Short Stories of Lost Wedding Rings Found With a Metal Detector

It’s upsetting to lose something precious to you ­ especially something like your wedding or engagement ring. If you’re lucky enough to find it again though, the excitement and happiness is indescribable. Spreading this type of joy has led many individual metal detectorists as well as metal detecting clubs and organizations to use their equipment and expertise to help when irreplaceable items like these are lost. Here are just a few stories of wedding and engagement rings being found and returned to their delighted owners with the help of metal detectors.

Metal detecting wedding rings

One of the most famous stories of a lost wedding being found with a metal detector comes from the United Kingdom. A young woman was upset with her fiancé and threw her engagement ring into a nearby field. The couple decided to make up and even get married as planned; but that ring wasn’t found until 67 years later when their grandson found it with his metal detector.

Another woman in England lost her wedding ring while gardening. Although she and her husband searched for the ring for days, he ended up buying her a new one. Then 41 years later there were some metal detectorists next door. On a lark, the man asked the neighbors if they’d come search his garden for his wife’s lost ring. The ring was found in just a few minutes right where they’d been looking for it all along.

These services also help metal detectorists place their finds with the owners. Like a California woman who lost her ring at a beach. She contacted a local group of metal detectorists who not only offered to look for her lost ring at the beach, but, who also checked their finds from the last few days for her wedding ring. A local detectorist had in fact found the ring late that same day and he was able to happily return it to her.

Metal detecting for  lost wedding rings

​As these stories show, if you’ve lost your wedding or engagement ring, never give up ­ and call a metal detectorist! They’re happy to help and, in most situations, the metal detector will find in a few moments, what could otherwise be lost for a lifetime.

About The Author:

Daniel Bernzweig manages in Southborough, MA. He has written on the subject of treasure hunting and metal detecting since the mid 1980’s. He enjoys traveling with his metal detector and helping to educate others in the correct use of metal detectors in their explorations.

Daniel Bernzweig

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