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Lost ring in Eagle Mountain: found

When Bob got married, his wife gave him a custom 18K gold ring. He has worn that ring for over 50 years. Last weekend, while watching his grandson play flag football, he discovered that the ring was gone. The family searched for hours, but they didn’t find it. Bob found The Ring Finders, and gave me a call. I met Bob and the family at the football fields with my metal detecting equipment. They pointed out the areas where they thought the ring could be, and after about 30 minutes of searching, I found the ring!

While he was growing up in Wyoming, Bob’s family hunted elk for food. This custom-made ring is a reminder of that heritage: two elk teeth are embedded in the gold. Over the decades, the teeth wore down and cavities formed. Since he loved the ring so much, Bob got a dentist family friend to fill the cavities. This ring is one-of-a-kind!

Lost ring in American Fork, Utah: found

I got a call to find a lost SD memory card. A professional photographer had done an engagement photo session, then unfortunately lost the memory card in the park. I searched for a couple of hours, but the card was just not there. Someone must have found it first. I really hate it when I can’t find something I’m looking for, but if it isn’t there, I can’t find it.

The photographer mentioned that while he was looking for the card, he talked to someone else that was looking for a lost ring. He pointed out the area, so a few days later when I had time, I returned to the park. After a couple of hours of searching in the sun, I found a ring. Then the detective work started. I found the name and number of the park activity organizer. She was able to connect me with the man that had lost the ring.

Here’s the story: The American Fork City summer festival was underway. Art Dye park was full of people enjoying the activities, including food, concerts, and a big bubble machine. Someone challenged a local high school teacher to dive into the big pile of bubbles. He got a running start, dove in, jumped to his feet, then shook the bubbles off his hands. His white gold wedding ring flew off into the pile of bubbles. They searched, and even came back with a metal detector, but they couldn’t find the ring. I was super happy to be able to return the ring. High school teachers put up with enough grief, so I’m happy to be able to help out when I can.

Lost wedding ring in Park City, Utah: Found

John and his wife Tiffany were at the Willow Creek dog park, in Park City. Willow creek is a great dog park with a big pond for the dogs to swim in. John saw a dog struggling in the water, so he jumped in, swam out, and saved the dog. But then he noticed that his wedding ring was gone. Tiffany found and gave me a call. After about 30 minutes, I found the lost ring in about four feet of water and one foot of icky black muck.

I found the ring, but John is the hero because he saved the dog.

Lost wedding ring in Pine View Reservoir, Utah: Found

Thomas lost his ring in about three feet of water at Cemetery Point Beach at Pine View Reservoir near Huntsville, Utah. Of course he was devastated because he loved that ring. I made the hour-and-a half drive and met him at the beach. It took me about an hour, but I was fortunately able to recover the ring for him! I love it when I can return a precious item to its owner!

Lost ring in Provo, Utah: Found

I got a text late one night from a young man named Daniel. He had been playing ultimate Frisbee with some friends in Provo, and had taken his white gold wedding ring off for the game. He had put it in his coat pocket and left the coat on the sidelines. After the game, he put his coat back on and spent a few more minutes playing Frisbee. Later that night, he found that the ring was no longer in his pocket, so he searched and found me on

He was on his way out of town, so we weren’t able to get together for a few days. I didn’t want to wait too long and risk someone else finding the ring and keeping it, so he emailed me a Google Maps image of the field with a couple of possible locations marked. I got up early the next morning and started metal detecting on the field before 4:00 am. I started early because organized football and ultimate games start at 8:00 am or so, and I didn’t want to interfere with them. Daniel’s hunch about where he may have lost the ring was a good one. I found the ring after about 45 minutes of searching.

I met him for the first time tonight when he and his wife came to my home to retrieve his ring. They were very happy to have that ring back, and I was very  happy to be able to help them!