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Diamond Heirloom Ring Lost and Found.. Twice! Palm Beach, Rockingham, Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

I’d just been beaten out of the water by mother nature trying to find a lost gold and diamond ring at Leighton Beach in Perth when I got a call from Dan who’s wife had lost a very sentimental gold and twin diamond ring her mother had passed down to her. During our conversation I learnt that Dan had already bought a metal detector and scanned the sand around the volley ball net where she’d lost it. He had not had any luck. Although an hour down the coast from me at Palm Beach, in Rockingham and after having already spent 3 hrs or so detecting in building ocean conditions I agreed to come down straight away as Dan, Chloe, their son, daughter and friends were still at the beach where Chloe had felt her ring come off.

The family had set up their own mini volleyball net and it was here that Dan showed me where Chloe had been when she felt it come off as she was not yet back. I set about searching her side of the court first even though physics would often dictate that the ring had gone over the net somewhere, possibly even into the water just 5-6m away.

I got a bit excited when I quickly got a loud (recently lost), double blip signal from my headphones.

Damn.. its a drinks ringpull.. that will learn me I thought, it sounded too good to be true

The next signal I mentally analyzed a tad slower in my head then looked over to Dan and said “this

sounds even better!” The great sounding target was not in a good place physics wise but I drove my sand scoop into the sand under the shallow signal and felt something solid hit the bottom as I lifted it out of the sand.

In the bottom was a silver ring.. Oh and it has two lovely diamonds on it.. I looked again to Dan as I removed the ring from the scoop and said “can’t be too many twin diamond white gold rings just lying around eh?”. Dan was already running toward me and quickly identified it as his wifes ring.. Dan’s face was priceless, a mix of dis-belief, joy, excitement and thanks!

Chloe was actually out on a jetski at the time so I said to Dan and friends “why don’t we make this a bit more special? Believe it or not I convinced Dan to actually throw it back in the sand but on the side of the court where by right’s it should have flown in the first place. I resumed detecting as Chloe was nearing on the jetski. Dan brought her over to introduce us and I began to ask her version of what had happened and then asked her to show me. She demonstrated the spike she did when she felt the ring come off and I indicated the theoretical line the ring may have gone to her. I then started detecting toward it knowing I would just miss it moving away from her but detect it coming back toward her. When I did I took my headphones off and called her over. When she was kneeling beside me I siad “now just have a feel carefully in the sand just there..”. Well although she was careful I actually saw the ring nearly touch her hand, twice, before I pointed to exactly where to feel in the sand. Well Chloe was exstatic when she finally lifted her mum’s ring from the sand, she’d looked shocked at first but then erupted in a huge smile of realisation it really was her mum’s ring. Next she gave me a big hug then an amazed look!

It was now that Dan and I explained what had really happened and showed her where I had actually found it!

The family smile pic shows the effect all this had on them, turning a not so good day at the beach into a great one..

Loved doing this search for you guys.. happy new year!

Lost Ring Found At Turtle Bay Resort

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)
Contact: 1-808-285-8370

Another happy customer


Received a call from Vytas on vacation from California he called me around 4:30 pm so I rushed down to Turtle Bay Resort before the sun went down.
I literally put the coil on the sand and took 3 swipes and found the ring I think it took me about 10 seconds.
Another happy customer!

Precious Ring Lost In The Ocean, Hammersley Pool, Perth, Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

Milena called about midday to ask if I could find her diamond and ruby, gold ring which she had lost whilst swimming in Hammersley Pool two day’s prior. I said “sure can” and “there’s no time like now” and soon set about throwing my gear in the ute and headed straight to Hammersley Pool about an hours drive away. Normally I would have taken only one detector and off loaded my dive gear before leaving.. what a shame I didn’t but the reason for this comment will become clear a little later in the story..

Four or five people had been searching for Milena’s precious ring the day before in snorkling gear but alas it had not been found.

What a beauty Milena!

Milena had a pretty good idea where it had come off so I handed her my video camera as I felt confident it would soon capture me finding her ring. I waded into the water and began detecting across the pool to the reef at the back of the pool. About three meters from the reef I heard the first signal to come from my whites surfmaster underwater metal detector so far and the signal smacked of being a gold ring.

