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Lost Diamond Engagement Ring in House .. Venice, CA. .. Found With Inspection Camera

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

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Kattie called me because she needed help finding her diamond engagement ring in her small apartment near Venice, CA. The last time she saw the ring it was on a napkin on the kitchen sink. An hour later,  just before stepping in the shower Katie realized her ring was not on her finger. She wasn’t sure if she took it into another room or if her fiancé had thrown out the napkin into the trash. I talked with her for a half hour, giving her several ideas how to search her residence. One important thing was that she was sure the trash was checked.

I explained that my large detectors don’t work well in homes, but I have a few tools that help with inside searches. Then, I recommended that she try the search suggestions I gave her. If she didn’t find the ring I could come to help her. Two days later I met with her to see what type search conditions existed in the small apartment.

The first areas I searched were the kitchen drawers and all the floor areas the ring could have been kicked or rolled underneath, like the stove, refrigerator and washer. Sometimes rings get into a item on the floor,  like shoes, clothing or rugs that have been moved to another location. I noticed a small opening underneath the toe space under the kitchen cabinets. The space under the cabinets was not accessible, so I tried using my inspection camera (endoscope). It was difficult to focus and I wasn’t sure that the camera was working properly.

 

Kattie’s sister showed up to help her search the bedroom while I checked the bathroom and front room. After running out of places to searched, I went back to the search the dead space under the kitchen cabinets. The camera is on a flexible shaft that takes some practice to learn how use it efficiently. The two sisters were busy searching the bedroom. I spent 15 plus minutes maneuvering the small flexible camera around the 30”x 36” space. Actually I was rehearsing what I was going to tell Kattie because I felt this was going to be a “No Find”.

 

Then,  BOOM… I saw a ring on the inspection camera screen. Trying not to wiggle the camera, I called Kattie iand her sister into the kitchen where they were able to see her ring in the camera. Kattie fell to her knees on the floor and the both sisters screamed with joy.

The rest of the story involved getting the apartment management to arrange for the maintenance personnel to help retrieve the ring. After waiting too long for the maintenance person to come. Kattie and her fiancé decided not to wait. They asked if I could help and I was able to enlarge a hole where a drain pipe passed through. Then Kattie’s sister who had the smallest arms was able to use a fork to drag the ring close enough to grab.

 

It was a miracle find because she had no recollection of moving the ring from the sink. I only felt the ring could have bounced up more than 3” into the space under the cabinet because this was just like another search I had done. Also I had read about another similar ring find by one of our RingFinders members.

 

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

Custom Rings by James Avery Lost at the Montage Resort .. Laguna Beach, CA .. Found

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

Wade sent me an email in the early morning, actually 12:30 am. He had spent several hours searching the sands at the beach in front of the Montage Resort, Laguna Beach, CA.
His niece, Sydney had put her James Avery rings, a gift from her grandparents, in a pocket of her beach chair. She didn’t realize till they returned to their hotel room that the rings were missing.
I talked to Wade, who told me what had happened and that they would be leaving for the airport to fly back to Houston, Texas soon. We were able to meet the family on the beach an hour before they were to leave. Wade’s niece, Sydney was so upset that she could not leave her room. He put 4 items at the corners of what he thought was the location they were the day before.
I started the grid search in the center rotating to the outside. When I got to a tee shirt which marked one of the corners, there were two high tone signals right below the marker.. I knew it had to be the rings. One scoop in the sand proved to be the two unique rings.
The whole family was elated. Uncle Wade was a hero for staying awake the night before searching the Internet for TheRingFinders.com.
Another beautiful day and a happy family returning to Texas after great vacation on one of our most beautiful beaches here in Laguna Beach, CA.

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Lost Engagement Ring .. Corona DelMar, Newport Beach .. Found with Metal Detector in the Sand

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

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Megan was with her son at Corona DelMar Beach. It was a large group of classmates from a local middle school. After less than an hour Megan realized that her platinum engagement ring was not on her finger. After a sleepless night she found my contact information on a internet search. She called me and we made arrangements to meet at the beach so I could hear her story and get a general location of where she thought it could be.
Megan didn’t feel the ring slip off her finger. It’s nice when somebody knows when the ring was lost but not always possible. We met at the beach and she showed me where she spent most of her time. It could have been dropped on the long walk across the beach from the parking lot. It’s a process of elimination. I would start with the area near the fire pits. Our only problem was,  the beach was loaded with people with their beach awnings, blankets, etc.
I had all the information I needed. I returned at 4 hours later and did a grid search which turned out to be successful with Megan’s beautiful ring in my scoop. Sent her a text message with a photo of the ring.

Chris, Megan’s fiancé posted this on Craigslist..
Lost engagement ring at Corona Del Mar Beach(FOUND) (Corona Del Mar)
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lost or found?: lost
My fiance lost her engagement ring at the Eastbluff elementary bonfire at corona del mar beach. Please if anyone knows anything or found anything please contact us. It wasn’t insured!

FOUND THANKS TO THE RING FINDERS AND MORE SPECIFICALLY STAN ROSS. ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW! SUCH A WONDERFUL PERSON WHO JUST WOULDN’T GIVE UP. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

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