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Stone Harbor NJ Lost Wedding Ring Found by Dave Milsted

  • from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
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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!!!

North Shore Platinum Returned

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Platinum Ring Returned

I got the E-Mail this morning @ 6:15 am from Melissa saying that her and some friends were at the beach yesterday and she had lost her Diamond Platinum Wedding Band… I told her time is of the utmost importance for a quick recovery… She agreed to meet me at the beach in less than 2 hours…A Safe returned Platinum Ring this morning… after two long hours of searching the mudflats of the bay, I asked Melissa if she could show me where she moved her chair too when the tide chased her up on the beach…Ten minutes and Ten feet away BANG… I told her she may want to come over and see what I am about to uncover… I said this sounds and looks like it may be your ring…sure enough it was a beautiful Wedding Band Platinum with Diamonds were staring up at the both of us… Another great day, and feeling excited for her to get it back on her finger… 2016-08-08 12.49.152016-08-08 AAA1
Hi Leighton,

Thank you again!! I’m so happy to have my ring back.

Yesterday a few of my friends and I took our annual beach trip with our four year olds to the beach in my town. Before we left, I stashed my engagement and wedding rings in a Ziploc bag while I put some sunblock on my daughter. I forgot all about them until I pulled something out of the bag for the third or so time since we arrived at the beach and noticed that I didn’t see my wedding band. My heart dropped. While one friend took our kids to get ice cream, another friend and I frantically searched both the first spot where we’d set our things down (which was now nearly underwater) and the spot where we’d landed after our exodus. Knowing that I wouldn’t have much time to devote to the search, I did my best to remember the spot we were in, though I pretty much gave up hope that I’d ever see my ring again.
On a whim later that night, I consulted Google with a query of “lost wedding band on beach” and the first site that popped up was theringfinders.com. I searched for ring finders in my area, emailed Leighton first thing the next morning and had a response from him within the hour. After speaking to him on the phone, we decided to meet at the beach in a little over an hour, and I headed home from work. When we met, Leighton was realistic but upbeat, and said that if he found the ring, he would be on a good role for the week.
Using location data from a geotagged photo we took at the beach, we tried to isolate the first spot where I thought I might have lost it, and despite nearly two hours, a lot of ground covered, and a lot of hopes dashed every time we located a bottle cap, pull tabs, and broken aluminum can tops, we moved up to the second spot. Here, I had a better idea of where it could have been but less hope that it would be there, and I kept expecting Leighton to give up. But he kept at it, In what felt like no time at all, he heard something promising, called me over to see what he may uncover, he was certain this could be the ring, and there it was! Staring up at the both of us, It was easily one of the best moments of disbelief I’ve ever felt, and I frankly still can’t believe he found it. Thank you, Leighton, for your responsiveness, diligence and positive attitude! In less than 24 hours I had my ring back on my finger. I’m so happy I didn’t break his streak!

 

Lost Platinum Diamond Set Sandwich Beach Cape Cod, Mass

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On Sunday Morning 7/23/2016 I received an E Mail from Beth, She had briefly said that she was at our local beach on Cape Cod and lost her wedding band… She wanted to know if I could help somehow… I called her back and said that time was of the essence. She then proceeded to tell me that actually it was both rings one being her Diamond and the other was her wedding band… I asked the usual questions but one answer I didn’t want to hear was that they had been lost for a few days already and they were leaving in a day or two for Arizona… I jumped into my truck and met them at the beach… It was around 90 degrees and extremely humid… I made a grid pattern as usual but for over an hour nothing… I asked them to re group and give me their best guess as to where they may have thought they were sitting at the time… Five minutes later I had the Platinum Wedding Band in my hand, they couldn’t believe it… I took a few pictures and told them lets get the bigger one now… ten feet away and 15 minutes later there it was on top of the sand… Wow what a beautiful Platinum set of rings… I must say I am happy to have been a part of the Return… Beth and her Husband Thad are going to wright up a little something about how they found me in the Ring Finders Directory… Stay Tuned… Here i.es the follow up from Beth West from Arizona after the ring set return…

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I had the opportunity to meet Leighton Harrington on July 24, 2016. My husband, son, daughter and I were enjoying a vacation on the east coast, and arrived on Cape Cod on July 21st. We went to the beach the day after we arrived. At some point, I took both my wedding and engagement rings off and set them in my lap as I applied sunscreen. I was having a conversation with my 13-year-old daughter, got distracted, and we both popped up to go walk along the shore. Forgetting my rings were in my lap, they both fell deep into the sand without my knowledge.
It was later that evening that I realized that I didn’t know where my rings were. After 18 years of marriage, it was a really odd sensation to look down at my left hand and not see them there. I still wasn’t 100% sure that I had left them at the beach. I thought perhaps I had lost them in the rental house we were staying at. I searched high and low in the house for two days and couldn’t find them. Finally, I remembered taking them off at the beach and was sure they were probably lost forever.
That night, I Googled “Cape Cod Lost Wedding Ring” and found the http://www.theringfinders.com website. I sent an email to Leighton. I never expected to hear back from him. But lo and behold, he called me early the next morning and asked if my husband and I could meet him at the beach where I lost my rings. After about an hour of searching in the hot sun, I was ready to throw in the towel. But Leighton refused to give up, and eventually he was able to recover both of my rings!
I am so grateful to Leighton for his persistence and positive attitude. He is one of the nicest guys I’ve met in a really long time. And I’m absolutely thrilled to have my rings back. Now every time I look down at my left hand, I’m beyond grateful that we were able to find them. I can’t thank him enough.

