Steve Smith, Author at The Ring Finders

Four Diamond Rings Lost in the Dirt at a Horse Stable in Gardena, CA…Found by a Ring Finder with a High End Metal Detector

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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I was at home Friday night when I received a text from Kevin. He said that he had lost 4 rings that were very important to him, and wanted to know if I would be able help him. I sent a text back, and asked if he would call me so I could ask him about the loss, which he did as soon as he received the text. When he called I proceeded to ask my litany of questions to figure the best possible way to do the search, and evaluate what equipment I should bring in order to do an efficient search while there. We arranged to meet early the next morning.

We met at the stables at 7 AM in order to search before there were too many people around moving their horses, and complicating the search even more. It was a good choice, because there were few people, and no one in the area I was going to search. Kevin showed me what he had done, and where he had gone during his time at the stables the day before. He had fed 3 horses with heavy bags of feed, and gone into the 3 different stalls. He showed me where he had previously searched when he knew the rings were lost. I began by searching the feed bins, no rings. I then searched each of the stalls with the thick and soft fill used to line each stall, no rings. I then searched the tack shed where there was a good amount of hay for the rings to hide in, no rings. That left the road that Kevin had walked on to go to his horse trailer to search. The road was dirt, but very powdery, and about 4 inches thick, a perfect place for the rings to hide. So I began the search on the road, there was a lot of metal, but because of the quality of my detector, I was able disregard iron, and deep targets, and only concentrated on those signals that had the right tone and VDI reading. I searched about 40 feet finding similar sounding metals to gold (like aluminum). I kept the search going, and then when I got a good signal, I put the pin pointer in and found the first ring. I picked it up and handed it to Kevin. I swung the coil again, pin pointer in, and had the second ring, and the third, and then the fourth. When I handed Kevin the last ring he became very emotional explaining that those rings were his late mother’s, that as her only child, he would wear them on a chain around his neck to keep her memory close, and to lose them was just unthinkable. He gave me a great big hug, and I hugged him back knowing what comfort he had received by getting these rings back, he not knowing if they would ever be found. What a really great day!

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, call as soon as possible! I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

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Rental Car Key Lost at Hermosa Beach…Found and Returned by Metal Detector Service

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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I got a call from a gentleman from Alaska who was vacationing in Southern California. He was calling for Naim who was also vacationing in Southern California, only Naim was here from Paris, France. He had been at the beach with a friend, and wanted to go in the water, so he took his rental car key, wrapped it in a plastic bag, and buried it so no one would take it while he was away. The problem occurred when he was ready to leave. He and his friend grabbed their belongings, and walked off to the car to leave, only to find that they had left the key in the sand. They immediately went back, and searched the sand, but were unable to find the key. It is very hard to pinpoint an area in the sand after having left for even a short while. I let them know I was on my way.

When I got to the beach I met Naim and his friend. They showed me where they had been digging and combing the sand, so I began my search there. I covered the complete area without finding the key. I let Naim know that I would expand the search area which relieved him because he knew it had to be there. I continued my grid, and after 2 passes dug up a plastic bag. I reached down, and pulled it up, and there was the key wrapped up nice and tight. Naim was very happy. He was going back to Paris in just a few days, and I was glad to give him a bit of American hospitality.

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, call as soon as possible! I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

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Two Gold and Jeweled Rings Lost at Will Rogers State Beach…Found and Joyously Returned

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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Megana called this morning, she had been at the beach last night, taken her rings off to put in her bag, and when she got home realized they were not in the bag. One of the rings was given to her as the only granddaughter of her grandfather. That ring had been his mother’s mothers ring. The other ring had been given to her by her mother, so these rings had a very important significance to her.  The only place she could think they were was in the sand on the beach. She wanted to know if I could come and help her find them. I was worried after asking some questions that the county beach sifters had gotten them already, but told her that I would be there as soon as possible.

When I got to the beach, I could see the sifting machines working the beach, and my heart sunk. I asked Megana if the sand where she believed the rings were lost was smooth, and she told me no, so I encouraged her to stand in the area, and make the machine go around her if necessary so it would not get her rings, which she agreed to do as I assembled my equipment. When I reached the spot she showed me where she had been, and where she moved around to. There was a group of mothers with their children for a day at the beach that were in the area as well, and they agreed to move if necessary in order for me to do a thorough search. I made about 8 passes in my grid, finding bottle caps, tent stakes, and numerous other pieces of metal. On the 9th pass I got a good solid signal, scooped, and there in the bottom were Megana’s 2 rings. I held them up, and she ran over so surprised and happy that they had been found. She told me that she was unable to sleep very well last night, but I knew she would have a good night’s sleep this night! What a great day!

