This is a pretty cool story about a recent ring return…. One year ago I was metal detecting La Jolla shores and found a mens gold wedding ring. It was very thin and appeared to have the initials JJ and the date 1938. After posting ads on craigstlist community lost and found with no response, I eventually gave up and assumed the owner was long gone. An entire year went by and I held onto the ring. Two weeks ago, I was metal detecting in the same general area as before, and I found a very unusual silver ring. It too had an inscription. I posted an ad on craigslist and hoped to find the owner. In my search to find the owner of the silver ring, I came across the facebook page “La Jolla Shores Lost & Found”. With some hope to find the owner of the silver ring I scrolled through posts all the way back to 2018. I then noticed a post for a “LOST GOLD RING, VERY THIN, INSCRIBED 1938” This caught my attention! In my pursuit of finding the owner of the silver ring I inadvertently found the owner of the gold ring! I messaged the owner and we confirmed that the ring I found was the same ring that was lost 2 years prior. The ring belonged to her boyfriends grandfather and slipped out of her bag on the way to the car. The ring was made in Poland prior to WW2 and is a family heirloom. I shipped the ring this past week and Mariane and Adam are THRILLED to have the ring back. We believe it to be a small miracle that all of the events unfolded as they did. It was meant to make it back home.
Received a call from Andrew who had lost his wedding ring a week ago. He was weed whacking on the side of a hill and slipped on the steep slope. After awhile he realized his new ring was missing! He came back another day and brought his fathers metal detector. After searching for an hour with no luck, he eventually found the ringfinders and gave me a call. The area it could have been lost was about 100 yards and the slope was much steeper than expected. To make it more difficult, the ring was made of steel which has a very similar tone as iron. After searching for only 10 minutes digging a couple of nails and iron junk, out popped Andrews very nice wedding ring. I told Andrew to open his hand and dropped the ring into his palm. “No way you found it!!!” Thrilled to be a part of another successful ring return. Best wishes to Andrew and his new bride!
Received a call from Trevor that he lost his wedding ring while vacationing in Indio. He was playing catch in the backyard and at one point threw his glove in the air. When the glove left his hand, so did his ring! The ring disappeared somewhere in the grass. After renting a metal detector with no luck, he found ring finders and gave me a call. After 30 minutes of searching, I located the ring about 30 feet from the area we thought it would be, 14k White Gold ring. Trevor wasn’t available when I found the ring but mailed it out to him. Trevor was thrilled the ring came back to him, another successful return!
I was getting some fresh air at the beach and doing some metal detecting recently. As I was cleaning the beach during a very low tide, I hit a nice clear signal and out popped a BEAUTIFUL diamond/platinum engagement ring about 10 inches down in the sand. It’s probably the nicest ring I have found. Knowing that someone was really missing this ring, I put up several ads that a ring had been found. Two days later I was contacted by an individual who had lost a ring and described it in the right location and the exact description of the ring! After a few texts it was clear we had found the owner! The story was, she had lost the ring while vacationing with her family in Carlsbad a few days before. She had been playing with her kids in the waves when she felt the ring fly off into the surf. After some devastating moments and some frantic searching, it was clear that her engagement ring was lost.
She was beyond ecstatic that I had found the missing ring. Unbelievable really. Turns out she was celebrating her anniversary the day after we spoke. Because she lived in another state and was only here on vacation, I mailed the ring to her as soon as possible and she said it was the best anniversary present she could have received. A great return, so happy she has her beautiful ring back in her possession and best of luck to her and her husband.
I was metal detecting at the beach and working some nice erosion. As I headed back to my truck a man in his 20’s approaches me and he looks pretty down. He says his wife lost her wedding ring earlier in the day and asked if I could help. OF COURSE I CAN HELP~! Would love to. As we head over to the location I notice the wife with her arms folded looking miserable. I said “How are you doing?” No response from the woman. She was falling apart. So he tells me the story. 5 hours earlier she had put 4 rings in a bag to make sure she didn’t lose them. 2 Silver rings from her friend, her gold wedding band, and her diamond engagement ring. When she left the beach she shook out the blanket (and bag?) and went home. She realized NO RINGS when she got home and drove back to the beach fearing the worst. Using their hands they sifted the entire area with no luck.
By now there was a small crowd of on-lookers. I started to grid the area. My first hit, SILVER RING! She couldn’t believe it. Second hit, the other SILVER RING! They were getting super excited. 3rd hit, zinc penny. 4th hit, gold wedding band! a few moments later I got a nice signal, about 3-4 inches deep I pulled out the diamond ring. She grabbed the ring, went to her knees and put her hands to her face, and cried. After a few minutes, she jumped up and gave me a huge bear hug. The diamond in her ring was the same diamond from her grandmother’s ring, irreplaceable. She gave me another hug, ecstatic the rings were found. What a great day and return!