Sabastian called me asking what would be the possibility of me searching for a gold claddagh ring that was lost a month ago.
He and his friends play polo every Sunday at the Will Rodgers State Park Polo Grounds. His lady friend was tending the horses at a dirt parking lot near where they park the horse trailers. She had removed her Gold Claddagh Ring ( gifted to her by her mother many years ago ) and clipped it to her key chain. Sometime during the day the ring came off the clip.
Every Sunday they looked through the 50ft. x 100ft. area hoping to see a glimpse of the gold in a thin layer of silty sand.
Sabastian and I took about 3 weeks to set up a meeting date. He had to get permission from the State Parks supervisor. It’s illegal to dig in a historical site and the have a resident archeologist on site. After meeting with the supervisor and explaining how I was just scratching the surface for a specific gold tone and ID number.
They gave permission for me to search that dirt parking lot. Then they sent a park ranger in a vehicle to watch over us. It sure made me feel privileged to get permission.
Sabastian marked of the search area and I asked him which side would be best to start. I was ready for a couple hours of grid searching. My first couple low tone targets were pull tabs. Then I got another nice tone and bent over with a screwdriver like probe to scrape the surface. Boom! The small gold ring just popped of the loose sand shining in the sunlight. It really surprised me and Sabastian got very emotional as he was standing right there when it showed up from its hiding place. I was happy that we started at the best possible side of the location or else it would have been a long hot search.
The Park Ranger and Sabastian told me they had really no hope of us finding the ring after all the time that had passed. It’s times like this that remind me why I say, “ I Will Try Anywhere “
We had a great visit on the polo field and Sabastian invited me to come see a polo match whenever I wanted to. I love doing this ring finding, especially meeting people like Sabastian. He truly wanted to help his friend find her special ring.
If you lose something in the dry sand, mark the area and get landmarks that will help you return to the general area. Call a metal detector expert from TheRingFinders ASAP. Some beaches get daily sand cleaning machines that may end up claiming your valuable before we have a chance to find it with a metal detector. We want to optimize our chances of finding your sentimental keepsake. Timing is important. I will search anywhere in Los Angeles Counry and Orange County.
”I Will Try Anywhere “