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Lost Diamond Engagement Ring Found, Dawesville Bushland, Mandurah, Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.
White gold and diamond engagement ring lost and found

Sheree’s Precious

Adam called to ask if I hire detectors as his partner Sheree had gone over the back fence of their home to retrieve a ball from the bushland and when she returned she noticed her precious engagement ring was awol.

I said yes I do but I don’t generally recommend it since it’s a tool that takes years to understand how to use properly. It’s the detector in your head that is the most important when searching for a lost ring and I don’t cost much more than hiring just the detector! Long story short an hour or so later I arrived, climbed over the back fence and began searching with my Garrett At-Pro metal detector. After a few passes, various responses from my detector and a couple of heart starter’s, I received a strong, clear signal with the sort of target I.D number I had estimated for the ring and clearing the leaf litter found Sheree’s diamond engagement ring glittering among the forest debri. Sheree was away at a friend’s place being consoled so I handed the ring to her partner and his smile gave me an inkling of what her’s would look like when she returned home. Happy New Year Sheree!

First Find A Man Who’s Lost His Ring, Then Find The Lost Ring! Silver Sands Beach, Mandurah, Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

 

Lost engagement ring in the sand

Nathans Lost Engagement Ring

Today started with a problem. My phone’s battery had died overnight and once I’d thrown it on the charger and turned it on, it notified me I had voicemail. The message was from Nathan who’d lost his white gold, diamond engagement ring either on Silver Sands Beach in Mandurah or between there and his foreshore house this morning. Unfortunately he did not leave his number and as my phone was playing dead at the time of his call, it hadn’t captured his number as a missed call.

Bummer I thought, maybe I’ll try my phone carrier to see if they can retrieve it. I called customer service and left the phone on speaker phone, took a shower and having just a few clues to go on from Nathan’s message headed off to Mandurah about an hour south of Perth. Not far from Mandurah the call mysteriously! ended at 50 mins without them answering, so I rang again. I arrived at Silver Sands Beach and scouted the beach for any poles (which Nathan said in his message he had placed in the beach to mark the site – top work bloke!) and then I saw them far up the beach. I got back in the car and drove up a few more beach access ways before confirming the ‘stick’s with flags’ must be what I was looking for.

Nathan had also mentioned he’d been in front of his house so I figured I might get lucky knocking on the door of the three closest houses or that one of them would know about the lost ring so that’s what I tried. Boya! First door knocked was the owner of the lost ring. Now I could finally turn off the annoying music and “your call is important to us” messages!

Nathan invited me in and explained he’d been for a swim about 5.30 am and had left his ring on the arm of his sunnies and put them in his cap. Unfortunately he forgot about the ring and soon discovered back at the house that he no longer had it.

Lost engagement ring found with metal detector silver sands beach mandurah

Happy Days!

I decided to grid search the beach area he’d marked out first and had a little heart starter when my detector produced a soft, clean, ‘gold sounding’ signal not long after starting, but on retrieval of the target I found an old $2 coin in my hand. Not exactly what I’d been hoping for.

I continued to search methodically up and down the beach, doing the ‘shuffle’ to mark where I’d searched. about the 4th line in I got a strong, clean hit from my precious. As I knelt down to scoop for the target I realised the ring was staring at me, just visible in the sand. Picking it up I saw the three diamonds it should have on it sparkling in the sun and knew I’d found Nathans ring. I raced back to the house and presented the ring to it’s beaming owner.

Nathan invited me to have a beer with him and we swapped a few stories before I headed off on the journey back to Perth.

As I drove off, I recounted the day’s events and thought what a great result, considering I first had to find an owner and then find his ring.

Happy New Year Nathan!

 

I may not have a beard but.. Merry Xmas Nikki, Ringfinders Style!

