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Signet Ring Found near Woodstock, Oxfordshire

 

When I realised the ring I had been wearing non-stop for the last 10 years wasn’t on my finger one morning, I immediately panicked. This ring was a 21st birthday gift from my parents, engraved with my initials on the top and a message from them on the underside, so it was incredibly sentimental to me. I wracked my brains as to where it could be and my heart sunk when I realised there was a chance I could have lost it on a run the day before.  

I posted about losing my ring on an online neighbourhood community group which is where someone recommended ringfinders.com, which led me to finding Constantine. 10 days passed between losing my ring and Constantine coming to the rescue. These 10 days were spent tearing my hair out and turning my flat upside down, searching through hoover bags and food waste bins – glamorous!  

I had a gut feeling that my ring would most likely be somewhere outside, as I had been cleaning out my guinea pig’s hutch the morning I noticed it missing, and it was a particularly cold morning so my fingers had probably shrunk and were verging on numb so I wouldn’t have felt the ring come off.

 Constantine scanned the garden and piles of leaves thoroughly, but no joy. Then we decided to empty the garden waste bin (the contents of which covered the lawn!). I saw Constantine bend down to pick something up, and there it was! He’d found it! I couldn’t believe it. 

Wedding Ring Found in Lake Mille Lacs in Wahkon Minnesota

  • from Chisago City (Minnesota, United States)

I received a call looking for someone that could come up and locate a missing ring believed to be in a lake in about 3-4 feet of water.  The individual I was talking to was the former Chief of Police of a near by city before moving up to Northern Minnesota.  We planned on a time on a Saturday for me to come up and give it a good search.

Upon reaching the beautiful home on Lake Mille Lacs, I was greeted by the homeowner waiting for me out in his driveway. It was a beautiful sunny day with few clouds. I’m guessing it was about 85 degrees, with a slight wind. Another perfect day for ring recovery work. The homeowner Mike had a John Deere Gaiter waiting for me to toss all of my stuff into and took me down to the lake.  He explained that he was out moving a couple of bricks around  15’ or so from the end of the dock. Later that evening he and his wife noticed his ring was missing.  So putting everything together – figured it was out in the lake where he was working.  It had been a couple of days since it was lost and he had some fiberglass stakes marking the lake in the area where he had been.

So I dawned my gear and headed out first doing a Primary Search followed up with a secondary more methodical search.  I was finding a bunch of old tops to old beer cans form years gone by. The ones that used the old bottle opener with the pointed end to open the beer cans. The signal that these can tops would make was very similar signal to that of rings. The biggest difference was that they were coming in a little deeper than what I was looking for giving me a little ability to rule out some without digging them. But this is always a little dangerous because you could rule out something that you should not have.

I don’t recall but I remember the sun beating down on the back of my neck and my arm getting a little tire because swinging the metal detector in water takes a little more effort than air swinging.  I must have been out looking for 5-6 hours and came up empty at the end of the day.

I decided to head out and come back in the morning and give the yard and other possible locations a search. These locations seemed much less likely from what we were thinking, but because we were unsuccessful in the water, we had to expand the search area.  Mike had a well-manicured lawn with a very thick root system. This would make it very hard for a ring to get pushed down very far. My concern was that he had mowed the lawn a coupe of times and if the mower had hit it just right it could have launched it to places unknown. So we were hoping that it was run over by a wheel pushing it down into the lawn. After a search of the yard, shrubs, around the garage, and driveway – Nothing. So it was back to the water again.

By the end of the day we had accumulated a box full of parts to metal beer cans and no ring.  It was so frustrating to come up empty for a second day. You could tell that this was also hard on Mike and his wife, they had been married for 40+ years and the ring was with them for all of it. I told them that when they pulled the dock out for winter I would come back up again and give it another search without the dock and boat lift in the way.

