I love it when I’m detecting along the beach and someone approaches me asking, “Can you please help me ?” I was swinging this morning with a friend in the Perdido area when Brandon came up and asked for help. They had been taking some pictures a couple of days ago when his wife lost one of her mother’s earrings in the sand. He didn’t seem to be very confident that we would find it but we set out swinging. As often happens, the location was rather vague. “We stood over here, then we walked over that way”. It only took about 15 minutes before I heard the sweet sound of jewelry pinging around in my scoop as I shook the sand out. Brandon and his mother in law seemed both surprised and happy ! While the earring didn’t appear to be exceptionally valuable, it had a sentimental value to her and she was thankful.