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Lost ring Celina, Ohio

from Celina (Ohio, United States)
Contact: 1-419-305-9549
All terrain water and land

All terrain water and land

 

 

 

 

 

Hello!  My name is Josh Kimmel.  I recently joined The Ring Finders.  I am very involved with metal detecting and have a true passion for this hobby / lifestyle as well as a passion for recovering history in all of it’s forms.  My passion for metal detecting goes beyond just merely trying to find pieces of the past, I also have a passion for helping others locate those special lost items that they thought may have been lost forever.  That’s right!, I enjoying trying to help others find these items and strive to reunite people with their items.  Jewelry such as class rings, wedding bands, engagement rings, gold, silver, platinum and other rings and jewelry to keys and even property markers.  I have been asked to search for many different things and strive to do my best to locate them when possible.   One of my favorite returns was of a silver and platinum class ring that had been lost for approx. 31 years when I one day found it and tracked the owner down to return it to her within 2 weeks.  When people lose that precious, sentimental item it can be very distressing and I do what I can.  Each lost item is unique and has a story of it’s own.  When that item is lost by someone that story doesn’t have to end.    With a recovery that story can continue.

 

If you are in the Celina, OH or Grand Lake St. Mary’s area or even the Ohio counties of Mercer, Auglaize, Van Wert, Allen and other outlying areas I just may be able to help.  Why try to rent a metal detector or find a metal detector rental to try and locate your lost sentimental item or a particular metal item you would like found when you can contact a metal detector specialist that will use many years of experience as well as some of the best equipment to try and locate that item for you.  Forget renting the detector and get a detectorist!

 

My years of experience and the equipment I use enable me to find and locate many different metal items in all terrains.  Parks, private yards, school yards, tot lots, beaches, snow, water(up to 5ft deep), fields, woods, hillsides and anywhere else for that matter.  Rings, jewelry, property markers, cache hunting, property searches and so on I’m always trying to help people with my experience.  I even offer my services to Realtor s, Law enforcement, and insurace companies as well others and do what I can to help.

 

If you are in or around any of the above mentioned or surrounding areas of Ohio contact me and we can discuss the situation.

 

 

 

 

Captiva Island, Florida — Diamond Ring Recovery

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

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Laura Citron, a genuinely sweet gal from Atlanta GA was enjoying a charity auction outing with a former college roommate at South Seas Island Resort in Captiva Island, FL.  They were enjoying the unseasonably warm gulf waters when her cherished gold, platinum and diamond ring suddenly slipped off her finger in waist deep water.  Helpful resorters and three eager lads frantically searched for the ring for some time–all to no avail.  The sentimental and material loss, along with not knowing how her husband would react, for the moment, seemed more than she could bear.  She had also dropped her “scheduled insurance endorsement” for the ring on her homeowners policy two years previously.

Theringfinders.com now springs into action.  A helpful captain of a cruise boat found our website and gave Laura my phone number.  She gave me a call, but unfortunately my wife and I were unavailable for an immediate response for her desperate call for help.  Due to the late hour of the day, I then decided to call my in laws whom we live with and are associate ring finder hobbiests with my wife and I.  I passed on Laura’s contact information to them.  My in laws had friends visiting from Indiana and the four of them met Laura the next day at South Seas Island Resort to search for the ring.

Laura and her friend seemed to have a fairly accurate description as to where the ring was lost.   After 90 minutes of searching, the prospects of a successful recovery were starting to look grim having already searched over 200 feet of beach front in shoulder deep water.  However, after expanding the search another 20 foot northward in chest deep water, the Minelab Excaliber II gave that familiar sound every ring finder loves to hear! Bingo–another successful recovery.

By this time there was quite a little gathering of hopeful enthusiasts including some resort staff, awaiting the outcome of this intense search.  Needless to say, the reuniting of this ring with its rightful owner, brought tears, cheers, high fives and finally, a night of restful sleep.  Within minutes, this happy reunion via Facebook was announced to the world.  Although some in the crowd called this find “a miracle” it was actually the result of persistent grid searching in combination of having the right equipment for the task. image

Lost Wedding Ring in Trophy Club, Tx while digging a trench in his yard!

from Dallas (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-972-523-4447

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On Sunday afternoon we got a call from a gentleman who had lost his wedding ring.  He had been working all day in his yard digging a trench to relieve some standing water.  After completing the several hour project he realized his wedding ring was gone.  He and his family search for 2 hours and had no luck.  He found “The Ring Finders” website and gave us a call.   We spent about 20 minutes covering the area which was crazy with signals due to a power line running under his backyard.  I decided to re-check the trench with full descrimination, looking only for gold.  I got a hit near the end of the 15ft trench about 6 inches down.  As  I bent down and used my pinpointer through the mud and water in the trench I saw a glint of GOLD in the hole.  The wedding ring was stuck in the wall of the trench about 4-6 inches down.  I turn and ask the homeowner,  I said, “I have a questions for you” “would you like to have this back and I handed him his ring“.

He and his wife were so excited they could not believe we found it… they kept saying “you guys are good, you guys are so good“.  The wife came out and gave us hug… it was another successful hunt for the “Dallas Ring Finders”.

Don & Ellen

Lost my Wedding Ring Playing Volleyball!

from Dallas (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-972-523-4447

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We got a email from an very nice young man who was in a little bit of a panic.  He was playing volleyball  with his team at the local “Bump & Drink Volleyball Club” and realized his wedding ring had come off sometime during the evening.  This was about 8pm, he had spent the next 2 hours on his hands & knees with his friends going through the really deep sand on the court he had played on.

