Lost Wedding Ring Set Found in Santa Cruz

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-831-359-0571

First off this search came about by way of a referral, a friend had told the owner of the lost rings about me and the Ring Finders service. This is really nice to hear as it confirms that the general public is becoming more aware of us and what we do . . now on to the story. The owner had been at a local beach the day before and upon returning home discovered that both her engagement band and wedding ring were missing. After going through all the possibilities it was determined that the rings had almost definitely been lost at the beach and that’s when I was contacted. The owner’s father met me at the beach early to guide me to the area they had been in. I was pretty fired up as this would be my first search for a “double”, two rings lost at the same time. Living right or living lucky, I’m not sure which but within a couple minutes I got a low, “dirty” signal and reasoned that it was probably a bit of trash but when I looked closer I could see the solitaire diamond as well as part of the silver colored wedding ring poking above the surface ! Halfway to my goal I kept the search going and in a short time had also rescued the engagement band from it’s hiding place about 4″ down in the sand . . . my first “double” ! It bears saying that although this would, on the surface appear to have been an easy search it could have turned out much worse if not for the owner and her family’s diligence in helping to put me close in to where the rings were lost. The combination of characteristics for both rings, the material, size, stones and design combined to make both rings appear to be nothing more than pieces of foil to my machine, had I been searching a large area they would not have been hard to pass right by. It was a team effort and today the team won big time.

The Wedding Ring, one down one to go.

The Wedding Ring, one down one to go.

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Number 2, the diamond encrusted engagement band . . my first “double” !

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The set, together again and going home.

 

17 Responses to “Lost Wedding Ring Set Found in Santa Cruz”

  1. mona foss says:

    Awesome find Scotty!!

  2. Ken THOMAS says:

    WHAT A FANTASTIC MORNING TO FIND MY DAUGHTERS WEDDING RINGS AND THE PLEASURE TO MEET SCOTT FOSS. MY FAMILY HAS SPENT MANY YEARS ON THAT BEACH AND IT WAS AN UNBELIEVABLE FIND BY SCOTT. THIS STORY SHOULD BE IN THE LOCAL PAPER AS A GOOD DEED ACCOMPLISHED.IT IS A POSITIVE STORY THAT SHOULD OVER SHADOW ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS OF THE DAY. THANK YOU SCOTT! KT

    • Scott Foss says:

      Thank you very much Ken I’m humbled and also thank you to you and your daughter for trusting me with this challenge and also with the help in putting me close to the area they were in. It was a combined effort that brought success so you deserve credit as well. It was a pleasure to meet you.

  3. Great find Scott…
    This goes to show us all that we probably by-pass many faint/weak targets when searching at the beach. It’s tiresome to dig every target but just think of all of possible targets we may be missing. Keep up the good work.

  4. Stan Ross says:

    Nice work Scott.. Those nice rings are tricky. I like the way you described the sounds you heard. I’ve learned not to pass up those signals. Keep up the good work.

  5. Kerri Jones says:

    I can not say enough times how grateful I am to Scott and his amazing work on the beach, along with my dad’s support. I assumed that my rings were lost forever but when my dad told me about this great website I had a glimmer of hope that they may be found. Scott was very responsive once I contacted and eager to jump on my case.

    I was not prepared to get a call almost 15 minutes into the search from Scott to tell me he had found BOTH rings!!! It was the most amazing feeling. The best part of it all was how sincere Scott was in saying how happy he was to find it and thanking me for letting him be a part of it.

    THANK YOU SCOTT!!! I would refer anyone I know to this great service.

    • Scott Foss says:

      Awesome Kerri ! For me personally the greatest part is the moment you see the ring or whatever was lost and you realize at that moment how happy you just helped someone to be, it’s an incredibly good feeling. That makes it a great and memorable day for me also so yes thank you.

  6. Chris Turner says:

    Fantastic work Scott way to go, I enjoyed reading these posts from Kerri and her father… I’m so proud of this website and all the members who joined to help people find what they thought was lost forever…everybody keep up the great work look forward to see more smiles! By the way Scott the rings came in at tinfoil which almost sounds like they could’ve been platinum… that’s where I find that most of my smaller women’s platinum wedding rings falling too the tinfoil range…

  7. Scott,
    In the future, perhaps you can say what detector you were using… I am always trying to determine what detectors are better for a particular use. Videos are also nice (I recently bought a GoPro that I hope to use this year).

    • Scott Foss says:

      Sorry about that Larry, I usually make a reference to the equipment I used but neglected to on this blog. My main land machine is a White’s MXT Pro. Also when I’m hunting the dry sand my coil of choice, at least initially is the Eclipse 6×10 DD and that’s the setup I was running on these finds.

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