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Wedding Band Lost After Topsail Beach Swim Found By Crystal Coast Ring Finders

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Justin and his family were spending the day at a Topsail Beach.  As they were enjoying the day and a beach swim, Justin began to dry his arms and hands on his beach towel.  He felt the ring fly off of his finger but didn’t see where it had landed.  He knew there must be some way to find a person who metal detects to come to his rescue.  Within minutes, he found The Ring Finders and called me to help him recover his ring of almost 9 years.   I told Justin I would load up and begin the 1:30 hour drive.  Upon arrival, and after a few brain fog moments of my own, I began to search the beach.  On about the 3 pass, Justin removed the sun shade that was in the path and  I hit another signal but wasn’t too sure it was Justin’s ring.   As I placed my detector down to further investigate the iffy signal, the Minelab Equinox 800 coil landed upon a strong 12 signal.  I looked up at Justin and said “I think that is your ring”  Sure enough from under the coil and out of the sand, I lifted up Justin’s wedding band.  He was thrilled because he was leaving to head back home very soon!

Mother’s Ring Lost During Surf City Fishing Trip Found And Returned

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Lori & Herb were fishing in a favorite location on the Surf City beach.  This place was extra special to Lori as she had placed a few of her mother’s ashes in this location last year on her mother’s birthday July 13th.  Her mother had plans to visit Surf City but unfortunately, due to her health wasn’t able to travel to this very nice town.  Lori had always loved her mother’s ring growing up and when her mother passed away, Lori informed me it was the only item she wanted to hold onto as a keepsake of her mother and her parents 54 years of marriage.

While fishing the coastline just before sunset, Lori had went down to the water’s edge to wash her hands after baiting a hook.  The surf came in and her mother’s cherished ring slid off and buried into the sand.  Lori frantically tried to dig it back out of the beach sand.  Herb advised her it may not be a good idea as the movement could cause it to sink more or even be tossed to another location.  Herb followed a local Metal Detecting group on social media and immediately posted a plea for help.  My friend Justin saw this post just a couple of minutes afterwards and informed me to contact Herb ASAP.  Herb was amazed at how fast we contacted him and both Justin and I headed in their direction.  Fortunately, the tide was going out, so I knew we’d find the ring in the wet sand.  Upon arrival, Herb & Lori wisely marked the area with a glow in the dark stick since the sun had already set.  We began a search and my 1st target was a solid 12-07 on my Minelab CTX-3030.  One scoop into the sand and my Garrett Pro-Pointer AT sounded off on a golf ball size clump of sand. It was then, I noticed the white gold peeking out.  I grabbed the whole piece and placed into Lori’s hands.  She didn’t seem to believe what she was seeing as her mother’s ring was once more back in her possession.  Lori’s was filled with emotion and relief!  We had a very enjoyable conversation afterwards an as it was getting late, we parted ways.  I hope to see them on the beach again soon.

Engagement Ring Lost In Surf Found On Topsail Beach

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)



Alison was out on a boogie board that had a break in the foam causing the nose to dive down.  This caused Alison’s hand to plunge hard into the sandy bottom.  She felt her engagement ring get pulled off of her finger.  About an hour after the loss, she found out about Crystal Coast Ring Finders.  After speaking to her I loaded my equipment and headed to the Topsail beach location.  A through grid search only provided 2 wires and a newer penny.  I extended the search area to the west and received a strong signal on the Minelab Equinox 800.  Before attempting to recover the item, I looked at Alison and her husband with my fingers crossed.  Before Alison’s husband could get to me, I had her lost engagement ring in my hand.


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!