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Cahoon Hollow, Wellfleet Mass Handed Down Lost 14 K Gold Engagement Ring / Wedding Band

Kiera called me yesterday, with a little doubt in her voice, about a ring that was lost by her sister in the surf.  Kiera’s sister Julia had just lost her engagement ring at the beachcomber, at Cahoon Hollow Beach, in Wellfleet, MA she said it was down in the surf where she was dragged out over the rocks, she got swept up, and pummeled in the current, and suddenly realized her ring was gone. They looked for over an hour as the surf was crashing them all over the area. Frantically they were not sure where to turn. Kiera said that the Lifeguard had mentioned that there were a couple of local guys that have found rings there in the past, that she should try them. Sure enough she googled Lost Ring and Richard Browne and My name showed up. Kiera wasted no time and got in touch with me through texting. I immediately called her back, I had her send as many pictures with reference points as possible. She said it was strait down from the sign in the picture, and in knee deep water.

Luck was on her side the next day, the water was not crashing as it was the day of loosing it, and the wind was off shore. Rick & myself got there about an hour before the low tide, 15 seconds into the hunt, I found the beautiful double welded ring, I put it in my pouch for safe keeping till Julia showed up. Needless to say we were all smiles when they showed up, she was very happy to hear that we were successful in recovering it for her. It was a ring that was passed down through a couple of generations. No words can express their heartfelt Thank You. Another great recovery for The Ring Finders.   Julia & Leighton

Leighton, Kiera, & Julia

Kiera & Julia

 

 

Never Ever Give Up ! Falmouth, Cape Cod Mass Engagement Ring

White Gold Engagement Ring

Two weeks ago Rick got a call from Jill, we got together the very early next morning. There was a Hurricane coming that next evening, and time wasn’t on our side. Together we do searches, for quite a few people each year. we really wanted to get this one back to the owner fast, she was newly engaged. This Engagement Ring is very sentimental to Jill. Well after chatting with Jill about where it was lost, and how deep of water, and being hit by a wave, she swore it was just rite there in shallow water on the slope. After 6 hours of search time between both of us, we finally gave in to the thought of it not being found that day… Maybe after the storm? We had also had thoughts of someone else finding it the night before, we had seen some scoop areas on the beach. We had also found out it was posted on local media. Was it found already?

The Ring Finders

Jill & Leighton

10K White Gold Ring

Rick called me last night two weeks had passed, Rick said lets give it another chance. Success today? Rick and I went rite down to the same spot where we were told it was lost two weeks earlier…. Nothing again after an hour. I said this is crazy, so I wandered over the other side of the Jetty, and as soon as I got into the water,  50 feet down the beach, and knee deep just as Jill said, one lonely signal and there in my scoop it shined like it was lost an hour ago. Wow I couldn’t believe it myself. I went back over  to Rick, yelled Game Over! He said what? I repeated it multiple times till he came out of the water, he looked down at my Caribiner. He said I cant believe you found it way over there… I chuckled, and said it was exactly where Jill said it wasn’t… LOL    After getting back to the truck we called Jill, and I told her I may have something that belonged to her, she asked if I had it… I said yes I believe so, and said can you meet us at the beach. Her reply was I’m on my way, see you in fifteen minutes. As you can imagine, she just couldn’t believe it until it was back on her finger. Sometimes, a Margarita girls night out can make you forget exactly where it was when you last seen it… Bottom line is that it’s back home where it belongs… Congratulations Jill

Lost Wedding Band Over The Fence Dennis / Yarmouth Cape Cod Mass

Cape Cod Ring Finders

Leighton Harrington & Richard Browne

On Saturday 8/14/2021 Richard Browne and I were out looking for a wedding band and returned it successfully to its owner. When we returned, we had another call to go out on, and it was a lost wedding band that the woman had on her finger since 1965. Very sentimental as one could expect. It was lost while playing ball in the back yard with her Grandson the day before. Rick & myself got there to be greeted by Roberto, His Wife Jaclyn and Ryan, who was there while it was lost. Ryan a small Pirate in his own special way, was very enthused, and very into metal detecting helped out with the search. After about 45 minutes, and all of us on our hands and knees with pin pointers searching the flower beds, I had the notion to check over the other side of the fence, hey you never know rite? Maybe she throws harder than we think. Luck would be in our favor, low and behold the ring was rite on top of the grass, and on the other side of the fence… Another great save and one for the Ring Finders. A great three ring return day yesterday. What a great feeling to tell someone that we have it in our hands and we can’t wait to get it back.

