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Lost Gold Cross and Necklace Found Avalon NJ by Ring Finders South Jersey

  • from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)

Late Friday evening I received a text from Sam asking if I could find a gold chain and cross in the sand that was lost the previous day in Avalon, NJ. She mentioned the cross was very sentimental because it was given to her mother by her father almost 30 years ago and then given to her. Sam took off the necklace because it got tangled in her hair and placed  it on the blanket. After forgetting she had taking it off, the cross and chain went flying across the beach when she shook out her blanket when leaving. I met Sam early Saturday morning to collect some details and started to search. After a thorough grid search of approximately fifty square feet, the necklace and cross were found!

Two Rings Lost, Two Rings found and Returned… Provincetown, MA

  • from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

Twenty years apart, different rings, same happy smile. August 30th saw the morning sun rise in a clear blue sky beckoning Teri to come out for a quick morning swim at high tide. A bit of weight loss and the cool water caused Teri’s wedding band to slip from her finger in water over 6 feet deep. A search for help ensued leading to a several phone calls for help in locating the wedding band. One lead to Luke a member of TheRingFinders. However, due to work requirements, Luke could not make leave work early enough to be able to search the bay area at the far end of the Cape in time to do a proper search at low tide. Five hours after the ring’s loss the low tide was on its way and I was heading for the end of the Cape. The ring’s resting place was now high and dry, well not quite dry. At least waders were not needed for the search in the warmth of the summer sun.

Searching the beach’s slope only yielded a couple one coin and a few odd bits of scrap metal. As an answer to a request for me to search higher on the slope I did but with no signal from the missing ring. Time to go to the damper section of the bay’s tidal area. On the second pass the second signal was the ring. The ring was once again heading back to its proper pace on Teri’s finger. To say the least Teri was sporting a big smile and neighbors having said a prayer to St. Anthony joined in on the joyous sounds.

This return was a bit special as my wife was there to watch me “do my thing”. After pictures were taken and a few stories passed between Teri, her husband, her family members and myself I left with a feeling of satisfaction of a requests fulfilled. On the way home my wife and I stopped for a traditional Cape Cod “Lobstha Roll” over-filled with only claw meat. Now everyone could go home with a smile on their face. Now, this is how every lost ring story should end…with big smiles on everyone’s face.

Another Quick Ring Recovery – Garmin Campus

  • from Olathe (Kansas, United States)

IMG_3505IMG_3504 Our latest ring recovery was another quick success story.  One afternoon we received a call from a gentleman who worked at the Garmin world headquarters, which is just down the road from our shop.  You see, Garmin fosters a very active lifestyle for their employees.  They have a jogging trail, strength training, group bike rides, kickball, and they even have a community fresh vegie garden on the campus.  This gentleman had been playing football over their lunch break.  As he stretched out to receive a pass, his ring flew off his hand.  Fortunately for us, he knew approximately where he was when it happened.   He and a group of friends had looked for the ring with no avail.  He called us and within 10 minutes we were there, on site, looking for the ring.

I had been having a fairly good run of ring recoveries lately so Scrap Iron handed me the AT Pro and said, “Go for it.”  He hit the outskirts of where the guy said he lost the ring.  I dove right in the middle and began to mentally grid the site then I began meticulously detecting back and forth in the area which was roughly 20 yards square.  Fortunately for us, the folks at Garmin are very clean people and there was very little trash to contend with.  After only about 2 laps back and forth, I got a good signal.  It is funny how finding a ring for someone works.  There is a reason gold get’s the nickname “bling”.  I mean, the stuff really does bling…especially in the sunlight. Typically you get a signal and simply look down and see the ring. Rarely do I ever have to dig the ground and the ring almost always shows up visually before I even bend down to pick it up.  I always wonder how they missed it with their naked eyes.  But, they don’t.  Although you can certainly find your ring using just your eyes, a metal detector helps because it can tell you where you need to focus those visual efforts.  This vastly speeds up recovery time.

Once I got the signal for the ring I looked down and lo and behold there was the ring.   I chuckled, looked up at the man, smiled and said, “Here ya go sir.  We found it.”  He was ecstatic.  He took a picture of me with my detector and I asked that he pose for a shot with me.  He obliged.  We shook hands and parted ways.  The agreed rate was $40…not a bad rate for a total of about 20 minutes of work, drive time included.  We loaded up the truck and headed to our favorite lunch spot for a bite to eat courtesy of our most recent ring recovery effort.