lost gold ring Tag | The Ring Finders

Two months lost — wedding ring now found!

  • from Raleigh (North Carolina, United States)

Got a call from a gentleman who asked for help in finding his wedding ring. Seemed simple enough. Playing volleyball in the back yard with his son, he felt the ring come off and heard it hit a solid surface with a ping. He and his wife scoured the back yard, the patio, and under the deck — no luck. They then bought an inexpensive metal detector to search more thoroughly — again, no luck. We made arrangements for me to come to the house and search…that’s when the wife mentioned that the ring had been missing for two months. They thought maybe a squirrel or other animal had made off with it because they’d been unable to locate it themselves. Two months missing won’t affect the ring itself, other than to allow it to settle a tiny bit further in the dirt. After about an hour of grid searching the back yard, I was able to locate the ring. As the couple had only been married a short time, the silicone temporary replacement ring they’d bought off Amazon was a poor substitute for the « original ». Very glad to be able to reunite the husband and his ring!

Lost Gold Engagement Ring Recovered In Gambrills Maryland!

  • from Baltimore (Maryland, United States)
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I was initially contacted by Shenna well over a month ago. She left me a voicemail stating that she was certain she lost her ring in her back yard a few weeks prior and after visually searching for it several times, she was unable to locate it.  Unfortunately, I was in the hospital at the time recovering from an appendectomy with some complications. I replied to Shenna and informed her of my situation and long story short, she was willing to wait until I was fully recovered to make arrangements to locate her ring.

I’m happy to inform you that today was the day that we agreed upon for me to come out and attempt to locate her lost ring. Shenna showed me where she thought she might have lost it while working in her beautiful garden. Once our conversation was over, I quickly got to work and within less than 5 minutes! Can you see it there hiding in the grass/straw???

Needless to say, Shenna was both amazed and grateful that her engagement was finally back where it belongs! Look at that great smile! A perfect ending to the weekend before Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

 

Ring recovered – in Wyoming Minnesota

  • from Chisago City (Minnesota, United States)

So last week I received a call from a wonderful couple that had lost a wedding ring in the leaves in there back yard. This call was from a local couple about 6 miles away.  This was a treat for me because it had been a while since I have had a call that was just down the road. I know from what I was told that she really cared about her ring.  She was very conscientious about losing the ring so to be safe she removed it and placed it in her pocket.  She had done a little work in a flower garden the corner of the house and when she finished, she felt the ring in her pocket.  She also had her young son out running around in back with her in the back yard. Part of playing around they formed a big pile of leaves started to bury one another in the pile of leaves.  Following playing in the leaves her husband cleaned up the back yard raking and hauling the leaves down to a compost pile further down in the back yard. She had felt for the ring and her heart sank. It was gone. They spent several hours scouring the back yard and leaf pile looking for the ring and nothing was found.

You just know that feeling of something near and dear to your heart and it’s gone. She did a search online for Ringfinders.com and found Paul Nolan a local recovery specialist and texted him.  Somehow the text was missed and the following morning her husband gave Paul a call. He asked if I had received the text that hos wife had sent, “ No”.  So he asked if it would be possible to come out and see if we could find the ring.  About an hour later I pulled into the driveway.  They gave me a quick tour of what had happened. So I grabbed my detector and started a quick preliminary search. My primary search area was going to be the leaf pile in the back.  Within a minute of reaching the pile location I received a great signal.  I tried to carefully move some of the leaves, and it was hiding well.  I had left my pin-pointer in the car so I went back to retrieve that.  I also brought a small battery-operated blower that I grabbed. Once back at the pile I found the location with the pin pointer and put the blower on low and blew the leaves away from a small one foot circle, and there it was down between some rocks.  So I grabbed my equipment and started to hall it back up to the car. As I was heading up she came out on the deck and I asked her if she would like to come grab the ring? What you found the ring? In total disbelief.  Come on down. Her husband soon joined her and I took them down to the location where I had blowen the leaves away and they started looking after about 15 seconds she spotted it in the rocks.  She was ecstatic.    The following pictures are the ring back where it belonged and another photo of the ring.

