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Rose Gold 14k Gold Band lost & Found in Eastham mass

Rick, Jim, & Myself we’re out searching for recent drops today in our local ponds. Rick’s wife Jayne called my phone and left an Urgent message for us to return a call that she had just received, saying that we were recommended, by a local Metal-Detecting shop on Cape Cod, to help find a Wedding Band that was lost about an hour earlier on a beach. I called back immediately and Jessica picked up the phone, she proceeded saying that they were all down on the beach earlier, and that a friend of hers named Louis, had dropped his wedding band in the dry sand, they were wondering if we could help find it. I said yes but no guarantees. They were not to familiar with the area, and wasn’t sure what parking lot they were in.  I told them to meet us there in an hour.  We all jumped in the truck and headed down 25 miles away an got there earlier than expected, we met Lewis and Anton after about a 15 wait. Glad we waited for them to show up, as we were walking down the path and got onto the beach, Louis had mentioned that he put a stick down into the sand, where he thought he had dropped it. I asked him to please stand exactly where he thought it fell and not to move, I then proceeded to turn on my machine and took less than five seconds to receive my first signal, that just happened to be his beautiful 14 karat Rose Gold Wedding Band.  We were all very happy to see it back on his finger that quickly.  That’s where it belongs. Louis actually said incredible, just incredible we were all looking for over an hour on our hands snd knees to no avail.   We were glad that Jessica called the Ring Finders.

14k Rose Gold Band

Lost Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Found Ocean City NJ by Ring Finders South Jersey

  • from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)

Toleen lost her wedding set in Ocean City, NJ yesterday while spending the day with her family on the beach.  The rings were placed in the pocket of the beach chair and fell in the sand when she folded it up. Her daughter, Alexa, searched and found my Ring Finders South Jersey page when the family realized the rings were lost. While getting some preliminary information before searching, I asked if anyone took any pictures when they sitting on the beach. Her daughter, Liana, had a TikTok video with houses in the background that helped give an approximate location. After roughly 35 minutes of gridding the area, the rings were found! Now Toleen and her family can enjoy the rest of their vacation in Ocean City, NJ.

West Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA Lost Wedding Band Found and Returned

  • from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

September 5, 2021

The last of the beach cleanups were in progress and all went well. The docks were in, the boats as well. It was now time for a relaxing cool off in the lake. As it usually happened when one has weight changes their ring does not resize to echo the body’s change. Then it happens, the ring slips off and disappears underwater and down into the sand, not to be seen without help.

The three, Jim, Joe, and Jeff all knew they would need help in finding Jim’s wedding band. Several calls to friends for a detector that would not self-destruct when used underwater did not produce such a detector. A call to the local Metal Detector Dealer (Eleanor at J&E Enterprise) gave the threesome a lead. They should make a local call to Rick Browne – one of TheRingFinders and Jeff did. I answered the call and set a noon meeting time for the next day as it was almost dark. All was set yet, the night would have some anxious moments.

Leighton and I showed up a bit early as our earlier Ring Return only took a few minutes to complete.
A quick overview of the area were the loss occurred and we were into the water to search for the ring. A few coin and a bullet gave us hope. After about a minute and a half I had a very good sounding signal and yes a very large circular piece of gold was in the bottom of my scoop. I walked it in and let Jim remove his ring, untouched since it has slipped from his finger. Ring Return number two for the morning had been accomplished.

Many thanks, pictures, stories and a lot of history of the local private pond and resort area. The thrill, history, meeting new and now friends and helping others is the most wonderful part of our hobby. Leighton and I work well together, having the same ethics and desires to reunite a lost object with the owner. September 5th was another of those rewarding days we enjoy so much.

Lost ring in Lake Conway, Orlando, Fl….Found!

