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Gold Diamond Wedding Band Lost On Emerald Isle Beach, Near Pier, Quickly Found

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Haley & Wesley decided to play along the Bogue Inlet Pier shoreline with their babies.  Before heading for the water, Haley gave her wedding set to her Mimi to hold until they returned.  Mimi placed them on her finger.  When Haley returned, Mimi stood up to return the rings.  It was then she realized Haley’s wedding band was missing.

A plea was made on a popular social media group asking for someone with a metal detector to help.  I was quickly alerted to the lost ring and made contact as soon as possible.  I loaded up and made my way to the pier parking lot.  After a rough walk through soft sand and the heat, I met Wesley who didn’t leave the spot of the lost ring.  I started my search from the inside then picked started to grid back when I received a 43 VDI (Video Discrimination Indicator) number on my Deus II metal detector.  I told them this looks promising just before bending down and pulling Haley’s missing ring from it’s hiding spot under the sand.

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Ring lost at Pacific Beach found

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

Rowan walked out into the surf to meet her fiance and take his surfboard to try her luck with the waves. She didn’t want to do that with her engagement ring on, so, she took it off to hand to him so he could bring it up to where they were camped on the beach. Ooops, fumble, and into the drink it went in knee/thigh deep water. It instantly disappeared under the sand and no amount of frantic searching was going to make a gold ring pop back up again. After a recommendation to try, Rowan contacted me and we set up a time a couple of hours later (at a lower tide) to conduct the search. We met up at 7:30pm that night with no problem and decided on the boundaries of the search area. I had asked earlier for them to take a few photos of the search area, and count how many paces from the dry sand to the approximate “drop” point it was so it would help zero in on the spot. We picked a line running from sand to surf to start my grid. After several passes on both side of that center line, it was recommended that it was more likely to be toward the south rather than north. I ran another dozen passes to the south with only one cent being found in that entire area. I went up and asked how far south I should go and we decided to resume my grid north a couple more passes before I decided to start my cross grid parallel to the water’s edge. On the 2nd and last planned pass to the north, I hit a most promising 31 on my Equinox 900. One shallow scoop and I had a beautiful engagement ring matching the description in my scoop. It was now dark and Rowan and her friend had taken a walk, but, her fiance and his friend were waiting up on a blanket in the dry sand. I walked up to them and asked if I should go any further to the north. They didn’t think so. I asked if they had a light so I could look at something as I had left my phone and keys there with them while I was in the water. I said good, as I was getting cold and glad I didn’t have to go back into the water to find this…..and produced the ring in the light! They were bowled over and hatched a plan to surprise Rowan. We took a few photos of the ring, called Rowan to say I was calling it a night, and asked her to return to discuss a future search. When she and her friend returned, I handed her my card and said she could have it, as it was my prop for this….and handed her the ring. An overwhelmed Rowan shed a few tears and gave me a big hug before we took a few more photos and bid each other farewell. A pleasure to meet you all, my best wishes on your upcoming wedding, and thank you for the reward.

Barnstable, MA Platinum Wedding Band Lost, Found, and Returned

  • from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

July 11, 2024

From my home town in Connecticut, Arman was enjoying the Cape Cod’s good beach going weather with a Frisbee in hand, the sandy beach, family and friends when he somehow came to be missing his wedding band. No one moved, all looked very intensely for the lost piece of metal that held 11 years of memories. Not wanting to give up, Arman’s wife Mina, “Googled” for someone to help find the wayward ring. As often happens my name came up in a link with and a text was sent my way.

I was out and enjoying a dinner with my wife and a long time metal detecting friend Eleanor. I did not check my text messages until the next morning. I answered it and was on my to the the beach for another recovery attempt. I spent more time talking with Arman about our home town than it took me to locate his ring.

My first good signal was a coin that I had Arman’s son remove from my scoop and to keep as a treasure from Cape Cod. Later he also was very grateful when I gave him one of my cards for him to keep.

Back to the search, my second good target, which I was sure, was Arman’s ring was about 5 minutes later, just beyond the original suggested area to search. I took a picture then had Arman remove the ring from my scoop which he did with no hesitation, brushed the sand off and replaced it on his finger. More picture, stories, and old and current information about our home town was a welcome change from metal detecting stories although a few bits were part of our conversation. It all ended with a great feeling for the Cape and desire to return next year with smiles that will last through the coming year.


Surf School Ring Recovery at Santa Claus Beach Carpinteria

  • from Santa Barbara (California, United States)

If you find yourself suddenly without your ring call or text Ventura County Ringfinders at 805-290-5009 so we can make a plan to get it back to you ASAP!

I got a call yesterday morning from Taylor who had a mishap with her ring while assisting at A-Frame Surf Shop’s summer surf camp at Santa Claus Beach in Carpinteria. She had placed her ring inside a clipboard for safe keeping only to have it disappear while someone got into the clipboard! The ring had huge sentimental value as she had gotten the ring while on a trip to Morocco so it was imperative we recover the ring and get it back.

