lost wedding band Tag | The Ring Finders

Ring lost at Pacific Beach found

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

Rowan walked out into the surf to meet her fiance and take his surfboard to try her luck with the waves. She didn’t want to do that with her engagement ring on, so, she took it off to hand to him so he could bring it up to where they were camped on the beach. Ooops, fumble, and into the drink it went in knee/thigh deep water. It instantly disappeared under the sand and no amount of frantic searching was going to make a gold ring pop back up again. After a recommendation to try TheRingFinders.com, Rowan contacted me and we set up a time a couple of hours later (at a lower tide) to conduct the search. We met up at 7:30pm that night with no problem and decided on the boundaries of the search area. I had asked earlier for them to take a few photos of the search area, and count how many paces from the dry sand to the approximate « drop » point it was so it would help zero in on the spot. We picked a line running from sand to surf to start my grid. After several passes on both side of that center line, it was recommended that it was more likely to be toward the south rather than north. I ran another dozen passes to the south with only one cent being found in that entire area. I went up and asked how far south I should go and we decided to resume my grid north a couple more passes before I decided to start my cross grid parallel to the water’s edge. On the 2nd and last planned pass to the north, I hit a most promising 31 on my Equinox 900. One shallow scoop and I had a beautiful engagement ring matching the description in my scoop. It was now dark and Rowan and her friend had taken a walk, but, her fiance and his friend were waiting up on a blanket in the dry sand. I walked up to them and asked if I should go any further to the north. They didn’t think so. I asked if they had a light so I could look at something as I had left my phone and keys there with them while I was in the water. I said good, as I was getting cold and glad I didn’t have to go back into the water to find this…..and produced the ring in the light! They were bowled over and hatched a plan to surprise Rowan. We took a few photos of the ring, called Rowan to say I was calling it a night, and asked her to return to discuss a future search. When she and her friend returned, I handed her my card and said she could have it, as it was my prop for this….and handed her the ring. An overwhelmed Rowan shed a few tears and gave me a big hug before we took a few more photos and bid each other farewell. A pleasure to meet you all, my best wishes on your upcoming wedding, and thank you for the reward.

Surf School Ring Recovery at Santa Claus Beach Carpinteria

  • from Santa Barbara (California, United States)

If you find yourself suddenly without your ring call or text Ventura County Ringfinders at 805-290-5009 so we can make a plan to get it back to you ASAP!

I got a call yesterday morning from Taylor who had a mishap with her ring while assisting at A-Frame Surf Shop’s summer surf camp at Santa Claus Beach in Carpinteria. She had placed her ring inside a clipboard for safe keeping only to have it disappear while someone got into the clipboard! The ring had huge sentimental value as she had gotten the ring while on a trip to Morocco so it was imperative we recover the ring and get it back.

A half-hour into the search and her good luck ring was right back where it belonged, on Taylor’s finger.

If you lose your ring don’t hesitate but call or text immediately day or night so I can formulate a plan to get your ring back. Time is of the essence and you don’t want to waste it so call or text me at 805-290-5009.

Lost Wedding Ring, Spring Hill, Fl. …Found!!!

  • from Dunedin (Florida, United States)

Steve Thomas
Dunedin Ring Finder   lostringdunedin.com

“It’s only lost until I find it!”

Lost a ring or other metal valuable at the beach or in a grassy or sandy area? Jewelry slip off of you while working outside, playing with the dog or swimming? Please contact me ASAP at (843) 995-4719 or @dunedinringfinder. I offer a FREE metal detecting service, reward optional but appreciated upon recovery!

While I was in Texas with my wife Jan for the birth of our second grandson Anson and visiting with his brother Tillman and parents Joe and Madison (our daughter), I was contacted by Michelle from the Weeki Wachee/Spring Hill Florida area in early May who told me that she lost her wedding ring while doing yard work. Even though the ring had been lost in a location that could not be searched by anyone without Michelle’s permission, I asked Michelle if she would like to wait until I returned to Florida to search for her or if she prefer that I try to contact another trusted detectorist to search as soon as possible. Michelle told me that she could wait until my return and because we would be driving back from Texas in three weeks and passing within five minutes of her home, I could search for her then.

