John Favano, Ring Finders South Jersey featured in Ocean City NJ Magazine
I received a call from Jackie about her sister Aileen’s wedding band and engagement ring that were lost earlier this afternoon in Ocean City, NJ. I met with the family on the beach to get some additional details and a general idea for where to start the search. The rings fell into the water when Aileen was throwing a football in the surf. I found the engagement ring buried approximately 8 inches in the sand, much deeper than expected since it was dropped only a couple of hours prior. The wedding band was roughly 10 feet away at the bottom the slope, buried just as deep. It was very exciting to find the rings since the couple just celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary this past Friday! Congratulations!
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I received a message on my Ring Finders South Jersey Facebook page from Dorothy who asked if I could help find a wedding ring that was lost in Ocean City, NJ earlier today. The ring belongs to her friend Ryan’s father. I spoke with Ryan and he told me how his father Jim lost his wedding band while out in the waves during high tide. We planned to meet during low tide to give us the best chance at finding it. After a thorough grid search of the area did not produce the ring, I expanded the search out a little farther. It was a few minutes later that I heard the tone and dug down approximately 10 inches in the sand. It was the ring! The ring that Jim has not taken off his hand since 1974, the year he married his wife. It was pure joy when the ring was found and able to be put back where it belongs.
Christina and Scott recently got married this past Memorial Day Weekend, and today was their first day on the beach in Ocean City, NJ as a married couple! I received a call from Christina late in the afternoon yesterday who told me that her husband lost his wedding band while applying sunscreen after a swim in the ocean. It was a joy to recover the lost ring within minutes of searching so the newlyweds could relax and enjoy the rest of their vacation.
“Thank you John so much for finding my engagement ring in the sand.
I was in a panic and didn’t know what I was going to do. Within minutes the ring was found. He was professional and happy to help. Highly recommended!”
Not all items recovered are valuable in the sense of monetary value. Often, an item has more sentimental value then anyone could imagine. I received a call from Sandra earlier in the day about a 14k white gold charm that was lost in the sand while she and her sister were on the beach in Strathmere, New Jersey. The charm belongs to her sister, Bonnie, who was able to find the chain with the other two charms but not the moon. Each charm is very special to both sisters because they represent their mother, father & Jesus. Sandra called me without her sister knowing because she didn’t want Bonnie to know if the charm was not found. After I gridded out the approximate location where they were sitting yesterday and after a quick search with the Minelab Equinox 800, the charm gave a signal and was in the scoop!
Received this testimony/praise on my facebook page:: THE RING FINDERS SOUTH JERSEY ::
Abe wrote “I called John ( From Ring Finders) at 4 pm on a Saturday August 18th and he was at Ocean City NJ 16th Street beach at 6 pm. I had lost my wedding ring in the sand while consulting with the ice cream man for a bottle of water. John found the ring within an hour! He gave me a time to meet and was absolutely punctual about the time, even called me to say he was parking. John treated the situation as if it were his own family member who had lost the ring and assured me if the ring was in the sand he would find it. What a relief! Do not hesitate to call him, he is surely the best at what he does!”
If you lost something I recommend that you call right away!
The better the chances of finding the lost item!
I received a call from Abe after he lost his 14k white gold wedding band with diamonds on the first day of vacation in Ocean City NJ. I met Abe at the beach and he said that the ring was in his pocket with his wallet. When he went to meet the ice cream man he pulled out his wallet while walking and must have dropped the ring in the sand somewhere between where they were sitting and the ice cream man. Several people had been looking for the ring but there search was unsuccessful. The search area was large and the ring was about 150 feet from where they were sitting. After a through grid and search of the area the ring came out of the sand! Abe came and gave me a huge hug and thanked me! Abe said the ring is very sentimental and was very happy that the ring was found!
A stellar day with my ring recovery mentor Edward Cropski. I got a call from a crying woman who lost her ring in the surf in Atlantic City. Then a few minutes later I got a call by a man who lost his wedding band in Brigantine. Ed and I went to Brigantine first. When Ed turned his machine on, the ring was right under his coil! Needless to say the family was much appreciative. Then off to AC we went. After about a little over an hour my Foxy Noxy gave me a solid 10 signal. Bam! There was the ring. When I brought it to her she began to cry tears of joy. Probably my best find to date. It’s very satisfying to return an heirloom when someone thinks it’s gone forever!!!
This is my official 4th and 5th recovery. I have just retired from 25 yrs of Law Enforcement service and can dedicate my time to doing recoveries.