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Laguna Beach, CA. Lost Thin Necklace in Dry Sand at Table Rock Cove .. Found with Metal Detector

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mobile Metal Detecting Service .. Call Stan the Metal Detector Man .. 949-500-2136

*** I received a call from Taylor, who had lost a thin silver necklace in the dry sand at a small cove in Laguna Beach, CA. The first thing I noticed was my caller ID indicated that I had recovered a Cartier ring for her last year.

It was like talking to an old friend. She said, she was at Table Rock Beach Cove in South Laguna.  She had placed her thin silver necklace on the towel while she wet for a swim. Her friend picked up the towel not knowing the chain was there. They could not find the necklace even though it was in a 10’x10’ area.

I met them at Table Rock Beach after driving 10 miles. It was a bit of a walk down a couple hundred steps down to the sand. Because the chain was very thin and it had a very small pendant. I brought two detectors and a special sand rake that I use for small items that can’t be detected. No way was I willing to hike back up the 200 plus steps to get other equipment.

Taylor and her friend showed me the spot they were guarding. I set up my Equinox 800. A few swings later I got a faint signal but the iD reading was stable at a #3. It just slipped through my sand scoop so, I reached into the sand with my hands. The tiny thin necklace was in my hand and it was barely visible.  Successful search with Taylor and her friend happy they took the time to call for help.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”… Finding your valuables is important to me .. Call now !  Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136

Man’s Gold Wedding Band Lost, Found and Returned Sunset Beach, NC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

On Wednesday, Sept 22nd, I got the following text message, in part, from Ben saying, “Hi Jim. I found your site after I lost my gold ring. I lost the ring about an hour and a half ago in a wading pool near the ocean. Would you be able to come see if you can find it asap before the tide change? Thank you.” Knowing the tide table, he lost it right at low tide. I knew by the time I would have gotten there, his ring would be underwater, with an incoming tide and out of reach of me trying to find it. I called him and got some additional details. Luckily, other than losing his ring, he did everything right as far as knowing exactly where he lost it. Unfortunately, he had to leave town for a work meeting, but we agreed I’d meet his wife, Katie, on the beach today at 3 p.m. and she could show me the exact spot. The last thing I asked him to do was pace off the distance from a stationary object at the top of the beach to where he lost his ring and text me the steps. A short time later, he sent me the paces and the starting point.

Today, I text Katie saying that I was going to be there a little early. I also told her that with all the information Ben had given me that there was no need for her to meet me. Ben had mentioned that he and Katie had an 11 month old, so I didn’t want her to have to worry about the baby just to point something out to me. I paced off the distance Ben had given me and started a west to east perpendicular grid search from the beach to the surf. I met a couple of ladies that had been there to help Ben and Katie search for his ring the day before and thought that they were east of where I was searching. Within about 10 minutes, Katie, her baby, and her mother showed up. Katie also thought they were a little more east than I was searching. So I moved east and changed my west to east search to a east to west search. After about 45 minutes, I got the tone and numbers I was looking for on my Equinox 800 for a man’s gold wedding band. As soon as I got the signal I looked over at Katie, who was standing about 20 yards away with her mother and baby and gave her the “I got it” look. I think she froze where she stood and didn’t take her eyes off me. After 2 scoops, Ben’s ring was lying on top of the sand. I picked it up, washed off the sand and turned around to face Katie, holding the ring up for her to see. She was overwhelmed and her excitement alerted the entire beach that something was going on. She ran over to me, wiping the tears that were rolling down her cheeks. Being just a small part of that kind of excitement is exactly why I do this, there’s nothing better. I took the attached picture and sent it to Ben, with no text. He immediately responds saying, “Hey Jim, I am on a plane and get texts but no pics. Did you find it??” Katie and I agreed that I’d just send him “Wait till u land!” It was kind of mean, but he seeing his wife holding his ring would make it all worth it. It wasn’t long before he sent “Yesssss!”

Ben and Katie – Thank you so much for trusting me and The Ring Finders to help find and return your precious treasure. Your ring now has one more chapter to add to its story. Best of luck to you two!

