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Lost Ring Randolph NJ… Found!!

  • from Millburn (New Jersey, United States)

LT contacted me after losing his wedding band at the beach.  He had placed it in a zipper pocket in his tent and forgot to zipper the pocket.  When he was getting ready to go home the ring was nowhere to be found.  We made plans and met up at the local beach in Randolph NJ where he had lost the ring.  LT was great, he knew exactly where he had been sitting and was able to outline an area to help narrow down the search area!  I started searching the area that he had outlined, and I was able to locate the ring in about 20 mins.   So happy I was able to help reunite ring and owner! 🙂 And remember, if you have lost an item take note of the exact area you are in with landmarks or pins on Google maps.  It really helps in locating any item you have lost!

Lost Gold necklace in the ocean for one week at Seaside Park NJ found by Matt St.Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)

Recovery #9 for 2021

I was contacted by Charlie and his wife Susanne on Thursday July 15th. When they were visiting the beach in Seaside Park NJ, Charlie went into the water for a swim but he forgot to remove his necklace and wrap it around his wrist while holding the medallion like he usually does. As soon as he dove into a wave his necklace came up and over his head and disappeared into the surf. Charlie has been wearing this necklace for 40 years! Not long after, 3 guys came by while metal detecting and tried to help find it to no avail. Charlie left his contact with one of them (Keith Pederson, Who also recommended he calls the Ring Finders) Encase they find it. The other 2 searched for days but they still could not find it. One of them unfortunately had every intention of keeping it.  Which is why I always tell people to be careful who they give information to and always make sure you call a professional with proven track record of returning lost items like us here at TheRingFinders.com! The necklace has now been out in the surf for a week. After getting the details I needed, I went out there the very next morning before sunrise to grid the whole slope of the beach as the tide goes out. Coming up empty handed I waited until the sun started coming up and proceeded to get into the water. The surf was a bit on the rough side but tolerable. As I walked along the drop off and turned around to go a bit into deeper water I heard a nice solid tone. I carefully dug it out with my scoop. Low and behold I had Charlie’s necklace!. I sent him and his wife a photo and got the reaction I never get tired of! They were so happy with joy that I found it!.

 

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 Keys Long Branch NJ… Found

  • from Millburn (New Jersey, United States)

I received a call from a father whose son Eugene had lost his keys in the sand on West End Beach in Long Branch, NJ.  Luckliy, Eugene had an extra set of keys and had already made it home by the time I was called.  And even better, Eugene had dropped a pin on Google maps around where the keys were lost.  I headed out to Long Branch the following afternoon and using the map with the pin, I was easily able to find the right area.  After searching for a couple of hours, I had the keys in hand!  I’m happy that I was able to help out and Eugene was happy to have his keys back!

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!