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

What an extraordinary day! After a relatively poor afternoons detecting in the water at one of Perths most popular beaches I returned to my ute and now in a towel threw my wetsuit in the back. I was thinking I must check my phone to see if I had any messages when I turned to see a man on the road and a bike in the air! I rushed down the road (in a towel) to find the man had gone over the handle bars when a car had left the curb in front of him. He was not at all comfortable and may have broken his shoulder besides a serious dose of gravel rash. Luckily a lifegaurd was not far away and was able to take over as while this was going on I’d left my metal detector sitting on the back of my ute. The

Great work Niki! This made it all possible.

ambos duly arrived and it was now that I got in the car and checked my phone. I noticed there was a message from Niki regarding two lost rings. I called her straight away and found the message had been left 3 days before!  She had lost her diamond and platinum wedding set in the water at Whitfords beach whilst on holiday here. From England she now lives in Malaysia but was currently in Melbourne!

As usual the weather forecast was getting worse again over the next few days so being christmas day and only being 20 mins drive I thought it best to have a go asap. I asked Niki if she could send a google earth placemark of where she thought she’d lost the ring and photos of the rings I was looking for while I drove straight to Whitfords beach.

That would be one of em!

After seeing the rings and the location on my phone, and much to the astonishment of the last beach goers, I ran down to the waters edge just as the sun was setting, gouged a start line in the sand with my foot and started searching at some pace into and out of the water, in out, in out, in pulltab, out tent peg, in platinum diamond wedding band, BIG yehaaaa!

I was so excited I almost forgot theres another ring that should be around here somewhere. A few more sweeps of my coil and there it was, another super soft signal (platinum can be very hard to detect).

And that would be its brother!

I peered into my sandscoop and sure enough, there was Niki’s lovely diamond engagement ring, sparkling in my headlights beam!

I called Niki to tell her the wonderful news and when she answered and asked how I was, I was all of a sudden speachless, then I simply said ‘merry christmas Niki!’

I guess it was 11 pm or so in Melbourne when I called, and so it would seem that santa left his very best for last this year…

“Yep, RingFinding Is An Actual Thing, How Can I Help?”, Scarborough Beach, Western Australia

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

“Yep, ringfinding is an actual thing, how can I help!” was my reply when I got a call from Brett who’d lost his white gold wedding band in the water whilst at the dog beach this morning. He’d been poking around on google when he found ‘TheRingFinders.com’ and then me. He said he was surprised to find such a service existed, and in Western Australia.

After telling me what had happened, I checked the weather conditions and realised I needed to attempt a recovery asap as the wind, swell and tides were getting worse and it may be a week before better conditions for a search in the water might arrive.

Happy happy happy joy joy joy!

I asked if Brett could meet me at the beach in 40 mins to show me where he felt he had been in the water.

After meeting at the carpark I asked him to go to the beach ahead of me while I ‘suited up’, and place a ‘witches hat’ (road safety cone) as close as possible to where he felt he’d lost the ring. Brett had explained they had made some sandcastles in the morning so we could easily find where they had been.

When I got to the beach my heart sank a little as first I realised the sea had washed away the sandcastles (making locating the search area all the more difficult) and secondly the sea conditions did not look at all good for a wading search and in fact shortly after starting the search Brett and I could not move forward against the strong undertow which was also folding my detectors coil back against the shaft!

A bit depressed about the situation I left the water and asked Brett if there was any chance he might have lost it on the beach? He said he felt strongly that he had lost it in the water but could not be sure so I placed a ‘witches hat’ about 5 m either side of the one he had placed and began searching the beach. The first half of the search area produced only one target, you guessed it, a bottle cap! Now normally beer bottle caps are the bane of all metal detectorists (our beaches, parks and roadsides are literally loaded with these and aluminium pull tabs) but in this case when I showed Brett he remembered having seen it whilst mucking around that morning so we knew we were very close to where he had been. This certainly raised my hopes and mood!

As I approached the waves when I started searching the other half of the search area I got a great signal and thought, surely this is it..

