed back the next morning in hopes of finding someone metal detecting, and eventually found one in the area to rent.  I searched for 4 hours to no avail.  My husband and I went back a few days later, renting the metal detector and searching for 4-5 hours again.  And again coming home empty handed.

Losing jewelry is a horrible feeling…and that feeling is amplified by a 1000 when they are wedding rings. No amount of insurance money would bring back MY rings.

I had seen advertisements online for the Ring Finders, but I was hesitant to contact them. I had my doubts about identifying the location of my ring for them to find.  But after two unsuccessful trips, I figured there was a 50/50 shot they would return them and I took the odds.

I emailed Keith around 6:30 on a Saturday night, and had an email back within an hour that he would be calling in the morning. He called as promised and agreed to meet my husband back at the beach in around an hour.  My hesitation was beginning to ease!

We showed him the area where we believed the rings had been lost – the area we searched over and over with our rented detector – and he found them in less than 20 minutes.

Obviously the successful result speaks for itself! We could not be happier with our decision to reach out to Keith and are beyond thrilled that he was able to locate the lost rings.  In talking with Keith afterwards I found out that he does survival and search/rescue training for his career and he certainly takes that professionalism and determination over into this field.  I highly recommend Keith searching for anything of major importance.

 

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Lost Ring in Garden, Don’t Waste your Time Renting a Metal Dectector – Call a Ring Finder! – Madison, WI

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

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I took a day off from work to take care of several errands around town that had piled up, so I was driving a lot, stopping in several businesses, and crossing many parking lots.  Later in the day, I worked in my yard, weeding and cutting back branches with my pruners.  I usually wear gloves when I’m gardening, but I didn’t think I’d be out for very long that afternoon, so I skipped the gloves.  (Never again!)

Among other things, I inherited crooked little fingers and big knuckles from my father.  I’m also left-handed, and my sister had given me some left-handed pruners.  The big knuckles mean that my wedding ring has had several modifications to make it fit my finger right, with the last being hinges on the sides and a clasp on the palm side of the ring.

After I had done more gardening than I planned, I had another errand to run, and when I looked at my left hand on the steering wheel, my stomach dropped about a foot when I realized my wedding ring was gone and I had no idea when – or where – I had lost it.  Because I’m usually pretty aware of it, I thought I must have lost it in the garden – but where?  I was all over the yard and it could be anywhere – in the mulch, in the dirt, in the grass, in the overcrowded hostas, in the birdfeed bin – anywhere.

When I got home, my husband and I started to search, but it was getting dark, so we decided to try again later.  On my next day off, I checked with the places that I had visited on the Thursday that I lost the ring, but no one had seen it.  I still suspected it was in the yard, but I still didn’t know specifically where.

My husband kept up the search over the next several days, and I borrowed a metal detector from someone who answered my plea on our neighborhood message board.  But I quickly realized that I did not have the skill (or the time to learn the skill) to use it effectively.  Dan later told me that this is common when people rent a metal detector.  Feeling more and more discouraged, I checked the Lost and Found listing on Craigslist, where a title jumped out at me: “Lost Ring?”

That listing led me to the www.TheRingFinders.com website and to Dan Roekle, who I contacted. After coordinating our busy schedules, he and his son Carter came over on a Saturday afternoon.  I showed them the two specific places in the yard that I thought were the most likely places where my ring was likely to be.  Dan commented on the large number of pieces of metal that he was getting hits on, mostly from the roof replacement that we had a few years back.  He showed me one of the pieces and then he continued his search.  A few minutes later, he came back to where I was and with a totally straight face, said “Sometimes we find other things, too” and opened his hand.  There was my ring!  He had found it in the middle of the leaves of a hosta plant – the perfect place to hide.  The grin on my face still hasn’t gone away!

And there’s one more thing my father gave me – he was a clergyman who married my husband and me, so part of the service was blessing our rings.  He died seven years ago, and knowing that I have back the ring that he blessed, means more to me than I had ever thought it would.  Thank you so much, Dan and Carter!

Faith

 

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Newspaper Article – All’s Well that Ends Well – Webb Lake Lost Ring Search

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

Another publication in a local paper, the Burnett County Sentinel.  They wrote up a nice article about our Webb Lake lost ring find.  Click on the link below for the complete article.

http://www.presspubs.com/burnett/news/article_4346a47e-338a-11e4-8715-0019bb2963f4.html

 

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