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Lost ring in Door County recovered through teamwork!

  • from Green Bay (Wisconsin, United States)

On August 21st, I received a call from Jake about his lost wedding ring at Jacksonport Beach, a popular spot on the east coastline of Door County.   It slipped off his finger in chest-high water about 35-to-50 feet from shore.    I drove out later the next day, after giving some storms time to pass by.    I arrived to see white caps rolling in, but they weren’t too high close to shore in the troughs between the sand bars.   Further out, they were pretty strong.

I knew this would be an arduous search because the Lake Michigan side of the Door County Peninsula is colder than the bay, and fighting the incoming whitecaps can tire a person out pretty quickly.   I taught Jake how to detect small round objects with my ancient Fisher 1280, an analog model that is easy to use because it goes by sound.   I used an AT Pro, which has been pretty effective for me on sand beaches.   Jake used my heavy steel scoop, which has enough weight to be effective in surf.   He is a bigger guy, so he could handle the deeper waves better than I could. I started out about chest deep, and worked my way into the shallows, figuring the waves may have tumbled the ring toward shore.   I worked back and forth closer and closer to the beach, but only found one hammered coin of some kind, to be cleaned and researched later. Jake and his sons arrived to observe and assist, and his wife and baby boy came by later to watch and give encouragement.   After the better part of an hour Jake waded in with a huge smile and his artisanal ring in the scoop!    Nice recovery!  Their whole family was beaming!

Jake gave me a generous reward, which will be used to bring our grandson to a Timber Rattlers and a Milwaukee Brewers game!    I hated to take it, since he was the one who scooped it using my gear, but the main thing is we worked together and found it!

Something gleaming in the scoop!

(Word to the wise:   Wedding bands without protruding stone settings will sink where they fall in sand until they reach equilibrium!   The ring stayed put despite the waves.)

Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement Ring Lost in the weeds, Found and Returned Holden Beach NC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

On Friday, June 16th, I received a call from Jacob saying he had lost an engagement ring off the back deck into some bushes and asked if I could help. He also said that a friend had gone to rent a metal detector. I told him I’d wait to see if they could find it themselves and I’d check back with him. About an hour later, I called him to find out how they were making out. He told me they had been looking for about 3 hours and hadn’t had any luck and asked that I come on up and help. I told him absolutely and I’d be there in about 45 minutes. Got his address, grabbed my gear and hit the road.

When I got there, Jacob and his bride to be, Peyton, were sitting on the outside stairs. We introduced ourselves and they walked me around the back of the house. I was expecting to see a second story balcony, but fortunately the porch was on the main level. Jacob explained that he was standing at the rail looking at the engagement ring and it slipped right out of his hand. He told me he saw it hit the deck and roll off into the weeds and bushes. He had pulled some of the weeds in his effort to look for the ring. I turned on my Equinox and went to work. At one point I used my Gold Bug, but found it to be useless with all the nails, a few bottle caps and pull tabs, that over the course of time had been thrown off the porch. I thought this would be easier than it was or easier than what I was making it. Finally, after almost an hour and researching the weeds that Jacob had cleared out, I moved left towards the end of the porch. I finally got a double signal. I was looking for a VDI (visual Display indicator) of 8-10. I was getting a signal of around 15 and one at 9 within inches of each other. I turned on the pinpointer and started sorting out the targets from the dirt. Bingo! I pushed her buried ring out of dirt. I think we saw it about the same time and I snatched it up. Jacob said something like “here it is.” Peyton, who had been sitting on the ground very patiently, jumped up. She asked me if she could give me a hug and I jokingly told her it was mandatory before she got the ring back. Seeing the joy and excitement on their faces, made this entire search worth every second.

Jacob and Peyton – Thank you for trusting me to help find your lost treasure. I wish you both all the best in your lives together. Have a safe drive back home.



Wedding Band Lost After Topsail Beach Swim Found By Crystal Coast Ring Finders

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Justin and his family were spending the day at a Topsail Beach.  As they were enjoying the day and a beach swim, Justin began to dry his arms and hands on his beach towel.  He felt the ring fly off of his finger but didn’t see where it had landed.  He knew there must be some way to find a person who metal detects to come to his rescue.  Within minutes, he found The Ring Finders and called me to help him recover his ring of almost 9 years.   I told Justin I would load up and begin the 1:30 hour drive.  Upon arrival, and after a few brain fog moments of my own, I began to search the beach.  On about the 3 pass, Justin removed the sun shade that was in the path and  I hit another signal but wasn’t too sure it was Justin’s ring.   As I placed my detector down to further investigate the iffy signal, the Minelab Equinox 800 coil landed upon a strong 12 signal.  I looked up at Justin and said « I think that is your ring »  Sure enough from under the coil and out of the sand, I lifted up Justin’s wedding band.  He was thrilled because he was leaving to head back home very soon!

