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Ring lost at South Mission Beach found

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

John went to South Mission Beach to enjoy the sand, sun, and surf with his son. He decided to go into the water, so, removed his wedding band and stashed it into his shoe for safekeeping. After returning from the surf, toweling off, and shaking sand from his blanket, his ring ended up being flung into the soft dry sand. They tried searching for it, but, as usual, that search was in vain. In John’s search for help, he was recommended to contact TheRingFinders.com where I come into the picture. Being a warm, sunny, Sunday afternoon, I knew the traffic and parking was going to be a chore, but, waiting until that night, or, next morning was out of the questions as in that period of time, probably a dozen detectorists would have combed that section of beach and the ring would probably be in someone else’s pocket by then. My wife and I headed straight down there,  lucked into a parking spot, and after contacting John for a meeting spot, he directed us to the search area where his son was waiting. John had gone to his car and would meet us shortly. We arrived on site and discovered that the search area was marked out in a 10′ X 10′ box. I went ahead and started to grid while waiting for John to arrive. The first two passes were quiet, but, on the third, I got a very promising signal right in the gold ring/pull tab range. At that instant, John arrived. After introductions and details, I asked John if he still wanted to stay married, as this was his last chance to bail out! He said YES of course, so, I zeroed in on the signal, poked my pin pointer in the sand, and pulled out his ring. An amazed John was very happy and hugged my wife and me in joy. A pleasure to meet you, and thank you for the reward.

How to Find a Lost Ringin the sand in Carpinteria: Expert Tips from a Metal Detector Professional

  • from Santa Barbara (California, United States)

Losing a ring can be a heart-wrenching experience, especially if it’s a lost engagement ring or a lost wedding band. Whether you’re dealing with a lost ring in the yard, garden, or on the beach, it’s crucial to act quickly to increase the chances of recovery. Here’s a real-life story that illustrates how professional help can make all the difference.

Lost Ring in the Sand: Pablo’s Story

One Sunday afternoon, Pablo from San Francisco was visiting Carpinteria. He spent the day relaxing on the beach and playing his guitar. As he stood up and shook the sand off his hands, one of his rings flew off into the sand. Panic set in as he realized he had a lost ring buried somewhere in a 10’ by 10’ area of sand. After an unsuccessful attempt to comb through the sand inch by inch, he decided to look up “how to find a lost ring in the sand.”

This search led him to Ventura County Ringfinder Dave Mac Donald, a metal detector expert renowned for finding lost wedding rings, engagement rings, and other valuables in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Pablo called Dave, and within 50 minutes, Dave had located and returned the lost ring to Pablo’s finger.

Why You Should Contact a Metal Detector Expert

If you’ve lost a ring, time is of the essence. Contacting a professional like Dave Mac Donald can save you time and frustration. Here’s why you should consider reaching out to a metal detecting service instead of trying to rent or buy a metal detector yourself:

  • Skill and Experience: Detecting is a skill that takes time to master. Professionals like Dave have the expertise to find lost items quickly and efficiently.
  • Equipment: High-quality metal detectors used by experts are far more effective than the average rental units available to the public.
  • Success Rate: Professionals have a proven track record of success, having found countless rings and other valuables for their clients.

Services Offered by Dave Mac Donald

Dave Mac Donald, the Ventura County Ringfinder, is available to help you recover lost rings in various locations, including:

  • Lost ring in the sand: Beaches can be tricky, but Dave’s expertise covers all sandy terrains.
  • Lost ring in the yard or garden: Whether it’s a backyard barbecue or gardening mishap, Dave can find your lost ring.
  • Lost ring in the field or water: Even in more challenging environments, Dave’s skills and equipment ensure a high success rate.

Contact Information

If you’ve lost a ring, don’t waste time or money trying to handle it yourself. Call or text Dave Mac Donald at 805-290-5009 anytime, day or night, to get your lost ring back where it belongs.

