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Class ring missing more than 50 years returned to owner! TRF Celinà, Ohio

  • from Celina (Ohio, United States)

After missing for more than 50 years this 1966 class ring is returned to the owner!

Dave graduated from Memorial high School in Saint Mary’s Ohio with the class of 1966. He lost his class ring shortly after. Today, Dave (age 74) is the class historian and had not seen his class ring in more than 50 years. He had long ago given up hope of seeing it again and had forgotten about it. Today, through teamwork, Dave has been reunited with his lost class ring. Today the class historian was surprised with a piece of his own history! Another happy ending!

This 1966 class ring was missing for more than 50 years.

Lost 14k white gold heirloom ring returned! TRF Celina, Ohio

  • from Celina (Ohio, United States)

Andrew’s mother was very happy to receive this lost 14k white gold heirloom ring on behalf of her son who was beside himself when he lost it.

Andrew’s mother (Ann) contacted me recently in the hopes that a lost 14k white gold heirloom ring could be found. Andrew had lost the ring during an outside gym class session on some practice fields that amounted to the area of about 1-1/2 football fields.

That’s a lot of area to cover when you’re looking for an item about the size of a nickel. Obviously, an area like this is easier to cover and able to be covered very methodically if you can get a couple of people working a grid pattern. I contacted a friend (Travis) and we headed out to try and locate the ring. After about 4-1/2 hours of searching with no ring to show and a storm blowing in we made plans to come back another day to finish covering the area in hopes of being able to reunite the owner with their lost ring.

Andrew was very close with his grandmother and the ring had been passed down to him when his grandmother passed away in December. He wore the ring on his pinky finger to feel close to his grandmother. We knew he was very sad to have lost the ring and that it was such a sentimental item that we were trying to do everything we could to cover the area and locate his missing ring.

We made a return trip to finish covering the area and hopefully recover his missing ring for him. After a little over an hour of searching, we (Travis and I) were able to locate the ring!

 

We messaged Andrew right away! Unfortunately, Andrew was out of town and was unable to be there for a photo and to take possession of his ring. He did however call his mother, who was more than happy to come down and accept the ring on his behalf! Knowing that there had been more than two dozen people walking around trying to locate the item prior to us searching, and numerous sports practice sessions, Andrew’s mother thought that it was a miracle that we were even able to locate his ring. She had warned him that wearing his grandmother’s ring could result in it being lost, as was the case, but it has now been located and returned to it’s rightful owner! It has been put up so that this sentimental family heirloom will not be lost again. A needle in a haystack really can be found! Another ring returned, another successful search thanks to teamwork, and another happy ending! We were very glad to see the ring turn up and to see it returned!

On a side note Andrew was very glad to have found TheRingFinders service online and says he would recommend the service to anyone!

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.

LOST FAMILY CREST RING RECOVERED ON CAPE COD

  • from Yarmouth (Massachusetts, United States)

Labor Day 2022, I was enjoying a walk with my wife and my Dog, and I received a call from a Man named Jake. Jake had lost his family crest Gold ring which has been on his finger for 30 plus years and needed my help in locating it, The only problem was he did not know where he lost the ring.  As I was walking with my wife Jake explained the night before he was on a boat with his wife and family and had gone to a dockside restaurant , had a wonderful time and returned to a mooring in the bay as night was falling. upon arrival, he disembarked the craft and proceeded to wade some 300 or so feet to the shore through the water with what they had brought with them and placed everything on the beach, after everything was finalized he took their belongings and brought them up the associations beach stairs and entered his vehicle and drove to the house a short distance away only to realize his ring , which he has never taken off in over 30 years, was missing. He searched everywhere, the home , the yard, the beach, even the boat but the ring was nowhere to be found. He had no idea where the ring could be but needed help in finding it.  I told Jake that I would be more than happy to meet him down at the beach after my walk and we could talk about a game plan on finding his ring.  I thought to myself this is going to be tough, it could be anywhere from the beach to the restaurant. Our walk was finished and I met Jake at the association beach where we went over all the details, at this point Jake had searched the boat again and had no luck in finding his ring.  There was a strong possibility the ring might have been lost  at the restaurant or on the way back to the mooring, or in the water surrounding the boat to the beach 300 feet away. I assured Jake that I would search for his ring to the best of my ability, but the ring may not be found because of the uncertainty of where it may have been lost. We did have one clue about the ring, a picture was produced that showed he had the ring on, on the boat on the way to the restaurant. This did tell us it was not lost beforehand.

