lost surf city Tag | The Ring Finders

Newlyweds Wedding Ring Lost On Surf City Beach Found The Next Day

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

I woke up around 4:00 am and checked my business messages.  Just after 1:30, Caroline informed me her husband, of almost 6 months, Edson had lost his gold wedding band, the prior afternoon, somewhere on the beach.  I later discovered she also posted on a social media group in the area about the lost ring with a description of the ring but thankfully, not the precise location of the loss.  Later that morning, we made plans to search in the afternoon when the high tide was subsiding because she thought it may have come off while they were walking in the shallow water.  Edson was very good at remembering details that narrowed the search area and within 10 minutes, a very strong signal on a beach that wasn’t providing too many signals proved to be Edson’s lost ring.  The couple was in disbelief that it was found so quickly!

The Ring’s Out Of The Bag At Surf City Beach & Found The Same Day

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Surf City, North Carolina

Austin & Abbey were spending a wonderful May day at the Surf City beach.  Abbey’s ring was placed in a bag they had brought along and it believed her ring escaped while retrieving a cell phone from the same bag.  Panic set in and they frantically searched the sand unsuccessfully.

Austin’s father is a beach metal detectorist and was aware of The Ring Finders.  He called me shortly afterwards and I explained I was in Ohio for a college graduation.  I also told him I have a few select friends I trust to help when I become unavailable.  Justin was called and I immediately sent him the contact information as well as the information I knew about the lost ring.  It didn’t take long after Justin’s arrival that Abbey had her ring back in her hand.

Wedding Ring Lost On Surf City Beach Was Found In A Few Hours

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)


Newlywed Carrie was spending the last part of a vacation with her in-laws in a Surf City beach house.  She had given her rings to her new mother-in-law before swimming.  The rings were placed in a rear pocket.  It is believed wedding band slipped out of the pocket when a phone was pulled out for pictures.  Emerald Isle Metal Detecting was called that same day.  When I arrived, I was very glad they called me quickly and knew the general area the ring most likely would have been lost.  My metal detector, a Minelab CTX-3030 locked in on a strong 12-12 signal display and I was able to gently raise her ring from the soft sand of the beach.  Her husbands first words were “That’s amazing!”


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

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

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!