A half-hour into the search and her good luck ring was right back where it belonged, on Taylor’s finger.

If you lose your ring don’t hesitate but call or text immediately day or night so I can formulate a plan to get your ring back. Time is of the essence and you don’t want to waste it so call or text me at 805-290-5009.

Lost Wedding Ring, Spring Hill, Fl. …Found!!!

  • from Dunedin (Florida, United States)

Steve Thomas
Dunedin Ring Finder

“It’s only lost until I find it!”

Lost a ring or other metal valuable at the beach or in a grassy or sandy area? Jewelry slip off of you while working outside, playing with the dog or swimming? Please contact me ASAP at (843) 995-4719 or @dunedinringfinder. I offer a FREE metal detecting service, reward optional but appreciated upon recovery!

While I was in Texas with my wife Jan for the birth of our second grandson Anson and visiting with his brother Tillman and parents Joe and Madison (our daughter), I was contacted by Michelle from the Weeki Wachee/Spring Hill Florida area in early May who told me that she lost her wedding ring while doing yard work. Even though the ring had been lost in a location that could not be searched by anyone without Michelle’s permission, I asked Michelle if she would like to wait until I returned to Florida to search for her or if she prefer that I try to contact another trusted detectorist to search as soon as possible. Michelle told me that she could wait until my return and because we would be driving back from Texas in three weeks and passing within five minutes of her home, I could search for her then.

At the end of May, we headed back to Florida, stopping several places along the way. The day before we were to pass by Michelle’s home, I contacted her and set up a time to meet her. As we got close to the loss location the next day, Michelle texted to say that something had come up and that she would not be able to meet me for the search. I told her that we would set up another time after I returned home.

Michelle and I were able to set up another search time several weeks later and that day I made the hour long drive with my detecting buddy Jim Facinelli who was going to assist in this search as well as another search for a ring in the cool spring water at Crystal River.

We arrived at Michelle’s home and shortly after, we received some more details about the loss and we began our search. Michelle and her husband had been working on their irrigation system in the left side front yard which involved a lot of digging when she realized that her ring was missing from her finger. She had thoroughly searched the area which was more dirt than grass but had been unable to find it. Michelle’s daughter Christalynn had earlier searched with her own beginners metal detector but had been unable to find her mother’s ring. Jim and I scanned the area for about 45 minutes and dug several coins along with various pieces of scrap metal. There was very little grass for a ring to hide in but that area had seen some vehicle traffic in addition to the irrigation work so the ring could have been pushed further under the ground surface. The loss area was not large and Michelle was certain that she had lost her ring in this area so we gridded it several times and dug every target. I dug a possible gold target near a utility pole and out popped Michelle’s wedding ring from about a two inch depth! I held up the ring to show Jim and we both celebrated. As Michelle and her daughter had gone inside the house to take a quick break from the heat, Jim suggested that we have Christalynn come outside with her metal detector and “find” the ring. We reburied the ring and had Michelle and Christalynn come outside to the spot and Christalynn got a signal on her detector and began digging. She dug up a penny near the ring before she found the ring and proudly handed it to her mother! Thanks to Jim for that great idea and his assistance with the search.

Michelle, thank you for trusting the Dunedin Ring Finder to find and return your ring almost two months after you lost it!

Lost wedding ring, Beach Haven NJ, LBI, recovered by Edward Trapper, NJ Ring Finder

  • from Seaside Park (New Jersey, United States)


It was a beautiful afternoon when I took a glance at my phone. I noticed I was tagged many times on a local Facebook page, where Jim had posted about his lost wedding ring on a local beach on LBI. His post was worded as a last chance effort to locate his wedding ring he lost the prior day in the sand in Beach Haven. Not long after Jim called me, and he basically wrote this off as a LONG shot of ever seeing his cherished wedding ring again. After getting all the details I explained I was at a family party and would be able to go later on around dinner time, and requested for him to leave some chairs set up to secure the location he believed the ring to be hiding. He agreed, but really didn’t seem to have much hope, as he had stated “its a long shot”. I got to the beach and with the beautiful warm temperatures inland, and the cold ocean water, the beach was socked in with heavy fog. When I got to the dune walkover I didn’t see any signs of the location he marked, but once I walked about half way to the ocean, I could vaguely see a lonely folded chair, on a damp and dreary beach. I turned on my machine, and walked in the direction of the chair. about 20 feet from the chair, in a direct path to the dune walkover opening, my metal detector let off a tone which I call BINGO !!!! And sure enough, Jims ring was in my sand scoop. I snapped a few pictures as usual, and sent them to Jim in a text. He responded in total amazement, as I just performed what he had considered impossible. Jim was just down the road having dinner at one of best locations in Beach Haven NJ, and agreed to meet next door in the Wawa parking lot. Another fantastic recovery in the books, doing what many write off as an impossible task. Its the heart felt expressions, and the challenge of the hunt that drive me.

