- 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, Ocean City NJ,
Stone Harbor NJ, Sea Isle City NJ & North Wildwood NJ, Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania
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? Don’t wait to call! 215-850-0188 Not all lost items are rings or jewelry. Andy a friend called asking if I could find a sewer vent drain in his lawn. After the short ride over and the quick search it was found.
Lost a ring? Don’t wait to call! 215-850-0188 I received a call from Brandon who lost his gold wedding band in a Philadelphia park while he and his friends were playing kickball. He caught the ball and threw it, sending his ring flying. After he and his friends searched for around 2 hours with no […]
Lost a ring? Don’t wait to call! 215-850-0188 I received a message through Facebook messenger from Caroline about her lost silver bracelet. She explained that she lost her bracelet on the beach yesterday in Stone Harbor, NJ. After a quick grid search, the bracelet was found. Thanks to Bob Brown on the assist.
Lost a ring? Don’t wait to call! 215-850-0188 I received a text from Danny last night about his white gold wedding band that he lost while on the beach in Ocean City, NJ. He wasn’t sure if was lost in the sand or ocean, so I started detecting at the approximate location where he was […]
Toleen lost her wedding set in Ocean City, NJ yesterday while spending the day with her family on the beach. The rings were placed in the pocket of the beach chair and fell in the sand when she folded it up. Her daughter, Alexa, searched and found my Ring Finders South Jersey page when the […]
John Favano - Testimonials
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!