gold ring Tag | The Ring Finders


  • from Raleigh (North Carolina, United States)

Received a call from Caleb that his newly engaged to fiancé Nichole (less than a week), had lost her engagement ring while out tending to the farm animals on their farm. They had looked for hours into the night with flashlights, metal detectors and many eyes to no avail.

We set up the date/time for me to come out to attempt to locate and home to give it back to Nichole.

I got off at 2pm, drove 2 hours and met up with Nichole and her mom. They proceeded to tell me the details, areas to search based on where they were and what they were doing leading up to her losing her ring and later realizing she had lost it on the farm.

We started in the goat pens 3 without goats and 2 with goats. I cleared them and then proceeded to the other areas to search. I cleared them and then expanded my search a little further from the areas in question. I kept going over them over and over again for over 2.5 hours!!

Finally, as a LAST effort to clear one of the pens that had goats in them. I stepped back in and scanned the pen with the female goats were being kept and heard a signal in the hay. Bent down and used my pin pointer and BOOM there was her ring! I had just barely missed it the first time I had gone in there!!!

Her mom had known I found it and we set up a story/surprise to capture her reaction on video!! Her reaction was PRICELESS!!!!

It’s moments like this, passion for the hobby and surprise of reuniting the item to its owner, is why I do this hobby and am a proud member of « The Ring Finders .com » Directory!

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2023 ring count: 351 FTY
20 – Total recoveries/returns FTY
81 – gold rings FTY (6 recoveries – 3 returns) – (5 class rings – 4 US / 1 MEX)
92 – silver rings FTY (1 recovery, 1 return & 1 coin silver) 1×3 in 1 silver ring
3 – platinum (2 recoveries) – 1×2 in 1
1 – platinum & gold (1 recovery)
1 – gold & silver ring (1 recovery)
1 – Pandora LTE MET 54 (silver and palladium)
1 – silver 828 ring
1 – tantalum (1 recovery)
5 – titanium (1 recovery)
14 – tungsten (1 recovery)
1 – lustrium – (1 recovery) (1 class ring)
151 – mixed – copper – steel – aluminum – junk rings FTY


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Lost White Gold Engagement Ring-Found!

  • from Chattanooga (Tennessee, United States)

I received a text from Leslie on Monday afternoon concerning a lost engagement ring.  She had found me with an internet search.  As it was late in the day I told her I could come the next day, becase it was about a two hour drive from where I’m located.  I got to the site at around 11:00 AM Central Time.   The couple had been pulling a boat and pulled off into the parking lot of an old convience store that had been converted into another use.  As they got out to adjust the boat straps, (the ring had been placed in the shallow tray under the door handle), the ring somehow went flying.  They looked on the pavement and didn’t see it, but there was a grass strip between the pavement and a shallow ditch, then more grass just beyond the ditch.  I started my search in the grass strip, then the ditch, then just beyond the ditch.  Being this had been a convience store at one time I expected a lot of metal trash in the ground, and I was right.  She did have a metal detector that had been her grandfather’s, but was overwhelmed by the abundance of metal trash.  I searched slowly and methodically while listening for the white gold tone and looking for the target ID I typically get for white gold rings.  After searching the entire area, no ring.  Of course I found several pieces of foil.  I turned off my CTX detector, and was explaing the process, where I search the most likely area first, then expand the search area if the ring is not found, (a visual scan of the pavement was next).  At that time someone from the building, I’ll call him « Tom », came out and we explained what we were doing, and that a visual scan of the pavement was next.  He struck out towards the highway, and in around ten seconds I heard him call out, « is this it? »  He had found it around 10-12 feet from the edge of a busy highway!  The ring was intact, but had some minor damage where it looked as though it had been run over and stuck in the tire treads before dropping off just before the highway.  In a visual search, the more eyes the better.  All in all, another successful search!



Mattapoisett Harbor Beach Golden Band Rescue

As I was getting out of the water yesterday when I received  a text message from Chet. It said that he had lost his wedding band the day before while swimming his boat back to shore.  He also new the general area, and mentioned, at low tide it should be fairly low water. He wanted to know if I could help with locating it for him. I told him that I certainly will try.

We made plans to go around an hour before low tide. I met Chet, and asked a few more questions like, is it White, Yellow, Gold or Platinum? Any makings inside, the usual. Was the water mucky in that area? Hopefully no one had stepped on it, and sent it to deep to locate.

