I received a call from a woman asking if I could help find her husbands wedding ring in their garden? He had been working in the yard for the past few days and noticed that his gold wedding ring of 58 years was no longer on his finger and he was pretty upset about the loss. I drove up the following day meeting the couple on their lawn and we walked around to the backyard where there were multiple boxed in 10 x 20 gardens and large compost pile behind the garage. Although it was a nice backyard I felt it wasn’t going to be an easy hunt with all the growth and area size.I decided to use my White’s V3i metal detector with a small 4 x 6″ search coil to get in between the flowers and plants. He felt the most likely area was the compost pile so that’s where I started but after a half hours search I had no luck? Next we moved onto the garden boxes one at a time and still no luck. Finally I started searching the paths between the boxes and leading to the compost pile when I got a good hit from my detector. Looking down I brushed some weeds aside and there was is ring! It took a while and I could tell they were losing hope but when I said I found it,the smiles came right to there faces! Another happy customer! Another great day! Recovery #118
I received a call from a from a guy who while playing volleyball had lost his wedding ring and was hoping that I could find it as he had just gotten married last November and was pretty upset having to tell his wife he had lost his ring. He told me that as he jumped up and hit the ball that his friend had seen something fly out of his hand. Immediately he looked at his hand and realized that it was his ring. The good thing was that he knew the general direction that the ring had gone. He showed me the area on the side of the net where he was and was confident that it landed on that same side. After searching the area and still no ring I started wondering onto the other side and said he really doesn’t think it went that far but I continued to search there based on my own experience with recoveries. After about 10 more minutes I got a nice signal from my Whites V3i metal detector,looked down in the grass and there was the ring slightly hidden in the grass. I reached down and held it up in the air and said there it is! He was amazed that it had traveled so far and very happy to have it back on his hand before his wife found out Lol! Another happy customer! Another great day!
I received a call from a woman who had contacted the Avalon Police department in hopes they could help her to locate her lost diamond and gold earring she had lost on the beach entrance way the night before. They passed on my information to her as I had done many successful recoveries on the beaches over the years. We agreed that we would meet the following morning at the entrance. On site she explained how she had lost it while taking pictures with girlfriends and was sure the earring was in a small area of the sand. I decided to use my White’s V3i metal detector with a small coil for the job as it is very sensitive to smaller items like earrings. I was able to use her matching earring to compare the audio/visual signal on my detector and after a couple of minutes of searching I found the missing earring in the sand. The beautiful earrings were once again a set and a very happy customer was able to enjoy the rest of her vacation with friends.
I received a call from guy who had lost his wedding ring on the beach after he had put the ring in his hat for safe keeping while swimming but forgot about it as he went to put the hat back on. Although he realized his mistake immediately the ring disappeared into the sand. Doing a quick search on the internet got him my information and I arrived at the beach about an hour later. Still having his beach chair in the same location he move it and I began my search. After a quick minute my detector rang out and the ring was in my scoop! A very relieved couple were able to go back enjoying their vacation with the family!
I received a call from a guy who had lost his gold wedding ring of 44 years of marriage on the beach during his morning swim. he stated that he had taken the ring off and put it in his hat on his T shirt on the beach while swimming. After swimming he picked up the shirt and hat but forgot about the ring inside and it disappeared into the sand. Fortunately his daughter did a quick internet search and also checked with the beach patrol and came up with my information. A couple hours later I was greeted by his wife at the beach house and we walked up to the beach location. By now the beach was busy and I asked for the client to remove their chairs and towels from the area to begin my search. After about 10 minutes my metal detector sounded off and the ring was in my scoop! An immediate applause was given by the onlooking beach crowd and the very happy couple of 44 years marriage. Another happy customer!
