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LAist Writes an Article About the Ring Finders!

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

https://laist.com/2018/09/18/this_amateur_metal_detectorist_is_fighting_pirates_on_the_beaches_of_santa_monica.php

 

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, don’t wait, time will work against you, please call as soon as possible. 310-953-5268

 

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.

Lost White Gold Cross at Waimanalo Beach…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This Christian Cross hunt began when I got a call from Eli who hails from Kansas and is a Marine stationed at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base. While enjoying a picnic at the beach he took off his White Gold Cross and laid it on a towel. Later when he went to retrieve his necklace he found the chain but the cross had disappeared. It was getting dark but several of his Marine buddies pitched in but they couldn’t locate the cross. After posting on a lost and found website he was contacted by a gentleman who told him to try “Theringfinders”. We agreed to meet at the nearby McDonalds and then drove down to the beach. It was already dark so I brought my headlamp and Eli brought a flashlight. In the dark it was difficult to pinpoint the exact area so I decided to do an expanded search. It was a rather sterile beach except a buried firepit that was booming with metal trash right smack in the middle of the search area. I eliminated all the possible targets then moved on. I could see Eli was losing hope as I was down to my last grid line after 40 minutes of searching. Then finally I got a number 1/2 on the Equinox and I looked down and there sticking up out of the sand was one of the arms of the cross. It was glinting in the light of my headlamp so I bent over picked it up and handed it to Eli. He was overcome with joy as it was looking hopeless. Had the cross fallen a few more inches toward the water the tide surge from the night before would have swallowed up the cross and it wouldn’t have been found without a miracle in the water. Eli was extremely grateful as we bid each other so long. Aloha to Eli and Mahalo for your service to this great nation.

Wedding Ring Lost in Park Playground Sand in Culver City, CA…Found and Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, don’t wait, time will work against you, please call as soon as possible. 310-953-5268

I received a call from Asher today, he had lost his wedding ring while pushing his daughter on a swing in his local park. He said it had happened today, and it sounded as though he had not left the area, so everything was sounding like there would be a successful recovery. Knowing this was in a public place the emphasis is on getting there for the search as soon as possible, so I told him I would leave right away.

When I got to the park, I walked over where the swings are, and Asher met me to show me what and where the loss happened. He had actually witnessed the ring coming off of his finger and hitting the sand, so he knew where it had gone, but yet he searched for over an hour with no luck in finding it. It is really amazing how the sand will swallow up a ring or piece of jewelry to where it is impossible to find. Fortunately I use the best equipment made for such a recovery, and have the experience to make the recovery happen. Like I tell the people who call me, if it is there I will find it. One short pass, and two scoops later Asher’s ring was in my scoop. He was very happy. This ring represented 3 years of loving commitment for him, he wanted it back, and I was happy to be able to make that happen for him. Awesome day!

 

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.

Lost Gold & Diamond Band at Nai’a Lagoon Ko Olina Resort…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began when I got a call from Janet from Montana who was celebrating her 25th Anniversary with her husband Luis at the Marriott Ko Olina. While snorkeling in Nai’a Lagoon, Luis spotted some Anuenue fish and in his excitement his stunning Gold & Diamond Band came off in about 10 feet of water. He had his wits about himself to immediately locate where he was in the water. He noticed he was about 10 feet from the swim buoy anchor however the water on the bottom was murky and he couldn’t see his ring. When they got ashore and spoke to the concierge she said to give “Joe” a call and he should be able to recover it for you. We met on the beach the next morning and Luis gave me the details to the ring coming off. When the sun was shining on the lagoon I commenced my scuba hunt. The buoy anchor is easy enough to find so I started the hunt. I immediately found a silver ring. Fanning out from the buoy anchor I found a few more targets but the area was silting up fast and it was difficult to navigate. After about 40 minutes I was getting ready to give up when several feet from the anchor I got a screaming low tone on the Excalibur. Sure enough one sweep of my hand and Luis’ Gold Ring appeared. It was quite a bit farther then expected from the anchor but at least it was now found. I still had plenty of air so I hunted the lagoon a bit more finding a silver band and a gold plated heart ring. When I got ashore I called Luis and Janet and told them the good news. We met on the beach for the return and after a few hugs I knew the Anniversary was saved. Aloha to Luis & Janet!

Sanibel / Captiva Island — South Seas Island Resort — Lost Coin Found and Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

We were contacted by Kim to find and return a lost Sixpence coin that was very sentimental to her and her family and traditionally part of family member’s wedding ceremonies.  The coin had been lost during Kim’s cousins’ wedding ceremony on the beach at South Seas Resort.  At some point before, during or after the ceremony, the coin—which was put in the wedding bouquet—had fallen out. Kim’s brother is getting married this summer, so it was important to Kim to make every effort possible to find the lost coin so he can use it during his wedding.

After arrangements were made and permission granted for us to enter the private resort, we arrived at the location.  There were three possible locations the ring could have been lost.  After a long walk to the ceremony site on the beach, my wife and I began our search.  After digging a few targets that were not the desired coin, it wasn’t long before I heard another signal close to the surface.  After sifting the sand out of the scoop, the lost coin had been found!

We made arrrangements to mail the coin back to Kim, and below is a picture of a happy Kim reunited with the coin.

