I received a call from a family staying at Sanibel Island while on vacation.
This sweet gal (pictured) had taken her four rings off to apply sunscreen and laid them on the beach towel. Forgetting that the rings were on the towel, she picked up the towel when gathering up items to head in. When she realized what had happened, they began searching for the rings. They could only find three of the four. That’s when they called me for the additional help of a metal detector.
I had appointments scheduled for the day so my wife volunteered to go.
Upon arriving, the general area on the sand where the ring was thought to be lost was marked with a pile of shells. Within 10 to 15 minutes my wife got a good signal on her detector a few feet from the marked area. In the scoop was the missing diamond platinum wedding band. Hugs and smiles were exchanged as the ring was returned to her finger where it belongs!
On Friday the 4th I received a frantic 2am text from Stefan who lost his gold and diamond wedding ring on the Barry University campus after a soccer practice. I spoke to him at 4 and we met at first light.
Stefan had seen it fly off his finger on Thursday evening while walking down a pathway but it disappeared into the bushes and he was unable to locate it. He was truly panicked for he stays on campus during the week but was going home to see his wife that night and could chance doing so without his ring on his finger.
He showed me the area where he lost it and I proceeded to start searching.
Within a few minutes, and with the help of my Garrett pinpointer, I found it in the mulch below the bushes. Needless to say, he was very happy and only now would he share the story about the lost ring with his wife.
Another couple saved from heartbreak thanks to The Ring Finders!
I will search land or sea(including scuba dive) to help you get reunited with your lost treasure and heal your heartbreak.
Adam and Emma from the UK were on vacation at Sanibel Island, FL . Adam writes the following regarding his experience with losing his white gold wedding band and contacting us through the Ringfinder website:
“I made the silly mistake of not removing my wedding ring when I went looking for sea shells in the ocean at Tarpon Bay beach on Sanibel Island. Within a minute or two of being in the water it had slipped off my finger. We were devastated especially as Sanibel was where we spent part of our honeymoon almost exactly 5 years ago.
That evening my wife Emma googled how to find a lost ring in the ocean, she found a website created by a guy in Vancouver for just this sort of problem. It gave details of people in all different areas that specialize in finding items using metal detectors.
I emailed Craig (at around 9pm) and within minutes he called me and arranged to meet me at the beach the following day.
I meet Craig and his wife at the car park and they got their gear out and started looking. Just over an hour later Craig found my ring buried 7″ in the sand in around 3′ of water.
I never thought I would see it again and I am so happy to have it back on my finger. Thank you so much, you guys are amazing.”
Thank you, Adam and Emma, for the nice testimonial and for the generous reward. It was our pleasure to be able to find and return your wedding band.
I received an e-mail from Mandy F. asking if I might be able to help her find her engagement ring that she lost in the surf on Saturday during her Bachelorette party. In her e-mail she stated they stayed in North Myrtle Beach but the resort she mentioned was located in Myrtle Beach. I e-mailed her back asking her to call me so I could get additional details and confirm whether the resort she had been staying at was in Myrtle Beach or North Myrtle Beach. While I was waiting for her call, Matt Fry TRF Myrtle Beach called and asked if I had seen the listing on Craigslist about a lost engagement ring in North Myrtle Beach. After some discussion we concluded that my e-mail and the Craigslist ad was one in the same lost ring. Shortly after we hung up, Mandy called and gave me all the details which included the address for the resort which ended up being in Myrtle Beach (Matt’s area).
