I knew it wasn’t good when I got a call at 7:30am from Margaret and she was letting me know that the evening prior Matt went to take a swim in the beautiful pacific ocean and lost his wedding band! I was working and could’t get out there until 12:30pm. After talking to Margaret we agreeed to meet up after work! After work I headed out to the beach and met up with the couple. I felt confident that we would find the ring and asked the couple for more specifics concerning the time it was dropped, tide, and how far out! This search started around 1:00pm with high hopes and after I searched for awhile I asked Matt to come out and place himself in position as to where he believed the ring dropped. Well needless to say Margaret was on the beach signaling to us if we were in or out of position. After an hour I look on the beach and see Margaret just frustrated when th her hands on her hips and I asked Matt to go back in and comfort his wife. Knowing very well that we are all on edge and would love nothing other than to get this lost ring found! Knowing the importance of this ring I continued to grid. Well, when I started to feel like I need to let them know that let’s call it a day and I’ll come back on a low tide I hear a GREAT TONE! But it’s way away from the mark… like pushed almost to the very shore… so I dig it and there in the bottom of the xtreme scoop is Matt’s Gold wedding band! I’m so excited at this moment… I put the ring in my hand and head back to the couple as they are standing on the beach. I ask them if they have a picture of the ring and sure enough Margaret pulls out her phone and shows me the ring. They not knowing I found it I ask Margaret “would you like to replace your husbands wedding ring back on his finger?” They both looked surprised and yet have a bright smile on their faces. But said “ NO WAY!” And They both stood there amazed and we all shed a few tears knowing that the ring is Found! Not to mention the beach was filled with tourist and local which all shared the JOY in Another happy couple and saved vacation / Anniversary!
Always Great to never give up hope… LIVE ALOHA 🤙🏽
On July 7th i received a message from Edward Cropski aka/ N.J. Lost Ring Finder about a lost wedding band in Sea Bright NJ. Ryan and his wife were relaxing and enjoying the day when at some point Ryan went into the water and while wading/body surfing during high tide, he watched his ring come right off his finger as a wave came in. He reached out to Ed who then sent him my way as i was closer. It was lost on the 6th, I went out there on the 11th for the 2am low tide and based on map images and a video his wife took of where they were at the time i was able to find it in about 2hrs of searching. They were very happy to hear that i had found it when i sent him a picture and could not believe it!. He told me from now on it is not going to the beach with him again! Another happy couple!
Wedding ring recovered in Ocean City NJ. I got a call from fellow ringfinder John Favno asking if I could attempt a recovery in Ocean City. I went there and battled the surf and 4 ft waves to take the ring back from Davy Jones locker using my Minelab Equinox and my T Rex scoop. The owner was quite surprised and happy to have their heirloom returned.
On 07/01/18, I received a call from William regarding the loss of a 1951 Georgetown University Class Ring. The ring had been lost on the beach in the town of Rehoboth Beach Delaware. William requested my help in locating the ring. William was not sure if the ring had fallen off of his finger at the edge of the water while he was rinsing off his child or if it had been lost in the sand in the area that they had been sitting. I told William that I would be able to meet him at the beach later in the day so that I could search for his lost ring. Upon arriving at the beach and making contact with William I learned that the lost ring had belonged to his grandfather and that his grandfather had passed away earlier in the year. William, his father and I walked down to the beach where William showed me the area that he had been sitting on the beach and also the area where he had been in the water. Upon searching the area where William had been sitting I found nothing except a penny and a small piece of metal. I then turned my attention to the edge of the water at which time I located the ring in the wet sand buried about six inches down. I removed the ring from my sand scoop and handed it to William at which time he shouted out “he found my lost ring” and there was a cheer from the crowd on the beach. William asked me to come back to residence where he was staying because his mother wanted to thank me for finding the lost ring as the ring had belong to her father. Upon arriving at the residence Williams mother thanked me and told me that I was her hero.
I received a message from fellow ring finder Edward Cropski aka/ N.J. Lost Ring Finder on Saturday afternoon about a lost wedding ring in Spring Lake NJ. Her friend found the Ringfinders website and reached out to Ed for her friend Vikki. Ed was away so he referred her to me. I called and made arrangements with Vikki to meet that same afternoon to conduct a search. It seems the ring fell out of her bag while packing up for the day. Her and her friend’s marked out the area they were set up before I arrived. After some chatting I began my search. Within 5 minutes I had her ring in my scoop! She was absolutely thrilled and relieved. She is just 2 weeks shy of celebrating her 1 year anniversary. We all took some photo’s and made our way to the exit. I was happy to find it and return it to her!. But the story isn’t over just yet, In a funny twist while walking back to my truck talking, She realized she forget her sandels. She went back to get them and when she came back she said to me ” It’s so odd, You just found my ring and I just found this iphone” I took a look at it and quickly realized it was my phone! It must have fallen out of my pocket after taking pictures. LOL. The customer has now become the finder! I thanked her and when she attempted to give me a reward but i simply said no thank you, We are even! She did insist on giving me something so I reluctantly and gratefully accepted.Another great ending with good karma for all!
