Ed Cropski, Author at The Ring Finders

Lost Class Ring on Beach Recovered by NJ Lost Ring Finder,Ocean City,New Jersey.

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

I received a girl from a woman asking for my help finding her lost class ring that she had lost on the beach earlier in the week? She explained that she had taken the ring off to apply sunscreen and laid it on her beach towel but had forgotten to put it back on and didn’t realize util later that evening while home.

I was able to go to the section of beach the following morning to begin my search. This could a tough one as its not only a heavily searched beach by others with metal detectors but also gets groomed by the beach rake tractor daily that can not only move the ring but also bury it deep in the sand. The good thing was that where she was sitting by the rock jetty and the beach entrance is also a turn around point for the beach tractor and many things accumulate in this area rather than disappear quickly. I began searching the area using a grid pattern back and forth towards the water picking up multiple coins and trash items for the next hour. As I got closer to the rock jetty and large drainage pipe I began getting false signals from detector from the iron and minerals so I turned down the sensitivity some and proceeded until I was right on top of the rocks and pipe buried just beneath the sand and that’s when I got a good signal from my metal detector. I scooped up the sand and as I shook the scoop I could hear something clanking around which turned out to be her class ring! We met up the next weekend for the return. Another successful recovery! Another happy customer!

Recovery# 128

Lost Wedding Ring at Bast Brothers Garden Center Sunflower Field Recovered by NJ Lost Ring Finder. Mullica Hill,New Jersey

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

While at home for the weekend and looking for something to do with my wife,I received a call from a woman asking for my help finding her husbands wedding ring? She explained that earlier in the week they had gone to a local farm field to have family pictures taken among the sunflowers in the field. Unfortunately while picking their child up during different shots her husbands wedding ring had fallen off. The good thing is they had the pictures of his ring on and then showing it off so they knew it was there somewhere in the field.

So I asked my wife if she would like to come along to the sunflower field which was only a few miles from our home for the recovery? Of course she was looking to get out and that sounded great so we were on our way! Before you knew it we were there and met up with the woman and her daughter who had secured permission with the owners to search the area. Walking out to the area I was not feeling too good about it as it was thick tall sunflowers,very hot and buggy. Fortunately from the photos she knew the area they were in and some of the growth was knocked down and picked there.  The woman began talking and I began my search it wasn’t long before I got a nice gold signal from my White’s V3i metal detector and as I moved some weeds I could see the ring!

Another successful recovery! Another happy customer!

Recovery# 127

Lost wedding ring in yard recovered! Westfield,New Jersey.

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

While at work in Jersey City I received a call from a woman not too far away over in Westfield asking if I could possibly help find her husbands wedding ring that he had lost the previous weekend in her parents backyard while attending a party? Well since Westfield as basically on my way home down the turnpike I told her I could stop by later today after work. Arriving at the property and getting information as to where he thought it could been lost in the faily large yard I began my grid pattern search with my White’s V3i metal detector. Unfortunately the yard had numerous buried metal drainage grates and pipes which could easily mask the gold ring if I did swing the searchcoil over it. Fortunately I had decided to use a small coil which enabled me to still work the area by required careful listening for that one difference in signals from the detector. After about 45 minutes I heard what I was waiting for and as I looked down I could see the ring in the grass just waiting for me!

I left the ring there and called her out to show me the area again and asked if maybe right there was the area pointing to the ring in the grass. She began laughing with amazement and couldn’t wait to call her husband with the good news at work.Another happy customer!

Recovery#126

Lost wedding ring on beach,Ventnor,New Jersey Recovered by NJ Lost Ring Finder!

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

I received a call from a guy asking if I could possibly find his gold wedding ring that he had lost the day before on the beach? He was throwing a ball with some others in the near knee deep water when he saw his wedding ring go flying from his finger as he threw the ball. Although he had searched for hours and the tide was coming in he had no luck finding it.

Although he could not meet me at the beach I told him I would go down today and search the area as the tide was going out and give him a call if I had any luck? I arrived at the beach area and began searching the area to the left of the lifeguard stand using a grid pattern back and forth as the water descended. After about an hour and a half I was down onto the area the water would have been at the time of the loss the day before. A few minutes later I got a nice gold signal from my metal detector,scooped up some sand in my scoop and there was the gold wedding band laying in the bottom of the scoop! I sent him a picture of the ring asking if it was his and he called seconds later with a big Yes! We agreed to meet the following weekend for the return. Another happy customer!

Recovery#125

Lost wedding ring during yard work recovered in Jersey City,New Jersey.

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

I received a call from a woman asking if I could locate her husbands wedding band that they believe was lost in their backyard while doing yard work this weekend.

As I just finished up a successful lost ring recovery earlier this morning I decided to see if I could make it 2 for 2 and headed out to her home. Arriving at the house I was greeted by the wife who then took to the small backyard but there were not only many small garden beds but piles of weeds,grass some of which was already bagged so this was going to be another challenge today. I decided to use my White’s V3i metal detector and small searchcoil.

After searching all of the garden beds and lawn area I still had no ring so even though I felt kind of bad dumping out the bags of grass they had it was the only place left I felt the ring could be if in fact it was lost there at all? Dumping 3 out of 5 bags and still no ring I dumped the 4th,spread out the contents and waved my searchcoil across the debris “Bam!” a load response came from the detector. I got started running my fingers through the grass clippings and out popped the gold ring! I called her over and just when she was ready to give up I held the ring up and brought a smile to her face. Another successful recovery,another happy customer!

