Wedding Tag | The Ring Finders

20180626 Wedding ring lost prior to wedding ceremony Richmond Hill Country Club, Ontario, Canada

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Received a text message from Jing & Mark S for a request to assist to find a custom platinum wedding band that was unfortunately lost prior to the wedding ceremony of his best Friend of 23 years. Mark was the Best Man at a wedding ceremony on the lovely ground of the Richmond Hill Country Club. Mark had written explicit details of the days events leading up to the wedding ceremony. This was key in retracing there steps and actions. Prior to the actual wedding ceremony, the photography asked all the wedding party to remove any items such as phones from the pockets. Mark had removed both the Bride’s and Grooms custom wedding bands crafted in China from the jewellers boxes. Mark felt that a number of times he removed his cell phone from his jacket pocket and at those locations the wedding band could likely be at any one of the spots.

We proceeded down the pathway in which the wedding parties travels in golf cart, up over a bridge and then onto a open grass area where the photo’s had taken place. I used my trusty Minelab Excalibur 2 on land and that amazing tone of platinum on “discrimination” makes my detector SING!! Within 5 on the open grass area that wonderful tone sounded off!! I spotted the very small sized platinum wedding band, threw done my machine (gently of course) and raised my arms. Mark & Jing thought I was upset with them as they were standing on either side of the area as I was using them for my grid markers. Both kept moving about. I then started recording for the ‘surprise’.

Here’s the video for the return

The “Best Man” came through for his Best Friend the Groom and his new Wife!!

  

Gold band on volleyball sand court

from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Contact: 98811429

About the end of last summer here in Rio de Janeiro I got a call from a man who had lost his heavy gold wedding band while playing volleyball on the sand court in the condo where he lives.

When I got there he told me when he hit the ball he saw the band fly from his finger and land a few steps in front of him in the direction of the net.  He had spent at least two hours looking for it with  a couple of friends with no result.  I told him I understood but I would  start the search behind the place he said he was standing when he lost it.  On my very first swing I got a solid signal but I thought It was a big coin but actually it was his wedding band.  He got really excited about it because, as he told me, he didn’t really believe  he would have his band back. The interesting thing about this search though is that that was the first time I was using my brand new Tesoro Sand Shark metal detector and on its  first swing  it found gold.

Stone Harbor NJ Lost Wedding Ring Found by Dave Milsted

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1- 856-433-0719

I received a desperate email from a devastated woman. I was Mary’s last hope. The day before she went with her family for a day trip to the beach in Stone Harbor NJ. While her husband in the water with their daughter, he watched his ring fall off his hand and sink into the sandy bottom. They searched for a while with no success.

They drove back home thinking that the ring was gone forever. A search of the internet, later that night brought Mary to the Ring Finders site since I have made other recoveries in Stone Harbor. She sent me an email around midnight.

I didn’t see it until after my 6-mile run the next morning. I answered her email asking all of the questions needed when doing a water search. I also followed up with a phone call. Mary answered all of my questions, but she said there was someone else already looking for the ring. I said to let me know if she needed me when he was done.

Later in the morning, I called the other detectorist. He said that he didn’t have any luck in finding it. So Mary and I were in touch again. I told her that I would go look for her.

On the drive to the beach, I was getting a gut feeling that this wouldn’t be successful. Someone else already searched the area. I asked for help from above from my mom & my mentor.

I got to the beach and got another bad feeling. I waited till the lifeguards left. I was in the water at 5 pm. I didn’t get my first signal till 5:10 pm. It was a very promising sound and number on my CTX 3030. It was the ring that I was looking for. I left the beach to get my phone to take some pictures. I sent one to Mary. She called right away and I could tell that she was crying. We made arrangements to meet the next day to return the ring.

I got plenty of hugs when we met. It’s a good thing that my wife doesn’t get jealous!!!

Lake LBJ Ring Recovery

from Austin (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-512-470-7050

I was contacted by a very concerned father who stated that two class rings were lost on the same day in Lake LBJ. The water level was high and there was plenty of water fun by several people that afternoon. The Lower Colorado River Authority had lowered the lake by 5 feet (not just for us) but for residents to work on their docks, which made the chances of recovery much greater. After getting the details of each loss, the first attempt was made on January 22, 2017.

One young man was jumping off the dock when his Northern Arizona University ring flew off his hand, the other ring was a Texas A&M ring which went flying into the water while throwing a football. Neither ring was located on the first attempt.

After regrouping, second attempt was made on February 5th because on February 9th the LCRA was going to refill the lake to it’s normal level. After a couple of hours of searching, the Garrett AT Pro hit on a possible target. The scoop picked up some mud and after sifting the mud out, there it was. A beautiful NAU Lumberjack class ring.

The ring was returned to a very happy Lumberjack Jordan Anderson. The second ring was not located. It would have been nice to have a double recovery.

