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Lost Platinum Wedding Recovered in Towson, Maryland!

from Baltimore (Maryland, United States)
Contact: 1-410-215-7826

Early last month I was contacted by Rodney. I was able to help him recover his lost wedding band back in 2014. Unfortunately he was in need of my assistance once again. He had lost the same ring except this time it was lost in a different area and under different circumstances. The good news is we were once again successful in locating it! I’ll let Rodney tell you the story in his own words…..

 

It was a cold evening in December and I was attending a holiday party with family and friends.  I stepped outside to assist the host with some bags and in the process my wedding ring fell off into the snow in his front lawn.  I searched with flashlights that evening but was unable to locate the ring.  The next day I assumed we would have better luck and returned to my friend’s house to search for the ring as we knew it was in a very small area in the front lawn.  We crawled around the area digging and clawing for hours at the ground but were unsuccessful so I knew it was time to call in the experts.  I had used Jim’s service a few years back and was confident that if he could come out he would be able to locate the ring.  I reached out to Jim and we agreed to meet at the location a few days later.  When we arrived I explained the situation and the area where the ring was lost.  Jim got his metal detector out to begin to search.  Within a few minutes he was able to locate the ring within the area I showed him.  I am so thankful for Jim and his ability to assist with locating lost items.

Thanks Again Jim!

Rodney S.

 

Lost Platinum Ring in Crystal Cove Found and Returned

from Seal Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-951-217-5101

I was finishing up a search searching for someone’s lost jewelry this Sunday and I was approached by someone that said, “Can you please help us? My friend just lost his platinum wedding band”. I walked over and met Paul. He just told me that he was playing in the sand with his family and lost his platinum wedding band and that his wife was going to kill him. I swung the coil a few times in the area that he showed me and surprise! Within a minute it was in my scoop. He said, “you did that like it was nothing!” I said, “Finding it quickly was the easy part, the 30 years of practice was the hard part”. I made sure Paul was on the way home to his wife and ensure he would not be in the doghouse tonight.

Ring Recovery for a Friend at the Football Stadium

from Bryson City (North Carolina, United States)

I had a friend contact me about needing help finding his platinum wedding band he lost at the local HS football stadium. Didn’t sound like a hard recovery. And it wasn’t. Only took 10 minutes and all I had to use was my pinpointer. One more smile for the books!

Lost Diamond Gemstone Ring Found at State Park

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796

Lost gemstone diamond ring found in state park using metal detectorMaya teaches science classes to visiting school children at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, California (between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay). On Friday, she took off her beautiful family ring and zipped it into her vest pocket with her car keys. But sometime during the day, when she pulled out the keys, the ring fell out too.

Maya and friends searched the picnic area and freshwater beach thoroughly, but couldn’t find the ring. A few days after she lost it, she contacted TheRingFinders.

Maya felt that the ring probably fell out when she was using her keys near the car. So I searched the picnic bench area, as well as the tall grass near the parking lot. After about an hour, the metal detector gave the nice tone at a shallow depth that meant a point target was near the surface. Brushing away the tall grass, I found Maya’s ring.

It’s a beautiful ring, with a central gemstone surrounded by diamonds. And it’s now back on her finger.

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Lost rings found and returned on Del Mar beach

from Del Mar (California, United States)
Contact: 1-858-945-0180

August 7, 2015  Here’s one for the books. I was hunting in the dry sand around 15th street in Del Mar on Sunday the 2nd when Mike approached me and asked if I had found his tungsten wedding band. I was hunting right in the area where he had lost it the previous day during an outing with his family. I told him I had not, but would be happy to look for it. I had been hunting all morning so I could only put in another 30 minutes or so before I had to head home. I got his information and told him I’d look for it the next day. Well the next morning I found it a couple hours after arriving at the beach. Mike was surfing that day and actually met me on the beach before I started my search but I couldn’t find him before I had to leave so I texted him with the good news and we agreed to meet the next day. Now here’s where it gets good. On Tuesday morning I receive a text from Mike. He has a high fever and asks if I can hang on for a couple days until he feels better. Wednesday afternoon I receive a text and he asks if we can meet on Thursday. Unfortunately I can’t meet that day but Friday will work, he agrees. Later that day I get another text and he tells me he was talking to his sister in law Dianna about my finding his ring and she tells him that she had lost hers as well, wading in the water and wanted to know if I had come across it. She sent him a picture and he forwarded it. I HAVE IT!! I found it the day I met Mike. It’s a big beautiful silver and turquoise number. So, cut to the chase, Friday morning I return both rings to Mike. I gotta tell ya, that was a thrill. His 10 year anniversary is coming up and he was really happy to have his ring back. Congratulations Mike. Thanks for the nice reward and I hope to see you on the beach again sometime (Not wearing your ring!!).  He’ll be mailing Dianna’s ring back to her, I’m hoping to get a picture from her.