I readied myself with the equinox 800 and the 15″ coil and decided our best bet would be to start around the mooring where the boat was moored. Jake joined me throughout this part of the search. Luckily in this bay the water levels are not high and it was low tide so the water was waist deep. The search started . Working a grid around the boat I found nothing so I decided to continue  moving a parallel  search with the shore toward the beach, I did this for an hour without success .  I decided the tide was coming in and I wanted to work the beach a little as daylight was burning, so I detected a path to the shore and worked the beach area where he was confident he was during the departure from the boat.  Doing a grid search I was unable to find the ring in the area, I also searched several passes to the stairs that he used to exit the beach, still no results.  As it was getting late I decided to go to the house and search the yard, possibly the ring slipped off afterwards.  I searched the yard with still no results.  At this point there was a vast area of the bay that had not been searched and seemed the only hope to find the ring, but the tide was coming in and I decided I would return on Tuesday before low tide and continue the search then.

The following days the tide was going out I returned, we had overcast skies and rain, but I had to search the area that Jake had traversed to be sure the ring was or was not there. I started  my grid and for 2 hours did not find the ring, as I approached the shoreline I had one more pass until I was up on the beach, and I received a  solid 18 on the equinox VDI.  One scoop in the water and up came the gold ring with the family crest presenting itself to me as I looked at it in the scoop.  What a Relief.  I had Jakes ring and I went back to my car and texted him a picture of his ring, I told in the text « interesting what you find when you look » within the same minute I received a return text which I can only explain as utter disbelief!  I had found his ring and I made arrangements to meet up with him to return it to him shortly after as he was not in the area at the moment.

The recoveries where people are unsure of where they lost the item, and have a vast area of travel in between the last time they have seen the item do not always turn out positive, vast amounts of time are spent which in some cases are in vain because there is no definite area to focus on. This search had a very positive outcome and I was very happy to reunite Jake with his ring.  Another success story for the ring finders, and another person smiling ear to ear with relief that  that which was lost was now found and in its rightful place, with its owner.  Thank you for calling me Jake. It was a pleasure to help you.

Lost after a dinner outing, the ring was recovered.

 

Lost Wallet with Credit Cards and Drivers License Returned, Cape Cod,Harwich, Yarmouth, Hyannis,Falmouth,

While out in the waters of Cape Cod, I found a wallet that was a surprise to see in my scoop. It had a metal card to Apple inside. A license, and many credit cards. When Rick and I got home, the very first thing we did, was to check for a match on Facebook. It triggered a fast response from Beth, the owner, as I talked with her about how, when, and where she lost her wallet, I knew I had to get it back ASAP. We asked if she was still on Cape Cod, she replied no, that she had gone home last week.

This is her statement about how she thinks it was lost.As we got out of the car we entered the beach area and made a hard right. We kept walking till we saw a sign saying Private Beach Area. We turned around, I was picking up seashells along the way close to the waters edge. When we got back to the beach where we entered, we made the obligatory Sun Appreciation spot halfway up on the dunes. I changed out of my shorts, that I thought had my wallet. We were there about 45 minutes, packed up,and walked to the jetty and then back to the car. My wallet must have fell out of my pocket as I reached for the shells. It was very windy, and the waves crashing didn’t help. We never heard it fall.We searched high and low multiple times for the next day or so. Car,Beach,Path, Sand, Nothing.

