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lost gold wedding band lost at Sunny isles Florida… found..

from North Miami Beach (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-754-707-1233

Hi all ,

 

 

I got a call from the concierges office at a 5 star hotel. I was told that a guest lost a  ring . I proceeded to the hotel and meet the guest on the beach. He explained that he gave his son in law his ring to hold onto . The son in law then forgot that he had it . They were not sure if it was in the sand or water.   I searched for two days and found it on the second day. I will be shipping it back to them in New York.

 

Lost ring found at Mission Beach

from La Jolla (California, United States)

Delaney took her engagement ring off before playing volleyball (a wise move) and handed it her friend Haley to put it in Delany’s bag for safe keeping. Haley dutifully place the ring inside the bag on top of Delaney’s jacket. Later in the day, Delaney grabbed her bag and hurried off to meet some friends down the beach. Once she met up with her friends, she remembered the ring and searched through her bag, but, the ring was gone. What to do? Well, she called friends for help and searched the web. I got the call, listened to a few particulars, and headed out to see about getting that 5 month old engagement ring back on her finger. Parking is always “fun” down by Mission Beach this time of year. Nothing close to where they were, so, I had to park in a lot a ways to the north. As I was walking to the location, a guy rides up from behind on his bike and asks of I’m there to find a ring. I tell him that hopefully I am, and then I notice that he has a detector too! He got the word also about the lost ring. We both see Delaney waving to us and we head over to meet her. Turns out they had a metal detector too and someone else in her group was also searching the sand! Okay, 3 people looking for this ring in the dry sand, that shouldn’t take long. Wrong! All three of us gridded the area where the bag was sitting when the ring was placed inside. We expanded out in all directions and made a few passes down the beach in the direction Delaney ran to meet her friends. Problem was, that exact location could not be determined. I could be anywhere from a few hundred feet away to several hundred yards, and maybe in the dry sand, maybe in the wet. That made that search area HUGE! We’re talking many football sized areas.

After a couple of hours without success, it started to get dark, windy and cold. Without knowing the exact area where she searched her bag, it was anyone’s guess at to where to search. We called it a night and I took a bit more info to mull over, and told Delaney I would keep the info and a photo on file should the ring turn up. She said they were going to return in the morning to continue the search and try to determine where she had been. I wished her good luck and to let me know if she discovered a new area we hadn’t covered. The next morning, I thought about going back down there and contacted Delaney to see if she had any new information. She said she thought maybe she was closer to the water and it might be in the wet sand now. They had already searched, but, came up empty. I decided to go ahead and give it another try. Delaney was already heading north on the road back home, so, she couldn’t meet me. No problem, I know the search area, and so just went on my own. I re-searched the first area by the volleyball court without success, and then headed the direction toward the supposed second area. Oh, I forgot to mention that since the night before, the beach grooming machine had gone through the area and sifted a 100 foot wide swath between the two search areas. Wonderful…., the ring could have been scooped up or moved hundreds of yards before falling out of the machine. I figured that would be the last area to search and I would concentrate on the slope and wet sand where the sifter didn’t go. 3 hours and many 300 yard long passes later, I was thinking about calling it. It was mind-numbingly quiet with virtually no targets of any sort, making it more of a walk on the beach than finding treasure. The good news is that you can cover a lot of ground when you don’t have to stop for anything. I finally, decided that this was going to be my last pass and head back south toward the 1st location. I got maybe a 1/4 of the way there when I got a nice solid 12 on my Equinox 800. Earlier I had found several of those sounds/readings, and they were all pull tabs or wadded up bits of foil. I took a healthy scoop of wet sand and thought I saw a flash of yellow gold as the sand sifted out. Sure enough, once the sand was gone a beautiful yellow gold engagement ring was looking up at me. Yes! Since I already had a photo of the ring, I knew it was Delaney’s. I texted her a photo and a subsequent phone call confirmed it was her ring and that she was on the road heading home. She arranged for her friends, that were still here in town, to meet up with me, so, they could pick up the ring and return it to her on their way home. They met me a short time later, took possession of the ring, and added their thanks to Delaney’s. A pleasure to meet you all, and thank you for the generous reward. My best wishes on your upcoming marriage Delaney.

