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White Gold Engagement Diamond Solitaire and Diamond Wedding Band Set Lost at Redondo Beach, CA…Found and Happily Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

I received a call yesterday morning from Sara, about some rings that she had lost in the water the day before. She and her family had been at the beach for the day while vacationing from Minnesota. She told me that she lost the rings in the afternoon and when I looked at the tide charts, I could see the tide was still low, but on its way up. I said I could meet her there in 30 minutes, and we arranged to meet.

When I got to the beach, Sara showed me where she believed she lost the rings, and I began my search. I searched for about 30 minutes, when Sara came over and said her husband Tony (who was up on the hill overlooking the beach with their son) told her we needed to move about 50 feet to the South. I continued my search, but the tide was getting too high, and the waves were making it more difficult to search any deeper. I knew the tide was going to be a minus tide this morning at about 6:30 AM, so I told Sara, I would come back for a search at 5:00 AM. She asked if there was any chance of a recovery, and I told her I always have hope.

Well I got up at 4:00 AM and was on the beach at 5:00 AM. There was definitely a lot more sand to search, and I knew that if it was there I had a good chance of getting it. I could not search where Sara’s husband had mentioned because at 5:00 AM in the dark there was a woman playing in the waves right in the exact area, so I chose to begin where Sara had originally shown me. I started, and began to work my way towards the spot of the loss, and when I drew near the woman left, which made it easier to search the area. Once I began in the area, I made a few passes, when I got a loud bang of a sound in my headphones. I dug, dumped the sand, kicked it around, I ran my coil over the sand, heard the bang in the headphones again, kicked that sand again, and then saw the rings, still together. The great help was that they were able to meet me at the beach the day before and show me exactly where the loss occurred. I got excited, put the rings in my pouch, and made my way home. I waited until a couple of hours later to send Sara the message, so she could sleep in and get some rest. I sent a picture of the rings, and she sent a text back of her unbelief and happiness. We met back at the beach about an hour later, and I was able to give Sara, Tony’s token of his love and commitment to their union, given to her 12 years before. They were leaving for home tomorrow, and she had been worried the rings might be lost forever. What a great day!

 

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.

Gold Diamond Wedding Ring Lost in Surf .. Paradise Cove, Malibu, CA. .. Found

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

Mary’s husband called me the morning after she lost a white gold diamond ring in the surf at Paradise Cove near Malibu, CA. Mary was in waist deep water at a mid high tide when she was unexpectedly hit by a large wave. She felt her ring come off her finger right at that moment.
Her husband want to know if there was a chance to find it. I told him, we first needed to return to the general location. Then we had to see the sand conditions. ( The So. Cal. beaches vary from day to day ) Also our chances are better if somebody can be available to tell exactly what happened and where the loss occurred.
We agreed that Mary would meet me at Paradise Cove at 11:30am. The tide was rising which wasn’t a good thing. If necessary, I might have to return the next day at the lowest tide. First things first, meet the person that lost it, get the general location and give it a try with my CTX 3030 metal detector.
Everything went like clock work as we met on the beach. Mary told me that she had worn this ring for 10 years and it meant the world to her. She paced back and forth helpless on the upper sand watching me each time I dug a pull tab, etc. In my mind I was planning a return trip for the next day. Then the 12-07 reading on my CTX ID screen and a definite tone to match. I knew the ring would be in this scoop. Yes! Mary’s white gold diamond wedding ring. It was halfway up in the wet sand and must have been thrown forward as the wave hit her from her backside.
Where, how and when didn’t matter now. What was important, is the fact that all our efforts worked to get Mary’s rearing back where it belongs and the story of her ring goes on. I don’t get tired of doing this when I see how grateful Mary was. A sight to remember.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have lost your ring or other sentimental keepsake, please contact me ASAP. You will not be bothering me. I will answer the phone 24/7. Our chances of finding your valuable metal keepsake are greatly increased by getting together as soon as possible. I use the state of the art metal detectors which also make for successful searches. My search areas are, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove, Corona Delmar, Balboa Beach, Huntington Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach, Oceanside, San Clemente, Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, Aliso Beach, Seal Beach, Long Beach, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, Paradise Cove, Westwood, LosAngeles, Hollywood including all of Orange and LA counties.