Naples Florida — Lost Ring in Sand Found and Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

On January 4th of this year we received a phone call from Ron who had been vacationing in Naples Florida.  Ron had lost his wedding band in the sand while enjoying a day at the beach.  After returning home to California, Ron began searching the internet to see how to find a lost ring and came across our contact information.  After discussing the location and area of the beach where the ring was lost, my wife and I headed out around sunset to begin our search.  As there were several sunset watchers on the beach, we had to search around the watchers.  After a short period of time and no success, the sun had set and people were slowly leaving the beach.  With the beach area empty our search area had expanded and we went opposite directions in our search.  It wasn’t long until my wife heard that sweet gold tone from her detector.  One scoop of sand and the ring was revealed in the bottom of her scoop.

After returning to the car, we were happy to text a picture of the ring to Ron who verified it was his ring.  We made arrangements to mail the ring back to him and he received the ring a few days later.  The picture we just received below shows how happy he is to have his ring back.

Lost Engagement Ring Gurley, AL…Found!

from Huntsville (Alabama, United States)
Contact: 1-610-504-6135

I had my first search as a Ring Finder today, and I’m happy to report that it was a success!!!

I received a call from Ginger this morning (Saturday, 16 February 2019).  She told me that she had lost her gold engagement ring on Wednesday (cold and rainy day) and that she’s had that ring for 34 years.  I’m 32, so she’s had that ring 2 years longer than I’ve been alive!  I knew I had to find it.  I grabbed my gear and headed her way.

I arrived at her farm in Gurley, Alabama.  Ginger explained that she had rented a metal detector and spent numerous hours trying to find her ring.  With no luck, she went on Craigslist to post an ad for help.  She saw my posting on there (which I had just renewed yesterday) for the Ring Finders.  Ginger told me that her ring meant a lot to her and she was devastated that it was lost.  She recently had it repaired and it was weighting heavier than before.  She showed me 2 spots that she thought it could’ve fallen off and I got to work.

The first area I searched was where she had tossed a tape measure.  Ginger had actually grabbed a bolt and reenacted the throw a few times before I got there.  I setup a grid and searched that area for about an hour, but no ring.

We moved on to the next spot, which was by a few hay bales that Ginger was working around.  She had moved a tarp off of the bales and was standing on top of one of the bales to help move a few.  I detected along her path there.  Next, I started detecting the sides and top of the bales.  I got a great signal on the top of the right hay bale.  I pulled out my pin pointer and saw that gold on gold, her lost engagement ring!!!  We were both so excited and Ginger was very happy to have her ring back!  It was such an awesome feeling to be able to reunite Ginger with her lost engagement ring!  Total search time was about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Ginger, it was a real pleasure to find your ring, and thank you for calling the Ring Finders!!!  As Chris Turner always says, I love my job!  I agree 100%

 

Lost White Gold Wedding Band in Honu Lagoon Ko Olina Resort…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began when I got an email Wednesday night from Pat who lives on Oahu. During a family visit from Seattle they decided to enjoy a day at Ko Olina Lagoons. Pat was snorkeling towards his sister when his white gold wedding band came off his finger in about six feet of water. He could see the ring lying in the sand at the bottom but when he dove down to get it the ring disappeared into the soft white sand. Another gentleman joined in to help but all the sand fanning wouldn’t expose the ring to them. Pat went ashore and was frantically trying to find an underwater metal detector to rent when he found TheRingFinders. After which he sent the email. I called Pat and told him I could meet him at the lagoons Friday morning to search for the ring. I decided it would be best for scuba because I can cover more ground in water deeper then my head that way. Pat showed me the general area and I started my search. After about 45 minutes and the search area complete I found only a few coins and two rings but not Pat’s. We consulted on the beach as to what direction to continue and Pat thought maybe since he was going towards his sister I should continue that direction also. It paid off. About ten minutes later I got a booming tone on the Excalibur and with one scoop of my hand there was Pats wedding ring. I popped up and yelled to Pat on the shoreline. “Got it!” Pat was extremely relieved and said his wife would be just as happy as he was at that moment. Best hobby in the world! Aloha to Pat!

Lost Ring Omaha Ne…Found!

from Gretna (Nebraska, United States)
Contact: 1-402-429-2163

I received a text from a gentleman who said he lost his wedding band, a nice 14k white gold band in his driveway while he was snow blowing. He tried to find it with a rented detector but had no luck, he was out of options when he look me up and decided he needed professional help. I said yes I can be there on valentines day to see if i can find it. His story is he put his ring in his pocket for safe keeping but also had a baby monitor in the same pocket well as he pulled out the monitor the ring came with it. He then blew the ring into the yard. I look the yard over and saw were he had went back and forth many times so I thought this might prove difficult and set in to searching. But thanks to my 30 some years of experience I had the ring within 10 minutes. The wind today was blowing a crazy 25 miles per hour and very cold but I felt his pain and was not going to give up. He was very happy to see that I had found it and stated he was very indebted to me for finding it. im just glad to have been a part of a valentine day rescue!!!

LOST WEDDING BAND IN LAKE CHARLES, LA. – FOUND

from Lafayette (Louisiana, United States)
Contact: 1-337-280-3077

Susan called to ask for help in finding her husband’s lost tungsten wedding band.  It was slung off his wet finger a month before when opening their camper door. Carrie and I left the next day for the 70 mile trip. On arriving, we found the grassy search area to be small in the RV lot. We began the search of the lot. Next to the grassy area was a fenced area for a water system. Sid hunted the fenced area facing the RV. After 2 hours of searching and re-searching the yard and rock driveway, we had not found the ring. Susan, Carrie and Sid had gathered up near the rear side of the water system to discuss the next step when Carrie saw a sparkle from the rocks around the water system. In plain view laying on the rocks was the ring. Lost items are not always where you expect them to be. After the happy trio took pictures, we were on our way back home. Thank you, Susan, for your generous reward.

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