Lost Ring in sand at Newport Beach by visiting couple

  • from Orange (California, United States)

Sunday night, I hit the beach about 4:30 and decided to just do Dry Sand hunting. After finding a Silver then Gold ring in an hour, I figured I would head back to the car. A lifeguard pulls up and asks if I found any rings and I said yes!  He pointed several hundred yards back on the beach by the boardwalk to a couple that he said the woman had lost her ring and borrowed their “loaner” detector with no success.

He had told them about TheRingFinders.com, and I told him I was a RingFinder and would go to see if I could help.
Suzie and Dan explained she had lost her special Arthritis ring in the Volleyball Court and had tried but could not find it.
I said I would search, so I took my NOX800 with 15″ Coil and started gridding….  After about an hour with no luck, they were packing up and so I gave them my business card, and he said he would call to see if I found it. They left and I decided to shift into Beach2 Mode and grid the other direction to see if I may have missed it in Beach1 Mode.

After another 20 Minutes I had a strange signal, and since was digging everything that beeped, scooped up her ring!  Very strange signal for 14K, and Beach1 Mode was even sketchier. I think due to the shape of it?

They texted me the next morning, as they were heading to the airport back to Nevada, and I sent them a photo of the ring!  They called and were very happy to know I had it safe and sound, and would contact me that night when they were home to give me information on shipping it back to them.

After finding Silver and Gold that afternoon in a short period, I was glad I could help reunite them with their ring and I learned about a new type of ring for Arthritis hands (never seen one like it before), and a bit more about my detector as well.

All in all, a great day!

Ring as found.

Ring after cleaning up

One Reply to “Lost Ring in sand at Newport Beach by visiting couple”

  1. Ron Wilton says:

    Way to go George!

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