So when that time came, I was excited to go back up and give it another try. I had one location that I had a question in the back of my head that I may have had good signal and really wanted to clear one more time. This is wader time with water temperatures running around 50 degrees. The water was glass calm, clear, and down about a foot from the level earlier in the season. I went in and had in my mind clearing that location that I had suspected as being one location I needed to clear. So I went out working the location of the dock working the area slow and methodical. When I made it out towards the location, I was getting close to I got a hit. A little deeper than what I would have liked but a good signal. I dug down and pulled up my scoop and looked inside and there it was another beer can top that I missed on the earlier searches. I kept going and I got another hit in the area that I was looking to clear. It was 3 pieces of metal all right next to one another. 2 were deeper around 4 inches and one was shallower about 2 inches but being masked by the other deeper metal targets.  The metal detector was having a hard time picking up the smaller target. Again I scooped it and missing it, but moved it. Rechecked the location and scooped again and had whatever it was. A look inside the scoop and their it was. The ring I had been searching for was in the bottom of my scoop. Mike was at his normal perch overlooking the lake, how do you let him know?  I flipped him a thumbs up, but just walked back in to him and showed him the scoop.  I had some rocks also in the bottom of the scoop that blocked his view. I shook it a little and he caught a glimpse of it… You found it… My ring.. I can’t believe you found it. It wasn’t long and we were heading back to the house to share the good news. Smiles all around. Pictures, text messages and emails to family members that the ring was recovered. It was great to be a part of the recovery.

  

Wedding Ring Found Along Road

  • from Reading (Pennsylvania, United States)

I received a text from Danielle saying she lost her wedding and engagement rings along a busy road near Scranton PA. She told me the rings could possibly be in very thick brush and high grass along the roads guardrail. I began searching which was made difficult because of the thick brush and lots of aluminum cans and trash along the road. After about 45min of searching, I decided to walk along the road to see if the rings could be on the roadway. I found the engagement ring along the curb which had obvious damage from getting run over by cars. I continued to search for the wedding band but could not find it. Danielle was beyond thrilled that I found the most valuable ring because of the diamonds. Her plans are to contact a jeweler to see if they can fix the ring or reset the diamonds in a new band. No matter where you may have lost jewelry, don’t hesitate to call me.

Lost Wedding Ring Found Just Outside Calgary

  • from Cochrane (Alberta, Canada)

Marco called me about the wedding ring he lost while cleaning up out back. We talked and it became pretty evident that the ring was there. I just needed to pass my metal detector coil above the ring. It wasn’t a question of “If” but instead a question of “How

long?”   Watch the video to see what happens

 

Ring Lost On Popular Beach Location Found One Month Later By Crystal Coast Ring Finders

  • from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)

Bogue Inlet Pier – Emerald Isle, NC

Lauren visited Bogue Inlet Pier on September 7th with her son as was wading in the surf when a larger wave knocked her over.  She told me her hands went into the sand and she felt her chocolate diamond ring slide off of her finger.  She was very upset but noticed a man out with his detector and went to him for help.  Bogue Inlet Pier (BIP) gets a lot of beach traffic and also many detectorist come there to search for “treasures”.   After being unable to find her ring, the gentleman suggested she contact Crystal Coast Ring Finders.  I made plans to hunt the very next low tide early in the morning and only a few hours after the loss of the ring.  The surf was still very strong and I too was unsuccessful.  Lauren was very upset when I talked with her and I felt terrible I could not make the recovery that morning.  I live near BIP and each time I went there to hunt the beach, I made it a point to search the area of Lauren’s lost ring.  Recently, we had some sand movement that allowed the replenished beach sand to move.  This created a low spot near the water’s edge.  To my surprise, after so many days lost and I’m sure, many other metal detectors hunting the same area, her ring was rescued on the evening of October 7th.  It was about 50 yards further West on the beach.  I had not met Lauren yet and messaged her to tell her I needed her to fill out my standard search contract.  We agreed to meet at her father’s business.  After we met and she completed the search contract without knowing I had her lost ring,.. I gave her one of my business cards.  When she turned the card over, her lost ring was taped to the back of the card.  She burst into tears.  I was very happy that something very good happened to Lauren this year as she explained it hadn’t been going well.

If You Put In The Effort, There Is Always A Chance For Success!

Lost Ring Omaha Found!

  • from Louisville (Nebraska, United States)
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Heading back home from a unsuccessful ring recovery in central nebraska for a lady who lost her ring 47 years ago. I received a call from a nice young lay sounding very distress she had lost her wedding ring in her yard. And she didn’t think we were for real and ask if I actually could find a lost ring I assured her I would give it my best shot. So had to wait a whole night and half a day before she was ready for me to start looking. I went to her yard and it was very small and she said that she was swatting at a fly and she felt the ring leave her finger, Well it was a very heavy gold ring and the direction was unknown. So I started to sweep the yard thinking its got to be right on top ha! I looked and looked and looked and was getting all kinds of coin signals. finally a went back and ask exactly what has been done since you lost it, She replied that it rained twice they mowed once and and stomped all over the yard plus parked on top of the grass. Oh boy I said then this ring could be buried and after about 10 minutes of digging about 20 pennies and a couple of dimes and a nickel I received a 21 number signal on my equinox and digging down a inch bam there it was a big beautiful gold ring with diamonds. I started to walk up to the door and she came out and burst into tears. It made me feel so happy to make someone’s day like that just for finding a ring and returning it.

