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Lost Gold Chain North Shore Found

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This recovery started out by a referral from one of Hawaii’s known Ringfinders Joe Au’ franz who called me and asked if I was available to help search for a lost gold chain in the ocean on the North Shore. I received the information I needed to contact Jojo Aka Mom and called her to let her know I’m  gathering my gear and will be heading out to meet them. As I was on the road I decided to call and get details. Jojo informed me that Her and her husband Alan are on their way to the beach also with scoop nets to try and help their son Justin who actually lost it the moment he dove into the water which was in waist to chest deep. When I got to the location Jojo sent Justin to the parking lot to meet me and show me to the place in where he believes the chain will be. As I get closer to the waters edge I see Alan Justin dad in the water looking. I asked Justin as we stood on the beach looking out at the water a few important questions regarding his recollection of the event and I gathered as much information as possible. There was surf and the tide started to change. So I knew this was gonna be a task. It’s been close to 3 hours since the drop and with our currents and surf a big thick gold chain can move around so I needed to get out in the surf quick as the day was coming to an end. I turned on the Minelab equinox and head out to where Justin recalls him losing the chain. I start my search and being diligent to grid very carefully all the while dodging waves as they pound over me. After a few passes I notice the chain is not where Justin remembers. I call Justin  into the water to ask a few more questions and got a little more information. So I started another approach… outside of the surf zone there is a drop off and since the tide is going out there could be a chance of it rolling into the deeper water. I carefully followed the trench line and came up short! Not a single tone. I needed to move quickly because time is of the essence. So, I start to go into shallower water and that’s where I started to get a lot of targets. Many sounding like Gold but to only find old aluminum and trash. As I continue to look in the shallow water I notice out of the corner of my eye Justin looking at me. It’s not a look of excitement but of HEY RINGFINDER… your in the wrong place. And knowing that look started to play with my mind. One part of me wants to please Justin and go back to the place he thinks but my knowledge of the ocean and metal detecting got the better of me and I turned away from looking towards Justin and continued to search the shallow waters. As I was in knee to ankle deep water I hear the tone of what could be Gold. I turn back over my shoulders to look at the family and as they were all looking towards me with many emotions I decided to turn away and dig this target. After the first scoop I see a huge gold chain slide out of the side of the scoop and fall back into the water. With excitement I turn to the family and yell… WE GOT IT! I put my had in the water a pull out Justin’s huge Gold 10mm chain. The family on the beach all screamed with joy as I held up the chain in the air to show what was lost is now found! People on the beach were looking as the family and I celebrated the recovery. Another beautiful day here in paradise a place we call home. Mahalo for the referral brother joe!

 

Lost Platinum Diamond/Tanzanite Ring, Found in Crozet (Charlottesville), Virginia

  • from Leesburg (Virginia, United States)

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I received a call early this morning from Georgia in southern Virginia and she asked if I could help her. I asked her the typical few questions to get an idea of location and scope of work and found that she was approx. 2.5 hours from my location being located in Charlottesville VA. Georgia was worried that the drive was too long for me, but I put her mind at ease stating “this is what we do”, we’ll travel as far as we need to in order to recover a lost item.

Georgia had lost her ring the day before while outside on her property planting flowers, pulling weeds and doing a general clean-up of the yard. I told her I would be there in several hours and hopped into the truck. Upon arriving at her location I was so immersed in the scenic view from her propriety I almost would have forgotten why I was there, simply a gorgeous view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from her back deck. I was greeted by Georgia upon my arrival and we immediately went to the areas where she thought she may have lost the ring; in the grassy area leading towards the woods where she had been tossing yard waste and then back along the same path towards the back of the house and into a raised garden bed.

I started working in the brush pile first to see if she had maybe lost it while tossing the yard waste into the woods. After a brief search at the surface level I decided I would come back to this area and do a more in depth and expanded search…so we headed towards the back of the house and Georgia explained what she had been doing with planting the flowers and that she had even taken them back out to try to find her ring. I started by search with my Minelab Equinox 800 and immediately started to receive a pulsating rhythm in the tone (found out later there was an electric dog fence in the back-yard which what probably caused the pulsating). I determined I would still be able to hit the desired targets and started the search. I conducted a brief scan in the grass before stepping up into the raised garden bed. A few scans around the flowers and the immediate vicinity I did not locate the ring….then only several feet away and on the surface in the mulch there was Georgia’s beautiful Snowflake Platinum ring shining in the sunlight like a beacon.

Georgia was so excited that I had found her ring so quickly and couldn’t wait to put it back on her finger. I asked if possibly the ring was too large and if that’s why it fell off, but actually she stated for the yard work she had placed it on the opposite hand which her finger on that hand may be a little smaller and made it easier to come off. A lesson not soon lost 🙂

Georgia was simply charming and wonderful to talk to, I was so pleased to be able to return her ring to her today.

Another happy recovery, another happy customer and another Holiday memory saved. God Bless!