I called Matt back and we arranged to meet and do a combined search. We worked about 2 hours doing both north/south and east/west grids and leap frogging each other working our way north along the beach. In Mandy’s description of her location she said she was staying in one of the resorts but when her mother, friends and her went out to the beach they moved farther south because of the large crowds behind her resort. Unfortunately there were 3 or 4 resorts in a row that were associated with each other and had the same name in some variation. As a process of elimination we wanted to make sure we covered as much as we could before the tide came in and hampered our search areas plus it started pouring down rain. As Matt was moving ahead of me he was working the surf line with the incoming tide and I saw him walking up the beach with a scoop of sand, look at me and nod his head, I knew instantly that he had the ring. He had the ring cleaned off by the time I got to him. Matt and I stopped for a late lunch and called Mandy. She was ecstatic and couldn’t believe we had found it. She said she thought it was lost forever. I took a picture of her ring and sent it to her and got the following text back “Omg!!!! That’s my baby, God bless you so much!!!! You guys are truly Angels”. How can it possibly get any better than that, getting someone’s treasure back to them. Wow!!!
I’m putting the ring in the mail tomorrow so she can get it in time for her wedding in less than 2 weeks.
Mandy and James, Matt and I wish you the very best on your future and pray all your dreams come true.
Matt, as always you came through again. Many thanks for your help on this one and getting the job done!!!!
Please call a member of TheRingFinders.com directory as soon as possible after losing your valued treasure so we can get it back to you where it belongs.
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I got a text message about 8:30 this evening from Laura M. asking if I could help find her husband’s wedding band that he lost in the surf. I called her right back and got the location and description and was on my way.
I got there an hour later and met both Laura and her husband Chris and they showed me the part of the beach where the ring had come off Chris’ finger. They went on to tell me this was the first day of their big family vacation and were here from Anchorage, AK. Chris had lost the ring roughly 1.5 hours after high tide and by the time I got there it was low tide so I was in luck of finding it without getting wet. I started my grid search about the mid tide line and worked towards the surf for about 30 minutes with no luck. I then started working the grid from the mid tide line towards the dry sand. About 15 minutes later and 3 grid lines I had a great shallow signal. One scoop and I had his ring in my hand. I cleaned the ring off, put it back in my scoop and walked back over to Chris and his wife and asked him to describe his ring. As he’s describing it I turned my headlamp on, pointed it in the scoop and asked “does it look like this”. Bam, I think all 3 of us dropped a tear or two.
There’s just no words to explain the feeling of returning someone’s treasure that they thought was gone forever.
Chris and Laura, you’re a beautiful and awesome couple and thank you so much for trusting in me to find your lost treasure and for the very generous reward. Have a great vacation and a very safe trip home.
If you lose your treasure call a member from the directory in TheRingFinders.com web site.
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On Thursday, April 14th, I made contact with Joseph D. after receiving a referral that he had lost a very sentimental Crucifix and gold chain the previous weekend. I found out Joseph was down on a mini-vacation with other students from Wake Forrest and lost his item in about a 50 ft radius from the beach access ramp.
I arrived about 6pm and did a grid search for 3.5 hours with no luck finding the crucifix, although I found a ton of “items” that the college students had left behind. I showed up again on Friday about noon to see at least 300 plus students from Virginia Tech having their little vacation in exactly the same spot, so I went back home. By 5pm I figured most of the students were probably off the beach so I headed back to another ton of “items” on the beach. Luckily I ran into a couple who asked me the typical questions about metal detecting and I told them what I was there for. The female spoke up and said that someone from their group had found a crucifix Thursday afternoon, what’s the chances, uh?? I found out a student by the name of Chris had possession of the crucifix and the male of the couple text him to come to the beach. Chris showed up in about 5 minutes and I matched it against a picture that Joseph had sent me. Perfect match!! Chris agreed to turn it over to me after he made sure no one in his group had lost it and that we’d talk the next day. About 12:30 on Saturday I get a text from Chris that no one in his group had lost the crucifix and he’d turn it over. I had taken a picture of the crucifix the day before and sent it to Joseph letting him know about the situation which he didn’t have a big problem with. So after Chris gave me the crucifix I called Joseph and told him I’ve got it and it’ll be in the mail on Monday to his house. He was ecstatic!!!
