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Recovered Breitling watch from Penetanguishene Bay, Georgian Bay, Midland, ON

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

Shelby’s Family and Friends had a wonderful week long vacation but unfortunately her Mother Marcie lost her beautiful watch just off the dock.
I headed up to Midland / Penetanguishene area early in the morning! I used the Minelab Excalibur2 underwater metal detector, underwater pin pointer and the Dive BLU3 Nomad hookah system!

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We had success in recovering Marcie’s gorgeous sentimental watch and it showed how very happy she was!
Thank you to the Family for the absolutely incredible donation they made to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation on behalf of my work!

Lost Apple Watches found in Lake Geneva

  • from Lake Geneva (Wisconsin, United States)

Treasure Hunters

Anyone can be a treasure hunter.  Treasure hunting does not require owning a metal detector.  It starts with simply getting outside and looking around.  Surface finds, items literally laying on the surface that anyone could see, are everywhere.  I found $30 walking into a Cracker Barrel restaurant, a $100 bill in a Walmart aisle, coins in parking lots, sunglasses, toys, and jewelry left on the beach.  And if you have some moderate swimming ability, and some goggles and snorkel, you too can find treasure patiently waiting on the bottom of every beach in your county. 

In June 2022 while snorkeling/detecting around Lake Geneva’s swim piers, I found two Apple watches sunk to the bottom.  I could see them from the surface as the water is calm and clear most mornings.  Both worked, although I did have to charge one up at my neighbor’s house before I could retrieve contact information.  I don’t own an Apple watch.  Claudia’s text read, “No way!! Thank you SO much for texting me!  Best text I have ever gotten. Ha ha.  You are the best for actually letting me know!  I am so thankful!! Thank you!”

Claudia’s watch was underwater for a week.  Kyelar’s was a more recent drop.  It’s exciting to find a lost and valuable item, but the real high is seeing the smiles and appreciation when it is returned.

3 Rings Lost in Apt Yard in Dallas, Texas

  • from Dallas (Texas, United States)
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We got a call today from a gentleman who was inquiring about our services, said he lost 3 rings in his apartment complex common area.  Something did not sound right about his story so I inquired further, letting him know that 50% of our business is from people who throw their rings, primarily women.  Letting him know I was not here to judge anyone, but that we just needed the facts so we could find the rings.

I arrived within the hour and met the young man, he ask me not to discuss the thrown rings with his wife as she was embarressed. I assured him that I would be very discrete.  I began my search by scanning the open areas between the bushes where an extreme amount of sticker vines intertwined in the bushes.  Having cleared the open areas I scanned the bushes themselves going all around the bushes.  But still no luck.  I have to then begin pushing my ATPro Detector into the bushes as far down as possible.  I then began removing all the major surface trash(tons of it).  Finally, I spotted a glint of gold between the hard stalks of the bushes… so the first of 3 rings were found.

Continuing on, I was on my knees (thank God for good Knee Pads), using my Garrett Pinpointer, and began searching by hand,  pushing my pinpointer into the bushes.  My arms were severely scratched up and bleeding (looked a lot worst than it really was), Then I found the Diamond Ring… only one more to go.  I searched and searched, it was 102 degrees and the customers were watching my every move.

I was nearly ready to quit but the client had rented an ACE250 and he began searching as well, so I continued.  There was a 4-5 ft drop-off down to a grassy area next to a sidewalk, then more grass and a pond.  The customer drop down to the lower grassy area to check there, based on the small stature of the lady who threw the rings,  I did not really think she could throw a thin band gold ring that far.  When all of a sudden her husband hollers “I found it”,  it was actually his ring which was much heavier and had flown down to the grassy area.

We never care who finds the rings, we just want them to get them found.

So the lesson here is to ask for pictures of the missing rings before your search…

But another Successful Find for the Dallas Ring Finders”

Don & Ellen Wilson

Lake Christine/Los Colinas, TX ~ Lost Phone in Lake

  • from Dallas (Texas, United States)
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Sometimes when you’re strolling along a water’s path, holding your phone and decide you need a drink from your water bottle being held in your other hand, attempting to remove the twist cap can be a little more challenging than imaginable.  That’s exactly what happened to Stephen yesterday. Getting in the water 5ft deep to search with a metal detector and scoop proved to be unreliable since the depth increased the further he tried to walk out. So Don suited up in his diver’s suit and tank to scan the bottom up to 15 ft deep.  After a couple of passes it was found in the far corner of the water.

PS… I do have to say it was really a strange feeling Scuba Diving in Lake Christine which is in the middle of 30 story tall buildings… I know we had many eyes watching us as we located this Iphone.

Another happy customer for the Dallas Ring Finders.