We walked down to the area, I had him go out and stand in the spot he had it last and stop. I made my way out to him, first signal was an old Penny, next signal was blasting , I knew I had it rite away. I looked in the scoop and said does that look familiar ? He couldn’t believe it. Less than five minutes, and with perfect timing, it was back on his finger. Congratulations Chet and Thanks for calling The Ring Finders… Leighton

Men’s Wedding Band Lost Flying Point Beach Southamton

  • from Jones Beach (New York, United States)

I received a call late Sunday afternoon from Henry,  He told me he lost his wedding ring in the sand at Flying Point Beach.  I said I would meet him at 5 o’clock at the beach.  When I got there he took me to the spot that the ring when missing.

i started a grid search, with no results. increase the grid size and after a while I hear the sound of a ring in the sand.  using my beach scoop, there it was.  Henry was so glad that I found it as he was only married for about 6 months

West Dennis Beach Holds Lost Platinum Ring

Got a call from Rick Browne another Ring Finder Saturday evening. He asked me to join in a hunt for a lost Platinum Wedding band from the day before. I said of course I’ll join in. We met the next morning at his place, then met up with the owner (Alex) at the West Dennis beach. As usual, Rick & I took our approach and went at it. I had asked Alex to go into the water, and stand in the spot he believed it to have come off of his finger while playing football. He was trying to remember, but seemed as though things looked different to him today. Rick & I had grid an area about about 100 x 100 square foot = 10,000 square feet.

We were running out of area to search. I turned to see Rick looking at his machine, I said whats up? He replied with great sorrow, he replied my battery is dead. I said no worry I’ll keep looking for it. I broadened the search area,  Alex called in a lifeline to his brother. He helped in this recovery as best as he could. I kept searching, and in the process, I found two sterling rings that had been lost many moons ago. We were running out of more area now, It had been almost 3 hours of searching, and yet no Platinum Wedding band.

As I got closer to Alex I told him I think that’s about it buddy. He said he had waved the white flag and chocked it up as gone forever. All three of us were walking out of the water, I got a signal that I was sure it was it…. NO…. it was a Quarter this time. Something told me to turn right just a little and yes another signal… could it be? sounds good…I dug down one scoop and finally the Platinum wedding band was in my scoop. I looked up and said you are a very lucky man today.  Alex was running over to me, he couldn’t believe I got it after so long. He teared up, and said Thank You so much. Rick & I congratulated him, out of the water we went, mission completed. Lot’s of joyous comments on the way back to the truck. Alex was was so happy we didn’t give up easily… Persistence did pay off. Congratulations Alex… Glad we found it.

Forestdale Mass Gold Band Recovered for Goalie

I received a call from Tom on Cape Cod about a White Gold Band, he lost it the night before. He was practicing with his boys on a soccer field, and when he tried to stop a goal, the ball hit his hand, and there went the ring. They searched for a couple hours with no luck. They had two other detectorists try to locate the ring, and again no luck. That’s when he called me. I met up with Tom at the area, and within about ten minutes he was reunited with his Gold 14K Gold Band. Experience helped out in this case, with what tone to listen for, and overlapping the search area. Congratulations Tom.. So happy I had a hand in this one.

Beautiful Ring Lost for Years Recovered in Beaverton Michigan

  • from Wixom (Michigan, United States)

I received a text one afternoon that seemed a little strange.  Debbie had lost an expensive ring and was losing sleep over it. The message focused on how far I was willing to drive and the cost of a several hundred mile ring call.  I asked about the ring and got a very vague description of a costly ring with a big diamond and that she was sick over losing it.  She was asking me to drive several hundred miles to  search, but she was not willing to pay a large amount, and that was assuming I found the ring.

When someone is having health problems and losing sleep over a lost item, I figure I will have to go, regardless if they can afford me.  I offered to drive up the next day. I was almost releaved to find she no longer lived in Michigan and would not return for many months.  « I will let you know the details later » she said.  Perfect I thought,  I will likely not hear from her again.

The next time Debbie contacted me it was with a date several weeks in advance.  I agreed to the date and got a precious few more details. It was a very expensive ring and she knew exactly where she lost it several years ago.  She left me with the impression it was a huge diamond on a thin white gold band.

