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Lost Wedding Ring Found on San Jose High School Soccer Field

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796

Lost wedding ring found in San JoseYesterday was the first sunny Spring day in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jesse and his son were playing catch on a soccer field at a San Jose high school. When they were done, Jesse took off his baseball glove and they walked back to his car.

In the car he noticed that his wedding ring was missing. Fortunately, Jesse is very observant: he realized that the ring had probably been pulled off his sweaty hand by the baseball glove. So they ran back to the field and started searching the area around where they had been playing. No joy.

Jesse searched online for metal detector rentals and discovered TheRingFinders. So he contacted me and I met him at the field this afternoon to search for his missing wedding ring.

Jesse showed me where he had been standing. The soccer goal posts had been moved, but he pointed to other landmarks that he remembered clearly. So I marked out a 20 by 30 yard search area with flags and began a grid search.

The first loud, shallow tone turned out to be a pocket spill: 6 coins all near the surface. Then came some can slaw: an aluminum can shredded by a lawn mower.  After about 20 minutes, out popped Jessie’s ring, close to the center of the search zone.

Jesse, thank you for trusting me to find your ring!

Click here to read more stories about lost rings and lost jewelry found in Santa Cruz, San Jose and the Bay Area

14K Ring Set Recovered in Olympia WA

from Olympia (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-360-601-4020

Sandy was cleaning up her yard after a recent NW snow storm that dropped a foot of heavy snow on her beautifully landscaped property.  As she removed a shrub that was too damaged to save, she felt her gold band and diamond anniversary ring slip off her finger.  After searching through the shrubbery and around the landscaping, she was unable to find the rings and feared they would be lost forever.

Sandy searched the internet to see if anyone could help her find the lost rings and found The Ringfinders.  She placed a post on my blog asking for help, and I was at her doorstep the next day to help recover her cherished jewelry.

We discussed the details of the day she lost her ring, and she had a very good idea about the area her ring was lost.  I assured her that if the ring was there, The Ringfinders would find it.  As I powered up my detector, she mentioned she was interested in how the machines worked, so I unplugged my headphones so she could hear the tones as I worked.  I explained that modern detectors have the ability to distinguish between different types of metal and an experienced detectorist can usually call the type of target under the search coil.  I further explained that we were looking for a mid-tone (not high and squeaky… that is where silver and modern clad coins sound) and based on her description of the size her rings were, an I’d read out between 11 and 18 on my Minelab Equinox.  I began detecting a small landscaped area where the shrub had been and almost immediately got a repeatable mid-tone with a solid 17 ID.  “That is what we are looking for!” I told her.  I pulled out my pinpointer and quickly targeted the source of the mid-tone, and with a few flicks of my finger, popped out a beautiful gold band at about 2″.  I handed Sandy the band and she was very excited.  I told her the other ring should be close and ran my pinpointer across the ground, and received another strong tone, but unfortunately, the was a nail about 3″ down.  I stood up and swept the ground again, when I received a sweet sounding and solid 11 on my readout.  “I like the sound of that!” I said.  A quick pinpoint, and flick of the soil later. I was handing Sandy her stunning 3-Diamond Anniversary band.

The smile on her face was contageous!  I was thrilled to be able to return the smile to her face and the rings on her finger!  It is always a pleasure to help nice people like Sandy.

The RingFinders – 1  …..  Winter Storm – 0.

~Tim Root



Lost Wedding Ring – FOUND!!!

from Pensacola (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-850-346-1736

With all of this warm weather I knew it wouldn’t be long until someone called with a lost Ring. I thought it would be a spring breaker that dropped it on the beach though and not my new friend Freddy with a lost Ring in the front yard. Freddy is active duty military and is living in Navarre, FL.  He had dropped his wedding band while doing some landscaping in the yard a month ago. Freddy was concerned that after some heavy rain, the ring would have sunk too deep into the ground to find. I assured him that the machine I have would have no issue reading it if it was there. This was a pretty straightforward recovery and I was able to find it in only a few minutes. I’m so glad that I was able to return something so meaningful to Freddy and I am very thankful for his service to our country. 

Snow White Gold Ring Lost & Returned

from Boise (Idaho, United States)
Contact: 208-345-8898

Zack just got married and was doing a photo shoot in the beautiful white snow at the lake with his new white.  Well as he did the famous Leap into the Air picture for the photographer, he felt the ring slide off his hand.  They searched for hours and nothing.  Went back to Boise, rented a detector and returned the next day.  They dug all kinds of targets and still nothing.

Gerry gets the call and meets Zak up there to see the area and realize the situation.  I could feel the heartbreak in his voice and was not sure if it was cold or the loss of the custom made ring.  With no time to spare I start a search in the dead center of their old search area.  Not even a minute into the hunt I get the right tone I was expecting and could tell is was something of the right size too.

A few kicks into the snow and there flips out a ring and at the same time a whoop of joy.

Sanibel Island to Naples — Lost Ring? — Ring Lost in Sand Found & Returned!

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

This young man called us for help locating his gold wedding band that was lost in the sand at Sanibel Island.  The picture says it all!  He is so happy to have the wedding band back on his finger and we are glad we could make it happen for him!

Have you ever lost a ring at the beach in the sand or water?  Give us a call at 239-313-1877 or 239-209-7517.

