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Lost Wedding Ring – Pensacola, FL – FOUND!!!

from Orange Beach (Alabama, United States)
Contact: 1-850-346-1736

So apparently Pine straw is out there trying to steal some rings so be careful. 😃. A few days ago I received a call from Bill. Actually backing up, Shelly, Bill’s wife had heard about me from a friend and messaged me through Facebook. After a quick reply, she had Bill call me. Bill described that he had been working in the yard putting out some pine straw when he looked down and saw that his ring was missing. Bill had been wearing that ring for the last 38 years so I was willing to bet that he noticed it was gone quicker than most people would have. When I told him how I could help he decided he wanted me to come try even though he wasn’t 100% sure that it was in the yard. I was pretty sure that I could find it and I was determined to try. What Bill didn’t realize is that when I saw the address I noticed that he lived in the neighborhood next to mine. If there is one thing I like even more than helping people find a ring, it’s helping a neighbor find their ring. When I got there, I switched to the pinpointer coil so that I could get down between the bushes and Bill went back inside to let me concentrate. He didn’t have to wait long and was beside himself when I knocked on his door and told him his ring was perched on my detector by the tree (Covid safe 😷👍). He was even more surprised when he went to talk about a reward and I explained that I literally could have cut through the neighborhood and walked there. I wouldn’t take anything from my neighbor and new friend. I’m so happy that I could help!  Merry Christmas to you both Bill and Shelly!  God bless!

Lost Alabama Class Ring – FOUND!!!

from Orange Beach (Alabama, United States)
Contact: 1-850-346-1736

One night last week I got a call from a very nice gentleman that needed some help. He had been out putting in pine straw and when he got done he noticed that his class ring wasn’t on his hand. This was really bad because he’d had this ring on his finger since 1968 when he graduated from the University of Alabama. He immediately told his wife and she put out the call for help. Someone eventually told her about what I do and gave her my phone number. When Mr. Spivey called he asked if I was the Ringmaster, I was tempted to say yes but I didn’t want to jinx myself. 😃 He was very nice and explained what happened and I told him how I thought I could help. We agreed that I would come early the next morning and I asked him to text me the address. He explained that he didn’t have all of that techy stuff and offered to give me the address and directions. I told him the address would be great but he very thoroughly proceeded to give me the directions. I was thrilled to hear someone describe exactly how to get to their home and go over each part of the route that they felt was important to describe the way to their home. I thought about how technology had changed a lot of that but I thoroughly enjoyed hearing him describe that route he had been so many times. 👍 When I got to the house in the morning I was met in the driveway by a pretty Lab. I was pretty sure that she was friendly but I gave a quick call to the number I had. Mrs. Spivey assured me that “Penny” was a sweetheart and I opened my door to lots of tail wagging and some curious sniffs. By that time, Mrs Spivey had come out and walked me out to the back so I could see all of the fresh pine straw. They weren’t 100% sure that it was in the yard but it seemed like the most logical place so I started my search. Mrs Spivey went back inside and instructed me to knock if I needed anything. I was using a small sharpshooter coil so I was able to go through everything and stick it down between all of the shrubs as well. As Murphy’s law would state, I was at the very last bush when I got a beautiful, very obvious gold tone. I pulled back the leaves and parted the fresh pine straw to see a gorgeous, well loved, solid gold ring with a Crimson stone on top. I thought for just a second about how much it had been a part of Mr. and Mrs Spivey’s lives and then I went to knock on the door. She came out and asked if I needed anything and finally noticed the ring when I pointed to it on my detector. As you can imagine, she was thrilled and even got a bit choked up when she talked about getting it back to her husband. I am so glad I got to make sure that it wasn’t the end of the journey for your family heirloom. Merry Christmas to you both.   