Ring lost at Mission Bay found

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

Sydney along with her family and friends were visiting here in town. They were having a beach party on Mission Bay to celebrate a friend’s upcoming wedding. Sydney went out into the bay, and when she returned to the sand, shook the water off her hands, and discovered in horror that her engagement ring was also flung off her finger and into the dry sand. Everyone tried to help “finger rake” through the sand to recover the ring, but, no luck. A friend of their’s found TheRingFinders.com and my contact info. I dropped what I was doing, gathered my gear and my wife and headed down to the bay to help. After finding parking a bit away, we walked to the bay boardwalk and beach. Looking down the beach, we could see a white canopy and many people gathered. That looks like the place and it was confirmed after a short text to Sydney. After introductions and the story on how and where the ring was lost, I started my grid of about a 15′ X 15′ box they scraped into the sand and felt was the likely search area. I started at one edge and on the first pass came up with 3 crusty zinc cents, return pass produced just a token and then on the third pass, the sound I was waiting for, a nice engagement ring in the scoop. Cheers all around and a nice hug for me!  A pleasure to meet you all and thank you for the reward.

Lost White Gold Diamond Engagement Band in Newark, OH. “FOUND”

  • from Newark (Ohio, United States)

I received a call about a lost engagement ring. The ring was toss out the car window while driving down the road by one of the kids. The next day, I was able to perform a search along the side of the road where the ring was toss, I search and search and finally the ring was found hiding in the grass. He is very happy to have the ring returned to him.

Lost White Gold Diamond Engagement Band in Newark, OH. “FOUND”

Lost White Gold Diamond Engagement Band in Newark, OH. “FOUND”

Lost White Gold Diamond Engagement Band in Newark, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Ring Maplewood, NJ… Found!

  • from Millburn (New Jersey, United States)
🔍🤵‍👰 The Lost Wedding Ring Sagas: Another Epic Hunt! 🔍🤵‍👰
🎉 So, picture this: Matt, decides to channel his inner landscaper and tackle some yard work in his backyard. 🍂 Little did he know, his wedding ring had other plans for the day… and off it goes, into the wild abyss! 😱
Enter, the mighty metal detectorist of Greenwood Detecting, Kati. 💪 Armed with nothing but a trusty metal detector! 🎬 Cue the dramatic music!
After just minutes of beeping, sweeping, and more beeping (seriously, it’s like Morse code out there), I struck gold! 💍 Matt’s lost wedding ring is FOUND! 🙌
Cue the tears of joy, the triumphant cheers, and probably a victory dance or two. 💃🕺 Because folks, in a world where things seem to disappear faster than socks in a washing machine, there’s still hope. And sometimes, just sometimes, lost treasures find their way back home. 🏡💖
So here’s to Matt, the man with the green thumb and a knack for misplacing bling. And here’s to our metal detectorist friend, who proved that not all heroes wear capes… some wield metal detectors and a whole lot of determination! 🎩🔍

Another ring lost at Coronado found

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

Hunter and his family were here visiting from Arizona and spent the day at the beach in Coronado. While brushing sand off his hands, his gold wedding ring went flying into the soft dry sand. Everyone tried to help find it by raking their fingers through the sand in hopes that they could snag it that way. Unfortunately, that rarely works, and their efforts were in vain. In their search for help, TheRingFinders.com was recommended which brought them to my contact information. As chance would have it, I was already out detecting that day and just had to jump into my vehicle and head over to Coronado. A half hour later, I’m on the scene getting the story and probable location of the ring. About 30 seconds later, I got my first signal, and one right in the range of a typical man’s gold band. Into the sand went the pin pointer, and out came Hunter’s ring. Vacation mood saved and off to dinner they went to celebrate. A pleasure meeting you all, and thank you for the reward.


  • from Jacksonville (North Carolina, United States)

Had a buddy contact me 2-3 weeks ago about one of his buddies that has a daughter that lost 2 small gold rings in their front yard.

