Lost wedding ring in Huntington Beach, found and happily returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Ring happily returned

Ring happily returned


Lost ring

I was detecting down at Huntington Beach, California when one of the Lifeguards riding an ATV came up to me and told me about a couple that were looking for their wedding ring, thinking I might be able to help them. I went down to see what had happened, and to ask if I could help. When I got to them, I could see that they had purchased a new metal detector, but one that would not work well in the wet sand. It was at that point that I realized I might be able to help them find their ring, yet I was not able to find it that evening.

At this point I will let them tell their story that they so graciously wrote to put into this blog…


What a miracle it was that we met you Steve!

Our 1 year anniversary was less than 2 weeks away.  My husband lost his wedding band while he was surfing in pretty rough conditions.  I immediately assumed that it was lost forever, somewhere in the belly of the sea.  But we still went back to look for it the next day, and that’s when we met Steve.  He graciously offered to help us look for the ring until he had to leave for the day.  In that short time, he wasn’t able to find the ring but we shared our information and told him about the inscriptions in case he was to ever come across it.

The next morning, we were surprised when my husband received a text from Steve telling us that he was going to go back and look for our ring.  That afternoon, my husband thought he’d swing by and do some more looking himself, and when he got there, he saw Steve was still there, waist deep in the water searching for our ring. My husband realized that if Steve wasn’t able to find it, that we probably wouldn’t either, and he left the beach.   A few hours later, Steve sent us a text to tell us that he’d found the ring!

The following night we met up with him and he shared the incredible story about how he’d found the ring.  It brought me to tears!  What a miracle it was that we met Steve!

Steve – we could never thank you enough for what an amazing blessing you were to us and how dedicated you were to finding our ring. Thank you a million times, from the bottom of our hearts – you’ll never know how much this meant to us!
 It is a pleasure to be able to help people find those things that are most precious to them, and a pleasure to have met this wonderful couple. I am happy to be associated with The Ring Finders; what a great association of international metal detectors.
Steve Smith
If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard 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, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice 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.

6 Replies to “Lost wedding ring in Huntington Beach, found and happily returned.”

  1. Chris Turner says:

    Way to go Steve… what dedication to the search…I like the man said if you didn’t find it they wouldn’t find it.
    Best, Chris

    1. Steve Smith says:

      Thanks Chris, the hard work paid off in some wonderful smiles.

  2. Great recovery Steve… Most often, people don’t understand the impact they have on others. I believe this is the case in both parties, the giver and the receiver. Good luck on future searches.

    1. Steve Smith says:

      Thanks Larry,

      So true, I certainly had an impact here, but their joy impacted me in a way that was very rewarding; makes you want to go and do it again.

  3. Mark Rubey says:

    Good job Steve! Most of us know the difficulty with recoveries in the surf. A successful search like yours is what it’s all about, right?

    1. Steve Smith says:

      You are correct Mark, all I have to do is go and look at Chris’ U-tube videos to see the joy that is created by the return of something so small, it is amazing.

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