Lost engagement ring, Pensacola – FOUND!!!

from Orange Beach (Alabama, United States)
Contact: 1-850-346-1736

What better way to transition into fall than one last ring return on a Volleyball court. I had just returned home when I got a call from my buddy Charlie who is out in CA. He had received a call from a friend of his named Joey who had in turn gotten a call from his wife Nicole and she was in a panic. Nicole had been playing Volleyball with her daughter at a local park and looked down to notice that her wedding ring and her engagement ring were no longer on her hand. This is about the time the panic had ensued and I think everyone will agree that it was totally justified. Luckily Charlie is a great guy and rather than telling Joey that he was out of town, he tracked me down and put us in touch. We were running out of daylight so I loaded up as fast as possible and called Joey to tell him that I could help and get an idea where to go. I pulled in the park and although there were lots of people there enjoying the playground equipment I had no doubt who I was looking for. As soon as I pulled my gear out, a big group of ladies and young people started waving me down. I noticed that they all had makeshift seines and colanders and I wondered which one was Nicole. Then I noticed the lady who was crying and I knew I had found her. I immediately introduced myself and told her not to worry that I was totally going to help her. She told me that I didn’t understand, they had searched everywhere that it could be with the strainers and they had even found the wedding band but she feared the engagement ring might be anywhere in the park and she was distraught. I asked her if they had been there the entire time and they said yes. I tried again to reassure her as I explained what I was doing and started my grid pattern. I made about one pass but as I was talking to her I could see she was in agony so I decided to take a different approach. I told her to tell me where she had found the gold band, she told me that they had already looked there and I told her to humor me. She did and I asked her if they changed sides at all and she said no. Lastly, I asked her if she wore her band closest to her heart and she said yes. I took a step towards the way I thought the ring first off her hand would fly and I said, “watch this” with a big smile. I went about two steps and got a good tone. I don’t think she realized I had something until I kneeled down with my pinpointer and then stood up saying, “Does it look like this?”  She broke down in tears and I was reminded why I love doing this so much. Congratulations Nicole and Joey. Thank you very much for trusting me to help you. God Bless!  💍

Lost Ring Gulf Shores, AL – FOUND!!!

from Orange Beach (Alabama, United States)
Contact: 1-850-346-1736

My wife Jeannie and I had another great afternoon today helping someone find their lost ring. As soon as I saw the message from Kristen this morning I could tell by the detail with which she described everything that this ring was really special to her. In actuality it was two rings because like a lot of people do, she had the wedding band and the engagement ring soldered together. This ring really meant a lot because of the family history attached to it. It had different diamonds that had once been worn by her Grandmother, her Mother and even some that had been in her Father’s wedding band. She definitely wanted this ring back. She lost it last Wednesday but finally a friend of hers had seen my website and referred her to Ringfinders. I was more than willing to help but we had a huge problem. The ring was on a stretch of beach that is usually off limits to metal detectorists. I provided some Google help and Kristen and I both started calling different numbers trying to find someone to plead Kristen’s story to in hopes of getting permission. After a lot of hold time and busy signals, Kristen finally got someone on the line who gave us written permission to head out. When we got to the beach, Kristen’s husband had done a great job of dropping a GPS pin where they had been swimming. I quizzed Kristen about how deep she had been wading and did some quick calculations based on the tide charts and I headed out to where I hoped it would be. Sometimes everything works out for the best and even after a few days in the Gulf I very quickly heard the sound of gold in my headphones. I walked over to Kristin who was in the water and I asked her if she wanted to leave her ring on the beach this time or did she just want me to give it back to her now?  As I started to smile she realized what I was saying and got excited. She followed me to the beach and got choked up as the gravity of getting her ring back with so much family history sunk in. I am so glad I could help you Kristen. I wish y’all the very best.

