Lost platinum wedding band found in water at beach in Naples. It was lost while playing football at the beach on New Year’s Eve. A thorough grid search of the area over course of several days finally produced “the needle in the haystack”, that is by God’s Grace naturally. Happy New Years everyone! Call Mark Greul (239)770-7873 if ever you need a lost ring or jewelry found.
Dillion was throwing a ball for his dog in a snowy soccer field when he felt his gold wedding band slip from his finger. He immediately marked the spot where he had been standing, then he and his wife began searching the area through 6 or 8 inches of snow. After searching for a long time, they decided they would not be able to find the ring by themselves. They found TheRingFinders and gave me a call. I was able to find the beautiful gold ring quickly about 10 or 15 feet from where Dillon lost it.
I received a 911 from the head lifeguard at Oneida Shores Beach that a person had lost his ring while in the water. He was still at the beach so I told the life guard that I would be there in 15 minutes so keep the person there so that I could interview him. The search was short and this video is also short, but the smiles were big and long. Another ring reunited with the rightful owner. Enjoy.
While watching the beautiful sunset with her husband at Vanderbilt Beach, Kim’s iPhone somehow managed to slip out of her pocket and get lost in the dry sand. They looked on and off for several hours with no luck. During a grid pattern search the phone was located. Another very happy person reunited with her lost item, which just so happened to contain hundreds of priceless and irreplaceable photos of her daughters wedding a week earlier. Good luck and God bless!
COMMENT: 3/28/2018 – Mark found my iPhone after I lost it in the sand at Vanderbilt beach this evening. We were frantically looking for it when we got a call from him letting us know he had it. My grandchildren’s photos, my daughters wedding this past Saturday and many other memories would have been lost ! Thank you! Thank you!
Received a text message asking me to look for a ring lost while doing fall cleanup in Wheaton, Illinois. There were 4 possible areas that it could have been lost in. Found it in the first area I hunted. Used my CTX3030. Rang up at 26 VDI.
Monday night Kathy Silbert was bicycling on the roads near her home on the west side of Boulder. She had lost some weight over the last few months and had noted that her rings were loss. On the decent back into Boulder the vibrations of the bike made her rings slip down her finger. She managed to catch her diamond engagement ring but her wedding bad hit the pavement and was nearly instantly out of site. She called her husband Mike and they spent over an hour searching the ditch but the grass kept the rings location a secret.
The following day Mike contacted me and we set a search time. After about an hours search and Mike was ready to call the ring a loss, my detector gave a nice signal and there was Kathy’s ring.
Find of a life time is a common phrase heard in the metal detecting community. It has a different definition than what you will find in this story. Last Monday I got a text concerning a very special lost ring in Natick, MA. A very common story where the parents were playing with the children in the back yard when one action or another dislodged the women’s ring from her finger. The play immediately ceased and the family spent the rest of the daylight looking for the lost ring with no success.
When I arrived at the home the first thing I noticed was the landscaping. The ground in the back yard reminded me of a green and brown loop pile carpeting. In other words there was no real place for a ring to go, so I figured Id be out there in a few minutes flat. Well after 30 minutes of covering the entire back yard with a grid search I came up empty I expanded the search to around corners, under and in any yard toys, and on and in a small shed, but still a big nothing. At that point I made a joke about climbing over into the neighbors yard or checking the gutters. The next words out of my mouth were, “Do you have a ladder?” I am still not sure what that look on Jennifer’s face meant! I got the ladder to check the gutters, but as it turned out they were not going to need a handyman to come by later this fall to clean them out and the roof was pretty much debris free also except for a large platinum ring with 8 crazy diamonds.
Two people playing keep away, an air filled ball, a loose ring, and of course physics will send a ring flying every time. Hope I can attache video and be careful it’s a little loud, but pay attention to the wife and not me. She was very happy!
Video is loud so be careful!!
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On October 16th I was outside playing ball with my family. I reached up with both my hands to catch the ball and I felt my wedding ring come off my finger. All of us immediately started looking for it. My husband
marked the spot where i was and we continued to search. After 1/2 hour my husband decided to go buy a metal detector. My kids went inside and I stayed outside walking back and forth through the yard. My husband returned
and he began to search with the metal detector, still no luck. After 3 hours of nonstop searching i had to come inside to cook dinner. I began to feel hopeless. I have had my wedding ring for 10 years and I felt I had lost a piece
of myself. My husband searched online and he came across ring finders. We contacted Guy and he asked if we wanted him to come out that night or the next day. We agreed that he would come out the next day. I anxiously waited for him
to arrive and was hopeful that he’d be able to find it. The morning I met Guy he asked were the action took place I took him to the backyard. He asked where we were playing and where I thought the ring would be. He began his search
walking up and down the yard. He said the ring might have went over the fence and we might need to search the neighbors yard also. I guess anything could have been a possibility because where I thought it was we weren’t having any
luck. He also had asked if I had a ladder so he could check the gutters/roof. I was thinking that there was no way that it could be in the gutters or on the roof with the way that it had came off my finger. I gave him the ladder from
the shed. He climbed up and was looking all the while I was thinking I should get ready to go ask the neighbors if he could search their yard then Guy pulled out his phone I didn’t realize it then but he was recording this moment
because he had found my ring. I would have never in a million years thought that it was up on the roof. I still get emotional thinking about the moment it was back on my finger. It must have hit the ball in mid air and that’s
how it ended up on the roof. I appreciate Guy so much for his patience and thinking outside the box. I am forever grateful.
Hello Guy this is Jennifer Edwards I apologize for the huge delay in this email but here it is.
