Dennis Burlingame, Author at The Ring Finders

Wedding band recovered in Rumson NJ

from Neptune City (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-908-489-2371

Got a message from Wendy and Paul asking for my help in finding Paul’s wedding band. A few day ago we had a bad storm come through our area. When it was over they went outside to start clearing up their yard of leaves and down branches. Afterwards while watching television Paul noticed his wedding band was missing. They went out to try to find it but had no luck, Wendy posted signs around asking anyone who might see it while walking by please let them know. Family and neighbors came out to help look. Still nothing. Someone told her to look up Ring Finders and she found me. I went out the next day and met them. They showed me around their property and I went to work. I checked all the leaf piles in the road thinking it came off in them, Checked the back then side yard, then walked the whole edge of the main yard. Still no luck. Paul came out to offer me a drink so I asked some more questions to go by. He was using a leaf blower most of the time but I asked where he was when he was just using his hand to pick up branches. He pointed to an area and I went there and within maybe 10 minutes I finally had his ring. It was pushed into the dirt some most likely from everyone walking around the yard looking for it. I called Wendy and asked her to come outside and she couldn’t believe I found it. She first said it was going to be like a needle in a haystack. I’m so glad I was able to reunite Paul with his ring. Another Happy ending for everyone.

Engagement Ring Recovered in Belmar NJ

from Neptune City (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-908-489-2371

Sitting home I got a call from Madison. While at the beach she took off her wedding set to put lotion on herself and 2 year old daughter, and put them on her toes thinking they’d be safe. Forgetting they were there she got up to walk her daughter down to the water to put their feet in and cool off. Then she remembered her rings but it was to late. Going back to her towels she found her wedding band next to the towel but not the engagement ring. Took the ride down and luckily it was a week day and was able to park pretty close to the beach. Met Madison and she showed me where she was sitting seeing she moved over a few feet, someone let her use an umbrella to keep her daughter out of sun. Started looking and about 7 feet from where I started I found her ring. A happy ending to a beautiful beach day.

United States Naval Academy Ring recovered in Avon NJ

from Neptune City (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-908-489-2371

This one was on me, no email or text. I was detecting 1 am low tide and was in knee to chest deep water when I found a beautiful ring. At first I thought it was a collage ring but after getting home and getting a better look it turn out to be a 1994 United States Naval Academy ring. The name on the inside was pretty worn but with the help of fellow RingFinder Matty St Germain we figured out the first and part of the last name. With the help of google and facebook we figured out who the owner was. First googled The class of 94 of the academy, Found the only Jose. Them went to facebook and found his page, even with a picture of him with the ring on. I sent a message, no reply. Posted on his page, still nothing. Then we turned to the ring itself. Found out the manufacturer who made the rings for the academy for that year and gave them a call to see if they kept any records. Luckily Jose wanted to resize the ring in 2019 and they had a phone number listed for him. I called him up and he couldn’t believe what I was telling him, that I had his ring and wanted to return it. Turns out he was visiting his in laws in Avon and was spending the day on the beach. He went for a swim and with having the ring resized ( a little bigger than he wanted) the ring slipped off his finger. After wearing that ring for 25 years he thought he would never see it again. It took 2 days of google searches but he now has his beloved ring back where it belongs. I knew if was the right thing to do, He worked hard for that ring and our country. A GREAT happy ending and good feeling.

Gold Chain with charms recovered in Ocean Grove

from Neptune City (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-908-489-2371

I got home around 2:45 am from detecting and was checking my email before going to bed and up came a new one from Corey. During the day at the beach he got knocked over but a wave and felt his necklace slide over his head into the ocean. He tried grabbing for it but with no luck, even searched during the day at low tide hoping he’d see it. The chain had a very special charm on it that was his grandfathers, being upset about loosing it he was up late searching google with hopes of finding some answer to finding it. There he found me on RingFinders. Still being up I called him and got the information about what happened and was going to meet him later in the morning. I called a fellow Ringfinder to tell him about it and he said I should go now with the water still low enough to work. I called Corey back and asked if he’d meet me now and he said yes.  Luckily he left a shirt on the beach as a marker in the area he was in and it narrowed the search area down. About 20 minutes or so in waist deep water getting pushed by waves I got a good signal, took me a bit to dig it, the waves would push me off of it but I finally saw his necklace in my scoop. I was kinda mean because I held it in my hand and started out of the water after I got hit by a wave shaking my head saying the waves were to rough but when I got to him I said not rough enough to find it and held it out to him. He couldn’t believe his eyes. He had his grandfathers charm and chain back. Sorry bout the dark pictures but it was 4 o’clock in the morning. Glad to give back, felt great.