  • from Sanford (Florida, United States)
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Rocco was enjoying the afternoon boating and swimming on Lake Conway with friends when he realized his special designed gold and diamond ring was no longer on his finger. Very few rings match the unique design with so many stunning diamonds and the sheer weight of the ring is very impressive! And it was a couple of factors that caused the ring to disappear into the sandy lake bottom. The first thing was the coolness of the water! As most people know there is shrinking in our hands and fingers when we expose them to cool or cold water. The second thing is activity of some kind! Rocco and his friends were horse playing around and that sort of thing has caused many a ring to end up lost and never to be found again. The third thing was the sheer weight of the ring! A mere flip of his hand in cool, wet water would have been enough to send his ring flying. So when Rocco realized his ring had come off he knew right away who he needed to call. Theringfinders.com! You see…this is not the first time Rocco had lost his ring! In 2020 Rocco was shocked when he felt his ring go flying into the darkness when he threw open the lid on the dumpster behind his apartment. Thankfully he go in touch with me and I was able to find his stunning ring hiding under a large bush. But this time it was in the water…in the middle of a lake! I encouraged Rocco to drop a full can of soda or beer or an anchor, or water bottle…anything that could mark the exact spot. Also if there was a way to tie a floatation device of some kind that would help make it easier to locate. Unfortunately they left a buoy tied to an anchor and someone later that evening came along and pulled it up. As the sun was rising the next morning I was paddling out onto the lake straining my eyes to find that buoy and it was nowhere in sight! Fortunately the water over the sand bar was crystal clear and I could easily see the bottom. So I decided to paddle all across the sandbar, gridding my way looking for anything that would indicate where the anchor was left. After an hour of going back and forth I did find a few items on the bottom. A red cup, a face mask and pieces of paper here and there….and then I spotted a water bottle laying on the bottom. It looked like an older bottle and at first I did not think it had anything to do with the ring…but it was the only water bottle I saw during my search. I finally decided to mark the bottle with one of my pvc poles and later came back to it and put out 4 pvc poles in a square around the bottle. I jumped into the water and started grid searching back and forth between the poles. My first pass netted me a bottle cap and a pull tab and as I turned to make a second pass I got a clear signal and BOOM! There was Rocco’s beautiful ring…sparkling and shining in the morning sun and I thanked God for allowing me to find his lost ring so soon! You talk about being amazed and thankful…I was one very happy Ring Finder!

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Cahoon Hollow, Wellfleet Mass Handed Down Lost 14 K Gold Engagement Ring / Wedding Band

Kiera called me yesterday, with a little doubt in her voice, about a ring that was lost by her sister in the surf.  Kiera’s sister Julia had just lost her engagement ring at the beachcomber, at Cahoon Hollow Beach, in Wellfleet, MA she said it was down in the surf where she was dragged out over the rocks, she got swept up, and pummeled in the current, and suddenly realized her ring was gone. They looked for over an hour as the surf was crashing them all over the area. Frantically they were not sure where to turn. Kiera said that the Lifeguard had mentioned that there were a couple of local guys that have found rings there in the past, that she should try them. Sure enough she googled Lost Ring and Richard Browne and My name showed up. Kiera wasted no time and got in touch with me through texting. I immediately called her back, I had her send as many pictures with reference points as possible. She said it was strait down from the sign in the picture, and in knee deep water.

Luck was on her side the next day, the water was not crashing as it was the day of loosing it, and the wind was off shore. Rick & myself got there about an hour before the low tide, 15 seconds into the hunt, I found the beautiful double welded ring, I put it in my pouch for safe keeping till Julia showed up. Needless to say we were all smiles when they showed up, she was very happy to hear that we were successful in recovering it for her. It was a ring that was passed down through a couple of generations. No words can express their heartfelt Thank You. Another great recovery for The Ring Finders.   Julia & Leighton

Leighton, Kiera, & Julia

Kiera & Julia

 

 

Lost Wedding Band Found Wildwood Crest NJ by Ring Finders South Jersey

  • from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)

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Lendita called me to ask I could find her wedding band in Wildwood Crest, NJ.  She explained that it must have fallen out of her purse on the beach earlier in the day.  After a quick search of the area, the ring was returned.

Never Ever Give Up ! Falmouth, Cape Cod Mass Engagement Ring

White Gold Engagement Ring

Two weeks ago Rick got a call from Jill, we got together the very early next morning. There was a Hurricane coming that next evening, and time wasn’t on our side. Together we do searches, for quite a few people each year. we really wanted to get this one back to the owner fast, she was newly engaged. This Engagement Ring is very sentimental to Jill. Well after chatting with Jill about where it was lost, and how deep of water, and being hit by a wave, she swore it was just rite there in shallow water on the slope. After 6 hours of search time between both of us, we finally gave in to the thought of it not being found that day… Maybe after the storm? We had also had thoughts of someone else finding it the night before, we had seen some scoop areas on the beach. We had also found out it was posted on local media. Was it found already?

