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LOST RING PONTO BEACH

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

I recived a text about my ringfinder services,  with a little info;

I went surfing today at ponto and gave my ring to my  boyfriend before I went out.  After leaving, while having lunch we couldnt find it,  We knew it has to be in the sand at the beach.

After a quick phone call we both headed to the beach. 10/15 mins later we’re on the beach.  I have them draw outline of loss area.  Alot of old fire pits here,  nail after nail then a few bottle caps and pull tabs. 20% of area done and and nice clear beep. There she is,   Beautifull gold and dimond rind.  Back where it belongs.

I LOVE THIS FEELING.

Lost Ring In Loyalsock State Forest Lycoming County PA…………….Found

from New Albany (Pennsylvania, United States)
Contact: 1-570-916-2617

Recently Ed contacted me to find a wedding ring lost during a family hiking trip. Ed had removed his white gold wedding ring and it was safely placed in a zippered pocket in his daughters backpack. When Ed and his family arrived at their home they discovered the zippered compartment was partially unzipped and the ring was gone. Somewhere during the 27 mile hike the ring had fallen out and was feared lost forever. I asked Ed for all the details of the hike including stops and campsites along the trail. He provided me with maps, photos and all the details he could remember. He had it narrowed down to 7 miles of trail that included 2 campsites and several stops along the trail. I was eager for the challenge but I was thinking to myself just how long does it take to swing a metal detector loop over seven miles of trail? My wife Traci and I studied the information including satellite images of the trail. We decide that the most likely spot for the ring to have fallen out was when the back packs were being loaded into the car for the trip home. The next day as soon as the kiddos were on the school bus we started loading our gear for the long trip to the Loyalsock State Forest. Upon arriving we parked at the opposite end of the parking lot from where Ed had parked. I did a quick sweep of the area where Ed had parked and only had a couple trash signals. I then started a grid search an during my third pass I got a gold signal with my MX Sport. I looked down and could see a thin silver circle resembling a key ring. I started shaking as I popped the 14k white gold wedding band from the mud. I hurried over to Traci and dropped the ring into her hand. She said “You found it already”! After comparing the ring to the example photo Ed had sent, we knew our work there was done. Including unloading our gear the entire search had taken less than half an hour! I texted Ed later that evening with the good news and a couple days later the ring was back on his hand where it belonged. This whole adventure provided smiles all around. Now in a couple months when Ed and his wife celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary I bet there will be even more smiles . Traci and I really enjoyed finding this treasure and making sure it got back home.

Tom Watkins

570-916-2617

 

Lost Ring New Albany PA…Found

from New Albany (Pennsylvania, United States)
Contact: 1-570-916-2617

Hi my name is Tom Watkins. I  joined The Ring Finders to help people find their lost jewelry and precious valuables.  I have over 3 years of experience locating items on land and water with state of the art metal detector equipment.   I want to put it to work for you and put a smile back on your face.  If you have lost something contact me ASAP!!   I’ll do my best to help you find what you thought was lost forever.

Vanderbilt Beach, Naples — Lost Ring Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

Vanderbilt Beach, Naples, Florida:  Another successful lost ring recovery!

My wife and I were contacted by this lovely gal who had lost her one carat diamond ring in the dry sand.  After expanding the search area beyond where she thought her ring was lost, we were successful in locating the ring!

We are so happy we could find and return this precious ring back to its owner!

 

 

Lost Tiffany 2.5 carats Solitare & Diamond Earring Recovered in Corte Madera Town Park, Marin County, Corte Madera, California 94925

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-415-895-0334

It was a beautiful sunny say and she was just sitting in the grass relaxing when her young son ran up and tackled her. As she fell back on the ground, she felt her son’s sleeve tug against her left ear. She reached up and felt that here diamond stud was no longer there. Wizely, she froze, and marked the spot with some sticks. She also looked around very carefully and took bearings from nearby buildings and trees, so that she could relocate that exact spot.

The husband was a little stressed out and after they searched for several hours, a friend found my number at THERINGFINDERS.com and called me. I met her in Corte Madera Town Part about 10am the next morning. It was a another sunny day. She showed me the exact spot where she had been bowled over by her son. I stuck my shovel in the ground and began a spiral search pattern. She tried to read a book but kept glancing over every time I bent over to check a target. After about 45 excruciating minutes I finally located her magnificent 2.5 total carats diamond earring about 12 feet from the starting point. The earring had flown about 12 feet in the air.

Needless to say she was ecstatic. Unfortunately I was unable to also locate the backing for the earring. But she gave up on that idea very easily. She will have the backings changed to the screw type.

Happy Camper!

Another marriage put back on track!

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Ring and marriage recovery by Marshall Smith – 415-905-0334

Serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area from sunny San Mateo, CA

Diamond Wedding Rings Lost in the Ocean at Sanibel Island . . . Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

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Therese was enjoying her vacation at Sanibel with her husband Lewie until her diamond and gold wedding ring set fell off her hand ino the gulf water at Lighthouse Beach.  Shorly thereafter my wife and I received the desperate phone call from Therese asking for our assistance in locating the rings.

Because we already had another ring find call scheduled, we made arrangements to come to the island for a quick meeting to get an idea as to the location and area of where the rings were thought to have been lost.  After a short meeting, we promised to come back to that location later in the evening after we were finished with the previously scheduled appointment.

About 10:30 that evening, we arrived back on Sanibel Island ready to do our search. A few hours passed and no rings.  Another search the next morning finally proved to be successful.  The missing rings were found!