Lost Gold 18k Tiffany chain and Charm Truro Cape Cod Mass

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Rick Browne of the Ring Finders called early and asked if I wanted to help him locate a Gold Chain lost in dry sand the day before. I jumped at the opportunity to help out. We arrived and found Alec at the parking lot waiting for us and we followed him to the area.  I asked Lindy his young daughter to stand where she thought she may have lost it, and upon my very first swing with my detector, I got a very familiar tone.  5 second hunt literally, Rick barely had time to turn his on.  It’s all in fun, this is what makes our hobby a great one. Returns of this nature are very special. This young lady will always remember this I’m sure.  I asked if she will wear it to the beach ever again. Lindy’s reply was NO.

Diamond and Gold Ring Returned TRF Celina, Ohio

  • from Celina (Ohio, United States)

This time of year in Ohio as the seasons change and the leaves start to turn, people are doing last minute tree trimming, yard work and clearing of brush. Sometimes with the cooler temperatures the rings fit a little looser.

 
This was the case with a gentleman from Allen County. He contacted me Saturday night (10/17/20) to tell me that while he was cutting some limbs out of some pine trees and pulling saplings the night before,he and a friend were feeling rushed as darkness approached. Apparently with the cooler temperatures his ring had slipped off. They looked for it for a short time and the gentleman returned the next day with two friends to continue the search. By that point the yard had been mowed and even with the freshly cut grass they could not find the ring .  after dropping another ring in the grass to see if he could find that ring he noticed how quickly it was covered. He quickly picked the second ring back up but this also concerned him. If the grass is hiding the ring how do I find it?  He and his friends checked the limbs that they had cut out of the pine tree as well as the brush they had picked up before cutting it down into smaller pieces and putting it in a dumpster. They then headed back to the respective homes while the gentleman reviewed his possible options.  Do I give up on the ring?… Do I try to purchase a metal detector and see if I can find it myself?  He started to check Google and that’s when he ran across me on TheRingfinders.com which is also about the same time his friend contacted him with the same information. He grabbed his phone and gave me a call to see if I could possibly help him with his dilemma.

Hunting was tough in the area but we still got it done.

When I answered the phone he had explained to me what the situation was, what had happened and what he had lost. Normally, he removes his rings when he does this sort of work but he did not on this occasion and was not very happy with himself that such a thing had been allowed to happen. He mentioned that he was a big believer in karma and thought that since he as well as his friend had found my information at basically the same time that it was karma telling him to give me a try.
 
After many questions for him about the area it was lost in, the conditions it was lost under, what the ring looked like including the composition of the Ring and any other identifying marks I told him I thought I could help. He was of course very happy to hear this. He was very accommodating to make his schedule meet up with mine and we made plans to meet up the next afternoon at a restaurant in his area to follow him to the location where the ring had been lost.
 
My wife and I made the trip the next afternoon to meet up with the gentleman who was an absolute pleasure to meet. He had been very thoughtful in writing down directions to the location even though we were going to follow him just in case we got lost. He had even called me when we were on our way to let us know it was raining in the area we were traveling to period he was concerned that that may affect my equipment and if we needed to we could back it up an hour or so for the rain to pass. I had told him we were on the road and would see him soon. The rain was no worry since I was bringing a waterproof machine.

Hunting was tough in the area but we still got it done.

After meeting at the restaurant and following him to the location where the ring was lost I had him explain the conditions again in which the ring was lost under and show me the area that he believed it to be in.  As I grabbed my detector I dumped my pouch into a bucket to show him there was nothing in the pouch. I have recently begun doing this as much for my protection as the person I am searching for their lost item. After showing the pouch was empty I told him that once I was done I would again empty the pouch so that he could see anything that was in it.
Turning on the detector I headed for the trees. I felt I should clear that area first and then start covering the grass between the trees and the pavement where they had been working. Just a few short feet into the trees the brush became fairly thick. I explained to him I was going to remove any surface signals that may mask the item. Next thing you know the brush is thick enough I am on my hands and knees and a detector is almost useless at this point. I’m crawling around on twigs, pine needles and pine cones picking up surface trash and other metal targets on the surface with a pin pointer to clear the area. I found many trash targets as well as some glass bottles. I also found a Lincoln penny while crawling around on the ground . Then I got a signal and brushed the pine cones out of the way and saw the bottom of a gold band. I knew right away this must be the ring . As I rolled it over in my hand to see the stone there was no doubt it was the item I was looking for. The item I had been looking for was a gold band with a 1.25 to 1.5 carat diamond.
 
