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Unique Heavy Gold/Silver Ring Lost in Landscaping at Malibu. CA. .. Recovered

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talya and her friends were staying at a hotel in Malibu,  CA. As she walked down a walkway she raised her hands in the air to point out something to her friends. That’s when her large gold with silver ring flew off her finger into thick landscape plants with thick ground cover. Basically all of her friends witnessed the incident.

I was called at 6pm by Talya’s friend asking what I would charge to meet them the next morning. I told them I could be there before dark to do the search this evening. We agreed that she could be there long enough for her to show me the search area as she and her friends had dinner reservations across the street.

Traffic was not a problem which can be unpredictable on Los Angeles freeways. Talya had saved me a parking place and had permission from management for me to search the planters. She told me that this ring was a birthday gift from her mother. It was a thick ring of 24k gold overlaid on a silver band. It was purchased many years ago in Israel and very sentimental to her.

I used a detector with a small search coil to get into the small spaces under the plants. Then I followed up by using my hand held pinpointer detector to get into places that the other detector could not reach. It was dark and I was running out of places to look. I had actually done three passes on most the heavily planted garden area crawling on my hands and knees.

As a last resort I went down to the street sidewalk where I could reach into the thick undergrowth using the pinpointer. A great signal but with the pinpointer it’s difficult to tell the difference between iron, tin foil and precious metals. I spread the plants apart to see the awesome gold ring just out of sight waiting to be found.

When you go on these kind of calls you just don’t know what kind of obstacles you’re going to have. These plants were very difficult to maneuver through. It took nearly two hours to find the ring.

Called Talya with the good news. She came running across the street with the biggest smile you have ever seen. Then gave me a huge hug and telling how grateful she was to have this special ring saved from being lost forever. It was another one of those searches that I had my doubts about after not finding it after almost two hours. Glad I gave it the extra few minutes.

Wedding Ring Thrown off Balcony .. Mission Viejo, CA. .. Found

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136

 

 

Monday .. August 24, 2015

Yvonne called me asking if it was possible to find a wedding ring lost in ivy outside her condo in the landscaping. I explained that I would have to see the location, but assured her that I could at least give it a try. Arriving at her home I could see that the ivy covering the ground was very low which should not be a problem. She told me that her husband borrowed a metal detector and had a lot of problems using it.
I then asked how the ring was lost. She hesitated, so I interrupted her, saying, was it thrown, it happens all the time. She then explained that it was thrown in the heat of the moment.
Showing me the direction towards the pool area. I searched the planted ground cover first, but could see some thick larger bushes that could probably hold a ring in the foliage. Also, if the ring made it to the cement deck of the pool, someone may have found it in the 4 days since the loss.
Keeping my head thinking about only making sure it wasn’t in hidden in the landscaping. I searched the whole slope and all the plants in the pool area.
Spending more than three hours with my detector and a pinpointer, sometimes on my hands and knees, I was running out of places to search. I went up to give Yvonne the bad news. As we looked out off the balcony, I explained exactly where I had searched. Telling her that if it wasn’t picked up by somebody that it may be hung up in those thick bushes. I had searched much more area than she had laid out, but I should take a few minutes to show her where else she could look. Then, I decided to finish that last bit of ivy, 50ft to the left from the original search zone.
As Yvonne walked around to meet me at the bottom of the slope she spotted the ring on clear ground. (the ring had green and black paint on on side and was camouflaged as pictured)
It doesn’t matter who finds it. We eliminated those other areas first then went to the most unlikely location. I could not believe the angle or the distance that this ring traveled. For me it was a “believe or not moment”. What a happy lady, she told me she did a lot of praying also. It works.
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