 

 

Lost Wedding Band Found at 26th ave. Santa Cruz

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)

I was going off what I deemed to be solid, reliable information to locate the precise area of the loss on a large beach and … 3+ hours into the search I was questioning that wisdom. This particular beach is subject to heavy sand movement on south swells and since we had just had a solid south swell recently the sand was newly deposited and free of almost any trash. This made for relatively quick hunting but after scouring approx. 8,000 sq.ft. it was time to make the hard call and drive home. Although I had thoroughly searched what I believed to be the right area and then some, that intuitive, nagging doubt still lingered … what if? maybe? Possible wishful thinking aside I was hoping for another crack at it. After communicating the details that evening we agreed to meet in person the next morning to confirm I had been in the right spot or whether I should take another shot elsewhere. I was going early at sunrise to extend my search and meet the owner there later in the a.m. I decided to bring my friend and able digger G along for good luck and entertainment. I extended my search area only to the South, figuring the highest probability of the ring’s location would be in that direction if it was there at all. After almost absolutely no signals for 45 minutes I finally picked up a solid signal and 1-2″ down was the lost ring. Pretty excited about the turn of events I called over to G to show her the find but, being inedible, she was unimpressed. Personally I was a little impressed we had located it, the ring was easily 60′ from my calculated starting point .. that’s light years in detecting. More evidence to support always meeting in person at the loss site, it’s the best investment for a successful search that can be made.

Highlight of this recovery. The owner and her husbands 6th anniversary is this weekend !! 

 

Rose Gold Promise Ring Found and Returned in Myrtle Beach, Sc.

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received a phone call Wednesday night from a quietly distressed young lady named Hayley.  She told me about losing her rose gold promise ring in the water earlier that day.  This ring was presented to her by a young suitor named Luke.  It was around 8:00 in the evening and there were several thunderstorms in our area, so I told Hayley we would see her in the morning for her search.

I met Hayley and her best friend’s brother, Israel, at one of our local beachfront campgrounds. After following them to their site I got my gear ready for a golf cart ride to the beach. As I was getting ready I was asking about the loss. As it turns out, while swimming in the ocean the day before, Israel had asked to see the beautiful diamond rich testimony to young love. When he went to hand it back to Hayley in the chest deep calm water he dropped it.  Hearing the story I could feel both of their anxieties rising at the thought of it.  I explained that they lost the ring in a mid to high tide time frame, and that today’s low tide was going to be a negative tide. I told them we should find the ring around calf deep at low tide. Israel sure liked the sound of my confidence in the search as he was reliving the picture of the ring slipping from his fingers.  I had both of them rub their left earlobes for luck as we headed to the beach.

The water was very calm as I went waist deep sporting my recently returned CTX 3030. I was happy to have my trusted friend with me on this water search.  I worked a grid back to ankle deep water. It was a little frustrating  trying to deal with the beach goers who kept wading into the water and then stopping in front of me. I was also being stalked by two very curious little boys who just had to know what I was up to. Once I got into the shallow water it was easier to move. I got that familiar “gold tone” on the Minelab.  I sure love that sound. 12:28 at 6” was confirming what I was hearing.  One scoop later I was staring at an absolutely beautiful ring. I looked up the beach to see Israel watching me.  I took off the earphones and rubbed my left earlobe. This got him moving my direction from his beach chair.  Hayley had left the beach momentarily to get something back at the house.  When she returned to the beach I told her that I was going to suspend the search. Hayley seemed hurt by this fact until Israel pulled the ring from his shirt pocket.  Israel was very happy to give Hayley back the ring he dropped the day before. As it always happens, Hayley did “The Ring Dance”. A big smile turned into a quivering chin as she put the ring back on her finger. You know, “The Ring Dance”.  I thought that was going to take longer than the 45 minutes it took.  Darn! Now I have to go back to work.

Israel and Hayley, thanks for trusting me with this search. Thank you also for the reward.  Good luck to Hayley and Luke with the future. And lastly thanks to “Big Jim Wren” for sending this search my direction.

Lost Ring Seaside State Park, Waterford, CT… Found!

from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)

A sterling spoon ring was lost while a young lady was throwing a ball in the water with family. The ring slipped off just as the ball hit her hand. This was an irreplaceable ring, handed down from her significant other’s grandmother!

Luckily, I’m good friends with the young lady and live nearby the beach where the ring was lost. That same evening, we were able to meet at the beach where the ring last lost. Unfortunately, the tide was much higher in the evening than it was earlier in the day. When waist deep water turns into neck deep water it makes for a difficult search! After a couple of hours of finding pull tabs and bottle caps, I retrieved my scoop from the neck deep water and saw a shiny spoon handle mixed in with the shells and rocks. It was the heirloom spoon ring! Another lost ring found in the ocean and reunited with its owner!

 

Sterling Spoon Ring

Smile!

Ring Search

Group Photo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost a piece of jewelry shaking the sand out of your towel? Lost a ring in the shallow beach water? Jewelry is commonly lost during our favorite summer time activities. Don’t waste your time with a metal detector rental, have a member of The Ring Finders find you lost ring or jewelry. I serve Connecticut and surrounding states. If you lost a piece of jewelry, contact me now through www.TheRingFinders.com or www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com.

