Lost a ring?
Don’t wait to call!
I received a call from Teri about her father’s World War II ring that was lost in Stone Harbor, NJ on Saturday. Her father, who was very fond of the sea, was a Merchant Marine in World War II and his ring is very sentimental to the family. Her son, Patch, has been wearing the ring for the past few years. To keep the ring safe while on the beach, he placed it in the cup holder of a beach chair. Unknowingly, his cousin put on the backpack chair and went to the water to clean off some sand before leaving. Patch realized the ring had fallen out, and he and his family searched the area. They resigned to the thought that it was probably lost forever since it may have been dropped in the ocean.
I met up with Teri and did an extensive search of the area where it might have fallen out. I had to return a second time to be able to go out farther in the water. It was in waist-deep water that I finally got the signal. It was a great feeling when the ring showed up in the scoop and was able to be returned to the family.
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Ring Finders South Jersey
Lost a ring?
Don’t wait to call!
Amanda dropped her iPhone in the sand while at the Barefoot Country Music Fest this past weekend in Wildwood, New Jersey. She reached out to fellow-ringfinder Dave Milsted who referred her to me because he wasn’t available at the time. I met Amanda on the beach today to look for her phone that also has a card holder attached to the back with her ID and credit card inside. After approximately 30 minutes of searching, the phone and cards were found! Even though the phone was damaged, the SIM card and other cards are intact and safely back in her possession.
Kiera called me yesterday, with a little doubt in her voice, about a ring that was lost by her sister in the surf. Kiera’s sister Julia had just lost her engagement ring at the beachcomber, at Cahoon Hollow Beach, in Wellfleet, MA she said it was down in the surf where she was dragged out over the rocks, she got swept up, and pummeled in the current, and suddenly realized her ring was gone. They looked for over an hour as the surf was crashing them all over the area. Frantically they were not sure where to turn. Kiera said that the Lifeguard had mentioned that there were a couple of local guys that have found rings there in the past, that she should try them. Sure enough she googled Lost Ring and Richard Browne and My name showed up. Kiera wasted no time and got in touch with me through texting. I immediately called her back, I had her send as many pictures with reference points as possible. She said it was strait down from the sign in the picture, and in knee deep water.
Luck was on her side the next day, the water was not crashing as it was the day of loosing it, and the wind was off shore. Rick & myself got there about an hour before the low tide, 15 seconds into the hunt, I found the beautiful double welded ring, I put it in my pouch for safe keeping till Julia showed up. Needless to say we were all smiles when they showed up, she was very happy to hear that we were successful in recovering it for her. It was a ring that was passed down through a couple of generations. No words can express their heartfelt Thank You. Another great recovery for The Ring Finders.
Leighton, Kiera, & Julia
Kiera & Julia
White Gold Engagement Ring
Two weeks ago Rick got a call from Jill, we got together the very early next morning. There was a Hurricane coming that next evening, and time wasn’t on our side. Together we do searches, for quite a few people each year. we really wanted to get this one back to the owner fast, she was newly engaged. This Engagement Ring is very sentimental to Jill. Well after chatting with Jill about where it was lost, and how deep of water, and being hit by a wave, she swore it was just rite there in shallow water on the slope. After 6 hours of search time between both of us, we finally gave in to the thought of it not being found that day… Maybe after the storm? We had also had thoughts of someone else finding it the night before, we had seen some scoop areas on the beach. We had also found out it was posted on local media. Was it found already?
Jill & Leighton
10K White Gold Ring
Rick called me last night two weeks had passed, Rick said lets give it another chance. Success today? Rick and I went rite down to the same spot where we were told it was lost two weeks earlier…. Nothing again after an hour. I said this is crazy, so I wandered over the other side of the Jetty, and as soon as I got into the water, 50 feet down the beach, and knee deep just as Jill said, one lonely signal and there in my scoop it shined like it was lost an hour ago. Wow I couldn’t believe it myself. I went back over to Rick, yelled Game Over! He said what? I repeated it multiple times till he came out of the water, he looked down at my Caribiner. He said I cant believe you found it way over there… I chuckled, and said it was exactly where Jill said it wasn’t… LOL After getting back to the truck we called Jill, and I told her I may have something that belonged to her, she asked if I had it… I said yes I believe so, and said can you meet us at the beach. Her reply was I’m on my way, see you in fifteen minutes. As you can imagine, she just couldn’t believe it until it was back on her finger. Sometimes, a Margarita girls night out can make you forget exactly where it was when you last seen it… Bottom line is that it’s back home where it belongs… Congratulations Jill
Leighton Harrington & Richard Browne
On Saturday 8/14/2021 Richard Browne and I were out looking for a wedding band and returned it successfully to its owner. When we returned, we had another call to go out on, and it was a lost wedding band that the woman had on her finger since 1965. Very sentimental as one could expect. It was lost while playing ball in the back yard with her Grandson the day before. Rick & myself got there to be greeted by Roberto, His Wife Jaclyn and Ryan, who was there while it was lost. Ryan a small Pirate in his own special way, was very enthused, and very into metal detecting helped out with the search. After about 45 minutes, and all of us on our hands and knees with pin pointers searching the flower beds, I had the notion to check over the other side of the fence, hey you never know rite? Maybe she throws harder than we think. Luck would be in our favor, low and behold the ring was rite on top of the grass, and on the other side of the fence… Another great save and one for the Ring Finders. A great three ring return day yesterday. What a great feeling to tell someone that we have it in our hands and we can’t wait to get it back.
While using a rope swing in this beautiful Pond by Rodney, Ontario, this gentleman’s wedding ring slipped off when he let go and hit the water. After long breath holds in 10-15 feet of water with no luck, he found me on the ring finders site. I brought my scuba equipment out and suited up, after a 1/2 hour swinging my metal detector over the mud, that buzz sounded and the ring showed up with it’s gold shine through that fine silty water! What a happy customer!
Out playing golf when I got a call from Lauren about her Brother-in-laws wedding ring. She was given the ring to hold along with his watch so that he could go for a swim. Taking all the precautions to not loss the ring. When he got out of the water Lauren hand him his watch and could not find the ring. It must have come out with the watch and no one could find it. She asked if I could come out the next day to help find the ring. II asked if they knew the are and the answer was yeas, they even has photo of the location with a flag pole in the distance. I meet Janet, the mother of Lauren and we walked to the area where Laren meet the two of us. They took the photo out and lined up the flag pole and the beach. They had a beach fire the night before and once the area was determined . Now I had to search an area about 50 feet by 75 feet. About half way into the search got a very strong signal. Using the beach scoop I found the ring. Mother and daughter were both relived to get the ring for the brother-in-law.
Received a text from Tevor that he lost his wedding ring the night before at a bond fire on the beach. He asked if I could come out first thing in the mourning as he had a flight back to California mid day and had to be at the airport to check in. He gave me the address of beach and I headed out. When I got there he had mark the area that he was in, and asked how long did I think it would take I stated that since he had mark off the area it should not take long. Started my search and within a few minutes I had the Ring. He was amazed that I had found it so quick. As I was leaving his wife came out of the house and asked, with a big smile Tevor held up his hand to show the ring. another happy couple.