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Lost Wedding Ring Throwing Football .. Malibu, CA. .. Found in Sand

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James and his family were camping at Leo Carillo State Beach in Malibu, CA. During the morning the went from the campgrounds to the beach about a quarter mile from their campsite.

James asked his father to hold on to his wedding ring when he went swimming in the ocean. While James was swimming his father was up on the dry sand throwing a football. He didn’t feel the ring come off but he was sure he had it on before throwing the football and it wasn’t on his finger when he finished.

The area was probably as large as a basketball ball court. I was sure that our chances of finding the Tungsten Carbide ring were good. It would just take some time. I set up my detector and decided to go down the center of the field and spiraling outward. 

After a short time I got a nice solid tone and dug James’s ring from the sand. James was surprised as most everyone in his family had said the ring is gone. The all believed it was impossible to find it in the mass of sand.

Once I gave the ring to James it was hard for him to give it back to me so I could take a photo for this blog story. This is the kind of reaction I get from people when something special has been found that they thought was lost forever. It was worth the long drive on a busy beach day to help James recover his special wedding band.

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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.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”

Lost Platinum Wedding Rings in Surf While Grunion Hunting .. Newport Beach, CA.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max and Cherry had read online about how to hunt for grunion on Southern California beaches. Grunions are small sardine sized fish that come up in the surf at nighttime high tide to lay their eggs in wet sand. A lot people think grunion hunting is a hoax. ( google search )

Max thought he should hold both his and Cherry’s platinum wedding rings for safe keeping. Both rings stayed on finger most the evening until he went to rinse the sand off his hands in the surf. He shook his wet hands off and both platinum rings went into to water.

Max called me and we met at the beach the next morning, eight hours after the loss happened. This could be easy if he could get me to the general location. At first Max was not quite sure of where they had been as it was dark when the arrived at the beach that evening.

As I started to grid search the high tide wet beach, after 20 minutes, Max came up to me suggesting that it may be the closer to the next lifeguard tower south. No problem, I could always return to the area I was grinding. 

General location is the key word, within about fifteen minutes I got the first signal and recovered the first ring. Then it was a mater of a few more swings of my search coil the other ring sounded off in my headphones. I marked a spot in the wet sand and asked Max to dig it by hand because I knew it was less than 3” deep. He had fun retrieving his own ring and both Max and Cherry were very excited and happy to have their wedding rings back They have only been married one month. So this wouldn’t have been a good way to start their marriage off.

Lost Heirloom Gold Ring at the Beach in Sand .. Recovered Next Day

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I received a call from John Paul, asking how TheRingFinders service works. He was curious if I could help him find a ring that his friend , Jason had lost on the beach.  I explained to him hoe well metal detectors can find rings if he could get me to the general area. 

John Paul has recently move to California from back east. He and his friends had rented these electrics scooters that are very popular at SoCal beach cities. They are set up with an app on his cellphone that gave him the exact location of where the parked the scooters at midnight. When they walked out on the sand to take a quick swim in the ocean. Jason put his heirloom gold ring in his had on the upper beach and forgot to take it out when they finished.

The next morning Jason realized the special ring that had been passed down for more than three generations was somewhere on the beach. He was devastated and sure it was impossible to find. His friend John Paul went to the internet to inquire about metal detector information. That’s how he contacted me. I told him we could give it a try but it would be couple hours till I could meet him.

That was perfect with him and we met and he showed me the possible location. He was not sure and that was ok with me because I have learned that many people can’t remember where they were on these large sandy beaches. I eliminated aloud 400 square feet of dry sand finding a few coins before getting the magic gold tone I was listening for. One scoop was what it took to find Jason’s ring only 3 inches under the soft sand. John Paul was ecstatic breaking into big smile. Jason was not there, he had total given up staying back at the house. So, John Paul,immediately called Jason with the good news. It was John Paul’s persistence and caring for his friend that made this turn out to be a special event that makes me grateful to be a member of TheRingFinders.

Networking within the Riing Finders Network

from Rockport (Maine, United States)
Contact: 1-207- 542-7642

I received a call from a gentleman whose wife had lost her wedding and engagement rings on a beach a few miles from my house. The problem was that I was out of town on vacation and couldn’t help, or could I? I put a call out to a few fellow detectorists who turned out to be unavailable but after checking the directory I found another Ring Finder who was about an hour and half away and recommended a call to him. Long story short, he made the trip down the coast and recovered the rings the next morning. Goes to show,  you should always call a Ring Finder first.