 

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

http://www.thewesterlysun.com/home/9309240-154/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help.html#gallery-1

Lost Ring in Ocean, Carlsbad

from Carlsbad (California, United States)

Got a lost ring call in the middle of saying goodby to a dear friend. Can u come right now? No but I will be down in 1 1/2 hrs. One hr later, can u come now ?  So we were almost done so I said I would be there in 20 min.

I get to an over crowded beach and find parking, grab the PI and water scoop and head over.  I am met half way  by a very sad man. Its in the water, do you think there’s a chance of finding it ? Hell yes knee deep, no problem…

As I start my search there are a ton of people coming over to watch. He shows me where he was, or thinks he was.  After about 10 min Im looking at tide line and I start working into the ankle deep area and low and behold, bang..  I scoop it and walk outa the water, turn to him and ask, Whats it look like… he he. ( YEP ) here you go.

Cheers from the crowd make it really cool, as we walk thru to our cars  I hear, Great Job “RingFinder ”

I LOVE THIS FEELING.

 

Scott Juusola back in Minnesota for ring find

from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)

An old ring finder buddy of mine stopped back in town after moving to Texas for work. Scott & I headed out to Lake Minnetonka for a search of a family heirloom gold ring that was lost while swimming. Glad to have Scott along as he pulled the ring after a couple hour search. Suzy was so happy to have her ring back where it belongs. Congrats Suzy and a big Thanks to Scott for the help!

Darrin

 

 

Lost Wedding Ring Found 1 Year later Minnesota

from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)

Zack was working on his boat lift canopy, when his wedding ring popped off his finger (Zack recently lost weight) and into the lake. He could actually see the ring in the water. As he tried to retrieve it, the muck stirred up and the ring was gone. Zack figured it was gone forever. Approx. 1 year later, Zack’s wife Colleen was reading the paper and saw an article on the ring finders. She gave me a call and we set up a day for the scuba search. The lake had no visibility and the muck and weeds were thick. I searched the area for 15 minutes or so, pulling out cans and trash. It was a tough search because the boat lift and dock are made of metal and this was interfering with my detector. I was just about to give up when I got one more hit and to my relief, it was a Gold Band :).

So glad I could help you out Zack & Colleen, it was nice chatting with you and thanks for the homemade cookies. Very tasty after a tough dive!

Darrin

Wedding ring lost at wedding.

from North Berwick (Maine, United States)

Julie called Sunday saying she lost her diamond wedding ring in the field where the ceremony was taking place. They had pretty much given up on ever seeing it again,  members of the wedding party searched for hours, using  rented metal detectors.  I met Julie’s mom at the site on Monday, we went over the layout and handing the mother my pin pointer and using a Fisher Z 20 found the ring in about 30 minutes. I love it when things end well.

Giant Gold Class Ring Found & Returned from Water at King Kamehameha Beach, Hawaii.

from Big Island (Hawaii, United States)

MY EARS ARE STILL RINGING!

I got a call about a lost class ring from a visiting teacher to Kona.

James – from Texas – had wanted to rent a detector from us, a service which we do provide.

As an instructor, his biggest challenge was that his classroom was a floating one – teaching on the big ship currently out in Kailua Bay – and he was stuck on the boat giving lectures then watch-shift. He could see the beach but not physically get to it!
Could we look for it on his behalf? Of course! That’s what we’re good at!


James described how he’d lost his ring – he been rough-housing with some of the students and was tackled in the water while at King Kamehameha Beach – he’d seen the ring fly off and sink to the bottom. Stamping his foot on it to mark the spot, he was confident that he’d could reach down through the water to pick it out of the sand, but then he was instantly tackled again – all hope of finding it was gone.


I went out with my detector and got in the water after a large number of paddlers finished beaching their large canoes. I watched as the sand churned under their feet and hoped the ring wasn’t getting deeper and deeper in the sand…!


I hadn’t gotten a good description of James’ ring, so wasn’t sure what type of tone I’d get as my Minelab Excalibur detector gives a variety of sounds based on the metal content (i.e. gold, platinum, tungsten, etc…) of a ring.


I picked up a few coins, some trash and then – bang! – my headphones gave off the sound of a massive gold object! I almost jumped as the sound was so loud it scared me! 


I scooped up the sand with my long-handled scoop – nothing – but there was definitely something down there! Another scoop and a bright yellow golden object flashed in the basket as the sand drained away! 


There it was in all its glory – a beautiful and massive golden class ring that was no longer lost! With the Texas A&M coat of arms on top, it must have weighed a quarter of an ounce!

 


We had to wait a day for James to come to shore – but he was thrilled to have his class ring returned. We laughed together about sheer size of this ring – and the fact that my ears were still ringing from when I found it! 


I’ll be sure to turn down the volume next time I look for another ring from Texas!