Kati Schmidt

  • Land/Shallow Water 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 $25.00 if the item is not found, this covers my fuel expenses. (Maybe more or less depending on where you are located)

Search Types

Beaches, parks, lakes & yards. (Shallow water searches only).

Search Locations

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

  • Lost Keys Long Branch NJ… Found (2021)

    I received a call from a father whose son Eugene had lost his keys in the sand on West End Beach in Long Branch, NJ.  Luckliy, Eugene had an extra set of keys and had already made it home by the time I was called.  And even better, Eugene had dropped a pin on Google […]

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  • Lost Ring Saddle Brook NJ… Found (2021)

    I received a call from Joe and his wife looking for help finding his wedding ring which he lost while fishing in the Saddle River.  After discussing the location and depth of the river where the ring was lost, we agreed to meet the next morning at the river.  Joe was awesome!  He knew almost […]

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  • Lost Ring Jersey City NJ…. Found (2021)

    I received a text from Stuart saying he had lost his wedding ring while gardening on Saturday.  He said he knew it was in the bags of leaves and grass that had been cleaned up.  We set up a time for early the next day for me to come out and search the bags for […]

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  • Lost ring Warwick NY… Found (2020)

    I received a call from a very upset woman who had lost her wedding ring in the parking lot of the Ford dealership in Warwick, NY.  She said that it was in a grassy area not too close to the cars, so I hoped that on arrival I would be able to detect the area.  […]

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  • Lost ring Denville NJ… Found (2020)

    I received a late-night email from James asking for my help locating his wedding ring.  He said that he had been raking and bagging leaves earlier in the day and the ring had come off his finger.  We made plans to meet the next day and search for the ring.  When I arrived he had about […]

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Kati Schmidt - Testimonials

  • 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)

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    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.

    Sincerely Joe

  • I would highly recommend her to anyone needing this incredibly helpful service. (2021)

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    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)

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    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!