Lost Ring Palm Harbor Tag | The Ring Finders

LOST CLASS RING NEW PORT RICHEY, FL. … FOUND!!

  • from Dunedin (Florida, United States)

 

STEVE THOMAS  DUNEDIN RING FINDER

LOST A RING OR OTHER METAL VALUABLE IN A GRASSY OR SANDY AREA? JEWELRY SLIP OFF OF YOU WHILE WORKING OUTSIDE OR SWIMMING? PLEASE CALL ME ASAP AT (843)995-4719.
I OFFER A FREE METAL DETECTING SERVICE, REWARD OPTIONAL BUT APPRECIATED!

 

I received a call from Sandra who had found me through a Google search. She and her husband Charlie have a home that backs up to a small lake and in mid February, Charlie was throwing some feed out for the lake birds when his class ring flew from his finger into the edge of the lake. This class ring was a replacement for one he had lost years before. Charlie had searched the area with a rake, pulling through through the muck of the shallow water and then with a metal detector purchased from Harbor Freight as the lake water receded over the next several months due to relatively dry conditions. When I arrived at the location, Charlie showed me where the lake level had dropped about eight feet or so and where he thought his ring had landed was now on dry land as opposed to in several feet of water. I showed Charlie the equipment I was using and then scanned my class ring to give him an idea about the target ID reading I was looking for. After gridding for only about five minutes, I hit the target number I was looking for, dug a few inches down with my knife and recovered Charlie’s ring! I think he was really surprised that it had been that easy to locate but the recovery was made much easier by the fact that it was a very small search area in a secured location and not under water.

Charlie and Sandra, thank you for trusting me to recover Charlie’s class ring and thank you for your generous reward! God bless!

 

 

 

 

LOST RING HONEYMOON ISLAND, DUNEDIN, FL….FOUND!!!

  • from Dunedin (Florida, United States)

STEVE THOMAS  DUNEDIN RING FINDER

LOST A RING OR OTHER METAL VALUABLE IN A GRASSY OR SANDY AREA? JEWELRY SLIP OFF OF YOU WHILE SWIMMING? PLEASE CALL ME ASAP (843) 995-4719. I OFFER A FREE METAL DETECTING SERVICE, REWARD OPTIONAL BUT APPRECIATED.

I was scheduled to conduct a search for a lost wedding band on Honeymoon Island last Monday afternoon when I received a call from Derek and Rhiannon Sunday evening. Rhiannon’s beautiful wedding ring had slipped off her finger while the family was enjoying some beach time earlier in the day. Even though Rhiannon realized the loss almost immediately, the family was unable to locate the ring in the sand. As the family was leaving Honeymoon Island, they reported the lost ring to a park ranger and the ranger passed along my contact information.

Because Sunday was the end of a busy Easter holiday weekend, we set up a search time for early Monday morning, hopefully before the hobby detectorists began searching the beach. Derek and Rhiannon took me to the location where they were sitting (thankfully they had marked it well and it was beyond the high tide line) and after only about a 3 minute search, I uncovered the ring, pulled it from the sand, held it up to Rhiannon, and the tears of joy began to flow. I know you Ringfinders know this already, but there can not be anything more satisfying than returning a precious item to someone when they thought they might never see it again. I love my job!

Thank you to the rangers at Honeymoon Island for connecting me to Derek and Rhiannon and thanks for the generous reward!

 

 

LOST HEIRLOOM GOLD RING HONEYMOON ISLAND…FOUND!!!

  • from Dunedin (Florida, United States)

STEVE THOMAS    DUNEDIN RING FINDER

LOST A RING OR OTHER METAL VALUABLE? PLEASE CALL ME ASAP ANYTIME (843)995-4719

THIS IS A FREE SERVICE, REWARD OPTIONAL BUT APPRECIATED

The Right Place at the Right Time!

I was detecting a section of Honeymoon Island called Dog Beach nearing sunset when I received a call from my sister with information about my father who was recovering from COVID. As I was speaking to her, two women approached me and asked if I helped people find lost rings. I was wearing my Dunedin Ring Finder cap at the time so I pointed to it and said “As a matter of fact…”. This is the second time in the last six months that I was detecting on my own when I came upon someone who needed my services.

As it turns out, a family of four (last name Beebe) with their two dogs were on the beach with a professional photographer at sunset when the son dropped his great grandfather’s gold and black onyx ring in the sand. Despite the fact that they were certain the ring was in an area of about 6’x6’, the Beebe family was unable to locate the ring after a frantic search. After about a two minute search, I got a 21 signal on my Equinox 600, then pin pointed the target and pulled the ring from the sand. What a joyous reunion! The photographer was pleased because she was working to take some great shots of the family in various locations as the sun was setting and needed to get back to work quickly. I took a picture of the ring at recovery, the photographer took a picture of me with the smiling son and the ring and she promised to send the recovery photo to me after I gave her my Ring Finder card. The photographer did not have any of her business cards with her and unfortunately I didn’t get her full name.

As of the date of this post, I have not received my promised photo and I have not been able to identify the photographer. If I “recover” this photo, I will update this post for the smile picture!

