metal detectors Tag | The Ring Finders

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!

 

I love my job!

Watch the video of the search below…

 

Luck of the Irish – Returning a lost ring on an Hawaiian Island beach!

from Big Island (Hawaii, United States)

It didn’t take us long to meet up with newlyweds Paul and Barbara on the beach after we’d gotten their call.

Paul was an Irishman with a new American lass for a wife – but Barbara had done all of the talking on the phone as Paul’s Irish accent was so thick. “Are you Ring Finders?” she asked.

As soon as we heard that Paul hadn’t seen his ring all day we knew we’d have a challenge. And they didn’t know where it could have been lost…!

Paul and Barbara had been married just five days earlier and were enjoying the restaurants and shops near their hotel here on the Big Island of Hawaii. As Paul tried on some Maui Jim sunglasses, he looked as his hand to admire this wedding ring – which was missing!

They’d seen a detectorist in the early morning combing the beach and didn’t want to loose their ring forever – so looked us up online to find and return their ring. We got to their hotel as soon as possible and decided that the small bay they’d spent the morning swimming in was a good place to start. Again, they weren’t sure if it was lost in the water, the sand, the hotel or the shops…!

2016-06-23 17.54.45

Brent Madison of Big Island Metal Detecting explains the basics of the Excalibur II metal detector and how small, lost gold rings can turn into big, found signals for recovery. Big Island, Hawaii.

Paul wasn’t a strong swimmer so we were confident that scuba wouldn’t be necessary though we’d packed our dive gear in the car.

I looked where Paul had rented a stand-up paddleboard while Sylvie searched the sandy bottom where Paul had remembered swimming in the warm, tropical waters of the bay.

Sylvie and I started our grid pattern searches with our metal detectors.

Beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii are so heavily searched by treasure hunters that neither of us hit any of the trash often found on other beaches around the world. We were well into our search pattern – at least 45 minutes – when I heard my name called and saw Paul and Sylvie “high-five’ing” nearby.

Sylvie had been carefully following her search pattern and talking to Paul as he snorkeled and bobbed around her. Suddenly she’d hit a “huge target” in her underwater headphones – then as suddenly, lost the signal. She was so deep in the water that she couldn’t hold the target under her detector and dig the target at the same time.

2016-06-23 17.52.59

Sylvie Madison of Big Island Metal Detecting gears up with her Garrett Sea Hunter metal detector to look in the water for a lost, men’s wedding ring. Big Island, Hawaii.

“Hold the detector here!” she told Paul, handing him her Garrett SeaHunter II, after she’d reacquired the signal. Sylvie dug and nothing. Then dug in the sandy bottom again.

In her scoop was Paul’s lost ring straining out of the sand. Barbara had been watching from beachside and rushed into the water when Sylvie pulled it from her scoop.

We all stood in the water admiring their newly found wedding ring, delighted together in Sylvie’s find. We laughed that Paul could start relaxing again on his honeymoon!

2016-06-23 17.56.12

A platinum wedding ring which was lost and found on the beaches of the Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii.

Not knowing where they’d lost it, it seemed it had been the luck of the Irish to reunite them – a small ring in such a large world! Barbara was quick to qualify the reason – she’d been praying to St. Anthony, her patron saint, since they’d discovered the ring had been missing.

God knows the reasons some rings are found or not – and in the end, Paul, Barbara and us at Big Island Metal Detecting are all thankful that we could be part of the discovery of their lost treasure. Especially so early on in their new marriage!

2016-06-23 17.48.51

Sylvie, Paul, Barbara and Brent give the Hawaiian “shaka” after their successful recovery of Paul’s lost wedding band. Big Island, Hawaii.

Lost Diamond Wedding Ring on Beach in North Wildwood,NJ Recovered by Ed Cropski

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

Just returning home from another recovery I received a call from a woman in need of my metal detecting services. She explained that while on the beach with a group of friends she had taken her engagement & wedding rings off to apply sunscreen and forgot to put them back on and they were lost in the sand where they were sitting. Her husband had searched the area with his hands and actually found the diamond engagement ring but the thinner diamond wedding ring was gone. Approaching the area where they were all circled around with beach chairs I asked them to move their stuff and I began my grid pattern. After a few buried beer cans and caps which I had her remove from my sand scoop each time I dug one and got on them about burying them! I received a nice solid mid tone on my White’s Beach Hunter id metal detector and scooped up some sand and said here you go there’s another one when in fact it was her ring in the scoop Lol! Her and her friends were amazed at the equipment and how quick the recovery was only taking a few minutes. 11695803_10204710615515863_5692218332126115940_n11737850_10204710615835871_6364277863367411457_n11694809_10204710615715868_4303363692240621123_n

Lost Keys recovered in Snow

from Airdrie (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-403-701-1739

I received a call from Brandon, he had found me on The Ring Finders website ( www.TheRingFinders.com). He asked if I could find keys in the snow,to which I answered “I sure can!”.

