Stan Ross, Author at The Ring Finders

Nails and Sharp Objects Removed from Children’s Play Area .. Fountain Valley, CA.

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Sokni and her family will be moving into a new home. She was worried that there may be nails or sharp metal objects in the backyard where her young children would be playing. She called me asking if I could use my metal detector to remove possible dangerous metal objects.

I asked if she had any reason that there were such objects in the yard. She told me that she just had a feeling that there might be metal trash because the house was about 30 years old. ‘We agreed to meet her the next day figuring that this would be a quick little search that would give Sokni peace of mind.

After scanning the first 20 feet of lawn, I was surprised to find several sharp screws, nails and a old razor blade. The general area was loaded with ferrous and non ferrous signals near the surface. This was a challenge to me and a good chance to dig all metals. Normally I’m just searching for precious metals.

This search took several sessions to complete the project and I was able to spread it out over a couple 3 hour searches. The photos show what was in the backyard. I couldn’t believe how many sharp items were in that small yard.



Lost Diamond Engagement Ring at Huntington State Beach .. Found and Returned

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Laura was at Huntington State Beach with her family all day Sunday. She believed that her Rose Gold Diamond engagement ring fell in the sand when she removed her sweater from her beach bag. Late Wednesday night she found TheRingFinders website while researching metal detectors on line.

It was almost midnight when she sent me an email. She was asking if I could help her. It was 9 am Thursday morning when I read and replied to her email, asking her to call me ASAP. Emails are nice but it was another couple hours till we were able to set up a meeting on the beach. 

We were lucky that it wasn’t Huntington City Beach which has very efficient beach sifting equipment. Also this time of year there is always a chance that recreational detectorist may have found it, not knowing who to return it to.

As we walked towards the fire pits where the ring was lost. I tried not to tell Laura about the negative possibilities that could hamper our search. Laura showed me the first of two places it could be. Setting up my detector, I took a couple practice swings. Beginning my grid I got nice solid signal that didn’t quite sound like gold. After scooping the target, I could see the rose gold engagement ring in the scoop. Rose gold is a composite of metals that gives a little different ID reading than other precious metals. 

Laura lit up like a light when she saw it in the scoop. She gave me a big smile for the photo as you can see. We walked back to our cars and she was full of joy all the way there. She had four miserable days worrying that her ring was gone forever. Now the ring was back where it belongs. It was definitely a pleasure to help her, it never gets old doing this. Thanks for TheRingFinders website and the internet.



Wedding Ring Lost in Sand at Santa Monica Beach .. Found by RingFinder Member

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Sam called me after losing his ring in the sand at a Santa Monica Beach. His gold wedding ring came off his finger as he brushed sand off his pants. It disappeared into the sand instantly. He and members of his group spent sometime trying to find it by digging with their hands.

Sam realized that this was not working. He went to the internet finding TheRingFinders and my contact information.

When he called me, I told him we had a very good chance of finding his ring if they could say at the location. 

Sam was there on the beach when I arrived. The area was very small, probably less than 15 ft. square. A few quick swings with my metal detector, the right tool to find rings in the sand. We had Sam’s gold wedding ring in my sand scoop.

You could see the relieved look on Sam’s face as I handed him his ring. I wish all searches could be this easy.

The searches we do where the ring or other sentimental metallic item is not found can take hours with several attempts. The reality is that sometimes the lost item is not where it is thought to be lost. 

I often say it’s like winning the lottery. You can’t win if you don’t buy a ticket. 

Likewise, You can’t find the ring if you don’t search for it with the best equipment and a person that is experienced using those detectors,



Hearing Aid Lost in Sand .. Will Rodgers Beach, Santa Monica, CA. .. Found

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Greg has been at Will Rodgers Beach in Santa Monica, CA. He lost a very expensive high tech hearing aid. He called me asking if I had metal detectors that could find a hearing aid lost in the sand. I have several metal detectors that are specifically for finding small objects. The most important factor, is getting me to the general location as soon as possible.

I met him about 3pm in the afternoon with probably a couple hours of daylight left before dark. These hearing aids actually have gps locating capabilities and the last location was across the street near the bus stop. We went to search that location first without success.