I received a call from a woman on July 5th asking for my help to recover a set keys that she had lost on the beach the night before during the fireworks. She had a good idea as to where they were lost and although she had tried finding them the next morning in the sand it was a lost cause. I agreed to come take a look with her and after just a few minutes of search with my Whites metal detector I located the keys. She was amazed at how quick I found them and very happy to have them back. Another happy customer! Recovery #112
I received a call from a gentleman who had lost his white gold wedding ring in the surf while playing with his kids while on vacation in Ocean City. He stated that he lost the ring the day before and actually saw it fall off his finger but couldn’t grab it before it disappeared into the sand & waves. Quickly thinking he took some quick notes as to nearby landmarks,time of day and depth of water where the loss had taken place and drew a detailed map in hopes of returning and finding the ring. Arriving onsite at low tide we reviewed the map and setup a search area. I started my grid pattern and after digging a few coins and trash items but no ring I began to get a bit concerned but continued on. Then his brother in-law arrived and stated he felt we were off a little in our search area so I started working my way towards the other area. Within a few grid searches I received a nice signal on my detector and called them over saying “This sounds good and is probably your ring” I scooped out some sand and brushed the pile with my foot and out rolled his ring Lol! They were amazed not only that I found it but I called it! An instant sense of relief had come to the owners face as it was putting a real damper on the family vacation and now could go show his family that we found it. Back to having a great time as planned. Another great recovery! Recovery # 109
I received a call from a guy that had lost his gold/platinum with diamonds wedding ring on a volleyball court during a company employee outing at the Johnson & Johnson corporate complex earlier in the week. He wasn’t sure exactly where the ring came off but was sure it was somewhere on the court. Arriving at the seen I figured this was a good opportunity to try out the new White’s MX7 metal detector and after a quick setup the search was underway. Deciding to half the court at a time a started to grid the area back & forth and completed the first half with no luck. Moving on and halfway through the second half I received a solid signal right where the sand meets the grass of the court. Observing the display screen of the MX7 it showed a gold vdi reading and as I looked down at the sand I could see the very edge of the ring hidden in the sand. I called over the very worried customer and showed him the ring laying in my sand scoop. “Absolutely Amazing” were his first words accompanied with a huge smile and look of relief on his face,he was extremely thankful for my help and professional service. Another happy customer! Recovery# 110
Entering the summer season here on Memorial Day weekend and the crowds begin to flock to the beach. Bringing the calls for help for finding their lost jewelry on the beach or in the water.
I received this call on my way home from work from a gentleman asking for my help as his wife had lost her wedding rings on the beach in Stone Harbor,Nj earlier that day. He explained that she had taken them off to apply sunscreen and laid them on the beach towel and forgot them when they went to leave for the day losing them in the sand. Fortunately they quickly remembered took note of the area they were sitting and marked off the area by counting the posts for the sand dune fence and landmarks. I arrived at the beach with my White’s TDI metal detector and started a grid pattern in the area and after few minutes had the first ring in my scoop! The husband was amazed and as I took a couple steps got another signal and had the second ring in the scoop and I could see the instant relief on his face. After only 15 minutes of searching all of his worries were over and he couldn’t wait to tell his wife and go back to enjoying his family vacation. The feeling of bringing relief and happiness back to people that thought their cherished items were lost forever never gets old,I love it! Another happy customer!
I received a call from a farmer explaining that while clearing brush from one of his farms he had lost his wedding ring. Although he had felt it was within a certain area it was still a rather large search area. Arriving at the farm the next day(Christmas Eve) we discussed the events that led up to the loss and began searching the most likely areas. Unfortunately things were not going as easy as we had hoped as the the ring was still missing and we were running out of spots to search after about an hour. Moving on we decided to expand an area where he had parked his truck and after just a few minutes I looked over to him and said Merry Christmas! He looked at me for a second and then said You found it? I responded,”Look right there” as I pointed to the ground. He couldn’t believe it and said it was a miracle and couldn’t wait to call his wife with the great news. A time of miracles! Merry Christmas! Recovery#107