About 1:30 on Saturday afternoon, I got a call from Kelsie, she told me that her sister-in-law Kristen just lost her ring at the beach in Santa Monica. I agreed to come to help right away, I packed my snacks and drove seventy minutes through downtown LA to the beach. I arrived there just before 3 pm, and met them on the beach. Kristen told me she gave her ring to her husband for safe-keeping before she went into the water, on the way out her husband met her half way from the beach chairs with a towel to dry off. Who said chivalry is dead? They soon realized the ring was gone. I started my search where he headed off with the towel, then three swings with the detector and got a loud solid signal. There it was, glittering in the sun in my scoop. Kristen was so happy to get her ring back. There was a crowd of onlookers surrounding the couple who all cheered when I found the ring.
Deana called me late Saturday night and left a message, she said she lost her grandmother’s ring at Crystal Cove, and was devastated. I woke up early and heard the message, headed to the beach before I could get ahold of her. I arrived at the beach close by and heard back from her at 6:00 am. We agreed to meet there in about 20 minutes. When she got there, I told her that a big part of finding her ring was detective work. I explained that we need to retrace her steps from the Beach Combers Restaurant to the pathway leading to the stairway, and then all the way up. When we got to the top, Deana sat on the bench to rest, she told me she did the same thing the night before. I said that this should be where we focus on the search. Just then, we both looked down and saw her ring in the dirt next to the bench. she was filled with emotion and happiness to have her grandmother’s ring back on her hand. What a great summer day! It was a pleasure to help Deana who was very grateful.
I was metal detecting one Saturday afternoon on a warm June day last month, down by the water in Huntington Beach. I was finding a few coins here and there, when I got a loud signal and said to myself wouldn’t it be nice if it was a gold ring. Well, one scoop and there it was, a large man’s white gold ring. I was surprised and happy. I took a photo when I got to my car and sent it to my friend Stan a fellow ring finder and said “first one of the year”. I hadn’t done a lot of detecting for over the year due to a car accident and an illness, so my day ended on A good note. I got an unexpected call on Tuesday morning on the way to play tennis, my friend Stan called me and let me know that a guy named Jeremy from Colorado was visiting California on the previous Saturday and lost his wedding ring, my friend said it sounded like the same one I found. He gave me Jeremy’s phone number so I called him after tennis, We exchanged photos, and it turns out the ring was his. It really is a small world. I sent his ring out that day, and he had it back on his finger by Friday. He was so happy to be reunited with his ring and I was glad to help a nice person. Just another example of how Ringfinders is a great website that brings joy to so many people.
It was only 95 degrees out last Sunday afternoon, so I thought I would go swing the metal detector in the lake at the local swimming area .I hunted for a couple of hours with not much luck others than a few coins, some bottle caps and some fishing hooks . About ten minutes before closing time at 6:00 pm a sad young lady named Kim came to me to see if I could help find her husband’s wedding band . I searched for a few minutes in one area before her husband Anthony came out into the water about waist deep and told me he lost his ring around chest deep. Well, I am a bit shorter than him so I was out just under my nose , after about five minutes and just when they were closing, I heard a loud signal . I knew I found it but retrieving it took a few scoops with my nose under the water but there it was . When I walked it over to Anthony and his wife they were very suprised , relieved and very grateful. The day ended well with returning a wedding ring to such as a nice couple.
I got a call on Thursday evening from Rob , he told me how he had just lost his wedding ring while he was making snow angels with his daughter up on mt.Baldy . We made arrangements to meet at 8:30 the next morning . When I got there it was a bone chilling 30 degrees . A little cold for sunny southern California . Rob met me there and we retraced his steps and did a little detective work so we looked at photos from the day before, we narrowed it down to seeing the ring on his finger before the snow angels to it being missing after he shook off his hands and he stood back up, we walked about 100 yards crossed a running creek until we came across the remnants of the snow angels . Rob was pleasant to talk to and was very helpful in getting us back to the right spot. I took a few swings with the detector, heard a loud solid signal, scooped down and there was Rob’s heavy platinum wedding band. When I showed Rob, he was overtaken with emotion to see the ring that he was certain was lost forever. Rob unfortunately lost his wife a little over a year ago ,his reunion with the ring was heartfelt joy and sadness. He was grateful , before we went down the mountain we had a very nice conversation about all of the quality traits that his wife passed down to his daughter . I am grateful to the ring finders for the opportunity to help others like Rob. That’s the real treasure for me.