 

 

 

LOST DIAMOND EARRING TRINITY, FL …FOUND!!

  • from Dunedin (Florida, United States)

STEVE THOMAS   DUNEDIN RING FINDER  LOST A RING OR OTHER METAL VALUABLE?  CALL ME ASAP ANYTIME (843) 995-4719  THIS A FREE SERVICE, REWARD OPTIONAL BUT APPRECIATED!

 

I received a call from Russ who found my contact information on the Ring Finders website. Russ’s girlfriend had lost a diamond earring in the yard of their home. She was certain that the earring fell from her ear as she was walking around outside after dark talking on her cell phone. They searched for a while with a flashlight but could not locate the earring.

I went to the home the following day and after confirming with Russ that the house and all vehicles had been thoroughly searched, I began grid sweeping the thick St Augustine grass in the area where Russ’s girlfriend thought it most likely she had dropped the earring. I made several adjustments to my Equinox as apparently this area contained a lot of junk from the fairly recent construction of the house. After about an hour of search, we expanded the search area into the second most likely area of the yard. Two hours and several additional search areas later, I had failed to recover the earring, just finding several pieces of scrap. I asked Russ to search his home and vehicles again as well as talk to his girlfriend about other possible locations to search. Russ also said that he would have his girlfriend who was not home at the time provide me with a photo of the other earring in the pair when I returned to search again in the next day or so.

Several hours after I returned home, I received a text from Russ, and you guessed it, he had found the lost earring in his home under a ledge in the shower! (For reasons that I can not include in this post I was not able to obtain a photo of the earring). Russ said that even though I didn’t find it, I brought him good luck.

Russ, thank you for allowing me to assist you in your search for your girlfriend’s earring and for rewarding me for my efforts.

 

 

 

LOST WEDDING BAND HONEYMOON ISLAND, Fl. …FOUND!!

  • from Dunedin (Florida, United States)

 

 

STEVE THOMAS  DUNEDIN RING FINDER    LOST A RING OR OTHER METAL VALUABLE?   CALL ME ASAP ANYTIME (843)  9954719
10 MINUTES FROM HONEYMOON ISLAND

 

 

Last Friday I was enjoying some beach time with family including our daughter who was visiting from Texas. It had been several days since Tropical Storm Eta had passed and the beaches had unfortunately lost a lot of sand, making for some good detecting. I had the usual questions from people I passed nearby including “find anything today?” and “what’s the most interesting thing you have found?” As I walked out towards the jetty to see if my son had caught any fish, I noticed a lady who was sitting in the edge of the water. As I got closer, I thought I heard the lady talking to herself but then I realized that she was speaking to me. The lady, who later introduced herself as Vilma, asked me if I helped people search for lost jewelry on the beach. I told her of course about what I did as a Ring Finder and asked her what she had lost. Vilma sadly explained to me that about two months ago she was on this same beach with her family including her recently wedded son Oscar. Oscar lost his white gold wedding band while helping a another family with their umbrella after the wind suddenly kicked up. Vilma’s family had searched several times for the ring but had not used a metal detector or service. Vilma had promised Oscar that she would somehow find the ring and she had prayed for God’s help.

I asked Vilma to show me the area where the ring was lost and she led me to a location no more than 200 feet away but close to the current dune area and a beach access. Vilma was very certain that this was where Oscar lost his ring but significant beach erosion had occurred from the storm. I began sweeping a grid area maybe 20 feet wide and 100 or so feet from the dune line towards the water. The area was somewhat rocky due to the storm removing several feet of sand. I reached the water, turned around and was headed back towards the dune line when I happened to run into Chip, the person who assisted with my last ring search several days before with his Garrett. He wished me luck and continued to move north up the beach. I continued my sweep toward the dune line and within 15 feet or so of the dune, my Equinox 600 registered a 11-12 target about 4” down. I know from previous experience that 11-12 could be a pull tab and a 13 could be either a bottle cap or a nickel but I had found gold in this range so I dug into the somewhat rocky sand. Incredibly, I uncovered the ring, held it up to Vilma, and said “is this what you are looking for?” She stared at the ring for a moment and then let out a scream of joy that could be heard by everyone reasonably close. Vilma ran to me, hugged my neck and wouldn’t let go. So much for social distancing, lol!! After many “thank yous” to me and to God, Vilma left the beach trying to figure out the best way to surprise Oscar with his ring. Afterwards, I actually had to explain to several groups of people who I had already spoken to about what I do as a Ring Finder that finding Vilma’s ring was not a set up because there is no fee for my services, only an optional reward!! I am convinced that God used me to answer Vilma’s prayers that day. I love my retirement job!

 

 

 

 

Lost Wedding Ring Honeymoon Island, Fl. … Found!!