Lost White Gold Engagement Ring Mayflower Beach Cape Cod, Ma

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I got a call from Liz a rising star, on Monday morning 7/18/2016 hoping that I could help her find her lost Engagement Ring … they were out late swimming in the ocean the night before…I jumped into action immediately, because here on the east coast, we have tides to contend with… within an hour I was on the beach with 3 people that were really hoping that I could pin point the ring … ( No Pressure there…LOL )  They put me in the general area, I went to work, and literally 3 holes and only 5 minutes into the hunt there it was laying there on top of the sand … Liz, is an up and coming Star Actress from NY… She was extremely happy to have the ring back and she sent me 2 front row tickets to her play they were doing over the weekend… Thank You Liz, for letting me be the one to rejoin a special Diamond Ring back to you… A friend always Leighton..

 

I received this from Liz Tancredi this afternoon…
Two weeks ago, on a beautiful Thursday night complete with high tide and the full moon, some friends and I went for a midnight dip in the bay. We all worked for Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster, so this little patch of the bay, a mere stroll from the theater, is a favorite spot for all of us, even a place of nostalgia for summers past.
I run to the water, dive in, and as soon as I emerge I realize my engagement ring is no longer on my finger. I say, “Guys, not to cause any alarm but my engagement ring fell off…” next thing I know my friends Val and Amanda and diving and desperately swatting at the water and sand, to no avail. Realizing it’s useless to look for a ring at high tide in total darkness, we head back to the beach and I gather my things to head home, trying my best to stay positive, “We’ll come back at low tide! It’s just a ring! I’m fine! At least it’s in a place I love!” Of course I was so upset and holding back a waterfall of tears. I had gone swimming a dozen times with this ring on my finger! Why this time!?
While I was sulking back to the house, Lewis, another witness to the loosing, paced back out into the water so he could mark on the beach the general area of bay it must be in, and Amanda began a desperate internet search for a metal detector and what did she come across but Ring Finders!
I get up at 6am to begin my low tide search, immediately realizing there’s no way I will find it with bare eyes and hands. So I email the one and only Leighton Harrington, hoping beyond hope he decides I’m a cause worth helping. Sure enough, he calls!!! We have a window of a few more hours of low tide, in which the bay is almost devoid of water, prime searching conditions. Lewis and Amanda are back on the beach, who also couldn’t resist the urge to just keep looking. Lewis does a grid walk of the area, we jam a stick in the sand where we feel like it fell off, and we wait for our knight with a metal detector.
Leighton arrives with his gear and a positive attitude. He was so confident and upbeat I had a hard time believing him when he said, “there’s no guarantee we’ll find it.” We show him the area and had a good laugh at our plotting and stick markers. In less than 5 minutes Leighton had come across 3 spots that could be a small white gold object. The first beep was a nail, the second was an old cap, and the third beep made him stop and take off his headphones to beckon me over. “Liz, I think you’ll want to come over here.” My heart was beating out of my chest, I was so nervous! Sure enough he scoops up some sand, spreads it out, and before I see the glimmer I hear Amanda yell, “OH MY GOD!” and sure enough, a diamond ring, MY diamond ring, was in the pile of sand. We all burst into tears, hugged each other, and took a million photos. I was so ready to say goodbye to it forever, the elation of finding it was indescribable. Leighton had the tools, the knowledge, and the personality, to find the ring and make me feel like everything was going to be ok! We thanked him with tickets to our play which was closing that weekend.
Thanks to Lewis, Amanda, Val and of course, Leighton Harrington, I still have my ring, which I love now more than ever! My husband’s response to all of this, by the way, was simply, “Thank God it wasn’t your wedding band!”. As he would have taken that as a terrible omen. Liz Tancredi

East Hampton Sammy Beach Wedding Ring

  • from Suffolk County (New York, United States)
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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)

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

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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)
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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

Lost Wedding Ring in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

Hello, I would like to introduce my self, My name is Leighton Harrington and I am located in Cape Cod Mass. I have heard a lot of good feedback about Ring Finders. I hope this works out for me here in the North East corner of the US. I hunt the Water & Land as most folks. Have recovered many items over the years. I started way back in 1972 with my Dad & Uncle our first machines were Whites Gold-masters 66 tr units. ( a dinosaur ) for sure to think how heavy those were…. LOLOL Anyway just wanted to chime in. Thanks for letting me be able to help others. Leighton