I got a call from Benjaman’s gym teacher while I was on the way to work. He told me that Ben had lost a family heirloom 18K gold ring in the school playground . It was passed down from his grandfather from Israel . I changed my plans, grabbed my metal detector and headed to the school in Rancho Cucamonga . I met the gym teacher less than an hour later and he escorted me onto the school grounds. Once he showed me the general area that Ben thought that he lost it , the search only took 15 minutes before I found his heavy beautiful ring . When the gym teacher called Ben over he couldn’t believe his eyes to get his ring back. He assured me and his teacher that he would never bring the ring to school again. Benjaman is the good kid and I was happy to help him.
I was just leaving the Bass Pro shop on Tuesday morning when I got an email from Kian who had just lost his palladium wedding ring the night before in the grass in front of his house while playing catch with his young daughter . His house was actually on may way home , so Kian gave me directions and the gate code and i was there in less than fifteen minutes. I searched in the area that Kian said he lost the ring about twenty five minutes with no luck. He was stuck at work in down town LA so he couldn’t meet me there , when we spoke on the phone before I called it quits to go home and retrieve another metal detector that I was more familiar with. He gave me more details which helped me narrow down the search area , after thirty minutes under my belt using my new machine I got a solid signal and there under the grass was Kian ring . After texting him the pictures he was amazed to see his ring again . He had me meet his wife at work to returned the ring , she was as happy as could be and graciously thank me. Its always a pleasure to reunite such nice people with their sentimental jewelry.
Cal called me a couple of days ago and told me he had lost his wedding band at central park while having a water balloon fight with his friends and family. He was there on a picnic with the basketball team that he coaches. I made arrangements to meet him early the next morning at the park to search for the ring. I drove over to the park the next morning which only took about fifteen minutes to get to Rancho cucamonga. We met around 8:30 on sunday morning. Cal explained to me where he dropped the ring in the grass while he was running trying to avoid a water balloon. I set up a grid and started to search. It was a fairly large area and I wasn’t having any luck for the first hour. Cal and his wife Cheauna were getting a little discouraged and for good reason. There one year wedding anniversary was less than a week away and the ring was very sentimental to both of them. They were such a nice couple and I wasn,t about to give up so easy so I asked more questions about which way he was running and what trees he was zig zagging around . So I changed direction and grid searched from another direction. I dug a few coins and had a few other false alarms and then boom, a nice solid signal. I bent down parted the grass and there it was , Cals stunning ring about 7 inches down . I picked up the ring and handed it to Cal He and his wife were ecstatic and very grateful. The looks on there faces is the mane reason I love being a part of ringfinders. After a short chat they were on there way feeling whole again.
I got a call late Sunday afternoon from Lisa who had Just lost her wedding ring at the beach in Malibu. I had just come back over forty miles from another beach and was very tired. , Once I found out that the couple were on there honeymoon I made it no problem to help the newlyweds . I made plans with Lisa and her husband Mike To meet them on the beach early the next morning to catch The next low tide. When I arrived at the beach just before 5am the surf was calm and it was easy to search at the bottom of the slope in the water. Just after 6am the couple arrived and showed me the area that she lost the ring. They looked around at the waters edge But I thought the ring would be higher up on the slope being that the ring was heavy gold and the surf wasn’t very strong. I did a grid pattern working my way down the slope and after about Fifteen minutes got a deep but solid signal .So I dug down two scoops deep and there was Lisa’s Ring glisening in the morning sun. Lisa and Mike were very emotional and happy to have thier ring back. I have to say that out of the many people i’v been fortunate enough to meet and help. They were one of the nicest couples i’v ever met.
I was on the way to the beach on Wednesday morning when I received a call from Steve who just lost his platinum wedding ring in the sand at Huntington beach. He was visiting with his family from Philadelphia. I told him that I could be there in an hour and fifteen minutes. Soon I was there and met him in the parking lot. I followed him to the beach chairs and began the search. Within three minutes the ring was in my scoop and back on his finger. He and his wife were ecstatic to be reunited with their wedding band. A few photos and a heart felt thank you and I was on my way.