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Lost wedding ring in ocean, Melbourne Beach, Florida….Found with a Metal Detector!

  • from Sanford (Florida, United States)

Mike McInroe…Lost Jewelry Recovery Specialist! Land, water, grass, woods, in cars, on the ground and under the ground! Call ASAP…321-363-6029

Nathanael texted me late one night to see if I could help him find his platinum wedding ring which he lost in the surf while videoing himself and a friend. (He actually had a video of the very moment that he lost his ring…which he did not even realize at the time!). I asked him a few questions and come to find out he had posted on Facebook that night about his loss and even had a few people respond…offering to help him. I normally ask people NOT to post online where and when they lost something as I want to be able to offer my service and actually attempt a search and recovery before a bunch of « people » show up and start randomly searching. Many times there are « good people » who offer to look for and try and help find a lost item with the good intention of returning the lost item if they happen to find it…which is GREAT and what we hope and pray happens…BUT there are those « other people » who will go out and if they find it they will NOT return it to the rightful owner! So in this case I told Nathanael that I would not be able to conduct a proper search with the high possibility of others showing up and searching as well and plus it would be an hour and a half drive one way. Nathanael understood and I wished him luck and said goodbye!

An hour later I received another call from a young lady who lost a diamond engagement ring in the grass and she was only 7 miles away from where Nathanael lost his ring in the surf…in the same town of Melbourne! Both individuals were leaving the very next day from Melbourne and I felt compelled to go real early and trust God to help me find the young lady’s lost engagement ring and then I could drive the 7 miles to the beach and get set up early and chase the tide out until I got over Nathanael’s ring. God gave me peace to attempt both searches in one day! I was able to find Jessica’s ring in about 20 minutes and actually got over to the Hilton by 9:30…which was 5 hours before low tide.

After talking to the Hotel Concierge and obtaining permission to park I gathered my equipment and walked out onto the beach expecting to see some people out there with metal detectors…but there were none! Nathanael had given me great photos and very accurate information as to where he was and that fact that he lost it close to high tide would allow me to search the wet sand as the tide receded! Three hours later I started digging some deeper targets close to some hard coral patches and my last target was Nathanael’s lost platinum wedding ring! In two days it had gone down at least 6 inches in the sand and I was so so thankful to God for allowing me to find this ring. Two in one day…what a thrill!!

Lost something and need help? Call or text me ASAP at 321-363-6029!

Mike McInroe…so thankful to be a member of

Wedding Set Found and Returned. Gurnee, Illinois

  • from Rockford (Illinois, United States)

I received a call from Sharita asking if I was available to do a ring search for her. We agreed to meet after we both got off of work. Her rings had slipped off of her hand into some thick, viney ground cover and mulch while walk in the dark. When her and her husband tried finding it they covered it up with some mulch under the thick patch of vines. I couldn’t get a good signal from my big detector because of the density  of  the ground cover. So I slowly went through all of the mulch and ground cover with my handheld pinpointer,  until I found them both!
It took me about 20 mins to find them.

Success! Another smile for the book!


Avalon NJ Lost Card Wallet Found by John Favano Ring Finders South Jersey

  • from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)



Sandy had misplaced her card wallet on the beach in Avalon, New Jersey only a few days ago. Despite its absence for three long days, she remained hopeful. Upon meeting at the entrance, I began inquiring about the details surrounding the lost wallet. Soon after, I started my search with a metal detector in hand. Within 30 minutes, the lost card wallet was successfully located and returned to a relieved and overjoyed Sandy. A great day in Avalon, NJ!



Platinum Wedding Ring Lost in Driveway at a Anahiem, CA. home. Found using a metal detector service

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)



If you need help finding lost jewelry call Stan the Metal Detector Man .. 949-500-2136 .. I’m available now to help you using the state of the art metal detecting equipment. I can also answer any questions you have about how to find your lost valuables.

*** Nik had pulled his motor cycle out his garage to do an afternoon ride. As he was preparing his riding attire, his gloves were pinching his left ring finger. He pulled his left glove off with his right hand. Then he heard the ping of his platinum wedding ring hit the asphalt driveway.

He purchase a metal detector from a local sporting goods store. There was only a 2ft wide strip of dirt with a metal cyclone fence. The long dirt area had dried leaves that could hide a ring. The metal fence was 6” above the ground.

Nik was sure the ring flew to the right of where he had been standing. I scanned 50ft to the right and just for a good measure I did 30ft to the left, even though Nik was insistent that the glove pulled the ring flinging it to the right. 

After two hours it was getting dark and I was ready to give up. Nik asked me if I could double check the other side of the fence one more time. I agreed even though I felt it was a waste of time. If it made him feel better that was the least I could do. My second attempt on the other side of the fence yielded nothing. Walking back to my car, I was casually swinging the detector when I got a great signal the opposite direction he had believed his ring flew off his finger. It was Nik’s platinum wedding ring.