After about 30 minutes, my pouch was full. I started out of the trees to try and get rid of some of the trash. I handed him two bottles that he promptly took over to the dumpster to dispose of while I started dumping my pouch into the bucket. Showing him all the trash that had been found he walked over to his truck to get a trash bag to put it in to properly dispose of it. When he returned from his truck I held out my hand to show him the Lincoln penny that I had found in the trees. He glanced at it and said that it was just a penny and I could keep it if I wanted. I told him I had ran across the penny and stuck it in my pocket because that’s not what I was there to find. I was there to find a ring
  He agreed that yes, he was hoping I could return his ring to him. I sat the penny down on the back of the truck and as he started to pick up the trash again, I mentioned to him that I had also found this laying on the ground in the trees and held out my hand to present him with his lost ring. He was both very surprised and very happy! He then asked me if he could possibly have the penny that I had showed him due to the fact that it could be a Good luck Penny, since I found his ring right after that . I of course promptly complied and told him with a smile yes! You can have the penny as well.
I asked him to tell me a bit about the ring, if he would. He mentioned that he had bought the diamond around 40 years ago and shortly after that bought the setting and band for it. He had managed to keep it all these years until that cool October Friday night and less than 48 hours after being lost we were able to return it promptly back to its rightful owner.
I can understand why he was hoping to get his ring returned. It is definitely a very nice looking ring and one to be proud of for a return . As a side note, due to the situation that we are in currently with Covid-19 even though the picture does not show it due to the masks we were both smiling and very happy in this picture. I was happy to be a part of this great return and the gentleman was certainly very thankful and happy to have his ring back in such a short amount of time.

A happy return. (10/18/20)

Covid-19 couldn’t kill this great return!  Good people do good things to help others… Karma does shine through!
After getting some photos we said our goodbyes and wished each other the best. Once I got home I received this message from him.

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Anniversary Tugsten Band Hyannis Mass

Leighton & Brian

Tungsten Band

Tungsten Band

Rick & Brian

Rick Browne from the Ring Finders gave me a text earlier this morning and asked if I were up for another hunt, I said of course I am in, Lets do it. We met up today at the Beach location where the Tungsten Wedding Band was lost the day before by Brian. Brian met us there and we all went over where and how he thought he lost it. We marked out an area on the beach, where he was building sand castles with his son, and where it may have dropped off into the waters edge. Rick went one way, and I the other, on the dry sand at first. Twenty five minutes later we still had no ring. I chatted about it with Brian again, and he said maybe it fell while he swam a bit further out, I checked out there too, still nothing. I then went outside the lines that he had made for us, and as I was searching, I mentioned to Brian if and when I find it, most likely it will be rite on top. I took two steps and got a nice loud target, moved my coil off of it, and looked into the two foot clear water, and I could see it, there it was just sitting on top just as I said it would be,  I called Brian over to witness it, and Rick joined in to.  Another successful hunt by Rick and myself. Brian’s Anniversary is this coming Monday. Congratulations Brian,  and Happy Anniversary. Leighton

3.5 Carrot Diamond In the Rocky Surf Duxbury Beach, Mass

Diamond Ring

Rock & Diamon just after recovery

3.5 Carrot Diamond 18K Gold Ring

Got another call from Rick Browne yesterday afternoon, saying that there was a lost diamond engagement ring on the beach, he wanted to know if I wanted to try for it. I Immediately said of course. Off I went in just a half hour we met, loaded up. and started to drive to the beach up north, to meet up with Rock, the husband of Angela, who had lost the ring when she had tripped and fell on some rocks at the beach a few days earlier. When we got there, Rock was so appreciative that we had answered him so fast, and met him within an hour and a half. I asked him how, when, and where it had fallen off of Angela’s finger.  He went over the story of how precious this ring really was, and that he had a choice over a Porsche or a Diamond Ring for then his bride to be over 25 years ago. He chose the ring. So we needed to get it back to Rock & Angela if we could. Rick and I went rite behind Rock and watched as he was very optimistic, and wasn’t sure how we were going to make this unfold. I told him no promises but we will give it our best shot. Lets face it, traveling 40 miles to put a 10 inch coil over a half inch ring, that’s buried a foot deep by now is very slim at most to find. Low and behold, Rick made a pass down and I went left, first target was a brass nail, and as I turned around heading back up slope, I had a faint signal, and one foot down, out on top of the sand was the BIGGEST Diamond ( 3.5 Carrots ) I have ever seen, or recovered for someone. Let me tell you, I was actually shaking, although I tried to calm my self down, I just couldn’t, it actually made me shiver as I looked back at Rock, I winked, and gave him the thumbs up, he just couldn’t believe I had Angela’s ring in my hand. He actually ran to me. I yelled to Rick and said OK lets go take some pictures. LOL He just shook his head, and said man what a team we are. P.S. Rick never said how big it was,  Maybe that’s a good thing, or perhaps he didn’t know either. I may have been to pressured to find it, Congratulations to Rock & Angela for making what we do so much fun. Leighton