At the end of May, we headed back to Florida, stopping several places along the way. The day before we were to pass by Michelle’s home, I contacted her and set up a time to meet her. As we got close to the loss location the next day, Michelle texted to say that something had come up and that she would not be able to meet me for the search. I told her that we would set up another time after I returned home.

Michelle and I were able to set up another search time several weeks later and that day I made the hour long drive with my detecting buddy Jim Facinelli who was going to assist in this search as well as another search for a ring in the cool spring water at Crystal River.

We arrived at Michelle’s home and shortly after, we received some more details about the loss and we began our search. Michelle and her husband had been working on their irrigation system in the left side front yard which involved a lot of digging when she realized that her ring was missing from her finger. She had thoroughly searched the area which was more dirt than grass but had been unable to find it. Michelle’s daughter Christalynn had earlier searched with her own beginners metal detector but had been unable to find her mother’s ring. Jim and I scanned the area for about 45 minutes and dug several coins along with various pieces of scrap metal. There was very little grass for a ring to hide in but that area had seen some vehicle traffic in addition to the irrigation work so the ring could have been pushed further under the ground surface. The loss area was not large and Michelle was certain that she had lost her ring in this area so we gridded it several times and dug every target. I dug a possible gold target near a utility pole and out popped Michelle’s wedding ring from about a two inch depth! I held up the ring to show Jim and we both celebrated. As Michelle and her daughter had gone inside the house to take a quick break from the heat, Jim suggested that we have Christalynn come outside with her metal detector and “find” the ring. We reburied the ring and had Michelle and Christalynn come outside to the spot and Christalynn got a signal on her detector and began digging. She dug up a penny near the ring before she found the ring and proudly handed it to her mother! Thanks to Jim for that great idea and his assistance with the search.

Michelle, thank you for trusting the Dunedin Ring Finder to find and return your ring almost two months after you lost it!

Lost Wedding Ring Loon Point Beach Carpinteria Found by Expert Metal Detector

  • from Santa Barbara (California, United States)

I got a text early Friday morning sharing with me how a wedding ring had gotten lost in the sand at Loon Point Beach north of Carpinteria CA. It’s a familiar story, in an effort to take care of their rings prior to swimming, they are taken off and then stored in a pocket or the edge of a towel. For Michael, he had done just that, he had placed his wedding ring in the cup holder of his beach chair so he wouldn’t lose it in the ocean when he went swimming.

As the day went on he had completely forgotten about his ring and he and his wife packed things up and went back home oblivious to the fact that his ring had somehow bounced out of the cup holder somewhere on the beach or path leading back to the parking lot. This is where Ventura County Ringfinders stepped in.

I got to the beach and after talking with the couple I went to the area they were sitting at yesterday and begin to grid. I immediately found a quarter and a dime which was good news as I am always worried another detectorist might find it before I do and given that I found the coins I knew no one had been through here.

On my 3rd pass of the area I got a solid mid tone and I was pretty sure I had the ring in the scoop and a couple of shakes of the scoop proved me correct.

Michael was getting his ring back.

If you ever find yourself in this predicament don’t panic, call or text Dave, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties ringfinder at 805-290-5009 and I will come out and see you get reunited with your ring, necklace or pendant. Time is not on your side so reach out as soon as possible. Take pictures of the area as our minds sometimes forget the details when we are upset or anxious.

If you need the services of a Ringfinder in Fillmore, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Port Hueneme, Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo, Carpinteria, Ojai, Santa Paula, Santa Clarita, Santa Barbara, Montecito or Summerland call or text at 805-290-5009.

