Julia was play volleyball in a tournament and lost her gold toe ring in the sand of one of the courts. When I arrived a couple of hours later, that particular court had already been removed but I could kinda make out the outline of where it had been. Her team was still playing but on a different court so I started my grid at the net line and a couple of minutes later, the lost was found. Even though this wasn’t a wedding ring, it had quite of bit of sentimental value to Julia as she had owned it for 25 years and it was the only surviving piece of jewelry she owned after a fire burned her place down a few years ago. After hugs and photos and the inevitable delay of game caused by me, everything was back to normal. Play Ball!
I look forward to helping people find their lost items as a new member of The Ring Finders. It has been a warm summer and I am sure many have lost precious items at beaches, parks, and recreation areas around Santa Barbara. Sometimes people see me on the beach and ask me to search for lost rings or watches. Last July, I was asked to search for a woman’s wedding ring at Ledbetter Beach in Santa Barbara. After a few minutes, I found the ring and the owner was overjoyed!
This call out wasn’t as scientific as I had hoped, but nonetheless the owner was reunited with her $500 Toyota car key. I searched the area with no luck and went to home to scour online for a “found” posting. I found a possible match, contacted the poster and then let the car owner know where to pick it up. She was happy that I was thorough and that it didn’t take long to help her get it back. Another happy client!
I received a call from a gentleman (Phil) who said that his wife lost her wedding ring in a dog park in Kelligrews, NL. She had been there the night before, put her wedding ring into her pocket with the doggy-doo bags and when she reached for a bag, accidentally pulled out the ring and didn’t realize it. I arrived at the park with Phil and within 15 minutes of grid-searching, picked up a ring. The look on his face told me that it was his wife’s. This is such a rewarding service….
a friend of mine was qua ding with his kids and he lost his keys ,and he a janitor so there was 18 keys lost on the trail he drove the quad as i walked in front of him lots of walking tonight over 3 kms of trails lol but we got them all !!!!
hands are dirty got a dinner for 2 at the keg oh yea free food !!!
today i was asked by a lady in parks ville if i would try to find her gold ring with 11 diamonds in it!! as i was just doing a search at the beach she said it was lost last year , she said it might be long gone! but i told her about how heavy gold is compared to other medals,so she brought me to the spot just over buy the bay side inn, i had brought my viper trident over and after about a 3 hour search i got a really good hit ,i started to dig and after digging a 4 foot round wide and about 12 inches deep hole in the sand rocks,i yelled to her and said THERE IT IS !!!! she feel to her knees and stater to cry she told me that her late husband and her were in a fight and she tossed the ring away in the middle of the night that’s why they couldn’t find it it was missing the middle diamond but she was so happy to get it back
it was the most heart felt hug I’ve had in a long time
ps that is why i love to find rings
Monica called and asked if I could help locate her husbands lost wedding band. They were swimming at a local beach and he noticed his ring was gone, they searched with goggles as it is only waste deep water. No luck! I went in the next day and Monica pointed me to the area they thought it might be. Monica thought it was to the left of the lifeguards chair and her husband though it was to the right. I have to be honest with you Monica – Your husband was right on this one. It took me approx. 3 hours as this is a very large beach and the ring was actually 25 yards further to the right than they had anticipated. What a beautiful ring – check out the added pictures – One of the best looking rings I have seen in a long time. Glad I could help out. take Care.
Car keys are important specially when you only have one key! I received a call yesterday from a young man who explained that he thought he lost his car keys with alarm fob the night before while partying with his friends on the beach. He called me from 3rd beach the following day and I asked him to take pictures of the location so when I got there at night I’d have a good chance to find the car key.
I know the beaches get hit hard by the local treasure hunters so I put out an email to a friend to see if he or anyone he knew were hunting 3rd beach the night before. The answer back was no…
I got the details/pictures over the phone from the young man and off I went at 10 pm to search for the lost key. After arriving I realized I was in the party pit! Fire pits and bottle caps and pull tabs every where! Almost every swing you got a signal…
I dumped my pouch of crap twice in the garbage and took one load of caps and pull tabs to show you all…I spent 5 1/2 hours searching the area for his lost car key because I knew it would cost a small fortune to have one cut.
After the first 2 hours I realized I was searching the wrong area…(Always good to have the person there to show you the area) Luckily one of the pictures he sent me had a unique log that look like it had deer antlers, I was able to find that log and I knew I was in the hot zone.
I always show you videos of my recoveries and blog my story of success…But it doesn’t always have a happy ending! I didn’t find his car key but not for a lack of trying. More then likely the key & fob were sitting on the top of the sand and in the morning someone eyeballed it…Or it was lost some where else…
I always say…I can only find what’s there to be found…If its there…I will Find it!
I found enough to cover my gas…
10- $2.00 coins
3- $1.00 coins
12-25 cent coins
15-10 cent coins
7- 5 cent coins
20- 1 cent coins
1-Pair of ladies sun glasses
Bottle caps & Pull Tabs…To many to count! But they are now where they belong…In the Garbage!
I received an email from Paul who explained to me that he had lost a gold chain and pendant at the beach while swimming with his daughters. He further explained that it was a gift to him from his father 20 years ago and it meant alot to him. He stated that his father was a jeweler and that his brother is also and that they were aware of the scrap gold value of the item since it weighed between 2-3 ounces of 18k gold and that he wanted to hire me to find it and offered me the scrap gold value and possibly get the chain back instead of someone else just finding it and selling it for scrap because it meant more to him. I accepted his offer and got the information as to the area,time and tide to the time of the loss the previous day. realizing that only one tide had passed since the loss I arrived on the beach in front of the lifeguard stand at the next lowtide and began my seach asap. This being an area by the boardwalk that is heavily hunted by other detectorists I could only pray it was still there. Using my Whites Beach hunter id 300 I began finding coins and other junk items in the wet sand when I got the midtone signal I was looking for and took a scoop of sand and dumped it to reveal a large heavy(62.7 grams of 18k) gold chain laying in the sand Wow! Inspecting the pendant I realized that it was infact the chain and mountain pendant lost by Paul the day before while swimming. I called Paul with the great news and we met later in the week for the return. He was extremely happy to see the necklace when I gave it back to him.
I received a call from Matt explaining that his daughter had dropped one of her mothers earrings while walking off the beach at the beach entrance way. She had a general idea where she had dropped it and I met them the next day after I finished a search just blocks away at a marina. They had the other earring so I decided to use my Whites v3i detector with a a small (4×6) coil since it would provide the best chances of findinding the fingernail size earring which on the V3i came up as a +3 on the screen. We grided an area I began searching,listening very carefully for the small item. After about 25 minutes and some small foil pieces later I found the earring just below the surface of the sand. The little girl was so relieved to be able to give her mom back her earring she felt so bad about losing. Another successful search and return. That made 2 for 2 that day! Everyone was smiling again and enjoying their vacation!