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Man’s Silver Wedding Band Lost in the sand – Found North Myrtle Beach SC

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

I received a phone call from a third party asking if I’d contact Brian to possibly assist him in finding his Silver Wedding Band on the beach. I called Brian and he agreed that he wanted me to help in finding his ring so I jumped in the car and was there in about 15 minutes.

Brian and his wife gave me the details on what the ring looked like and the area of sand it should be in. I squared in the area, confirmed it and started doing my grid search. On my third line I got a strong signal, took a scoop of sand and shook it out and there was his very handsome ring. I called him over, held out the scoop and let him take the ring out. He gave a big fist pump and his family broke out in applause. His bride had a big smile on her face and gave him a kiss – what a moment!!!!!

This was a text book recovery thanks to Brian getting the ball rolling as soon as he lost his ring that resulted in a very happy ending!!!

Brian – thank you for the generous reward. Hope you and your family have a safe and relaxing vacation.

Remember – if you’ve lost your ring, jewelry or other treasure contact a member of the Ring Finders as quickly as possible.

Thank you for reading my Blog.

Jim Wren

 

Miracle find on 20th Ave N., North Myrtle Beach

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

I got a phone call about mid-morning from Michelle asking if I could help find her son’s black and silver medallion on a silver chain that was very sentimental to him that he lost the day before. She had originally called Chris Turner who told her to look for a TRF in her area. She then called Matt Fry, TRF for Myrtle Beach and Matt gave her my number since the loss was in North Myrtle Beach.

I got the description of the medallion and the location of the loss and headed out. I met Michelle and her son on the beach about 20 minutes later and they gave me the general area where the medallion was lost after a towel the item was laying on was picked up and shaken. I started working a north/south grid which was almost impossible as the beach crowd started showing up with their umbrellas and beach chairs laying claim to spots in the sand. I covered as much area as I could without disturbing anyone and decided I’d return in the early evening when the vacationers would be off the beach.

This is where the story turns into a real “Serendipity” (as defined by Wikipedia). I arrived back on the beach at about 5pm, which was an hour earlier then I had told Michelle I’d be there. As I’m walking down the narrow beach access path, which was not the same one I had originally taken on my first visit, I passed a gentleman (Jimmy) who wished me luck. I told him I was there searching for an item that I had gotten a call from someone on. He asked me if I was searching for a black and silver medallion and silver chain with a date engraved on the back. I replied I was and he told me he and his wife saw a little glisten in the sand when they arrived and pulled it out of the sand. He said he took it to his room to turn in at the front desk a little later. I about fell over at this point. I called Michelle and had her verify the engraved date and told her the story which she just couldn’t believe. She called it a miracle. I put Jimmy on the phone so he and Michelle could work out the details of returning the medallion.

This is an unbelievable story that has to go down as Michelle put it – a miracle. What’s the odds of me walking down this particular path instead of the other one, running into this one beachgoer out of the thousands that come and go on this beach in a day and us exchanging conversation to find this item? Plus I don’t think Michelle and her family are staying in the same hotel as Jimmy and his wife, so if that’s the case Michelle’s son would not have gotten the medallion back. Also if I hadn’t run into Jimmy I’d of been out on the beach for a long time searching for something that wasn’t there.

I may not have personally picked this item out of the sand but I bumped into the one guy who did and because we met the goal of The Ring Finders of getting a lost item back into the hands of the rightful owner and putting a BIG smile on their face was obtained.

Michelle – Thank you for the generous reward!!!

Thank you for reading my post.

Jim Wren

Lost Wedding Band Found at Jericho Beach, Vancouver.

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

Summer is knocking at the door/beach already! The temperature will be in the high 80’s for the next 10 days and people are hitting the beach hard!

That being said I got a call yesterday about a lost wedding band at Jericho beach, it was lost in the ocean and they looked for an hour with no luck and the young man’s wife came back the next day and spent another hour or more searching at low tide…No luck!

