Heirloom Diamond Wedding Ring Lost at Malibu Beach, CA...Recovered and Joyously Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)


Erika emailed me Friday night to see if I could help her find her wedding ring she lost the day before at the beach in Malibu, CA. I arranged to meet her there the next morning. This ring had been her great grandmother’s ring, so it had an extreme sentimental value to her. Because it had been gone for 2 days made the possibility, of a recovery just a little more difficult, but it seemed to be a possibility because of where she believed she lost it (not in an area of where the county beach machines clean).

I got to location at the arranged time, and looked around waiting for Erika. I received an email from her that she would be later than the set time, so I asked her where she had been on the beach, and what happened to lose the ring when we talked a little later on the phone. I started my hunt where I understood her directions to start. I apparently wasn’t listening properly, because I started on the opposite side. I started finding an assortment of things, as well as some coins. About a half an hour later I got to the area she had been sitting in and ran one grid line. I was about half way through the second line when I looked down and saw what looked like a gold band sticking out of the sand. I reached down, and pulled out this beautiful diamond ring. This ring had been there for 2 days, in a high traffic area, sticking out of the sand, and not found by anyone else. It was meant to go back to Erika!

I took the ring and placed it on my little finger’s first digit, with the diamonds towards the inside of my hand. It wasn’t 2 minutes later that Erika walked up. She looked at me and saw my progress in the sand, and then asked the ‘not so sure’ question, “no luck huh?”. I then opened my hand, and said, “you mean like this?”. She was instantly overcome with disbelief and joy. As we were talking later, she stated in question form, that ” you really like making people’s day don’t you?”, and I thought, yes that is exactly it!

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, 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, 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.