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Lost Wedding Ring Found… Cedar Falls, Iowa


My neighbor lady approached me last week and said her son-in-law had lost his wedding band while building a privacy fence at her sisters house last weekend.

They rented a detector right away and couldn’t find it. I guess she didn’t think I would drive up that far but I told her that is what I do!

I arrived this morning about 10 a.m. and searched the entire backyard on both sides of the fence first. It was a fairly new house and there wasn’t many targets or much junk. The ring would have screamed out if it was there. She told me they were worried that it was buried in the two foot deep cement they used for footings and I was beginning to wonder if it was.

I told her I would search the side yard and the front yard too. I made one pass in the side yard coming towards the front yard and got a good signal. I looked down and through the grass I could see it. What a great feeling!

Unfortunately the young man wasn’t there for a picture but here is a picture of his ring.DSCF1638

Good luck to all you ringfinders,

Norm Slaymaker

Metal Detecting Grouse Mountain Ski Resort for a lost Gold Wedding Band…Found

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Friday afternoon I got a call from a young man who was visiting from Columbia, he told me he lost his gold wedding band while he and his wife were up at Grouse Mountain Ski Resort checking out the snow that has arrived early this year.

I was at work when he called and I know he was hoping I could come out that afternoon to help find his wedding band but I couldn’t get to him till the next day. We set a time to meet (8:45am) for Saturday and off we went to the top of the mountain.

When we got up there he showed me the area were the ring was lost in the snow,  it wasn’t that deep. However there was lots of nails all around and that makes it a bit of a tough search! I just eliminated the possibilities and in less then 30 minutes in about 5 inches of snow I found his gold wedding band.


I love my job! As soon as I showed him the ring I could tell that they both were so happy! When I handed it to him he kissed his wife!


It was nice meeting you both today! Thank you for the kind reward! And I hope you enjoy Vancouver.

Lost something? Call Me ASAP!

You can watch the video of the search below…


  • from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)

This year alone, he has helped reunite nine couples with their rings.

Kevin Niefer uses several metal detectors to find lost wedding rings. (CBC)

Just last week, Niefer got a call from a Calgary couple that would lead him to his toughest assignment to date.

Will Hoff had lost his wedding ring in the Waiparous River near Cochrane. After about an hour of searching in the fast-moving rocky river, Niefer was able to find the ring.

“Are you freaking kidding me?” Hoff exclaimed moments after Niefer plucked his ring out of the water.

Niefer says he isn’t in it for the money. Although couples often compensate him for his efforts, he doesn’t charged them a set amount.

“When you find it and people go ‘Oh no! I can’t believe you found it!,’ That’s pretty exciting, right? And to be able to return something that sentimental — that’s the biggest reward,” Niefer said.



Found wedding band in river



Metal-detector enthusiasts ease the sting of losing the bling – The Columbus Dispatch

  • from Newark (Ohio, United States)

By  Lori Kurtzman The Columbus Dispatch Thursday June 21, 2012 9:24 AM


A Blacklick couple got into an argument one night last month. Cooler heads did not prevail.

It might have felt satisfying, what the man did, but it proved to be a bad decision because, once you chuck your fiancee’s engagement ring into the pitch black of your backyard, chances are you’re not getting it back.

Unless you know Jon Baughman — or any of the other Ring Finders.

They’re a worldwide collective of metal-detector enthusiasts who claim more than 430 successful recoveries of rings lost to wild gestures, extreme gardening and lovers’ quarrels.

“I guess that happens quite a bit,” said Baughman, a Licking County Ring Finder, recalling the email he got from the woman asking him to find her ring in a patch of thick weeds and water. Her fiance had launched it in that direction.

Baughman is 27, a father of two with a third on the way in Washington Township, near Utica. Right now, the former Army National Guardsman is looking for work, so he figured he’d try to make some cash from the hobby his wife’s grandfather introduced him to years ago.

A few months ago, he came across the Ring Finders website, which was started by a Canadian man who seems to enjoy nothing more than reuniting people with their jewelry. The site is full of success stories, emotional tales of lost rings. In one story, a finder salvages a clumsy proposal by digging up the ring a brain surgeon buried in the beach sand and promptly lost.