So now I have a commitment to drive several hundred miles, the promise of a relatively small reward, the ring was lost a few years ago and it is tiny so it will be difficult to find.  She knows right where it is in the back yard and has looked hard to find it herself, so no doubt it is now below the surface.

The appointed day came and because I couldn’t interest anyone else in taking the call, I got in the car and drove for two and a half hours to meet Debbie and her mother at her mother’s home in Beaverton.  About half way there it started raining so hard I could hardly see to drive.

I tried to maintain my confidence as I realized the back yard was about 40 acres and it was overgrown.  Debbie led me across the mowed yard and into the brush.  Eventually we reached a very non descript spot on a almost non existant trail.  Debbie stopped abruptly and declared « this is the spot » and  starts wacking at the brush.  Her mother behind me is also wacking at brush.   I cant even swing the detector and in fact, I haven’t move a step from where Debbie  abruptly stoped.

I had enough of this ever worsening scenario. They were destroying the site and all I could detect was the oversized mucking boots both ladies are wearing.  I have never ordered a client to leave a search before, and I knew both ladies were worried as the ring was very valuable.  They wanted to watch but it was raining and I talked them into going back to the house.

As they walked away I swung the detector in the original spot Debbie had just trampled and got a hit, a faint but clean repeatable 40 on the meter.  My pinpointer located the ring a second later. I had not moved from the spot where I was standing when Debbie halted the procession.

I shot a little video of the ring in the hole because it was difficult to see the ring in a picture.  Click here to watch me find this beautiful ring:  Sadly the video I made  minutes later when I went to the back door did not come out well. It was hard to keep a discouraged look on my face while I explained it was raining too hard to continue searching.  She was shocked when I  handed her the ring.

I think this was the most beautiful ring I have ever found.  It was nothing like the ring Debbie described.  Yes it had a big diamond but it was so much finer than the plain band they led me to believe I was looking for.


Lost wedding ring Recovered and returned Victoria

  • from Victoria (British Columbia, Canada)










Gail was enjoying her Hot Tub. While she tried flicking hair off of her hand, her ring came flying off.

After a long search she contacted me and after a 20 minute search I had her ring back where it belongs and her finger.

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Wedding Ring lost Indian Wells Beach

  • from Jones Beach (New York, United States)

I received a call from Stephen that he just lost his wedding ring at the beach.  This was 5 o’clock on Sunday evening.  I asked which beach and he said Indian Wells Beach in Amaganansett in East Hampton. I said to my wife that I was going out to help someone find their wedding ring, got her blessing.

Sunday night in the Hampton’s is just one big traffic jam.  It took about and hour and a half to get there.  Stephen was very harry to see me  he told me that he marked the area where the ring was lost.

Stephen tells me this the second wedding ring he lost. He live in California near Sonoma. He was river rafting and his ring came off. He said there was no way to find it in the river.  His wife has some gold jewelry from her Grandmother, They took this melded it down and made a new ring.  This ring was very  meaningful to her.

I started a search in the area that he lost the ring, he put the ring in his hat before going into the water forgetting it was there he put the hat on and then remembered the ring was in it.  The area wasn’t big so it didn’t take long to find his wedding ring.

I got back to my car and called my wife to let her know that I found the ring and I would be home as soon as I can, with Hampton traffic it took almost two hours


White Gold Wedding/Engagement Band Set-Found!

  • from Chattanooga (Tennessee, United States)

Ryan contacted me several weeks ago about his wife’s white gold wedding/engagement band set she had lost in a grassy area of the apartments where they lived in Chattanooga.  Because of his busy work schedule he had a difficult time getting the search arranged.  I think he had actually purchased an off-the-shelf metal detector at a local store, but was apparently overwhelmed with the large amounts of metallic trash in the ground.  We finally managed to arrange a search on June 9th.  I arrived at the location at 7:15 PM on June 9th.  I started my search as soon as I got the story from him, because we didn’t have much daylight left.  Around 35 minutes later I found the engagement band portion totally hidden below the grass around four feet from the base of a large tree.  It took me right at an hour more to find the wedding band portion, and it was about twenty feet from where I found the other half.  It ended up being in an area outside of the original search zone.  The grass had been cut, so maybe that’s how it ended up being over there.  This portion of the ring was in full view of anyone walikg by, so it’s amazing nobody had seen it.