Metal Detecting Service Myrtle Beach SC Tag | The Ring Finders

Surf Church Evening Service, Found and Returned Man’s Cobalt Wedding Band

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

On my way home from dinner with the misses I got a call from Jim Wren, TRF North Myrtle Beach. He had just gotten a call from Chris who had just lost his cobalt wedding band in Myrtle Beach. Getting the contact info from Jim, I called Chris back. I told Chris I would be there in 30 minutes.

I met Chris on the beach in front of the resort where they were staying. Chris was getting ready to go to dinner with his lovely bride of 8 years. He showed me the place on the beach where they were sitting and then pointed to a place in the surf line where he said he took a spill while exiting the water after swimming. He told me either place was a possibility as he was not sure when the ring came off. I told Chris to go to dinner and I would go to work and that I would contact him If I had good news. I quickly eliminated the 20′ x 30′ area where they were sitting. I moved to the edge of the surf line and started a 100′ line parallel to the water. I noticed a 1 foot deep trough just inside the water’s edge and figured that is where he fell and that is where I will find the ring. Sure enough the second pass in the trough, in knee deep water, gave me a great signal on my Excalibur II detector. BINGO! I sent Chris a message on his phone with a picture. “Looks Like This?” He called me back immediately to confirm that it was his wedding band. He and Jena were driving to dinner, but turned around to retrieve their prized wedding band. This would be a great ending to a successful 2 ring search day.

Chris and Jena thank you for the reward. 15% will be donated to The Children’s Shrine Hospital “Road Runners” Transportation Team.

Lost Platinum and Diamond Engagement Ring Found and Returned, Huntington Beach, SC.

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

I received a phone call on Tuesday from Brandy. She was obviously panicking as she told me she just lost her expensive platinum and diamond engagement ring. She asked if I would travel to Huntington Beach State Park to help her locate her ring that she just dropped into the powder dry sand. I told Brandy that I would be there in 30 minutes. After postponing an appointment, I was on my way.

I arrived at the beach to find a distraught Bandy informing me that the ring would be in that pile of sand between two chairs. After moving the chairs I scanned the appointed pile of sand and did not get a response. I said “The ring is not there” as I could feel Brandy’s, and everybody else in the family, anxieties rise. I quickly started looking in another direction, and just a few feet away was a nice low tone on the CTX 30-30. There it is! I carefully sent my sand scoop into the sand and missed the target. Just before I went to scoop again a niece lying nearby waved me off as she could see the ring just inside the hole I just made. Handing the ring to Brandy, she immediately put her hands on her knees trying to regain her composure. “The Ring Dance”. This week marks Brandy’s and husband Kris’ 1 year anniversary. Happy Anniversary!

FOUND AND RETURNED MAN’S TUNGSTEN CARBIDE WEDDING BAND IN MYRTLE BEACH, SC.

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

I received a phone call from Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach) on Sunday afternoon around 6:00. Jim had gotten a text from Michelle that her husband Milton had lost his wedding band in the surf earlier in the day. Milton lost his wedding band in knee deep water 2 hours before high tide. When I called Michelle back, I was on my way to dinner with my significant other (Honey Sunny). We set a time to meet about 7:30 to give the tide some time to recede. Michelle and Milton were sure they could put me in a good search area and I felt like this should be a fairly easy hunt. “Never say that”. Donning headlamp and carrying my other gear I met the recently married couple at the resort where they were staying. Working the area they suggested and chasing the receding tide down the beach into the darkness was proving to be more to this search than earlier thought. We made arrangements to try again the next day at low tide, just after lunch. We talked again at length as to how the ring was lost and I went to work with thoughts of a successful hunt. Working the low tide for another 2 hours once again proved to be a negative result. Talking to Michelle before leaving the beach, she said that Milton had mentioned that the ring was loose as he swam in deeper water and that at that time they may have been 30 to 50 yards further north. With this new information I worked in the water for nearly 2 hours in the low tide window Wednesday. Again, no luck. Before leaving the beach on Wednesday I was talking to Milton and he told me that maybe when he lost his ring that he thought they were more south. I broke away from work once again Thursday and tried moving my grid south, from mid beach to waist deep water. Once again with the same negative result. At this point all of us are frustrated. I told Milton that I was going to suspend the search for this ring but that I would come back to the area occasionally and give it another try. They were leaving, returning home to Maryland, the next day without Milton’s wedding band. I was sure this ring was there and I told Milton not to buy a replacement for a couple months and we would see what might happen. Well, my OCD self couldn’t leave this ring alone. I called my father Saturday and asked if he wanted to go to accompany me to the beach to do a ring search. He does not metal detect but enjoys watching from his beach chair. Having exhausted a 60 yard by 140 yard area the other 4 hunts, I once again expanded the grid search to the south. Working a grid from mid beach into thigh deep water at yet another low tide, I got a strong signal on my 3rd pass. I dug up a very nice satin gold TC 850 ring. I was pretty sure this was Milton’d ring. I walked back to where my father was sitting and got my phone to take a picture. Sending it to Michelle’s cell number to see if this was Milton’s ring. I asked my father to monitor the phone as I went back to searching. I did not want to loose the low tide opportunity if this was not his ring. About 30 minutes later I saw my dad waving me down to a phone call. Michelle confirmed this was Milton’s wedding band. The same band that she placed on his finger back in March. Another happy ending.