It was really nice having a call close to home, and one that went as well as could possibly could. What a treat it was. I wish they all would go so well.  Congratulations on getting the ring back.  I am so happy for the both of you.

Once lost – now is found.

Lost Wedding Band, Corona, California…FOUND!

  • from Corona (California, United States)

If you lost your ring or some other item of value, and you know approximately where, TEXT ME, RON WILTON, RIGHT AWAY-951-415-6007! You DON’T need to go out and buy a cheap metal detector!
This ring find began last night just after 10pm. I received a text from Tim K. saying “…I lost my wedding ring at the park yesterday evening. I know the area of the grass it’s lost in, I can show you. I was wondering if you might be available to take a look?”
After agreeing to meet at the park the next morning, I also learned that the city had cut the grass since it happened as well as he and his wife searched the area for a couple of hours until dark with flashlights after buying an inexpensive metal detector, but with no luck.

Upon meeting them at the park, I asked Tim what he was doing when he lost it. Tim said they were walking along and for some reason he took his ring off and started tossing it up in the air and catching it, and catching it, and catching it. And then he didn’t. Fortunately, he knew the small area where it landed and he marked it with some rocks. Even though the grass had been cut, the grass was still 2″-3″ tall.

I fired up my Garrett AT Pro, as my Nox 800 wasn’t charged. I took my own wedding band off and tossed it in the grass and swung my coil over it. A 55-59 signal. After pointing out an area where they had gotten a signal with their metal detector, but couldn’t find anything, I swung the coil over and immediately got a hit. I tried to locate it , but with the grass still being long I had to use my hand-held pinpointer. Yellow-gold wedding band located. I picked it up and while handing it to Tim said, “Does it look something like this?” He took it, looked at it, and said “Yes”, with a big grin on his face. You could immediately see they were once again, one happy couple!

 

 

 

Bayville NJ Lost wedding band in the grass Recovered by Edward Trapper NJ Ring Finder September 29 2022

  • from Seaside Park (New Jersey, United States)
Mary sent me a message about a lost wedding band. She explained that her husband Kyle was washing the cars and his wedding ring had disappeared. He searched the cars, flower beds by the hose, and all around in the grass. They even tried with a metal detector and had no luck. I arranged to meet at the house after work the next day. After talking with Kyle about where the ring could possibly be, he went inside and told me to just ring the bell. He barley had closed the door when my machine gave a tone that was without a doubt his ring. I rang the bell and the look on his face was priceless. Later on after the recovery I found out Kyle and I share the same birthday, Happy Birthday Kyle, this was a great day for sure.

Lake,Alcohol & the Ring Flies into the Lake Grapevine, Texas

  • from Dallas (Texas, United States)
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We got a call from a really guy named Jordan.  He let us know that the previous Saturday while on a family day at the lake.  Actually Jordan’s birthday.  A mistake that sometimes happens when alcohol is involved, tempers flaired and his sweetheart in a moment of regret took off her ring and just tossed it in the lake.  They searched for over an hour even though the water was only 2-4 ft deep.  We set a time to meet Jordan the next day at Lake Lewisville.  Jordan brought his wonderful 24 ft Pontoon boat,  he took on a short ride to the Island in the middle of the lake where he and his family liked to beach their pontoon and spend the day just floating in the lake.  Upon arrival I jumped in and began search asking Jordan where his sweetheart was sitting and what direction she threw the ring.  We always ask if the person who threw the ring is athletic or not because that can make difference how far the ring may have gone,  I made several passes and then Ellen my wife hopped in the water and began to search as well.  The both use Garrett ATPro’s and waterproof Garret Pro-Pointers.  Ellen wasn’t in the wate 5 minutes when she called my name, I looked and could tell from the look on her face she had found the beautiful ring.  I walked over and sure enough, the beautiful White Gold Diamond Ring sat beautifully in her scoop.  Jordan heard us talking and was shocked that Ellen had found the ring in less than 10 minutes.  After some congratulations and photos we had a wonderful boat ride back to the marina.

Another Great Find for the Dallas Ring Finders

 

Three Lost Gold Wedding Rings in Orchard Prairie Spokane WA ….FOUND!!!