Swansboro Cast Net Fling Results In Lost Class Ring

  • from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)

SWANSBORO, NC

Bailee was spending the day with her parents along the White Oak river trying to catch shrimp using a cast net.  They were throwing the net from a high wooden walkway.  During one toss, Bailee’s gold college class ring slipped off of her finger into the rivers soft muddy bottom.  Bailee’s father started an online search and found Crystal Coast Ring Finders.  Just after the call, I was on my way.  To my surprise, getting close to the ring was a challenge in itself as the bottom was very soft in places and water access was also a bit of a challenge.  After pulling up various items of trash, I locked onto a strong 12 signal on the Minelab Equinox 800.  The scoop was filled with the black mud but the signal was no longer on the bottom.  After a few seconds of sifting out the mud and debris, Bailee’s ring was shining in the bottom of my scoop.  I loved the reaction from her as her eyes lit up and she jumped with joy

 

Tears Of Joy When Lost Heirloom Ring Found In Ottawa

  • from Ottawa (Ontario, Canada)

This was a tear jerker! Eric received a Ring Finders call this afternoon. 40 years ago Cinzia’s mother had given her a gold flower ring when she was just a child. She then passed it over to her 6 year old daughter. This morning on there way to school her daughter was skipping down the center of the walkway, a few blocks down the road her daughter noticed the ring was gone! Her daughter was pretty upset loosing this heirloom. A coworker told her about a metal detecting service to help find a lost rings, she did a search and found us. We arrived in the early afternoon and we could tell this ring had a lot of sentimental value. Cinzia showed us the path they walked. This was one of those really tough curb strip searches. A lot of  low tones with foils on the surface. We thought it would be a good idea to start our search where her daughter noticed it missing. The great thing is Eric and I are a team, Eric took the right side of the path and I took the left. We slowly inched our way along both side of the path checking every surface signal we received. After about a 1/2 hour of searching we had only covered 1/4 of the path way and I got a loud low tone.. I took out my hand held pin pointer and as it started to ring off I saw the glimmer of gold hiding in the grass! We anxiously walked back to her house to return it.. As she opened the door I held it up and asked, is this it? As soon as she saw it she gasped and put her hand over her mouth, yup my eyes filled up with tears lol! I love ring recoveries and we are so happy we received this call and we were able to help!

 

  

22K GOLD WEDDING BAND LOST, WOODCROFT NEIGHBOURHOOD, EDMONTON ALBERT.

  • from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
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Matt called me and explained that he was doing some landscaping in his back yard in July. He was laying landscape fabric before putting bark mulch on top and in the process took off his gloves several time that day! Late that evening while in the house he realized his ring was not on his finger, He Googled “how to find lost rings” and found me on the Ringfinders web site.
I agreed to meet up with Matt last night around 7:30. He showed me the area which he was working in and with all the nails and other metal object in the mulch it made for a tricky search. With persistence, I finally found his ring! Another happy Client.

Ring lost in the bushes found

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

Dayanne was walking her dog in her apartment complex, when a simple body turn to look behind her, made her gold ring fly off her finger and into some thick bushes that line the walkway (as you can see in the photo). She actually saw the spot where the ring went into the bushes, but, even after clipping away some of the leaves and branches to get access it still couldn’t be located. I initially started with a large coil to hopefully get the depth I needed to locate the ring deep inside, but, it became apparent immediately that another method was needed. I instead put on the 6″ coil and rechecked the area where I could get deeper down inside the bush. I got a nice 15 signal on my Equinox, smiled, and pulled out my pin pointer to poke down into the bowels of this sticker bush. Carefully reaching inside and locating the signal with the pin pointer, I zeroed in on the target. Even so, it was still invisible and took 3 tries to grab it in the dead leaves at the base of the bush. A happy Dayanne put the ring back on her finger. A pleasure to meet you, and thank you for the reward.