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Lost wedding ring in Lake Maitland, Winter Park, Florida….Found!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

Kelly called me and asked if I was available to help recover a lost wedding ring that had fallen off of a dock and into the water. Apparently while taking photos for some newly weds, Kelly had asked for the rings and the brides bouquet of flowers and had balanced the rings on the flowers in order to take a unique series of photos. And you can guessed what happened next! Somehow the brides wedding ring moved ever so slightly and slid off of the bouquet and dropped onto the wooden dock and fell directly thru a crack and into the water. It seems no one actually saw the ring hit the dock or fall through a crack but everyone spent the next 30 minutes looking for the ring and it became obvious that the ring had indeed fallen into the water below.

Kelly felt terrible about the whole ordeal and decided to actually go to the jeweler, where the original ring was purchased, and buy another identical ring to replace the lost one. Kelly was determined to somehow find the bride’s ring and thought about purchasing or even renting a metal detector to look for the ring herself and that led her to search on line and up came theringfinders.com.

I met Kelly at the beautiful Kraft Azalea Garden (Park) and she showed me where the ring dropped. The water was three to four feet deep and there were numerous targets that needed clearing out for fear they could mask such a small white gold ring. It took a good 30 minutes to finally locate the dainty diamond ring and Oh what a relief it was! Kelly was thrilled to have her clients original ring back and I was starting to get really cold! Thanks Kelly for taking a few photos for me with your phone and for giving me the opportunity to help you!

Lost something on land or in the water? Give me a call, ASAP!
Mike McInroe….thankful to be a member of theringfinders.com

Throwing Your Rings After a Domestic Argument Isn’t a Smart Thing to Do… in Corona, CA Found and Returned

from Corona (California, United States)
Contact: 1-951-415-6007

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, I received a text message from Joseph L. from Corona saying he was in need of my service. Joseph said that three rings were lost in the area of a vegetated slope next to the house across the street from his… (1) woman’s and (2) men’s rings. This occurred one week ago. Because it was supposed to start raining heavily anytime, I made arrangements to meet with him the next day. Sunday morning I contacted Joseph who told me that last week he and his wife had been arguing. In anger, his wife took off her ring, so he took his two rings off, grabbed hers and headed to the front door. Joseph went out onto the front porch and threw all three rings across the street in the direction of a large slope area. He said he heard one ring make a thud noise, so knew his heavy ring had hit the dirt on the slope. He said he hadn’t heard his wifes ring and the other ring he believes he heard hit the pavement or sidewalk. He directed me to the left side area of the slope, believing they were on that side.

I unloaded my gear from my car, which was parked at the other end of the slope, and noticed a small shiny oblong object in the street. As it didn’t appear to be a ring due to it’s shape (maybe a pop top), I disregarded it as Joseph felt sure they were at the other end of the slope and I would look closer at it later.

After obtaining permission to search the slope from the other property owner, I began searching. After about one hour, I wasn’t getting any signals other than bottlecaps (I learned kids used to hang out at night along there and drink). Joseph had come back outside and I told him I wasn’t having any luck, but wanted to look at that oblong object in the street by my car before he left. As we walked over to it I bent down and pulled it up from the asphalt. I immediately then saw small diamonds in a row and Joseph said that it was his wife’s ring. Unfortunately, it appeared it had been run over maybe several times.

Now that we were on the other end of the slope, I focused my search there. Rather quickly, I got a signal and located his Tungsten ring  (pictured). After a continued search of that area, I was unable to locate the third ring.

Although his other ring had not been located, Joseph was very happy to have the two back, and a little embarrased.  As he said, “Lessons learned by mistakes made”. I later learned he “upsized” a new ring for his wife!

 

Beach Wrestling Causes Wedding Ring Loss, Rottnest Island, Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

Riley and a heap of mates had been touring Rottnest Island during a friends buck’s party when he had lost his wedding ring. The poor bloke had only gotten married just the week before! He had discovered his ring was missing while waiting for the half hour ferry ride back to Perth. A quick google for ‘metal detecting service’ had turned up my number and he called me from the ferry.