Pendant found in Santee

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

Mick contacted me wanting to find a pendant that his father used to wear before he passed. Mick himself buried the gold nugget pendant on the other side of a retaining wall in the back yard of the family residence for safe keeping. Now, years later, the mother has passed too and the house is to be sold, so, time to dig up the pendant….except Mick can’t quite remember exactly where that is, or, how deep, except that he didn’t think it was more than a foot. After some digging in a 3′ X 15′ area, he decided using a metal detector would be much easier. I met him at the site this morning before it got too blazing hot. A relatively small search area, but, rebar in the retaining wall, irrigation plumbing, various metal junk, and landscape lighting made it a bit more difficult. After using both my 15″ and 6″ coils without success, it was time to scrape off a layer to get to deeper targets. With the sun starting to poke through the overcast, I could feel why shoveling this dirt was plan B. Another pass over the search area finally produced a non-ferrous signal worth investigating. Even though the pendant was initially buried inside a plastic bag, no remnants of said bag came to light, but, the pendant did! A happy Mick can now sell the house without any sadness or lingering doubts about leaving his family heirloom behind. A pleasure to meet you Mick, and thank you for the reward.


  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Rhonda’s husband gave me a call stating his wife was doing yard work and working with plants in their backyard when she later noticed her diamond and gold ring was missing.  They tried to retrace her steps and even dumped out some potting soil and searched around the garden hose she used to clean up.   I made plans to travel North and agreed to meet Rhonda’s husband shortly after he arrived home.  I pulled into the driveway at 5:00pm and was given the short story of where to search.  I asked the common questions such as… was she wearing gloves?  Did she throw anything away…  While her husband started to search the garbage, I made a few sweeps in the backyard.  There wasn’t any long grass near the house and a few metal objects I tried to avoid.   The backyard did have many metal targets but, using my pinpointer, I confirmed they were not laying above ground in the grass.  I was told Rhonda changed the soil in a plastic planter on the back porch and I thought to myself, why not give that a scan too.  As I ran the pinpointer up and down the sides of the plant container, I heard a beep and Rhonda’s husband glanced over about the same time I look in his direction.  With his permission,  I removed the plant from the pot and scanned again to receive an even stronger signal.  My hand grabbed some of the soil and when I opened my fingers, Rhonda’s ring was found.  This is just another example of thorough detective work and anything is possible.


  • from Jacksonville (North Carolina, United States)

About 3 weeks ago, I received a call from a gentleman that had lost his wedding ring about five years ago while winterizing his boat on Lake Gaston. While he was putting a tarp over the top of his boat his ring slid off, due to the colder weather. It dropped in about 5-6 feet of water at the time.

We agreed on a date and time for me to drive the 2 hour 40 min (one way) trip to see if I could recover it. It took me 25-30 mins to gear up, get the back story before I got in the water. 

After about 5-8 mins… 1st target (piece of aluminum) 2nd target a thick and heavy 18k gold ring! “SUCCESS!”

After meeting his wife she admitted she teared up when their daughter told her, ”He found daddy’s ring!” She also admitted, “I didn’t think it could be found and thought it was a waste of time!” Glad I was able to change that mind set and make them all happy!! They shared an awesome/funny story about the inscription on the ring. It says “I LOVE TATOR TOTS, BUT I LOVE YOU MORE” they met while ordering tots! It’s always nice to learn things about the folks you help, especially something that can’t be replaced!

While there, I was told the owner of the house had lost his white gold wedding ring near the water while removing water grass and tossing it up to the bank. After about 40-50 mins I found that ring too!


Ring count for 2024: 17 (9 recoveries)
GOLD – 6 (6 – recoveries)
SILVER – 7 (2 – recoveries)
COBALT – 1 (recovery)
JUNK – 2



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Lost Gold and Diamond Wedding Band Honeymoon Island State Park, Fl. …Found!!!

  • from Dunedin (Florida, United States)

Steve Thomas
Dunedin Ring Finder   lostringdunedin.com

“It’s only lost until I find it!”

Lost a ring or other metal valuable at the beach or in a grassy or sandy area? Jewelry slip off of you while working outside, playing with the dog or swimming? Please contact me ASAP at (843) 995-4719 or @dunedinringfinder. I offer a FREE metal detecting service, reward optional but appreciated upon recovery!

