David Mac Donald, Author at The Ring Finders

Lost Gold Coin pendant found at Point Mugu Beach

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

I got a call from a really upset young man this afternoon as he had lost his gold coin pendant that had been passed down to him by his grandmother. Somehow while he was trying to keep it safe before he went for a swim he inadvertently lost it in the sand. He had spent an hour looking for it before he found me and 45 minutes later I met him in the parking lot and followed him to the sand. After cleaning the area of a bottle cap and foil wrappers I got a solid 12/13 on the Equinox dug my scoop in and I was able to yell “we gotta bingo!” and the gold coin was back home once again. Cory did the right thing and called in a professional to find his jewelry and if you lose your ring or pendant call or text immediately at 805-290-5009 so we can recover your valuables.

2 rings lost both found in Castaic

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

I got a call from Erica this morning telling me she had lost her wedding ring that had been on her finger for 43 years while gardening in her yard. It had been gone a month and her husband had told her it was gone forever and he bet her she wouldn’t be able to find it. Thankfully for Erica she found me and after a bit of search using both the Equinox and my pinpointer I was able to locate it in the soil in the ivy. Since we were on a roll she asked if I could look for another ring that had been lost for at least two years somewhere in the back yard. After uncovering a dead rat in the bushes(one of the troubles of the trade!) I was able to uncover a target about 2 inches in the ground in a planter box and out popped the ring. It was a two-for kind of day! Even though there was quite a bit of time between when she lost her rings she was aware enough to call in a professional to help her out. If it falls off your finger, neck or ear and you want to get it back call or text me at 805-290-5009 and I’ll get to work on getting it back to you.

Lost Wedding ring Naval Air Station Pt. Mugu Found

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

I got a call Sunday afternoon from Michael about his wedding ring being lost in the wet sand at the Naval Station Pt. Mugu beach area. The beach is off limits for civilians and requires permission to get on and Michael was able to secure the necessary permissions for me to get on and so two days later (Tuesday 6/30) we met at the missile park and I rode onto the base with him. The tidal situation was pretty similar to what it was two days prior and the hunt ensued. I was having no luck on the south side and moved my grid north and got a nice tone and two scoops down I popped out the ring. Due to security reasons I was unable to photograph Michael with the ring but needless to say he was ecstatic to get it back. It was my first time on the beach at the base and it was an honor to work for a member of our Armed Services and I wanted to publicly thank him and all the other active and retired military members for their service. It is appreciated and not forgotten during this or any other time.

Lost ring Paradise Lake Estates Found

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

I got a call Sunday afternoon about a lost engagement ring in the water at Paradise Lake Estates, a waterski home community south of Bakersfield CA. The ring was a recent gift and had only been on Ashley’s finger for a short time and while in the water next to the dock it had slipped off. The bottom of the lake is a squishy clay mixture and the group had all been over the area searching and the fear was the ring may have been pushed down or away from the area Ashley thought she had lost it. I got in the water and began to grid towards the area she thought it went down. The water had zero visibility so it was going to be on the detector and a few minutes later I got a nice “9” on my equinox and two scoops later I had the ring in the scoop. It was a blessing for sure and everyone was pumped that the ring was back on the finger of Ashley and the story could continue. They did everything right after the ring was lost in that they found me, marked off the area as best they could and then allowed me to recover the ring so if you find yourself losing your ring don’t hesitate to call/text me at 805-290-5009 so we can get your ring back.

Lost wedding ring found Oxnard Shores Beach

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

I received a call this morning from Jason explaining his friend Steve had lost his wedding ring somewhere in the wet sand at Oxnard Shores beach. Because of the way the sand sits on the edge(big slope) a single high tide can bury a ring pretty deep in just one tidal sequence if the sand gets pulled down. I immediately left my house and headed to the beach. I listened how Steve had been throwing a stick towards the water and on this one toss his ring decided to follow the stick out towards the waves. I began gridding in the location and was not getting any target signals and moved closer to the water and after about 2 minutes in the wet zone I got a tone and after a couple of scoops I had the ring out of the water/wet sand. It was awesome to be able walk back from the water with the ring securely in my scoop and return it to Steve. Everyone was happy and the ring was back on the finger.

Lost wedding ring found Agoura Hills

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

I got a call this morning from probably one of the best friends a person could ask for. It seems that Tommy, his wife and another couple had been enjoying a great night of friendship and food in Tommy’s beautiful backyard. In the process of making one of his points Tommy’s friend made an animated gesture with his hands and threw them up to make a point and when he did, his wedding ring went flying. It was dark, nobody was quite sure where it went and after they had searched for a while the decision was made to call me and I came out. Tommy pointed out the area he thought it may have gone into which was a planter area about 200 sq feet but loaded with rose bushes and bark. To make matters more difficult the detector was picking up various sprinkler stakes and the side of the house which has metal in the stucco.

I began a hands and knees search with hand held pinpointer and searched for about an hour with no luck. I ran the wand around the rose bushes as best as I could trying to see if it had been stuck on a branch but between the thorns and the other bushes I cam up empty. I hate not finding rings for customers so I decided to make one more pass on all the rose bushes with my minelab equinox 800 and two minutes in got a tone and sure enough I found it suspended on the branch of one of the rose bushes. Neither Tommy nor I knew we were searching for a three ring “ring” and two of the rings actually had caught individual little branches so it would have been suspended up there for awhile until pruning time in the late fall. It was a great find and one that I won’t soon forget. As a reminder, call me as soon as you think you have lost your ring because time can be critical in getting it back. I can be reached at 805-290-5009.

Lost electrical tower rings found Fillmore

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

I got a text late last night from John who is a lineman for an electrical contractor that works up on the large transmission towers in the back country and said he had been up 100 feet on one of the towers when the two parts of ring to hold the transmission wires down on the tower connection had come apart and fallen to the ground. It was a one lane road up the side of the mountain where if you didn’t have four wheel drive you weren’t going to make it. The value of the ring was in the fact that if we couldn’t find them it would take over a week to get another one to the site. The first half fell without hitting the tower and John was able to give me the general area and I found it within a few minutes. The second piece though fell and hit the frame of the tower three times causing it to fall and bounce away from the tower. Unfortunately there were no eyes on this piece and the search area was simply “everywhere”.

The tower was perched on the side of a hill so I literally had to detect with one hand on the brush and the other swinging the detector billy goat style. I tried to maintain a grid pattern and finally after about an hour I got the tone I was looking for and found the other half that had buried itself about 3 inches just due to the weight and the height that it fell from. Given the dense brush, the location of the tower on the side of the hill it was a great find. It’s the largest ring I’ve ever found and it’s important to remember that not all rings go on a finger but some go on towers carrying electricity in places you would never expect to have to swing a detector.I was so glad to represent the detecting profession as it’s not often that our efforts go to helping keep the lights on.

 

Lost Wedding Ring Malibu/Zuma Beach found!

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

I got a call this afternoon from the Zlatnik’s who were visiting Malibu from their home base of Portland Oregon. While getting up to get something on the beach her wedding ring flew off into the sand. They had spent an hour or two looking on their own before they found me online and an hour later I was on the beach, Minelab Equinox at the ready. It was a white gold band with diamonds so I knew I was looking for a tone and number in the 5-10 range. A couple of sweeps and I got a solid tone with a 7 and the result was the ring was back home! It was an honor to find it for them and I’m pleased they could head back to Portland with everything they came with. Remember if you lose a ri

Remember if you lose a ring in the grass, the sand or in the water time is of the essence so don’t hesitate to call or text me at 805-290-5009 so we can get your ring back home.

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.