Baughman added his name to the directory in February.

He charges $25 to respond to a call. He figures that’s enough for gas and a Gatorade. He’s more interested in helping than making money. He asks for a reward only if he actually finds the ring.

The ring in Blacklick initially eluded him. He had the fiance throw test rings, trying to re-create the mood of that night, seeing where the diamond might have landed. But after three hours of searching, he lost the sunlight and found nothing.

He came back another day and worked quickly, already familiar with the area. Within 15 minutes, there it was — a shiny little declaration of love.

He texted a photo of the ring to the fiancee. She was elated.For perhaps obvious reasons, the woman asked not to be identified in this story, but she said she and her fiance are getting along much better now. They plan to marry by the end of summer.

Baughman doesn’t get sentimental about such things. He’s a detective, not a therapist.

“The main thing is being satisfied that you did find the ring,” Baughman said. “And next time they throw it, they’ve already got your number there to call.”





The Rocky Mountains Lost Gold Rings/The Things We Do For Love!

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Rocky Mountains Lost Gold Rings...Found

The Rocky Mountains Lost Gold Rings...Found

The Rocky Mountains Lost Gold Rings...Found

The Things We Do For Love

Hi its Chris Turner here, I just got back from the Rocky Mountains near Lake Louise (20 hour drive there and back) where I met with Wayne who came all the way from Australia (13,204KM) for one day to show me the area his lady friend lost her 5 gold wedding rings by the side of the highway over 14 months ago.

Wayne felt horrible and responsible because he had invited her to come with him to Calgary to help get her mind off things and to see the Rocky Mountains.

His friend took off her rings and put them on her lap to moisturize her hands. Wayne saw a nice photo opportunity and pulled off to the side of the road. While Wayne was taking some pictures of the mountains she jumped out of the car and there went the rings, into the snow.

The thing was she didn’t realize that she’d lost her rings until they got to the airport that night. The rings meant a lot to the lady as they were all from her late husband… Diamond Engagement Ring, Wedding Band, Anniversary Rings…

He felt so bad for his friend that he flew back last Oct. and from the pictures he took in February 2009 he was able to find two of the five rings that were lost. How amazing is that!

He told me that he was on his hands and knees for a day and a half searching for the rings. He was about to give up when he looked down and saw one of her rings…Not far from that ring he found another ring.

He was running out of time so he marked the area where he found the two rings with sticks and rocks, then he used his GPS to tag the area so that he could come back one day and search for the remaining three rings…

When he got back home and gave the two rings to his friend Tia he could see how much it meant to her! Five months later and still hunting him was the fact that there was still three rings out there, he started to search the internet and found my website The Ring Finders.

The first email from Wayne I could tell how much it meant to him to find these three rings for his friend, we set a date and met in Canmore Alberta on April 16, 2010

After meeting Wayne and hearing his story, this was much more then a ring search this was a love story! He knew that his friend Tia loved her husband very much and that the rings were very dear to her, something that could never be replaced and would be passed down to her daughter one day…Hopefully!

I always say every ring has a story, when that ring is lost the story ends… What I try and do is find that ring and help continue that story! And that being said I found them all!

It took me close to one hour and you could see the stress leave his face when the rings were found. They had been there for 14 months on the side of the road and for 14 months he couldn’t stop thinking about these rings…

I found out that he loves this women very, very much and he was such an amazing man to not give up on this search! That was a good thing because they’re doing road work and within months the area the rings were lost at would have been undetectable due to the fact that they are widening the roads.

He is now heading back to Australia with the remaining three rings to surprise her. If you ever wondered what it would feel like to lose something as sentimental as a wedding ring, just think what it would feel like to lose all five rings!

I was as excited as he was knowing that his friend Tia, would be reunited with her rings, it gave me goose bumps to think of what it meant to both of them.

If this was a movie It would be called…  The Things We Do For Love!!! Starring Wayne & Tia …….

I love my job!

Lost something? Call me ASAP!

Chris Turner: 778-838-Find(3463)

You can see the Video Part 1 & 2 of this amazing story.

Rocky Mountains Lost Gold Rings Part 2

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

The Rocky Mountains Ring Search April 2010 Part 2

The Things We Do For Love!