He explained that there had been a fair bit of alcohol drunk and he couldn’t be sure when he had lost it. I knew from his account that there were about 10 of them in the group so I figured a few photo’s were likely to have been taken during the day’s various activities.

Scene of the crime!

They were all together on the ferry and most were still having a pretty good time by the sound of it! This made communication difficult but after asking Riley to check any photo’s they had to see when he last had his ring on we were able to narrow it down to the very last activity which had been a wrestling match on the sand in a remote secluded bay on the south side of Rottnest Island called Porpoise Bay. Although it could have been lost anywhere from the road, down a bush track to the remote beach, it certainly seemed most likely that the wrestling ring in the sand was where the ring would be.

It was now too late for me to catch the last ferry out to the Island so I planned to get on the first ferry in the morning and hopefully find Riley’s precious before he had to tell his wife what had happened!

The next day I arrived on the Island with my metal detector and bike and set off for the south coast and Porpoise Bay. The actual site is called Henrietta Rock’s which is named after the Henrietta shipwreck which is only meters off the cliffs and is often partially out of water at low tide.

The lads had marked a large wrestling circle in the sand and had been taking turns to turf each other out of the circle but when I got to the beach I found no evidence of the circle as although it was close to low tide a stiff south west wind was keeping the beach awash with water and although I was able to detect, the water was full of seaweed which made the detector I had brought with me a little unsuitable. I resolved to come back in a few hours as I expected the wind to die off over the next few hours and make it a bit easier to search the area properly.

Riley’s 1 week old wedding ring

When I returned there was a beach again so I was soon in search of the ring. I realised I’d made the right decision to wait as I found the Riley’s ring on just my third pass and only just in the water. I knew I had actually metal detected over the ring earlier but not heard it due to the false signals and trouble the seaweed had caused. When I retrieved Riley’s ring it took 3 scoops to dig it out! It was down a good 12″ already in just one night.

Pretty pleased with myself I headed back to the road to get some cellphone reception and called Riley to tell him the news. He really was over the moon about it as he said he didn’t really think I would find it but that he had had to try so at least he could tell his wife he had tried everything to get it back!

Order has been restored!

I met Riley and his wife later that day to return the ring, and he had told her the full story by this time so both were very happy as evidenced by their smile photo. Happy days you two!

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Lost Class Ring Found At Surf City, NC Reunited With Owner Over 50 Years Later

from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-614-354-6704

Lost for 50 Years a St. John’s Class Ring Finds Its Owner

Last month Kevin sent me a picture of his class ring he has not been able to wear since 1965!  Detecting with a friend at Surf City pier I was able to find Kevin’s class ring.  Because it had been lost so long, I had some trouble reading the inscription and also finding the correct owner.  I finally was able to reach out to the university he attended with what I thought was the initials and last name.  The office contacted Kevin and he called me the very next day.  St. John’s university thought it was story worthy!

 

Engagement Ring Lost for 4 months! – Pensacola Beach – FOUND!!!

