Diamond Stud Earrinng Lost in the Sand at Manhattan Beach...Found and Happily Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

Steve’s Emergency Metal Detecting Service For You if you lost a ring or something precious to you. Don’t wait, time will work against you, please CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! 310-953-5268

I got a call from Christy regarding her friend Erin. Erin had been surfing, and when she came out of the water, she removed her wetsuit causing her diamond stud earring to come off of her ear, and into the sand. Stud earrings are one of the most difficult items to find because there is such a small amount of metal attached to them. We arranged to meet, and I set off to do the search.

When I arrived at the beach, I looked for her, but there were a number of people out on the sand. I asked her to let me know where she was, and she began waving her arm. What I saw disheartened me a bit. She was standing in a group of no less than 30 people, mostly children moving around, and I began to think that the earring might have been stepped on and pushed out of detecting range. Erin had the other earring, so we put it in a ziplock bag, and placed it on the sand. When I tested the earring with my detector the furthest I could get from it and still detect it was about 2 inches, so I knew to find it, it needed to be close to the surface. As I began my search, everyone began to leave, and then as they were almost gone, Christy drew a circle of about 20 feet around the area where she believed the loss to have occurred which seemed rather large for such a small item. I worked slowly checking every faint signal I heard, and laid out a grid on the whole area. After, I began a cross grid, in order to not miss the earring because it might have been turned a different way. Then right in the middle of the circle I heard another faint signal, and moved some sand to check again. The signal came in stronger, so I moved a little more sand and rechecked. Now the signal was strong, so I dipped in my little scoop, and there in the bottom was the earring. I let Christy and Erin know it had been found, and Erin asked her husband to come and get it. He was reluctant to have his picture taken with the recovery, so He took one of me. Then I told him he might want to buy a lottery ticket because the odds of a recovery were so slim. Another great day.


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