  • from Dunedin (Florida, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEVE THOMAS – DUNEDIN RING FINDER    LOST YOUR RING OR OTHER METAL VALUABLE? CALL ME ASAP ANYTIME (843) 995-4719  lostringdunedin.com

 

I received a text from Tammy last Saturday evening asking me if I helped people find lost rings on Honeymoon Island, Dunedin Fl. Tammy and her husband live in Illinois and were visiting her sister Becky and parents in Dunedin for her birthday. Earlier that day, they were enjoying some beach time when Tammy removed her wedding ring (white gold and diamonds) to apply sunscreen, either laying it on her towel or in the cup holder of the chair. Several hours later, Tammy and Becky moved their chairs to a less windy location but Tammy didn’t realize that her ring was missing until she had left the beach. She guessed that either the ring had flown off the towel when she shook the sand off or it dropped from the chair when she folded it up. Tammy returned to search for the ring but was unable to locate it before it got dark. Becky posted the lost ring on several neighborhood sites and Tammy had found me and the Ring Finders through an internet search.

I met Tammy and Becky at Dog Beach on Honeymoon Island on Sunday morning. My wife Jan came along to outline grids and for moral support and Becky’s neighbor Chip helped search with an older Garrett detector. They were certain that the ring was lost at their first beach location but the the first grid area was still several hundred feet long by about 75 feet wide (fortunately, tides would not be an issue). I searched this area while Chip searched an area further south. After several hours of finding only pull tabs, bottle caps, and a few coins, I quickly searched Chip’s area again while he moved north of the first search area. I swept some of the north area as well including their second beach location which was easily identified by some beach vegetation before we decided to take a break after about three hours. Tammy was obviously discouraged and had not slept much the night before. She was scheduled to fly back to Illinois at 6am Monday morning.

I went home for about an hour and returned to the beach to renew the search. I swept the first area again and then went further south than I had previously searched. I continued to recover some beach trash as well as coins but I was digging every target. I then moved back to the north search area to work a new grid. After another two hours of searching, I had yet to recover the ring and I needed to leave to meet friends for dinner. As I walked even further north towards the beach access still swinging my Nox, I registered an 11-12 about 4” deep. I had similar targets earlier but dug only scrap. I was so tired of digging with the scoop I just kicked the spot with my foot until I uncovered the target which of course turned out to be Tammy’s ring! Call it just pure luck or maybe divine guidance, but I walked over the exact spot while leaving the beach! At first I just looked in disbelief and then looked around for someone to celebrate with but unfortunately I had the beach to myself.

I texted Tammy a photo of the ring and received an exclamation point filled reply. Coincidentally, my wife and I were to have dinner with friends that evening at a home near where Tammy was staying so I returned the wedding ring to her that evening.

Tammy, thank you for allowing me to help you recover your precious wedding ring.

 

 

Ring Lost At Honeymoon Island, Recovered By SRARC

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We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

Ring Lost At Honeymoon Island, Recovered By SRARC

Robert was wade fishing on Honeymoon Island when he watched his wedding ring slide off into the water. A neighbortold them to call our club which put them in contact with Howard Metts. Three members from SRARC Ringfinders cameout for the hunt, Dimitur Alipiev, Howard Metts, and Mike Shuler. Robert and his wife guided the hunters to where they thought the ring had come off. After an hour of no success, Howard Metts decided to hunt in shallower water, 15 minutes later Howard had the ring in his scoop. Robert and Kelly were amazed we had found it as a neighbor searched for 2 hours without finding it. Great job SRARC Ringfinders!

Hearing Aid Lost in Dunedin, Florida…Found

  • from Dunedin (Florida, United States)
  • When I became a member of The Ring Finders last month, I mentioned in my bio that locating a lost hearing aid was what led me to join an international group of metal detecting specialists who help reunite people with their lost rings and other metal valuables.
    In December, a neighbor asked me to help her find her grandson Ben’s hearing aid that he had lost while playing in the yard with his sister. I began my search in an area where Ben’s grandmother said that he began to chase his sister around the corner of the house. After a 30 minute search in thick St. Augustine grass, I located the hearing aid which was mostly plastic but contained sufficient metal to allow detection. The hearing aid had a $5,000 replacement value but my neighbor’shugs and smiles were priceless.

Lost Ring in New Port Richey, FL…Found!

  • from Dunedin (Florida, United States)

 

 

I received a call from Ron in New Port Richey regarding a special horseshoe gold and diamond ring that he had lost in his side yard yesterday while out with his dog. After a twenty minute search through grass and leaves, I detected the ring under the leaves and about an inch of soil. The smiles and hug made my day! If you have lost a ring or a valued metal possession, don’t give up; call a member TheRingFinders

Lost Ring Found On Honeymoon Island

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”



Lost Ring Found On Honeymoon Island

Shelly and Derek were on the beach at Honeymoon Island State Park throwing a football in the water . Shelly noticed her ring was missing and found our SRARC Ringfinder website. The next day Shelly called Howard Metts and a hunt was set for the afternoon. Mike Shuler, Bill Galant, Dimitur Alipiev, and Howard Metts walked about a half mile up the beach to meet Shelly and Derek for the hunt. Five minutes into the hunt Howard came up with the beautiful ring. Turns out the day the ring of the ring recovery was Shelly and Derek’s Anniversary. I’m sure they will not forget this day!