Lost & Found Category | The Ring Finders

14k Promise Ring Lost! Travelodge Parking Lot, Edmonton Alberta.

  • from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)


Jake called me requesting my assistance to locate his girlfriend’s 14k yellow gold promise ring lost while brushing off snow from their vehicle.

I met up with Jake and Emma at the parking lot. I could sense that both where very stressed that the ring was lost and assured them I would find the ring for them.

Jake had bought the ring for Emma 1 day ago and while Emma was brushing off the snow from their car roof without gloves.  In our Canadian cold climate your fingers got very cold quickly and the ring flew off her finger onto the parking lot somewhere.  They had searched for the ring with no luck.

Within ten minutes of arriving the ring was found and returned to a very happy couple after an extremely stressful afternoon.

Lost Sentimental Gold Wedding Band Found in the Snow, Portland, Maine.

  • from Old Orchard Beach (Maine, United States)

On Monday January 23, 2023, I received a text from someone who lost a very sentimental wedding band, in the snow. Fred, had been cleaning the snow off of his car, during a storm that would eventually drop 10-12 inches of fresh snow on the area, along with sleet and freezing rain.  When Fred got back into his house, he noticed his custom made wedding ring was missing. He went out looking for it around his car but had no luck locating the ring. Fred states that he started to panic, as the plow would be coming back through and was afraid of the plow would take it down the road and be forever lost. Fred rust back inside and frantically searched online on how to find a lost ring in the snow. At that point, Fred found The Ring Finders website. Fred then contacted me with the text message. I immediately called Fred back and let him know that because of the snow day I would not be able to make it to Portland because I was home alone with my 5 year old granddaughter whose Kindergarten school had been canceled. The police were also asking everyone not to travel because of the weather. I then told Fred that if he could shovel the snow from around the car and throw it up onto the lawn, it would be safe from the plow and I could get out to his place the next day or so, if he so desires. Fred said he would let me know and went back outside and shoveled all the snow around his car, up onto the lawn.

I did not hear back from Fred until 3 days later , when he texted me and let me know that he and his wife had been sifting through the snow that he had thrown up onto the lawn and had found the priceless ring.
InFred’s own words.   “Just wanted to let you know that we searched the snow I put on the grass again tonight and found my ring! Thank you so so so much for that idea! I was totally losing my head and you helped keep me sane and I got my ring back thanks to your quick thinking! ”

Fred then went on to tell me how the custom ring was made.Again, in Fred’s own words.                        “It’s gold and white gold with a ruby. It was made along side my wife’s by melting down some old family rings that were given to us for that purpose.” “My wife’s is two rings. The engagement ring sits inside the wedding band. It’s rubies and sapphires.”

So even though I did not find his ring with my detector, I feel absolutely elated that this very sentimental ring is back where it belongs, on Fred’s finger. Fred sent me a photo of his ring and his wife’s custom made ring. Beautiful and now back together  



  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)

Recovery #173 Matt St.Germain
Over labor day weekend I was contacted by John. While he was at the beach with his wife and friends enjoying the day, He removed his ring to put on some sun block and placed his ring on the arm of his chair. He forgot to put it back on and it wound up falling into the sand and disappeared. I promptly headed out there to help. In about 5 mins he had his ring back! Another great ending!

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Lost Gold Earring Found in Birmingham Michigan

  • from Detroit (Michigan, United States)

The Tale of Tulip and Dogwood……

…Began about 3 months ago and even tho you can combine tulip and dogwood and get a beautiful outcome, this particular arrangement was not so pretty. When Chris’ wife was working in the yard, their dog Tulip jumped up into the arms of his wife. As the dog was wiggling around his wife’s earring became dislodged and fell to the ground. For hours they searched with no luck. Now these earrings were an anniversary gift to his wife, who’s favorite flower happens to be dogwood. Being that this was her favorite pair she was devastated that one was lost. Chris even bought a toy type metal detector which added to the frustration, so when he came across me on the ringfinders they decided to give this one more try. I took a metal detector reading from the existing earring and began to grid search the area marked by a flag. A few small iron targets signaled thru and after a few minutes a solid signal number matching the earring was on the metal detector’s meter. I reached down and while spreading the grass open revealed his wife’s dogwood shaped earring!  A quick text had Chris and wife running to the scene. Seeing me standing there he said, « this can’t be good ». I said why? did you get the text? He said yea but he didn’t read it. I said this is a text you should have read! There’s gold on you land in the shape of a flower! Quickly his wife reached down and lifted the earring from the grass smiling and thrilled that it was found! Back into the house for some coffee, I met Tulip who was quickly forgiven and reunited with the dogwood. Now hopefully all can continue to blossom into a beautiful arrangement.



Lost Heirloom Gold & Diamond Ring at Ulua Lagoon Ko Olina Resort…FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began this afternoon when I got a call from Anthony who is from San Francisco California and was on vacation.  While Anthony and his girlfriend Abi were enjoying the cool waters of Ulua Lagoon Abi’s heirloom Gold and Diamond Ring she got from her Grandmother fell off in shallow water and disappeared.  An immediate search with googles was hopeless as the ring was covered in the fine sand of the lagoon.  Anthony found me on a Google search and I had just returned from a Chinese New Year lunch with my wife Wendy.  I told Anthony to just relax on the beach and I would grab my detecting gear and head right down.  Traffic was a breeze so I made it there in around 30 minutes.  Anthony was waiting on the beach for me and Abi was in the water near where she had lost the ring.  I started a grid search to the South of Abi and when I was in about thigh deep water I got a nice 12-13 tone on the Nox and in one scoop there was Abi’s heirloom ring in the scoop.  They hadn’t told me about the diamond so I told Abi, « This can’t be your ring. »  She immediately exclaimed when it came into view, That’s certainly it! »  I could see a few tears of relief as we hugged.  Elapsed time 45 seconds.  They aren’t always this quick.  Aloha to Abi & Anthony!