I received a call from a gentleman (Tony) who had lost his wedding band. He stated that he lost it in his yard some 5 years ago when he was spreading fertilizer on the lawn. It was a 14K gold band with some diamonds around it. Tony had given up on finding his ring as he had looked and looked for it himself when he lost it and in fact had borrowed a friends metal detector to look for it. He figured it was long gone, but he decided call me and give it one more try.
We met and he gave me all the facts and then we went to his house and started the search. I could see that Tony did not have much faith that I would find the ring, but we pressed on. He know the general area where he lost the ring so that cut down on the search area. Now, because rings sound like pull tabs, aluminum cans, copper wire, etc., (all non-furious metals) we will dig a lot of junk sometimes. The first “target” turned out to be a aluminum can buried in his yard. Then a quarter, then a piece of aluminum foil. The forth target sounded good and I stated that this might be his ring, but also it might be a pull tab off a soda can. We dug a “plug”, flopped it out onto the ground and I scanned the hole and the pug. The target was in the plug so I took out my pin-pointer and it told me that the target was just a few inches under the grass, and right in the middle of the plug. We took the shovel and cut the pug in half and I opened up the plug and THERE IT WAS. Tony’s jaw dropped and he said “No – No, I don’t believe it. There it is” I removed the ring from the plug and gave it to Tony. I think you can see the thrill, the disbelief, and the happiness on his face in the above picture.
He put the ring on his finger and took off to get his cell phone to call his wife. He took a picture of the ring on his finger and sent it off to her. I picked up my gear and went back to my car and just as I got there, Tony’s phone was ringing and his wife was on the phone. Well now I had TWO happy customers.
Tony and myself said our goodbyes, and he gave me a very nice “finders fee”. Thank you very much Tony
This points out something that everyone who losses a valuable should do. If it is lost on public property, (beach, park, sidewalk, etc.), GET IN TOUCH WITH SOMEONE ASAP, as the longer you wait the better chance that someone else finds you valuable. BUT don’t give up on anything lost on private property. All of us in the “Ring Finders” have been successful finding valuables that have been lost for a LONG time.
Jeremy & Crystal contacted us after Crystal’s diamond ring flew off her hand into the yard while playing volleyball in their outdoor pool.
Prior to contacting us, Jeremy had borrowed a metal detector from a friend to search for the lost ring on his own–with no success.
After coordinating our schedules, my wife and I arrived at their Saint James City home to begin the search.
Just before sunset, my CTX 3030 detected a possible target. My wife began spreading apart the grass under the coil and there–lodged in the thick grass roots–lay the missing 18k white gold diamond ring.
A surprised couple were happily reunited with the ring.
We are glad this hunt ended with another successful recovery.
This last May I decided to spend a morning using my metal detector on Sylvan Beach here in Central New York State. The wind was blowing quite hard from the west when I arrived at the beach so it would not be comfortable searching in the water today. That left me the dry sand to search. Working the dry sand is not that productive as most people are able to locate any rings, cell phones, etc. that they drop, but that still leaves lots of coins as targets. Most times working along the beach parallel to the water works best as you can concentrate on the “Blanket Line” where the most items are dropped. This day I worked perpendicular to the water. In other words, down to the water and then back up the sand to the edge of the beach as this covers the edges which are missed most times, and it also works the blanket line at a 90 degree angle to what most of the detectors have worked.
Well that paid off. At the very top of the beach, right next to the fences that separate the beach from the beach houses my Excalibur jumped to life and I started to dig. This target was deep, about 9 inches, and it took 6 scoops to UN-earth it. Out of the sand came this BIG Beautiful Football Championship Ring.
This was ONE BIG RING. I’m 6′ tall, weigh 200 pounds, wear a size 10 1/2 ring and my finger was just swimming in this one. It was silver with 10 diamond chips.
One thing about school rings is that they almost always have the school name engraved on them and also at least the initials of the owner. That makes them easy to return. Well this one not only had the name of the school in Pennsylvania, but also the name of the player. When I got home I called the college and talked to the football coach. I asked him for the address or phone number of the player. Well the coach protecting his player said that he would contact the player and have him call me. Sure enough about 2 hours later the phone rang and the player was on the line. The player had been on the beach the previous Sunday. (I found the ring on the following Thursday) The player had the ring in his bag and in taking assorted “stuff” out of it and he dropped the ring into the soft sand. They spent the better part of the rest of the day trying to locate the ring. He had hoped that someone with a detector would happen by, but as most of us know, beaches and beach personal don’t like us on the beach during the busy weekend days so no one was on the beach.
Think of this. In 5 days that ring went down 9 inches in the soft sand. That is way me must be notified ASAP if we are to have a chance of finding the ring.
Back to the story. The school had won the Pennsylvania State Football Championship for division 3 schools last year, (2015) when the player was a freshman, and he had gotten his ring this school year, (2015 – 2016) and he had lost it already. He lives in Utica New York, about 90 miles from where I live so I asked if we could meet at a Dunkin Donuts or some public place in between where I could give him back his ring. For some reason he did not want to meet, and he asked if I could send the ring to him. I reluctantly agreed. I really like to see the expression on their faces when I return the rings. Anyway, I boxed up the ring and sent it too him via USPS Priority Mail at a cost of $7.95
And that was the last time I heard from him. No thank you note, no payment for the shipping, and nothing for finding the ring. It makes me wonder if the ring really means that much too him.
Now I’m really not complaining. I must remember that he is a 18 year old kid and still does not have the social graces. The important thing is that the ring is back into the proper hands, but lesson learned for me.
Thank you Chris for starting up “The Ring Finders” web-site. I believe that you stated in ” The Ring Finders Infobook” that charging a turn out fee, or mileage beforehand, lets you know if the ring is really worth something to the owner. From now on I will follow your directions and hopefully this will not happen again.