Lost wedding ring found in Oak Park

from Ventura (California, United States)
Contact: 1-805-290-5009

I got a call from Steve this afternoon asking if I could help him find his ring. He had been at Chapparal park in Oak Park playing some frisbee golf and had lost his wedding ring. When I met up with him there was even more to the story. Not only had Steve lost his ring but this was the second time today it had fallen off his finger while playing. As we talked further I came to appreciate what an awesome guy Steve is. While originally from the Oak Park/Agoura area he currently resides in Northern Virginia and was out visiting a friend of his who is battling cancer as he comes to visit every 3-4 months to help and support. In today’s times/society it’s hard to find anyone sometimes who will just hold the door for you and here is a guy that puts his friends first even if he has to go 3000 miles to do it.

We got to the top of one of the tee boxes and he put me in an area to search and I was getting a lot of good targets but none were his ring. I was getting ready to expand my grid when Steve exclaimed “there’s my ring!” As often happens, his ring was in another area outside of where he thought he had lost it. Even though I didn’t actually put my coil over it we agreed my presence must have been the extra thing needed to find the ring. (haha)

One of the best parts of doing this is getting to meet some of the best people and Steve certainly fits this category. I was glad he gave me the chance to try and find his ring. If you have lost your ring or other piece of jewelry (or a lost cache of coins) don’t hesitate to give me a call at 805-290-5009 so we can get your stuff back.

Wedding Ring Lost On Sports Field Found! Mossman Park, Perth Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

Peter had been kicking a football with his son’s team mates before watching their AFL match. At the end of the third quarter after running the water bottles out to the team on the field he noticed his wedding ring of 17 years was missing. He and some other parents had searched in earnest for the ring before the next match began. During the next game he had googled for help and shortly after I got a call from him late morning. After gleaning the full picture of his movements around and across the field and when he had last seen the ring I asked him to find out when the last match for the day would end and to let me know so I could meet him then to conduct a search for the ring.

Back in business!

We met at the grounds in the late afternoon and he walked me around the various areas he’d been. The kids play on a reduced size field from the adults but even reduced in size it was still as big as a full size rugby field!

I used string lines and tent pegs to grid off the various areas and began a methodical search of the identified areas. Where he and the other parents had been on the sideline in front of the clubhouse had many gold like signals but most were deep, without any obvious ground disturbance so I completed that area with no joy.

The grass was quite short so I was half expecting the ring to be proud on the surface and was searching with both my eye’s and detector figuring that even if it had been trodden on during one of the games or on the sideline that at least a portion of the ring might still be visible.

The second area searched was part of the playing field. As I was working my way back towards the goal posts where he had been kicking the ball with the kids pre-match, a man approached Peter and asked him what we were doing (it always makes me cringe as I hear my client tell them what I am searching for). After finding this out he and his kids who could see me working close lines back and forth across the search area started to do the same within my marked out area. It occured to me to ask them to stop as they could tread the ring into the ground but decided not to as I couldn’t afford to waste time on the inevitable “we were just trying to help” type coversation as I did not have a lot of time before it would be dark, and I still had about 50% of the total area left to search.

Peter’s precious..

Upon finding the ring I had planned to stop searching, walk over to Peter and ask what the ring looked like etc whilst discreetly tossing the ring just behind him, so that when he answered I could point behind him and say, “does it look like that one?” which would give me time to snap a sneaky ‘smile pic’ as he picked it up in disbelief and turned back to me, which would be both a bit of fun and far more memorable for both of us.

Unfortunately the man who had decided to jump ahead of my search soon saw it and stole my thunder! Bugger, bugger, bugger. If you don’t quite understand why I wouldn’t be so happy about that, I’d been methodically searching for a bit over an hour at this stage and it is the anticipation of the feeling you get in ‘the moment of finding’ that is why we are able to keep going for hours on end (sometimes days), and as much as any reward that may be given, is a great part of why we can do it. Anyway despite the anticlimax the ring was found and returned to it’s rightful owner. Of course it was inside the my marked out search area and about 6 more passes back and forth and I would likely have ‘specked’ it!

2 Lost Rings – Fort Walton Beach, FL – FOUND!!!

from Pensacola (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-850-346-1736