I was so happy that I found it and reunited it with Beth, Credit cards,License,Vac Card,all home where it belongs. Be safe and Congratulations on your return.Sincerely Leighton2022-09-06 11.57.17 copy

 

Mecox Beach Bridgehampton lost Mans Gold Wedding Ring

  • from Jones Beach (New York, United States)
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I at received a call from Michelle very late Saturday evening, that her husbands wedding ring came off at the beach.  I told her I would be out first thing in the mourning.  I meet up with Michelle and her husband at the beach and they showed me the spot that they had mark and then explained how the ring came off, suntan lotion strikes again.  I searched the area closest the the marker. Making larger circles from the marking point. I found the ring about 20 foot from the spot of the marker and about 2 inches deep. another successful search by this Ring Finder

Indian Wells Beach East Hampton Lost Wedding Ring

  • from Jones Beach (New York, United States)
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I received a call from Lois about a lost wedding ring in East Hampton’s Indian Wells Beach.  It was late afternoon and I said I would be out First thing in the mourning. I would meet her at the beach.  She told me that she would not be there as she had to work.  I asked her to send me a copy of Maps with the area marked as to where it was lost.  I received the maps and started out for the beach.  When I got there I called and she described The location as to the Right of the life guard stand and in front of it. and about 50 yards from the stand.  Not knowing the exact area I did a search larger than What she told me.  It took a little more than an hour, but I did find the ring.  Texted a photo of the ring  to her and made arrangements to meet.  I meet up with Lois and returned the ring as you can see from the photo another smiley  face.

Black Diamonds ARE Forever. Lost,Cape Cod,Found,Returned, Yarmouth Beach

A call came in yesterday, to help find a Wedding Band that was lost the day prior in waste deep water. Rick called and asked if I wanted to go, I said he was on his own for this one, that I had a few things to do. I thought about how vast the area was, so I called back, and said I’ll meet him at his house ASAP. We met Stephanie and Chris at the beach lot about an hour later. They seemed real precise as to where they thought it to be. They walked out ahead of us, as we got ready for the search. Rick and I walked out about a mile onto the sand, then into waste deep water. We both searched for quite some time with no luck two junk targets a bullet and a penny.

I asked Chris to regroup, and stand where he thought it was, he was having second thoughts, he moved about 150 feet over.  Again Rick and I searched, and searched, still nothing. I then asked Stephanie where she thought it was lost, and to go over and stand there, so I could start my search over. Rick was still out far and walking away from Chris with no targets at all. I headed towards Stephanie, as I approached her, I said  » I just don’t get it, I just don’t get it. Not a signal in that whole area, even after an hour, it’s crazy. I told her not to give up till she sees us walking toward the truck. That if it was there and I went over it that I would hear it. I think Chris and Stephanie were about to throw in the beach towel, but as I walked by her, finally a very loud signal 4 feet away from where she was standing in the water. I looked over to her and smiled, Her eyes got huge, her smile even bigger, she had a hard time controlling her emotions. Stephanie knew, I had just recovered what they both thought was lost forever, King Neptune finally gave in to me. Stephanie was shaking, I’m not sure if it was from the cold, or from being excited. She yelled over to Chris, he started to run fast as he could in the water, I yelled faster, faster, he couldn’t get there fast enough to see what the commotion was all about. Rick knew already I had just found Chris’s  beautiful 14K white gold wedding band, with black diamonds set into the center. I handed it over to Chris as he teared up also. So gratifying to see it back on his finger.

Lot’s of congratulations and hand shakes went around, Chris kept repeating he just couldn’t believe we did what we said we would do. Great team work is always a plus. Thanks again to Rick for the invite. Now I will say it myself. Congratulations Chris and Stephanie on your return. Thank You for getting in touch with Rick & myself.

