- Land/Shallow Water Search
Cost For My Service
I work on a reward basis, only if your lost item is found. I do ask for a small call out fee to cover my gas and expenses if the item is not found.
I am able to search beaches and shallow water or any place you lost your ring, jewelry, even your car keys!
All Southern New Jersey Beaches including Avalon NJ, Brigantine NJ, Margate NJ, Ventnor NJ, Longport, Ocean City NJ, Strathmere NJ, Sea Isle City NJ, Stone Harbor NJ, North Wildwood NJ, Wildwood NJ, Wildwood Crest NJ, Cape May NJ, Delaware, Southeastern PA, Northeastern Maryland, Chester County PA, Delaware County PA, Montgomery County PA, Bucks County PA Philadelphia PA, South Jersey.
John Favano's Bio
My name is John Favano and I enjoy metal detecting and treasure hunting. I have joined The Ring Finders because I enjoy returning sentimental items that were lost. Feel free to contact me at any time and I will search for lost ring, jewelry or other valuable items.
John Favano - Recent Blog Post
Lost a ring? Call Now! 215-850-0188 The day prior, Carl had been clearing snow in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, when his treasured diamond and gold chain, with a pendant, vanished into the snowy expanse. The following morning, Carl reached out to me with a phone call. Upon my arrival, I asked for additional details and […]
Lost a ring? Call now! 215-850-01 8 Dev was visiting friends in Sea Isle City, NJ for a few days when he realized his wedding band had gone missing in the sand. He suspected that it might have fallen out of his beach bag. Despite searching extensively, he was unable to locate the ring. Dev […]
Lost a ring? Don’t wait to call! 215-850-0188 I received a call from Donna after she lost an extremely sentimental piece of jewelry that was given to her by her husband. It was a bracelet that she wore regularly. She had it on earlier in the day when she walked her dog in Longport, NJ. […]
Lost a ring? Call now! 215-850-0188 Tyler and Jenny decided to spend a week in Brigantine, New Jersey, for a relaxing getaway. During their stay, Tyler removed his wedding band and placed it in the pocket of his beach chair. After returning to their vacation home, they realized the wedding ring was missing then Tyler […]
The class ring was found! I received a call from Dieter, owner of the Fishtown Pizza Truck, that Darby had lost her ring on the beach in the sand. The family was happy the sentimental ring was found! I
John Favano - Testimonials
I highly recommend his services! (2024)
John was awesome! He found my diamond chain and pendant with my deceased son’s picture that was a gift from my girlfriend that got lost in the snow! I highly recommend his services!
I would definitely recommend you. Thanks for what you Do. You are the best. (2023)
The Ring Finder is awesome. He found my friends nephew’s hearing aid. He is a great guy and didn’t give up the search until he found it. Keep up the good work - you are wonderful for doing what you do. I would definitely recommend you. Thanks for what you Do. You are the best.
John is a miracle worker... (2023)
I lost my 1962 heirloom wedding ring in the sand while surfing in Wildwood. I had to catch the ferry back to DE and had to leave. I didn’t know what to do, then I got recommended to John by a Facebook group. He was amazing from start to finish. I gave him a rough area of where the ring may be. He worked his magic and round it in hours.
This ring means so much to my family and I, John is a miracle worker in the flesh! Can't express how cool of a person and thing he does to help people that are in need.
Thanks again from the Turners.
His service is incredible. He has a heart of gold! I couldn’t recommend a better ring finder because he is the best! (2023)
John was a godsend on our jersey shore vacation! After taking our dog to the dog park, my husband threw a tennis ball and his wedding band flew off into the sand! We searched for close to 2 hours before I called John. He came as fast as he could and saved the day! His service is incredible. He has a heart of gold! I couldn’t recommend a better ring finder because he is the best! Thank you again John!
If you have lost something, I cannot recommend John enough! While he found my ring in a short time, the fact that he was prepared to go back and look several times if he hadn't been successful told me a lot about his character... (2023)
My wife and I had an amazing wedding, every aspect of it was storybook. The day after the wedding we were at Ocean City with family and friends and no sooner than I came out of the water I noticed my ring had come off. Everyone's wedding band is special but this one was my late father's. Not only that, but my mom had made it for him. It's a one of a kind and means a lot to my family and me, we were all devastated that it had been lost.