Jim

        

Lost Platinum Wedding Band at Aulani Resort Ko Olina…FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began Thursday when I got an email from Makenna at Ko Olina Operations. Her email asked if I could reach out to a Aulani guest named Joseph from San Dimas, California who just lost his Platinum Wedding Band in five feet of water while floating. I called the number she left me and Joseph gave me more details to the search area and he was sure it was in five feet of water near to the paddle board buoys. Five feet depth is difficult to detect walking so I told Joseph I would hunt Friday morning at low tide in scuba gear with my Excalibur. The lagoon was calm when I started the scuba grid search and after about an hour and a fully expanded grid I didn’t find the ring. When I surfaced and was standing in chest deep water a young lady in the water asked if I was looking for “The Ring”? I said “Yes” but I’ve searched the entire area with no luck. Then she says the guy Joe that lost the ring yesterday was only in waist deep water. She was sure of it as they were helping them look for the ring. Okay, I’ll go get my Nox and hunt the shallow waters. Sure enough on the second leg of my grid search in waist deep water I got a booming “13” on the Nox and in one scoop there was Joe’s Platinum Band in my scoop. The young lady was gone so I wasn’t able to thank her but I immediately called Joe to tell him the good news. Joe had already changed hotels to Waikiki so as you can see he just swung by my house this afternoon with his lovely wife and I returned his ring. Aloha to Joe!

Lost Men’s Wedding Band…Found near Mud Pit at Willowbrook Baptist Church Huntsville, AL

  • from Huntsville (Alabama, United States)

Christina McCree – Ring Finder for North Alabama and surrounding areas…call or text ASAP, anytime 24/7…610-504-6135

I received a text message on Wednesday morning (September 15, 2021) from Justin stating that he had lost his wedding band and wanted to know more about the metal detecting service we provide.  I asked if Justin could please give me a call to discuss.  I talked on the phone with Justin and his wife, Mandy, telling them how the process works.  Justin is a youth Minister at the Willowbrook Baptist Church here in Huntsville, Alabama.  The church holds a youth event a few times a year called the “Legends of the Pit.”  There’s a grassy water retention area outside the back of the church.  They hose that spot with a lot of water, then they have some muddy and messy games in the pit.  It’s a really nice way for them to let loose, have some fun, and share the gospel with the community.  Willowbrook and a few other churches have been holding this event for about 20 years now.  I told Justin and Mandy that I’d be more than happy to help look for Justin’s ring.

I left for Willowbrook right after I got off from work that same day.  I met with Justin, and he showed me exactly where he was standing in the pit area.  There was one main spot where he was tossing props into the pit throughout one of the Legends of the Pit events this past Sunday.  Justin was wet and muddy, so we thought that was the most likely spot his wedding band would be at.  Justin also told me that his ring fits him a little loose and it’s fallen off before, but he’s always been able to find it.  He normally takes the ring off for this event, but the day was hectic, and he forgot this time.

I started a north/south grid search by where Justin was standing at during the event.  I worked my way over to the main pit area and then to the side where Mandy was sitting at watching the event.  Justin told me that his ring is white gold, so I was only checking signals in the men’s gold range.  I ended up finding 2 other rings, both marked 925 (sterling silver).  I also found a sharp ended tent stake, which I was happy to remove from the pit to prevent any potential injuries.

I cleared the spot Justin was standing at and the main mud pit area.  After about an hour into my search, I was working my grid by where Justin went to see Mandy at in the corner.  I received a nice and shallow 10 on my Minelab Equinox 800.  I bent down to check it with my Garrett Pro-Pointer AT.  I could just barely see it with my eyes, but I could make out the shiny rim of a ring covered up by the grass (photo included below).  It was a men’s 14K white gold wedding ring and based on the size and inscription on the inside (ECC 4:12), I knew this had to be Justin’s wedding band!  I took some close-up photos of the ring and gave Justin a call.  He didn’t answer, but a church member saw me coming up to the door and greeted me.  She told me that Justin was inside with his youth group.  Mostly everyone knew that Justin had lost his ring, so she asked if I had found it.  I said yes and showed her.  She was so excited!  I told her that I was going to surprise Justin by doing a fake out with one of the 925 rings I had found during the search.  This 925 marked ring was a simple silver band and was a very small size, so it definitely couldn’t be his ring.