14 K Gold Heavy Band Yarmouth Cape Cod

Sun Ring

Rick Browne (Ring Finder) Gave me a call to help locate a wedding band, that was tossed by accident from a finger while out body surfing. It was lost close to shore, and close to his home, but almost a week had gone by before Pam had contacted us to search for it. So off I went to meet up with Rick, we spent a couple hours in the rough surf, and pouring rain, to no avail. Pam had to leave shortly and I think she had almost gave up on it, but before she did, i really thought i had it a couple of times, and called her over only to see aluminum in my scoop, I was getting discouraged also. So we decided to go back again early next morning, again two more hours and no ring. We knew it was there, but where? it must have gotten buried fast in the very heavy surf. We let it sit for a few more days. We had made plans to go out detecting on our own, but Rick said hey Leighton, let’s give it one more shot for the band. I agreed, and off we went. This time a different machine in both of our hands, and much less waves, my detector made that small grunt we all love to hear, thirty minutes into the hunt, was a beautiful heavy Gold, 14K wedding band inscribed with both Pam and Keith’s wedding date. Third time was a charm. Persistence paid off and never give up. Its there. you just need the conditions and have to go over it.

Ring Shell

Heavy Band

Leighton & Band after Recovery

Keith and his band

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Platinum Band Falmouth / Mashpee, Cape Cod Mass

Platinum Band Reflection of Leighton & Rick in band

Leighton & Charles

Platinum Band in Hand

Leighton ,Charles, & Rick

As Rick Browne (Ring Finder) and I were about to walk down on the beach, I got a call from Charles out of  Cape Cod, saying he didn’t want to call so early 6:30 am, but was in dire straights after losing his wedding band yesterday evening on the beach. I e-mailed him with my cell number ASAP. He then called, and I told him I would be there in less than two hours, to bare with us, as we were out on a beach searching for another ring at the moment. After finding and returning the first ring of the morning, Rick and I were off to meet Charles. He mentioned that there were quite a few people helping yesterday to find his Platinum Band to no avail… as we all walked down to the beach he had already marked off an area with beach chairs, but reminded us that he wasn’t sure if it was even there. It might be in the water too… Well first past got myself a dime… and second pass I asked Charles to come over here for a moment and to look into my scoop, and did the ring I just scooped up looked familiar ? He couldn’t believe it was there staring back at him… Less than 3 minutes into it, and a happy reunion… He later told us on the way back that its his Anniversary in Dec. and that the ring is under a year old… P.S. Charles please get that ring resized it’s a big big… Rick & I are glad to have been able to help you out today… Thank You for calling The Ring Finders today… Leighton

Wedding Band (Football Game)Dennis, Cape Cod Mass.

Rick Browne from the Ring Finders gave me a call late last night, and asked if I wanted to jump in on a ring find that was lost earlier in the day. Of course I said, what time, where, and can we go rite now? He laughed, and said let’s do it very early in the morning before the crowd shows up. I agreed… So in the early morning darkness, I was off and got to his house before he even opened up his garage door. Loaded up and off we went. When we got to the beach, Jay had not showed up there yet.  As we hung for a few minutes, Rick said lets go and see if we can get it before he gets here… We marked out the area that Jay had drawn out on the mapped area, where he new it flew from his finger when playing football the day before… Rick started to grid one way, and I the other… I literally took two swings and got a signal, stopped, and dug the ring… I looked over to Rick and said OK lets go… He laughed and said what a team… Ring in scoop and plenty of time to play till Jay and his daughter showed up… Rick met up with him before myself and gave him the great news… It’s so rewarding to hand back an item thought to be lost forever… P.S. Get that ring sized…    LOL

Wedding Band Returned

Emma & Dad (Jay)

Leighton (Jay)

Leighton (Jay) Rick