14K white Gold Black Diamonds

Leighton & Chris after return

Chris with band

Stephanie & Chris

Sincerely Leighton

CHAMPIONSHIP RING FOUND ON CAPE COD BEACH

  • from Yarmouth (Massachusetts, United States)

August 8, 2022. John B was swimming with his grandsons at a beach in Dennisport When his 2005 State Championship ring slipped off his finger in the surf.  He frantically tried to find this ring which He earned coaching His team To victory in the state Championship in 2005.  The ring has become an extension of himself, and to not have it was devastating.

I Received a call from Wendy, Johns wife explaining that her husband had lost a ring at the beach and if I could help them find it. Wendy had found my number on The Ringfinders website  while searching for information regarding the matter.  I drove over to the beach which is the next town over from mine, and met John and Wendy and they explained their situation.  Some of the Beaches on Cape cod can be very difficult to find lost items due to the rocky nature of the seafloor, this was one of those beaches. There were also a few other factors that tied in to a difficult search and that was weather. It was the afternoon and the wind was picking up creating surf that can make recovering a lost item very difficult.  I searched the area for a few hours as the waves impacted me over and over again to no avail.  I had to stop and resume my search when conditions were more favorable.  I assured Wendy that I will not stop searching for the ring until I have found it, and will return the next morning.  The Next morning I revisited the beach only to find the sea state in the same condition, I tried to search the area again but the combination of the rocky seafloor and the pounding waves had me push off the search another day.  Fortunately we started having negative tides and low tide  would push the water further out and make the search easier even if their were waves. I returned to the beach at 3:30am with an expected low tide at 4:30am.  The tide was low and the sea state calm,  it was perfect conditions for recovering the ring, especially where I would be struggling with digging through the rocky sands as well as being in the water with only a headlamp for a light source. I Started beyond the area where the ring was lost and worked my way back towards the shoreline, This would assure that I would be ahead of the tide as it started to return. I approached the area where the ring was Lost, this area is the rockiest of all of the search area and very time consuming to recover any item. This slowed me down and I could tell the water was starting to rise. once I worked through that area with no success I continued on and finally received a good solid signal in the range that I was looking for.  I push my scoop into the semi rock sand and pulled my scoop up and the State Championship ring revealed itself in my sand-scoop.  Victory I had finally recovered Johns Beautiful ring.  I had to wait a while before I could call and tell him due to the time, around 6:30 am I decided to Give him a call and let him know.  John had left CapeCod  but was returning around noontime and we made arrangements to meet so I could return his beautiful ring to him.  When we met he was with his grandsons whom I had promised on the beach a few days earlier that I would find their grandfathers ring. They were so excited they took possession of the ring before John could.  Thank you John and Wendy for having faith in me to find such an important part of your lives, I am thrilled it is back on the finger where it belongs.

2005 State Championship Ring

Johns grandson are almost as excited to have the ring back as their grandfather.

Abby’s Moon Phase Necklace.Lost,Found,Cape Cod,Freshwater Beach Pond.

While out searching for coins and jewelry in the water Rick Browne (Ring Finder) & I were approached by a gentleman named Matt. He asked if we were The Ring Finders from Cape Cod. We both responded YES with enthusiasm. We asked why? He said that his daughter, had lost her precious necklace the day before, and had we found it? We asked if it was in the water, or sand, and he said sand. We hadn’t done the sand area as of yet so let’s give it a try.

We met Matt’s wife Ronni, Abby his daughter, they were all on vacation from New Jersey. I asked Abby to stand where she last saw it the day before. They had been searching with flashlights the night before for over an hour with no luck. Just about then, Rick was already digging a target, and I had a target too. I dug down, and out popped Abby’s chain, with it had a Birth date, Moon phase Medallion attached to it. Abby and Ronni were emotional as one can expect. Congratulations all around for everyone. People clapped as I handed it back to Abby, Rick and I were so happy to be in the rite spot, at the time when needed. Congratulations, to Abby, her Mom Ronni, and Dad Matt, for not giving up and believing. Sincerely Leighton

Moon Phase Pendant and Chain

Abby with Necklace