White Gold Band Lost in the dry sand, Found and Returned in North Myrtle Beach SC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I got a somewhat frantic call from Sherri saying that someone had referred me to help find her lost ring. She said that she had taken her ring off and put it in the cup holder of her beach chair to apply sun screen. When she packed up to leave, she forgot about the ring until the chair had been folded. I confirmed she was in the dry sand when it happened and she said she was. I told her I’d be there in 15 minutes, grabbed my Equinox 800 and hit the road.

When I got to the hotel she was staying out, I called her as I was walking across the board walk to the beach. I saw her at the same time I spotted another detectionist searching the area. Not good, but I understand people are more interested in having their lost item found and not who finds it. When I got to the spot, I recognized JR who is a local beach guy that detects a lot. JR said he hadn’t been able to find it and was getting ready to expand the search area. He also said he had gotten an iffy signal in the sand but nothing solid. I saw the area where he had dug with his small shovel. I asked Sherri for the details and she pointed out the small area she thought she lost her white gold ring in. White gold should ring up around 11 VDI (visual display indicator). I turned my machine on and JR asked me to check the area he had the iffy signal. Two steps and I hit a solid, loud 11, just what I expected. Got the target in the scoop and shook out the sand. BAM!! Sherri’s ring was in the scoop.  I held the ring up for Sherri and she was holding back some tears. JR asked if he could run his detector (Equinox 600) over the ring to see what he got as a signal. His machine sounded a very weak signal and he said he had walked away from it thinking it wasn’t the ring.  Nevertheless, Sherri had her very sentimental ring back.

Sherri, Thank you for trusting me in helping you find your lost treasure. My prayers are with you on your journey over the next few months, I wish you only the very best.



Man Loses Wedding Band in Washington DC Park While Playing Ball with Dog…Found

  • from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)

Charlie’s 18 karat white gold wedding band which professional ring finder, Brian Rudolph, recovered for his client after 4 hours of metal detecting in Washington DC park.

Charlie excitedly holds up his irreplaceable wedding band that was lost while throwing an oversized tennis ball to his dog. Hope came his way when he called member of THE RING FINDERS, Brian Rudolph!

Brian Rudolph, Lost Item Recovery Specialist (Land, Water, Sand, Snow, Leaves, Cliffs, Houses & Vehicles) Will Find Your Lost Keepsake! Call ASAP (301) 466-8644!

Charlie threw an oversized tennis ball to his dog at a park in Washington DC. During one of his throws, he lost his 18 karat white gold wedding band which slipped off of his finger as Charlie’s hand moved forward. The proud canine owner searched for the missing keepsake for hours along with the help of 15 other people who were walking their dogs in the same vicinity at the time of the band’s disappearance.

Later on that same night, Charlie returned to the park with a flashlight and searched for his wedding band for another couple of hours. Sadly, all of his efforts still led to no avail.

The next day, during daylight, again the distraught young man continued his attempts to recover the irreplaceable jewel by raking leaves all over the park to try to locate the ring. Still, there was no ring to be found. Charlie began thinking that maybe somebody had already picked it up, so he started posting signs around the area.

When Charlie got back to his place late that night, he contacted me after somebody in the park recommended THE RING FINDERS – an elite international directory of metal detectorists. That individual had utilized the service of a professional ring finder somewhere else in the world. We set up the appointment to come out the very next day.

At 7:30 a.m. the next morning, I wheeled all of my equipment over to the section of the park where I would be meeting up with Charlie. As soon as my client arrived, he showed me where he was standing and how he threw the tennis ball over to his beloved four-legged friend at the moment when Charlie’s band flew off of his finger. Then, I led us in a prayer to the Lord to help me become a ring hero for my client. Soon after I got right to work.

Charlie thought that he saw his ring move forward and to the right. I told him that people’s recollections can be quite different than where these « little guys » actually end up. I shared that many times the the ring ends up behind the person rather than it propelling forward.

During my four hour metal detecting search, I laid down grid line tapes and covered an area that was 100 feet by 65 feet. People walking in the park probably thought there was some crime investigation going on! Indeed I take my work very seriously! Diligently, I metal detected the entire area of that section of the park.

As the hours progressed, I could tell that my client was giving up hope by the minute. He was certain that I would have found it by that time period. However, I explained to him that doing a search like this could take many hours and that doing a detailed grid search like this one will absolutely not miss an inch of territory. He was worried that someone had eyeballed his special little treasure and carried away forevermore. I told him to remain hopeful.