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Diamond Wedding Ring lost and returned on Wind N Sea beach

from Del Mar (California, United States)
Contact: 1-858-945-0180

 

So we’ve all heard this story before,  The little family outing on the beach, Mom takes off her wedding ring to apply sunscreen on the Kid. She puts the ring on a towel to keep it safe and the rest is history. Well that’s Ryan and Fadras story. The ring was lost at Wind N Sea beach in a little cove in the dry sand. I met Ryan after he got off work on Monday, April 6th right around sunset. He was a little skeptical that we were going to find it and so was I because it was hunted two nights before by a very reputable detectorist. But we did find it. It was about 10 inches down and I needed to use my pin pointer because it gave a very weak signal. When I pulled it out of the hole and put it in Ryans hand he was totally amazed. He really enjoyed seeing the search process in action and was very grateful. After reuniting Fadra with her ring, he snapped these pics and sent them to me. Thanks guys for the nice reward. I hope your future visits to the beach result in much more fun and a lot less stress:)

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Lost Wedding Ring in Sedalia MO. Found and Returned

from Warrensburg (Missouri, United States)

Platinum Tuesday Return

Received a Monday evening phone call from my Relic hunting Partner Jim Crain. Jim said he had a Gentleman call his Shop trying to get info on how to operate a Garrett GTI 2500 over the phone. Through the course of the conversation Jim learned that the gentleman had lost his Wedding Ring and was getting no where with his fathers GTI. Well long story short Jim informed him that he knew someone who finds Rings. I contacted Andy and met him Tuesday morning at the location he had lost the Platinum Ring. The location was a backyard where Andy and his friends meet weekly to play Volleyball and relax. The grass was very short and Andy said that he and his friends had searched the hole field and sides but with no luck. I gathered my equipment ( Garrett AT Pro/Anderson Shaft/ NEL Tornado) and started my grid search. The area was fairly clean and with short grass you couldn’t ask for better hunting conditions. At right about one hour into the search and of course on the opposite side of the court that I started on and about 20 feet away from the court… BINGO  at a steady 54 VDI  the ring had been stepped on and pressed down into the ground. it was only visible from directly above.  And there we have it sports fans one very Happy Andy Schultze of Bryant Motors in Sedalia MO reunited with his lost Treasure

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Toddler Loses Dad’s Wedding Band, Found Eighteen Months Later

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796

platinum-grass-sm1In the summer of 2012, Matt was playing with his two kids in their back yard in San Mateo County. Jonathan, who was two at the time, asked Dad if he could hold his platinum wedding band. Unfortunately, John didn’t fully understand the meaning of the word “hold,” because within seconds the ring was gone.

Matt and his wife Kelly searched for the ring, but couldn’t find it. A family member with a metal detector tried to find it, and was also unsuccessful. Just recently, they looked on the internet and discovered TheRingFinders.

We met Kelly, Matt and Jonathan this afternoon, eighteen months after the ring was lost. The good news was, the yard was small, and Jonathan was unlikely to have thrown the ring over the fence. The other news was, a year and a half of lawn mowing, watering and activity might have put the ring out of reach.

We pulled a variety of junk targets out of the ground. Old style pull tabs, nails, pieces of aluminum and mystery metallic stuff all came out of the ground. Finally, after 90 minutes, we heard a nice clear tone in the proper range for platinum. Another minute, and the ring popped out from under the grass roots.

Of course, Jonathan wanted to hold it again. And he dropped it again.

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Thanks for the generous reward, Kelly and Matt!

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Nina Saves Her Cat but Loses Her Diamond Rings

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796

Nina-myrtleNina recently moved into a new home in San Jose with her family and cat. Some other cats also live nearby, and all of them are territorial. A few days ago, Nina’s cat got into a fight with a neighbor’s cat in a grassy area, and Nina had to come to the rescue. Unfortunately she got scratched, and even worse, she lost her diamond wedding and engagement rings in the thick grass.

Nina sent an email to coworkers to ask if anyone knew where she could borrow or rent a metal detector. One of her friends recommended that she contact me instead (click here to read about the ring I recovered for his wife).

When I arrived, Nina showed me where the cats had been fighting. Sure enough, the neighbor’s big orange and white tabby was watching us from underneath a hedge, its ears folded back, ready for another fight. But once I swung my metal detector in his direction, he disappeared.

The area wasn’t too large, and the search didn’t take too long. The rings were completely hidden in the grass, all the way down at the roots. It’s a beautiful set that Nina was very happy to get back. Thank you for the generous reward!

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Platinum Diamond Ring Found on the Beach

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796

Julie-bridgeJulie was enjoying a day at the beach at Crissy Field in San Francisco with friends. Then the suntan lotion curse hit: She removed her diamond ring to apply lotion to her son, and the ring disappeared into the sand.

The first thing she did was to search for metal detector rentals in San Francisco and San Jose. But when she rented the metal detector and brought it back to the beach, she discovered that it isn’t so easy using an unknown metal detector when the pressure is high. After searching without luck for a few hours, she returned the metal detector rental and started over.

That’s when she found TheRingFinders. I met her at Crissy field, right in front of where the America’s Cup races would be held the next day. She showed me where she had been sitting, and I marked out a search zone about ten yards long by 30 yards wide. My main concern was the size of the ring: small platinum jewelry can be hard to detect.

The good news was, there was very little junk in the sand. In the first 30 minutes, all I found was a penny, a hair pin and a small American flag lapel pin. Then I got a faint signal with the right tone. About three inches down, there was Julie’s ring, right near the limit that I could detect such a delicate ring.

Everybody went away happy!

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