Lost Texas A&M Ring – FOUND!!!

from Orange Beach (Alabama, United States)
Contact: 1-850-346-1736

Sunday closed out what was an epic weekend of recoveries. I didn’t think it could get any better until I got home around noon and saw an email from Jesse. He left his phone number so I immediately called him. Now before I go any further, some of you may not know about my relationship with Texas A&M. Last spring I got a call from an Aggie saying she had  lost her class ring at night and I was lucky enough to find it. Then I was on the beach in the summer and a man approached me saying he lost his, you guessed it, Texas A&M class ring. I found it. Later in the summer, I got another call and after I found his too, I joked that I would need an honorary t-shirt or something if I kept finding them. It happened to get on the Aggie website and people were sharing left and right and messaging me to say thanks and I even got a 12th man towel sent to me. Awesome people. 😃. The calls kept coming but I ran into some bad luck. I had the first Aggie ring that I just couldn’t find and then I had another that was lost on the National Seashore and the Ranger would not give me permission to even look. I thought maybe the magic with the Aggies was over. That was until Jessie said the ring he lost was a class ring. I said, wait a minute, are you an Aggie?  When he said yes, I laughed a little to myself and said, I’m coming to find your ring. I talked my secret good luck charm (my wife) into going for some added help and we set off for another hour drive to Alabama. Jesse was still there with his parents standing watch and we talked for a bit before I started my search in the water. There were tons of people and it took all of my social skills to keep a good line while at the same time not risking the Coronavirus. Two hours later I was seriously wishing for the last 2 days where I had quick recoveries. I was determined though and I came back to talk to Jessie and check on my wife. My wife told me later that she had overheard Jesse’s dad consoling him and comforting him saying it would all be ok. She got a bit choked up and decided then to make me keep going no matter what. She is a trooper.   I took a different approach in my questioning with Jesse and felt some renewed hope when I realized Jesse was trying to tell me where he thought the ring would be and not where he was. You can credit his Mom for having him stand in the water where he thought he had lost it. I got a whole new perspective when he said he had walked out in front of one of the volleyball courts but he couldn’t remember which one. I started my second pass and I got a loud signal that sounded like a penny. I had already dug over 50 pennies in the previous hours but I never leave a good signal when I’m helping someone just in case. Sure enough, in the scoop was this young Aggie’s solid gold ring that means an incredible amount to him. I looked up and realized that no one was paying attention and they didn’t see me scoop it. So I took my headphones off and walked over to the family as if I had another question. I said Jesse, one more thing. Looking dejected he said, yes sir?  I said, it was the second volleyball court. As I smiled and held out my scoop they all realized what I was saying and literally jumped up and down hugging each other!  It was awesome!  What other hobby let’s you help so many people. Keep them coming Texas A&M, I don’t ever want you to lose one but if you do, I’ll be here to help. Congrats Jesse, your Mom and Dad and your Collegiate family are awesome!  GIG EM! 😃

We find Lost Rings &; Lost Jewelry in Lewisville &; Denton,Tx

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

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Dallas Ring Finders (over 150+ Successful Finds)

“When you want your jewelry to find you!”

Don & Ellen Wilson

Dallas (Texas, United States)
Contact: Don & Ellen Wilson – 972-523-4447

Search Locations

We live in the North Dallas area, anywhere within reasonable driving distance is normally OK with us.

Search Types

Parks, Yards, Flower Beds, and we can do underwater up to 30 feet in depth.

Check out our YouTube Channel at “Dallas Ring Finders” for 30+ Fun Videos of some of our recent recoveries.

2017 by Don Wilson

Hello, if you have lost a Ring, Watch or Bracelet we possibly can help you find it. My wife and I have been Metal Detector hobbyists for a long time. We have been members of the “The Ring Finders” group as a finder of rings/other metal items. We have multiple types of Metal Detectors and Pin Pointing devices, whether it’s lost in your yard, a park, field or even underwater (up to 30 feet in depth) we can help. We work on a Reward Basis, give us a call and let us see if we can find your missing valuable(s). We have had great success in recovering of some very special items10

Update: Ring lost inside a Mud Wall being built… Dallas, Texas Found 11/20

Update: Aggie Ring lost whle cleaning hands outside home. Mesquite, Texas Found 08/20

Update: Aggie Ring lost while working in yard, Decatur, Texas Found 08/20

Update: Engagement Ring lost while playing in lake. DeCordova Bend Park, Texas Found 08/20

