Lost Engagement Ring at Bolsa Chica State Beach, CA....Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)


I received a call from Veronica last night about her engagement ring that was lost while she put on sunscreen at the beach earlier in the day. I had a previous commitment, and told her that as soon as I was done I would be right over, although I knew it would be after the closing of the state beach which was 10:00 PM. I did press upon her that it is important to search for lost items right away for various reasons, and this was the reason I was willing to come at that late hour; I wanted to make sure she got her ring back. From everything she related to me, I felt very confident I would be able to find her ring.

I met Veronica and her sons at the North end of the beach outside the fence because it had closed for the night. From what she said about the location, we had about a 3 mile walk to get there. When we got to the location, she showed me where she had marked the area she and her friends had searched. She had even purchased two metal detectors earlier to find the ring on her own. What I have found is that people who have little experience with detectors, and are using inexpensive models tend to suffer a great deal of frustration, because they don’t know what they are trying to listen for, and the inexpensive models tend to pick up everything the same way. Her fiance finally told her that she should look for an experienced person to help her, so she went to the internet and found me on TheRingFinders.com directory.

I began my search, and found a good share of bottle caps and coins (one of her boys even put down a dime to test me, which I did find, and we all had a laugh) in the area she originally showed me, and of course I looked further out of the box, but did not find the ring. We then discussed the location again, and decided to move to the other side of where I began the search and grid the new area. It wasn’t too long before a state park police officer came up and wanted to know what we were doing, and to let us know the beach was closed. When I explained to him the circumstances he decided to let us continue, It was now about 11:30 PM. The officer had just began to leave when I found the ring, at which time when I showed it to Veronica, she began to jump and scream for joy. Her screams brought the officer back, and we showed him the newly found ring, which I am sure made him feel good as well knowing that he could have dismissed us, and made us leave, but it was just that few minutes later that made it happen. You can see the joy Veronica was feeling last night in the attached photo, which made that 3 mile walk back seem very short indeed.

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4 Replies to “Lost Engagement Ring at Bolsa Chica State Beach, CA….Found.”

  1. Mark Rubey says:

    Wow, a 6 mile walk in the sand is a chore all by itself! Nice job!

    1. Steve Smith says:

      Thanks Mark,

      Fortunately though the beach has a bike path that made the trek bearable.

  2. Jessica says:

    That’s an awesome happy ending!

    1. Steve Smith says:

      Thanks, yes very happy.

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