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Jill & Leighton

10K White Gold Ring

Rick called me last night two weeks had passed, Rick said lets give it another chance. Success today? Rick and I went rite down to the same spot where we were told it was lost two weeks earlier…. Nothing again after an hour. I said this is crazy, so I wandered over the other side of the Jetty, and as soon as I got into the water,  50 feet down the beach, and knee deep just as Jill said, one lonely signal and there in my scoop it shined like it was lost an hour ago. Wow I couldn’t believe it myself. I went back over  to Rick, yelled Game Over! He said what? I repeated it multiple times till he came out of the water, he looked down at my Caribiner. He said I cant believe you found it way over there… I chuckled, and said it was exactly where Jill said it wasn’t… LOL    After getting back to the truck we called Jill, and I told her I may have something that belonged to her, she asked if I had it… I said yes I believe so, and said can you meet us at the beach. Her reply was I’m on my way, see you in fifteen minutes. As you can imagine, she just couldn’t believe it until it was back on her finger. Sometimes, a Margarita girls night out can make you forget exactly where it was when you last seen it… Bottom line is that it’s back home where it belongs… Congratulations Jill

Loins Head Ring Lost Medford Backyard

  • from Suffolk County (New York, United States)
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Received  a call late afternoon that a man’s ring was lost in the back yard in Medford.  I told them that I would come right away, it was only 20 minutes from my house.  When I got there they showed me area that the ring was lost. It seems that when the farther was playing with his son he felled the ring come off but didn’t see where it when. I started a large area search making overlaying  sweeps I found the ring in the grass ,could not see it looking down, moved the grass with my fingers and that did the trick.  I gave the ring to the mother and she then called her husband to say that she had the ring.  as you can see she was happy

Ring lost in the Deschutes River – Found!

  • from Bend (Oregon, United States)

It was a chilly morning for mid-August in central Oregon when my phone rang.  Jordan Schiff was calling me back about his lost wedding ring, again.  I recognized that he had left me a voicemail the day before, but I had neglected to call him back having just gotten off a 5 day steelhead float on the lower Deschutes myself. 

 

“I lost my wedding ring while paddle-boarding on the middle Deschutes yesterday,” Jordan said.  A few minutes of conversation revealed that Jordan had found me through theringfinders.com website and he had a pretty good idea of where he lost it, and the current wasn’t too swift nor the channel too deep.  Better than that, Jordan volunteered  (voluntold, really) his buddy Chris to do the wet work, if I could just locate the ring. That sounded like a good plan to me.  The temperature had dropped 30 degrees in the past 24 hours and instead of highs in the 90s we were looking at 65 and windy.  Afternoons on the high desert find the wind picking up and the temperature dropping rapidly.  I was happy to have a motivated fellow to do the diving. The odds of recovery seemed pretty good.  Water can be tough, though.  Unlike land that is relatively stationary, where we often find rings decades after they are lost, the constant flow of water can transport lost items a long way.  Jordan was tied up at work until 4pm, and I had some morning requirements of my own as well.  We agreed to meet in the evening when we were both free.

 

Jordan had been paddle-boarding with Chris when he lost the ring.  He was floating along in the water, around an island, when he felt it fall off.  He knew within a foot or so where he had lost it.  Chris and Jordan searched for it for quite awhile, even dropping other heavy objects in the current to see how far they would travel, but were unable to find the ring.  The bottom was softball or larger cobble, with hundreds of hiding spots for the ring.

 

There was a newly constructed house adjacent to the island, and while I waited for Jordan and Chris to arrive I made contact with the owner, explained I was going to search for a lost wedding ring in the river,  and asked permission to access the river through her yard.  She was very pleasant and gave us permission, gladly.  Thank you ma’am!  That was a nice gesture and made our search a lot easier.

 

Jordan and Chris arrived, we accessed the river through the nice lady’s yard, and moments later had waded through 10-12” of water for about 15 feet to access the island.  At the bottom of the island Jordan pointed out a wonderful little beach spot and a channel on the opposite side of the island where they had been swimming when he lost the ring.  He had a good landmark – a large boulder, and knew he was about 8 feet upriver when the ring came off.    

 

I’d brought my waters and wading boots (no need to get wet when Chris and Jordan were so willing), fired up my detector and waded into the current to test the depth and current.  The current wasn’t bad, I could easily stand against it, but the water got progressively deeper as I waded past Jordan’s landmark rock to a depth too deep to search without diving equipment.  I hoped the ring had hung up in the cobble upriver, but feared that it may be in the deep water, especially if Jordan and Chris had spent a lot of time the previous day searching and moving rocks and shuffling around with their feet.  I put on my headphones and went to work.

