I received a call from the Avalon police department asking if I could come down and do a ring recovery right away? They stated that it was a valuable ring and that the couple had contacted the police for assistance and since I have done numerous recoveries they were asking for my help. I immediately contacted the owners and she explained that she was in the surf hours before catching a football in knee deep water and saw the ring fall off when she caught the ball. Checking the tide schedule low tide was approaching which would be in our favor as it would now be a wet sand hunt but getting dark soon. Meeting on the beach with a fellow detectorist ( Steve Pacifico) and the couple who were frantically pacing in and out of the water hoping to find it. We started searching the area from the dry sand to the waters edge. After about 40 minutes we had finished the area but no ring so I decided to go in the water to my knees and try again. About 10 minutes later I got a nice gold signal from my detector and scooped up the sand and as the water rinsed the sand out of the scoop the beautiful diamond ring glistened in the light of my headlamp! Not realizing I had found it I approached the wife to ask her what it looked like again and started to describe it and I said oh you mean like this? She immediately started crying tears of joy saying yes! Yes! Thats it!!! The husband’s expression was priceless with major relief as he explained that the ring was not insured and cost $38,000.00. Ugh! Needless to say they were very happy for it’s recovery and The Ring Finders Service! Another awesome recovery!
While I was on vacation in Ocean City this summer I received a call from a guy that lived just blocks away from where I was staying. He stated that he was tying up his boat and his ring had fallen off and into the water. I met him the next morning for the 6am low tide and he showed me the area he was sure it was in. Unfortunately the mud silt was so unstable and deep I was unable to get in the water at the area in fear of sinking in the mud and pushing the ring further into the mud. I started searching the area with my White’s v3i with a small 4×6 search coil from the side of the dock and within seconds I got a nice gold signal from the detector. Lightly fanning the water a shinny circle reveal itself just under the surface of the mud and I gently recovered it with my hand scoop. Another happy customer!
I received a call from a panicking woman on the beach who had lost the only key to her car on the beach earlier in the day. Not sure what to do she contacted the local police department and they suggested calling me since I have done numerous lost jewelry recoveries in the area and I may be able to help with the use of my metal detecting equipment. After a brief phone call we agreed to give a try and I met her on the beach a couple hours later. Showing me the area where she had entered/exited the beach and where she was sunbathing for the day I began to grid the area and search for the key with my Whites MX Sport metal detector. Not having any luck where she was sitting with friends I started my way towards the exit into the soft white sand and received a signal. Scooping the sand into my sifter there was the key! She was extremely relieved that I had found it and not have to call a locksmith and could continue her weekend of fun at the beach with friends.
As the 2016 summer season approaches the crowds will be headed to the beaches to soak up the sun and swim in the ocean. With this activity there will also be the unfortunate events of people losing their precious,sentimental jewelry and ruining their fun memories of vacations and events. This is where I come into help! With my top of the line metal detectors and over 30 years experience I can find what you feared lost forever and bring those memories back! Whether it’s on the beach or in the water I would be very happy to provide this very productive to you as I have done for others in this unfortunate situation. So Don’t Give Up! Give me a Call!
Today I went on a special hunt for a very special young lady . I was referred to her brother Eric by a friend of mine about my lost jewelry recovery service. Speaking with Eric he stated that his sister who has stag 4 cancer and partial paralysis in her hands and was unable to properly lock the clasp on her cherished gold/diamond bracelet that her father had given her when she was 16 years old and lost it off their dock at the shore house. Speaking with Eric he also stated that the dock area is scheduled to have a new bulkhead put in next week and feared the bracelet would be lost in the mud forever with the construction equipment. He explained that the area is basically water free during low tide hopefully assisting in the recovery which brought me to the idea of using my White’s Spectra V3i. Bracelets and necklaces can be tough items to find with a metal detector so last night I set up my White’s V3i with a 4×6 DD coil and my custom gold program that hit a test gold bracelet loud & clear. Thank you White’s Electronics, Inc. for the replacement coil for my magic wand lol! Eric stated that it would mean so much and be a miracle if I could find this for her. Pope Francis is coming to town this weekend so it’s the time for miracles! Packing my gear in the truck and feeling optimistic on a beautiful day I arrived at their shore house and was greeted by the woman parents as she was unable to attend and really felt a sense of welcoming. The tide at this time was still going out so it gave us some time talk and get to know each other before I would start searching for the bracelet. They were amazed that I provided such a service and that I had done over 30 recoveries this summer and many more in the past for people in need. Finally the water had gone out far enough to start the search and I stepped off the side of the dock into about 4 inches of mud but onto a firm sand base bottom. The area was approximately 10×20 including some under the dock walkway so it was going to take some time to search it thoroughly. Twenty minutes into the search I received a consistent signal from the detector and a Vdi reading of 10 on the screen. I carefully lowered my long handle scoop into position and scooped the mud into my floating sifter and rechecked the spot in the mud,I got the signal. As I started swishing the water around in the sifter the beautiful diamond bracelet came to life through the mud Yes!!! At this time her parents had gone into the house so I washed it off better and called them out. As they walked out on the dock and looked down at me in the mud I pointed to the sifter where the bracelet was now gleaming in the sun. The look on their faces was incredible! They actually both started tearing up when I handed it to them. I got washed up and they couldn’t wait to call their daughter and son Eric with the great news! What an incredible feeling and day it turned out to be for everyone! I love this hobby!
I received an email from a woman who while vacationing in Brigantine Beach,NJ had lost her diamond wedding ring in the surf after being hit by a wave. She had already returned to Maryland and hoped by giving me some information as to where she had lost it I may be able to help? I told her I would do my best and planned to search for the ring the following day at low tide. Arriving at the site I began marking out the area and began to grid the area with my White’s Beach Hunter id 300 metal detector. Even though the loss had taken place almost a week ago I was confident that if it was there I would find it. After a couple hours of hunting and still no ring I began to have second thoughts and eventually had to call it a day. I contacted the owner and told her that I had no success but would try again asap. I returned a few days later and expanded my search area further in one direction and after about 45 minutes I found a beautiful diamond wedding band in my scoop! I couldn’t wait to call her with the great news. Arriving at home and cleaning the sand from the ring I noticed an inscription on the inside the ring (Heartcha). When I contacted the woman I asked what the inscription was on the ring and she stated the same so I knew I had her cherished wedding ring! Persistence paid off! We made arrangements to mail the ring back to her in Maryland and she received it yesterday and was very happy & grateful for my help. Another Success!