As soon as we left the beach and I had internet service, I did a Google search and Ring Finders of South Jersey was at the top of the list. It was late Friday evening but I noticed they were open 24 hours a day so I took a chance and called. John answered, we talked and came up with a plan to meet the next day at low tide. I wasn't confident that John would find it but I was hopeful after talking with him and that definitely made it easier to sleep that night.
We met up on Saturday morning, reviewed events of the previous day, and identified the general area where I most likely was when I lost the ring. At that point he went to work with his equipment. He said to me before he started, "don't get excited if you see me digging". Within 10-15 minutes of searching, he had located something in the wash area and started digging. After the 2nd scoop, he started to walk my way and asked if I could describe the ring. I was overwhelmed, he had found it.
If you have lost something, I cannot recommend John enough! While he found my ring in a short time, the fact that he was prepared to go back and look several times if he hadn't been successful told me a lot about his character and that he cares about helping people. Thank you, John and God Bless!!
I can not express my gratitude enough and recommend him to anyone! (2023)
John is a true savior. I had completely given up hope of finding my engagement ring that flew off my finger into the sand at a beach bar and John was nothing short of an absolute hero. He was extremely patient and kind and refused to give up. He came to meet us at the bar at 1AM and found my ring just before closing. I can not express my gratitude enough and recommend him to anyone!
It started out as a beautiful Memorial Day morning... (2023)
It started out as a beautiful Memorial Day morning. The wind finally backed off and the waves were semi-clean and the water was warm. Just what the doctor ordered...
So I'm headed down to 11th street with the key wrapped in my NEON GREEN TOWEL. I put it as I always do where I can keep an eye on it while I'm in the water. I paddle out, catch a few fun ones, then I see the tractor headed toward my towel.. thinking to myself "this guy sees my NEON GREEN BEACH TOWEL right?" After a little while he was done and I could see my towel so I decided to head back grab a coffee. I walk up to my NEON GREEN BEACH TOWEL and ##$%#?? Key is gone. Cellphone locked in the car. St Anthony St Anthony please come around... no luck, so we wind up calling John..
Long story made short, he shows up with his equipment and gets to work..
After an hour or so he finally calls us tells us to come down to the beach. I'm thinking shlt, at least he tried.. I walk up, he has a bummed look on his face like 'I'm really sorry', then pulls the key out of his pocket.. Surprise! Great acting job John!
I couldn’t be happier with the service provided... (2022)
I lost my wedding ring chopping wood. Ring Finders came out the next day and found it in about 10 minutes. I couldn’t be happier with the service provided. If you live in south jersey, I highly recommend them!
So grateful and thankful for his help, I 100% recommend his services… (2022)
John was very prompt and communicated well! I had lost my wedding ring in the sand while packing up chairs and umbrellas. Within 15 mins of John starting his search, he was able to locate it! So grateful and thankful for his help, I 100% recommend his services if you are ever in need!!
John is phenomenal! (2022)
After returning home to Delaware from a day in Ocean City, I realized I had lost my wedding band, engagement ring, and an accent ring. I searched the internet and found an article that mentioned John. I reached out to him via text and he immediately called me. We discussed the details of the situation and concluded the conversation around 11pm. 4:15 am, I received a text message with a picture of my rings. Not only did he find my jewelry, but I didn't even have to go back to Jersey to retrieve them. He met me in Delaware.
John is phenomenal!
We are so appreciative of John’s amazing accuracy of his expertise! (2022)
We are so appreciative of John’s amazing accuracy of his expertise! Words cannot express how relieved and elated we were at his finding Lydia’s precious rings.
John is amazing, he found my sister-in-law’s lost rings IN the ocean!!! (2022)
John is amazing, he found my sister-in-law’s lost rings IN the ocean!!!
The rings, which had sentimental value, fell off her finger while in the ocean, and he came with his metal detectors and found both of them within an hour. We were stunned.
he's so nice and helpful! thank you so much! (2022)
I lost my ring and necklace on the beach and he came out in 10 minutes to find it! he's so nice and helpful! thank you so much!
don’t waste your time on your hands and knees combing the sand, John and The Ring Finders is the best and most successful solution! (2022)
John saved our night!! He arrived very quickly after we called, was very professional and got right to work. I was devastated and had lost all hope after forgetting my ring in my beach chair’s side pocket. We had a large group looking for it, plus other helpful beach-goers, with no luck. John arrived and found it in 5 minutes flat!! Don’t waste your time on your hands and knees combing the sand, John and The Ring Finders is the best and most successful solution! Thanks so much!