It turns out Brandon was calling me From Red Deer Alberta a 250 km round trip from my my home in Airdrie. He had lost his Keys a week ago while shoveling his walks I’m front of the house and on the property and back drive plus he did the neighbors walks for them. The snow was piled up 3 ft high on each side of the sidewalks. When I arrived he pointed the area out to me and I decided to start in front along the public side walk. I tested my keys and was getting a Visual display ID of 75, so I figured his keys would likely be between 70 & 80. After completing the scan of the front of his yard I proceeded on to do the neighbors front yard and within 4 feet I got a clear but faint 75, I dug threw the snow and at about 1-1/2 feet up popped Brandon’s keys, he was thrilled!

He told me that it would have cost him over $350.00 to replace them not to mention the time and effort to do that. Brandon appreciated me coming out to find them for him as he thought he may never see them again. Once again The ring Finders to the rescue!

*               *               *

For Service in:
Airdrie, Calgary, Cochrane, Carstairs, Irricana, Beiseker, Didsbury, Olds, Bowden, Innisfail, Okotoks
& Red Deer, Call Bill Jones (The Detectorist) 403-701-1739 or
Email:  Bill.Jones@TheRingFinders.com

Lost Wedding Band found in River near Calgary/Cochrane by Metal Detecting

from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-403-968-1496

Lost Wedding Band found in River near Calgary/Cochrane by Metal Detecting.  In  the Wiaparous area.The ring was found in the rapids.The water was very cold but ring was found. It was found on the guys birthday. What a great Birthday gift. He lost it while rafting down the river.

 

The happy husband

 

 

 

One happy guy

 

            14 k gold wedding band

 

Lost in the Waiparous /Cochrane area

 

Lost Gold Diamond Pedant in Calgary Alberta

from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-403-968-1496

I received a call a young lady. She said she had lost her gold diamond pendant. It was given to her from her boyfriend. She said she had lost it while she was riding her horse. She had been jumping her horse in the outdoor area plus the inside one.She said it could be anywhere even the barn. I told her I would start on the out door arena around all the jumps first and grid the whole area. It was a very hot day about 30 degrees.I started finding lots of stuff but it was a lot of nails which I picked up so the horses wouldn’t pick them up. I hunted for about 3 hours about to give up and I thought I would give it about another half hour. Just about the last couple of minutes bam I found it.So I went the the indoor arena where she was teaching young riders. She came over ans asked if I found it I showed her all the metal and nails.She looked sad and said thanks for trying.Then I showed her the gold diamond  pendant  she screamed your my hero I’m so happy thank you so so much. Well another successful hunt and a very happy girl. Kevin Niefer Ring Finders Calgary Alberta

 

 

Lost Gold Wedding Ring Redington Beach

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

 

Tom Jones, Daren Farfante and Tim Swenor

Darren Farfante came home from work to find that Tom Jones and Tim Swenor had already returned his gold wedding ring to his wife.

Darren went on Theringfinders.com while on his lunch break and contacted the Suncoast Research and Recovery Club president Tom Jones. Darren gave Tom specific reference points to where he had lost his ring. Tom then  organized a hunt and with two metal detectors working, found the ring and returned it to his wife before Darren got back to the beach resort after work.

Great Smile Darren.

Lost Diamond Wedding Ring Found in San Francisco

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796
Kelly lost her silver ring with diamonds in San Francisco

Kelly lost her silver ring with diamonds in San Francisco

Yesterday was gorgeous in the San Francisco Bay Area, the first real spring day we’ve had this year. Kelly and her friends enjoyed a picnic at a park, then picked up the pace a little with some hula hoops. Unfortunately, Kelly’s ring flew off her finger when she spun the hoop. She and her friends searched the deep grass, but could not find the ring.

We met Kelly at the park today. She showed us where they held the picnic and we planned a gridded search. Kelly put us in the right place, because it took less than five minutes to find the ring buried in the grass. Our metal detectors can find jewelry through grass and weeds, as long as we can swing the loop low over the ground.

