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 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
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 was metal detecting with my brand new detector for the very first time, looking for some treasure. I found a 1958 Wheat Penny and soon after I was approached by Karen who asked if I could help find her lost ring. I explained to her that I belong to The Ring Finders and would be glad to help her. She told me she was visiting from Mexico and her Mother had given her the Ring. We walked to the area where the Ring went missing and I began my search. My confidence was high even though I was using a new detector because she seemed very sure where she had lost it. I found her Ring in about 10 minutes, Karen was very happy to have the Ring her Mother gave her back in her possession.
I local girlfriend Sarah had read some of my ring recoveries & returns posted on my Facebook page from The Ring Finders clients.
She asked to see if I could find rings underwater and I advised that I am scuba certified (open water) and have all the gear.
Sarah discussed that a patron of the Private retreat location had lost his wedding band about 4 years ago. She advise that the water is a very cold because it was a spring fed pond.
I gathered up all my gear and scuba tanks. I really love my Minelab Excallibur2 water detector but also brought along a new piece of equipment called the “Scuba Tector”. It’s a small hand held unit for tight locations or rocky/hard to get to spots.
I started at the location of the lost ring and boy was Sarah right….water was freezing the deeper I got. With-in 15 minutes I had a great tone with the Excal2 but due to the low visibility with the sediment I couldn’t locate it. I turned on the Scuba Tector and pulled out the 14k white gold wedding band!! Sarah also mentioned missing Ray Ban sunglasses further over!! I tried for another hour but no luck.
They called the gentleman whom had left his phone # and left a message. The gentleman was now working in Hawaii but was coming back for Canadian Thanksgiving. Unfortunately no update if he’s picked up his ring!!
Received a call from Rob G who lost his ring playing rugby in the waters of Wasaga Beach.
Rob & his wife Kerah took visiting Friends from England to Wasaga’s Beach #3 (pet friendly area) for a full day with the dog’s. Rob was in the water 150′ from shore playing water Rugby and off flew his wedding band. Rob’s English friends mentioned that in the UK there are metal detectorists that help with people losing items and decided to try and search Google. “The Ring Finders” site came up on his search and found my information.
I took Rob’s information and decided to head up and start searching. Unfortunately I didn’t have any luck the first day out. The following day Kerah met me at the beach and had a better location. It took about an hour and surprised Kerah when I came back into shore for some water. She was totally amazed I could find her husbands wedding band that far out from shore.
YEAH….another donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation’s Snow Run Feb 2/3/4, 2018!!
I got a message yesterday from Alexis in Jackson NJ. During an argument with her fiance’ as he was walking alongside his car she took off her engagement ring and threw it at him. It bounced off his car and disappeared. She found me and 2 other guys threw the Ringfinders website. The first person there was not able to find it. I then went with my Minelab Ctx 3030 with the 11″ coil and searched all over the driveway and into the yard in the snow on both sides of the driveway in -5 temperatures. After 3hrs i too was unable to find it. So fellow Ringfinder and friend Dennis Burligame agreed to go the next morning to try as well. I also went back to meet him and continue the search only this time i switched to my 6″ coil as the driveway is concrete and had a lot of iron reinforcement which made it difficult to search. Dennis and i both searched the same area and decided to narrow down the area and even though we both went over the same spots with the 11″coils we could not find it. I went over the same spots now using my 6″ coil and right near a heavy iron tone i got a blip of a good high tone signal. I then moved the snow around with my foot away from the iron and the high tone came in much clearer. As i bent down to move the snow around by hand it was at that moment i saw part of a ring sticking out! If it were not for that 6″ coil i would not have been able to locate it!. Needless to say the customers were very happy! Big thanks to Dennis Burligame for the assist!