Lost wedding ring, Lighthouse Point Park, Ponce Inlet, Florida….Found and Returned!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

Marcia called me on Saturday wanting to know if I was available to help her look for her lost rings. While she and her husband were enjoying swimming in the ocean they got to talking about getting tan lines and Marcia wanted to see if under her rings she had any tan lines. She was in waist deep water at the time and she pulled her rings only slightly down her finger to see if she had any of those dreaded “tan lines” and then the unimaginable happened. Her rings simply slid the rest of the way down her finger and into the churning surf. She could not believe what had just happened. She and her husband frantically began searching the water but her rings just seemed to vanish.
Thankfully Marcia found theringfinders.com web site and decided to give me a call. Rings lost in the water at the beach require someone to look as soon as possible, so the following day I met Marcia at the Lighthouse Point Park and she showed me the area where they were when the “unimaginable” happened! I set out four corner flags in the wet sand and two flags down the middle and started my grid search in and out of the water. The rings were dropped around three hours before high tide in waist deep water so that meant I needed to thoroughly search quite a large area. I was amazed that Marcia was able to remember where she lost her rings in the surf because after an hour of searching I pulled her wedding ring out of the sand in three feet of water. I thought for sure the engagement ring would be somewhere in the same area but I just could not find it. Come to find out the engagement ring was a thinner band and had a large 1 carat diamond set up high. Could it be that my metal detector just could not find such a thin gold ring? Or did the large diamond sticking up cause the ring to tumble around and get pushed to another location?
Three days later I went back at low tide and searched again for four more hours and still could not find Marcia’s 2nd lost ring. Thankfully Marcia was able to get her wedding ring back and that gave her plenty to be grateful for!
Mike McInroe…grateful member of theringfinders.com

Lost Diamond Ear Ring Stud in Grass .. Huntington Beach, CA. .. Found with Metal Detector

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

 

 

 

 

The other day a friend of mine asked me if I would be interested in helping him find a white gold diamond stud ear ring. We both have the XP Deus metal detectors with high frequency search coils. Stud ear rings are difficult to find with a metal detector especially if they are white gold or platinum. To add to the problem the small stud ear ring was lost in the grass and there was a lot of small metallic trash.

The loss occurred when Cindy was in the backyard. She was holding a small child when the child grabbed her ear. It was a small area and they were able to find the backing to the stud.  A half dozen family members spent many hours crawling through the grass looking for the tiny diamond stud without any success.

The two of us spent about 15 minutes setting up our detectors using the other stud ear ring. Then we split the area in two sections each side of where the backing was found. I anticipated having to remove much of the trash metal that may be masking the small piece of gold. After about 15 minutes of searching I received a nice solid signal, much stronger than I was listening for. I parted the grass with my fingers to catch the glimmer of the white gold setting. The diamond was not visible. 

I called my friend over to check the signal with his detector and his detector could also pick up the signal.Then we asked Cindy to come over to retrieve her very special gold/ diamond ear ring out of the grass. This was very sentimental to her because it was a gift for her mother several years ago. You can see a happy smile she had in the photo.

Every time I get a chance to try these difficult searches, it’s a confidence booster, when I can make my detector work at its highest level. I have a lot of hours of experience using a metal detector. Sense I’ve been doing ring and jewelry recoveries I’ve been forced to learn more about my metal detecting abilities. Almost every search has its challenges. 

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 not delaying a phone call or text. Emails are too slow.

”I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”

 

 

Vintage Gold Watch Lost from Beach Chair Cupholder .. Found in Sand at Newport Beach, CA.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the fourth time in the last couple weeks that I got a call out for jewelry lost from a beach chair cupholder. Rich and his family are from Phoenix, AZ. They were here on vacation in the Los Angeles area . This day they had been at Newport Beach, CA., where he had put his Vintage Gold Omega watch in the cupholder of his beach chair. At the end of they day, they picked up their belongings to make the trip back to their hotel near LAX airport.

Rich realized that he had not retrieved his watch from the beach chair cupholder just before arriving at the hotel. Rich is a attorney. This was a very sentimental as he had purchased it 30 years ago when he had celebrated winning his first court case. He had plans of passing it down to his son in the future. His wife found my information on line and he called me. 

We met on the beach after he made the 30 mile drive back to Newport Beach. Most the people were off the beach, giving us room to do a proper search. Rich was worried that the watch may have fallen out in the massive dry sand area from the towel line back to the boardwalk. I told him that most of these losses are found near the place the beach chair was picked up. That’s where I started the grid search. If it wasn’t there I would not stop till all the possible sandy hiding places were covered.

After searching the first 50ft x 30ft of dry sand the beautiful gold Omega watch showed up in my sand scoop. Rich was off in the distance shuffling his feet through the sand. He looked at me and I gave him a thumbs up. It was a great reunion with Rich and his very special sentimental watch.

