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Local lady lost her mother’s Wedding ring and called me to find it. Strange location…..

from Orange (California, United States)
Contact: 1-951-505-9849

I got a call this evening from Linda, and she said she had lost her mother’s wedding ring and found me online on so called. I asked the usual question, where and when did you lose the ring? She said yesterday in her house!  I thought, ok, no way this is going to be where I can help, she just needs to keep looking and I offered helpful suggestions like re-trace your steps etc. and she said no, I know where I lost it, I just can’t find it!  She said it is in my closet! After more discussion, she was certain she needed my help, so I said I would come help her, and grabbed my AT-Pro, a powerful light, and my niece, Karlie, who was kind enough to hold the light.  for me and went along for the ride as an adventure!
The closet was a very small walk-in closet full of clothes hanging on all three sides, and Linda said she had her two rings in her hand when she was searching through the clothes, but then noticed she only had one of them. She searched and searched, tearing everything out of the closet but no luck.

I collapsed my AT-Pro shaft down as far as it would go and went in searching. It was dinging like crazy due to all the other metal in there, and even turning the sensitivity down all the way didn’t help, so I asked her what it was made of and she said white gold, so I knew I was looking for around a 50 VDI and could ignore the others. I started poking and brushing the coil IN MY HAND against all the clothes and got signals for every metal button, but narrowed it down to a 51 reading in a bunch of sweaters, then taking each one by the sleeve, I found it in the cuff of a green sweater!

I popped it onto my finger then stepped out the door and asked her if it had any special shape or anything, and she said it was heart shaped, so I said “kind of like this?” and she screamed and hugged me for what seemed like 5 minutes and jumped for joy. Her husband said I made her very happy.

This was the first time I used my detector to find something in a closet, but chalk it up to a Found and Returned for a very appreciative lady who is now reunited with her mother’s diamond and white gold ring!  Karlie and I were thrilled to be a part of it and I even rewarded her for helping me also!

WWII Bracelet Returned To Family (Updated)

from Cumberland County (Pennsylvania, United States)
Contact: 610-509-1574

Over the past year of metal detecting I have narrowed down what has been my best “hot spot” for me.  From this small area of a stream, I have over 50 wheat cents, 23 silver coins (including a war nickle, two walking liberty half dollars, a barber quarter, & a barber half dollar), a silver brooch, a silver bracelet, and two gold rings.

By far, the WWII sterling silver bracelet shown in the photo is my most awesome find from this area.  It has “H. McCormick 33574053”.  I quickly realized this is not a phone number or not a SSN.   It is a military id.
A quick google search brings back his military record.  On further searching now with his full name, I have found that he has passed away on July 5, 2011.  His wife has also passed away since.  I’m currently trying to track down one of his daughters.  I have tried sending a message and making a friend request over facebook.  I have also tried what had turned out to be a disconnected phone number.

Typically on the Ring Finders, we get calls from people who knew they lost something and need help recovering it.  This entry is a bit backwards from how we work but I believe this has the potential of being an amazing story to share.

I will keep this post updated and hope to change the title to “WWII Bracelet Returned to Family”.



I have been able to get in touch with the family.  I spoke with the brother of Holmes.  He was able to verify all the information and confirm that this bracelet belonged to his brother.  He indicated this was probably lost sometime around 1945-49.  He was familiar with the stream and said his brother did swim there.  He got in touch with his niece (a daughter of Holmes).  I am very happy and honored to have mailed the bracelet to the family.  It is rare that when I find something I am able to identify who it belong to. It is even rarer that I can get it back to their family.

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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Marriage saved. Lost ring after being married 1 day returned on Michigan ave Chicago

from Chicago (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-773-206-8476

Received a call at about 9:30 AM on Saturday from a friend of a person who had lost his new wedding band on Michigan Ave in Chicago. He had been walking on Michigan  Friday night and he had been flicking the ring with his thumb. Since he had just gotten married, he was still getting use to the ring. Married not even 1 day!!! I found it in about 10 minutes in the shrubs along Michigan Ave. Marriage Saved!