Greg brought the matching hearing aid and it was quite easy to get a good signal. Now he pointed out an area of the beach where he had been flying a kite with his son.

It was a massive area, probably as big as a football field. Plan “A” was to start gridding 30’x 30’ quadrants. While starting the first 30 feet, Greg told me that he had fallen down at the other end of the search area.

I changed my search plan, deciding to start from the place where Greg had fallen. 

We proceeded to walk over to that location. I left my detector on as we walked diagonally to a new starting spot 100 yards away. Stopping a slow grid and stepping up my pace, I only went 20 feet when I got a signal that was worth checking. 

Unbelievable! There was Greg’s hearing aid. First target 20 minutes after starting a search that I felt was going to be possibly 3 or 4 hours.

Greg later told me that he had only been using these hearing aids for 4 months and the whole set was valued at more than $10k. We saved a whole lot of trouble getting it replaced besides the expense to get a replacement.

I believe in miracles, but they don’t happen if you don’t try.

This was a repost as I accidentally deleted the original.

Lost Rings Santa Monica, CA .. Found in Sand

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Klara is a Arizona college student visiting Santa Monica Beach, CA. during spring break. She and her friends were at the Original Muscle Beach workout area. Before she decided do a few moves on the different bars, she took off her rings putting them in the pocket of her shorts.

Later that evening at the hotel she realized two of her silver rings were missing. They were special to her as they were gifts from her mother. The next morning she was flying back to Arizona. Doing a quick search on the internet Klara was able to get my phone number.

We talked, I agreed to do the search without out her if she could send me a google earth screen shot with areas marked up.

The most likely place for the rings to be lost were the workout bars but she said they had also sat on the sand to watch other athletes workout.

Most times successful recoveries happen in the location of the most activity. This time after an hour searching under and around the workout bars, I went to the place were they sat in the sand. Both rings showed up in the sand scoop just as I was running out of a space to search.

I was able to text a photo of the rings to Klara and the next morning I mailed them to her with a request for her to send me a photo of her holding the rings.



Lost Gold Wedding Ring in Garden .. Laguna Hills, CA. Found with Metal Detector

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Mari called me asking for help to find her husband’s gold wedding ring lost in the yard while clearing debris from drainage gutters. Her husband, Ali didn’t feel the ring come off his finger. His hands were cold and wet. It had to come off while digging in the wet mud of the planter.

The next day Ali tediously removed all the wood chip ground cover looking for a glimmer of gold color. Then he sifted through a lot of the muddy soil. They called several stores trying to find a metal detector in stock. Then that afternoon they went to a local home depot tool rental store. Someone there told them about TheRingFinders. Ali called me, telling me the story. 

I was not sure what conditions I would have to deal with and it looked like it might be raining. I brought rain gear just in case. We were lucky that the rain had just let up when I met Ali that morning. He showed me where he had searched. It took a few minutes to set up my detector because there was some electrical interference near the house. 

The area was less than 20’x20’. I began swinging my coil over most the area hearing several potential targets without checking them. When swinging up under a small palm tree a stronger tone and good number ID came up on my metal detector. Ali was standing next to me with a small garden shovel in his hand. I ask him to dig that spot. He only pushed the hand shovel 3” on the damp mud then when he dumped it the gold ring popped out. Both of us were surprised, it was only a few minutes and it was our first target. The right tool for the right job.

I never get tired of doing this, even though there are times when the lost item may not be in the location where it was thought to be lost. You can’t find it if it isn’t there.


Lost Platinum Wedding Ring while Fishing at Long Beach, CA.

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Steven was fishing in the surf at Long Beach, CA. His hand got hung up in his fishing line and his ring came off his finger flying into the dry sand. After two hours of searching the sand with his hands, he did a google search for metal detector service. That was how he found my contact information.

When I talked to Steven I was sure that the ring could be found if he could meet me at the location. He was concerned that the tide was rising and it would soon be under water. I assured him that would not be a problem as I would be there within an hour. Even if it was in the water we still can find it. The most important factor is that he can be there to put me in the general location. Sometimes people leave the area and can’t get back to the location, especially on the beach.

