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Lost wedding ring Minnesota lake recovered metal detecting

  • from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)

Lost men’s wedding band at local Minnesota beach while playing catch in the water.  www.theringfinders.com



Gold Diamond Wedding Band Lost On Emerald Isle Beach, Near Pier, Quickly Found

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Haley & Wesley decided to play along the Bogue Inlet Pier shoreline with their babies.  Before heading for the water, Haley gave her wedding set to her Mimi to hold until they returned.  Mimi placed them on her finger.  When Haley returned, Mimi stood up to return the rings.  It was then she realized Haley’s wedding band was missing.

A plea was made on a popular social media group asking for someone with a metal detector to help.  I was quickly alerted to the lost ring and made contact as soon as possible.  I loaded up and made my way to the pier parking lot.  After a rough walk through soft sand and the heat, I met Wesley who didn’t leave the spot of the lost ring.  I started my search from the inside then picked started to grid back when I received a 43 VDI (Video Discrimination Indicator) number on my Deus II metal detector.  I told them this looks promising just before bending down and pulling Haley’s missing ring from it’s hiding spot under the sand.

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Diamond Engagement Ring Found in Tampa, FL

  • from Tampa (Florida, United States)

We enjoyed a fun night at Raymond James last night with the family at the Morgan Wallen concert. The traffic was predictably terrible on the way out and it was after midnight when we finally arrived home.

I checked my phone before bed and noticed multiple missed calls and a text saying a ring was lost. The location was back at the stadium where another concert attendee had lost her engagement ring after the concert.

Because of the time and location, I felt the ring wouldn’t have been found by anyone else and it would be best to meet in the morning to search with the help of daylight and rested eyes. We arranged a 7:00am meeting at the loss location. Timing was urgent due to the couple needing to catch a flight home home in the afternoon the next day.

In the morning, I met with the Erika and her fiancée, who hadn’t gotten much sleep. They explained the ring had flown off her hand, hit a tree branch and fell somewhere in the grass between the parking lot and sidewalk. It was obvious the grassy area had been extensively searched by hand by a group of people the night prior.

I got to work below the tree branch and located the ring in less than five minutes. It was exactly where they said it would be, but below the grass line into the soft dirt. The ring had been stepped on during the previous search! It was undamaged, but it was dirty and pushed well below the grass. It was not visible to the naked eye.

I’m thankful Erika quickly reached out to the ring finders and to Mike McInroe, who referred her to me to assist with this recovery!

Lost Wedding Ring Recovered at Honeymoon Island

  • from Tampa (Florida, United States)

Ring recovered on May 21, 2024. This recovery was another that wouldn’t have been possible without the teamwork of ring finder Steve Thomas and another mutual friend, Scott Carlson who helped with my first recovery at Honeymoon Island.

Mitch lost his gold wedding ring while paddle-boarding between the jetties at Honeymoon Island. Mitch had seen it happen in slow motion. He changed hands on the paddle and his ring popped of his finger, dropped to the board and rolled off into the water. He helplessly watched it disappear into the water below.

Mitch had done something amazing – he dropped a pin on Google maps, which had nearly the exact location where he had dropped the ring into the water. He had contacted Steve Thomas, who was out of town at the time and was referred over to me and Scott for assistance.

Scott had spent a few hours looking for the ring in the late afternoon a day or two prior, but didn’t have luck in locating it. I followed up the next day, using that location as my guide. I got there as close to low tide as possible to get out as far as I could detect.

On may way out into the water, a group of children asked what I was doing with my equipment. I told them I was trying to find a ring somewhere in the water and they wished me luck.

I started zig-zagging the area I felt the ring was most likely to be and there were very few targets out that far. When I hit a loud signal, I couldn’t see the display on my detector as it was completely submerged under water, but I had a good feeling. It took 2-3 scoops and the ring appeared in my scoop!

On the way back to the beach, I showed the children the ring and they cheered for me for finding it! It was the first time I had a cheering section for one of my recoveries!

I got back in touch with Steve and Scott to let them know I located the ring. They passed along Mitch’s contact info and he promptly met me at the beach to receive his missing ring.

Custom Made Wedding Ring Recovered at Honeymoon Island

  • from Tampa (Florida, United States)

Item recovered on July 4th, 2023

I began metal detecting around the time of the pandemic as a way to get out of the house for some exercise. I wasn’t a ring finder – I didn’t even know there was such a thing!

After getting through the learning curve – finding lots of trash, to identifying coins, then targeting jewelry and really learning my machine, I stumbled upon a post on Craigslist at the beginning of June, 2023. A post that another metal detectorist made on behalf of the gentleman, Jacques, who had lost his ring.

I felt this would be a good challenge – like a scavenger hunt with a metal detector and a chance to test my skill! I reached out to the person who made the post, who shared additional details with me and I was off on the hunt.

Jacques was an older gent who lost his ring in the water at Honeymoon Island on day 1 of his vacation. He spent the rest of his time trying to find his lost custom-made wedding ring, even renting a metal detector himself. He had seen another person metal detecting there the day the ring was lost and others had tried to find it, with no luck. Hope seemed to be running out that the ring was either found by someone or claimed by the sea forever.

