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Wedding Ring Lost during 15 Year Anniversary Vacation – FOUND!!

from Bend (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-541-815-1515

The cold sands of the central Oregon Coast are generally unforgiving.  The combination of high tidal fluctuation and pacific storms bringing high winds and wave action often move objects around faster than they can be recovered.  However, not so for this Colorado couple visiting Pacific City, Oregon on their 15 year wedding anniversary.  While playing on the dunes near the beach with the family Del felt his heavy platinum ring fall off, and heard it hit the ground.  They sifted though the loose sand to no avail, then found www.threingfinders.com on the internet.  It was a short message, “Do you come to Pacific City?”  Pacific City is only about an hour from my work place in Newport, but at the time I was at my home Sisters, OR high-up in the Oregon Cascades.  A series of text messages revealed that the ring was likely worth looking for, but they were headed back to Colorado in the morning – I couldn’t get there until Saturday.

They did a great job of pin-pointing the location: a Google Maps satellite view of the area with lines and arrows, and a cairn made out of sea shells  before they left on their lonely journey home, sans a special 15-year-old wedding ring(remember, you can always drop a pin in Google Maps allowing us to navigate right back to it, as well).

Saturday morning was a  beautiful coastal morning.  Warm-ish, with a slight marine layer allowing occasional glimpses of the pounding surf of the Pacific as we drove to Pacific City.  The marine layer was just clearing as we arrived at the vacation rental.  My plan (hope, really) was that the home hadn’t been rented to someone else already, and use it for beach access.  However, there was a car in the driveway and nobody answering the door.  Rather than risk intruding on their vacation, we parked about half a mile south at Bob Straub Park (named for a well-liked Oregon Treasurer) and walked north in the bright sunshine of the early Oregon morning, sipping coffee and listening to the cry of the gulls above.  The beach was fairly deserted at this hour, and Roper (my two year old Cowboy Corgi) was able to romp and frolic to his heart’s content (pausing only for the occasional hero shot).

Arriving at the location was easy due to the google maps navigation.  Several landmarks were unmistakable, and yes, there was the cairn of seashells.  The sand was  soft, well above the surf-line and on much more of an incline than it appeared from the satellite view.  I debated briefly between the Garrett ATX and the AT Pro, opting ultimately for the Pro since it was set up, and ready to go.  I figured I could always come back to the ATX if needed.  Power button on, a quick ground balance, and three swings later the unmistakable mid-tone thud of heavy gold and platinum.  It happened so quick I almost didn’t believe it.  The area was a steep slope with a shallow bench, then falling off into the surf.  That ring could have (should have) rolled or sank out-of-sight.  Was that really it?  Swing, thud, swing thud, swing thud…it must be.  One scoop of sand…thud, still in the hole.  Another…thud, still in the hole.  A third, thud.  A fourth, silence.  I had it in my scoop.  Shake, shake, shake the sand out through the small holes until the rattle of metal on metal can be heard.  Yep. there it was – an extremely heavy, men’s platinum ring, from nearly 12″ down in the soft summer sand.  The reply text from Colorado summed it up, “OMG!!!”

It’s nice to be able to return items of significance to good folks.  It’s heartbreaking to know that sometimes the precious memories contained within a sentimental item will be lost forever if they happen to be lost in the wrong place, or folks don’t know to look for www.theringfinders.com.  Please help us spread the word.  We’re always willing to listen and more often anxious to try to help.  The feeling we derive from a successful recovery is certainly worth the effort.

 

 

Lost Diamond Engagement Ring in North Surrey…Found!

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: 1-778-838-3463

Another victim of our February snowstorm…I received a call from Linda who was extremely saddened by the recent loss of her Tiffany diamond engagement ring that she received at Christmas. After talking to her on the phone for around 10 minutes I learned that she had bought a metal detector, took the day off work and searched with friends but could not find her engagement ring. It’s not uncommon for people to rent or buy a metal detector thinking they will find their ring themselves. Most people don’t realize it takes practice to use a detector and I have over 40 years of practice.

It was snowing out pretty hard, I jumped into my car and headed to North Surrey to help her find her diamond engagement ring. The side roads were a bit of a challenge in my car but I made it to her place, She showed me the area where she was scraping snow off of her car and where her dad was shovelling snow. I started my search in the area where we believe the ring should’ve fallen and after 15-20 minutes and no ring I started searching away from the hot spot.

Not long after I heard that sweet loud and proud target signal and Bang! Found it…

I had one very happy young lady! I love my job! I get to make people Smile!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have lost your ring contact me ASAP 778-838-3463

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Lost Wedding Rings Found in Spokane Valley

from Spokane (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-509-263-8995

The call: Sherrel had lost her two wedding rings while pulling weeds in her garden. It was 8:30 pm when she called me so I begged my Sweet wife to let me go to Sherrel’s house that night. I gave Sherrel a call back and told her my family and I were all coming over so I can find her rings as fast as she had lost them.

 

The Search: Arriving at the house at O’ dark thirty, I quickly geared up and put on my head lamp. I knocked on the door we said our hello’s then I was shown the garden where the loss took place. The garden was a ten by ten area including the grass which was  3/4 of the ten by ten area. So to eliminate the easiest space I gridded the grass. I got one signal at 4 inches and knew that her rings were not going to be that deep. The little garden was next on the list but it had a few unwanted metal guests. I and Sherrel’s husband removed the solar lights and the lawn ornaments. As I weaved through the foliage I heard a strong tone with a vdi of 23. Out came the Whites trx to help me search. I followed the beeps up into the middle of the bush. As I looked through the plant I saw not one but two golden rings nestled in the lilacs.