Update: Silencer shot into thelake from an AR15 . Marqueq, Texas Found 07/20

Update: Diamond Ring was thrown in the field.  Reklaw, Texas Found 07/20

Update: Gold Chain & Cross lost in lake 3 years ago during party at the lake. Lake Hawkins, Texas Found 07/20

Update: Fouth of July Party and Playing in the lake and Grandmother’s matching Ring lands in lake, Mabank, Tx  Found 07/20

Update: Man “High-Fives” his buddy and his Firefighter Ring flys into the lake…. Waco, Texas Found 05/2-

Update: Couple lose’s ring the same they purchased it… Garland, Tx Found 05/20

Update: Man shakes wet hands and Wedding Ring flys into Ground Cover.  Dallas, Tx Found 05/20

(Video up on YouTube)Update: Fish sticks man in hand and Aggie Ring flys into Lake Lavon, Tx. Found 05/20

(Video up on YouTube)Update: Expensive Anniversary Knife slips into the lake, 13ft down.  Bridgeport,Tx Found 05/20

Update: Man loses Platinum Ring 4 months ago while planting trees in yard.  Ft. Worth, Tx Found 04/20

UPDATE: Man loses Wedding Ring while exercising outside at night Farmers Branch,Tx Found 04/20

UPDATE: Man drops wife Wedding Ring into Lake Murray 17ft down Lake Murray ,OK Found 04/20

UPDATE:  Man lost Suppressor off AR15 rifle shooting into lake. Jacksonville,Tx Found 04/20    

UPDATE: Women lost family heirloom ring in garden. Down 3 inches in dirt.  Arlington,Tx Found 04/20

UPDATE: Women lost earring after getting caught in Volleyball Net .  Frisco,Tx Found 04/20

UPDATE: Man lost wedding ring while working out and we were called at 9pm at night… Farmers Branch,TX Found 04/20

UPDATE: We found at least 35+ Jewelry Items in 2019, just ran out of time to post all the update Found 2019

UPDATE: Man looses wedding ring while play catch with his kids. Ft Worth,Tx  Found 11/2019

UPDATE! Man looses Fraternity Ring in Cedar Creek Lake while swimming.  Tx Found 07/2018

UPDATE! Man married only 3 months looses Engagement Ring in Lake Ray Roberts, Tx  Found! 7/2018

UPDATE! Lady looses Engagement Ring in Lake Lavon,Tx at Party Cove,TX Found 07/2018

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring in Berry Bushes while gardening Weatherford, Tx Found! 06/2018

UPDATE! Lady looses Engagement Ring 9 myths ago  in field while playing with husband in field, Tyler,Tx Found! 05/2018

UPDATE! Student looses College Ring 6 months ago climbing Vine Wall in downtown Dallas “huh” Found! 05/2018

(Video up on YouTube) UPDATE! Lady looses “Dallas Texans” ring while taking wedding photos, Waco, Tx Found! 01/2017

(Video up on YouTube) UPDATE! Man buries coins and forgets where they are buried, Dallas, Tx Found! 12/2016

UPDATE! Man loose Presidential Rolex while training cutting horse in arena Milsap, Tx Found! 10/2016

UPDATE! Lady looses antique Bracelet on City Construction site McKinney, Tx Found! 10/2016

(Video up on YouTube) UPDATE! Lady throws 3 Watches out the car window on Freeway Milford, Tx Found! 10/2016

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring playing Sandpit Volleyball, Dallas, Tx Found! 09/2016

(Video up on YouTube) UPDATE! Lady looses Engagement Ring 4-5 ft of water in Lake 24 days before her wedding, Ennis, Tx Found! 09/2016

(Video up on YouTube) UPDATE! Lady drops all her rings in the yard when she got out of the car, forgot they were in her lap, Denton, Tx Found! 09/2016

UPDATE! Lady looses ring with working in yard, Coppell, Tx Found! 08/2016

(Video up on YouTube) Update! Friend of mine lost his Wedding Ring during outdoor Family Reunion, Point, Tx Found! 08/2016