I was in town so I reached out to see if I could try and find them.

After an hour or so and switching from Park to General to Deus Mono. The EMI was horrible, but I managed to finally get a program that I could hear the signals over the EMI chatter.

After covering the yard again I finally got a VDI 44 and found one of the two gold rings. This ring is very tiny!

Ring count for 2024: 8
GOLD – 2 (2 – recoveries)
JUNK – 1

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Lost Wedding Band Recovered at Gordon Georgia Farm – Marriage Saved!

  • from Warner Robins (Georgia, United States)

On March 15th I received a call from Matt, who explained how while camping he had lost his uniquely crafted tantalum wedding band.  While on a camping excursion to his good friend’s farm, halfway between Macon and Milledgeville, Matt was taking care of the cooking and needed to remove his wedding band.  Sometime later Matt realized the ring was nowhere to be found on his person or around the area he was sitting during most of the evening.  Matt and his friend did a thorough search the next day, but the ring was lost.  That’s when Matt reached out to me. We arranged to meet at his friend’s farm on Good Friday.  When I arrived, I could not help but notice the beauty and peacefulness of the surroundings.  I enjoyed meeting Matt and we discussed in greater detail the circumstances surrounding his wedding band going missing. I could also see portions of the farm had been taped off for searching.  So with information in hand, the search was on.  I first searched the seating and fire pit areas where a coin spillage was found, but no ring.  My search then expanded outwards from the fire pit in a circular pattern.  After 20 minutes into the hunt, a promising strong tone was emitted from the detector.  A gentle excavation of the location revealed the hunt was a success; Matt’s wedding band had been found!   Matt was overjoyed and immediately contacted his wife to inform her that his wedding band was recovered and was back on his finger. I am extremely grateful for Matt contacting me through ringfinders.com and allowing me to find his wedding band.  Thank you to Matt for his very generous reward.  Your generosity also led to a person in need being blessed.  God is so good!


Special Ring Lost On Emerald Isle Beach Found By Crystal Coast Ring Finders

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

On a surprise trip to Emerald Isle Beach, Nydirah placed her ring on a towel before heading into the water.  When she return to dry off, she picked up the towel and forgot about the ring and it went flying into the sand.  After searching for about an hour with no luck, the couple headed back on a sad long journey home.  Before getting home, Nydirah found Crystal Coast Ring Finders and reached out for help.  When I received the call, it was getting dark and realized the public parking area would be closing soon.  This would leave me with no place to park.  I asked a friend if he knew any spots and offered some risky ideas.  With the help of the police department, I was given some advice on where I could possibly park.  My friend offered to help and I picked him up at a store and headed to the location.  After trying the understand the correct area, Nydirah sent an aerial photo with a spot circled.  As soon as we where inside that circle,  we split up to effectively hunt the area.  Carl came back to me and already had the ring.  I sent a picture and the first day the post officed opened, I mailed Nydirah’s heart ring back to where it belongs… on her finger.

Lost Diamond Gold Wedding Ring Recovered In Baltimore, Maryland!

  • from Baltimore (Maryland, United States)

I was just about to put my equipment away after an earlier recovery this week when I got a call about a lost wedding ring just outside of Baltimore city. The ring was lost while doing yardwork in some very dense ivy. Luckily my schedule was free in the afternoon, so we made plans to meet up immediately. Once I arrived, I was shown the area that the ring was believed to be in. It was a relatively small area approximately 10ft x 6ft, but as the owner stated in was very dense ivy and there was an AC unit, a metal handrail and a large bush in the area. All of these items add complexity to the search. Shortly after finding a few “trash” targets, I got a clean signal from my detector! Upon moving some ivy vines to the side, a glint of gold caught my eye!

Needless to say, the owner was delighted and relieved!

Two successful ring recoveries in less than a week! I hope you never need my services, but if you do, do not hesitate to contact me. And keep in mind, it’s not only jewelry I recover, but anything made of metal that you lost!