At 6:30pm I was detecting at Newport Beach, when I received a phone call from Monique. She spent the day at the beach near Balboa Pier. While putting on sunscreen she had lost a ring that belonged to her mother . She drove home, more than 30 miles from the beach, believing that the ring was lost forever. She found The RingFinders site on her computer and my cellphone number. Even though she was very distraught, she was able to give me a very good description of the area where she lost it. I was only two miles from Balboa and was able to drive to the area and found the ring within 25 minutes. I called Monique and we set up a meeting place and she had the ring by 8pm that same night.. I know she was very happy and for sure she slept well. I also know that the area where she lost the ring is worked everyday with the beach sifting machine and many other people with metal detectors, so it was very important to be able to get there as soon as possible.
Monique sent me a thank you letter that she said I could share on my blog. Here is her story:
I can’t thank you enough for finding my mother’s ring. This ring means so much to me as my mom passed away on December 17, 2012. This ring was her favorite ring as she designed it her self from different rings she had and my dad who passed away on February 12, 2013 was the one who had it made for her.
My kids and I had spend the day at the beach. My mom would always tell me to remove my rings when I put on cream, wash dishes or take a shower. She said it would get dirty and my rings wouldn’t shine. So, when she passed away I wanted to make sure I honored her wishes and I always take off her ring when I do any of these things. I took off the ring to put on sun block and put it on my lap. I must have got up for something and it must have fell. We were at the beach for about 4 hours when I remembered it was in my lap. When I looked down it was gone. My kids and I looked for over an hour. We asked the life guard if he had a metal detector and he said no, but let us know people come with metal detectorsin the morning. When I called my husband he said we had to go right away and wait for someone with a detector. I gave up hope figured it was gone and I would never see it again. I was so sad and mad. I prayed at the beach it would be found and on the way home.
When I got home I was so sad crying and upset. I looked up what to do when you lose your ring in sand and the Ring Finder website came up. I wasn’t sure about it, but figured what do I have to lose the ring is already gone. I called Stan and explained where I was at and he said he would get over there right away before anyone else worked the beach and before it was combed.
Not even an hour went by and Stan called me to let me know he had found the ring. I couldn’t believe it. I was shocked. How was that even possible. My husband and I met with Stan and he returned the ring.
Thank you Stan for your honesty. I am so glad that there are people like you in this world. You are one of a kind.