We use top of the line metal detecting equipment and have over 55 documented success stories since 2012 when we joined The Ring Finders.  In most cases, both my wife and I will metal detect which increases the chances of your lost ring, piece of jewelry or other valuable being found!





Gold ring lost in sand found by Metal Detector on Naples Florida Beach

from Marco Island (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-239-500-7464

(March 11, 2019) While vacationing and spending the day at a beautiful sunny Naples Florida beach, Kelly noticed that her favorite gold ring was missing, possibly lost in the fine white sugar sand.  She’d had the ring since high school, and it being very special, even  irreplaceable with its sentimental value far exceedeeding any intrinsic value, the help of nearby friends and beach patrons was quickly solicited, all joining in on the search, each one on their hands and knees, carefully feeling and sifting the sand as it fell through their fingers, without result.  Luckily, Kelly called for help and found the right person for the job.  WITHIN THE HOUR the lost gold ring was back on Kelly’s finger.  The tearful now cheerful.  The hug and smiles tell more than words can express, simply priceless.  Thanks be to God for the happy ending.

If you’ve lost a ring or jewelry, something metal, regardless of value, whether in the sand or water, I can find it for you.  Call Mark Greul of Naples Florida (239) 500-7464 (RING).

Lost Texas A&M Ring in Houston, Texas…found by John Volek (The Ring Finders – Houston)

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

Lost Texas A&M Ring in Houston, Texas…found by John Volek (The Ring Finders – Houston)

I was contacted by Eli, a resident of Houston who was looking for someone to help him find his lost Texas A&M Class Ring. Eli reported as he was leaving for work, and walking down a pathway towards the rail system, he reached in his pocket to put on his gloves. Eli said as he pulled his hand out of his pocket…his class ring snagged his pants and came off of his finger.

Eli said he heard his ring hit the concrete and then it just disappeared. Eli said he searched the grounds for hours, later realizing he would not be able to find his ring in the grass without the aid metal detector. Eli said a little internet search led him to Houston Metal Detecting Services – The Ring Finders Houston and inquired about renting a metal detector.

I provided Eli some referrals, and told him to call back if he needed some help with his detector when he started his search. Eli called back later and reported he had rented a metal detector and had no success at finding his ring…Eli wanted to know if would be possible for me to come out and assist him in finding his ring.

After discussing the details with Eli, arrangements were made to search for his ring that afternoon…

The ring recovery was successful…check out the video to see the recovery of Eli’s Texas A&M Class ring!



































The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service-Houston

Lost Something Important? We can HELP!

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service in Houston can locate you lost engagement ring, wedding ring, favorite piece of jewelry, family heirloom, or other important personal item.

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks, and even your own back yard.

If you lost your RING or other precious item

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Lost Gold Wedding Band Recovered in Redwood Park after Fifteen Months in East Bay Regional Parks District

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

15 months after losing her partner’s wedding band on a camping trip, I returned with Kathy to search their last campsite in the East Bay hills. I was skeptical of our chances of locating her ring in a public place after more than a year. But Kathy was not giving up on locating her lost, late wife’s, wedding band.

Kathy had heard about The Ring Finders from her son, who read about our work in a recent article in Atlantic Magazine. With hope and optimism, she decided to give us a try.

She took me to a beautiful redwood grove and showed me where they had made a fire, and where they pitched their tents.  I set up shop by the fire ring and began a slow outward spiral grid search from the pit. On my 5th rotation, about 20 feet from the fire pit, underneath the deep redwood pine straw, under an inch of dirt, was her tiny gold band.

Kathy with her recovered wedding band.

Astonishing simple and beautiful design, detecting it, and first seeing it in the dirt, was a magical experience.

15 months later.  A priceless keepsake returned.  Never give up.


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



Captiva / Sanibel Island — Engagement Ring Lost 30 Minutes after Proposal — Found and Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)


Thirty minutes after saying “yes” to a marriage proposal, Kim lost her engagement ring while trying to take a photo of the beautiful diamond ring.  In the process of trying to get the perfect picture, the ring fell into the beach sand below at the water’s edge.   The newly engaged couple as well as several on-lookers searched frantically for the lost ring—with no success.  That’s when Kim decided to search the internet on “how to find a lost ring” and she came across our contact information.

My wife and I arrived at the location over four hours after the ring had initially been lost.  The tide was rising and the wave action had increased a lot in that time.  We knew that with every passing minute, the ring could get buried under the soft sand quickly.

We got right to work going in opposite directions with our detectors staying within the search area the couple thought the ring was lost in.  Not long after our search began, my wife heard a faint / sketchy deep signal on her metal detector.  Finally after three or four attempts to retrieve the target, the ring appeared in her scoop and was quickly back on Kim’s finger.

This is one marriage proposal this couple will never forget and will be talking about for years to come!


Bonita Beach / Estero lost gold & diamond ring found

from Marco Island (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-239-500-7464

(March 2, 2019) While vacationing with her husband and family from Minnesota and spending the afternoon at a nice sunny Florida beach, Nicole discovered that her rose gold  diamond wedding engagement ring she’d carefully hidden in a secure location was missing.  After sifting trough the sand without result, she found The Ring Finders site and made the call.  The rest is history.  Another happy customer whose smile says it all, and happy husband too – Blessings!!!

If you’ve lost a ring, jewelry or something metal, I can help you find it!  Call Mark Greul of Naples, Florida (239)500-RING (7464).