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Lost Ring in Back Yard Lemon Heights Orange County

from Orange (California, United States)
Contact: 1-951-505-9849

“The one that got away, 4 years later the story ends!”

As a RingFinder, we have those calls that you remember well, and some of them stand out because you just couldn’t find the item through your best efforts and it leaves you wondering….
I went out on a Lost Ring call back in 2017 in a very exclusive neighborhood in Lemon Heights, CA, at a beautiful hilltop estate!  The wife contacted me and told me she had lost her wedding ring and was very eloquent about her day and detailed as to what she did and where she went. Two search areas, one inside the family room containing several very thick fur rugs, and the backyard areas.  How hard could it be?
I searched the rugs and around the room using my pin pointer because the detector was picking up every piece of rebar and screw in the wood over concrete floor. No luck.
Going into the backyard was like walking into a part of Disneyland! This place was several acres of landscape, hardscape and pool. She remembered picking up the dog’s poo, so that is always fun to search plastic bags of…  and she played with dog throwing the ball into the pool and it could have come off then?  I searched several hours, every planter, plant, grotto, bush, potted plant, inside the pool, on top of the rock overhangs over the pool area, walkways, steps, you name it. I used three different detectors, my AT-MAX, PinPointer and my PI Machine.  Never found it.
Today, I got a call from her, as she remembered me telling her to call if she ever found it. Well turns out she found it exactly one year later in 2018, but could never find my number because she lost my business card, though I am on she neglected to check there.
Today she found my card, and called.
She found the ring in a filing cabinet one year later, underneath the folders in the bottom of the drawer!  She now remembers that day was very hectic and she had taken off the ring while filing and it must have gotten knocked into the drawer and between the folders!
This was a very expensive ring!  She had waited until 6 months afterwards and filed their only homeowners claim for it, got paid and she had purchased a new ring.  After finding it, she was so filled with regret at filing the claim that she called the insurance company and explained what happened, and ended up having to pay them back in full, lol  She now has two rings, and with calling me as promised, almost 4 years ago now, a clear conscience on doing the right thing, her journey of the ring is complete.  I am so glad to hear that it was not missed by me in my searching and that she was reunited with it.

The one that got away has been found….

Naples, FL — Ring Lost While Boating Found and Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

I received a call early Monday morning from Jermaine who was in desperate need of my metal detecting services.

A day prior, Jermaine and his lovely family were enjoying their new boat and a beautiful day on the water at the shore’s edge.  When it was time to call it a day and head back to the marina, Jermaine got out of the boat to give it a little push out into the deeper water. That’s when Jermaine’s hand slipped off the edge of the boat platform and he felt his custom gold and diamond wedding ring fall off his finger and saw it go into the water.  Everybody joined in the search for the lost ring, but they were unsuccessful in finding it.

After a long boat ride home and a sleepless night thinking about how to recover the lost ring, Jermaine got up early and began searching the internet.   That’s when he came across my contact information on the ring finders website under Naples.  We made arrangements for my wife and I to meet to meet him at the marina where his boat is kept.

About an hour later we were anchored in the general area where he had lost the ring the day before.  My wife and I began searching.  Approximately two and a half hours later, the search was over when a faint signal produced a custom gold and diamond ring.

Even though this search turned out to be one of our more challenging searches, we could all enjoy the boat ride back to the marina knowing the ring was found and back on Jermaine’s finger.  The smile says it all!


If you have lost a ring or other precious metallic item in the Naples, Bonita Beach, Estero, Fort Myers Beach or Sanibel areas of Southwest Florida, please feel free to give us a call.  Between my wife and I, we have several years of metal detecting experience and over 55 documented successful ring recoveries.


Sanibel / Captiva Island — South Seas Island Resort — Lost Coin Found and Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

We were contacted by Kim to find and return a lost Sixpence coin that was very sentimental to her and her family and traditionally part of family member’s wedding ceremonies.  The coin had been lost during Kim’s cousins’ wedding ceremony on the beach at South Seas Resort.  At some point before, during or after the ceremony, the coin—which was put in the wedding bouquet—had fallen out. Kim’s brother is getting married this summer, so it was important to Kim to make every effort possible to find the lost coin so he can use it during his wedding.

After arrangements were made and permission granted for us to enter the private resort, we arrived at the location.  There were three possible locations the ring could have been lost.  After a long walk to the ceremony site on the beach, my wife and I began our search.  After digging a few targets that were not the desired coin, it wasn’t long before I heard another signal close to the surface.  After sifting the sand out of the scoop, the lost coin had been found!

We made arrrangements to mail the coin back to Kim, and below is a picture of a happy Kim reunited with the coin.

Sanibel Island — Gold Ring Lost in Gulf Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

We receive many calls asking for help in locating men’s rings lost at the beach.  Often times these rings are lost while tossing around a football.  This is one of those stories.

While diving into the water to catch a football, this young man’s gold wedding band slipped off his finger and fell into the water and sand below.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is, though, we were able to locate the lost ring and return it back to the young man.

The happy couple were now able to enjoy the rest of their vacation!