I had my back to Milena as I pushed my scoop into the sand under where the signal had come from and shook the scoop as I raised it to the surface. I was pretty certain this was her ring and if whatever it was, was in the first scoop it had not been very deep and that meant it had not been there for long and was therefore even more likely to be Milenas ring. Just before the scoop appeared above the water I felt a solid object hit the bottom of the scoop, this turned into a rattle, a distinctly gold sounding rattle. Tentatively I looked in and low and behold Milenas gorgeous ruby and diamond ring lay in the bottom.

I took a moment to think, then abruptly turned around, lifted my detector in the air with one hand and Milenas ring in the other and yelled “Yeaahh, I’ve found it Milena!”

Me, Milena, her ring and her son, daughter and three grandchildren all enjoying the moment..

I was so excited I literally paddled, ran and jumped my way back toward the beach and we reckon I managed to put her ring back in her hand in about two minutes flat!

 

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Beach Wrestling Causes Wedding Ring Loss, Rottnest Island, Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

Riley and a heap of mates had been touring Rottnest Island during a friends buck’s party when he had lost his wedding ring. The poor bloke had only gotten married just the week before! He had discovered his ring was missing while waiting for the half hour ferry ride back to Perth. A quick google for ‘metal detecting service’ had turned up my number and he called me from the ferry.

He explained that there had been a fair bit of alcohol drunk and he couldn’t be sure when he had lost it. I knew from his account that there were about 10 of them in the group so I figured a few photo’s were likely to have been taken during the day’s various activities.

Scene of the crime!

They were all together on the ferry and most were still having a pretty good time by the sound of it! This made communication difficult but after asking Riley to check any photo’s they had to see when he last had his ring on we were able to narrow it down to the very last activity which had been a wrestling match on the sand in a remote secluded bay on the south side of Rottnest Island called Porpoise Bay. Although it could have been lost anywhere from the road, down a bush track to the remote beach, it certainly seemed most likely that the wrestling ring in the sand was where the ring would be.

It was now too late for me to catch the last ferry out to the Island so I planned to get on the first ferry in the morning and hopefully find Riley’s precious before he had to tell his wife what had happened!

The next day I arrived on the Island with my metal detector and bike and set off for the south coast and Porpoise Bay. The actual site is called Henrietta Rock’s which is named after the Henrietta shipwreck which is only meters off the cliffs and is often partially out of water at low tide.

The lads had marked a large wrestling circle in the sand and had been taking turns to turf each other out of the circle but when I got to the beach I found no evidence of the circle as although it was close to low tide a stiff south west wind was keeping the beach awash with water and although I was able to detect, the water was full of seaweed which made the detector I had brought with me a little unsuitable. I resolved to come back in a few hours as I expected the wind to die off over the next few hours and make it a bit easier to search the area properly.

Riley’s 1 week old wedding ring

When I returned there was a beach again so I was soon in search of the ring. I realised I’d made the right decision to wait as I found the Riley’s ring on just my third pass and only just in the water. I knew I had actually metal detected over the ring earlier but not heard it due to the false signals and trouble the seaweed had caused. When I retrieved Riley’s ring it took 3 scoops to dig it out! It was down a good 12″ already in just one night.

Pretty pleased with myself I headed back to the road to get some cellphone reception and called Riley to tell him the news. He really was over the moon about it as he said he didn’t really think I would find it but that he had had to try so at least he could tell his wife he had tried everything to get it back!

Order has been restored!

I met Riley and his wife later that day to return the ring, and he had told her the full story by this time so both were very happy as evidenced by their smile photo. Happy days you two!

Love what I do..

Fire, Fire, Fire And A Lost Wedding Ring Rescue, Perth, Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

Keith and his wife Julie had been visiting their daughter when during a light hearted bit of volleyball Julie had spiked the ball only to feel her wedding ring shoot straight up in the air but did not see where it had come down again.

Julie and family posed with her ring returned.

When I arrived I could see that the entire volleyball court had been methodically hand raked by the whole family for several hours but alas they had not found the missing ring.

I asked Julie to stand where she thought she had been at the time of the loss and demonstrate the spike she had done when she felt her wedding ring shoot off. It was pretty much a vertical movement so I began my search along the edge of the net on her side of the volleyball court.

The first signal I got I knew was not her ring but it had all the signs of being an aussie $2 coin which it was but the second signal had a distinct double tone which many shallow rings will give and sure enough there it was Julie’s fabulous wedding ring! Well the family couldn’t believe I’d been able to find it in under a minute when they’d all spent several hours looking for it on hands and knees!

