About 4 hours after finding a ring in Pacific Palisades in the morning on 1-2-16, I received a call from Aggie about her missing earring. She had been at the beach with her family, and when leaving realized it missing. Knowing that some earrings can cause fits for detectorists, I asked what kind of earring it was, and she replied it was a stud earring. My heart sunk; the hardest type of earring to find, and in beach sand. I told her I would be there in 30 minutes, and then I would try to see if my detectors would be able to pick it up at all, seeing she still had one that was not gone.
When we met at the beach Aggie showed me the other earring, and when I saw it my hope increased. Although it was small, the stone was completely surrounded by the gold mount, and not just attached by gold wires. Even with that my detector would only pick it up at about 4 inches, but with the moist sand, I was hopeful the little item did not sink too far. The area she showed me was quite large, but narrow, so I was not going to have to stretch the search too far. I began, and searched for about 10 minutes, when Aggie began to rethink the possibilities of the loss, so we switched the search area. I searched again for about 10 more minutes, and she again asked me to look in another area. I find a lot of times people can remember things that help in the search when they are there when I am searching. When we were at this last location, I noticed a patch of sand that had been disturbed, and asked if that was where they had been sitting. She said it was, so I started searching that area when I got the sound I was looking for. Because the earring was so small and delicate, I used a plastic trowel, and a pin pointer to recover it. When I found it Aggie couldn’t believe it; so much sand, and such a little item.
Aggie then explained that this pair of earrings were given to her for a 10th wedding anniversary, which explained why they were so precious. A very happy day, and a great big smile to start the new year with.
If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, don’t buy a metal detector or rent a metal detector, but call one of the members of this directory. Look at the different metal detecting Ring Finder blogs and read their success stories, then call them ASAP, and they will work hard for you to find what you thought might never be found again.
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