The lady took me inside the church.  Justin came out of the auditorium and met me in the hallway.  I told him a found a ring and he got excited.  I opened my hand with the 925 ring sitting there and asked if this was his wedding band.  Justin still had a smile on his face, but he said no, unfortunately, it wasn’t his ring.  I then pulled out his real wedding band and said, “hey, I also found this ring.”  Wow!!!  Such joy, happiness, and relief on his face and in his voice.  He gave me a big thank you and hug.  It was a great surprise reveal!  His wife, Mandy had just walked out of the auditorium and Justin told her the good news.  Mandy came over and gave me a big hug and thank you as well.  I then learned that when Justin went to see Mandy during the Legends of the Pit event, he had reached in his pocket and pulled something out.  Having a loose-fitting ring and wet hands definitely would’ve caused the wedding band to easily slip off.

Justin then took me in the auditorium and on stage in front of his youth group.  He introduced me as Christina McCree, a member of The Ring Finders.  Justin then held up his wedding band (symbolizing his marriage of 19 years and counting) and said that Christina found it!  Loud applause and cheering erupted from the youth group.  I said thank you all so much, but I give all glory to God.  The cheering got louder.  It was really such an amazing experience, and all in the house of the Lord.  I’m truly blessed!  Huge thank you to Willowbrook Baptist Church for allowing me to come out and conduct a search.

I really enjoyed meeting Justin, Mandy, and the Willowbrook Baptist Church family.  I’m so happy that I could help and thank God for another successful recovery!  Proud to be a member of The Ring Finders!

The first photo below is a picture I took of the mud pit area after my search.  I circled the area where Justin was standing at and put an X where I found his ring.

 If you or someone you know has lost a ring, jewelry, or other metal item, please contact a member of The Ring Finders.

“I lost my wedding ring!” Gold and diamond ring found and returned to happy couple in Erie Colorado

  • from Longmont (Colorado, United States)

Is there anything worse than having car trouble on the side of the road? Unfortunately, Daniel and Lidia found out that yes, there can be something worse.  About five days ago Daniel had some car trouble on the side of a lonely road in Erie, Colorado and brought his wife out to assist him in getting his vehicle back on the road.  While Daniel was working under the hood, Lidia was standing on the soft shoulder between the road and a local farm field and as the time lingered on, she felt in horror as her beloved wedding ring slipped off of her finger and fell to the ground.  She and Daniel looked and looked and even dug into the ground as they felt it had slipped into a crack of the dry, parched earth but without any success in retrieving it.  They stuck a screwdriver into the ground where they felt it had fallen to mark the location and made a couple more trips out there to try and find it with no luck…

Lidia searched the internet and found her way to TheRingFinders website and after a quick search in Colorado was able to locate me as a Ring Finder in her area.  She contacted me via text and we made plans to meet out at the site where the ring was lost.  I was very optimistic that we would find the wedding ring because they had done such a good job noting the area and pinpointing the exact spot the ring was dropped.  Daniel and Lidia met me at a parking lot across the road and we talked about the story again of how they lost the wedding ring.  I could tell that they were very anxious to see if we could find this symbol of their love and marriage.  We drove over to the site and parked on the side of the road ahead of the place where they thought they had lost it.  I jumped out with my Teknetics T2 metal detector and Garrett Carrot pinpointer and started to grid off the area.  I noticed there was tons of trash in the area and being right next to the road, it was expected.  I decided to pick out the strong shallow targets first then if I hadn’t found it, I would transition to deeper targets.  Daniel and Lidia thought that it had possibly fell into a crack in the dirt and fell deeper as they tried to dig for it.  I was there for about 15 minutes and there were no strong signals in the ‘dig’ area where they had searched themselves but there was one scratchy signal that showed to be about 3-4 inches down.  I decided to dig that target.  With Daniel looking over my shoulder and after removing about 3 inches of dirt, he yelled, “there it is” and pointed to the shiny color streaming out of the brown dirt.

I had found the wedding ring!  I removed it from the dirt and showed it to Lidia who was waiting in their truck.  The smiles were wide on all our faces as she approached us exclaiming she couldn’t believe we had found it.  It is always an amazing feeling when you can return a lost item to its owner after they had given up hope that they would ever see it again.  It was my honor to help them out and I hope to be able to put smiles on many more faces to come.