  • from Spokane (Washington, United States)

Last week,Sue was sitting on her porch step talking to to her landscaper during the fading hours of daylight. As Sue was talking she noticed  the diamond on her wedding rings was flipped downward. She quickly flicked the rings with her thumb to adjust their position. As her thumb snapped forward her three rings went flying. Quickly exclaiming « I lost my rings » to the landscaper, the daylight faded to black. A search for the rings that night was useless. The next morning a search began and ended with no luck. So Sue reached out to her community.  The neighbors, her church, and the little four year old boy across the street were all praying for the ring to be found. The Minister from Sue’s church even came over to look. He saw an over grown bush right beside where Sue sat. Thinking the ring might be in there, he asked when she last cleaned out the leaves in the planter box? Little did he know that when he began to tend to the over grown mess he would remove the rings from its hiding place.  As he worked with his hands cutting and cleaning up the leaves and twigs he had picked up Sue’s rings. Now from there the minister took the five gallon bucket of trimmings and walked to the backyard . He placed the bucket under a covered carport and then left. So for a week that bucket sat there untouched. Sue was devastated and distraught.  She saw the rings come off and disappear.  How could she not see the rings in the grass she thought. Sue had the landscaper cut the grass really short and then used a shopvac to try and pull the rings from where she thought they were hidden in the grass. Now completely stumped Sue turned to the internet. Her daughter told her to buy a metal detector so Sue typed in ring metal detectors . Instead of finding a metal detector to buy she found The Ring Finders. I hadn’t begun my days work yet when Sue called me. We talked and I told her I would be right over. I heard Sue’s story and began my search. The whole front yard, the planter boxes, under the porch, in the juniper bushes and down the front walk was where I searched with no ring found. I knew the minister had cleaned up a bush, so I asked where he put the clippings. So Sue and I headed to the  backyard to the five gallon bucket. I thought for sure I would see her ring in that bucket. However I didn’t see her ring when I searched, not even in a trailer where more clippings had been tossed. Now I knew that a bagged lawn mower had been used on her lawn so as I walked  past Sue talking to her about the landscaper my eyes saw a small shape in the gravel. So I asked Sue what is that? And then again I asked what is that Sue? I circled the rings and then started jumping up and down as I saw the diamond. Sue’s rings had been found. Whether it fell out of the bottom of the bucket or an act of God placed the rings in the gravel. The rings were found. We hugged a bunch, celebrating all the answered prayers and Sue thanked God and me for finding the rings. See, the three rings Sue had lost were on her hand for 58 years. When her husband Gaylon passed away 10 years ago his ring was placed behind hers and soldered together.  So finding those three rings brought back the memories of her late husband and the feeling of their love for one another.

 

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.

 

Second time around – Aggie Ring recovered from the Guadalupe River again!

  • from Kerrville (Texas, United States)

Almost two years ago my son, Shane,  and I recovered an Aggie ring from the Guadalupe River for Rick. Well, Rick called today and said he lost his ring again in the Guadalupe, different place this time. Rick said he marked about where he lost it and it was in shoulder deep water.  Uh, Huh! Shane and I had to swim across to the buoy and stand tip toe on rocks. My mouth was subsurface and my nose was just in the air! About 15 minutes of searching and I heard the tone in my AT Pro, Shane dove down and came up with the ring on this finger. Rick was really glad and lucky to have his ring back on his finger again!

Atlantic Beach: Newlywed’s Gold Wedding Band Lost In The Ocean Found

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Joe and his wife of two months were spending a few days with family and went swimming in the ocean.  Sitting on the beach with his wife, she asked him where is your ring?  It was then the shock of the loss started.  Joe did some research and found The Ring Finders and contacted me later that day.  He admitted, and I could tell, both him and his wife were very upset.  Joe said he was swimming in chest to shoulder deep water.   I informed him that tomorrow morning’s conditions would be best to perform a water recovery search and we agreed to meet at 6 a.m.

Less than 1 hour later Joe was able to grab his gold wedding band out of my sand scoop.  His wife was instantly in tears.  It is such a great feeling to be able to return property that holds so much value to others!