- Land/Shallow Water Search
Cost For My Service
I work on a reward basis, that means you pay what its worth to you and what you can afford to have me find your lost ring.
I have a call out fee of $25 for some areas if the ring is not found, this covers my fuel expenses. We can discuss this when you call.
Land, beach and water hunting (shallow water only)
I can search monmouth county, parts of Ocean county and maybe Middlesex.
Dennis Burlingame's Bio
I've been detecting for 30 years now and have done a lot of returns in my day, glad to help people get back what they have lost.
Dennis Burlingame - Recent Blog Post
Got a call from Rose asking for help in locating her diamond earring she lost in the back yard at her father’s house. Told her I’d give it a try but I asked her to bring the other earring to make sure the detector would detect it with the small amount of metal in them. […]
Recovery at Spring Lake NJ, While enjoying the day at the beach, Jami took off her necklace she received for her communion and placed it on the arm of her beach chair. She took it off to put lotion on and not to get a cross tan line on her chest. She went and moved […]
I was at work this morning and got a call from Janvi Patel asking for help in finding her ring she lost the afternoon before. The ring was a gift from her mother, a green emerald representing her astrological sign, plus it was blessed. It ment everything to her. I asked my boss if I […]
Got a message from Michael asking for help in locating his wife’s Loree wedding set. I called as soon as I got the message and told him i’d be there in 20 minutes if he’d wait, he agreed and I met them at the beach. While out enjoying the 4th of July on the beach […]
Got a message from Leah asking for help in locating a friends wedding band at Sea Girt beach. I told her to get me as much information about it and i’ll head right down. While driving to the beach I got a call from Inger the woman who lost the ring, she is visiting from […]
Dennis Burlingame - Testimonials
What a terrific organization. Who knew... (2023)
I heard this story last night. What a terrific organization. Who knew. I’ve been coming to the Jersey shore for over 60 years and had no idea about these do gooders. Apparently, unbeknownst to the 17 year old badge checker as well who wouldn’t let him on the beach. Thanks to the police officer who suggested she look you up. Otherwise, it may have been lost for ever.
Let’s appreciate that there are GREAT people among us and Dennis Burlingame is one of those GREAT people!!! (2020)
Words cannot express the sense of emptiness that came over me when I felt my class ring slide off my finger when I was riding that wave. As the ring slipped away, I made several hasty attempts to reach for it, but I knew that the ocean won. That look of loss on my face was enough to upset my wife and my daughter, as they were with me. We spent several minutes feeling for my ring in the sand, but I knew it was gone.
I had that ring for over 27 years, and I rarely took it off. It’s worn in only a way that time can wear down a ring. Besides my wedding ring, it was the only piece of jewelry that I wore, and I’ve had it a few years longer!!! I called my insurance company and started the replacement process, but nothing could replace the sentiment of that ring.
A few days passed and an unknown phone number showed up on my cell phone. Normally I would allow the call to go to my voicemail, but something told me to answer the call. The gentlemen on the other end asked me if I was José Mercado, when I asked him who was calling, he told me that he found something of mine that was very special. “No way,” I thought. “My ring?” “Yes, your ring. I was out with a friend on Monday night metal detecting, and we found your ring,” he said. I couldn’t believe it! At first thought someone was playing a joke on me, but I really hadn’t told anyone that I lost my ring!
Dennis went on telling me that when he noticed it was a Naval Academy ring, he had to find the owner. He found a part of my worn-out name inscribed inside the ring and then he called Jostens. He described the ring to them and as luck would have it, they narrowed the “José” down to me! Dennis found me on Facebook and he even found my work web site and left me a message there, but he didn’t give up until he got my number and finally connected with me.
It’s easy to get sucked into the sadness and fear and hate that seems to take over the news feeds today. For a moment, please share in my happy moment! Dennis reunited me with a very special possession of mine. I am so very thankful for him not only finding my ring, but for finding me (which I think was harder)!!! My family and friends appreciate his kindness as several of them have commented on my Facebook page. Let’s appreciate that there are GREAT people among us and Dennis Burlingame is one of those GREAT people!!!
Thank you, Dennis! You are a special human being and I’m privileged to know you!!!
I can’t recommend him enough, he’s a lifesaver!!! (2020)
Dennis is incredible. I was so heartbroken and ready to give up before I called him. He was so nice to come out to me on the 4th of July and left to get to me immediately. He found my ring in only a minute when I had been looking the entire day! I can’t recommend him enough, he’s a lifesaver!!!
I highly recommend his services! (2020)
To say that Dennis is a lifesaver would be an understatement. He showed up within 30 minutes of my call and was a true professional. I highly recommend his services!
The Spring Lake Police Dept recommended TheRingFinders and we called Dennis... (2019)
Dennis is seriously amazing! We lost our engagement ring on the beach and didn’t realize until we got home. The Spring Lake Police Dept recommended TheRingFinders and we called Dennis right away. He met us 15 minutes later on the beach and asked us to mark off the area where we had been sitting hours earlier. We left him to do his work and he scanned the area. About 15 minutes in he began digging, and removed his headphones because he had found the ring. We couldn’t believe our eyes – we will never forget Dennis and can’t recommend him enough. Thank you, Dennis!!!
We can’t thank Dennis enough for saving our vacation! (2019)
We can’t thank Dennis enough for saving our vacation! After enjoying a wonderful week at the beach with my family, I was literally sick to my stomach at the thought of leaving my wedding ring behind… sentimental more so than the monetary loss. Dennis came almost immediately & assured us it would be found. My husband & I searched for hours prior to calling Dennis & my hope was lost. It’s really a wonderful & generous service Dennis provides & we are forever grateful!
Dennis saved the day! (2018)
Dennis saved the day! How do you put a value on his service when the items he recovers are emotionally priceless? I asked to Mr. Burlingame how much for the invaluable help and his reply shocked me! I was ready to transfer funds in order to pay Dennis, but Dennis clearly does this solely to help people in need and pay forward good karma! Legit you saved the day man! I am still so very thankful for his service until this day and I promise to keep paying it forward as well, Dennis!
I would recommend Dennis to anyone who lost a ring. (2018)
Dennis, thank you so much for finding my diamond engagement ring and wedding band! I promised my 3 year old (after seeing her puppy dog eyes) she could take 3 quick rides on her sled down a small hill on the corner of my block in the foot of snow we just got. I didn’t put my gloves on because I thought it would be easier to help her. Big mistake! As I helped her off the sled after the second ride, I felt both rings slip off my finger and disappear into the snow. I was devastated! I couldn’t find it anywhere. It was dark and the flashlights didn’t help. My husband and I looked for a while but it was super cold and I felt like I was calling attention to myself with the flashlight. I didn’t want someone else to see that and start looking for something after I left. My husband found Dennis online and he came out the next morning at 9am. Within 10 minutes with his metal detector, he found both rings! They were buried underneath the snow near where I was with my daughter. Dennis was very professional and I trusted him. I would recommend Dennis to anyone who lost a ring. Thank you Dennis!!! Very lucky to have found you!