Don’t wait to call!
I received a call from Holly yesterday afternoon to help search for her engagement ring that was lost the previous evening in the grass. She tried searching with a metal detector but was unable to find it, and that was when she reached out to me. After getting some information from her, I headed up to Galloway, NJ to search for the white gold engagement ring. Shortly after I started to search the grassy area, the ring was found!
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!
Got a call from Matt who was referred by John Favno. Matt lost his very expensive wedding ring in the surf at Atlantic City. Realizing low tide and dark was coming in about an hour I rushed to the beach. Matt was unable to meet me but sent a screen shot of a satellite picture mapping the area. He said it was high tide and he was about waste deep when he lost the ring. So I went out at about chest high in the surf. I work my way in with the tide. After about an hour and a half I got a solid 15 on my Equinox. Then out popped this huge gold ring. I knew this had to be it. I tried it on and it was too big for my sausage link of a finger. I was like, wow this guy is huge!!! Ok so now I got his ring and guess what this gets even better. He told me he was in AC celebrating their 1 year anniversary. I just couldn’t make this easy for them! 🤔🤔I had an idea! I had them meet me in a parking garage because it started to rain. The parking attendant Lana gave me permission. When they arrived I told them I’d have to come back and try again tomorrow. I said I wanted to do a video to set up the find. I asked them a bunch of questions and then asked him to describe the ring. As he did I pulled the ring out and said “is this it?” Both Matt and his wife Tina were shocked and ecstatic. Even Lana came over for a big hug. Happy Anniversary Matt and Tina.
I’ve tried to upload a great video of the event but it’s too large. It should be posted on ringfindersteve.com and is definitely posted on my Facebook page ringfindersteve.com