Found my wedding ring after I'd given up hope! Made it look easy. (2022)
John picked up on first call and was on the beach with me within 30 minutes. Found my wedding ring after I'd given up hope! Made it look easy.
Not all hero’s wear capes, some come with metal detectors ... (2022)
Not all hero’s wear capes, some come with metal detectors to find your husbands wedding ring! Came to save the day within the hour. Found his ring within 5 minutes. Was well worth the call and turned the weekend back around! Thank you so much!!
So thankful! (2022)
John was recommended to us by a friend-communicated with me until he got there in 45 minutes. Found in 10 minutes. So thankful!
We highly recommend the service in the event you need the help, do not hesitate just call... (2022)
John is very responsive and knowledgeable. It took him less than 20 mins to find my husband's class ring that was lost in the surf in Brigantine NJ. Just when you think it could be lost forever, make the call…John will help! Thank you for turning our day and situation around. We highly recommend the service in the event you need the help, do not hesitate just call. We are the #203 customer with a successful ring recovery, thanks John!
John is the real deal! Came out on a Friday night and worked his magic... (2022)
I knew who to call when my friend lost her ring on the beach in OCNJ because of others' posts on Facebook. John is the real deal! Came out on a Friday night and worked his magic. Prompt, nice and reasonable! Hope my story gives you hope too if you've lost your ring or other valuables.
Thank you John!! (2022)
I lost my wedding rings on beach in Ocean City and John was able to find it for me. So professional. I am sharing his contact information with everyone I know in case they ever lose jewelry on the beach. Thank you John!!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Thank you and I pray God blesses you! : ) (2022)
My daughter lost her ring and we were so thankful that John was able to find it very quickly! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Thank you and I pray God blesses you! : )
Thank you, Ring Finder, for reuniting my in-laws again. (2022)
My mother-in-law passed away right after their 45th anniversary. Since than my father-in-law wore her wedding ring and cross on a necklace around his neck. Thinking he was keeping it safe he put it in his beach bag while we were down the shore this week.
When he reached for a towel from the bag he must’ve inadvertently knocked the necklace out. We didn’t discover this until we had gotten home. Needless to say he was devastated. I remembered seeing a post a month ago about the Ring Finders and quickly looked John up.
Within 2 hours he was here searching for the ring. Less than an hour later my father-in-law was reunited with his most cherished possession. Thank you, Ring Finder, for reuniting my in-laws again.
Thank you again for finding the ring! We are all in awe of your dedication and talent! (2022)
Hi John. It's Teri. Thank you again for finding the ring! We are all in awe of your dedication and talent! Here is the back story to help you... My son, Patch, was digging in the sand and decided to take off his grandfather's WWII ring. He put it in the cup holder of a beach chair for safe keeping. Unknowingly his cousin, Cameron, packed up the chair and went to the water to clean up beach toys with the chair on her back. When we realized the ring had fallen out before leaving the beach, my whole family did a mad search in the sand. We figured if it was in the water, it was lost forever. I resigned myself to the prospect that the ring was lost at sea where my father's ashes were spread. My dad was a Merchant Marine and always had a love of the sea, so it seemed a fitting place, although it was a tough loss especially for my son. That evening I thought I might put it out there on Facebook. It was a Longshot, but thought it couldn't hurt. Almost immediately people were commenting about John, the ring finder...
Cannot recommend John more. If you ever lose anything on the beach or even in shallow water give him a call (2022)
John met my wife within an hour of calling him and he found her rings that we thought were lost in the sand forever. Cannot recommend John more. If you ever lose anything on the beach or even in shallow water give him a call.
He is the best and highly recommend him... (2022)
John was able to find my ring that I thought was gone forever! He is the best and highly recommend him. I couldn’t thank him enough!
So glad Regina got that precious sentimental ring back... (2022)
To think we were there to see the entire range of emotions. So glad Regina got that precious sentimental ring back and those tears were now tears of joy. John you made that happen!
Thanks so much, highly recommended. (2022)
Super lucky to have had such a quick response from you! So friendly and helpful, I was grateful to have my phone and wallet found after less than 30 min on an entire beach!! Thanks so much, highly recommended.