I was happy not to have to search the football field area where it could have been lost. Rich and I had a great conversation as we walked back off the beach with his prized possession. He said his family was anxiously awaiting his call hoping that the search was successful.

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.  Call or Texts work best, emails sometimes cause a delay that my lessen our chances of findin your valuable.

”I WILL TRY ANYWHERE’

Lost Gold Wedding Ring from Beach Chair Cupholder.. Laguna Beach, CA. .. Found

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t check Craigslist very often, except when I’m trying to locate an owner of a ring. The other day I saw a Craigslist lost and found  post that gave too much information about where the ring was lost. I called Ryan to ask if it had been found? It had been lost  on a Thursday on the dry sand in Laguna Beach,CA. This being the beginning of summer with many new people searching the beaches with metal detectors I thought that the ring probably had been found.

I volunteered to go give the area a quick grid search. It’s a short beach with only about 30 ft of dry sand from the beach homes to the wet sand. Ryan had put his white gold wedding band in the cupholder of his beach chair. He forgot it was in the cupholder when leaving then walked less that 200ft to leave the beach. 

When I got to the beach I found a gold colored ring within the first few minutes which turned out to not to be Ryan’s ring. Later I searched the whole area of dry sand with no success.  That night I started to think about one small spot that people were lying on the sand and the possibility that the ring could of fallen out of the cup holder on the walk to the car in the wet sand.

I returned he next morning at a lower tide and found Ryan’s ring in the area where people had been sitting the first day. It was difficult to stay positive when I knew it had been over four days in such a heavily hunted beach. 

I sent Ryan a picture of the ring and he immediately text me a reply.,” That’s it! I can’t believe you found it, I thought it was gone forever”

Ryan and his wife were out of town for a few days, actually planning to purchase a replacement ring.  I returned his ring a few days later. Sometimes it’s easy to give up on a search if you think about all the negative possibilities of where the ring could have been lost. I just concentrate on eliminating the hiding places that a metal detector can be used find it.

Lost wedding ring in Spring Lake NJ Recovered by Matt St.Germain/ Jersey Shore Lost Ring Finder

from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-732-581-0285

I received a message from fellow ring finder Edward Cropski aka/ N.J. Lost Ring Finder on Saturday afternoon about a lost wedding ring in Spring Lake NJ. Her friend found the Ringfinders website and reached out to Ed for her friend Vikki. Ed was away so he referred her to me. I called and made arrangements with Vikki to meet that same afternoon to conduct a search. It seems the ring fell out of her bag while packing up for the day. Her and her friend’s marked out the area they were set up before I arrived. After some chatting I began my search. Within 5 minutes I had her ring in my scoop! She was absolutely thrilled and relieved. She is just 2 weeks shy of celebrating her 1 year anniversary. We all took some photo’s and made our way to the exit. I was happy to find it and return it to her!. But the story isn’t over just yet, In a funny twist while walking back to my truck talking, She realized she forget her sandels. She went back to get them and when she came back she said to me ” It’s so odd, You just found my ring and I just found this iphone” I took a look at it and quickly realized it was my phone! It must have fallen out of my pocket after taking pictures. LOL. The customer has now become the finder! I thanked her and when she attempted to give me a reward but i simply said no thank you, We are even! She did insist on giving me something so I reluctantly and gratefully accepted.Another great ending with good karma for all!

Cellphone Lost in Sand at a Local Newport Beach .. Recovered with Metal Detector

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

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janeen called me about 8:30pm, frantic about loosing her iPhone in the sand at Corona DelMar State Beach in the City of Newport Beach,CA.

The beach is only a couple miles from my home and it closes at 10pm. When I arrived Janeen’s there were more than 10 family members that had been searching the area. The “Find My Phone App” showed it still in the area, so it had not been picked up by a stranger.

I started a grid search and found the phone more than 30 feet away from the GPS location that the app gave us. 

It was a cool evening and everybody was cold and tired after a full day at the beach. Now they could get ready to make the one hour drive back home. Janeen is a cellphone/ computer nerd and was totally appreciated that we found the phone with all her personal photos and other information. I love doing this and I was back home by 9:30pm. 

If you lose something in the dry sand, mark the area and get landmarks that will help you return to the general area. Call a metal detector expert from TheRingFinders ASAP. Some beaches get daily sand cleaning machines that may end up claiming your valuable before we have a chance to find it with a metal detector. We want to optimize our chances of finding your sentimental keepsake. Timing is important. Phone calls and texts are the best ways to contact me. Emails are sometimes slower to catch.

”I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”