15% of all rewards are donated to The Shrine Children’s Hospital “Road Runners” Transportation Team.

 

Lost Wedding Band and Engagement Ring Set, Found and Returned In Myrtle Beach SC.

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

I was driving home from a vacation in the mountains when I got a call from Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach). Jim had just gotten a call from Amie about a lost wedding band and engagement ring set that were lost in the water in Myrtle Beach. Amie had already returned to Fayetteville, NC.  Amie lost her rings near high tide which for us is always a good thing as we should be able to find the rings in dry sand after the tide recedes. I told Jim that I was driving back to the beach and could not get there any time soon. Jim Wren was also driving back in from an out of town trip and was also unavailable. Jim Wren called trusted friend Jim Brouwer to see if he could give it a shot. The two Jims decided that they would work together that night around midnight as the tide would have gone down enough to open up the search area from both water and people. After 3 hours, they did not have any luck in their efforts.

Jim Wren called me the next morning and explained the hunt and its’ outcome. He asked if I wanted to take over the call as it was in Myrtle Beach and he had another hunt in North Myrtle. Working with a little better information Jim Brouwer and I met at that awful hour of midnight to once again make search for these rings. I got to the beach a little early and started to eliminate areas on the beach. Brouwer showed up and could see the grid lines left in the sand by my sand scoop. Brouwer began working south of the area as I kept expanding the grid north. An hour into the search I got a very weak 12:03 on my CTX 30-30. I really expected to dig up a piece of foil, but was pleasantly surprised to see a diamond engagement ring in the sand pile. I turned around to face Brouwer 80 yards away. I turned on the flasher on my headlamp for him to see me. As Jim approach I showed him the ring and told him the other ring had to be around this area. Jim and I cross grid a 10 yard area for another 30 minutes without success. On a couple occasion both of us passed on a scratchy signal that barely caught the attention of our detectors. Jim decided to max out the sensitivity on his Equinox and research the same area around where I found the first ring. Sure enough, 5 feet away from the first ring, Jim unearthed the wedding band match to the found engagement ring at 11 inches. Two old guys on the beach at 1:30 in the morning doing the happy ring dance caught the attention of two young guys that were fishing nearby. They were pleased with our finds as well and there to witness and take a picture of Jim and I with “Ring Dance Smiles”

Amie’s ring are back on her finger where they belong. The same finger that her husband Charles placed them on 22 years ago.

Grandmother’s Silver Ring Lost in the Sand, Found and Returned Myrtle Beach SC

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

George called me saying his daughter, Anna’s friend, Karsen, had lost a ring in the dry sand and was wondering if I could help find it. George told me they were in Myrtle Beach, so I needed to contact Matt Fry, the TRF for Myrtle Beach, since this was his area. I tried calling Matt, both at his shop and his cell phone a few times each, and wasn’t getting any response. I called George back and got the address of the resort they were at and told him I was on my way.

I met George on the beach, and he explained that Karsen had taken her 3 rings off and put them on a towel. Unknowingly, Anna picked up the towel, as they were leaving, and the rings were tossed into the sand. They were able to find 2 of the rings, but couldn’t find the ring that was Karsen’s grandmothers. After about an hour of searching, George was talking to one of the lifeguards who mentioned that there was someone that would come out and help find the ring. The lifeguard couldn’t remember the name, so George started searching Google and found my website. Once George pointed out the area, I turned my machine on and within a couple of minutes I got a strong 17 on my Equinox. I dug a small scoop of sand and saw the tiny silver ring on top of the sand in the scoop. I handed the ring to George, who called Anna telling them to come back down to the beach from the resort. Within minutes Karsen was on the beach with her ring back where it belonged.

George, thank you for trusting me to help find Karsen’s ring, and have a great rest of your vacation.

