Special Ring Lost at Manhattan Beach, CA...Found and Joyfully Returned.

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Later Monday night after I had found the ring at Hermosa Beach, Feliz called me about a ring she lost at Manhattan Beach. She had been there earlier in the day, and gone in the water, but before doing so, she wisely removed her ring and placed it in her jacket pocket. After coming out of the water, and forgetting that she had placed the ring in the jacket pocket, she moved things around, and left the beach. It wasn’t until a couple of hours later at the gym that she realized her ring was missing. Someone she knew had found The Ring Finders site on the internet, and told her about us, where she was able to contact me. She told me the ring had special meaning to her, and she would appreciated it I could help her find it. I said I would be there in 30-40 minutes.

When I got there we met, and Feliz took me down to the beach to show me where she had been. The problem was that it was a little after 8:00 PM, and in the darkness it was difficult for her to find any landmarks that could help her find exactly where she had been sitting, so she gave me a pretty good swath of beach to go over. I knew I would be finding quite a lot of things just because of so much sand to cover, and was hoping she would not get too discouraged with the search. As I anticipated I found a lot of bottle caps, foil, some coins, and other metal, but no ring. She looked at photos she had taken while she was at the beach earlier, and we were able to figure out approximately where she was sitting in regards to the towel line, so I expanded my search. For most of this time Feliz had been looking herself, and also coming over to see what I had found, but then she just went over and sat down. I have seen this level of discouragement set in on a long search, but I know from experience that until you have covered every base, the search is not over. I kept working out, away from the slope, when one more good signal. I scooped it up and there was the ring. I grabbed it and called out to Feliz. She jumped up and ran over. When she saw the ring, and identified it as the one she lost earlier, she immediately broke down with emotion. She explained that the ring was her father’s, a man she so adored, and he had passed from this life just one month ago; my heart broke. This ring was something of his that she would wear to allow her to be close to him, and to lose it…well, I just can’t put that into words. What a wonderful day Monday was, and some awesome smiles. So glad to have been able to help Feliz restore her joy.


Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, 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, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma 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.

4 Replies to “Special Ring Lost at Manhattan Beach, CA…Found and Joyfully Returned.”

  1. Reading this brought tears to my eyes.
    Thank you for helping my sister Steve! Your work is a very special kind, and I know there have been many more smiles and happy cries before the ones you’ve brought to my family!

    My father is smiling big at this great story, and your great gift.

    1. Steve Smith says:


      It was surely my pleasure to be a help, and after hearing Feliz tell me about your father, and the great man he was, I knew the love for him ran deep. Thank you for your kind words.

  2. Rafael Ramirez says:

    Steve you were an angel sent by my Father on Monday. God crossed the paths of you two to help my sister in her time of need. We all miss our father very much and each have a piece that he left us that is important to us, for Feliz that invaluable relic is my fathers ring. Thank you for all your hard work and determination. You are always welcome with our family.

    1. Steve Smith says:

      Thank you Rafael. I do find joy in restoring the joy of others, and seeing that joy restored for Feliz was special. I did not know the preciousness of the ring until it was found, and the emotion displayed by your sister. I do understand the pain of a lost loved one, I lost my mother 21 years ago, she was 63. I lost my brother about 8 years ago, he was 60, and my father 4 years ago at 86. I am the last remaining of my family of 4, so my heart goes out to all of you at this time.

      God bless

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