Custom Diamond Engagement Ring Lost, fell off dock right after marriage proposal.. Recovered & Returned after 2 days of diving..Lost Ring Florida Ring Finder to the Rescue…

  • from Ponte Vedra Beach (Florida, United States)

I received a call last week from Mary who told me her son proposed to his now fiancée on their private dock in St. Augustine, FL. The bride to be lifted up her hand to show the ring to family when flew off her finger and fell between the dock decking and into the dark water 10’ below. My first attempt to find the ring was unsuccessful as the water had about 3-6” of visibility and a bone chilling 55 degrees. I searched for about an hour until the sound of my chattering teeth overwhelmed the sound of the metal detector. I returned 2 days later hoping for better visibility and warmer water but no such luck. This search was very challenging because not only was the visibility almost non existent but the sea bottom floor was covered in bed of oysters. On this dive I was fortunate to have my friend Sean from Hunting4History to assist me. We were equipped with 2 SeaGhost metal detectors, 2 Blu3 Nemo tankless diving systems, and underwater LED lights. After several hours, lodged in the oyster bedwe were able to recover and return this beautiful ring. .#LostRingSt.Augustine#Hunting4History#St.AugustineRingFinder#experiencedmetal detectorexpert#lostring#lostringflorida#metaldetectorrental#TheRingFinders



14K Engagement Ring Found – Marshall Virginia

  • from Leesburg (Virginia, United States)

Call Ray for lost items 571.258.7217 www.mygoldfinder.com

Received a call from Kenny about a lost 14k Rose Gold engagement ring in Marshall Virginia. The ring had been lost for about a week. His wife lost the ring in a grassy knoll in front of his property. Kenny and his wife both searched frantically for several days. Kenny even rented a metal detector from a local shop but with no luck, so he did a little more research and came across theRingFinders network. Kenny provided me a few more details and we made arrangements for me to be at his location early the next morning.

Upon arriving I was hopeful as the area was not very large, however I did get a little nervous after seeing the amount of trash in the gully, but that’s why I’m here. After greeting Kenny I got to work quickly, gridding out a few short paths, eliminating hits I knew to be trash. After about 40 minutes I got a solid hit on the Equinox 800, vdi 10-11. There buried under the leaves was this beautiful rose gold ring!

I sent Kenny a text with a photo of the found ring. He was so overjoyed and surprised I found it so quickly, and stated he wouldn’t tell his wife until she came back from church. Great surprise on a Sunday morning!!

God Bless and happy hunting.



Southern California Treasure hunter found lost gold & diamond stud jewelry

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)


During the summer of 2022 Ashlee had lost her Gold diamond studded earring at a grass park in Encinitas California. She and the kids tried fruitlessly to find it even though they knew exactly where & when it disappeared into the turf. As shown in the photos it is hard to see…like a needle in the haystack.

Fortunately,,I was able to recover this precious jewelry in less than 10 min using one of the newest metal detectors on the market that has 40khz and is very sensitive to small gold…Not to mention there was 20+ buried pieces of metal in the area that I was able to cancel out and not have to dig knowing the exact signal I needed to hear. This kind of search would of taken hours or even never of been found with out the right equipment and experience along with it.



Found & Returned a lost gold wedding ring at mission bay with my metal detector.

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)




Over the summer of 2022 I received many calls for help along with this couple on vacation visiting San Diego when this precious gold wedding band disappeared into the fluffy sands at mission bay the night before.

I hopped on the freeway immediately after talking to Jacob cause I know freshly dropped rings don’t last long hidden in the beach sands…(It’s just a matter of time before a treasure hunter beach combs that area). Within a 40 min drive & roughly 30min grid search using my metal detector,,I was able to unearth their ring just in time as they we’re heading back home that day.

If you have lost a precious ring or jewelry don’t hesitate to call,,Time will work against you. These California beaches are littered with newbie pirates & the ocean is hungry for lost treasures!

Lost – Men’s Gold Wedding Ring, Southern Shores, Outer Banks, OBX, NC – FOUND!!!

  • from Kitty Hawk (North Carolina, United States)

On Sunday, I got a FB message from Linda.  She explained that her husband, Steve, had lost his wedding ring while doing some work on their property in Southern Shores.  I gave her a call and we arranged for me to come over the following day.  It seemed like it would be an easy hunt.

The next day when I arrived, I met Linda and Steve.  They took me a spot near the garage where Steve had been cutting and stacking firewood.  The area was covered with leaves and a few pallets of wood.  When I fired up the XP Deus II, all I heard was noise.  I quickly found out the area I was searching had underground power lines and electromagnetic interference (EMI) which made it nearly impossible to search.

I tried the standard noise canceling and frequency changes, but nothing worked.  I spent about an hour searching and found the usual cans, trash, and yard debris.  I left disappointed and not knowing if I could ever find the lost ring.

A few days later, I hijacked my wife’s gold wedding ring, I found an area in my yard with similar EMI and made some changes to my program to be able to filter out the interference.  VOILA, it worked!

On Thursday, I called Linda and told her that I’d like to come out tomorrow and try again…she agreed.  When I arrived, I activated the changes and began the search.  Shortly thereafter, I got a great hit…it was a piece of foil.  A short time later, another hit.  I removed some leaves and found the ring buried in less than an inch of dirt!

I took the ring to the house and presented it to Steve.  The ring that had been so dear to the couple for 44 years was home!