 

The Reaction: I am still a little new at finding people’s rings so I flipped out. I tried to snatch the rings from the bush so fast that I missed one of them. So I ran back to the bush and then back to Sherrel with the rings in hand screaming “guess what?” and “thank you Lord”. Of course all of this excitement from my end confused Sherrel and her husband so when I  said I had found the rings they didn’t believe me right way until they were safely back on Sherrels hand.

 

The Rings Story: These Rings needed to be back on Sherrels hand more than most I feel. See the rings had been on her hand for 40 years. Along with that provenance, they were made in Egypt. Sherrel’s husband was from Egypt and while she was working there they met. Sherrels husband had the finest Arminian jeweler in the land, hand make the plain band, and then had another stone placed in the solitaire ring that Sherrel had received from her work.

 

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The Pre ring finders Search crew

The Pre ring finders Search crew

Lost Wedding Ring

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

 

Lost Wedding Ring

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common places are parks, lakes, beaches and even your own front yard…If you lost your “Ring” or other precious item…We can find it!

We train regularly and use the best Metal Detecting Equipment available insuring the greatest possibility of finding your lost possessions.

 

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www.theringfinders.com/john.volek

Don’t wait… Call now!

John Volek

281-330-7758

 

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Lost Platinum Wedding Ring … Newport Beach, CA. … Found in Sand 3 Days Later

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136

 

 

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Nicole’s Story

My son and I decided to take a spontaneous and quick (Thurs-Sun) road trip, just the 2 of us, to Southern California from the SF Bay Area. The plan was to spend 2 days at Disneyland and then make a stop in Manhattan Beach to see family on Sunday. Before noon on Saturday(day #2 at Disney), we were both wanting to go to the beach. So, we said goodbye to Mickey and headed for Newport. After a relaxing Saturday afternoon filled with a picnic lunch, boogey boarding, playing catch (lacrosse & baseball), we headed back to our hotel in Anaheim. It was there that I realized I did not have my wedding ring on my finger. I vaguely remember taking it off to apply sunscreen like I so often do, surely I’d remember to put it back on. Oops! So after shuffling through the multiple bags I had with me that day and stripping down the car I realized I must’ve lost it at the beach. Gone forever, or so I thought. Monday, back home in the Bay Area, I had a hairbrain idea to go online and check out Orange County Craigslist. On it, I posted an ad in the “lost & found” section stating: “Platinum Wedding Band lost at Newport Beach on Saturday.” Talk about a shot in the dark, a hail Mary! I never thought anything would come of it and had already begun looking online at new wedding bands but on Monday night, I had an e-mail from Stan with theringfinders.com asking me for more detail. I was able to narrow it down for him, I knew what block I parked in and about how far down the beach we were. I still thought it would be like finding a needle in a haystack. It’s

a BIG beach! Tuesday morning (3 days after losing my ring at the beach!) at 7:30am I got an email saying simply “I found your ring. Call me.” I called him right away. He read me the inscription, sure enough it was my ring! My ring was back on my finger on Thursday. I am still in shock. My husband Patrick and I have been married 13 years this summer, lucky #13! Stan is the MAN! Thank you for finding my ring!

My Story starts:  April 21, 2014

Monday night as I was checking Craig’s List when I saw Nicole’s post.  She had posted it just a few hours before I read it. Her Post read:  Lost Platinum Wedding Ring .. Newport Beach:  ” I was at Newport Beach on Saturday and I lost my platinum wedding band (women’s). It has an inscription inside. I was between 26th St. and 27th St.”  First, I was concerned that others may read this and go on their personal treasure hunt. Second, this area of the beach is pounded by many other detectorists new to the hobby. ( finders keepers ). Third, and most important is this beach is very well maintained. The beach cleaning machines are very efficient and they will get items as small as dimes including rings. I sent  an email to Nicole asking for more details, but did not read her reply till after I found the ring. I could not sleep well, thinking about getting to the search area before the machines or other detectorist might get the ring. I could have gone to the beach at 10pm, but I thought 5am would work out better. That would let me find out the new summer schedule for beach cleaning and after the search I could do some pleasure detecting.. I began to grid search parallel to the beach starting at the towel line from 26th St. to 27th St..It was not looking good. The beach was super clean and I could see the beach cleaning machines in the distance. I was able to cover about 4 feet with each swing of the detector. After about 12 passes which took about two hours and I was more than 50feet from the towl line.  I started to get some coins and other metallic trash. Then up popped Nicole’s ring. I emailed her then talked to her on the phone, she was so excited on the other end of the phone I could not believe it.  Later that day I mailed her ring to her in the San Francisco Bay Area, but I did not rest easy till I received her email that it made it safe her home and the ring was back on her finger..  TheRingFinders works and it works real well “TELL A FRIEND”

 

Here Comes the beach sifting machines

Here Comes the beach sifting machines

There goes the Beach Sifter... I call it the Ring Eater

There goes the Beach Sifter… I call it the Ring Eater