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Lost My Ring While Raking Leaves In The Lower Mainland/Vancouver

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

Well it’s that time of year again when people are losing their jewelry while gardening and raking leaves, It happens every fall! The sad thing is most people just give up the search after they can’t find their lost item. I got a call from a young man named Joe who didn’t give up the search and found online while looking to rent a metal detector.

Joe explained to me over the phone that he felt that the ring might have come off his finger when he took his gloves off to answer his phone in his front yard. He wasn’t 100% sure but he thought it was the most likely place where the ring could be lost. Joe searched himself but to no avail,

He was not ready to give up the search so he had me come out to take a look.

I was excited for the challenge but I only had a 4 hour window before I started work so I drove out to his place (over an hour drive each way) and to both of our surprise the search only took 10 seconds! That’s right… turn on the machine 10 seconds later I found his ring, I have the best job in the world… I get to make people smile, Joe was in a little bit of shock as he couldn’t believe I was holding up his ring so quickly. In over 500 recoveries that I have made, you get lucky once in a while! I was extremely happy to have found this ring for such a nice young man.













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Lost Wedding Band Vancouver, BC…Found

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

Rings get lost…It happens!

I was away in Europe when I got the phone call from Fran about her husband Dan’s lost ring. I told Fran I’d be back in a week and I would come out and find the ring for them, I forgot. I got the call yesterday to remind me about the ring in the garden and I apologized and met them the next day and found his lost wedding band of 25 years. Fran told me that the ring was made up from her old gold rings so that was very special indeed.

It was lost in the front garden and I found it with my Minelab CTX3030.

The wonderful thing about this couple is they grow flowers for charity in their backyard. How wonderful and thoughtful of them to do this and what a great way to give back! Dan put together a wonderful bouquet of flowers for my wife who wass very excited when I presented them to her when I got home…Thanks Dan & Fran!








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Lost Gold Krugerrand Coin at UBC…Found!

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

I was out searching the beach at Point Roberts when I got a 911 call in regards to a lost family heirloom at UBC. I listened to the message and could hear the desperation in the young mans voice and just how important it was to help find his friends lost item.

I called them back and we talked about the search, I headed back across border and straight to UBC. When I arrived at UBC night was fast approaching, I met the two young men, Isaac & Jackson, who are majoring in iron engineering. We discussed the search and where they felt the gold coin could be…I had lights with me so I was prepared to search into the night, if need be so.

I started my grid with Isaac following my every footstep and watching every signal that I checked with my pin pointer. After 15 minutes of doing my grid I saw the gold krugerrand coin right in front of me! I stepped on the coin and put down my detector and turned on the camera on my iPhone 7+














I calmly reached down and said… Is this what you’re looking for? I loved his reaction as he was speechless! Jackson was just as happy to see his best friends gold coin!













Jackson was a huge reason why his best friend got his gold coin back as he was the one who searched online and found TheRingFinders. I always wonder how many people walk away and give up the search for their lost items. Thankfully the internet has made it possible for people to reconnect with their cherished keepsakes.

With close to 400 memebers on TheRingFinders directory… If you’ve lost something sentimental and  irreplaceable contact a member nearest you…Your second chance to find what you thought was lost forever!


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Found Wedding Ring at English Bay Beach… Flying Home to Owner

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

I got a call Friday and the young lady asked me what the chances are in finding a ring that was lost earlier in the week at English Bay Beach…She thinks it was lost there but wasn’t 100% sure of the location.

When I get calls like this I like to ask lots of questions and one was, why do you think it was lost at English Bay? She replied that she was in town on business and at lunch she went to the beach, ordered a hamburger and sat on a log enjoying a sunny day. After eating the hamburger she walked to the Watersedge and washed her hands, then went back to her hotel where she realized her ring was gone.

To me it made the most sense that the ring must have come off when she was washing her hands and I felt confident if she could put me in the right area we’d have a good chance of recovery. That being said it was lost for four days and there’s always a chance some other metal detectorist may have found it.

The other factor was that she was now back home in Ottawa, Eastern Canada, 4 hour flight away. Saturday morning I picked up my metal detector and headed to the beach, I took pictures of the area she believed she was sitting and she confirmed the location…You have to love the internet! Without it, people wouldn’t find TheRingFinders and no second chance!

Within a couple of minutes I found her wedding band! I get as excited as the people who lose it when I see it in my scoop. I quickly took a picture of the ring and text messaged her it was found.

I then raced over to FedEx and sent it back home to a very happy young lady.



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I hope she sends me a picture of her and her smile so I can take my ugly mug off this

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Lost gold ring in backyard…South Surrey, BC

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

I was at work when I got a call from a young lady who said that he daughter lost her ring that was given to her by her bother. She said that she googled and found TheRingFinders and thought that she would give it a chance.

I could tell she was a little sceptical but most people are until you find what they’ve lost then they become belivers!

She told me that they had a wedding party in their back yard and that’s where her 9 year old daughter was last seen with the ring.

I arrived at her place in the evening and it was dark but that is fine for me! I don’t mind working at night and sometimes its easier and not as hot.