(Video up on YouTube) Update! Man looses Wedding Ring in field while setting up for Church carnival, Richardson, Tx Found! 08/2016

(Video up on YouTube) Update! Pastor wife looses Wedding Ring in Lake playing water volleyball with church group, Lake Ray Roberts, Tx Found! 08/2016

(Video up on YouTube) Update! Young mom looses Engagement Ring while playing Volleyball after work, Plano, Tx Found! 07/2016

(Video up on YouTube) Update! Man looses Wedding Ring playing volleyball in pool,Ft Worth, Tx Found! 07/2016

UPDATE! Family selling Grandpa’s home ask us to look for Coffee Cans filled with cash, found no cash but found Gold 1952 Grand Prairie Class Ring lost 64 years ago by family member, Haltom City, Tx  Found! 01/2016

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring while clearing property, Colleyville, Tx Found! 01/2016

UPDATE! Man accidentally tosses 25th Year Gift ring in pond while feeding ducks, Winnsboro, Tx Found! 01/2016

UPDATE! Lady looses Wedding for the 3rd time in her front yard, Ducanville, Tx Found! 12/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Aggie Ring in leaves while having a snowball fight, Carrollton, Tx  Found! 12/2015

UPDATE! Lady looses Wedding Ring playing fetch with her dog, Dalworthington, Tx  Found! 12/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring repairing sprinkler system 3 YEARS AGO, Fort Worth, Tx Found! 11/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring playing football with his kids, Corinth, Tx Found! 11/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring while doing jump at Water Ski Park, Waco, Tx Found! 10/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring while planting roses, Corinth, Tx – Found! 10/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring in front yard playing with dog, Carrollton, Tx – Found! 10/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring in backyard, Kennedale, Tx – Found! 10/2016

UPDATE! Pregnant lady leaves Wedding Ring on back of truck & drives off, Waxahachie, Tx – Found! 10/2015

UPDATE! Young man lost a Good Luck Medallion on a soccer field, Roanoke, Tx – Found! 09/2015

UPDATE! Lost Grandfather’s Ring falling out of Kayak near Waco, Tx – Found! 08/2015

UPDATE! Lost Initial Ring in Volleyball Club in Dallas, Tx – Found! 08/2015

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Set while playing Water Volleyball in Alford, Tx – Found! 08/2015UPDATE!

UPDATE! Lost 6 Carat/$30,000 Diamond Ring in my kitchen in Addison, TX  – Found! 05/2014! 

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UPDATE!   Lost High School Ring in Bluebonnets at Cedar Hill State Park in Cedar Hill, TX  – Found! 04/2014!
UPDATE!   Lost Wedding Ring while digging a trench in his backyard Trophy Club, TX  – Found! 03/2014!
UPDATE!   Lost Diamond Ring while Brushing Fire Ants off husband in Field in Frisco, TX  – Found! 03/2014!
UPDATE!   Lost 3 Ring Wedding Set while Raking Leaves in Backyard, Cedar Hill, TX  – Found! 01/2014

UPDATE!   Texas Aggie College Ring Lost while “Toilet Papering at Friend’s Home” – Found! 10/2013!

UPDATE!   Wedding Ring lost while playing Volleyball in Dallas, TX – Found! 10/2013

*UPDATE!  Texas A&M Ring found in Mineral Wells,Texas  – Found! 09/2013IMG_2189

*UPDATE!  Doctors ring found at Lake Home in Lake Worth,Texas – Found! 09/2013

*UPDATE!  Man’s Wedding Ring found at Lake Lavon,Texas after Tube Fishing – Found! 09/2013

*UPDATE!  Key Fob found after daughter lost it in their yard – Found! 09/2013

*UPDATE!  Man’s Wedding Ring found in 6ft of lake water after owner falls out of fishing boat – Found! 07/2013

*UPDATE!  Man’s Wedding Ring thrown into backyard in anger – Found! 06/2013

*UPDATE!  Ladies Diamond Pendant Lost on 10 acres of land while tending Longhorns – Found! 04/2013