This past weekend I got a call from Brad and his wife Sky from Louisiana. They were in Fort Walton for a Volleyball tournament. What started out as some fun and exercise in the nice weather quickly turned into a fiasco when Sky realized that not one but both of her rings were missing. She had taken her engagement ring and her wedding ring off and tucked them into her swimsuit for safekeeping. Somewhere during the course of the day she realized they were gone and that’s where I came in. They had actually left me a message the day before while I was out finding the ring for the newlyweds in Orange Beach in my last story. I sent Brad and Sky a text once I was done and offered my services.  Luckily they reached back out the next day. Brad did what a lot of people do and he went to Bass Pro Shops to buy one of their metal detectors. Unfortunately he quickly learned that the average detector will simply not work right on a saltwater beach. I got some information from them and I decided to ask my Father-in-law, Tom to join me as he has been getting into detecting. I am glad that I did! 😃  When we got there I quickly gridded out the outer edge of where I thought the rings might be based on the couple’s info. I asked Tom if he would start going around the outer areas just in case the rings weren’t where we thought they should be. It would also be a good opportunity for him to get some experience with a detector in the sand. We were out there for a long time and had to take a break and get some water. We weren’t giving up though and we headed back down to resume our search. Before too much longer, Tom waved to me to get my attention and I came over to see that Tom had found his first ring!!!  Low and behold it just so happened to be Sky’s diamond wedding band. 😃I am so glad that he joined me because I was then able to adjust my search based on what Brad had said earlier and after another 20 mins I found Sky’s engagement ring! 💍👍. What a great day, I got to experience my Father-in-law’s first ring recovery and return two precious rings back to a beautiful young couple. 😃Congratulations all around!

Lost Man’s White Gold Wedding Ring in Galloway, OH. “FOUND”

from Newark (Ohio, United States)
Contact: 1-740-334-7293

I received an email about a man’s white gold wedding ring lost somewhere around the house. He was doing some basic yard work to include added dirt, mulch and moving some rocks. He was working in the front yard as well in the back yard. I started my search in the front yard searching through the flower bed. Then to the path taken around the house to the back yard, still no ring. Then continue to the back yard with search through the grass and dirt pile. As we were discussing which area to search next, then I got a good hit. By using my pro pointer to move the mulch and soil, the ring pop right out. He was very happy to have the ring returned to him.

 

Lost Man’s White Gold Wedding Ring in Galloway, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Man’s White Gold Wedding Ring in Galloway, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Man’s White Gold Wedding Ring in Galloway, OH. “FOUND”

 

 

 

4 Day Sea Search Finds Heirloom Rings, Bunker Bay, Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

Maurice had brought his family out to Western Australia for the trip of a lifetime and had been having just that when tradgedy had struck.

Just a few days before leaving Australia the family had gone to the beach at Bunker Bay in the beautiful South West of Western Australia. Maurice had set himself up close to the waters edge with an easel and canvas to paint the picture perfect bay. His wife and daughter were playing in the ocean throwing a soft sponge ball between them, side on to the shore. As his wife had dived sideways to catch the ball her nanas engagement ring along with her wedding ring and a two tone gold band had shot off her finger towards the open sea.

They had all been looking for the rings in the water when local lifegaurds approached to tell them to get out of the water due to the two large bronze whaler sharks which had just been sighted from the rescue helicopter entering the bay. As the two sharks proceeded to cruise the shoreline about 15m out, Maurice had told the lifegaurds of their distress. Luckily one of the lifegaurds had witnessed me find a German mans lost platinum wedding ring (only about 25m from where Maurices wife had lost hers) right in front of him the year before and he’d taken some of my business cards at the time so was able to give them one and recommend that they give me a call.

As I heard the loss story I was already googling the weather and tides for the area. I determined the weather and tides would be suitable for

Scene of the crime!

a sea search in a few days. They would be unable to meet me there due to their holiday itinerary taking them much further south to Albany so it appeared I would be flying solo on this search.

Two days later I packed up the ute with equipment, told the dog we were going for a long drive and may be camping to which he wagged his tail in approval.

3 hrs later we arrived and although I had directions as to where in the water the three rings had been lost, I queried the lifegaurds to cross reference and hopefully narrow down the search area. They pointed to the exact same area! I then spent about 4 hrs in the water that day finding a few fresh sinkers and very little else.

Studying the beach whilst I was doing this I realised the beach had just entered a beach errosion state where sand is stripped from the foreshore and then is typically deposited about 5-10 metres out in the ocean, quickly burying anything lost there in sand, sometimes as much as 1-3 feet of sand in just a few hours at times. I was really worried this had happened as it could make the rings impossible to detect. Also the location given by Maurice and the lifegaurds was almost identical and if they were correct, it was right in the middle of one of the scallops developing on the adjacent shoreline. A scallop forms where the sand has been eaten away from the beach, leaving a hump on either side and then another scalloped area.

The tide was well on its way in now so I quit for the day resolving to stay the night and try again on the low tide the following day.