Ring Recovered 9-15-2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you or someone you know has lost a ring, jewelry, or other metal item, please contact a member of The Ring Finders

How to Find a Small White Gold Earring Lost in Sand .. at Laguna Beach, CA… Using a Metal Detector

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

I FIND JEWELRY”  call Stan the Metal Detector Man if you need  help ..  949-500-2136

**** Kelly call me to inquire if I could help her find a small white gold earring in the sand at a small cove in Laguna Beach, CA. She was sure that it had to be near where she and her girl friends had spent the day. 

She couldn’t meet me at the location until after her last class at school which would be the next day at 6pm. We discussed the location a little bit more and she sent me a photo . After recognizing the lifeguard tower in the back ground, I felt I would not need her to come to beach. 

The next morning I was at the West St. Beach in South Laguna. Kelly had told me that the earring was a small hoop type white gold item. So I took two metal detectors down the long set of steps . Immediately I spotted the landmarks. Also, I could see finger drag marks in the sand. 

Thought this would be a easy find. My first double grid over the zone with my multi frequency detector did not reveal the earring. I took a few minutes to set up my other detector which I could use at a higher frequency setting. “BOOM” .. a couple swings got me a decent signal. The white gold earring was found. It was open and possibly on edge ? Can’t really say why I missed it with my other detector, because it is also know for finding small nonferrous metals.

The most important fact is this very sentimental piece of jewelry was found and returned to Kelly later in the evening. A very happy grateful young lady.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ Call Now, I can answer any questions about finding your lost valuable .. Stan .. 949-500-2136

Missing…Men’s White and Yellow Gold Wedding Band…Found in Lake Tuscaloosa, Alabama!

  • from Huntsville (Alabama, United States)

Christina McCree – Ring Finder for North Alabama and surrounding areas…call or text ASAP, anytime 24/7…610-504-6135

I received a phone call from Devin on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 stating that he lost his white and yellow gold wedding band the day prior.  He had taken the ring off and put it in the pocket of his swim trunks while applying sunscreen.  Devin forgot about it and went swimming in Lake Tuscaloosa with his kids.  He didn’t remember that the ring was in his pocket until after he was back in the lake house.  Unfortunately, the wedding band was no longer in the pocket.  Devin searched in the house and his path from the lake, but no ring.  My next day off from work was on Saturday, so we arranged for a search that day.  Lake Tuscaloosa is about a 2.5 hour drive one-way from me, but I definitely don’t mind traveling to help someone find their lost item.

On a very warm and beautiful September Saturday morning, my husband (Lindell), our nephew (Sean), and I headed on our way to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the ring search.  We arrived just before noon and met up with Devin and his wife, Sarah.  I had Devin and Sarah show us exactly where Devin was in the lake and how far out he went.  Devin thought that the area he was in ranged from about 3-6 feet deep and was a fairly large area.  The water actually stayed shallow for a long way out.  Devin said that there was a sandbar feature where he went upside down under the water playing around trying to scare his kids.  We thought that this was the most likely spot that the wedding band fell out of his pocket.  I began my grid search there.

I had my Blu3 Nemo dive system and Minelab Equinox 800 metal detector with the 15 inch coil.  I made it out to the sandbar feature and began grid searching, slowly working my way in towards the shoreline.  It was only about 3-4 feet deep there.  Thankfully, there weren’t a lot of signals out there.  On about my fourth gridline, I received a shallow and loud 14 on the Nox.  I knew that this was more than likely Devin’s ring.  Diving down with the Nemo, I fanned away some sand and caught a glimpse of a ring.  There it was—Devin’s missing white and yellow gold wedding band!!!  What an amazing sight!

I surfaced and immediately yelled out the good news.  As I was making my way back to the shoreline, everyone began coming down from the lake house for the big reveal.  I presented Devin’s missing wedding band to Devin and Sarah.  Such joy, happiness, and relief!  It’s really such a blessing being able to help others.

A couple of important notes.  Devin and his family are actually from Louisiana.  They were staying at this lake house for safety while Hurricane Ida was making landfall near their home in Louisiana.  Devin and Sarah will be celebrating their 8-year wedding anniversary next month.  Their wedding rings were custom made with yellow gold from Sarah’s parent’s rings.  Their rings have an intertwined design on the outside of the band to symbolize how Devin and Sarah met.  Sentimental and irreplaceable!  I’m so happy that this wedding band will be going back with Devin and Sarah to Louisiana instead of being lost forever.  Its story now gets to continue on…

I give all glory to God and thank Him for another successful ring recovery.  I pray that I can continue helping others for many years to come.  Proud to be a member of The Ring Finders!