Thankfully the lifeguard passed the young couple my rack card and told them about… TheRing Finders.com

I met Chris at the beach this morning around 9am and he showed me the location the ring was lost at and because I had to wait a couple of hours for the tide to go out he hit the road for a bike ride.

I hunted the beach dry & wet sand for a while and found 7 $2.00 coins and 2 $1.00 coins and some dimes & quarters.

About an hour later I hit the water and found Chris’ tungsten carbide wedding band in about 8-10 minutes at chest deep water.

I love my jog!

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Chris told me he was married only 8 months and he really wanted his ring back! Yes you can always buy another ring but its not the same! Not the ring you got married with!

 

 

 

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Every ring has a story! Contact a member of TheRingFinders.com and you will have a 2nd chance to find what you thought was lost forever!

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Captiva Island, Florida — Diamond Ring Recovery

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

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Laura Citron, a genuinely sweet gal from Atlanta GA was enjoying a charity auction outing with a former college roommate at South Seas Island Resort in Captiva Island, FL.  They were enjoying the unseasonably warm gulf waters when her cherished gold, platinum and diamond ring suddenly slipped off her finger in waist deep water.  Helpful resorters and three eager lads frantically searched for the ring for some time–all to no avail.  The sentimental and material loss, along with not knowing how her husband would react, for the moment, seemed more than she could bear.  She had also dropped her “scheduled insurance endorsement” for the ring on her homeowners policy two years previously.

Theringfinders.com now springs into action.  A helpful captain of a cruise boat found our website and gave Laura my phone number.  She gave me a call, but unfortunately my wife and I were unavailable for an immediate response for her desperate call for help.  Due to the late hour of the day, I then decided to call my in laws whom we live with and are associate ring finder hobbiests with my wife and I.  I passed on Laura’s contact information to them.  My in laws had friends visiting from Indiana and the four of them met Laura the next day at South Seas Island Resort to search for the ring.

Laura and her friend seemed to have a fairly accurate description as to where the ring was lost.   After 90 minutes of searching, the prospects of a successful recovery were starting to look grim having already searched over 200 feet of beach front in shoulder deep water.  However, after expanding the search another 20 foot northward in chest deep water, the Minelab Excaliber II gave that familiar sound every ring finder loves to hear! Bingo–another successful recovery.

By this time there was quite a little gathering of hopeful enthusiasts including some resort staff, awaiting the outcome of this intense search.  Needless to say, the reuniting of this ring with its rightful owner, brought tears, cheers, high fives and finally, a night of restful sleep.  Within minutes, this happy reunion via Facebook was announced to the world.  Although some in the crowd called this find “a miracle” it was actually the result of persistent grid searching in combination of having the right equipment for the task. image

Lost ring 2 – St. Augustine – Found

from Saint Augustine (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-904-797-9783

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Monday evening I heard about a man named Cody who stated his wife had lost her wedding ring at the beach near Island Beachwear Market in Saint Augustine. I  tried to contact him to see if he’d like my help using my metal detector to find it.  I didn’t get a reply right away so I drove to the beach on Tuesday morning and searched a grid area where I thought it was likely that they had been. I cleaned the area of pull tabs,  small pieces of the remnants of beer cans and aluminum foil wrappers but no ring. When I got home I had a voicemail from Cody, he’d found my name on TheRingFinders.com and wanted my help.  I contacted him and we agreed to meet Wednesday morning at the beach. I was close! ( Only about 100 feet too far south the day before.) But today I had Cody with me to show me exactly where he was. I had him show me the point farthest north it could have been and made a nice big line in the sand. I then did the same to the south. My search started between the two lines. On the third or fouth line of my grid search that familiar beep sounded in my ear! Excited, I dug up a carefully selected area of sand into my metal scoop. While gently shaking the scoop I watched the sand slip through the small holes. Then there at the bottom of the scoop was his wife’s ring! That $6,000 dollar  ring sat nestled in the sand for five days before I found it and returned it to Cody. I wish I could be there to see his wife’s face when he puts the ring back on her finger where it belongs.