One wedding ring no longer mis-behaving!

After a few smile photos and a bit of back slapping I returned to my car and set off home. As I drove out the gate my phone rang so I pulled over and took a call from a fellow ringfinder on the side of the road. As I was speaking to him about an unsuccessful underwater search for a diamond earing lost during a night dive (who goes night diving wearing expensive diamond earings) I said hang on.. I got out of the car and ran up the road towards the smoke I had just noticed about 150 meters ahead at the intersection of the road I was on and sure enough it was a fresh bushfire starting on the side of the road. We’d had a 42 degrees celsius day only four days back and Perth has had a total fire ban in place for a long while now.

Fire out! Not much to see, just a little smoke in front of fire truck..

I ran back to the car and screamed up the road to it to find the flames were already 3-4 meters high. I tried stopping two cars as they drove by it but they just keep going.. you can probably imagine what I yelled after them!! The next car did stop and all he had was a spade so I said call the fire dept while I get some water back down the road. I managed to get a full size fire extinguisher from one of the residents where I’d just rescued the ring and raced back to the fire and in my best firefighting shorts and thongs managed to put out about 90% of the fire. I raced back to where I’d gotten the extinguisher from expecting another one to be ready for me as there were many units there but was told “sorry but we can’t give you another due to the property policies!!!!” I didn’t wait around to argue but obviously I was astonished.

I returned to the fire and noted the police had already arrived. One of the officers was standing 3 meters from the fire with a small fire extinguisher just staring at the fire which had by now grown again and as I approached him I said “are you going to use that?”. He replied “do you know how to?” I didn’t answer of course, I simply grabbed it from him, pulled the lock pin and put out 99% of the fire before the bottle was empty. Luckily as I got back onto the road the local bush fire truck arrived and soon wet the area down to prevent re ignition… pheww.

This situation was so so close to becoming a major bush fire requiring helicopters etc.

All in a days work eh. Ring Rescues to the rescue!!

Heirloom Ring Lost For Five Years.. Found! East Fremantle, Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

A little bit of magic!

Julie had a great day recently when one of two sentimental rings which had dissapeared five years ago suddenly appeared in the sand outside her home. Her grandson had a habit of throwing things out the window and when she found one of the rings recently she thought perhaps the other more sentimental ring (her mothers) might be nearby. This encouraged her to think about the possibility it could be found with a metal detector.

Julie then tried searching ‘metal detecting service’. Uncle google soon gave up my contact details and after explaining what she thought may have happened I asked her to take some photo’s of the area so I could determine how best to go about finding it.

After seeing where the first ring had turned up I felt confident that her mum’s beautiful ring would likely be not far away and arranged a time the next day to come and search for it.

The house had been built around the end of WW2 so over the years all sorts of metal rubbish had accumulated in the garden bed outside the window the first ring had been thrown out so I had to detect and remove a fair amount of it as there were plenty of signals in the range I was looking for. After clearing the area somewhat I was now able to detect the area properly without so much signal masking and before long I got the exact sort of signal I was hoping for.. a quick excavation of the target revealed the beautiful pure ironstone gem set in her mother’s ring. Julie’s daughter had just announced she had to leave and was about to do so when I said “umm can you come back for a minute?”

Still looking great after 5 years hiding in the dirt!

Julie and her daughter came back out onto the deck above me and when they looked over I just beamed them a smile as I pointed to the ring still in the dirt to my left. After a moment they put it all together and turned to embrace each other as the emotion washed over them. This was just priceless to watch and why I absolutely love what I do!

Engagement Ring Found Under Patio Deck, Perth, Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

Ring swallowing timber deck!

Portia called to ask my help in finding her wedding band. She knew where she had lost it but had already hired a metal detector only to find it had just beeped at her husband constantly due to all the bits of wire, screws and nails etc under their deck.

Portia’s all smiles again..

Haaalow!

I said no problem and arranged a time to visit her and search for it. I had to lay on my stomach and squeeze myself forward under the decking and quickly realised a full size detector was not suitable due to the amount of metal rubbish under the deck. This was a job for my trusty pinpointer and after thinking about the possible physics involved as the ring had come through the decking I decided on one corner being the most likely place it would be. About five minutes later I yelled, “Yes, I’ve found it!” from under the deck. Portia said her husband had been under there for over an hour and couldn’t believe I found it so quickly.. as you can see in the photo Portia is all smiles again..