Engagement Ring recovered in Sea Bright NJ

from Neptune City (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-908-489-2371

I was already detecting on a beach when I got a call from Sabrina asking for help to locate her lost engagement ring. While enjoying the 4th of July on the beach she took off her wedding set to put on lotion and laid them on her lap and forgetting they were there stood up and they flew off disappearing into the sand. Digging around they managed to find her wedding band but not her engagement ring. They even went to the store and bought an inexpensive metal detector but that didn’t help as well. In the mean time her friend found me on Ring Finders and told her to call. Told her i’d be happy to come and help but it would take some time to get there with traffic and from where I was but that was alright. I met her and her husband on the beach and they were still in the area they were sitting and after a chat we figured an area where the ring might be. I boxed out the area and no sooner started to grid the area within maybe 6 swings of the detector I found her ring. With tears of JOY she couldn’t believe she had her beautiful ring back on her hand where it belongs. I’m glad I was able to save her holiday for her and her husband and they can enjoy the rest of it not worrying about her loss. Always a great feeling.

Wedding band recovered in Long Branch

from Neptune City (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-908-489-2371

Got a call from Jim while enjoying Father’s Day with his family at the beach, what was a good time took a turn for the worst. He took his wedding band off to take a dip in the ocean and placed it in the cup holder on his chair. Forgetting it was there he packed up everything to head home and then remembered the ring but it was to late, it had already disappeared into the sand. I met him and he showed me about where he was sitting but wasn’t sure if it fell out there or as he was walking off the beach. I started looking in the area he was sitting and was coming up empty, his kids were there watching and his son mentioned he thought they were a little closer to the water. With that I started on the other side from where I had already checked and sure enough the first pass down mid way I found his ring. He was so relieved. A great ending to his Father’s Day on the beach. Always a good feeling to give back.

Wedding Band recovered in Long Branch NJ

from Neptune City (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-908-489-2371

Got a call from Eddie, while enjoying the day with his wife on the beach, he went to go into the water when at the edge he got knocked down by a wave resulting in loosing his ring. Already on their way home he called asking for help. After getting some info I drove down and searched the area but with no luck. Getting home I asked for some more info that might help and he remembered sitting in front of some cabanas. Turns out I hunted the wrong lifeguard stand the night before and moved my search to the next one down. After 5 passes back and forth in the area I found his ring. I texted him a picture and he couldn’t believe it. Made arrangements to meet him the following week to return it back to him. When we met up I gave it to his wife so she could put it back where it belonged. A happy ending and great feeling.

Wedding Band recovered in Long Branch

from Neptune City (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-908-489-2371

We all here at Ring Finders work together to make sure people are reunited with their items. With that Edward Cropski got a call about a lost ring in Long Branch but he’s a good distance away, he called Matty St Germain and he isn’t that close either so that where I come in. Matty asked if I would go ( i’m only bout 25 minutes away ) and I said yes. I called John and told him I was on my way. Seems John took off his wedding band to put on lotion, laid it on his lap then got up to get something and the ring sunk into the sand. After he noticed it gone he tried to find it with his hands with no luck. He found Ring Finders on google and called Ed getting the ball rolling. I got to the beach and he met me and took me where he was sitting. First target was a penny then swinging the detector a few more times I heard the tone I was waiting for and told John your ring is right here and sure enough I dug one scope and there was his ring. He couldn’t believe it. Another happy ending to his day on the beach. Great feeling giving back.

High School ring recovered in Belmar NJ

from Neptune City (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-908-489-2371

Got an email from Rachael while enjoying the day at the beach she laid her high school ring on her towel then decided to move her spot. Forgetting she put it there it got lost in the sand when it fell off. I went right down to the beach after talking to her getting information as to where she was sitting ( she had already left the beach ) and couldn’t find it. Trying to remember and give me an area,  she was off some distance from where she really was. Called back and asked for more information she could think of. So with her email and new info I made arrangements with fellow RingFinder Matty St Germain ( 2 detectors are better than one sometimes, what ever it take to reunite someone with their lost item ) to head out together that night because he had a recovery himself a few towns away. We split up the area we figure it should be and Matty came up with the ring. Sorry to say we weren’t as lucky in finding Matty’s  recovery but that was lost 3 days earlier and the guy wasn’t sure how or where he lost it. Met up with Rachael 2 days later to reunite her with her ring. Her smile says it all, another happy ending

Wedding band recovered in Howell NJ

from Neptune City (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-908-489-2371

Got a call today from Jose who was devastated that while putting up Christmas decorations the day before noticed that him wedding band of 20 years was missing. He just celebrated his 20th anniversary November 14th and couldn’t believe it was gone. Even tho it was raining today it was either going today in the rain or waiting till I got off work the next day but only having about a half hour of sunlight, I loaded up my rain gear and detector and took the ride out to see if I could help. A little rain never hurt anyone. He said it was either in the front yard or along the house where he put lights in the bushes there. I started at the sidewalk and worked my way to the house, about 30 minutes or so I found his ring in the grass about 3 feet from the bushes. Walking toward him holding up his ring, he ran towards me in joy knowing I found his ring and he was putting it back where it belonged, his ring finger. It’s always a great feeling giving back something so dear.