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Lost wedding band in Lavallette NJ found by Matt St.Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
Recovery #8 2021
This morning I was contacted by Hope after getting home from another recovery. The day before while at the beach with her husband she was holding her husband’s wedding band on her finger for safe keeping and not long after it slipped off her finger into the sand. They looked for awhile but were unable to find it. She was then referred to me on local Lavallette community page. I made arrangements to meet her at the spot where she was. Within a minute of beginning my search I had her husbands ring in the scoop! Another success and happy ending!

Lost rings in LBI NJ Found by Matt St.Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
Recovery #7 for 2021
Today I was contacted by fellow ring finder Dave Milsted in reference to Tracey and her husband Chris. While in the northern part of LBI NJ on vacation and enjoying a day at the beach yesterday. Tracey had removed her four rings and put them in the pocket of her shorts to apply lotion. Later that day they picked up and moved further up the beach to avoid high tide. At the end of the day when they were packing up to leave. Tracey went into her pocket to put her rings back on and realized they were not there. They tried to search for a while and when I called them they were on their way to a store to buy a basic metal detector. I explained to them the down falls of using them and also how much of a learning curve there is. They decided it would be best to have me come and help. I met them later in the afternoon for low tide so I could do a thorough search. Once I arrived Tracey and Chris walked out to the beach with me to show me where they were.
Their neighbors/ friends were there also and gave some input with more details. I began my search at the high tide mark and worked my way all the way down into the water at the drop off. No luck there. I then continued further into the dry sand and as I did everyone was nice enough to move their chairs over so I could continue. One of the neighbors was also nice enough to walk back to her house and bring me a few bottles of cold water. This very nice older couple moved their chairs as well and sure enough, Right where they were sitting, I got the mixed tones I was looking for! Out came Tracey’s rings! Everyone was so excited and happy that I found them. Tracey and her husband Chris were so happy and relived! Tracey gave me a great big hug of joy! (it’s nice to be able to get those again) These happy ending’s never get old!

Lost Gold St. Christopher Pendant in Brigantine NJ Found by Matt St. Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
Recovery #6 for 2021
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Marcia on behalf of her step-son Angelo. While Him and his father Chuck were working on the plumbing at a customers house in Brigantine NJ, Down in the tight crawlspace, At some point Angelo noticed a gold necklace laying in the sand. Wondering how it got there or who it belonged to he quickly realized it was his. The clasp had opened somehow. But the Pendant that was on the necklace, An heirloom St. Christopher medallion Handed down by his late grandfather and then given to him by his father Chuck. Generations of firefighters.. At First they decided to use a metal detector a friend was going to loan them before having me take the hour ride to see if they could find it. A few days later Marcia contacted me to let me know they were unable to find it and that they would like to come down there and give it a try. It took a little while for our schedules to align until today. After doing some military crawling under some pipes and climbing over others, And weeding through various old metals like screws and melted lead/solder I finally got the kind of tone I was looking for! Buried a few inches down was the pendant! Angelo and Chuck were thrilled I was able to find it for them! I was very happy to get it back to them where it belongs!
I also included some photos of the crawlspace so everyone can see the types of places these things can happen.

Lost Engagement ring in LBI NJ Found by: Matt St.Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)

A few days ago I was referred to Stephen and his wife Elizabeth by fellow ring finder Dave Milsted for her lost engagement ring. They are here for the week and while they were at the beach with their children, Elizabeth was standing on the slope in the wet sand speaking with a friend. she went to remove her rings to let her friend get a better look at them and as she did, A larger than normal wave came up and caught them off guard. She managed to save her wedding band but her engagement ring went flying. I met Stephen there later that day and he showed me where it happened. I began to search but I could only safely go half way done the slope due to high and very rough surf conditions. I promised him I would come back in a day or two when the surf calmed down in order to continue the search. I went back this afternoon without making them aware but they actually arrived there to hang out when I was halfway done. I wasn’t having any luck and decided to come back that night when everyone left so I could go over more areas. At that very moment my machine gave me the kind of signal I was hoping for. After I removed a few scoops of sand I had her ring! It was buried about 8″ down already. Stephen looked over at me and said no luck? I smiled and held up the ring, He started to walk over and as he got closer he realized I found the ring. He yelled at the top of his lungs. ” I can’t frickin’ believe you found it !! ” Then Elizabeth saw what was happening and quickly came over. They were completely shocked that I managed to find it. They were ecstatic and very happy! I am so happy I was able to do that for them! Another happy ending!