*UPDATE!   Man’s Wedding lost while shaking wets hands off  in the backyard – Found! 04/2013

*UPDATE!   Fireman’s Grandfathers wedding band Lost while fighting Brush fire – Found! 03/2013

*UPDATE!   Man’s wedding band found in ditch in front of his home – Found! 03/2013

*UPDATE!   Man’s wedding band lost while playing in snow on Christmas Day – Found!  12/2012

*UPDATE!  Man’s pocket knife lost  by 10 yr old daughter while unloading Christmas Tree – Found! 12/2012

* UPDATE!  Dad’s Knife lost under thick grass & leaves — Found! 11/2012

* UPDATE! 3 Caret Wedding Ring lost on ranch while building chicken coup — Found! 11/2012

*UPDATE!   Man’s wedding band found behind baseboard in bathroom  — Found! 09/2012

* UPDATE! Man’s wedding band lost in yard will working on home — Found! 08/2012

* UPDATE!   Man’s Wedding Ring lost while repairing outside of home. — Found!  08/2012

* UPDATE!   Child’s Gold Signet Ring lost on Country Club playground.  — Found! 06/2012

* UPDATE!  Heart shaped pendant and chain, lost while playing touch football — Found!  01/2012

* UPDATE! Diamond engagement Ring thrown in angry, lost in front yard — Found! 12/2011

Just a few of our Happy Customers!!

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We can help you, just give us a call!

Don & Ellen Wilson

You can contact us  at

972-523-4447 in Carrollton,TX

Don.Wilson@theringfinders.com

 

Lost High School Class Ring in Ocean City, Maryland…Found in Atlantic Ocean

from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)
Contact: 1-301-466-8644

Rachel’s High School Class Ring Recovered from the Depths of the Atlantic Ocean!

Rachel Happily Reunited with Her Special Class Ring!

BRIAN RUDOLPH, LOST ITEM RECOVERY SPECIALIST (LAND, WATER, SAND, HOUSES & VEHICLES) WILL FIND YOUR LOST KEEPSAKE! CALL ASAP (301) 466-8644!

CLICK THE LINK AND WATCH THE SEARCH VIDEO BELOW!

As I was already driving two hours inland from completing a couple of searches in Ocean City,  Maryland, I received a call from a young lady who was soon to graduate from an elite private high school in Baltimore Maryland. Rachel was with her senior class, celebrating Beach Week in Ocean City just three days earlier when she lost her ring in the Atlantic Ocean. When we talked, she was already back from the trip in her hometown of Northern Baltimore. The student found me listed in The Ring Finders Directory for the Ocean City, Maryland area hoping that it was not too late for someone to help her retrieve her class ring from the water where she had to let it go and return home.

Rachel explained that she was in the ocean with her boyfriend just playfully having fun when her 18 karat gold senior class ring slipped off of her finger and disappeared into the waves of the Atlantic. She was terribly down about the whole thing and she was scared to tell her parents about it. She wanted to do everything she could to get it back.

By the time that I would be able to return to Ocean City and get back into the water for the search, 4 days would already pass by since the ring came off her finger and landed in the water. I wanted to get out there as fast as I could. I checked when low tide would occur the next evening which would be Sunday night around 9:30 p.m.. I told Rachel that I would do everything I could to get her ring back and she was grateful but wavering as to whether or not this was possible for me to recover it.

The one positive thing that was going heavily in Rachel’s favor in regards to the probability that I can retrieve this ring from the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of the night, was that she could clearly remember her exact position as to where she was when the ring fell off her finger. After receiving answers to all of the questions that I had for her regarding where she was located on the beach and where the ring fell off in the water, I was very confident Rachel was clear about her positioning and I felt good about where to go in the water to look for her ring.

She knew where she was in relationship to the lifeguard chair and how many feet over and back she was from it to where her beach towel was. Rachel knew how many feet over from where her beach stuff was from where she walked towards the shore where the ring slipped off her finger. I even asked her about where her beach stuff rested in relationship to a trash can that was out there on the sand and she could tell me almost exactly where her things were without hesitation. This was a huge bonus for me when it was time to hit the surf!