Missing gold ring recovered in Marco Island, Florida

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

Lovely Dorthea (pictured below) called this morning requesting my detecting services after having lost her emerald/diamond/gold ring off of her finger as she was cleaning the railing of her tenth floor condo balcony.  The ring had flew off her finger and fallen 10 stories below into the thick/dense grass.

After being unable to locate the ring herself, Dorthea called for help.  Within 30 minutes of detecting, the dropped ring was recovered!

 

 

Help finding lost rings in St. Augustine

from Saint Augustine (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-904-797-9783

Hi! My name is Barbara. I’m a Christian mom who has joined “The Ring Finders Directory” to help people find their lost jewelry.  If you’ve lost something special I know how that feels and I’d like to help you find it.  Your lost item doesn’t always have to remain lost and in most cases the more people you have looking for it the better.

I have helped people find anything from keys, to pet dog tags, to wedding rings and the persons smile and appreciation when I return the item to them is priceless!

I look forward to my next lost item recovery.  May my thorough searching lead to the next smile being yours!

Call me ASAP if you need my help.

You Lost Your Ring in the Bathroom???

from Dallas (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-972-523-4447

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We received an email from a gentleman named Les, he said that he was changing clothes in his apartment bathroom and when he went to pull his shirt over his head his wedding ring slipped off and hit the floor.  He said he actually heard it hit the floor.  He decided to finish dressing and then find the ring.  Mind you this is a very small apartment bathroom.

Les looked and looked for the ring, he and his wife checked everywhere.  They even had the maintenance men come and move their washer and dryer in the attached room to see if the ring was underneath.  Les lost his ring on his ONE MONTH wedding anniversary.  It has been 3 months since the ring went missing and he found “The Ring Finders” on the internet.  He lives literally 5 minutes from my home.

My wife, Ellen, and I arrived about 7pm not really believing we would have much luck.  Metal detectors are not of much use inside a home let alone a small apartment bathroom.  But Les was so nice and asked us to try so we agreed.  We took our Garrett Pinpointers and our Detection Camera Scope.  Upon seeing the size of the bathroom we knew it had to have bounced somewhere strange.

      In looking at the bathroom we found a small open lip under the cabinet where the kick plate is. It was only a 1-1/2 inch opening that I could not even get my hand into, I got out my 3ft Detection Camera scope and worked it into the slot, nothing at first but on the second side, there in the dark glowing under the light from the camera scope was Les’s Platinum Wedding Band.   I said, ‘hey Les, take a look at my detection screen, is that your Ring?’  He was so excited, he and I had to break loose the baseboard under the sink in order to reach it.  He hollered for his wife, “they found It, they found it!”  Another successful hunt for “The Ring Finders”.

Don & Ellen Wilson

Dallas, Texas

Lost Breitling Watch in the Ocean at Kits Beach, Vancouver BC

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

Well this was a first for me in the 18 years I’ve been offering this service here in Vancouver… Two watch searches in less then 24 hours, the first was for a Rolex that was lost in the ocean and I found that one and this search for a Breitling…Both high quality watches and both I have owned back in the day so I understood how hard that must have been on both of them.I received a call from a young man that went on to explain that he lost his Breitling Transocean at the beach a few days ago and he wanted to know if I could help. Time is always a factor and watches are easy to spot so I explained that someone could have already found the watch. Well after seeing the area the watch was lost in I decided to come back at 3am to search the low tide where he thought it was lost at…After setting up my glow sticks  on the shore so I’d have a reference markers to line up with I started my grid search. After 1 1/2 hours in the dark I received a good strong signal and as I looked into my sand scoop I saw the watch! I felt so happy that I found the watch and that I’d get to text him a picture for him to see when he woke up. Thank you very much for the kind reward Aviv!I have the greatest job in the world! I love my Job! Lost something?Call me ASAPYou can watch the video on the link below…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGJ5o0eYZe0