 

Lost Wedding Band Found by: Matt St.Germain Manasquan NJ

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)

I was referred to Jessica and Steve by fellow RingFinder Jeff Laag. One day while Steve was enjoying play time at the beach with his kids, At some point he noticed his wedding band was no longer on his finger. They reached out to Jeff who then reached out to me about searching for it. I met Steve at the beach the next day and he showed me the approximate area where he thought it may have been lost due to digging in the sand. After about 10 minutes of searching I found it! Steve was shocked I had found it and so quickly. I explained to him it helps a great deal when the person who lost an item can show me the area. He called back his wife Jessica to share the great news. They were both very happy and thankful. Another wonderful day!

Lost Engagement ring found in Bricktown NJ by: Matt St.Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)

Yesterday I spoke with a woman who’s name is Genesis. She was referred to me by fellow Ring finder John Favano. While she was out in the front yard playing in the snow with the kids her engagement ring slipped off at some point. After a few days of looking without any luck, They called John. I made arrangements to go there today. After speaking with her for a bit i began my search. She wasn’t wearing gloves and remembered she kept shaking the snow off her hands. After about an hour of searching i found it! They were very happy and relieved! First recovery of 2021!

Lost wedding ring found by Matt St.Germain Farmingdale NJ

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
Successful recovery #20 for 2020!
Tonight i went to search for a wedding ring lost by Justin in his front yard while playing ball with his son. He saw it go flying when he threw the ball so he was able to show me the general area where he was standing. After i turned on the machine and tuned it a bit to remove the electrical interference i took 2 swings and got a tone. I then knelt down with my handheld pinpointer and moved it around in the grass until it gave me another signal and sure enough it was his ring! He was very happy and surprised i found it so quickly! They had searched for it with no luck. But sometimes while fanning grass you can wind up covering it more. Another happy ending!

Lost wedding ring set in Toms River NJ Found by: Matt St.Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)

A few days ago I was contacted by Tom, While he and his wife Sharon were out in the backyard doing some yard work Sharon’s Soldered ring set slipped off her finger into the grass. They searched for it for a few days with a metal detector they bought at a local store. Despite hearing different signals and fanning the grass on hands and knees they were not able to locate it. A friend of theirs did a google search and found my RingFinders profile so they decided to give me a call for some help. I went there a few days later and once they showed me the general area where they thought it might be I got to work. Within about 10 mins I found it deeply embedded in thick grass. They were so happy and relieved I had found it! This ring has a lot of history as they have been married for 30 years! They met and began dating at the age of 19! Amazing! Over the years the ring that began as an engagement ring was added onto with a wedding band, Baguettes, And an anniversary ring. A jeweler friend of theirs also re-did all of the etching on both of their rings for them! What a great story! I’m so happy I was able to help them reclaim it!

Lost Engagement ring in Seaside Park NJ Found by Matt St.Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
Yesterday evening I was contacted by Skylar on behalf of their friends Rina & Tim. While they were at the beach earlier in the day Rina had taken her Jeans and folded them up and placed them on the beach. Before doing so she put her engagement ring in the pocket for safe keeping. After getting back to the house she realized her ring was missing when she had reached into the pocket to put it back on. I made arrangements with Tim to meet them at the beach entrance. Once i arrived, Tim and Rina along with Mom and Dad showed me the approximate area they sat on the beach. In about 10 mins I was able to locate it! Everyone was so surprised but even more so they very Happy and relieved! Another happy Ending!

Lost Engagement/Wedding rings in LBI NJ Found by: Matt St.Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
8/30/20
About 9:30pm I received a text from Joe.
.While in town visiting Joes parents Joanne and Leon along with other family members, They were having a beach day. Jackie had removed her rings and put them into her phone case for safe keeping. However, Their young nephew took her phone out at some point and the rings had fallen into the sand and vanished! Everyone searched feverishly for them but they were nowhere to be found. They even used a few older metal detectors to no avail. After posting about the loss on a few local pages Joe reached out to me in hopes I may be able to help. I got on the phone with Joe and Jackie via conference call and they gave me as many details as possible and a few photos. Although I had plans to go somewhere I promised them I would go there sometime that night no matter how late it was. I left where I was around 2am and made the hour drive to the beach they were at. Once I arrived there and saw all the marks in the sand from them fanning the sand by hand. (They resembled miniature snow angels.) I knew for sure I was in the right spot. I turned on the machine and began my search. First out of of the sand was Jackie’s wedding band and right next to it was her engagement ring! I sent Joe a photo to let him know the rings had been found. Later on that morning I received the kind of reply I always love to see. One of surprise, Relief and much Joy! The next day after going out on another search I met with Joe’s parents Joanne and Leon on the way home to give them the rings which in turn they met up with Joe later that day to so he could bring them home to Jackie. He told me she was filled with excitement and tears of joy when she learned her rings were coming home to her. I love being able to help people get such meaningful and sentimental items back to them! Another wonderful ending!