On Sunday, June 2nd at 7pm, my son Danny and I drove a 3 hour trip to Ocean City, Maryland. I dropped Danny off at First Street so he could walk the boardwalk while I drove to 33rd Street to start the search. Unfortunately, there’s no telling what the weather will bring at the time that you want to get out into the water. This was one of those times!  Two vicious storm systems rolled through the beach city with heavy downpours along with lightning and roars of angry thunder. I had put my wetsuit on and brought all of my gear out to the sand and within several minutes I saw lightning behind me, and thunder ensued. I returned to the car and took cover. 

I had to wait for the first storm to finish which took about 2 and 1/2 hours to clear the beach and move far off into the Atlantic. I then got my things out of the car again and headed into the darkness onto the beach to try for the second time and then the second storm approached from inland on the Chesapeake Bay side. I couldn’t believe that yet another storm approached! The lightning and thunder made its appearance once again and I quickly got off the sand and back into my vehicle, where I headed off towards the main highway to take cover once again. I never will forget the amount of rainfall that took place within that two-hour period. I thought the world was coming to an end because there was so much rain! I just sat in my car and waited and waited and waited. Finally at around two in the morning, I drove back to the beach and got my equipment out of the car for the third time and went on to the sand to test whether or not the second storm was far enough away for me to make my entrance once again. You could see all of the sky electricity brightly shining in flashes over the ocean, but far enough away that I felt safe to make my entrance into the Atlantic. It was getting close to 2:45 in the morning in complete darkness when I approached the water. If you wonder what kind of feeling it is to start a search at such an hour in total darkness except for the headlamp that you’re wearing, it’s a pretty empty feeling which you have to just get over and raise the bar of confidence within yourself to believe that somehow, some way I can find this missing keepsake. You’re just blindly going about it, hoping that the coordinates are correct based on someone’s memory. If not, one could take hours upon hours to find the target and that is with the assumption that the ring is still in the ocean and not picked up by another detectorist. I made sure that my position lined up exactly where Rachel told me she was in the water when the ring slipped off her finger.

The ring search began and I moved around in the dark waters, starting the grid, hoping to get the signal that I was after as I walked in straight lines back and forth in the hotspot area that I hoped the ring would turn up in. If you don’t have the approximate weight of the ring, and you don’t have information from the owner as to how much gold is on the ring, the detectorist just hopes to get a reading that is in the approximate range of what type of ring might give off that particular signal on the metal detector.

I believe my search in the water took about 20 minutes or so before I heard the signal that I was searching for! The numbers that came up on my detector screen were the solid numbers in the range that a class ring for a young lady might give off. The numbers were similar but slightly variant but close together in similarity and that is very consistent with class rings that I have studied with my detector! I may have found exactly what I was looking for! I got very excited!

I started working on scooping up the ring, one attempt after another. The waves were rushing in and out, making my middle-of-the-night adventure a bit more complicated. But I was not going to give in or give up this precious target signal. Every time I made an attempt in bringing up the scoop and checking what was in it, I had the anticipation of hoping that the ring would show its shiny gold face. But each time I came

up empty-handed. Just pebbles, sand and rocks showed up in the scoop. I kept working on it over and over again and finally the ocean gave up the target that was approximately 6 inches deep in the sand in about 4 feet of water at semi low tide. My eyes went right for the deepest part of the scoop and there mixed in with all of the elements of the ocean, between the sand and stones my eye became fixed on the loveliest class ring that perfectly matched the photos of the ring that Rachel had previously sent me! I was beyond thrilled! I caught the little guy!