Love what I do..

Eagle Harbor Bainbridge WA Underwater Wedding Ring Recovery

from Mercer Island (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-206-618-8194

   

Teresa called me asking for my help in recovering her lost gold diamond wedding ring of twenty-seven years. She told me the story that started several month prior. Teresa and her husband has just returned from a sailing voyage and on this day they were having a relaxing party on their boat as it was docked in their Eagle Harbor slip. Teresa remembers she was fidgeting with her ring finger and some how she managed to shoot the ring off her finger, it flew threw her hair, over the sail boat railing and down into the water below. Her husband witness the whole event and confirmed that the ring was in fact resting in the bottom of the Puget Sound waters.

After this the couple hired a young local diver that had been doing some underwater boat work but he had no success. Teresa’s husband a former dive instructor took a turn and could not locate the ring. They then called upon an old friend a professional diver that brought along a metal detector. He came up with a bucket full of trash but no diamond ring. Teresa’s husband took another dive with the metal detector and still no ring was found. At this point everyone was felling rather hopeless it wold ever be recoverd.

One of Teresa’s coworkers suggested in a joking manner why not get a replacement ring since your old you soon won’t remember the difference anyway.

After thinking if over Teresa went to a jewelry store that was having a going out of business sales event. She explained her story as she picked out a replacement ring from a catalog. Where her special order arrived after she paid for the ring she had immediate buyers remouse and graciously the jeweler refunded her money and took the ring back. However he did look her straight in the eyes and said you will never get that old ring back.

At this pint Teressa wad determined to find a way to get her diamond wedding ring recovered. She remembered hearing something about TheRingFinders and thankfully she did!

Grab a bag of popcorn and watch how the full story unfold here.
On this recovery mission we enlist the support of the submergible PVC gird.

 

Cheers,

Jeff Morgan

SeattleRingHunter

Lost White Gold Wedding ring lost in CDA Idaho, Was Found!!

from Spokane (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-509-263-8995

The same choices made everyday are often the same choices made right before one might lose their ring. Likewise for Jamie, when her husband had come home she brought out her two wound up dogs for their moonlight walk. The air’s cool grip clung on tight that night but never the less when the walk was finished the dogs, Jamie’s husband and Jamie all had fun playing around in the pile of leaves. The playing in the leaves came to a close and the family retired back into the house. Upon a quick glance and with a rapid heart beat “my ring is missing” slipped out of Jamie’s mouth. The search was on. Flashlights and retraced steps left both Jamie and her husband at a loss. The next morning the dogs where lethargic with Jamie’s sadness. The only thing Jamie could possibly do was surfed the web for answers. The Knot, a wedding website, told her to call The Ring Finders. So Jamie sent me a frantic text, “I lost my ring are you still available?” I quickly called her and talked about the unfortunate night she had been through and then made arrangements to meet her after work. I knew that the ring could be anywhere in the leaves, on the path they took, in the yard, or on someone else’s hand. Hopeful I took off on my search. A quick pass in the pile of leaves, a stroll through the yard and back in the pile of leaves lead me straight to her ring. With a bit of confidence I looked over my shoulder at Jamie walking beside me and gave her a smile. ” If this signal isn’t your ring I’ll be surprised,”I said. I bent down and slowly pulled back the pile of leaves and revealed Jamie’s lost ring. The choice to enjoy life and have fun is always best, but when something like a lost ring steals away the joy, make sure to remember A Ring Finder is near and willing to help. Thanks Jamie for trusting The Ring finders.

Lost Wedding Ring Found In The Ocean, Warnbro Dog Beach, Perth, Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

Paul had been at the beach with a group of friends when he decided on going for a swim, unfortunately on his return he discovered that his gold wedding band hadn’t!

After a quick chat on the phone I asked him to go back to the beach and landmark the sandcastle the kids had built which he said he had swum in front of.

This gave me a good reference point to use as a centre point for my search area.

After searching the beach front and about 10 m wide by 30 m out into the water with no joy I rang Paul and sent him a few photo’s from the search site. We both agreed after some discusion that I should extend the serach area to the south. I had only gone in and out 3 times when just over halfway out I finally heard what I’d been waiting for..

Mint day.. Mint result!

a loud but soft edged signal with a distinct double tone..

Paul’s precious.. Found and returned.

A few moments later I looked into my sand scoop and there it was, gleaming in two tone glory!

Love what I do..