If you or someone you know has lost a ring, jewelry, or other metal item, please contact a member of The Ring Finders.

How to Find a Lost Earring in a Lawn with a Metal Detector .. Brentwood, CA.

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Metal Detecting Service .. Call Stan the Metal Detector Man .. 949-500-2136

*** Gene and his wife went to his daughter’s outdoor birthday party. In Brentwood which is a city in Los Angeles, CA. The party was a few blocks away from his house. After returning home that same evening his wife realized he very favorite and most sentimental diamond/ gold earring was missing. 

He thought that he might try renting a metal detector to find it on his own. Doing his research Gene came across TheRingFinders directory. He called me with a few questions about the service works. He told me that the earring had to be at his home, in the car or at the home where they spent most the evening on the lawn near the pool.

I briefed him on the experience I have recovering lost metallic items. From what he told me, there were several places I could use my metal detector and I have a couple other tools that enable me to search inside cars. I definitely could help eliminate areas that may hide a small  earring. 

We met that afternoon at his place. He asked if I would like to search the car first. I felt we should start where she had spent the most time. That would be the lawn area a quarter mile down the road. He had brought the matching earring so I could use it to set up my metal detector..The grass could be a great hiding place for a small gold diamond earring. The yard wasn’t very large so I began my search at the far end. 

Gene got a little nervous when he could hear my detector sound give a signal. I had to explain that this is why people get frustrated when they have never used a metal detector. He was sitting close to me when I got a surface pull tab signal. I called it and was able to show him how the ID numbers and the tone of the signal work. Shortly after that I got two different signals. I told him one was probably another pull tab but the other could be a small gold item. “ Boom” I checked the second signal and could see the diamonds and gold deep in the grass.

Normally I don’t call signals before I check them, because I’m usually wrong. Gene went ballistic bursting out with the words I hear often, “I DON’T BELIEVE IT”. He had to tell me that he never thought the earring could be found. That is something I also hear often. I believe you can’t find it if you don’t try!! I’ve seen miracles!!

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ Call Now, I can answer any questions about finding your lost valuable .. Stan .. 949-500-2136

Lost wedding ring in LBI NJ found by Matt St.Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
Recovery #15 for 2021
I was contacted by Liz on behalf of her husband Pete. While he was at the beach he took his wedding ring off and placed it on his towel. When it came time to leave he forgot it was on the towel but then remembered the very moment he lifted the towel and shook the sand off it. I met up with him and he showed me where. Within 5 seconds of turning on the machine I found it! He was very happy to have it back! Another happy ending!

Rose Gold 14k Gold Band lost & Found in Eastham mass

Rick, Jim, & Myself we’re out searching for recent drops today in our local ponds. Rick’s wife Jayne called my phone and left an Urgent message for us to return a call that she had just received, saying that we were recommended, by a local Metal-Detecting shop on Cape Cod, to help find a Wedding Band that was lost about an hour earlier on a beach. I called back immediately and Jessica picked up the phone, she proceeded saying that they were all down on the beach earlier, and that a friend of hers named Louis, had dropped his wedding band in the dry sand, they were wondering if we could help find it. I said yes but no guarantees. They were not to familiar with the area, and wasn’t sure what parking lot they were in.  I told them to meet us there in an hour.  We all jumped in the truck and headed down 25 miles away an got there earlier than expected, we met Lewis and Anton after about a 15 wait. Glad we waited for them to show up, as we were walking down the path and got onto the beach, Louis had mentioned that he put a stick down into the sand, where he thought he had dropped it. I asked him to please stand exactly where he thought it fell and not to move, I then proceeded to turn on my machine and took less than five seconds to receive my first signal, that just happened to be his beautiful 14 karat Rose Gold Wedding Band.  We were all very happy to see it back on his finger that quickly.  That’s where it belongs. Louis actually said incredible, just incredible we were all looking for over an hour on our hands snd knees to no avail.   We were glad that Jessica called the Ring Finders.

14k Rose Gold Band