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, call as soon as possible! I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

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iPhone Lost in the Sand at Hermosa Beach…Found and Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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I got a call from Bryan last night. He had lost his iPhone at the beach earlier, and was in desperate need of assistance. He had buried it earlier in order to go in the water and not have to worry about someone walking off with it. It happened to be a work phone, and he was on a business trip from out of state, scheduled to leave today with the boarding pass on the phone. I told him I would be there as soon as possible, so as not leave the phone there until the morning when the county sifting machines would go through, and the phone would be forever gone.

When I got there Bryan took me to the area of the loss, and I could see he had spent a good amount of time gridding the area, but without any luck. I started my search, and on my first pass, got a large signal, dug a little, and retrieved Bryan’s phone. He was very happy, but did not want his picture taken, so as not to be known for losing his company’s phone; understood.

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, call as soon as possible! I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

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Diamond Rings Lost in Los Angeles Yard… Found and Returned

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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Martha called me to see if I was available to do a search for her wedding band and engagement ring. They had been thrown during an argument (which is not uncommon), and believed to have fallen somewhere in her yard. I let her know I would be there that day to do the search for her.

When I got there Martha showed me the backyard which was mostly swimming pool with a rather small patch of dirt and grass at the other end. She said they had searched the pool, and also spent a lot of time searching the dirt which was soft, and could have hidden the rings, so I went to work. I searched the area with no luck. I then went over the area again in case I had missed something; nothing again. I told her the rings were not in her yard, so we may need to go and ask the neighbor behind her for permission to search her yard, which she agreed to do. We got to the neighbor’s door, and Martha spoke with her (the neighbor only spoke Spanish). Then the craziest thing happened. The neighbor told Martha she found the rings, and threw them away in her trash can! I couldn’t believe it, and felt like yelling out, ARE YOU CRAZY, but kept my cool in order to gain favor with this lady. Anyway she led us to her trash can, and after pulling out about 5 or 6 bags of trash there were 2 rings; one was Martha’s wedding band, the other was a ring the lady happened to also find; a cheap stainless ring. We still needed to find the engagement ring, so we asked if we could search the rest of her yard, which she agreed to. I began on the grass, and then searched the flower beds; nothing again. The lady told Martha she was getting impatient with us there, and was hinting to have us leave, but Martha pressed a little more. It was then the lady looked into a bucket on her patio (that was covered), and saw the engagement ring. The ring had bounced under the covered patio into the bucket; amazing! Anyway, sometimes our process is a process of elimination, and being able to tell a person where their ring isn’t, instead of where it is, in order to proceed to look elsewhere for a successful recovery. Needless to say Martha was very relieved and happy to have her rings back.

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, call as soon as possible! I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

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Diamond Engagement Ring Lost While Surfing at Hermosa Beach…Found and Happily Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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I received an email from Jessica in the late afternoon. She had been surfing at the beach with the board leash on her wrist, when a wave hit her and yanked the board, and pulled her engagement ring off of her finger into the “washing machine” froth and was gone. She had only been engaged for 3 months, and had only moved to California two days prior from Philadelphia. What a blow this caused to her emotions for certain. I looked at the tide chart, and could see that I would have to wait about 4 hours to go back at the lower tide. It would be dark, but that does not hinder the search process. we emailed back and forth, so I could narrow down the search area as much as possible, because she was not going to be able to meet me there for the search. I let her know I was going, and that I would let her know one way or the other if the search was successful.

I got down to the beach about an hour before the low tide to do the search. Jessica had sent me a picture of her ring so I knew what I was looking for. I got my phone out, looked at the mapped picture Jessica had sent me, and started just outside the perimeter, and worked my way in, working into about waste deep water then back out again. After about 5 or 6 passes, I got a good low tone signal dug, and in the beam of my headlight, I could see the sparkle of diamonds and I knew I had success. I sent an email to let her know I had found her ring, but she did not see it until the next morning, in which she was very happy. We arranged to meet at the beach for a return, and her fiancé accompanied her for the return, it was a special time of joy and smiles. That smile is what this service is all about!

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, call as soon as possible! I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

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Diamond Stud Earring Lost in the Grass in Newbury Park High School…Found and Happily Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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I received a call from Demond about a lost diamond stud earring he lost in the grass at a high school where he coaches football. We arranged to meet the next day in order to get right on the search so as to not let too much time go by.

