#lostring Tag | The Ring Finders

Lost Ring Lake Erie

from Mississauga (Ontario, Canada)

This was the hardest Ring find I have done since starting. When I was called by this lovely couple who were frantic about the ring they had lost I thought it would be a sure find. The man had been in Lake Erie swimming a few days earlier and lost  is platinum wedding ring in 3 feet of water. He wasn’t far from the beach and thought he knew exactly where it was. Should be easy right? However when I got there the winds had come up and there was 5 ft waves with zero visibility in the water. I had driven over an hour and a half to get there and when I saw the conditions my stomach sank. I knew this was going to be a hard one but  I have found some pretty difficult rings in the past and knew I needed to at least give it a try. When I went into the water there was also a lot of trash like tin foil which sounds terrible on a metal detector and can drown out the sound of gold. There was lots of pull tabs, pop tops (which by the way sound like gold on a detector) and Nails in the water making it even more difficult to find the ring. However I’ve been in bad conditions before and with the experience of finding over 300 rings I knew I might have a chance so I took my time and persevered.  The Zero visibility water and high waves were throwing me around quite vigorously for the better part of 20 minutes. However amongst all the odds I finally got a signal that I was sure sounded good. The bottom was solid stones  and gravel so I had to reach down a few times and pick up handfuls of the sharp stones until I finally got the target in my hand. When I came up from the water I saw the edge of a beautiful platinum ring amongst all the gravel in my hand. I held it up high and as the couple watched in disbelief I pulled out his lost wedding ring from the cup of my hand. They were amazed & ecstatic😀

Lost Ring Lake Simcoe

from Mississauga (Ontario, Canada)

Lost Ring Pensacola Beach – FOUND!

from Pensacola (Florida, United States)

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!

Lost Ring Orange Beach – Found!

from Pensacola (Florida, United States)

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.

Lost Wedding Ring… Found in Lone Tree Iowa

from Iowa City (Iowa, United States)

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.

Wedding Ring Found near Sacramento

from Auburn (California, United States)

   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.

Marshall, Texas…………..looking for a ring?

from White Oak (Texas, United States)

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!

1976 USC National Football Championship Ring Recovered in San Francisco National Cemetery

from San Francisco (California, United States)

As they gathered to bury a friend, an attendant adds the urn containing his wife’s ashes, of WWII Civil Air Transport Command veteran pilot, Don Milleneux, under his headstone at the San Francisco National Cemetery in San Bruno, CA. (Photo supplied by Rebecca Runze)

Dr. Leroy Perry, of Santa Monica, CA is graveside with his friend Rebecca to pay his respects to her aunt. At some point during the period near the marker, he notices he has lost his ring!

Many photos were taken, and after great deductive detective work by his dear friend Rebecca, she was able to place the ring somewhere within 25 feet of Don’s grave marker, probably off to the right side, where he had been making pictures.

The grave maker is located on a beautiful hill just across the road from the chapel. The lush grass is about 4 inches deep. As I searched the natural grid pattern provided by the grave markers, a massive lawnmower spiraled ominously closer each time he came around the hill above me. The pressure was mounting. I removed my coat and cried out for divine fortune to intervene.

Dr. Perry was the team doctor for the 1976 National Championship winning USC Football Team. The 14k ring is about the size of a golf ball. In expressing his emotional attachment to the ring, “It’s part of me” he said.

One is not allowed to metal detect on Federal property without permission. Happily the General Manager was more than pleased to authorize my search for Dr. Perry’s ring. He had received about 20 phone calls regarding the ring and was very enthusiastic that I would be successful and solve the mystery.

After 33 minutes of searching, and locating many coins and other high value targets, (which I did not dig!) I finally came across that loud high tone I had been hoping to hear. Just off to the right of the marker, where Rebecca had suggested, I found the ring with my detector. Looking down, the shiny inside gold band glistened in the sun, deep in the grass, if you knew just where to look.

I immediately called Dr. Perry and Rebecca to give them the good news. Because I had made previous plans to be in Los Angeles later that week, I had the great priveledge of delivering the ring personally to Dr. Perry in Santa Monica at his office. (Photo by Rebecca Runze)

It’s quite a keepsake!

Dr. Perry is complete again! Good feelings all around.

Ring and fond memories recovered!

SF Bay Area RingFinders Contact:  Marshall Smith – Text or call: 415-895-0334

Metal Detectorist serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area from sunny San Mateo, CA

Heirloom Cushion Solitaire & Diamonds Platinum Ring Recovered After Being Thrown out of Car in Tiberon, CA

from San Francisco (California, United States)

On October 10th David wrote:

“My wife tossed her wedding ring into a patch of vines, leaves and brush. Really dense. I have a detector, but was only able to uncover a few cans and a Capri Sun. I am afraid this might be beyond your scope or perhaps you are up for a challenge. I am confident that its in this area (marin/tiburon) neighborhood. If you are interested, what is the typical reward offered and when are you available. I can send pics to give you a better idea of what we are dealing with.

I’m feeling desperate and my wife is heartbroken. The ring may not be worth a ton of money, but has sentimental value of course…and is not insured (my fault)…so of course I’m getting desperate.
Please let me know or maybe you know of someone that might be able to help. Thank you so much!”
David
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The photos didn’t look promising. This is where he had been searching with his own detector, tearing out a lot of the ivy to find the ring:
But I had faith in my Garrett AT Pro detector, and found the ring in 7 minutes, inches from the curb, buried in the dirt. The ring had skipped along the pavement and bounced into the ivy. After over 2 months, and probably being stepped on, it had worked it’s way down into the soil under the ivy.
Beautiful, classic antique style, 1 carat, high clarity and color, old cut, cushion shaped solitaire diamond, with two rows of intricately hand set pave diamonds set around the top, and down the sides. The ring was custom designed by her father and made by his friend, both deceased.
Another marriage preserved, hopefully as durable as her ring!
Ring and marriage recovery by Marshall Smith.

Bay Area RingFinders Contact: Marshall Smith – Text or call: 415-895-0334

Metal Detectorist serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area from sunny San Mateo, CA

Lose something? A Ring Finder May Be Able To Help.

from Huntington (West Virginia, United States)

imageMost 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.