- Land/Shallow Water Search
- Diver/Underwater Search
Cost For My Service
I work on a ''Reward Basis'' you pay what it's worth to you and what you can afford to have me find your lost item. I have a call-out fee of $40.00 regardless if the item is found or not. This covers my fuel expenses. (Maybe more or less depending on where you are located) Call to discuss.
I am scuba certified and if your search requires me to dive there will be a set up fee involved. (I will search up to 30 feet).
Beaches, parks, lakes & yards. (Shallow water searches only).
Millburn, NJ (Essex County) & Bradley Beach NJ & surrounding areas.
Kati Schmidt's Bio
I have always loved the thrill of treasure hunt stories and movies. I picked up metal detecting in 2018 after I did a project on it in school and have been hooked ever since! If you have lost a cherished ring, other jewelry, or metal object, give me a call!
Kati Schmidt - Recent Blog Post
🍂🦃Shout out to John Favno, The South Jersey Ring Finder, for this lead!🦃🍂 John called me on Monday about a hunt that was just too far from his location. He gave me Dana’s number and I called her when I got off the phone with John. Dana had lost an earring while putting up her […]
This hunt was a good reminder to always ask the right questions before I start my search! Amit called me Saturday night about a ring he lost while doing yard work. We made plans for the next morning to search the large leaf pile he made and also a few other areas of his yard. […]
SUCCESSFUL RECOVERY ALERT!!! Shout out to John Favano of Ring Finders South Jersey for the lead! I contacted Keith after John called me and told me Keith had lost his wedding ring and needed help! Keith had taken the day off to celebrate his wife’s birthday by going to the beach for a relaxing day […]
Zack reached out to me after he found a post on Reddit about my ring-finding services. He lost a gold bracelet his grandfather left to him in his will while playing wiffle ball in his friend’s backyard. He mentioned the area was covered in heavy vegetation, so I was a little concerned that the hunt […]
I had covered 99.99% of the ground on this hunt and turned up nothing. But, on the probably 3rd to last swing I got a strong signal and sure enough, within a thick layer of grass was a men’s Platinum wedding bad! It started the previous Saturday night when I received a text message from […]
Kati Schmidt - Testimonials
Highly recommend her for your next lost and found. (2022)
Kati was awesome. Very professional and asked me the right questions before she got started. Though the ring was not found directly using her equipment, she was very dedicated and structured about the way she went about the task. Though I found the ring in my gloves, I attribute the tip to look there to her ! Highly recommend her for your next lost and found.
would not hesitate to call her or highly recommend her to others... (2021)
So glad I contacted Kati. She was prompt, responsive, and super diligent. I really appreciated her patience and inquisitiveness to understand where I had been and places to look. Really grateful for her help and I hope not to lose it again, but would not hesitate to call her or highly recommend her to others in the same predicament. Awesome!
Highly recommend!!" (2021)
"Kati found my husband’s wedding ring after our son lost it in our yard. Highly recommend!!"
We cannot thank her enough, she is a real pro... (2021)
My son called pretty distraught because he had no idea what to do. Sure, he had another set but why take a chance. Human nature would force the average person to change the locks, especially with a 5 yrs. old child at home.Consequently, I also metal detect once a week and knew about the ringfinders website through a friend who is a member of the site out of Pismo Beach. I reassured him told him to wait by the phone and I’ll get back to him. I went on ringfinders site, put in the zip and Kati’s name popped up, I clicked on it and there she was. I communicated with Kati, responding immediately, she was so easy to deal with and I had no question in my mind she would find them. Eugene had pinned the site where he thought he dropped the keys. To answer everyone’s question why I didn’t take my metal detector and go myself; for her fee of $25 between the Verrazano toll, the Jersey tolls, gas, traffic and aggravation-that’s why. Plus, Kati is packing a much more sophisticated piece of equipment than my little machine and she is probably much better at it and having retired from the phone company and hearing 1000 cycle tone in my ear every day for 18 years I could be on top of it and wouldn’t know. Anyway, Eugene text me on Thursday ecstatic “She found the keys!”, I had no doubt Kati would. She was very modest about her skills when I called to thank her but I was, for Eugene’s sake, very thankful for her expertise. We cannot thank her enough, she is a real pro, and a modest one at that.
There should be more people like you in this world. (2021)
So today an amazing thing happened Kati found my wedding band in a river. I slipped yesterday and it flew off my finger into the river. (True story) We both were so happy she really cared and took her time to find my ring. I can’t be more grateful and thankful for her help. I was so lucky to have her come today. Kati your a super hero and such an awesome person can’t thank you enough. There should be more people like you in this world.
I would highly recommend her to anyone needing this incredibly helpful service. (2021)
I lost my wedding ring while doing Spring gardening in the back yard. Kati came the day after I contacted her, and was spot on the time she said she’d show up. I brought her out to the back yard and she patiently scanned through bags of debris until she found the ring – it was a great relief! She was also such a nice person. I hope I never lose my wedding ring again, but I’d call her in a heartbeat if I did. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing this incredibly helpful service.
Unbelievable. So grateful for you Kati! If it is lost, she will find it. (2020)
So I was bagging leaves over the weekend and I looked down at my hand and realized… my ring is gone! We had bagged about 12 huge bags of leaves at this point and it was a true needle in a haystack situation. I emailed Kati that night and she was at my house the next morning! It only took her about 30 minutes to find it all those leaves. Unbelievable. So grateful for you Kati! If it is lost, she will find it.
We are thrilled and have the highest possible recommendation for using Kati’s services. (2020)
My daughter went sledding on a hill by Brookside Dr. after the latest snowstorm dropped about 8 inches of snow in our area and dropped her expensive iPhone. We made three attempts to look for it, using the Find My Phone app and pinging and so on. No joy! I posted about this loss in the Happy Millburn FB group and someone suggested I contact Kati. I did – and am really glad I did! She was efficient, courteous and very single-minded in her effort to find the phone. It took her about 90 minutes. She combed the area around a clump of trees on the hill and went back and forth until she retrieved it. We are thrilled and have the highest possible recommendation for using Kati’s services.
She is an amazing soul and great at her job. If you lose something I trust in Kati to find it... (2020)
I was shooting a music video yesterday and lost my ring due to the frigid cold air. After trying to buy and use a metal detector with no help left I googled how to find a ring in the snow and wallah who would’ve known there was such a thing as the ring finders. I called several people that morning and when I told them my area, I was referred to Kati. Kati answered the phone swiftly and said yes absolutely I will be right there. A short time later Kati arrived and 5 mins upon arrival the ring was found. She is an amazing soul and great at her job. If you lose something I trust in Kati to find it. Thanks Kati. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Sending love, vibes and blessings your way. Thanks again.
Thank you so so so so so much Kati, it means a lot to my marriage! (2020)
On Aug.28, I lost my platinum diamond wedding band in the grass behind a parking lot. My fiancé and I tried our best to look for it, but we start to lose hope after 2 hours searching. So I called people on the ring finders website, after at least 7 failure calls (either too far or not available), finally Kati is willing to come though it took her 1.5 hours to drive to my location. I truly appreciate her quick action since the lost place is a public area under construction (and we just travel there not live there). Kati’s metal detector is very sensitive, it worked so quickly that only took 2min to find my lost ring. Thank you so so so so so much Kati, it means a lot to my marriage!