As I retrieved the target I could not believe what I was seeing, I had just found a thick gold chain just a few inches down in the sand! On closer inspection we found it was ‘gold plated’ and since we were on a dog exercise beach I figure it was lost by a dog, not a human! (Anyway unless a dog calls to claim it, my dog Dylan now has some ‘lucky’ bling to wear for special occassions such as future ring finding assignments!)

Resuming the search I made another pass up and back and right at the waters edge got another solid signal from my metal detector. Feeling in the sand I felt the unmistakeable shape of a ring and exposing it from the sand, looked up to Brett and said “would this be your ring?”.

Well you can imagine the relief we all felt when Brett began to smile from ear to ear and said “yep, thats definately it”. And so ended the search for another ‘lost smile’. Kudos to Brett for finding near enough, the exact spot where he and his family had been. In the end the ring was within a few meters of the cone he had placed on the beach and I must have been very close to standing on it as I walked down to search the water when we first arrived!

It is always so rewarding to reunite people with their sentimental items, and this one was no exception, I can’t wait for that next call…

Lost Wedding Band Found In Langley, BC.

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

I got a call from a young man asking if I could help him find his lost wedding band. What I didn’t know was he lost his wedding band 24 hours after he was married. When I arrived at his parents place he told me the story how he came to find out that his ring was gone at the end of the day. The thing was he didn’t know exactly where the ring had fallen off his finger.

He said that he was playing ping pong in the back yard and was doing a few other things in the yard that day. It was a big yard and it took me 2 hours to do a cross grid search, with no luck. I asked if he had checked his car and he said he vacuumed and checked it inside out but no ring. It was looking like it would have to be in his parents house but for some reason I felt like I needed to check the car as in my experience rings have a way of finding hiding spots.

After 2 minutes of search the car and under the passengers seat I caught a glimpse of his ring in a little hiding spot for the seat motor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I believe if I didn’t check the car it would have been there for a very long time…If I had started the car first it would have been a fast recovery!!

I love my job! If you’ve lost your ring please contact a member nearest your location on TheRingFinders.com

 

Watch video of the search…

 

Family Crest Ring Lost on Beach in Avalon,NJ Recovered by NJ Lost Ring Finder!

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

I received a call from a couple asking for my help to find a family crest ring that was lost on the beach earlier that day. The guy had taken it off to go swimming and put it in a handbag but somehow it had fallen out when they left. He explained that everyone in his family has the same ring bearing their family crest so it really meant a lot to him.

We arrived at the spot where they had been sitting on the beach and I marked off a 20 x 20 area and began to search the area with my White’s Beach Hunter ID metal detector. After a few coins and trash items I received a good solid gold signal and scooped up the sand and spotted his ring in my scoop! The couple was sitting nearby hoping the ring to be found and as I held it in the air I could see the relief on their faces. Another great day! Recovery #104

Lost Engagement Ring On Beach in Margate,NJ Recovered by NJ Lost Ring Finder!

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

I was contacted by a young girl who had lost her engagement ring in the ocean while swimming 5 days earlier. Although she had posted it on Craigslist and others had gone out and searched for it her ring was still lost somewhere in the surf. After speaking with her and getting a description of the area where she lost it I told her I would go out that night to see what I can do? 5 days of being tossed around in the water,buried in the sand or possibly found by someone else metal detecting I wasn’t sure it be a successful hunt but you never know until you look. Arriving at the beach that night at low tide I started searching the area in front of the life guard stands in the wet sand. After about 30 minutes and digging a few coins I got a nice signal from my White’s metal detector scooped up the sand and as the water washed through the scoop I could see her ring laying in the bottom! I immediately took a picture and sent it to her and was right away granted with a very excited young lady who had been praying for my success in recovering her very special ring. We agreed to meet the following week on that beach on her birthday for the return. Happy birthday! Congratulations Jenny! Another great recovery!