from Orange Beach (Alabama, United States)
Contact: 1-850-346-1736

I am so honored to be able to write up this story as one of the most amazing ring returns I have had with the Ringfinders. I warn you, it’s probably going to be a long one. 😃 2019 has been a great year. Early in the spring I had a call from a couple that had lost both the wife’s engagement ring and her wedding band out in a very large area of sand. My Father-in-Law, Tom Ledew had a freshwater machine but he didn’t have a saltwater machine. He had expressed some interest in the Ringfinders so I decided to ask him to join me and loan him one of my Saltwater machines. You can read the long story on another post but suffice it to say, Tom found one and I found the other and he now has a good Beach machine and is hooked. 😄. So that brings us to our current story… back in July, the day after the Blue Angels flew, I got a call from a very nice young man named Thomas. He had proposed to his beautiful bride, Dani only a few months earlier and she had not had the chance to have the engagement ring properly sized. They were in the water at Quietwater beach along with hundreds of other people and the ring just slipped off her finger sometime in the afternoon. I immediately came out to the beach and got all of the information that I could, right down to pictures from the boat, the tides and even the gps coordinates where the boat they were in was anchored during the air show. It was a huge area as far as water recoveries go but this is one of the nicest couples that I have met and I set out to do my best. I searched everywhere and dug up hundreds of pull tabs and I even found two other rings (one, I was able to find the owner in Tennessee 😃) but I could not find Thomas and Dani’s ring. I was bummed but I knew it was a large area so I asked if I could come out at sunrise the next morning. They said of course and I put in a few hours that morning and then put in a few more after work. All to no avail. I told Thomas that I could not find it and he was down but I told him I truly thought his ring was out there and with his permission I would like to keep looking for it when able and I would also like his permission to have my Father-in- Law help me with the search. Thomas said I could do whatever but felt the ring was lost forever and he said with all the people swimming that day he feared someone had seen it on the bottom and picked it up. I told him not to worry and that maybe one day I would come across it and call them. Fast forward 4 months and here we are in November. They were such a nice couple that I just haven’t been able to let their ring go. Anytime I am out that way, I always search for it a bit. I even came up with some down home engineering that anchors into the sand and lets me do overlapping circles to be absolutely sure I hadn’t missed a spot. Tom had been out to help me several times also and was becoming equally vested in finding this ring. Well within these 4 months, Tom Ledew was accepted into the Ringfinders over in Orange Beach, AL. (Congrats Tom! 🎉) and he had a recovery in the Gulf. I mentioned that Tom has a good beach machine but he remembered that first experience with my Excal which is simply the best machine there is for finding a ring out in the saltwater. Tom asked if he could borrow it and of course I said yes. He found the ring that day in AL so quickly and was so amazed that he had to have one for himself. Then it got really cold 🥶 and our plans to get in the water got put on pause. Through it all I kept going back to thinking about Thomas and Dani’s ring and I just knew I had covered the area where they thought it was. I also kept thinking that maybe Thomas was right and someone had picked it up but I just knew that gold sinks in the sand so quickly that it was almost impossible. I decided that the only possibility was it had to be a bit deeper where maybe the boat had swung around and Dani had to swim out a little to get on the ladder. Swimming + an oversized ring = an unhappy couple. So Tom and I made a plan to go back out and see if my theory was correct. Tom beat me to it and got his coil over it first but I am so glad that he did. This was his first major target recovered with the machine he tried for the first time earlier this year in the spring. It all comes full circle. 😃. The most fun I had was calling Thomas. Dani happened to be sitting right next to him when I started telling them who I was. Thomas had saved my number as “the Ring Guy” so he knew pretty quickly. They were shocked that after 4 months (twice as long as they had been engaged) this random guy would call and tell them that he had the ring that would forever remind them of the day that Thomas proposed. Congrats y’all, I hope this will remind you through the years as it will me to never give up!  😊

Lost ring Bartlett NH…Found!

from North Conway (New Hampshire, United States)

Pascal and his family were visiting the White Mountains back in August and up on visiting a well known swimming area where his farther wedding band that he wore on his neck would be lost. In October I talked to his wife and she informed me of the Situation and informed her that nothing was guaranteed but I would go take a look around before the storm was supposed to hit. I look for about 2 hours that day and didn’t have any luck. 20 days after my initial search I had to go by the area the ring was lost in on my way to run some errands and gave it another go, I looked for about another hour and a half or so before the snow storm was supposed to hit and, bingo just as I was getting ready to throw in the towel lol there it was the signal from the Minelab gods we all like to here and the TID said it all. Pascals fathers ring is now backwhere it belongs.

Lost ring in Arlington MA found

from Boston (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-603-809-3622

Cleaning the leaves! Cutting the grass! Playing with the dog. All known to steal rings, but this time it was just a borrow. Shawn called me after renting a metal detector and searching his yard for almost 8 hours. So after a brief description of what happened I started my grid search and before Shawn could fetch a rake I found his ring. The rake was a ploy so I could surprise him and by the look on his face I did just that. Thanks Shawn for calling the ringfinders.com and giving me a chance to make both our days!

