Wednesday . 11:30am
Cynthia called me, asking me if I was available to help find a ring lost in the sand at Sycamore State Beach, Point Magu, Calif. Her company was assisting a well known Italian photographer and model doing a photo shoot for Vogue Italia Magazine. It was not your average photo shoot. It was more like a movie production. This ring was actually part of props rented from a company that leases items for movies. There were about a dozen members of the crew and cameras and lighting set up everywhere. They were busy working, so one of the assistants showed me where they thought the model, Bianca had believed the ring slip off her finger in a 40 x 40ft area.
When I started my grid search, it was loaded with trash metal, nails, bottle caps, etc. normal for beach areas near fire pits. It was so trashy that I thought I might have to return with sifting equipment to find the ring.
Before giving up I put on my 6″ coil, reduced sensitivity, and eliminated discrimination (basically all metal) so I could listen for a gold tone. After finding a couple nickels amongst two handfuls of bottle caps, I felt there was a chance to listen for low tones. Within a few minutes after making these adjustments to my Minelab CTX 3030 metal detector, there was slight low sound mixed with other trashy signals. Boom! A beautiful unique gold ring in my sand scoop.
Cynthia, Bianca and the others on the crew came over to thank me. Again, I heard the words that I hear so often ” We never knew a service like this existed” .. It was only possible because Cynthia was able to use the internet to find TheRingFinders.com. Someday we will be a household word.