East Hampton Sammy Beach Wedding Ring

from Suffolk County (New York, United States)
Contact: 1-516-526-4888

Forth of July I receive a phone call from Scott, he lost his wedding ring at the beach. I told him I would be there that mourning.  Packed the car and off I went. It was a sunny day put the top down and enjoyed the ride.  When I got to Sammy Beach I asked about the ring and in what part of the beach He lost it. He takes me to the area and tells me he had it just before putting out the camp fire.  I when to the area and after a few minutes, pop goes the bells and whistles and there is his ring. The photo tells how happy Scott and his wife were, with big smilesScott East Hampton Sammy Beach

FINALLY! I Found Owner of Lost Ring West Yarmouth, Cape Cod MA.

from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-860-309-3307

FINALLY! and its meaning.
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Last summer while waving to his children that were on the beach, Ron’s ring took a slide off his finger and a plunge into the water. As hard and long as Ron tried to find his ring, he had no success. He and his wife decided to enjoy the rest of their vacation and left a note with the property owners should some one find and turn in the lost wedding band. Months passed and having very little luck in finding anything I started detecting the lesser used, private beaches. Late in December I found Ron’s ring. The property was closed for the winter and would not re-open until mid-May.

Mid-May came and I called the property office. I did not get a chance to fully describe the ring I had found before Heather was telling me of the entire inscription and where and how the ring was lost. Due to their privacy policy Heather could not give me the owner’s information. But she said she would contact the owner and have him call me.

Ron and I played phone tag for the next day. We FINALLY connected and after confirmation was made I mailed the ring the next day – Friday. I was informed that the package would be delivered on Tuesday. It is hard to believe but the package was delivered Saturday – the next day. FINALLY the ring was back where it belonged, on Ron’s finger. During our conversation I had to ask. . .what was the meaning of FINALLY being engraved on the inside of the ring. It seems Ron and Mary had known each other since early grade school. They were friends, but never close until many years lafter. It took a long time for their true love to FINALLY blossom. Now they have been married for 13 wonderful years. It was worth my and their wait to FINALLY reveal the story. I always enjoy being part of a ring return with smiles.

Ring Recovery in Water at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel, Mauna Lani, Big Island Hawaii

from Big Island (Hawaii, United States)
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Happy vacationers on the Big Island of Hawaii celebrate their found wedding rings at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel with Brent and Sylvie Madison.

 

HAPPY WIFE – HAPPY LIFE:
Wedding Band Recoveries in the Water at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel, Mauna Lani, Big Island Hawaii

Logan and Samantha had been swimming in the lagoon at midnight after a work conference at The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii on the Big Island, Hawaii. They, along with friends and colleagues, had been having fun in the water after a work wrap-up party.

Sam realized her wedding band had slipped off her finger into the dark water. But she quickly realized she’d lost not just one but two rings! Her engagement ring must have come off first – but she had no idea where that had been lost – in the water, on the shore – where?!? Her wedding band now also seemed lost in the dark forever.

We got “the call” the next morning and arrived at the small bay an hour before noon to search for the lost rings. Sam looked distraught and Logan looked really unhappy at the situation of his unhappy wife!
We started looking right away, with Sylvie searching the shallows with her Garrett Sea Hunter and me going a little deeper in the water with my Minelab Excalibur II.

The Fairmont Hotel has little water movement so our biggest concern to recovering the ring was that fact that it was so late in the afternoon already – maybe the beach had been searched earlier that morning and the rings had been found by treasure hunters!

After an hour of carefully detecting back-and-forth I suddenly hit a strong signal. There had been no other solid signals until then, deepening our fears that the area had already been detected. I scooped the signal in the water – nothing – then scooped again. A diamond-encrusted wedding band was in the scoop! Logan ran over and while happy for the find, was now concerned to find the second, more valuable engagement ring. We continued to search – going over and over the area we thought it was in.

Sylvie expanded the search area and signaled that she’d found something under the sand. Her detector does not discriminate between metal objects like mine does, so she dug in the sand (under about 2 feet of water with her long-handled scoop), not sure if she’d be pulling out a bottle cap or a ring.

Sylvie looked into the basket of her scoop and grabbed something and held it high for Logan and Sam to see who were down the beach. The entire beach – even the beach bar – all started clapping! Sylvie held a large, gleaming two-carat engagement ring in her fingers. The beachgoers must have been watching the long hunt and the applause was great, but seeing Sam reunited with her treasures – and Logan’s praise and relief were worth a million!

Sylvie always says that we’re in the Business of Saving Marriages This time it really was our own ‘married teamwork’ that saved the day with one ring-recovery each!

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These gold and platinum rings were found and returned in the water by Big Island Metal Detecting. A whopping $30,000 was the combined cost of these beautiful treasures!

Lost Wedding Ring Amagansett Beach

from Suffolk County (New York, United States)
Contact: 1-516-526-4888

I received a call on Sunday night a wedding ring was lost at the beach in Amagansett. The couple had only been married a few months and the ring very important to the husband.  I meet them at their house and we walked over to the beach. They showed me the area that they lost the ring. The wife pointed in one direction and the husband in the other, so I started in the middle and low and behold that’s where it was buried in the sand.  Needless to say both were extremely happy to see the ring again. The trip was worth the smiles on their faces. IMG_0104 IMG_0102

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