Jordan ready and waiting as I start my search.

I started upriver, in the shallower parts of the channel. I used Jordan’s 8 foot reference and started a few feet higher, just in case he was mistaken. I worked methodically in 2-3 feet of water, downriver in 6-8, sweeps, glad that wasn’t too much metal debris setting off my detector.  Although I could stand against the current, the coil of the detector would get swept away, making it hard to make consistent passes.  I opted to slow down and be redundant rather than miss a target due to current. 

 

Voila!  4 or 5 feet downriver from my starting point, and just a foot or so below the location Jordan said he’d lost it, I had a good target.  Bing, bing…yes, repeatable and in the right range.  I motioned to the guys and they grabbed their facemasks, bounding into the water like school children at the beach.  They eagerly dove in, removing rocks and anxiously scratching and the bottom as I tried to show them the target location with my coil.  Every now and then I would re-scan the area, trying to pinpoint it with more accuracy.  Then, silence.  The target was gone…we had moved it.  It was lost.

 

I broadened my search pattern, hoping that we hadn’t just knocked it into the deep water. The current had more velocity downriver and it was getting deeper.  Accurate scanning was difficult.  But, what was that?  I tone.  A good tone?  Hard to stay over it though in the current.  Is it really there?  I think so.  Scan, scan again…yes, there is something there.  And, a good signal too.  I think we’re back on it.   

 

This time I told Jordan and Chris to be methodical.  Remove rocks gently and look around the edges.  Let the current carry away the dirt and look in the hole.  I had it squarely pinpointed off the front of my coil.  The guys went back to work, with the patience of Job.  They converged on the area from both sides and while one stopped to take a breath the other dove.  The water was about 4 feet deep and there was enough current that they couldn’t hold and were swept downriver quickly.  Time and time again they dove. – Move a rock, wait, look, surface, breathe and repeat.  In between breaths I scanned…yes, it was still there.  They took turns diving and breathing.

 

Jordan was next to dive.  Chris had surfaced as Jordan was going down.  Each attempt only lasted 20-30 seconds since the current would tear the diver away, down stream.  Shortly after Jordan dove, Chris had taken a good breath and went down.  All was quiet on the surface as the two submerged friends hunted in the depths in front of me.  Suddenly, a roar from the deep as if a seamount had just let loose on the Deschutes River.  It was Jordan, exploding with joy, still underwater, removing a rock to see his shining palladium ring glistening below. Jordan surfaced, beaching like a grey whale, the hand and arm holding the ring reaching for the sky.   

 

All three of us burst from the water to the beach, high fives all around, examining Jordan’s ring as he put it back on his finger where it belonged.  “I hadn’t taken it off since we got married more than four years ago,” Jordan explained.  “I’m so happy it’s back where it belongs.  My wife will be so happy.”

 

Jordan would later explain that it was truly a Lord of the Rings moment, as his Precious revealed itself, as if on fire, in the dark depths of the Deschutes River.  For me, it’s another successful hunt, two good friends made, another ring back where it belongs…not lost for all time in the darkness of the Deschutes River.  Congratulations Jordan, and thank you both for being willing to do the wet work.  You guys are awesome, and thanks for the beer!!!

 

Sweet Victory!

 

One ring to rule them ALL!

Lost Wedding Band Over The Fence Dennis / Yarmouth Cape Cod Mass

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Leighton Harrington & Richard Browne

On Saturday 8/14/2021 Richard Browne and I were out looking for a wedding band and returned it successfully to its owner. When we returned, we had another call to go out on, and it was a lost wedding band that the woman had on her finger since 1965. Very sentimental as one could expect. It was lost while playing ball in the back yard with her Grandson the day before. Rick & myself got there to be greeted by Roberto, His Wife Jaclyn and Ryan, who was there while it was lost. Ryan a small Pirate in his own special way, was very enthused, and very into metal detecting helped out with the search. After about 45 minutes, and all of us on our hands and knees with pin pointers searching the flower beds, I had the notion to check over the other side of the fence, hey you never know rite? Maybe she throws harder than we think. Luck would be in our favor, low and behold the ring was rite on top of the grass, and on the other side of the fence… Another great save and one for the Ring Finders. A great three ring return day yesterday. What a great feeling to tell someone that we have it in our hands and we can’t wait to get it back.