Here’s what happened. The ring flew off his finger when his left hand popped out of the glove. He thought the ring was in the glove and went to the right as he pulled hid left glove off with his right hand. Confusing, yes, I’m giving up on trying to guess which way rings go when people are throwing things.  Just grid search everywhere, don’t try to figure out which way the ring went. 

Nik was very emotional and grateful to have his wedding ring back. It was not looking good after a couple hours in such a easy search area. It’s amazing to see all the crazy places these rings end up.


Call ASAP.. Time is the enemy.. I Will Try Anywhere … Stan the Metal Detector Man .. Member of the Ringfinders metal detecting service directory.. Call or Text  949-500-2136



Sea Isle City NJ Lost Class Ring Found by Ring Finders South Jersey John Favano

  • from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)

Blake and her friend spent a day at the beach in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. Before applying sunscreen to her nephew, Blake removed her cherished class ring and placed it safely in her bag. Unfortunately, she later discovered that the ring had gone missing. In a panic, Blake’s mother, Alexa, contacted me for assistance in locating the lost gold class ring.

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After gathering vital information from Alexa and speaking to Blake over the phone, we were able to pinpoint the areas where they had spent time on the beach – initially near the water and later further back in their chairs. Ready with these essential details, I embarked on my search utilizing my trusty metal detector.


As I meticulously followed a grid pattern from the water’s edge towards their second seating area, I took advantage of the low tide, which enabled me to search shallow waters. After approximately 30 minutes of diligent searching, my Excalibur detector emitted the distinctive growl for gold, leading me to finally uncover the lost class ring!


Alexa called Blake and delivered the delightful news of their keepsake’s recovery!


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150th Ring Return on Cape Cod – Found on Chatham Lighthouse Beach

  • from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

June 2, 2023

Emmie was enjoying her second day vacationing on beautiful Cape Cod. The sun was bright, the wind was light, and the temperature just right for a perfect day on the beach. Wanting to keep her wedding band clean and safe while she applied sunscreen protection she removed the ring and placed it in her pant’s pocket. She removed the pants and placed them into the safety of a beach wagon while she sun bathed. When it came time to put the pants back on…the ring was not in the secure pocket or wagon.

A call to J&E Enterprise to rent a detector was placed. Eleanor of J&E advised Emmie it would be better to have an experienced detectorist do the search and gave Emmie my phone number. Within the hour I was on the beach and in a search mode. I detected the area parallel to the water and then perpendicular with not a signal from the ring. I then searched in a diagonal pattern. Again, no signal. Another diagonal perpendicular to the first was about 50% complete when I heard an iffy signal. A signal, the result caused by a beach chair in close proximity to another signal. I reduced my detector’s sensitivity and interpreted its visual display as a target of interest and decided to take a scoop. From under a piece of seaweed a brilliant glimmer could be seen as a ring of diamonds slipped into the scoop.

That was the end to my searching and the beginning of the ring return. I kept the ring in the scoop as I love to see the emotions of the owner as they remove it and place it back on the finger where it belongs. Emmie had gone to the car and was on her way back. That gave her “friends” and husband time to conjure up a plan for the return. I would be handing out cards to those around, all except one for Emmie. I had a special Thank You card for her. This return was a special moment for both of us. For Emmie as she was to be reunited with her wedding band of two years and for me because it was my 150th return since joining TheRingFinders in 2011. Emmie’s card had a Thank You note on the reverse side and a Carpe Diem (Seize the Day) token made by another metal detectorist, Jim Wirth. A more perfect return I could not have hoped for on my 150th return.

Many photos were taken, thanks were given and received. Of course a few stories of past returns kept everyone’s concepts of metal detecting intriguing. Everyone could now leave the beach in a joyful spirit. The beach goers headed off to a lobster feast and I to a peaceful ride home. I took the time to reminisce over the past 12 years of putting smiles on the face of so many and how fortunate I am to have done so. What a perfect way to live in vacation land and enjoy retirement. Thanks to all those who have trusted in me. Yes, it really has been my pleasure to help when one needed my expertise the most. Again; Thank You all.

Avalon NJ Lost Engagement Ring Found by Ring Finders South Jersey

  • from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)

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I received a call to search for a lost engagement ring in Avalon, NJ. After meeting up with the family on the beach. They gave me some details on how the ring might have been lost. I started the search with my metal detector and the ring wasn’t in the area. We then spoke again about where the ring could be and using my pinpointer (hand held mini metal detector) I was able to locate the ring in a pocket of a sweatshirt after searching everything that was in their beach cart!

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Can you find a lost ring in snow, New Westminster.

