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Lost Women’s Engagement Ring Found!! NRH, Texas

  • from Fort Worth (Texas, United States)

I received a call Tuesday morning from Ladonna February 20, 2024
She was working in her front yard cleaning out the garden and raking up leaves when she lost her gold engagement ring with a solitary diamond. I told her I would come out this afternoon and locate it for her. I arrived around 3:00 pm and she showed me the area. I video taped this search. She was watching and after about 15 minutes I found it but did not tell her. I started the camera and went over to tell her I didn’t think it was in this area, while she turned away I held out the ring, when she  turned back towards me she got the surprise and her response was priceless.  I’m so glad I made her day. Thank you Lodonna for the experience and thank you for the reward!!!

Lost Wedding Ring Found with Metal Detector in Haitaitai, Wellington, New Zealand

  • from Wellington (New Zealand)

Nathan and Joanna have only been married for 3 weeks and Nathan’s ring was a little bit big for his finger. Although meaning to get it resized it was one of those things he hadn’t got around to doing.

Last night he was at a small park in Hataitai shooting some hoops with a basketball. He felt the ring come off his finger but in the failing light he was unable to find it in the grass.
Returning the next morning he could still not find it and a short time later I met him at the park.
The basketball hoop was mounted on very short grass but backed on to a bank covered in longer grass and weeds. There was a lot of metal trash in the ground and I wasn’t having any success. I got Nathan to show me, again, where he had been and to demonstrate the shot. I could see that there was a possibility that the ring could have flung off behind him.
It was only a few minutes later that I got a good signal in the longer grass. I used my handheld pinpointer and finally found the ring right down on the roots of the grass. Very satisfying as it would have been impossible to find this without a metal detector.

 

LOST GOLD HEIRLOOM IN GREENSBORO, NC…….FOUND!

  • from Jacksonville (North Carolina, United States)

Back on November 12th 2023 a lady called me and said her niece had lost a very sentimental family heirloom gold ring in a patch of ivy while visiting from California for a wedding.

The niece had already left to go back to California. She was so heartbroken she had lost the ring. It was about a two hour drive, but I jumped in the truck and made my way out to try and find it. By the time I got there it was going to be dark in about an hour.

In just a few mins I had found the ring in the ivy and was able to return it to the aunt.

Fast forward three months later and I finally get a picture of the niece with her lost ring back on her finger again!

This gold ring was 1 of my 360 total rings I found in 2023!

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LOST GOLD WEDDING RING IN KNIGHTDALE, NC….. FOUND!!

  • from Jacksonville (North Carolina, United States)

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Two Gold Rings Lost Gardening – Found in Long Grass

  • from Paihia (New Zealand)

Eleanor was weeding around their bach at Tokerau Beach in Doubtless Bay, just some light stuff to tidy up.

Later that day, she noticed her treasured gold and diamond engagement ring and her eternity ring were missing.

Searches of the weeded area and the lawn revealed nothing, so her daughter gave me a call.

Thirty seven years experience in recoveries, and state of the art equipment meant the two rings were swiftly located in long grass surrounding a clump of flax.

A cheaper detector, or novice user would have been unlikely to locate these lost rings as they were very fine, and tucked down deep in the dense foot-high grass of similar colouration.

Just over thirty minutes after arriving, hugs and handshakes were being exchanged now the lost rings had been found and were back in their proper place.

Ring lost in San Diego Bay found

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

Scott was kayaking back in August, and while paddling close to shore, his dog decided to jump out of his kayak and into the water. In the process of getting his dog back inside, Scott’s wedding ring came off and into the drink. He tried to find it, but, with a mucky bottom and poor visibility, we know how that ended. He and his wife Caitlin found me online and asked for help. We met at the site during a minus low tide at 11:30pm. Even though it was a small area to search, there was tons of metal junk and some deep silt/mud at that spot in the bay. Try as I might, I couldn’t come up with it after an extensive search. They thanked me for trying and I told them that I would keep it on my list and would try again whenever I was in the area. My next opportunity came about a month later at another minus low tide at night. Again, I found all sorts of junk, but, no ring. I was thinking it might be in deeper water, but, in walking out deeper, you would sink up to your knees in mud. Not going to be possible to search out there. Fast forward to November and another opportunity to hit the area during a daytime low tide. Went back over the same area and found tons more junk targets, but, after a half hour or so, success!, Scott’s wedding ring came up from a foot deep and into my scoop. A text later to an incredulous Scott and Caitlin where I found that they would be visiting again in town around Christmas. They asked me to hold on to it until then which I gladly agreed to. They came by the day after Christmas and picked up the ring. A pleasure to meet you both and thank you for the reward.

LOST ROSE GOLD RING IN APEX, NC……. FOUND!

  • from Jacksonville (North Carolina, United States)

Got a call last week about a gentleman that had lost his rose gold wedding band while planting azaleas at his house.

He had an exact copy of that ring and I was able to get the exact VDI (VDI 87) of the lost ring! It took me about a min to find his ring!

He and his wife couldn’t believe I had found it so fast!

