Jayme was on the Sound side of Emerald Isle on a hot sunny day. She removed her ring to apply sunscreen and placed it onto the blanket on the bench. A small dog that came along for a swim was also on the bench and moved the towel causing the ring to fall between the pier slots and into the murky waters. A plea on Facebook once again helped connect Jayme with Crystal Coast Ring Finders a proud member of the global organization The Ring Finders. I quickly went to work in he hip deep water and after numerous iron signals, my Minelab CTX-3030 located a non-ferrous item near the drop area. I used my pinpointer to go underwater and felt it vibrate all of the way back out of the water with Jayme’s engagement ring in hand! Jayme’s tears were a sure sign of how important this sign of love means to her!
I received a call from Chris that he lost his wedding ring in Bridgehampton at a wedding reception. He asked if I could help and said I would be out the next mourning. As usual traffic was bad going to the Hamptons, I made it and meet Chris at the Topping Rose House where the reception was held on Saturday. I was hoping the grass wasn’t cut as a ring could get damaged by the lawn mower. It wasn’t.
Chris showed me a photo taken at the reception showing me the ring. he stated that later is when he didn’t have it on his finger. I asked where he was sitting and a few other questions. I then got me detector and started searching. It take long to find the ring in the grass. Looking down to where the ring was, could not see it, I used my pin pointer to located a closer spot and using my fingers I located it. I showed it to Chris and A big smile came across his face and with a shock in his voice he yells you found it.
Ashley & Will married on the Emerald Isle, North Carolina beach Monday. Three days later, Will was throwing a football on the beach to Ashley’s brother. Within minutes he noticed his ring was gone and Ashley pleaded on a local Facebook page for someone with a metal detector. Many had mentioned Steven Ray of Crystal Coast Ring Finders and after Ashley called, I came out as soon as possible to begin the search in the dark. The couple had marked the search area very well for me and this aided in finding Will’s new ring quickly.
I received a message on my Ring Finders South Jersey Facebook page from Dorothy who asked if I could help find a wedding ring that was lost in Ocean City, NJ earlier today. The ring belongs to her friend Ryan’s father. I spoke with Ryan and he told me how his father Jim lost his wedding band while out in the waves during high tide. We planned to meet during low tide to give us the best chance at finding it. After a thorough grid search of the area did not produce the ring, I expanded the search out a little farther. It was a few minutes later that I heard the tone and dug down approximately 10 inches in the sand. It was the ring! The ring that Jim has not taken off his hand since 1974, the year he married his wife. It was pure joy when the ring was found and able to be put back where it belongs.
Dave & Maureen were enjoying a mini vacation on the beach of Emerald Isle, NC. Dave placed his wedding band in his hat while he was swimming in the ocean. When he returned, he put the hat on and the ring flew into the sand. The newlywed couple searched for 15 minutes but got rained out by a thunderstorm. Maureen texted me later that night and asked if I could search for the ring the following day or 2. After learning the ring was very close to a public beach access, I was concerned another person would find Dave’s ring. Even though it was getting late, they agreed to meet me as soon as I could arrive and begin the search. Dave & Maureen remembered the area very well and this lead to my quickest recovery yet as my first signal was his ring and using a headlamp, part of the ring was visible in the sand at night. I think I took 8-10 steps before finding his beautiful wedding band. It was very pleasing watching Maureen & Dave celebrate the recovery!
I received a Facebook message from Lexi yesterday who asked if I could find her iPhone that was lost on the beach in Sea Isle City, NJ. I met with Lexi and Lucy yesterday afternoon and got the details. Lucy used the find my phone app to help find the approximate location. A group of beachgoers graciously moved so I could expand the search out by 10 ft. The phone was found buried a few inches under the sand.
We received a call from Martial, yesterday he was at the park with his adorable son. His son had some grass on him, when he tried wiping off the grass from his sons clothing. He felt the ring slip off his finger.. He spent a lot of time searching the thick grass with no luck and had to return home to tell his wife. She was pretty sad about it. Today he decided to do some research and found us online, we received his call for help and we met up with him at the London Terrace Park in Ottawa Ontario. He didn’t tell his wife that he called us and hoped to surprise her, he showed me the general area where it was lost. I did a few small passes and within 10 minutes I found his ring! He was so excited to go home and wave to his wife to see if she would noticed he had his ring back!
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.
Less than two weeks after I became a member of TheRingFinders.com, I was able to make my first recovery at Inverness Beach today. Lost for over 24 hours in the sands, I was 37 minutes into the search when a loud signal chirped through the headphones. Two scoops later and I knew I had what I was looking for, a mens Tungsten Carbide wedding band. I quickly took a pic and sent it off to the anxious couple, who thought it surely was lost forever. Within minutes came the reply “oh that’s it! I can’t believe you found it!!”
Both Katie and Daniel were elated at the recovery. I later presented the ring to Daniels’ dad, who lived closer to me than the happy couple. Soon I should have a picture of a very happy pair with broad smiles. I will share the photo on the blog in the future.
.I was so pleased to be able to recover this ring. What a confidence boost it was to be able to locate it, given the time delay in searching, and how busy that particular beach was. Being able to make such recoveries, thanks to theringfinders.com, adds such a delight to the hobby of metal detecting.
Brampton residents Kultaran and her husband joined a group of Friends at a beautiful cottage retreat near Coboconk, Ontario on beautiful Shadown Lake of the Kawartha Lakes Region!
Shadow Lake is known for exceptional boating and fishing but is a very weedy lake.
The couple could not meet me on site as they had plans but we received permission from the gracious cottage owners whom the Husband assisted me by being my safety spotter.
I attempted the recovery with a lazy “D” grid pattern using the DIVE BLU3 NEMO hookah system which has a 10’ hose depth. Unfortunately, I had to switch to my scuba gear after 1 hour as I had deeper depth to move out to. Within 30 minutes I was able to locate the ring in 1 1/2’ of muck!!
Next, came a phone call to surprise them that I located and recovered his stunning 18k white gold massive wedding band! The 11 diamonds were sparkling!
Check out the video of this incredible recovery;
Few days later I met up with Kultaran to return her husbands stunning wedding band!
Thank you Kultaran for your generous donation the the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation for my “pay-it-forward” program! She receives a tax receipt from the Foundation!!