His wife is 8 months pregnant and he really dreaded going home without his wedding ring and then having to tell his wife about it.

He found “The Ring Finder” website and sent us a email.  I responded immediately because I knew exactly what Volleyball Club he had been at, we had been called in before to find rings for other customers.  I immediately call the club and spoke to the manager, most of the Volleyball clubs are very strict about not allowing detectorists on to their courts, but this manager remembered us and said we could come in the next day 30 minutes before they opened.

Ellen & I arrived at 3pm on a Friday and began our hunt.  Understand this sand is awesome, but it is 12-20inches deep all over the 8 courts.  We had to use our beach scoops as we detected.  We knew what court he had played on and where he had wash off the sand at the end of the night, so we began our hunt.

We cover the court 3 times with no luck, I began covering the area I believed the customer would have walked to the wash off station”aka water hose!  Understand that Ellen & I both use Garrett ATPro’s and Garrett Pinpointers, I was digging in the sand and Ellen walks over and says “what did he say his ring looked like”, as I looked up she had this sheepish grin on her face and on her finger was a Platinum Wedding  Ring.   I started to get up, and she said don’t stop looking this might not be his ring!  We have had that happen more than once, we found a different ring than the one we were hired to find.

Well the customer was on his way, he was stuck in Friday afternoon Dallas 5pm traffic..YUK!  When he arrived, we shook hands and I said “my wife has a question for you”  she walked up and said “is this your ring”.  He was awestruck, his mouth dropped open, he was so excited.  He must have told us 3 times how much his wife was going to be happy…

This hobby is so much fun.

Another successful hunt for The Ring Finders!

Don & Ellen – Dallas/Ft Worth

Wedding Band lost at John’s Pass, Maderia Beach, FL

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

John and his recently married wife had just returned from their honeymoon and were settling into their home together. They decided to take a break and spend a day at the beach. After they arrived at Maderia Beach and setup a spot on the beach they ventured out into the water. They were just cooling down in neck deep water when John’s wife noticed his wedding ring was missing. They tried to locate the ring in the murky water but had no luck. John’s wife found us on the Ringfinders site and contacted us. We responded the next day with a small team and in about an hour we recovered the ring. Needless to say, John was overjoyed!

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Wedding Ring Lost In Sarasota Yard

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

Pete Nicolai was busy cleaning the gutters on the roof when he wiped his hand against his pants to dry it off and BINGO his wedding ring was gone!!!!!!!  He heard a ping when the ring hit the ladder below him and never caught site of where it landed. He searched for the ring in the yard and surrounding bushes but had no luck. He went home and broke the sad news to his wife and then they returned and searched with no luck. A few weeks later, Pete read an article on Yahoo about “The Ringfinders” and when he went to the web site he found Michael Miller listed as a resource for finding lost items. He contacted Mike and they made arrangements to meet at the site. Doug Brozek joined Mike in the search and within 15 minutes Doug recovered the ring and returned it to a very happy Pete.

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Lost Ring found near Binbrook conservation area near Hamilton

from Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-326-0444

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“I went swimming in a lake and lost my wedding ring. After spending a few hours swimming down 10 feet, we gave up the search. I thought it was gone for good before I found Paul online. He came with scuba gear and an underwater metal detector and found the ring in 25 minutes! Material possessions can be replaced, but the sentimental value cannot. We can’t thank you enough!”

Pietro

 

Pietro was at a conservation area with his family & lost his ring when swimming. Once I arrived he pointed me to the “location” where he felt the ring slip off. The visibility was 1-2′ & I was able to find the ring in about 25 minutes.

Another happy customer.  So far I am 2 for 2!  🙂

Lost Ring found in lake near Haliburton

from Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-326-0444

Diego & happy wifeOn my first official search for a wedding ring, I was able to find Diego’s wedding ring. He flipped a canoe near a friend’s cottage & lost 2 fishing poles & his wedding ring.  The location was in ~18; in a bay of a lake. It took me about 1 hour to locate the “drop” area as the initial search location was not accurate for me. Note that the more accurate the “lost” location is, the better luck I will have in locating “your” treasure. I found the ring within 15 minutes of locating the fishing poles.

Diego has been married since Feb 2013 so finding the ring was very important to him & his wife. 2 Happy Customers!!

 

Missing gold ring recovered in Marco Island, Florida

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

Lovely Dorthea (pictured below) called this morning requesting my detecting services after having lost her emerald/diamond/gold ring off of her finger as she was cleaning the railing of her tenth floor condo balcony.  The ring had flew off her finger and fallen 10 stories below into the thick/dense grass.

After being unable to locate the ring herself, Dorthea called for help.  Within 30 minutes of detecting, the dropped ring was recovered!

 

 

Missing platinum wedding band found for newlyweds in Gulf near Sanibel Island, FL

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

December 8, 2012

While shelling in the cool and refreshing waters of the Gulf of Mexico off of Sanibel, this newly married couple realized that the husband’s platinum wedding band had gone missing. The couple was extremely distraught as the band holds much sentimental value to them.

After searching extensively on their own, the couple gave me a call the next morning.  Within a few hours of the call, my wife and I were each in the water detecting.  Another few hours had passed with no success of finding the missing ring–we were all very discouraged.  After consulting with the couple again as to the exact area where they thought the ring went missing, my wife and I decided to split up again and return to the water to search.

 

After several minutes–SUCCESS!   The ring was found a few yards outside the search area.  My wife and I reunited the couple with the ring.  Hugs, tears and many thank you’s were exchanged and the couple can now rest easy knowing the missing ring is back on the husband’s finger where it belongs.