David Mac Donald, Author at The Ring Finders

Lost Wedding Ring Simi Valley Park found

from Ventura (California, United States)
Contact: 1-805-290-5009

I got a call from Michael last night asking if I could help him find his ring. He had been out helping his daughters cross country team running around Rancho Santa Susana park in Simi Valley on Thursday night and came home without his platinum wedding ring. I met him this morning at 8am and we began the search. He thought it could be in one of three areas, the 300 yard strip of wood chips, the hill across the street or in a grassy area they stretched at. I cleared the wood chip area in a little under 2 hours with my minelab equinox and eliminated it as a ring place and we moved to the grass area. I began to grid the area but was unsure if we would get it here as they had mowed the lawn yesterday and rings and lawnmowers don’t mix. I had literally cleared the entire area except for one last spot and I got the double beep and a solid 13 on the VDI I was looking for, took out the propointer and there it was, we got a bingo! #lostringsimi #ringfoundranchosantasusana #minelabequinox #foundweddingringsimivalley

Lost Wedding ring found Marina Park Ventura

from Ventura (California, United States)
Contact: 1-805-290-5009

I got a text this morning bright and early at 6am from Heather who had lost her wedding ring at Marina Park Beach in Ventura yesterday. She and her daughter were playing in the surf enjoying the water when a sneaker wave came in and slammed them in the back causing her ring to fly off into the waist deep surf. It was high tide so with a little luck I knew I would have a chance to find it if I could get out there during low tide. I raced over to the beach and by 6:50am I was in the wet sand searching for the ring. I was put in the area via text as she was still at home and I started gridding. Targets were few and I expanded my grid and about an hour into the search I got a solid 8 on my Minelab Equinox, dug down 10″ and I had the ring.

Heather did the right thing and contacted me as soon as she was able. I take calls and texts at all hours as time is of the essence when retrieving lost jewelry. Don’t hesitate to call or text me at 805-290-5009.

Lost Platinum wedding ring Ventura Beach found!

from Ventura (California, United States)
Contact: 1-805-290-5009

I got a call from Sara this afternoon letting me know she had lost her Platinum wedding ring while hanging out at the beach with her family. I told her I’d be there in about 20 minutes and to not worry because she would soon have her ring back. I knew I’d find the ring as my minelab equinox is money in the dry sand and all I needed was a little time and space and I would have it back for her. Sure enough all I needed was to get my bearings, turn it on and in about 2 minutes we had the ring in the scoop and it was soon back on her finger. If you happen to lose your ring don’t hesitate to call as the sooner I get to start searching the sooner we can get it back to you. Call or text at 805-290-5009 anytime and we can get your ring back where it belongs.

Lost wedding ring Oxnard Silver Strand Beach Found

from Ventura (California, United States)
Contact: 1-805-290-5009

I got a call this afternoon from the Wiggins family as a fun time in the sand with the kids had resulted in a flying wedding ring into the sand, seemingly lost for good. After getting an idea of where it might have gone I started to grid out the area but things were quiet as the beach had very few targets at all. About 20 minutes into the search I finally got a sweet mid tone “12” on my minelab Equinox and I was pretty sure I had the white gold wedding band in the scoop. A couple shakes of the scoop and we had a bingo!

If you have lost a ring, necklace or a horde of hidden silver or gold give me a call at 805-290-5009 and I’ll help you get your stuff back!

Lost wedding ring found in Oak Park

from Ventura (California, United States)
Contact: 1-805-290-5009

I got a call from Steve this afternoon asking if I could help him find his ring. He had been at Chapparal park in Oak Park playing some frisbee golf and had lost his wedding ring. When I met up with him there was even more to the story. Not only had Steve lost his ring but this was the second time today it had fallen off his finger while playing. As we talked further I came to appreciate what an awesome guy Steve is. While originally from the Oak Park/Agoura area he currently resides in Northern Virginia and was out visiting a friend of his who is battling cancer as he comes to visit every 3-4 months to help and support. In today’s times/society it’s hard to find anyone sometimes who will just hold the door for you and here is a guy that puts his friends first even if he has to go 3000 miles to do it.

We got to the top of one of the tee boxes and he put me in an area to search and I was getting a lot of good targets but none were his ring. I was getting ready to expand my grid when Steve exclaimed “there’s my ring!” As often happens, his ring was in another area outside of where he thought he had lost it. Even though I didn’t actually put my coil over it we agreed my presence must have been the extra thing needed to find the ring. (haha)

One of the best parts of doing this is getting to meet some of the best people and Steve certainly fits this category. I was glad he gave me the chance to try and find his ring. If you have lost your ring or other piece of jewelry (or a lost cache of coins) don’t hesitate to give me a call at 805-290-5009 so we can get your stuff back.

