Lost ring in backyard Tag | The Ring Finders

14k Gold Wedding Band Lost in a Snowy Toronto Backyard

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

Craig and his Husband Alex were preparing for the upcoming festive Christmas season.

Craig was busy in the backyard trimming some evergreens and trimming this years Christmas tree. An hour went by and after sitting at his computer he realized his 4 month old wedding band was missing.

Craig figured his wedding band must have come off his finger in the backyard prepping the Christmas tree. He googled metal detectors and The Ring Finders directory popped up.

Ring Finder member Paul wasn’t available so I sprung into action.

I started grid searching the backyard and figured that with the weight of Alex’s matching wedding band I had to search the entire back yard due to trajectory.

Thank goodness I expanded the search because the ring was in the very back of the yard hiding in behind a small Buddha statue!

Check out the video and Craig’s reaction!

Craig and Alex are extremely happy and I thank them for the wonderful dinner and the generous donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation. Craig also receives a tax receipt!

Lost wedding band found in backyard in Ithaca, NY

  • from Sandy Creek (New York, United States)

I was contacted by Matt for his lost wedding band.  He had been doing work in his backyard including putting contents in his compost pile.  He noticed he had lost his ring and obviously wanted it back.  He searched his yard and compost pile to no avail.  He also bought a detector and tried finding it but couldn’t find it.  He finally went to the web and searched for help.  He found The Ring Finders.  I agreed to give it a try even though it would be a 2 hour drive for me.  It was cold that day, so I dressed for the weather and headed there.  Matt was nice enough to help in that he scattered the compost pile around so I could check thru it.  He said he was 80-90% sure it was in there somewhere.  After about 30 minutes I decided it was not in there.  I told him I would check the rest of the backyard where he only felt there was a 10-20% chance I would find it.  After about another 15 minutes I found it.  I was surprised to find out later that they were moving out in another week.  He was so great full that I had found it before he had to leave and would never see it again.

Platinum wedding band lost in yard Found

  • from Reading (Pennsylvania, United States)

On Tuesday 11/12/13 I received a call from Rush, who prefers to be called “Jay”, and asked me if I could find his wedding band.  He said he said he lost it on Sunday the 10th in the yard of a buddy of his while playing football.  

He said the yard was fairly large and covered in leaves.  They started raking the leaves around in hopes of finding the ring which he said was platinum.  He said he was frantic and his wife of 3 months was very upset.

They began calling stores to buy or rent a metal detector with no luck, but then Googled and were directed to DeMarco Detector Sales of Millville, NJ.  He called and talked with Joe DeMarco, who provided him with my name and phone number.  Due to conflicting schedules we agreed to meet on Thursday 11/14 (today) at 9;00AM.

 I also spoke with his buddy, the property owner, and obtained his permission to be on his property for the search. I arrived on-time after a 1-1/2 hour trip and I took the opportunity to peruse the yard and take a few pictures of the search area.  When Jay arrived he showed me where they had been tossing the football, goofing around, and even having a friendly wrestling match in the leaves.

He also said one time he jumped up to catch the ball and in his left hand which hit fairly hard while he was near a large patch of thick ivy ground cover.  I set up my grid strategy and got to work, first in an east-west pattern. There were multiple target indications of 2″ or less which I checked with my Garrett Pro-Pointer.I then changed to a north-south pattern.  

I estimated the area as being 100 feet x 50 feet, and finally received tone we all have come to know as “the one”.  Moving the leaves away was the ring; I stopped set my Garrett AT-Pro down, retrieved my camera from my trouser pocket and took the picture you see here.  Jay came walking over with a very somber and concerned look on his face, but it turned into a big smile when I showed him his ring.  He gave me bear-hug and I did see just a slight tearing up and he said how happy his wife will be.  We took some pictures and I even showed him how to work my metal detector and what I listen for.  I think he wants one – Joe!  Thank you Jay for the generous reward and hope to meet you again down the road…!  WEDDING BAND FOUND 111413 (2) WEDDING BAND FOUND 111413 YARD SEARCH AREA 111413 (3) WEDDING BAND FOUND 111413 (3)

Lost Diamond Ring in Maple Ridge…Found in Back Yard!

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

I received a call this morning from a young man who said his wife lost her diamond engagement ring in the backyard while playing baseball with their daughter.  He said his wife was very  upset and concerned that the ring was lost for good. After discussing the search and what it entailed I decided to go after work to search for her ring.I met with his wife and she showed me the area where she thought the ring many have been lost. It was a very large back yard and the grass was long enough to hide a ring with no problem, after talking to the young lady I had a pretty good idea where I was going to start my search.She told me that she searched with her husband for over an hour and a half with a rake and just eyeballing the area to see if they could get lucky and find the ring…but no luck… She also told me that she hardly slept the night before knowing that her ring was lost and she may never find it.Its amazing how emotional it is for the person who has lost that sentimental item and the thought that it may never be found.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWell it only took 15 minutes in the pouring rain and dark to find her lost diamond ring… it’s the greatest feeling when your detector sounds off and you look down and part the grass and see that persons cherished item looking back up at you …knowing with excitement that it will make that person’s day when you hold it up and show them!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This is the 700th recorded ring found for The Ring Finders Directory! We have over 100 recoveries without pictures…800+ My goal is to see over 1 million Smiles on my Directory before I die! I love my Job!Lost something call ASAPWatch the video of the search…https://youtu.be/iYpfdN4tFeI