This ring find started in the late evening around 9:00pm on June 16th. I noticed on craigslist an ad that said they lost their wedding ring in Waikiki. I respond to the ad and got a call back from Jay. Asked him a bunch of questions and Apparently there were 3 other detectors who tried looking for it and didn’t find it. I was a bit hesitant to go out and look knowingly that there were 3 others who looked and supposedly didn’t find it. I was hoping that someone didn’t find it or worse they may have found it but wasn’t truthful. My gut was telling me to go out there and help them so, I did. I let Jay know that I’m on my way and to make sure NO MORE METAL DETECTORS go through the area. I get to the beach and meet up with Jay and started to look… there in the search site was almost 60 drunk people partying on the beach, beer cans, rubbish, rough waves and a lot of coins. About 4 hours later I get a nice tone while I’m in chest deep water… there in my scoop is a beautiful 3.8 karat wedding ring. I look towards shore and turn on my headlamp so Jay can see me and start nodding my head so he knows the ring is found. I give a loud shout of praise and I hear the people on the beach yelling ” YOU FOUND IT?” as I reply “YES”. The people on the beach gathered around as I presented Jay His wife ring back. All i could hear were people yelling and excited that the ring was found. Jay and I both agreed to let his wife know so she could enjoy the return of here precious ring. Another successful recovery and another honeymoon saved. WHAT A GREAT FATHERS DAY GIFT!!!
Mahalo and LIVE ALOHA
While showing a friend the spot where I recovered a ring last week, I noticed a group of about 20 young men. They had been playing a rowdy game that looked like a cross between football and lacrosse in waist to shoulder deep water, up and down the swimming area and now they had suddenly switched to that familiar search mode, with the players all bent over looking for something lost in the water. I gave them about fifteen minutes and when they were getting out of the water, looking discouraged, I approached the group.
After some banter back and forth I finally isolated the young man who admitted to losing his wedding ring. I was not able to search that evening so I gave him my card and told him I would return the following morning. It was cold and breezy the next morning; but I found the ring in knee deep water with a 3 hour search.
Usually I get a contract, or at least a phone number; but I could tell he didn’t believe I could find it, and he didn’t really want to give me any information. It was a few days before he called, and I was beginning to wonder if he wanted it back at all.
Let’s just say that he was surprised to hear I had his ring. He sent me a wedding picture to verify he was the owner, and I put his ring in the mail.
You can check out my search on YouTube https://youtu.be/aEjq_QD0JmI
Happy ending to a memorable holiday at the lake
Chris and Christi were celebrating Father’s Day at Island Lake State Park. The whole family was out in the water at Spring Hill Pond enjoying the sun, the water, and the record 90 plus degree heat. It was a perfect summer day until Chris noticed his wedding band was missing. Pictures taken just minutes earlier confirmed the ring had been lost in the lake, so the family along with other beach goers looked frantically while slowly losing hope. One of Chris’s daughters asked her phone for help and theRingfinder web site came up with my phone number. I was able to come immediately, it was early evening, and the lake was still crowded with swimmers. With the light starting to fade and park closing in two hours, I knew I had to be quick. Chris and daughter Carly marked the area boundaries and Christi I started making 50 yard passes in 3 – 4 foot deep water. Everybody was cold, and we took turns diving with the scoop. An hour later, after five passes across the swimming area turned up only a few coins, I got a great signal in about 4 feet of water. Christi held the metal detector and I was able to scoop up the ring. A happy ending and a super Father’s Day chapter added to this family’s album.
On June 3rd I get a phone call from Joe who is out of town on vacation letting me know that there is a Mr. Muto who is searching the beach in Ko’olina for his Wife’s wedding ring. I gather the information from Joe and give Mr. Muto a call in which i reassure Mr. Muto that i will be heading out and to mark off the area in which he thinks it might be. I arrive at Ko’olina and meet up with Mr Muto which i start looking for the ring. I come across coins, rubbish, until i hear a loud gold tone. I dig the site and inside the Xtreme scoop is a beautiful Tiffany and Co. Diamond ring. I look towards Mr. Muto and ask him what the ring looks like and He say “Tiffany” and right away I let him know of the great news… I FOUND IT! I returned it to Mr. Muto and we both leave the beach with this overwhelming joy that washed over us with relief and satisfaction.
The next day I receive a call from Mr. Mutos wife letting me know that there is another ring lost. I let her know that i will give her a call later that night and need to check. I call the Muto’s that evening and let them know I have a Cartier diamond wedding band. They ended up driving to my house and we were able to reunite the last of the lost rings! What started out as a single ring find ended up being a double and both were recovered and returned to the rightful owner. Mahalo Joe Another Happy ending! Aloha is ALIVE!