Lost gold wedding ring Carpinteria found

from Ventura (California, United States)
Contact: 1-805-290-5009

Today started out busy as I was almost getting on the freeway to head home from a ring recovery and I got a phone call from Stuart about his lost white gold wedding band that he had lost yesterday in the sand at Rincon Beach in Carpinteria. It was a beautiful sunny day for a birthday party and dad was playing in the sand with the kids digging and moving sand and low and behold he discovered his ring was missing! Stuart found a metal detector and proceeded to try and recover his ring but to the untrained ear a random metal detector sounds like R2D2 so he found me and gave me a call.

We got down to the beach and he showed me the grid he had been working and I began to work outside it to kind of work my way in. I got a great tone but it was deep and it took three scoops to get it out and we had a bingo! Gold ring in the scoop!

Stuart was pretty pumped for sure and was amazed how different my experience with a metal detector than his was. If you’ve lost a ring, pendant or even a buried stash of cash in the yard don’t hesitate to call me at 805-290-5009 so we can get your stuff back!

Lost diamond ring Oxnard shores Hollywood Beach found!

from Ventura (California, United States)
Contact: 1-805-290-5009

I got an early call for service today from Cayce who had unfortunately lost her beautiful diamond ring somewhere in the sand at Hollywood Beach in Oxnard yesterday while hanging out with her friends. She wasn’t sure exactly where she might have lost it but distinctly remembered a beer can in the area that had been left behind and was still fortunately there. I broke out my Minelab Equinox and my scoop and got to work. A few minutes in and I got a nice tone, dug in the scoop and we got a bingo! Diamond ring in the scoop! Needless to say everyone was happy as this was an heirloom ring that had been in her husbands family for years prior.

If you lose a ring, a pendant or any type of jewelry or buried stash of coins please don’t hesitate to call Dave Mac Donald at 805-290-5009. Time is usually of the essence so call right away.

Buried silver coin stash found!

from Ventura (California, United States)
Contact: 1-805-290-5009

I got a call from Richard explaining that his great grandpa had buried a stash of silver coins on his property 60-70 years ago and that prior to his recent passing had shared this with his daughter, Richards grandmother. Who wouldn’t want to hunt for buried treasure? We arranged a day for me to come out and me and grandma walked the property and I got set up to begin the hunt. I didn’t know how the coins were buried in terms of containers so I quickly realized I was going to be looking for good solid tones regardless of their ID#.

About 45 minutes into the hunt I got a solid 16 tone on my Minelab equinox and even though it didn’t sound like silver I decided to dig. About 10 inches down I hit the pipe and proceeded to pull it out of the ground. It was approx. 36″ long and big enough to fit coins as large as silver dollars. I shook it, heard something hitting the sides and knew I’d found something. Unfortunately the pipe was so rusted that we had to cut the pipe and when we did we were amazed by what we found. Hundreds of old silver coins just poured out. We had found grandpa’s stash!

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Diamond Earring found Oxnard Shores

from Ventura (California, United States)
Contact: 1-805-290-5009

I got a frantic phone call from Laurie this afternoon about her lost half carat diamond earring that she was pretty sure was lost somewhere in her yard near the beach in Oxnard this past Sunday. She informed me she had moved a lot of the dirt in a panic to try and find her earring. The earring had special meaning to her and she was hopeful I would find it. The stem was so small that my Minelab Equinox really couldn’t pick it up so I had to get down on my hands and knees with my propointer and go inch by inch through the side yard. After finding a few rusty screws and a staple I was just about to finish up the location and move to another spot in the yard as Laurie was adamant that she hadn’t been in the area I was in and it wasn’t there. Something told me to check it further and literally 3 seconds later I got a tone, pushed the dirt around and pushed the earring out with my probe.

Needless to say Laurie was overjoyed and the tears were flowing. There is hardly a better feeling in the world than helping someone in need and being part of Ringfinders does it for me.

Lost Emerald Pendant Necklace in Somis found!

from Ventura (California, United States)
Contact: 1-805-290-5009

Sunday night I got a call from a great lady named Kirsten who told me she had lost her Emerald and Diamond 18k gold necklace some time in the past few days. She had mentioned that this pendant was incredibly special to her as it was a remembrance of her late husband and son. The stones were each set with them in mind. I knew I had to find it. She had narrowed down the places she thought she had lost it to her horse corral and riding arena where she gives lessons. We set up an appointment for today (Thursday) and when I arrived I decided to focus first on the riding arena.

The problem with detectors and gold chains is well known as the detector struggles with the chain because it sees every link individually so I knew I had my work cut out for me. The riding arena ground was a mix of sand, dirt, and a felt like product about 4 to 6 inches thick. I made a plan to grid it from the middle out, to the left first and then back to the right as necessary. Thankfully there wasn’t too much metal in the ground and after about an hour of gridding I got a smoking loud tone, got on my hands and knees with my pinpointer and got a BINGO! There it was.

Ironically just the moment before I found it I had accidentally butt dialed Kirsten as she was running an errand and of course she called me right back and rather than have to tell her I had made a mistake I was able to say “yes” I got her necklace.