 

 

Lost rings in grass, Orlando, Florida…….Found and Returned!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

Heidi called me Saturday afternoon and asked if there was any chance I could help her find two very important rings in some thick grass. I assured her I would come right away and off I went. Here is the story in Heidi’s own words.

“At the close of a recent trip to Disney, my husband and I were walking along a path back to our resort, (Shades of Green) to pick up our luggage and make our way to the airport for an afternoon flight home. I carelessly took off my engagement ring, (and therefore, anniversary band, which I wear above it) to wipe something off of the stone. When my husband warned me to worry about that later because I might drop them, I jumped off the path into the grass and juggled them around, in what I intended to be good-natured teasing. Then, like clock work, I dropped them! Even though I had what I thought was a perfect idea of where they landed, the deep Florida grass ate them up and a couple of hours (and a missed flight) later we still had nothing to show for our “hands-and-knees search! Needless to say, my husband and I were both in panic mode. A quick google search led me to Mike, and what a godsend! Not only did he answer his phone right away, but he dropped everything to come out and help us right away as well!

As soon as he arrived, his friendly and helpful demeanor, clear knowledge and positive attitude put us at ease immediately. We just knew he would find them! Even with the electrical interference and underground lighting and sprinkler systems of the resort, he found both rings in under a half hour and in the dark! We were able to hop on a flight later that evening and get home before my husband’s military leave ended-saving us even more trouble. Mike totally saved us from what could have been an absolutely disastrous ending to the trip! We went from thinking that the ring my husband proposed with was gone forever, to being back in our home state of Virginia only a few hours later all safe and sound! Thank you so much Mike”

Lost something recently? Call ASAP! Mike McInroe….thrilled to be a member of theringfinders.com

FOUND LOST WEDDING BAND! ELKINS PARK, PA

from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-215-850-0188

Last week Merle realized that her wedding band was missing after she gave her dog a bath on her deck. She searched through the leaves but did not find the ring. That’s when she found me.  After gathering some information from her daughter, Brooke, I started to search in the leaves and ivy near the deck.  A few minutes later, the ring was recovered!

Lost White Gold Wedding ring lost in CDA Idaho, Was Found!!

from Spokane (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-509-263-8995

The same choices made everyday are often the same choices made right before one might lose their ring. Likewise for Jamie, when her husband had come home she brought out her two wound up dogs for their moonlight walk. The air’s cool grip clung on tight that night but never the less when the walk was finished the dogs, Jamie’s husband and Jamie all had fun playing around in the pile of leaves. The playing in the leaves came to a close and the family retired back into the house. Upon a quick glance and with a rapid heart beat “my ring is missing” slipped out of Jamie’s mouth. The search was on. Flashlights and retraced steps left both Jamie and her husband at a loss. The next morning the dogs where lethargic with Jamie’s sadness. The only thing Jamie could possibly do was surfed the web for answers. The Knot, a wedding website, told her to call The Ring Finders. So Jamie sent me a frantic text, “I lost my ring are you still available?” I quickly called her and talked about the unfortunate night she had been through and then made arrangements to meet her after work. I knew that the ring could be anywhere in the leaves, on the path they took, in the yard, or on someone else’s hand. Hopeful I took off on my search. A quick pass in the pile of leaves, a stroll through the yard and back in the pile of leaves lead me straight to her ring. With a bit of confidence I looked over my shoulder at Jamie walking beside me and gave her a smile. ” If this signal isn’t your ring I’ll be surprised,”I said. I bent down and slowly pulled back the pile of leaves and revealed Jamie’s lost ring. The choice to enjoy life and have fun is always best, but when something like a lost ring steals away the joy, make sure to remember A Ring Finder is near and willing to help. Thanks Jamie for trusting The Ring finders.