She showed me where her daughter said that she’d lost the ring and after a couple of minutes and no ring I just expanded the search a little and bang! There was her ring sitting in the yellow grass and hard to see but my detector see’s it all…









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I love making people believers in TheRingFinders and with all the amazing RingFinder members all around the world we are making people Smile!!!


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Found 4 Gold Rings at Jericho Beach, Vancouver.

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

I’m at work and the phone rings I was thinking maybe its a ring call…It was but not your normal ring call…The lady who is French Canada and visiting Vancouver with her family had a horrible experience at one of our local beaches…

She lost all 4 of her rings! How? She like others took them off to put suntan lotion on herself and her children, she put the rings on her towel. Hours later forgetting she did that she lifted up the towel and walked away.

Could you imagine the gut wrenching feeling she must’ve had when she looked down and saw no rings on her fingers!  As you could imagine she was devastated!

Her and her husband went right back to the area they had  spent the day and searched in the sand for over an hour but had no luck finding the 4 rings.

Not giving up, 2 days later she got online and found me on she couldn’t believer her eyes as she & her husband never thought there was such a service.

A phone call later and a late night search vpervided a successful recovery of all 4 rings! What an amazing feeling for me and an emotional one for her!






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Lost Tiffany Silver Pendant UBC…Found!

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

The other day I received a call from a young lady by the name of Ciara that had lost a very special small Silver Tiffany Pendent in the shape of a bean. This bean was a symbol of love given to her by her mother.  Ciara is a rugby player for UBC (University British Columbia) and at practice she forgot to take her pendent off and during the workout it was ripped off her neck by accident.

She was very smart to make a mental note to the exact location it was ripped off her neck. This is fantastic as it makes the search much more easier when we can focus the search in a small area, specially when the item is so small.

I asked the type question that I always do to make sure I was in the right area and I had her put out some red cones to mark the search area.  After 10 minutes or so I bent down to check out a signal with my pin pointer and saw a little silver bean in the grass!

I put it in my hand and walked over to Ciara to ask her a few more questions and then held out the bean so she could see that I found it…I love when I can surprise people and she was surprised!!

I found out that the silver bean was her good luck charm,  she felt it helped her on her tests and on the rugby field. I’m happy that she has it back! Good Luck on your rugby season!!!

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Lost Bronze Bear Claw Pendent at 3rd Beach, Stanley Park…Found!

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

I was at the beach with my Grandson and family when I got a call from a young lady asking for my help. She found me on The Ring Finders and went on to tell me that she had lost her bear claw pendent at the beach and she had a good idea where it was but just couldn’t find it.

I jumped in my car and headed for 3rd beach and it took me 30 minutes to get there because of traffic, I meet the young lady and her boyfriend and started my search…It took about 10 minutes and it showed up not far from where they thought it was lost. The couple wasn’t watching so I was able to surprise her…Caught on camera and quit funny!

I love the reactions of people when I find their lost items! The Ring Finders Members & I have the greatest job in the world! We get to make people Smile!



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Lost Ring Kits Beach Dog Park

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

Early morning New Years day I received a call from a young lady who had lost her diamond engagement ring at Kits Beach Dog Park.

Needless to say she was very upset and wanted to know if I could get there as soon as possible as the tide was coming in. I was making breakfast for my wife when I got the call so I finished making her breakfast jumped in my car and got there within 40 minutes .

The tide had already come up about 3 feet from where they had possibly lost the ring so I knew that it might be in a couple of feet of water. The young lady was very upset and could hardly talk to me about what happened. After a brief discussion about the ring I found out she received it on Christmas Day so she just recently became engaged…Say no more!

I started my search and found a piece of melted aluminum along with a bottle cap and then the third signal only three minutes into the search I saw her beautiful diamond engagement ring in the bottom of my sand scoop.


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I love my job because of the smiles and happiness it brings to people, it’s amazing how much it means to someone especially when she just recently got engaged even more so when you had the ring for 30 or 40 years but like I say everybody ring has a story and this story had a happy ending! Thank you for the kind reward! As always 15% of your reward will go to Children’s Hospital.




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Lost Silver Ring at Jericho Beach…Found

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

I received a call the other night from a young lady about a lost silver ring that was in the shape of a pyramid. She told me she was at Jericho Beach at 1 am and dove off the swim dock and realized right away that her ring came off. This ring was special as it was given to her by her boyfriend and as you could imagine it was super sentimental.

The young lady went back to the beach the next morning at low tide to look for the ring but couldn’t find it. As she was walking off the beach she saw my pamphlet for The Ring Finders and she gave me a call… I took all the information over the phone where she believed the ring was lost as she she took a late night dive off the dock and that was all the info I need.

I arrived at the beach as the tide was going out and started my search, after 45 minutes I could not find the ring and I checked my email and realized I was at the wrong beach… I raced over to the beach where I should have started and I begun my search.

After only 15 minutes I got a nice strong signal close to the chain that held the dock in place, there it was just an inch or son under the sand…














What a nice ring and a nice smile!















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