When I walked out to meet Steven, he was a little frustrated as he and his friend had been sifting through the sand with their hands for a couple hours. He showed me what had happened when he felt his ring fly off his finger. 

I set up my metal detector, beginning a short 15 ft. grid pattern. I got a nice signal on my third pass which turned out to be Steven’s platinum wedding band. He was ecstatic and surprised that it was more than 10 ft. from where he thought it would be. As usual he couldn’t believe how fast it was found. It has a lot to do with timing, also having the right tool (metal detector) for the right job.

I love being able to help people find things that are so important to them. .. I WILL TRY ANYWHERE 

Lost Hearing Aid after Being Attacked By Bees .. Sherman Oaks, CA. .. Found with Metal Detector

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I received a call from James, who had lost a hearing aid in his yard when bees attacked him as he was doing yard work. He had rented metal detector and it was not able get signal from his other hearing aid. 

I was only a half hour from his home in Sherman Oaks which is part of the Los Angeles suburbs. We met and he was concerned that the bees may hamper my ability to search the hillside landscape. I was just happy that my high frequency metal detector could get a decent signal from an identical hearing aid.

The hillside was steep and was fairly free of vegetation. It was possible to search about 35 feet from the underground bees (wasps) nest without arousing them. After about a half hour with a few signals from pieces of wire and nails, I got a signal that turned out to be the missing hearing aid. 

I used a XP Deus metal detector with a 74 kHz high frequency coil that has been awesome for finding small gold and platinum stud earrings. It was a fun hunt and pleasure to help James find such an important item that he desperately missed after three days without his hearing aid.

If you lose a ring or other important metal item call ASAP .. “I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”

Lost Wedding Ring in Sand at Santa Monica,CA. .. Found

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Jenifer had taken her wedding ring off while playing volleyball at Santa Monica Beach, CA. She set it on her cellphone which was on her towel and jacket. Later in the day she moved her belongings over three volleyball courts west. As she and her husband were leaving the beach she realized the ring was missing. They had spent a couple hours with their friends searching with their hands.

Jenifer called me the next morning asking for help. It was a difficult drive because of several accidents on the freeway. She was able to meet me and we went over to the volleyball courts. We started at the first place she had laid her belongings figuring the ring fell in the sand when she had picked up her towel and jacket. No ring there, so I grid search her path to the third volleyball court. It was not looking good and we had only a small area where she had moved her towel and jacket. 

A couple swings with my detector and I got that sweet tone of gold in my earphones. I could see that Jenifer was losing confidence that her ring would be found, so I told her this had to be her ring as I dug it out of the sand. I let her pick it out of the scoop as her face lit up with a big smile. It gets crazy when you are doing a search and you are running out of places to search. 

Jenifer was reunited with her wedding ring and able to get on her way to other commitments she had made for the day..

If you have lost a ring or other metallic valuable please call ASAP…  “I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”

Lost Gold Wedding Ring in House .. West Los Angeles, CA. .Found in Time for Wedding

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Lauren’s parents had passed down their wedding rings to Lauren to be used for her marriage next week. The unique gold ring that her father had worn for over 35 years was lost three hours after they gave them to her. Lauren had put both rings on her fingers till she could put them in a safe place. 

She was at her new home that was in the process of being remodeled when her whole day turned into panic. Her project for the day was to organize some of the boxes stored in the garage. Also, unpack a few of the boxes of items to go into kitchen cupboards. We also had an area of the front yard where she had removed some weeds.

Timing was important because Lauren was able to recall most of the places she had been. We did a quick grid of the front yard where I could use my big metal detector. Then the kitchen area boxes and wrapping where I could use the handheld pinpointer metal detector. Last place was the garage that had 30 or 40 boxes plus the floor area around them. Starting at one side, we opened each box and it was helpful that Lauren could remember the boxes she didn’t open. 

The ring showed up in a box of halloween decorations that she had searched without success before calling me. It was great to see how happy she was and the look of relief on her face. We definitely saved many hours of grief if it wasn’t found. It could have been next Halloween till she opened this box again. I was kind of hopeful that the ring would show up inside one of the boxes as this has been the action in past searches that caused rings to slip from fingers.