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2023 ring count: 357 FTY
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24 – Total recoveries/returns FTY
85 – gold rings FTY (10 recoveries – 3 returns) – (5 class rings – 4 US / 1 MEX)
92 – silver rings FTY (1 recovery, 1 return & 1 coin silver) 1×3 in 1 silver ring
3 – platinum (2 recoveries) – 1×2 in 1
1 – platinum & gold (1 recovery)
1 – gold & silver ring (1 recovery)
1 – Pandora LTE MET 54 (silver and palladium)
1 – silver 828 ring
1 – tantalum (1 recovery)
5 – titanium (1 recovery)
14 – tungsten (1 recovery)
1 – lustrium – (1 recovery) (1 class ring)
152 – mixed – copper – steel – aluminum – junk rings FTY

“DIG IT ALL, SAVE SOME HISTORY – RINGS & BURY THE DRAMA”

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Diamond Engagement Ring Lost, Recovered and Returned in Philadelphia, PA!!!

  • from Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, United States)

Liana texted me late on the Friday after Thanksgiving seeking help to find her lost diamond engagement ring. I immediately called her and she told me she had been raking and bagging leaves in her backyard when her ring came up  missing…she thought it probably fell off while raking or bagging the leaves. We made arrangements to meet the following morning at her home in Conshohocken, PA. When I arrived the next  day I sensed Liana’s stress…they had spent many hours dumping and re-bagging all the the leaves in search of the ring already and even purchased a metal detector to try to find themselves. After no luck they read a suggestion online that they could hire a professional…hence the call to me. Liana, her husband and neighbors were all involved in the search…a very nice crew of people! I really wanted to come through for them. Since she said she already dumped and searched and re-bagged the 15 bags of leaves it made sense to scan the small yard first. I scanned the entire yard fully 3 times before I decided the ring is absolutely not there. I was little disheartened because the only thing left were the bagged leaves but they said they thoroughly searched them already.  We decided we needed to dump them again…one at a time…and now I’ll scan all the contents with my Minelab Equinox metal detector….well, we were on bag #7 or 8…when I couldn’t help but smile…I finally got the signal I was hoping for…I nudged the leave pile a bit with my foot and saw the ring! The group was busy re-bagging leaves and didn’t see my hesitation and smile…i savored the moment for a second…then asked Liana to come over…I pointed to her ring in the middle of the leaf pile…oh the joy and relief on her face! Its why I love being a ring finder….I was so happy to be able to come through for them!

LOST 2ct DIAMOND GOLD ENGAGEMENT RING IN JACKSON SPRINGS, NC……….FOUND!

  • from Jacksonville (North Carolina, United States)

Got a call today about a gold wedding ring lost in the backyard from about two weeks ago. While the wife was hanging Christmas lights and putting out other lights on a cold day.

I drive 1.5 hrs away, 10 mins to get the run down and less than a min it was found!!!

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2023 ring count: 354 FTY
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23 – Total recoveries/returns FTY
84 – gold rings FTY (9 recoveries – 3 returns) – (5 class rings – 4 US / 1 MEX)
92 – silver rings FTY (1 recovery, 1 return & 1 coin silver) 1×3 in 1 silver ring
3 – platinum (2 recoveries) – 1×2 in 1
1 – platinum & gold (1 recovery)
1 – gold & silver ring (1 recovery)
1 – Pandora LTE MET 54 (silver and palladium)
1 – silver 828 ring
1 – tantalum (1 recovery)
5 – titanium (1 recovery)
14 – tungsten (1 recovery)
1 – lustrium – (1 recovery) (1 class ring)
151 – mixed – copper – steel – aluminum – junk rings FTY

“DIG IT ALL, SAVE SOME RINGS & BURY THE N n

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Gold and Diamond Earring Lost, Recovered and Returned in Wayne, PA!!!

  • from Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, United States)

Lesley contacted me through the Ring Finders directory after losing  an extremely sentimental gold and diamond earring the day before. She was heartbroken with the loss and determined to find it! When I arrived at her home the next day she explained after a detailed investigation(involving her Ring doorbell camera!) that her valuable earring either fell off in her or her neighbors yard…the local convenience store (Wawa) or the bank. She went to the wawa and bank and looked and asked if anyone found…then went home and printed lost and found signs to post as well. She also purchased a metal detector online to begin searching hers and her neighbors yard. That’s when someone told her about the Ring Finders directory and hence the call to me! When I got there she had the other earring and I was able to calibrate my machine to it. It rang up a strong 12-13 on  my Minelab Equinox Metal Detector….so that was the signal I was looking for! She first took me to the neighbors yard where she stopped to play with there dog …there was a crazy amount of newly fallen leaves in a grassy area around a large magnolia tree. Lesley thought the earring most likely came off while she was playing with the dog…well…she was right! after a 10 minute search…BOOM….sure enough I got a strong 12-13 signal on my machine! With Lesley standing next to me…I spread the deep leaves apart…and behold her beautiful large gold diamond earring! Not sure I have ever seen anyone so emotional as Lesley at that moment…the joy and relief! I was so happy to be able to come through for her!