This I did, searching the same area again with the same result.. two more sinkers! Unfortunately a storm was due overnight so I had to return to Perth and wait for better conditions. That didn’t occur for about a week but when it did off I went to have another go.

My dog thought this was a great idea of course, whereas I would have to admit my hopes were not high that the erosion state of the beach had reversed at all let alone enough to make detection of the rings possible. I was sure they had not had enough weather to have moved so upon arrival I set about searching the area for a third time. After a few hours with no joy and an incoming tide I decided to try a diving search just that little bit deeper than I had been searching so far and spent an hour and a half or so doing that, also with no joy. This was begining to feel a bit hopeless at this stage but never one to give up easily I resolved to pitch the a tent for the night and have one last try the next day.

Up bright and early I tried to muster some motivation and fight any negative thoughts which can be hard as you’re donning a cold wet wetsuit at 6am to look for something tiny in a big ocean that seems to not want to be found. Anyway some hours of searching later the “come on now time to pack it in side of my brain was arguing with my dogged determination to find it side when as I passed right in front of where

Family heirlooms

Maurice had been painting I heard a very weak, deep signal. I remember saying to my self “come on man this is the last one, then its time to head home with your tail between your legs!” Well I dug and I dug and I dug. Must have been 6-7 scoops before I finally heard a rattle in the botom of the scoop. Peering in, my heart nearly flipped as I saw a big diamond glinting back at me, I’d found it, the most sentimental and by far the most expensive of the three rings. Tucking it away safely I returned my dual fields coil to the hole I’d dug and bingo there was another signal in the hole! Another scoop and rattle rattle thats no2. Despite two of the rings being in the same hole and the fact that the

Sweet success!

wedding ring should be within a few feet of the first two, no amount of extra careful detecting could find it and as it got too deep to continue I had to leave it be and return to Perth.

Maurice would be returning to Perth the next day and flying back to England the morning after so we arranged a place to meet. I never did meet Maurice’s wife as she had been just too upset about it all so I can only imagine the smile she wore after getting her nanas engagement ring and one of the two others back, but if Maurice’s was anything to go by she was going to be extremely happy!

 

 

 

Lost Ring Waikiki……Found!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)
Contact: 1-808-285-8370

A young couple vacationing in Hawaii called me to help them find her lost wedding ring. They had enjoyed the day on Kaimana Beach and weren’t sure when it had slipped off her hand. I had to ask a few people to let me scan the area around and under their chairs and towels. After about 10-15 minutes of searching, I found the ring! Boy was she happy and lots of clapping from the surrounding beach goers who were all pulling for me to find her ring. She was in tears and very grateful.

Lost Ring Found in Iowa City on St. Patricks Day

from Iowa City (Iowa, United States)
Contact: 1-319-430-3606

I got a call on St. Patrick Day morning about a lost ring from the night before. Charles was at a friends house in the backyard. He went to throw something towards the trees and his ring flew off.

So I arrived at 10:00 at his friend Brie’s house, unfortunately Charles couldn’t be there due to work. We had got a dusting of snow overnight so the ground was covered. She showed me the location where he was standing the night before.

I got my equipment together and was adjusting my detector as I was walking toward the area I was going to grid, when I got a very good shallow signal. Sure enough it was the ring. I was surprised when I pulled it out of the snow because I didn’t know it had so many stones on it or that it was so big.

Everybody involved was very happy that it was found. We all had a little Irish luck on this St. Patrick’s Day!

Lost Wedding Ring Found on San Jose High School Soccer Field

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796

Lost wedding ring found in San JoseYesterday was the first sunny Spring day in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jesse and his son were playing catch on a soccer field at a San Jose high school. When they were done, Jesse took off his baseball glove and they walked back to his car.

In the car he noticed that his wedding ring was missing. Fortunately, Jesse is very observant: he realized that the ring had probably been pulled off his sweaty hand by the baseball glove. So they ran back to the field and started searching the area around where they had been playing. No joy.

Jesse searched online for metal detector rentals and discovered TheRingFinders. So he contacted me and I met him at the field this afternoon to search for his missing wedding ring.

Jesse showed me where he had been standing. The soccer goal posts had been moved, but he pointed to other landmarks that he remembered clearly. So I marked out a 20 by 30 yard search area with flags and began a grid search.

The first loud, shallow tone turned out to be a pocket spill: 6 coins all near the surface. Then came some can slaw: an aluminum can shredded by a lawn mower.  After about 20 minutes, out popped Jessie’s ring, close to the center of the search zone.

Jesse, thank you for trusting me to find your ring!

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