When I got there Demond met me and took me to the area of the loss. He showed me where he and the team he was coaching had pulled the grass up looking for the lost earring with no luck. I began my search in a grid pattern, and made a few passes. Demond then showed me where he thought the earring actually came off, so I moved to that spot to continue the search. After about 5 or 6 swings of the coil over the grass, I got a good solid signal, and switched to my pin pointer. I worked through the grass, and then the pin pointer was hearing the metal in the muddy dirt under the grass, so I worked my finger in to dislodge whatever it was, when I saw the earring come up, and flip into the already moved grass. It just made for a little more searching, but I eventually recovered the earring, and gave it back to Demond, who was very happy, because the earrings were a present from his wife for their anniversary. His smile tells it all!

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, call as soon as possible! I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

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Hierloom Ring Lost in Yard In Los Angeles…Found.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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Adam called about the loss of his ring, a ring that had been his great uncle’s, given to him by his late mother. It had special significance, because it was a ring of a fraternal order that Adam also is a member of. I let him know I would be over to do the search as soon as we could coordinate schedules.

When I arrived at Adam’s house, he took me to the area of the loss, which wasn’t real large (assuming it had not fallen down the hill into another yard). Adam had borrowed a friend’s metal detector, a good named brand, and tried to find the ring, but was unable to. I understand why because when I began searching his yard I was hearing a lot of iron, so it must have been frustrating to do the search hearing beep after beep, not knowing what to listen for. It really did not take more than a couple of minutes until I was able to get the tone, and VDI number I was looking for. I reached down, and retrieved Adam’s ring, which was a surprise to him that the search would have been so short. Metal detectors work very well, but the experience of knowing what to look, and listen for is what enables us to be able to pick out the signals that make the difference, and not get frustrated ourselves. It was a pleasure meeting Adam, talking about our lives (we have similar extracurricular activities), and being able to help him. What a great time!

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, call as soon as possible! I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

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Wedding Ring Lost in Grass at Manhattan Beach Park…Found and Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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I got an email from Jeremy on Sunday night. He had lost his wedding ring at a sports park the day before in the grass, and was not able to find it. He had removed it, and placed it in the cup holder of his chair to apply sunscreen, a story we hear all too often for sure. I let him know I was available the next day if he could meet me to show me where to look. We agreed on a time, and the meeting was set.

When I arrived Jeremy was waiting for me, and took me right over to the area. He showed me what he had done, and how he had left the field, so I knew where I would be looking. Also knowing this was a relatively new field, I did not expect a lot of metal to be there (foil, bottle caps, pull tabs, etc). That was the wrong assumption for sure, it seemed like there was something almost every swing of the coil that I had to check. A lot of fencing from the field perimeter was in the ground, and giving off a real good signal. This made for a slow search, as I covered the area. I searched all that Jeremy had showed me, and it was now time to expand the search out of the box. I searched into one field with no results, and then went over to the other field, got a good signal, looked down, and there on the surface of some dead grass was the ring. It was white gold which reflected the true color of its surrounding, so it was pretty much camouflaged right in the open. Jeremy had to go back to work, so I called, and he came right over very happy for the recovery. As a member of The Ring Finders, it is a pleasure to create these smiles!

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, call as soon as possible! I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

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Keys Lost at El Segundo Beach…Found and Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

Steve’s Metal Detecting Service For You if you lost a ring or something precious to you. Don’t wait, time will work against you, please CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! 310-953-5268

Khrysta called about 7:30 PM in dire need of metal detecting service. She had buried her keys on the beach so that she could go in the water without worrying someone would take them. The problem was that when she and her friend were ready to leave, they packed everything up and went back to the car, a good distance from their original position. Needless to say, it seemed an impossible task to find them again, as there were very few people, or other landmarks to get them back to the exact spot they had been in. I let her know I would be there as soon as I could get there.

When I got there Khrysta and her friend met me, and took me out to the area they believed the loss to have occurred. As I looked over the area under the light of my headlight, I could see where they had searched, so I began my grid. I made about 8 passes, When I noticed another area where they had searched, and asked if that might have been where they had been. They weren’t sure at that point, but felt that I was searching in the most likely spot, so I continued my grid. It was about 4 more passes, and I got a signal, dug and saw this big pink light stick in the scoop. Khrysta and her friend saw it too, knew that I had found the keys, and came right over. They were very happy. Now they could go home without worry. Glad to have helped!

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, call as soon as possible! I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

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