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.
Mike Hall called me on a Saturday night. He was pretty frantic; the previous evening he was eating at a restaurant in north Malibu by Zuma Beach and playing with his son after dinner in the sand, and his wedding band came flying off. It was dark out, so they did a quick search, but came up empty handed. I moved some plans around and met him out there the next day, Sunday evening, after traffic died down. It still took about two & a half hours to make the 80 mile drive. I got there, and Mike and his family were nice enough to save a parking spot for me right next to the sand. I asked him to try his best to remember exactly where he was in the sand when he was playing with his son, in relation to the parking lot, trash cans, and surrounding in general. I took out my Whites Duo Field Pulse machine and started to grid the area. I was finding many trash targets like small nails and bottle caps, but after more guidance from Mike and his son, I was able to narrow down the search pattern to a strip at the back of the beach just parallel to the cars. It wasn’t long before I heard a loud repeatable signal that sounded promising. One scoop, and there was Mike’s ring. He was elated and the whole family was jumping for joy. He then shared the story of the significance of the ring’s history. The ring had been passed down for generations, from his great-grandfather, down to him. What really touched my heart, was that his young son who was there, asked his dad, “How can I get married someday, dad, if the ring isn’t there to be passed down to me?”
I got a call the day before yesterday and talked to Stephanie, who had lost her diamond engagement ring about a week ago in her backyard. She put her ring on top of the windowsill and the kids were running in and out of the sliding glass door. When she shut the door to stop the kids from running, the door shattered and glass was everywhere, and the ring fell off. As she was cleaning up the glass, she realized the ring was gone and got ahold of me through RingFinders. I went out yesterday and metal detected but there was a lot of trash in the grass, like bottles and caps so it was hard to find a signal. I looked for about two hours. Before I gave up, I checked the windowsill where I didn’t get any signals with the metal detector. I started to rake out the grass and dirt in that area, and shoveled that material onto a sifting screen and that’s when I found the ring. She was ecstatic to get her diamond ring back.
I was finishing up a search searching for someone’s lost jewelry this Sunday and I was approached by someone that said, “Can you please help us? My friend just lost his platinum wedding band”. I walked over and met Paul. He just told me that he was playing in the sand with his family and lost his platinum wedding band and that his wife was going to kill him. I swung the coil a few times in the area that he showed me and surprise! Within a minute it was in my scoop. He said, “you did that like it was nothing!” I said, “Finding it quickly was the easy part, the 30 years of practice was the hard part”. I made sure Paul was on the way home to his wife and ensure he would not be in the doghouse tonight.