Diamond Wedding Rings Lost in the Ocean at Sanibel Island . . . Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

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Therese was enjoying her vacation at Sanibel with her husband Lewie until her diamond and gold wedding ring set fell off her hand ino the gulf water at Lighthouse Beach.  Shorly thereafter my wife and I received the desperate phone call from Therese asking for our assistance in locating the rings.

Because we already had another ring find call scheduled, we made arrangements to come to the island for a quick meeting to get an idea as to the location and area of where the rings were thought to have been lost.  After a short meeting, we promised to come back to that location later in the evening after we were finished with the previously scheduled appointment.

About 10:30 that evening, we arrived back on Sanibel Island ready to do our search. A few hours passed and no rings.  Another search the next morning finally proved to be successful.  The missing rings were found!

Because Therese and Lewie had already boarded a flight back to their home state, they didn’t get the news until later in the day.  Words cannot describe how excited we all were.  Arrangements were made to overnight the rings back to Therese so she could be reunited with the rings that belong on her hand.  Her smile in the photo says it all!  We are so happy we could be a part of another successful ring find!
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LOST RING ON CARLSBAD BEACH

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

Just got home and the phone rings. Hi John, I got your number on the internet “TheRingFinders.com
I situp cause I feel a hunt coming on.

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I was down at the beach at tower ?? last night and lost my 25 yr old wedding ring. I asked more info on area and asked if he could meet
NOW. He said yes, so we both headed there. Parking was packed so I called him and let him know where to park. Then my phone died, damn. I get to the area and start detecting, nail, nail, nail, quarter, penny, penny.
I look up to see a man waveing so I go over, Hi I’m Colin, I think I was way down there. I said you must have big feet. 🙂 he had said 50′ ft from tower. We both laugh and head down the beach, only off by 50′.
Almost every call is off.
Did the whole area but nothing,? So I head closer to the water between a group who had offered to mover there stuff and
beep beep. I was smilein so I turned my back to him as I looked in to see a mens 14k gold band. Ok, what color is it ? He says Yellow 14k stamp is worn off. I hand him the ring and the beach comes alive with claps and cheers. What a great feeling. As we walk back he tells me he called his ins but had a $1,000.00 deductable. Ouch.
That doesnt matter now cause he’s got it back.
When you really want it back,
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Lost rings found and returned on Del Mar beach

from Del Mar (California, United States)
Contact: 1-858-945-0180

August 7, 2015  Here’s one for the books. I was hunting in the dry sand around 15th street in Del Mar on Sunday the 2nd when Mike approached me and asked if I had found his tungsten wedding band. I was hunting right in the area where he had lost it the previous day during an outing with his family. I told him I had not, but would be happy to look for it. I had been hunting all morning so I could only put in another 30 minutes or so before I had to head home. I got his information and told him I’d look for it the next day. Well the next morning I found it a couple hours after arriving at the beach. Mike was surfing that day and actually met me on the beach before I started my search but I couldn’t find him before I had to leave so I texted him with the good news and we agreed to meet the next day. Now here’s where it gets good. On Tuesday morning I receive a text from Mike. He has a high fever and asks if I can hang on for a couple days until he feels better. Wednesday afternoon I receive a text and he asks if we can meet on Thursday. Unfortunately I can’t meet that day but Friday will work, he agrees. Later that day I get another text and he tells me he was talking to his sister in law Dianna about my finding his ring and she tells him that she had lost hers as well, wading in the water and wanted to know if I had come across it. She sent him a picture and he forwarded it. I HAVE IT!! I found it the day I met Mike. It’s a big beautiful silver and turquoise number. So, cut to the chase, Friday morning I return both rings to Mike. I gotta tell ya, that was a thrill. His 10 year anniversary is coming up and he was really happy to have his ring back. Congratulations Mike. Thanks for the nice reward and I hope to see you on the beach again sometime (Not wearing your ring!!).  He’ll be mailing Dianna’s ring back to her, I’m hoping to get a picture from her.

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