Recently I saw a post on a local social media discussion page where a visitor to Honeymoon Island State Park named Jeff had lost his wedding band in the water in the Oasis Beach section.  I also noticed that several people who had responded to Jeff’s post had recommended my services. I reached out to Jeff on the post and he messaged my page with the loss details.  Jeff and his wife Kim live about two hours away in the Villages but he was able to provide me with some details about the loss location including some photos. Jeff explained that he was in the water about 10 to 15 feet right of a dune line tree and felt his ring slip off in waist deep water.

The next day I arrived at the loss location with my wife Jan as my “direction” assistant, fired up my Minelab Equinox 900, and began yet another water search for the “needle in the haystack”. A water search is especially challenging when you don’t have the person who lost the ring with you on site to provide an even more precise location but Jan and I were convinced we were in the right spot. I searched for about three hours, ever expanding out from where I began, using shore markers to try to not go over the same ground twice but because you can’t grid search in the water like you can on land, this is almost impossible. I dug a few trashy targets while I searched because when I’m searching for a gold ring, I dig every target. At almost the three hour mark and slightly north of where I began my search, I hit a promising target. After several sandy scoops, out popped the same white gold and diamond ring in Jeff’s photo! I messaged Jeff a photo and simply said “Found It!”. Obviously Jeff and Kim were thrilled and amazed that I was able to recover Jeff’s ring but to be honest it never ceases to amaze me either because no matter how much time you spend with good equipment, you still have to pass close enough to detect the item you’re looking for. Many call that “luck”; I choose to believe there is a little “divine guidance” involved. We set up a time about two weeks later when Jeff and Kim would back be in the area for the return.

Jeff and Kim, thank you for the generous reward and for trusting the Dunedin Ring Finder to find your ring. I was so blessed to have found it!

Men’s Lost Wedding Band Found and Returned, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

  • from Falmouth (Massachusetts, United States)

Mark was enjoying a swim at the beach, only to find that his gold wedding band had disappeared.  His wife did some searching on the Fabulous Falmouth web page and discovered the searches and recoveries I’d made with The RingFinders.  Early the next day I received her call for help.  Fortunately, low tide was coming up in a couple of hours, similar to the timing of the loss the previous day, so I arranged to meet Mark at the beach to do a search.  He described how he had put lotion on his hands before going in the water, and he felt confident that the slippery lotion and shrinkage in the cool ocean accounted for the ring making an unwanted exit from his finger at some point during his swim.  We identified the boundaries of a substantial area where the ring might be and I headed out to do a search.  I started shore-parallel swaths at the deep edge of the area and slowly worked toward the beach, keeping ahead of the incoming tide.  A frustratingly large number of solid targets turned out to be aluminum trash, but after about four hours I dug a sweet gold signal and his beautiful ring came up in my scoop.  Mark had left an hour or so earlier, so I called him and he returned to collect his ring.  It was a great to see the big smile on Mark’s face, and it was another great day for The RingFinders!

Platinum Wedding Band Lost Jumping off Cottage Boathouse Roof, Lake of Bays, Baysville, Muskoka, Ontario Lakes

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

Lost platinum wedding band jumping off boathouse roof.

Adam and his family were enjoying a lovely weekend at the Family cottage on Lake of Bays in the beautiful Muskoka’s cottage country. It also happened to be his wedding anniversary.

Adam decided to jump off the top of the boathouse into the water below. When he surfaced, his platinum wedding band was missing.

One of Adam’s Friends across the lake had mentioned me, as I recovered another lost wedding band for one of their mutual Friends in Otty Lake, Ottawa.

The water depth where the ring ended up was unknown but Adam felt it was definitely over 10’ deep.

I proceeded to use my Dive BLU3 Nomad air supply system with a hose length 30’ depth. Unfortunately, the Nomad unit was not operating properly as I was taking in water. I then switched to my smaller unit the NEMO for a hose reach 10’ depth. I managed to hear the tone of the platinum ring with a reach of 3’. Do I completed some temporary repairs to the Nomad unit and went back in the water.

After a few minutes back in the water I re-located the tone of platinum and recovered his wedding band.

I’d like to thank Adam and his family for their generous donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation! Not only did he receive his wedding band, but he also received a tax receipt for his donation!

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