I searched for this ring on 3 separate occasions, twice in June and finally found it on July 4th, 2023. It was a perfect day for metal detecting – beautiful weather and calm water. Jacques’ ring was the very first target I hit that day, but I didn’t recognize it as the one due to the photo that was provided and the condition of the ring from being in the water for over a month.

After I got home and cleaned up the ring, I consulted with some local friends – people with much more experience than I had and we determined it indeed was the ring Jacques had lost!

What came next would drastically change my metal detecting « hobby » to one of helping people recover lost items as a ring finder: the phone call to Jacques to let him know his ring had been found.

Words cannot described how happy Jacques was to hear the news after giving up hope his ring was lost forever! I had the ring packaged and overnighted to Jacques and he confirmed receiving it the next day.

I joined the ring finders group a few months later and truly enjoy helping reunite people with their lost items! I hope to be able to continue doing this as long as I am able.


  • 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.

Lost Rings Rain When It Pours – Emerald Isle,NC Found By Crystal Coast Ring Finders

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Katie was spending some rest & relaxation from school with some friends along the Emerald Isle beach.  There was a plastic bag they placed jewelry in before swimming.  A quick downpour of rain came in and as they scampered to gather their gear and run for cover, 5 of Katie’s rings fell into the sand.  Katie was very upset when she phoned her mother to explain what had happed.  Her mother contacted me and while Katie and her friends searched for the rings.  A few minutes had passed until I received word they were able to find 4 of the 5 rings.  The last missing ring was a sentimental gold ring.  After a few messages, I started my way to Emerald Isle.  Katie lead me to the area of the beach and I switched on my metal detector and went to work.  The first target was a small piece of ship copper and the second was Katie’s fifth and final ring.

Lost Gold Bracelets in Columbus, OH. “FOUND”

  • from Newark (Ohio, United States)

I received a call about losing a few items of jewelry during a motorcycle accident along the side of the road. We setup a time to complete a search and I was able to find three of the bracelets at the location. He was happy to have the bracelets returned to him.

Lost Gold Bracelets in Columbus, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Bracelets in Columbus, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Bracelets in Columbus, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Bracelets in Columbus, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Bracelets in Columbus, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Bracelets in Columbus, OH. “FOUND”

Crab Grab In Beufort, NC Results in Lost Class Ring, Found By Crystal Coast Ring Finders

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Wilson was spending time at a Beaufort, NC Air BnB and decided to try digging for crabs in the muddy marsh along a small dock that lead to a very narrow channel.  The following day, he noticed his ring was missing.  He was not sure where it was lost but used some common sense.  He had mentioned that he believed it was in the marsh, or the yard but wasn’t sure.  I told Wilson I would search the first thing in the morning, as he texted me in the afternoon, too late to make it out there and I wanted to be sure the landowner or tenants were aware of me arriving.  Wilson trusted me with searching without him there as he would not be able to receive the class ring until Friday.  In the early morning of Wednesday June 12th I headed toward the mucky marsh.  Of course, I picked the wrong side of the pier to start searching and after hunting the right side, I started my search on the left.  After about 10 aluminum can signals, my Minelab Equinox 800 received a screaming 18 signal within arms reach of the pier.  I even said out loud « Oh please, please, please »  and started to dig using my pinpointer to direct me to the metal signal, up from the black mud came Wilson’s class ring!  He is a recent engineering graduate and was thankful the ring from his mother was back in his possession once again!  I thank Wilson for trusting Crystal Coast Ring Finders with finding and Returning his sentimental ring.

Lost Gold Wedding Ring recovered, Union Lake, Union City Michigan

  • from Granger (Indiana, United States)

Zach and Elizabeth had a successful bluegill fishing adventure, until it was time to give the hands a wash in the water. Her wedding ring (set/3-soldered) slipped of as she was rinsing her hand. The murky brown water was about 4.5-5.5ft deep. Most of the shoreline looks similar, but there were bluegill beds and a shiny tea drink-can as landmarks. We worked out the details, now was the time, as I had the day off with no pressing plans. The lake (technically a main local river)is dirty water, murky bottom, with trees, leaves, stumps and branches laying everywhere. Decades of litter, beer cans, pull rings. sinkers, lures, foil, you name it, all laying in the branches and trees. Digging and retrieving targets was difficult. I gridded the spot several times over, making sure they were satisfied I was covering where they desired. After about two hours, it was appearing grim. They did make the most of the time and had caught about 40 nice bluegills. Ha. Knowing that finds often come just beyond where people envision the loss, I suggested allowing me to push beyond the area “one last pass”. A few steps and two targets later, I heard a nice clean tone with a gold range vdi number on the display. The target was suspended in muck pudding, within some tree roots, nearly impossible to scoop out, but by some miracle and lots of patience, the scoop nestled in just right and when I checked the basket I could feel the promising clunk. When the contents got rinsed more, I caught a glimpse of white gold and a ring’s edge!