Received a call on Saturday, July 9th from Alissa about a lost white gold and diamond necklace somewhere in her backyard. Arrived to find that they had also suffered a fire to the gazebo behind their home next to their deck shortly after the necklace was lost. After repeatedly conducting a grid search in the area where they believed the necklace was lost, I mentioned I could get a flashlight and look under the gazebo as it was in the area where they believed the necklace could be. Alissa’s husband asked if I wanted him to remove the two wooden steps to the gazebo and I said, “Sure.” After he pulled the two steps away, both of us instantly spotted the necklace laying under where the steps had sat. Smiles all around!
Received a call around at 8 pm on Sunday, July 3rd from Nancy that she had lost her wedding band and engagement ring in the sand at the beach in Belmar, NJ. I arrived around 10:30 pm and was able to see that this would be a challenge as Nancy and her husband could not stay to wait for my arrival and the general location covered a wide area from Nancy’s description. After 4 hours of conducting a grid search, I located a hopeful signal and scooped up what turned out to be Nancy’s wedding band! I check the spot again and was rewarded with another signal and the next scoop held her engagement ring. Met up with Nancy and her husband Gil later in the day and was able to provide them with a delightful surprise.
3/22016 – Received a call from Nancy of South Plainfield, N.J. about a lost gold ring in her front yard. After running some other errands, I met up with Nancy and she showed me her front yard and some landscaping where she had been working when she lost her ring. After getting some details, she informed me that she had lost the ring some weeks ago and had been using a metal detector she purchased with no results. After spending about 45 minutes using my Minelab Safari detector and my Garret pinpointer around the bottom of the bushes, I decided to expand the search area. Nancy informed me that she hadn’t been in this area but I explained that depending upon what she had been doing, the ring could have been flung from her finger farther then she realized. On the second pass with the detector, I received a gold signal and as I bent down to take a look, I could see the sun glinting off of the gold on the upside-down ring. Nancy had just retrieved her own detector and was walking towards me when I stood up and said, “Found it!” So far for 2016, I’m two-for-two on finding rings for Nancys! Another beautiful and successful day in South Plainfield for Nancy and the Ring Finders! Also provided Nancy with instructions on how to use her detector.
1/25/2016 – Received a call from Nancy, the daughter of a woman (also named Nancy) who believed her mother had lost her wedding rings in the snow while cleaning off a van in northern New Jersey. Wasn’t able to arrive until the following day to a emotionally distraught woman. After checking around the area, had some men clearing snow for Nancy carefully move the van she had been cleaning and after 10 minutes I located the first ring under the snow. Nancy flew into my arms, crying tears of joy! She then showed the men the ring when I said, “Hold on,” bent down and scooped the second ring out of the nearby snow! Nancy was very grateful and another successful recovery and smile captured for The Ring Finders!!!
10/20/14 – Got a call Monday afternoon from Mr. Charles Young for a lost wedding ring made out of palladium. Mr. Young had been out clearing leaves from his large side yard the day before and later discovered his wedding ring had slipped from his finger due to the chilly weather here in the Northeast. I met with him an hour and a half later after gathering and checking my detector (Minelab Safari) and other detection equipment I usually take with me. After introductions were completed, Mr. Young showed me a Bounty Hunter detector his young son possessed and said he had been using it to try and find the ring without any success. After discussing the operation of the detector with him, and asking some questions to determine the best place to start, I began a grid search. Mr. Young asked if he could use the Bounty Hunter to check also which I readily agreed to as our focus was on trying to find the ring. After about 40 minutes of searching, I was scanning an area near the side door of his home and just as I stepped forward to swing my detector, I spotted the ring sitting up against a small twig right in front of me! Mr. Young had probably walked right past it several times during his searching. I called over to him and placed the ring in his palm. He had been talking to his neighbor when I called him and he yelled back to the neighbor and held up the ring. The neighbor smiled and acknowledged the victory! Mr. Young’s 10 year old son came home from school at this time and I encouraged him to use his metal detector as I had received many hits in the side yard only down a few inches. Have to encourage the next generation of detectorists, and who knows, maybe a future Ring Finder!!! Smiles all around for a successful search.
Found Palladium Wedding Band
Smiling Mr. Young reunited with his wedding band.