This was a neat story. A nice lady on the beach at the Portofino Condos in Pensacola Beach stopped me and said that she wished I had been there a couple of days earlier. I asked her why and she proceeded to explain that BOTH of her sons had lost their wedding bands in the gulf within minutes of each other just a couple of days before. I asked her if anyone had looked for them and she said no one had with a metal detector. I explained about Ringfinders and told her what I did and told her that even though I really wished she had called me a few days earlier, there was still a chance I could find them. Well, long story short I was able to find her son Jacob’s but not his brother Zach’s. I spent hours looking for Zach’s and even came back two more days to look but unfortunately I was only able to find Jacob’s. I had to mail it back to Memphis, TN but as you can see by the picture, Jacob was thrilled when he realized it was really his ring in the mail. Zach had some closure and appreciated me looking and has promised to call immediately if he ever loses something valuable again. Congrats Jacob on getting your ring back!
Today was a great day! I was on the way to pick up my son when Josh from North Alabama called. Josh was frantic because he had lost his wedding band in the gulf a few hours earlier while throwing football with a family member. His wife said not to bother even calling because they were in waist deep water and she thought it was a lost cause. Josh looked up Ringfinders and got my number and decided to take a chance. I am so glad he did! The best part of today was that my son got to go and see what I do for people. When I finally found it, I let my son hand it to Josh and my boy has not stopped talking about “how happy they were”. Now he completely understands why I like finding things for people they thought were lost forever. So Nice to meet you and your family Josh. I am so glad I was able to find your wedding ring.
I was contacted by the husband of a lady who lost her ring after mowing her yard. She was dumping the grass clippings from here bagger and got caught in the rain. He said she was shaking her hands trying to get the grass and water off and her ring came off too.
He said a friend of his had some cheap metal detectors and they were going to search for it but wondered if I would be available if they didn’t find it. I said yes I was on vacation all week after the 4th of July. So I got the call that they didn’t find it. I went yesterday on the 6th and was able to find it.
Here is what his wife wrote me along with her picture for the book of smiles.
Hi Norm, This is Molly. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for finding my ring. You have no idea how much relief it brought me. I am beyond thrilled and very impressed I have to say after searching that area many times on our hands and knees, as well as going over it with 2 metal detectors. I had little faith that you would find anything. You have a gift, and we hope you are blessed ten fold.
Thanks Molly and Joe for trusting me to find your ring and the nice reward.
I was 2 hours into my first hunt and had almost given up when I decided to expand my search area. That is when I got a hard hit and there it was under some grass stepped into the dirt just outta site. I didnt know what it looked like, just that it was white gold. I started explaining and the ladies eyes got bigger and bigger…I left this day to donation…We both left ecstatic. Thank you Jessica and Anthony.
Hi, I’m Chad Walls and Joined the Ring Finders to help people find their lost rings or articles that they thought were lost forever. If you find yourself in need of my services, just give me a call. I’ll be more than happy to assist you!
Most people who lose their rings will do most anything to get them back; including going and buying a metal detector. I am not trying to discourage anyone from doing this because metal detecting is a great hobby. However, many of the ring finders on this site are willing to find your rings for free. They will more than likely have a lot more success at finding the ring than someone who is new to the hobby. There is a lot of work involved in learning to use a detector correctly. No mater what your experience level, I recommend using any new metal detector for at least forty hours before you can use it with confidence and proficiency. Another thing to realize is that it takes a lot of patience to find rings, and I mean a lot of patience. It has been said that to find a ring you will have to dig up at least one hundred pull tabs, but sometimes it’s more like a thousand. This is another reason you should defiantly take advantage or these friendly strangers at Ring Finders who are willing to do this work for you at little to no cost. For anyone still interested in starting a new hobby call up a Ring Finder they are knowledgeable about equipment and can get you pointed in the right direction and help you get started.