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Dennis, MA Platinum Ring Lost in Sand, Found and Returned

  • from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

July 8, 2024

While sitting at home sipping on an iced tea the phone rang. Carolyn, in a desperate voice, asked if I could help find her engagement ring? Of course I said “yes”. She and several friends were on a private beach with no public parking. OK, I could park in her mother’s driveway and walk to the beach. With that said, I was off for what I hoped to be a short search in the mid day sun.

When I arrived at the beach I was told how the loss occurred. Carolyn had put her rings in her pocket. When she stood up to remove her beach cover up so she could soak up some warn sun’s rays she saw her ring fall gently into the fluffy white sand and disappear.

This should be a quick and easy search and it was. In less than a minute Carolyn was wearing her ring again. The Thank Yous and taking of pictures followed. As usual I asked how it came to be that she called TheRingFinders for help. As it happened last night there was a woman in the group that had a story of how her husband had lost his ring and I had found it a couple of years ago. The word is getting around as our success continues to put smiles on so many faces.


Lost Wedding Ring Loon Point Beach Carpinteria Found by Expert Metal Detector

  • from Santa Barbara (California, United States)

I got a text early Friday morning sharing with me how a wedding ring had gotten lost in the sand at Loon Point Beach north of Carpinteria CA. It’s a familiar story, in an effort to take care of their rings prior to swimming, they are taken off and then stored in a pocket or the edge of a towel. For Michael, he had done just that, he had placed his wedding ring in the cup holder of his beach chair so he wouldn’t lose it in the ocean when he went swimming.

As the day went on he had completely forgotten about his ring and he and his wife packed things up and went back home oblivious to the fact that his ring had somehow bounced out of the cup holder somewhere on the beach or path leading back to the parking lot. This is where Ventura County Ringfinders stepped in.

I got to the beach and after talking with the couple I went to the area they were sitting at yesterday and begin to grid. I immediately found a quarter and a dime which was good news as I am always worried another detectorist might find it before I do and given that I found the coins I knew no one had been through here.

On my 3rd pass of the area I got a solid mid tone and I was pretty sure I had the ring in the scoop and a couple of shakes of the scoop proved me correct.

Michael was getting his ring back.

If you ever find yourself in this predicament don’t panic, call or text Dave, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties ringfinder at 805-290-5009 and I will come out and see you get reunited with your ring, necklace or pendant. Time is not on your side so reach out as soon as possible. Take pictures of the area as our minds sometimes forget the details when we are upset or anxious.

If you need the services of a Ringfinder in Fillmore, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Port Hueneme, Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo, Carpinteria, Ojai, Santa Paula, Santa Clarita, Santa Barbara, Montecito or Summerland call or text at 805-290-5009.

West Dennis, MA Lost Ring – Like Father, Like Daughter – Found & Returned

  • from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

July 7, 2024

Some losses are remarkable in one way or another. I thought a text from Pam that this call might be as much of a challenge as finding her husband’s ring almost 4 years ago. It took Leighton and myself several hours of detecting before it was recovered from the depths of sand that had covered it.

Well no such luck today. Kate the daughter of Pam and Keith had lost her Cape Cod Fish ring. The ring was the highlight of the return. Kate had been out where she could not touch the bottom. She was carefully making her way toward the shore, aware of the rings that were on her fingers and felt the Fish swim away with a smile on its face and a wink in its eye.

It was almost dark when I arrived at the beach and it was low tide, perfect. I went straight out keeping the telephone poles and a cottage in line of the search pattern. On the fifth pass knew I had found the ring that had given up swimming for a nap in the sand. Nothing exciting, no drama, no sharks, no football to blame for taking the ring off Kate’s finger. Just a quick loss of a ring, a call to TheRingFinders, a five minute search and before the sun set photos had been taken along with almost nothing except that Kate is keeping the family’s tradition of loosing a ring at the same beach every 4 years. Yes, sometimes the easy is a nice change compared to a search that drags on for days. At least this evening had plenty of smiles and laughs at days end.

Pendant found in Santee

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

Mick contacted me wanting to find a pendant that his father used to wear before he passed. Mick himself buried the gold nugget pendant on the other side of a retaining wall in the back yard of the family residence for safe keeping. Now, years later, the mother has passed too and the house is to be sold, so, time to dig up the pendant….except Mick can’t quite remember exactly where that is, or, how deep, except that he didn’t think it was more than a foot. After some digging in a 3′ X 15′ area, he decided using a metal detector would be much easier. I met him at the site this morning before it got too blazing hot. A relatively small search area, but, rebar in the retaining wall, irrigation plumbing, various metal junk, and landscape lighting made it a bit more difficult. After using both my 15″ and 6″ coils without success, it was time to scrape off a layer to get to deeper targets. With the sun starting to poke through the overcast, I could feel why shoveling this dirt was plan B. Another pass over the search area finally produced a non-ferrous signal worth investigating. Even though the pendant was initially buried inside a plastic bag, no remnants of said bag came to light, but, the pendant did! A happy Mick can now sell the house without any sadness or lingering doubts about leaving his family heirloom behind. A pleasure to meet you Mick, and thank you for the reward.