Fast forward to this weekend when Joseph finally made it back home from college and had the crucifix back in his hands. Unfortunately his gold chain wasn’t found but he had the thing he wanted the most.
Joseph, best of luck to you and thanks for trusting in me to find your crucifix.
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Recently I helped Alexandra and her dad find her grandfather’s gold and star sapphire ring on Hollywood beach. After her grandfather passed away the ring was passed on to Alex’s brother who subsequently lost it in the ocean within 24 hours of getting it from his grandmother. He was standing in 3 feet of water, that was crystal clear and flat as glass, when he dropped it as he showed it to a friend. Instantly it disappeared in the soft sand. They searched for hours with snorkels and masks but to no avail. That was when Alexandra found me here and within 2 hours of the call, I recovered the ring for them. Needless to say, they were very happy! Another set of smiles thanks to theringfinders! Read the rest of this entry »
Ali contacted me Sunday when his fiancée lost her engagement ring in the ocean. I met him and Sylvia on Monday but I could not find it due to big waves. I felt so bad for them that I went out again on my own today and luckily I found it for them. I was psyched to bring the ring back to them for she was crushed about losing it. As you can see he is too.
I saw and responded to a posting on Craigslist about a Man’s lost wedding band. Not hearing anything back and having some spare time I decided to go ahead and conduct a couple of searches hoping I’d find it to return. Two days later I received an e-mail from Aimee saying her and her husband Steven would love my help. After exchanging e-mails and her telling me that Steven had been skim boarding in a 2 block area instead of the smaller area described in the CL posting I knew I’d need some help.
I contacted my son-in-law Donnie, who had helped me on a few other searches, and asked him if he wanted to help me again. About 3 hours later we were on the beach to catch the 2am low tide. I sent him south to cover one block while I headed north to cover the second block. Because of the full moon and the higher than normal tides my calculations of the general area of the beach the ring should have been were off by a number of yards. After a little more than 2 hours of searching Donnie started waving his flashlight to get me attention. I walked the block to catch up to him and I asked him if he’d found it. His response was “I think so” and handed me the ring. Bingo we had a match between the ring in hand and the picture of the ring in the CL post.
I contacted Aimee this morning and she couldn’t have been more excited that Steven’s ring had been found after being lost for 5 days in the sand. Luckily they were still in the area so I took the ring to them.
You can tell by the smiles on their faces that they’re one happy couple.
Steven and Aimee – thank you for trusting me to find and return your lost treasure. Good luck in your future endeavors.
A special thanks to Donnie for his help once again – he’s turning into one great partner!
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I got a referral from my son-in-law on a lost ring he saw on Craigslist. I contacted Ruth, whose husband, Todd had lost his wedding band while they were here on vacation from North Carolina. After talking with Ruth she explained that the wedding band had originally belonged to her father and that Todd took a liking to it and started wearing it about 6 months ago. Ruth also said that Todd had lost the ring in the surf about 2 hours before high tide.
I got the description and location which I then learned was lost behind a resort in Myrtle Beach. Normally I would pass this off to Matt Fry the TRF member in Myrtle Beach but I didn’t want to further complicate this so I took the request.
I ended up at the location and searched extensively for the next 3 days during the low tides with absolutely no luck. By then I was convinced someone else had found the ring. After my third search, I contacted Jim Brouwer, President of our local MD hunting club, asking him if he’d put the description out to the other members to see if anyone had found the ring and if so, was willing to return it. Jim replied saying he had found a similar ring around the same location. Wow, what’s the chances of this all falling into place? I contacted Ruth the next day asking if she could provide a picture of the ring and her husband’s ring finger size. About 3 hours later Ruth sent me the information and I forwarded it on to Jim along with Ruth’s contact information. Bingo – we had an exact match. Jim got the ring in the mail and back to Todd and Ruth.
A big thanks goes to Jim Brouwer for his complete understanding, cooperation, and willingness to help return a treasure and put a smile on Todd’s face.