Andrew called me a few days ago explaining how he had been gardening in his yard, moving a lot of gravel around, and installing stone steps. When he was done with his work he noticed his ring was gone. He asked me questions usually asked by people who call, and I told him I would be able to help the next day if that would work for him. He thanked me, but told me he had purchased a metal detector, and was going to do a search on his own. I encouraged him, and tried to give as many pointers as I could so he could be successful. Later that next day I received another call from Andrew, he had been unable to find the ring, and asked if I could possibly come out and help. I told him I was going to be out in his area the next day, yesterday, and would drop by when I was done.
We connected, and I arrived at Andrew’s house. He took me out to the area where he believed the loss occurred, and showed me the many screws, nails and bits of metal he had found with his $49.00 detector, and I said at least he knew the detector was working. If he had not already purchased the detector I might have tried to discourage him a bit because most of the inexpensive detectors do not have to capability to distinguish metals like the ones I use. I always bring the best and most up to date detectors that can be purchased to my lost item recovery searches. He explained what he had been doing, and where he had been when moving the rocks around, so I then went to work. I swept my coil around the area he had been working, there was a lot of iron, but not the tones I was looking for. I then made a wide sweep, and way over to the right of the working area, I heard it, the tone I was listening for. I looked over at Andrew, and asked if he had been over on that side. I kept moving my coil over the tone as I asked. Andrew moved over, looked down, and saw a glint of gold coming from under a rock, and said that’s it! He reached down and retrieved the ring that had eluded him for 3 days. It was his wedding ring, that had been his dad’s wedding ring. Now that is special. What a great day, and much happiness!
Andrew sent the following to include in this post:
Two days ago I lost my wedding ring doing yard work. It was my fathers wedding ring so it had double sentimental value. My wife and I were sad about losing it so I went out and bought a cheap metal detector and found a bunch of screws. I googled ring finders and found Steve. I couldn’t believe he would come all the way out to Thousand Oaks from Palos Verdes for a donation but he did and much to my surprise he found it in no less than one minute. I took him to the part of my yard where I was putting in stepping stones into some 1” gravel. I had used my metal detector down a 4 foot path of rocks and like I said, only found screws. His metal detector was much more sophisticated then mine and with it and his expertise found my ring almost instantly. He told me it has a certain tone for gold. I just couldn’t believe it. We are so happy. Steve was super nice and very professional. If you lose a ring or anything else metal, I highly recommend you call him.
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, Northridge, Pasadena, 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.