One more reminder: if you lose your ring, stop and look around, finding landmarks for each place where you may have lost it. Kelly put us in the right place, so the search today was very quick. We wish they were all this easy!

We found Kelly's silver diamond ring in the deep grass

Found: Lost Wedding Ring in San Jose Backyard

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796
Erik with the wedding ring he lost in San Jose

Lost wedding ring found in San Jose

Erik took off his wedding ring to trim bushes in his back yard in San Jose. The only problem was the hole in his pants pocket. He didn’t notice the ring was gone until he’d finished and hauled all the trimmings to the street. After searching for a couple of hours, he called The Ring Finders.

If you’ve read the other stories in this blog, you know that sometimes hunts take an hour or more. This one didn’t. Erik showed us where he was standing when he took off the ring. We started searching for the missing ring with two metal detectors. First hit: too deep. Second & third hits: sprinkler heads. Fourth hit: Platinum and gold wedding ring, lying right on the ground but covered in deep grass.

Erik was super happy (check out the photos). His family is getting ready to move, so if he didn’t find the ring soon, it might have been lost forever.  We stayed for a while to check out his cool chicken coop (three egg layers), then left before the rain started.

What to do if you lose your ring or jewelry: First, look around, mark your exact location. Second, retrace your steps since you last saw the lost jewelry. Third, get some friends to help you search, the more the better. Finally, if you can’t find it, call The Ring Finders. We’ve got metal detectors, and more important, years of experience finding lost rings and jewelry.

Lost Gold Wedding Band Found Yakima Washington

from Yakima (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-509-952-5382

Another great smile

When you are a Ring Finder, you never know when your next search will be. I had a feeling that I might get a search this week because here in Yakima we had a very cold and snowy spell.This can often mean valuables such as keys and rings can get lost.

When the call came asking if I was willing to help find a lost gold wedding band I was not surprised. After speaking with the wife of the man who lost his ring I was ready to start the hunt.

The ring had fallen off while the husband was cleaning the snow off the car, and then brushed his arms and hands off. He told me that he heard a metal “clank” but did not put it together that it was his ring that made the noise. When he arrived at home, he realized that his ring was gone and was sure that it was his ring that must have come off back in the parking lot. Well he returned to the site, but there was two inches of fresh snow in the lot and he could not find the ring. I was called the next day after they found my listing on The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service on the internet.

I agreed to meet them after work to look for the ring. Now I said earlier that it was cold and snowy, and it was. Although the snow had mostly stopped it was still only around 18 F outside and by the time the search was called off for the night it was well on the way to -5 F.

Unfortunately when we arrived at the search location the parking lot had already been plowed. There was only a 1/4 of packed snow on the parking lot, with two large piles of snow off in the corners. The man was able to put me exactly where the ring came off so I searched that area first. I then expanded the search grid to include the most likely route the scraper would have taken to move the snow into the piles. Still no ring. So after looking at the two piles of snow we decided to search the most likely one, which of course was the larger of the two.

I began to shovel layers of snow off the pile and search the remaining snow. After about two hours I had searched about half of the pile, and called it quits for the night.

The next day was even colder, but the sun was out and I was again eager to continue the hunt. My oldest son was home from school, so I asked if he would like to help me search for the ring, and fortunately he did. So off we went. It took about another hour of digging each layer of snow, and then searching it to come up with the ring. It was sitting just hidden in a clump of snow. About the time I swung the metal detector over the ring, I heard the beep and there was the ring. I could not believe we found it. I thought for sure that I would have to just wait for the pile to melt before the ring would be found.

Now I wanted to surprise the husband with the ring and capture that on video, so I called his wife and told her that I had found the ring but wanted to surprise him. So I asked her if she could get him down to the search area to give me some more details about losing the ring, and she agreed.

When they arrived I asked him if he could tell me about what significance the ring was to him and to go over how he lost it again. Then I asked him to describe the ring and after he was done I pulled out the ring and asked if it looked like this one! He was very surprised and happy to get the ring back.

I was pretty happy to have found it for him with the help of my son. It was a great moment I will not soon forget.

They were very kind in giving me a nice reward, which was much appreciated. I do accept rewards as it helps me cover costs and keep my equipment up to date, but for me the true reward is the great smile and joy that I get to witness and be a part of.

Thanks guys for giving me a call and letting me be a part of your wedding ring story.