Towards the end of the four hour mark, I am happy to share that I did in fact recover Charlie’s very handsome 18 karat white gold wedding band! My metal detector picked up the ring’s precious metal signal out in the grass, under some leaves exactly 35 feet on a diagonal right angular path behind where Charlie threw the tennis ball! So not only did the left hand go back and release the ring behind Charlie, but it went over 10 yards to the right of the very perplexed dog owner! Just like I said to him before I started the search, sometimes these rings end up behind the client and not in front or to the sides of where they were standing.

I could not have been more excited when I saw that nice sized silver looking halo just sitting under the leaves and grass waiting to be discovered and returned to its rightful owner!

Charlie couldn’t believe where I found his sentimental keepsake! The two of us gave thanks to the Lord for helping me become a ring hero for my client! Charlie was so grateful that my faith, my unrelenting attitude to find missing jewelry and my years of expertise with finding lost rings led me to the unraveling of this very curious ring loss mystery!


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5 things to do if you lost your wedding ring raking leaves…

  • 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  

Fall is among us and it’s that time of year people are losing their jewelry while raking leaves.

5 things to do If you lost your wedding ring while you were raking leaves…

1- Keep your bags of leaves.

2- Do not put the bags out on the street for city pick up.

3- If you were wearing gloves check them.

4- Save your money and don’t buy or rent a metal detector, hire a professional!

5- Call a Member of TheRingFinders ASAP… www.TheRingFinders.com


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Gold Ring Lost Body Surfing At Surf City Found And Returned

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Jack sent me a text message early Saturday morning asking if I could help find his lost ring.  Jack explained to me he was body surfing Wednesday afternoon when the ring slid off of his finger.  He felt the tide was High during that time and the ring would be found in the wet sand.  Upon arrival, Jack led me to the beach and pointed out the boundaries he believed the ring was within and the search began parallel to the water from high to low.  After a few passes, only 1 dime was found.  I eventually made it to where the surf was rolling in over the beach.  This isn’t much of a problem, it just slows the search process.  Finally, I received a strong signal on my metal detector and my deep & wide scoop went to work and pulled out a large amount of sand containing Jack’s ring.  Jack was working on the other side of the home and didn’t understand why I returned so soon.  He and his family couldn’t believe his ring was found so quickly.

Ring Lost at Ribfest found. Lake in the Hills, Il.

  • from Rockford (Illinois, United States)

The Morning of July 11th, 2022 I received a voicemail from Dana. She said that her husband had lost his wedding ring the night before at the annual Ribfest near their home. She said that the crews were there taking down the tables and chairs but they had already secured permission from the crew and the local police to conduct a search. I brought along my wife Jennifer since the ring was lost in such a large area, I figured 2 people could cover more ground much quicker.  After meeting up with Dana and her husband John we grabbed our gear and the 4 of us walked over to the area where John had been sitting during the festivities. John gave us a rough outline of the areas where he had moved around to during his time there and where he had been sitting most of that time. I decided to start at the farthest point and work back towards where John had been sitting,  while that’s where Jen started. John and Dana said they were going to walk back home and to call or text them if we found it. Before I could get to the far end Jen said she had a strong, shallow signal, so I went back to help her retrieve it from the hard packed dirt. Bam! Jen’s first signal! Right where John said he was sitting was John’s ring! In less than 10 minutes I sent Dana a text with pictures saying « Good news!! »

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

  • from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)

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I received a text from Caroline about her lost ring in Sea Isle City, NJ. It is very sentimental because it’s the first piece of jewelry her boyfriend gave her. She put that ring and another one in her cup holder but forgot to tell her boyfriend they were in there, so both dropped in the sand when he closed the beach chair. I met her on the beach and started to search.
After a few scans with the metal detector, the rings were found!

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Tom Caldie recovers engagement and wedding ring set!

  • from Green Bay (Wisconsin, United States)

Ryan and Krissy contacted me about her wedding band and engagement ring set that was lost in a ditch off of a bike trail near Combined Locks, WI.   It was getting late in the day, so I speedily loaded my metal detecting gear and brought  several  headlamps just in case the sun went down before we could find it.  Krissy had accidently driven off the trail into a steep, rocky and woody ditch.  She was lucky not to be hurt.   In throwing out her arms to break her fall, the ring set went flying into the brush.   I started the couple and their two kids hunting near the trail in case it had fallen off there and I started a pattern in the woody bank.  It always helps to have more people looking, so I bring extra gear for helpers!  After moving aside the branches from a fallen sapling, I heard a signal and saw the ring set sparkling in some leaves.   Luckily, our search ended in smiles!