Lost Medallion in Lake swimming

  • from Dallas (Texas, United States)
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Having a awesome day playing with Kids in the lake, then Our client decided to swim some laps from pier to pier.  Just as he was getting out of the lake he realized his Gold Chain and Gold Maedallion which he always wore was gone.  This was a generational family gift passed down from great grandfather to grandfather to father to him.  He screamed and everyone got in the water dragging feet in the 4-6ft deep waters.  They spent hours looking for it until darkness set in.  In desperation he got on the internet thinking maybe he could rent a Underwater Metal Detector, in the process of the search he found us , Don & Ellen Wilson with Dallas Ring Finders.  Professional Metal Detectorists who also did underwater detecting.  Contacting me a 9:45pm on Mothers Day, we answered the call.  Set up a time to drive 3 hours to Jewett, Tx to search the lake 2 days later.  After nearly 2 hours of searching the area he thought it would be in we widen out our search grid and as I was bringing up my water scoop with a target I saw something gold in color flutter away back down into the lake.  I knew I had it, instantly I detected again and found the object, carefully scooping the item, I slowly raised the scoop to the Surface and there it was shinning like only gold can even in the middle of the muck and mud. After lots of yelling and whoops of happiness we got some great video and photos of another happy client.  Another Great Find for the Dallas Ring Finders.

Plumber Looses Ring While Digging Ditch in Dallas

  • from Dallas (Texas, United States)
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We got a call from a local team of plumbers who were digging a ditch in the cold December Texas weather and one of the men lost his wedding ring.  He was frantic, fortunately, we were available and went quickly to the site.  The hole was 4ft deep and full of horrible muddy water and muck.  After several passes with our large Metal Dectortors, we switched to our handheld detectors and checked all the walls by nearly standing on our heads reaching into the mucky muddy water hole.  But luck & skill were with us and we FOUND the man’s ring.  He was so excited, it was so funny watching 4 big plumbers jumping up and down and dancing in the front yard of the home.

Another successful Find for the Dallas Ring Finders

Ring lost in Clairmont back yard found

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

Jay was working at cutting down a tree in his back yard. The tree in question is in the back corner of his yard, where he shares a fence with neighbors. In the process of chain sawing, trimming, and raking, wood chips, branches, and debris ended up on both sides of the fence. Jay gathered the debris in his neighbor’s yard and tossed everything back over a short chain link fence to his own yard for removal. Well, you guessed it, one of his tosses included his wedding band. After discovering his ring was missing, he searched both yards to no avail. Some of the debris was already loaded onto a truck, so, he (and I) hoped that it didn’t end up there. In searching his options, including renting a metal detector, Jay came across TheRingFinders. com website and my contact info. He called me yesterday evening and we arranged to meet at his house early this morning for the search. Jay showed me the search area and re-enacted his actions that most likely caused his ring to come off. With a good idea of location, I started my grid search. Quite a few targets to sift through, but I knew approximately what I should be hearing and seeing on my detector display. Found a sprinkler head blasting my ears and knew that wasn’t going to be it. The next good signal was a solid 18 on my Equinox….hmmm, a bit of a  high reading, but, still in the “possible” range. It read shallow, so, I just pushed some surface material to the side with my shoe. The signal moved, so, I moved the small pile just a little more and could see the outline of a ring. Sure enough, we had a match! As you can see in the photo, the ring color blends in perfectly with the ground cover, so, even sitting on top of the ground, it wasn’t easy to spot. A happy Jay went inside to give his wife the good news. A pleasure to meet you and thank you for the reward.

Lost Watch found in backyard in London, Ontario

  • from London (Ontario, Canada)

I received a call to search for a gold cross a gentleman had lost 5 years ago. He had sold his house and wanted one more last attempt of locating it in his back yard. After digging every signal I came across, which meant countless digs, the cross was not found. Possibly the lawnmower tossed it, maybe numerous times…who knows! It is very discouraging not finding what your looking for, however, what I did find was his dogs past tag from 1995 and his watch he had thought he lost golfing the past fall, yes it was still working!

Craigville, Barnstable, Massachusetts Apple Watch found and returned

  • from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

While I was in chest deep water searching for a lost wedding band I found an Apple Series 5 watch. Unbelievable but there were barnacles attached to it and it had been in the water for only 5 days. I cleaned off the sea creatures, took the watch home and charged it. It powered up without a password. Boy was I in luck. I could search for contacts and information that would lead me to the owner. I would not be the only lucky person, but Maluka would also be very lucky to have her watch with all of her information back.

The information I pulled up gave me the owner’s name, the last person she talked to, a sister (actually a cousin), a local address she met people at and were they met to eat. More than enough to get her to call me. Contact was made then if loosing the watch was not bad enough, Maluaka cold not get back to the Cape to pick up the watch as fast as I could get it to her via the USPS. So its return trip was made by the USPS.

This was just one of the more beneficial and rewarding aspects of being a Ring Finder. It is all part of my hobby of the hunt for the unknown, the searching, finding, researching to find the owner and the return to put a smile on a once frowning face.

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Happiness Returns

  • from Dallas (Texas, United States)
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While playing with her daughter in the water at the lake happiness was very high that day, only to realize her husband’s wedding set had slipped off and feelings got a little low.  We were able to search the designated area and locate the rings which had sunk from being stepped on.  Yes, happiness returns with a great big smile. Check out our website at “TheRingFinders.com”.