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Lost Heirloom Gold Cross Recovered on Tunitas Creek Beach, Half Moon Bay, California 94019

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-415-895-0334

It was William and best friend Irv’s, 4th trip back to Tunitas Creek Beach to look for his cross. It had belonged to his Lebanese uncle and been in the family for generations. Lost while playing football on the previous Saturday, the family treasure remained elusive after three searches, first in the dead of night with a $100 metal detector, and then two trips with a rented Whites. lack of experience detecting, and unfamiliarity with detectors themselves, left them frustrated and tired; so they decided to bring in a pro.

It’s a 20 minute hike to the beach through some rough brush and missing trail. There were people living there. It was a little spooky even in the daytime.  I was surprised  the boys had hiked it at night with only their cellphone lights.

But its worth the hike because Tunitas Creek has a really big beautiful white sandy beach, with big cliffs and verdant greenery around a small bay. They led me to an area out in the middle of that big white beach, where they thought they had been playing.

I stuck a stick in the ground as a point of reference and began a systematic grid search, dragging my feet in the sand in a 6′ wide lawnmower pattern. After 15 minutes, I was getting no signals , not even trash signals, as this remote beach, I happily discovered, is very clean.

So moments later, when my trusty Garrett AT-Pro went off with a solid gold hit, William got his cross back.

William and his faithful friend Irv, with his priceless family heirloom, on beautiful Tunitas Creek Beach, Half Moon Bay, CA.

Willam and Irv learned that sometimes it’s just smarter to call a pro, the sooner, the better!

SF Bay Area RingFinders Contact:  Marshall Smith – Text or call: 415-895-0334

Metal Detectorist serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area from sunny San Mateo, CA

 

 

 

Lost Diamond & Platinum Engagement Ring Recovered in Half Moon Bay, California 94019

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-415-895-0334

Bentley was proposing to his fiance on Poplar Beach this morning, when Max the dog jumped up and knocked the ring into the air. It vanished into the sand. Bentley used his smartphone to locate the Ringfinders, and I arrived 30 minutes later.

Recovered: 1 carat, pear shaped diamond, of very high clarity and color, which is surrounded by approximately 32 small brilliant diamonds of similar quality, set in a classic Tiffany style platinum setting. Beautiful, brand new ring, never worn, until recovered today. I had the honor of handing the ring to the bride to be.

 

Best wishes for your continued good taste and good luck Bentley!

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Bay Area RingFinders Contact: Marshall Smith – Text or call: 415-895-0334

Metal Detectorist serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area from sunny San Mateo, CA

Solid 24k Gold Wedding Band Recovered in Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-415-895-0334

Two weeks shy of their 2nd wedding anniversary, the husband had been flying his kite when he noticed his solid gold, 24 karat wedding band had somehow slipped off his finger and fallen into the deep dry sand. His ring is an exact match of his wife’s ring, both solid Indian gold. After searching all afternoon with his 10 friends, the husband could not sleep last night. We came back to foggy Half Moon Bay beach this morning, and walked to just south of the state park, where he had wisely marked the search area with a large pile of sand.

I began a systematic spiral search pattern radiating out from his marker pile. After about an hour, and after finding 9-10 beer bottle caps and other debris, about 25 feet from the center marker, I detected what sounded like a quarter. Expecting to add an old  coin to the day’s finds, his glittering solid gold band appeared in my scoop! Solid gold has a deep rich, magnificent texture and color, there is nothing else like it.

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This happy couple requested to be anonymous, but agreed to allow me to publish photos of their matching solid gold wedding bands. Happy 2nd Anniversary!

 

Any day is a great day after a successful recovery. We went our separate ways this morning with a deep feeling of happiness and gratitude in our hearts. Nothing beats a successful recovery on a Sunday morning!

For more information about locating your lost ring and metal detecting in Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, San Mateo, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Redwood City, San Carlos, Palo Alto or anywhere in the greater San Francisco Bay Area:

SF Bay Area RingFinders Contact:  Marshall Smith – Text or call: 415-895-0334

Metal Detectorist serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area from sunny San Mateo, CA