Look no further than John Favano metal detection. (2022)
I called John after losing my wedding ring in the sand 4-5 hours prior. He told me that he would be at my location within 1.5 hours and arrived even faster than his stated time. I could tell by his confidence that we we going to find my ring and that is exactly what happened.
Within two minutes of getting to the approximate location, John used his metal detector equipment and bucket to pull the ring from the grips of the deep sand. Look no further than John Favano metal detection.
Thank you SO MUCH, John! (2022)
"I called John Favano the day after Easter. My son lost his wedding band at a flower festival on Easter.
It was raining, so my son called him on Tuesday. He found it! What a wonderful day! Thank you SO MUCH, John!"
Could not recommend enough! (2021)
John was fast, professional, friendly, and most importantly: effective. He found my wedding ring in no time flat, and I couldn't be happier. Could not recommend enough!
You truly saved the day and my vacay! (2021)
What a nice guy! Thank you John, for what you do! I am forever grateful that you found my grandmother’s holy medal buried in the sand. It is a very special item that makes me feel closer to one of the most important people in my life. You truly saved the day and my vacay!
Friend of ours found The Ring Finders and John responded instantly... (2021)
My father in law lost his wedding ring 8/12 at 11:15 am. Friend of ours found The Ring Finders and John responded instantly. John searched for an hour and twenty minutes, then we heard the words we were all praying for… “I found it!” Low and behold, at about 7:00 pm, there it was, Dads wedding ring, it was buried 10 inches under the sand in waist deep water and John found it!!! Now it is back on his hand where it belongs ?? Thank you John!
Please take it from Emily and I, call The Ring Finders South Jersey at 215-850-0188 right away! (2021)
So this has been our past 24hrs, from playing with the pup outside in the snow, to losing an engagement ring in the snow, to searching until midnight to give up frustrated. Working from home today, waiting for dicks sporting goods to open so I can go in to get a metal detector in a snow storm, to searching for hours until calling John at The Ring Finders South Jersey. He drove as it started snowing hard again to help us find our ring within five minutes. Thanks again John! Please take it from Emily and I, call The Ring Finders South Jersey at 215-850-0188 right away!
John was amazing! I cannot recommend him enough! (2020)
John was amazing! I cannot recommend him enough! We didn’t see that the ring was gone until we were just about to leave. We searched for an hour and a half with no luck. I thought it was gone for good. John came quickly and found it within minutes!! I don’t know what I would have done without him! Can’t thank him enough!!
My husband Scott and I are so grateful to have been referred to The Ring Finders... (2020)
My husband Scott and I are so grateful to have been referred to The Ring Finders while on vacation in Ocean City. He found my husbands ring within minutes of looking. He had gotten out of the ocean and went to apply lotion and it slipped right off. We just got married during the COVID 19 and finally got to get away and the excitement continued. Thank you for your service, communication, and reliability.
Unbelievable! He was amazing!! Definitely worth calling if you lose any jewelry at the beach... (2020)
My daughter lost her ring at 8 pm last night while in ankle-deep water after a storm. I thought for sure it was gone. The following day a friend sent me his link that she saw on Facebook. I wasn’t going to call because I thought there was just no way but I did. He came out right away and my daughter showed him approximately where she thought she lost it. Less than an hour later he found the ring which wasn’t so close to where she showed him. I still am in disbelief. Unbelievable! He was amazing!! Definitely worth calling if you lose any jewelry at the beach, even in the water!! Thank you so much!"
He was professional and happy to help. Highly recommended! (2020)
Thank you, John, so much for finding my engagement ring in the sand. I was in a panic and didn’t know what I was going to do.
Within minutes the ring was found. He was professional and happy to help. Highly recommended!
appreciation of John’s kindness and services. (2019)
John’s ring finding services are impeccable. He let me know when he was available, called the day before to confirm and gave me a half hour heads up arrival notice. He felt completely trustworthy to search for a precious lost ring. It’s his hobby but also a skill generously offered to help find a ring that has many levels of value for me. I lost a gold band while giving my dog a bath on our deck. It traveled somewhere covered in abundant fall leaves from our humongous beech trees. He warned us against racking since we could accidentally discard the ring with the leaves. So the ring was totally lost from view. This ring’s design replicates one my mother wore and my closest friend wears an identical ring. Within 15 minutes he successfully located my treasured ring making me truly happy. In deep appreciation of John’s kindness and services.