There was such a feeling of triumph! With all of the details leading up to the find, it really excited me that I overcame many obstacles: Rachel’s ring had been in the Atlantic Ocean now for 4 days, I had spent an hour on the phone going over details with Rachel regarding the ring and the location of where she possibly lost it, Rachel would not be able to be present with me at the search site and I would have to orient myself only based on Rachel’s recollection and information that she gave me, I studied multiple facts including the photos of the ring that she sent me, studied and compared multiple tide charts for the region, traveled nearly 175 miles, taking 3 hours to reach the beach, waited 5.5 hours for 2 storm systems to clear the area, having to abandon the search site twice before hitting the water, then entered the roaring waves of the Atlantic in total darkness other than the use of my headlamp at nearly 3am in the morning in 4 feet of water – AND THEN, AFTER ALL OF THAT WHICH I MENTIONED ABOVE, I SUCCESSFULLY PULLED OUT OF THE SEA, THE VERY PIECE OF GOLD THAT I WAS AFTER, MEASURING ONLY LESS THAN AN INCH IN HEIGHT  FROM THE RESTLESS WATERS OF THE ATLANTIC! THERE IS NO GREATER FEELING THAN TO HELP SOMEONE ELSE FIND THEIR MISSING TREASURE WITH SO MANY FACTORS INVOLVED IN HAVING TO ATTEMPT A SUCCESSFUL SEARCH IN RETURNING SUCH A SPECIAL OBJECT TO ITS OWNER!

I could not be any happier for Rachel! Especially the moment I surprised her with the ring!

 

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HE WILL RETURN TO YOU WHAT HAS BEEN LOST!

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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 Class Ring Houston, Texas (Recovered)

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

Lost Class Ring Houston, Texas (Recovered)

Received a call yesterday from Domingo who said he had lost his class ring 5 days ago while planting and transplanting plants in his backyard. Domingo said after spending several days searching for the ring with no success, he located “The Ring Finders” online.

I made the trip over to Domingo’s this morning, Domingo showed me his backyard and the possible areas where he thought the ring may have come off his finger. You can see from the pictures, Domingo was in the process of a backyard transformation with several areas needing to be searched.

Domingo mentioned something about coffee and went back into the house leaving me to conduct the search for his ring. I eliminated one of the flowers beds pretty quickly and moved on to the next flower bed near the center of the back yard. I was on about the forth swing in that flower bed when I hit a pretty good signal.

I knocked on Domingo’s back door and asked him to come on out back and show me the areas again needing to be searched. As Domingo was pointing out the areas again, I held out his class ring, Domingo was pleasantly surprised.

Domingo’s picture say’s the rest.

 

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Lost Class Ring College Station, Texas

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

Lost Texas A&M Class Ring Bryan College Station, Texas

 

Received the following e-mail 03-13-2014 Thursday

Hey John,

I got your contact info from the ring finder website. I recently

lost my Aggie ring. I believe it fell off in my neighbors yard, while I was

picking up some trash that had blown into his leaf piles. I’m 99% sure where it

fell. My neighbor gave me permission to look, but I have not been successful.

I’m a veterinary student in college station, tx. What would it cost to have you

drive out here and have a look? Do you know anyone in this area that would be

willing to assist? The ring is very important to me, and had a stone from my

grandmother in it.

Kohl

Spoke with Kohl on Thursday and he explained the circumstances surrounding the loss of his class ring. Kohl explained the ring was important, but the diamond in his ring had been handed down to him from his grandmother, making it irreplaceable. Kohl and I , worked out some travel expenses issues, and arrangements were made from Sunday morning. I made the 1:45 minute trip out to Kohl’s today meeting him at his residence. Kohl walked the search area with me pointing out the areas he believed he may have lost his ring. The search area was relatively small with several sections of the lawn had exposed dirt surfaces.  I knew if the ring was in the remaining grass or leaves it would be a very fast recovery.

 

These are the difficult stories; the ring was not in the yard. I worked that lawn so hard I may have killed the remaining grass.

Having searched for A&M rings in the past, I knew the school had a lost and found specific to class rings. Even the local area police departments, having checked this for myself, contact the schools when a class ring is turned into them. I directed Kohl to notify the school, and to continue the search for his ring. Kohl advised he would notify me if he finds his missing ring.

Thanks,

John Volek

www.theringfinders.com/john.volek