Jim

   

Man’s 10K White Gold Wedding Band lost in Myrtle Beach SC, Found and Returned

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

This ring recovery started after a morning recovery, and a leisurely afternoon of walking the beach swinging my metal detector. Shortly after I got home and changed clothes, I received a call from a number that showed Toronto, Ontario Canada so I was sure it was a lost ring call. When I answered, Andrew asked if it was possible to find a ring that was lost the day before in the dry sand. I assured him we had a great chance of finding it, got the details and address of the resort, and was on my way. The Myrtle Beach area is Matt Fry’s area, but I knew he wasn’t available so I took the call. I know he’s going to be upset, not that I took the call, but because it was an easy recovery, which most of his calls lately have been in waist or deeper water at low tide. Thanks Matt!

I called Andrew when I pulled into the parking lot telling him I was there, he said he’d be right down. He and his wife Kristin were on the beach in minutes and showed me an area that was maybe, 10 ft X 15 ft. I had asked him what type of metal the ring was made of and he wasn’t sure whether it was Silver or White Gold. This really wasn’t a problem because I had the Equinox 800 and I knew if the ring was Silver, the machine would give me mid 20 numbers. If the ring was White Gold, I’d get low to mid teen numbers. The mid teen numbers are also nickels, pull tabs, and bottle caps so I had to dig everything close to the 11-13 number I was looking for. The story was that Andrew had taken his ring off and put it on a boogey board that was sitting next to them in the dry sand. Shortly afterwards, someone picked up the board and the ring took flight. I started my east/west grid working my way south and finding plenty of bottle caps but no ring. I did about 6 or 7 grid lines and was running out of real estate so I turned around and went back to my first line and took a step to the north of that line. Boom! Three steps on that grid line and I got a solid 12 on the detector. I was positive I had his “White Gold” ring. Dug a scoop, shook the sand, and Bingo! As I let him get his ring out of the scoop, I said, “You’re ring’s not Silver.” He identified his ring, looked at the stamp inside the ring and said, “It does say 10K.” Irrelevant of what it is or isn’t, it’s definitely his ring and back on his finger where it belongs. Another happy ending with big thank yous from both Andrew and Kristin.

Andrew and Kristin – thank you for allowing me to help find your lost ring. Enjoy the rest of your vacation and have a safe trip home.

Jim

 

14K Gold Mother’s Ring Lost in the Surf, Found and Returned Myrtle Beach SC

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

Two hours from home after a week long vacation I get a phone call from Don H. asking if I could help find his wife Diane’s Mothers ring that she lost around 8pm the night before. The connection wasn’t very good so I told him I’d call him back around 2pm and would be there between 4 and 5pm. During our broken conversation I thought he gave me the name of a resort that it was in North Myrtle Beach, however when we talked at 2 he said the resort was in Myrtle Beach. I got all the details from Don and called Matt Fry (TRF Myrtle Beach) not sure whether he was still out of town or not. During Don’s and my conversation he told me that his wife lost her ring between 9 and 9:20pm not at 8 like he originally said so I needed to leave home within about 20 minutes to catch the tide. When I called Matt he didn’t answer so I assumed he was still out of town and left. I was within 15 minutes of arriving at the resort when Matt called back, saying he was in town but to go ahead and take it.

I arrived in the parking lot and Don showed up shortly afterwards to show me the exact area. Don also explained that they were down from Minnesota for the Myrtle Beach annual cheerleading competition with one of their daughters and they all needed to be at the convention center. I worked it out with Don that I’d surprise Diane and that when I found her ring, I’d text him with a picture and then deliver it the convention center.  When I walked out on the beach it was packed with tourist and needless to say I had an audience watching me search. About 4 gridlines and calf deep in the water I got a strong 46-47 on my AT Pro along with a few other junk tones. Luckily I got the ring in the first scoop, dumped it out on the sand and immediately saw the gold. I texted Don with a picture and he immediately replied with a 100% it’s hers!! I’m not sure what Don told Diane to get her out front away from her cheerleaders but she didn’t look happy when I introduced myself. I think he told her I bumped their car in the parking lot. But I told Diane that Don had told me that she had lost her Mothers ring and if she could describe it that it would help me know what I was looking for. As she finished with her description, I held up her ring and said “Does it look something like this?” Her expression was priceless, there were a few tears of joy and the hugs were strong and sincere. She had to make a quick exit to get back to the girls but she was one happy lady!!! It just doesn’t get any better than this.

Don and Diane, thank you for trusting in me to help find your lost treasure and thank you for the very generous reward. Have a safe trip home!!!

Jim

Diane Howard Diane's Mother's ring