North Toronto Engagement Ring Recovered from Snow

  • from Mississauga (Ontario, Canada)

Wow a 1.5 carat Engagement Ring recovery shocks couple 😄👍

Toronto couple relieved to have 1.5 carat Diamond Engagement Ring back on her hand😍

The ring moments after being found in the snow right beside an electrical transformer box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A young couple who became engaged on Christmas were completely devastated after an evening walk in North Toronto went horribly bad . Snow had accumulated in their neighborhood to about 6 inches buy that evening. The couple explained while brushing snow off with her hand the young bride to be felt her diamond engagement ring fly off and into the surrounding snow banks which were about 1 foot deep. Hours of searching on hand and knee digging through the cold snow was all in vain and they couldn’t find the precious ring. The young lady could not hold back the tears and the couple were devastated knowing they had no insurance on the expensive ring.

A very common thing for newly engaged young couples! I will often encourage them to add these precious items to their home insurance and also have a jeweler inscribe a name and possibly contact info inside the valuable ring. Most jewelers can do this for a very nominal fee and it is well worth the cost if found by someone else.

After a couple of days the husband in desperation started googling lost Rings and of course came across The Ring Finders web site and my contact info.
Once the young man contacted me I immediately made my way there. Just coming off a successful under water ring find in the Niagara region of Ontario I felt time was of the essence for this recovery.

Once a ring has been lost in a public area especially along a city sidewalk, the clock is ticking down and its only a matter of time before someone else eventually finds it .

Unfortunately I have arrived to the same type of scenario where the person who out of desperation posted signs that a ring was lost in the area. I’ve also seen posted signs with a photo of the ring, detailed description of it and where it was lost! The sign had a diagram of almost the precise location to where the ring is laying. Basically advertising to the not so honest among us FREE RING CHECK HERE👇.

Not a good idea at all! Luckily this couple found Ring Finders onliner. Once I arrived we had one big problem, the electrical transformer box and it was not much more than 3 feet away from where the ring came off in the snow. When it comes to any metal detector if you’re too close to electronic interference you will hear it big time on your detector. However a neighborhood transformer is the worst kind of interference possible. Being so close to such a large amount of interference will cause multiple sounds even at the lowest set discrimination on the detector. Truthful the detector sounded like a Las Vegas slot machine hitting the jackpot on New Year’s eve. I was worried!

However myself and many other Ring Finders on this site are highly skilled and trained having experience with this type of situation. A trained ear and knowing the sound of gold amongst all those bad signals on a is key in this type of recovery.
I grid the area quickly and only after a few minutes in between all the chaotic chirps, beeps and tones a familiar tone coming from beneath snow. Jackpot!

The white flakes and tears kept falling for a few minutes after I pulled out the georgous ring. However this time they were tears of joy and the young couple were again reunited with their beautiful diamond ring.

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Cottonwood Heights, Utah: Lost Ring FOUND

  • from Murray (Utah, United States)

Paul Michelsen is my hero today! I lost my ring in a pile of leaves and bushes. I looked with a metal detector that I rented. I could not find it for three weeks. Then I looked on the Internet and found ring finders. Paul came right over and was very professional and nice and respectful and cheerful. He found my ring!

 

 

 

 

 

A Wedding Ring Goes Swimming At Mactaquac, NB

  • from Fredericton (New Brunswick, Canada)

So I got a call from Marie-Andrée that she had been at the beach with her family and her child reached up to grab her hand and pulled her wedding ring off of her finger. They searched for over an hour in the exact spot with no luck, then found me through The Ring Finders site. I told them I could come immediately and to try to secure or maintain the site. She said they had to leave to take their child home, but her husband would return and show me where it was lost. I headed home to gear up and arrived an hour later, her husband and his friend arrived about 10 min later and showed me the area. We carried my gear down to the beach and I went into the water to do a quick search as he was very sure of the exact location using guard tower, buoys, and water height as triangulation references. Initial search found no targets, so I set up my markers and gridded off a 20′ X 20′ area, searched NS/SN then EW/WE, only turning up a loonie and some sharp garbage/junk. He was very sure of the area so I switched to all metal mode on my Garrett AT Pro International and swept the area again, finding only one rusty snap dome. then expanded my search outside the original grid going around the square. On my second layer out my headphones screamed and I knew what it was. Using my scoop I took a bite out of the bottom and the signal was gone on recheck, look in the scoop and I see a brilliant flash of circle. I called them over and told them I needed another piece of equipment, if they could mark the spot while I retrieved it. I grabbed my GoPro made the attached video. They were very excited as were the people around, who had been observing the search. I packed up and after some photos, he headed home to return the ring to his wife’s finger where it belonged. She sent me a nice thank you and photo of the ring on her finger. Thanks for calling on me and allowing me to reunite you with your lost ring and add a very cool chapter to its story.

LOST RING PONTO BEACH

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)

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)

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)

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.

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)

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

Lost Tiffany Pave Diamond Anniversary Ring Recovered in Mill Valley, California 94941

  • from San Francisco (California, United States)

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