Recovery#124

Family Heirloom lost in pond during wedding celebration at Knights Park Collingswood,New Jersey

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

I received a call this morning from a very upset young woman explaining that she had lost her grandmothers ring this weekend while celebrating her own wedding. The good thing is she has an idea where she lost but the bad thing is the it was off the side of a small bridge crossing a pond. She went on to explain that her and her new husband were shaking a bottle of champagne while holding it over the side of the bridge and then suddenly realized her grandmothers diamond ring she was wearing was gone! Although this was not her new wedding ring which she was wearing on her other hand it meant the world to her just the same.

Although I had an appointment look for another ring today I agreed to meet her first in the morning since it was so close to my house. After packing my water detecting gear and White’s MX Sport metal detector I arrived at the little bridge at the park to be greeted by the newly couple. Going over a basic reenactment of the event I got on my waders,fired up my detector and entered the knee to waist deep water which was not only quite rocky on the sides but also had lots of leaves on the bottom giving the ring lots of places to hide. After numerous trash targets and a few coins things were not looking to good but I decided to look a little closer to the bridge even though they were both sure they saw it land in the water further away. A couple signals later I got the nice low tone signal from my metal detector and eased my scoop into the mucky leaves and carefully scooped and dumped the contents onto the bank of the pond. Moving the black leaves suddenly there was a shiny burst of gold,it was the ring! The couple shouted out in amazement”You got it!” I was equally surprised as this was not an easy find but there it was finally. Another incredible recovery and happy customer!

Recovery#123

Lost Wedding Ring on Beach Recovered in LBI,Beach Haven,New Jersey!

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

Now that’s a beautiful sight! Searching a section of beach for a mens wedding ring lost over 2 weeks ago and I get a screamer hit from my White’s TDI Beach Hunter PI metal detector. I look down and there’s the ring washed out of the sand laying on the surface just waiting for me! You don’t see that often,Awesome!

I received a call from a woman whose husband had lost it in the sand while playing with the kids weeks before and thought it was lost forever. But they had seen my Facebook page NJ Lost Ring Finder and figured why not give it a try? They were very happy they did! I met up with the very grateful couple a few days later for the return. Another happy customer!  Recovery #122

 

 

 

Lost Wedding Ring on Beach in LBI,ShipBottom,New Jersey Recovered!

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

I received a message on my Facebook page NJ Lost Ring Finder from a woman whose husband had lost his gold wedding ring on the beach while they were watching an event. She knew the general area that they were in and knew that he had it on while they were there but when they got home it was gone? I decided to head down the next morning for a couple hours after work and get a search in before the crowds would start to arrive. Arriving at the entrance way to the beach I looked out and seen the area she had described and figured I would start there. Some time had passed and after digging a bunch of deep targets with my White’s TDI Beach Hunter PI metal detector I was still without the ring and the crowds had started filling the area so I had to quit for the day. The following day I arrived a little before sunrise to give it another try and expand the search area as I thought maybe the beach grading tractor had possibly moved the ring further on the beach. Well my theory was right as approached the next block down I received a signal deep in the sand and after a few scoops I had the ring! The tractor must of not only moved the ring but also plowed it deeper in the sand. I made a call to the very amazed and happy wife and was able to meet with her father on my way home. Another great day!  Recovery#121

 

Lost Diamond Wedding Ring Recovered in Avon by the Sea,New Jersey!

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

I received a message from a girl whose mom had lost her diamond wedding on the beach the day before. Although they were unable to meet me the following day at the beach,she was able to give me some details as to the approximate location according to landmarks.

I arrived early the next morning just before sunrise and noticed a lifeguard as she described and began my grid pattern search of the area with my metal detector. Although I searched the area and beyond for hours I had no luck locating the ring but did find a large amount of coins and trash items so I was confident that another detectorist had not found it before me but had to call it a day as the daily crowds were arriving. I messaged them letting them know I did not find it but would return the next day to try again,

I decided for the second search I would use my new White’s TDI Beach Hunter PI metal detector which not only detects deeper in the sand but also is excellent at recovery smaller items or offset items like a ring on its side in the sand. I searched most of the area as the day before and found more coins and trash but no ring so I started searching the way off the beach to the stairs and started digging more signals. Just as I was going to throw in the towel one of those signals turned out to be her diamond ring! When I called and told her I found it up by the stairs she was surprised as she really thought it was in the other area but you just never know? We meant a couple hours later for a very happy and thankful return. Another happy customer! Another great day of metal detecting!

Recovery# 120

Lost Ring on Volleyball Court,Plainsboro New Jersey. Recovered by NJ Lost Ring Finder!

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

I received a call from a guy asking for my help finding his gold ring he had lost while playing volleyball with friends a few days ago. I was able to meet with him a couple hours later at the park and he showed me the court he had been playing on. He had been on both sides of the net so I began my grid pattern search on one with my White’s V3i and 6 x 10″ coil which is perfect for these types of hunts. Having no luck on the first side I moved onto the other and about half way through I got a nice signal in the gold range. I scooped up some sand and there was his ring! He was watching with his family and when I held it up stating I found it they were very happy and grateful for my help thanking me and saying how much the ring had meant to him. Another great recovery!       Recovery # 119