Because Therese and Lewie had already boarded a flight back to their home state, they didn’t get the news until later in the day.  Words cannot describe how excited we all were.  Arrangements were made to overnight the rings back to Therese so she could be reunited with the rings that belong on her hand.  Her smile in the photo says it all!  We are so happy we could be a part of another successful ring find!
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Lost Tiffany Pave Diamond Anniversary Ring Recovered in Mill Valley, California 94941

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-415-895-0334

This brilliant couple recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. Bravo for them. After a very pleasant dinner one night, Marylisa and Godfrey were happily clearing the table, when they accidentally knocked her ring off the high counter, where it started rolling across the floor and went straight out the back door, into the darkness.

Outside the back door is a wooden causeway to the back deck. The ring could have gone right and down a steep dirt embankment, straight and through the openings in the deck, or left into the garden.

I searched all under the deck, on a difficult steep dirt bank with low head clearance. I then searched father down the right bank in heavy brush. With Godfrey’s help, we dug out an old rotten stump that it could have fallen into. After about an hour of fruitless searching, we took a break and had a cool drink with Marylisa on the deck. They are very fun, goodhearted people. Recovering after a pleasant break, I got up, walked over to the garden on the left side of the causeway and found the ring sitting in the garden.

Nothing beats success. Marylisa was extremely relieved and Godfrey was beside himself. Another marriage saved, hopefully for another 10 happy years!

In an amazing coincidence, later that same day, I ran into their daughter and friends and the Sand Dollar Restaurant in Stinson Beach, CA. They had already heard the whole story of the recovery! It was a fun afternoon at the Sand Dollar.

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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

San Bruno Coach Loses Wedding Ring at Practice, Recovered by the Ringfinders – San Bruno, CA 94066

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-415-895-0334

The football field stood empty. It was late in the day when the coach Ryan finally gave up looking for his platinum wedding band. The kids had all gone home after a tough practice. Coach Ryan had been taking blocking shots with a pad from the middle schoolers, teaching them hit and spin moves. During one of the hits, his wedding band must have fallen off, probably whipped away while deflecting and spinning one of the kids.

Wisely, coach Ryan marked “the spot” where he had been standing and blocking. Hours later he was still searching the grass nearby. The kids had helped for a while, but now they had all gone home. The sun was setting. Time to call the RingFinders.

I met Ryan the next morning on the field. The field was mostly covered in tough grass thick and deep in spots, barren dirt in others. From his “spot” of mostly likely loss, I began a criss-crossing lawnmower search pattern over a 20 x 20 yard square search area, found a few coins, but no ring. So I expanded my search square by 10 yards on all sides. More coins but no ring!

After searching for about 90 minutes, we were getting a little discouraged. We met back at “the spot” for a cool drink and to discuss next steps. Standing there together, sweating in the noon day sun, I look down to catch a sparkle in the grass at my feet. Reflecting in the sunlight was the shiny interior of Coach Ryan’s platinum wedding band, just inches from “the spot”.

The coach had imagined that his ring was flung off during practice, when in fact it had dropped straight down from where he was standing.

Sharp eyes paid off today. I’m not ashamed to say that I did not find it with my metal detector because this is the third ring I have found visually.  Sharp eyes and good metal detecting practices are very complimentary.

The greater lesson is to always search “the spot” and the area immediately around “the spot” very carefully first off. In my experience, now further reinforced, is that the lost object is often very nearby.

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding and Engagement Ring Lost in the Surf – FOUND and Returned North Myrtle Beach SC

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

I got a call from Matt at 7 this morning asking if I could help try and find his wife (Denise’s) wedding and engagement ring set she lost yesterday afternoon in waist deep water.

I got there about an hour later and Matt showed me the area and gave me a great description of where Denise was at when the ring came off. I started my grid and after 30 minutes I reevaluated where I was searching in comparison with the time and tide when she lost it. I moved up the beach, started a new grid and after another 30 minutes got a great signal. Bingo!!! Met Matt and Denise inside the hotel they were staying at because a heavy storm with lightening had come up and it wasn’t a good idea to be standing on the beach with metal in my hands.

Denise’s expression says it all and she stated “I thought I’d never see it again.” There is absolutely nothing better than finding someone’s special treasure that they thought was gone forever.

Matt and Denise thank you for trusting me to find your treasure and for the very generous reward. Enjoy the rest of your vacation with piece of mind.

Jim

Denise's Ring Denise Derrerm 5-3-16

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Man’s Wedding Band Lost in the Surf – Found and Returned at Sunset Beach NC

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

I saw and responded to a posting on Craigslist about a Man’s lost wedding band. Not hearing anything back and having some spare time I decided to go ahead and conduct a couple of searches hoping I’d find it to return. Two days later I received an e-mail from Aimee saying her and her husband Steven would love my help. After exchanging e-mails and her telling me that Steven had been skim boarding in a 2 block area instead of the smaller area described in the CL posting I knew I’d need some help.

I contacted my son-in-law Donnie, who had helped me on a few other searches, and asked him if he wanted to help me again. About 3 hours later we were on the beach to catch the 2am low tide. I sent him south to cover one block while I headed north to cover the second block. Because of the full moon and the higher than normal tides my calculations of the general area of the beach the ring should have been were off by a number of yards. After a little more than 2 hours of searching Donnie started waving his flashlight to get me attention. I walked the block to catch up to him and I asked him if he’d found it. His response was “I think so” and handed me the ring. Bingo we had a match between the ring in hand and the picture of the ring in the CL post.

I contacted Aimee this morning and she couldn’t have been more excited that Steven’s ring had been found after being lost for 5 days in the sand. Luckily they were still in the area so I took the ring to them.

You can tell by the smiles on their faces that they’re one happy couple.

Steven and Aimee – thank you for trusting me to find and return your lost treasure. Good luck in your future endeavors.

A special thanks to Donnie for his help once again – he’s turning into one great partner!

Steve and Aimee LathSteve Lath's Ring

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Jim