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Vancouver Ring Finder Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

Well, it was a big snowfall and the phone was ringing, I was successful on most callouts, but two fell short of success. This happens for reasons unknown, one person may have lost it sooner than he thought, it likely could have been lost in three or four different locations during the day. The other person felt the ring come off when they threw a snowball, unfortunately I couldn’t get there right away because the roads were hazardous. I had to wait a day and they had shovelled away the snow. I checked for three hours, but did not find it anywhere sadly.

A young man in New Westminster who lost his ring at the workplace in the back alley, he’s wiping snow off his pants before getting into the vehicle. This young man was only married three months, he told me it was a beautiful white gold with small diamonds 3/4 away around the band. He was pretty devastated, but I had a good feeling we’d be able to pull this one, after 20 minutes of searching I managed to find his beautiful ring and get it back to him. Unfortunately, he did not want his picture taken, I respect that, as some people just don’t want to be on the Internet. So the picture of the guy in this photo is me with my smile as it makes me just as happy for me to find the ring as it does for the people who get them back…







Vancouver Ring Finder Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463 I have the best job in the world, I love helping people more than anything I’ve ever done in my lifetime. I get to make people smile, I get to hear their stories of what their ring/lost items mean to them and how happy it makes them feel when I find it.


Lost my ring in the snow, Vancouver, BC

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Vancouver Ring Finder Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463 I

We got 2 feet of snow overnight in Vancouver, which is very unusual for us out here. It was very pretty but at the same time pretty dangerous to get out and drive around and get things done. I woke up in the morning to three text messages for help in regards to finding lost rings. I had to put it on hold for a day because it took close to five hours to dig out from the snow and I wasn’t going to risk driving that day.  I felt it would be better to wait to the next day to see how the roads were and if they were a little better.  I was able to get out to my first search the next day which was for a ladies emerald and diamond ring that was lost in the snow while she was scraping ice and snow from her vehicle.

When I met and we talked she wasn’t 100% sure it was lost by her SUV cause she didn’t feel it come off.  I am always happy to come and give people closure to make sure it’s not sitting there for someone to find when the snow melts, or the ring getting stuck in a truck tire in driven away. I started the search where they had to shovel the snow to the side from the road but nothing, I asked if she could move her vehicle and she did, and lo and behold. I found it by the back rear tire area.




Vancouver Ring Finder Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463 I have the best job in the world, I love helping people more than anything I’ve ever done in my lifetime. I get to make people smile, I get to hear their stories of what their ring/lost items mean to them and how happy it makes them feel when I find it.


Found Ring Returned: Hyannis, MA

  • from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

October 4, 2022

Hurricane Ian had been making its way northward keeping the Hyannis sky dark and misty. But a daily walk through the woods Avery and Bigelow made their way peacefully until an exposed root tripped up Avery. In the incident a ring left Avery’s finger an landed in the overgrowth along the pathway. The ring was Avery’s mother’s and is only one of very few pieces of jewelry that Avery wears.

Looking for help via a rental business that rented a detector. A call to J&E Enterprise was answered and Avery was given a phone number and was told Rick is the one that could help. Unfortunately, I was at a doctor’s appointment and did not return the call for a couple of hours. In that time Avery had rented a detector and was back in the woods searching for the lost ring. Rentals usually do not come with detailed operation notes. Most detectors take several hours of practice before one can become proficient in its use. Even locating an object on the surface can be a daunting task.

When I returned the call, Avery was in the woods and said she would welcome any help I may give. About a half hour later I was involved in the search. The area was littered with very old and rusty cans, and other debris. Many trash signals and not one that was worth digging or keeping. After two hours we left the woods as the sun had set, it was time to give up for the evening.

The next morning, I replace my mid-sized detector coil with a small 4-inch coil that would allow better separation of the pieces of trash. Another hour past and I was re-searching over the original area Avery had heard a signal the night before. I was able to determine several distinct targets, all were too deep to be the ring but might be masking a small ring. Therefore, I started to remove each target one by one and had a total of 4 shotgun cases and a long rifle casing. But no ring. As another aid, I tossed a similar ring with a visible string attached to see just how far a ring might travel and then restarted searching from that point.

Oddly enough, I was very close to the area the four shotgun shells were dug. Ah, another signal this time about two inches away, with a detector indicating a surface target. I reached down, moved a few leaves and there the ring was laying, but not for long. I picked it up, turned off the detector and headed back to the car before the rain intensified. A call to Avery and we made a meeting point. Twenty minutes later her ring had been placed on the pinkie finger and there was a wonderful smile on Avery’s face, not to say the one on my face was any less wonderful.

It is always amazing how an object is lost and in the case of a lost ring in the woods that a person can travel miles, search a vast area full of trash, put a 4-inch coil over a 1-inch ring, hear a signal among all others, then make a conscious decision to stop detecting and do a visual search to ultimately find the ring. Knowing one’s equipment, persistence and determination and yes, luck all helped in making the loss into A Happy Ending.