What an amazing work that John and The Ring Finders are doing for people everywhere! (2019)
Yesterday while I was on the beach near the water, I took off my rings to put on sunscreen and placed them in the velcro pocket of my beach chair. I only placed them there thinking that I would just put them right back on again, but I forgot about them.
Eventually we moved our chairs from near the water up to the dry sand and about an hour later I suddenly remembered my rings and checked the pocket but they were missing. I immediately had a meltdown and was sobbing because I knew that they must have been lost in the sand and that they could be anywhere.
My family and I all started searching and other people joined in to help out. After searching for about an hour without any luck and with it getting later in the day we knew that we would have to leave the beach without the rings.
Before we did, we searched the web and found John Favano’s number from The Ring Finders and gave him a call. It was so hard to leave the beach without the rings, but I was comforted knowing that there was still hope.
I was praying and reading the many testimonials on the ring finders and gained more hope and confidence that John would be the answer to our prayers. We met John around 5:45 on the beach the next morning and he found both rings in less than an hour and a half about 6-10 inches below the surface of the sand.
We never would have found my rings without John’s help and skills. He was so kind, humble, and professional! What an amazing work that John and The Ring Finders are doing for people everywhere! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I thank you from the bottom of my heart... (2018)
Today you made what seemed to me like the impossible happen. The little diamond moon charm that meant so much to me and my sister and was no bigger than my pinkie fingernail is in my hand.
When my sister’s necklace broke and the charm fell into the sand yesterday, we hunted for over an hour with no luck. Then a wonderful 8-year-old girl we didn’t know saw us looking and offered her help. She and her brother and father used their metal detector and sieve for at least another hour before we all decided that we had to let it go.
But I don’t let things go that easily, so when I got home, I went online and found your website. When I called, you were calm and confident. you said that if the charm was there, we would find it.
The phrase “needle in a haystack” kept running through my mind on my way to meet you. The beach is so big and the sand can bury something that small so easily, never to be seen again.
But once I was able to show you the area where the charm had fallen, it was only a matter of minutes before you turned up the spot of sand where the little charm lay, still partially buried, but sparkling in the sun. What a happy moment! I will never forget it.
Your calm, confident patience were just what was needed for the job, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making what seemed like the impossible happen.
John was amazing, maticulate, professional and friendly (2018)
I highly recommend The Ring Finders South Jersey! They found my 2 diamond eternity bands in 5 feet of lake water!! I thought I would NEVER see my rings again! John was amazing, maticulate, professional and friendly…and he found my lost rings in under an hour!! Thank you Ring Finders South Jersey!
This dude found my ring less than 4 hours after it fell off. That is unbelievable! (2017)
I lost my wedding ring in the Atlantic Ocean this afternoon at 1:45pm.
Unfortunately, Donna asked if I wanted her to hold it for me on the walk down and I said something to the effect of, “Nah. It’s not going to fall off.”
So about 2 minutes in the water and it falls off. I never felt that attached to it other than it being my wedding ring. Until I lost it and I felt terrible. Maybe some of that was the feeling that Donna somehow knew that it was going to happen. We looked for awhile but there was no way we were finding it. Every bump on the floor turned out to be a rock or shell. I paced around for a little bit and then decided just to go home. Then I wondered if there was a site I could post a photo of my ring just in case someone ever found it.
That’s when I stumbled on theringfinders.com. I sent a message on Facebook (2:45pm) and about 5 minutes later, John Favano sent me his phone number to give him a call. At 3:07pm (just checked my phone log) we briefly talked. So now, I was waiting on a guy that may or may not show up and may or may not find a wedding ring in THE Atlantic Ocean if and when he got here. Then, my phone rings, John says that he is at the beach and to come meet him. We are off to a good start all things considered.
All week, we were talking about how small the beach has become over the years but walking over the dune I never remember it seeming so big. There was no chance we were finding it. At least when it is lost for good, I will have the satisfaction that I at least I tried everything I could think of. Donna and I are at the beach with John pointing out where I am pretty sure I lost it. Thanks to the dude that made sand dolphins btw.
John is walking a grid from the beach all the way into the water about chest deep. From the beach into the water…back to the beach and then back into the water. He stopped to dig a few times but nothing. Then he looks up and asks me what my ring looks like. This dude found my ring less than 4 hours after it fell off.
That is unbelievable! Call John Favano!