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Ruby and Diamond Pendant Lost at Palos Verdes Estates, CA Beach…Found and Joyously Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

Karyn called last night and explained how she had gone to a particular beach to get pictures taken for a holiday photo shoot. During the process of the photography session she was putting on and taking off a shoulder wrap. It seems that while removing the wrap, it unhooked the chain that held her ruby and diamond pendant. She noticed it missing and went back to scour the rocks where it would have fallen. She looked and was able to find the chain that held the pendant, but not the pendant itself. We talked about it, I asked some questions, and we agreed to meet this morning.

When I got to the beach Karyn was waiting for me and took me down to the spot where she believed the pendant to have been lost. She showed me where she had found the chain,and where she had been sitting during the photo shoot. I began my search, and was getting thrown off by the mineralization of the seaweed in the area. I made a few adjustments and continued the search. I was not able to find the pendant, but Karyn said she had also been sitting in another area as well  and showed me where to look. I began searching in the new area, and when I got to the place she had been sitting, I received a good tone in the head phones and looked down. I could see the edge of something wedged between 2 rocks and reached down to check it out. I then pulled up the pendant and showed it to Karyn who immediately came over and gave me a big hug. She had been given a necklace many years back, and decided she would like to do something different with it, so on a vacation trip to India her friend convinced her to bring the necklace along, and while in India had it transformed into this awesome pendant. How special is that? It was truly a pleasure to be able to help Karyn today.

Karyn sent the following regarding the recovery:

TODAY WAS MY LUCKY DAY
My pendant was found by Steve Smith, the best ring and pendant finder hands down.
I had this necklace that was given to me in the 80’s it was really 80’s looking and I wanted a more contemporary piece.
I was telling my girlfriend that I wanted it redone.
I happened to be going to India towards the end of last year with her and she told me she had the finest Jeweler in Delhi.
I carried that necklace with me to India and met with the jeweller.
I sat for about an hour designing this and felt so proud of the out come. I cherished it.
Flash forward to today  I was doing our Christmas pictures in Palos Verdes on the rocks at the beach no less.
I came home and noticed it was gone.
I had a knot in my stomach, I was so upset.
Ran back the next day and found the chain ,but no pendant.
Then I got  frantic it had to be there it just had to.
I could not find it anywhere.
Went home went online and found Steve.
He was just awesome. Asking me questions and he was so calm.
We met the next day and I was so impressed with his gadgets he set up and he went to town.
He’s thorough and precise.
It helped that I guided him to where I was sitting.  I was in 2 locations.
I was pacing and digging a hole to China while he was diligently scanning.
And then he held it up and said is this it ?
I shrieked in happiness and ran to hug and kiss him.
He found it he found it, he found it.
Today was my lucky day:)
Would recommend him to anyone and everyone.
He is absolutely the best, hands down.
Warmest Regards
Karyn
Happiest customer

 

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

John Hardy Silver Necklace Lost at Manhattan Beach, CA…Found and Happily Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

I had been busy Sunday night, and my phone was away from me for a few hours on charge. When I went to get the phone about 10:45, I found I had received an email from David 2 hours earlier about having lost his necklace earlier in the day at the beach. He had placed it in his duffle bag in order to keep it safe while enjoying his day. He then packed up and went home, and that is when he found that his necklace was gone. He then drove back to the beach to look for it and to ask the Life Guard, or the Police if anyone had turned it in, but it was to late in the day as everyone had left. He went back to where they had spent the day, and dug through the sand to try and locate his necklace, but to no avail. I answered his email, letting him know that I would go immediately to do a search if he would let me know exactly where it was lost, because this beach is cleaned very early in the morning by the county. He emailed me the area, and then I asked for him to call me, so I could ask some questions in order to narrow down the search area. Once we finished our conversation, I was on my way, it almost 12:00 AM.

I got to the spot, and made my way down. When I started walking out on the sand, I could not believe it, the sand was smoothed out, the county had already been through. I kept walking out, and found that the county had not cleaned the area where the necklace was lost; relief! David told me the necklace had been made to have an aged look, so I would easily recognize it if found. I got to work and withing 4 passes, I got a signal and dug. When I began to pull the scoop out I saw the  necklace hanging out of the scoop. I pulled it up, and turned on my headlight, and was able to identify it as the necklace David described. I sent him an email letting him know of my success at about 1:00 AM, and he sent me one back about 6:15 AM of excitement. We arranged to meet the next day, and I was able to give him back something he thought was lost forever. He told me that this was a gift from his little sister, so it had a special significance for him. I was happy to make his day.

 

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Lost Diamond Pendant .. Newport Beach, CA. .. Found in Sand

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

It was raining this morning when I received a call from Cindy. She had been on the beach in front of her house with her dog for a couple hours. When she returned to her house her daughter notice that Cindy’s diamond pendant was missing. This diamond was given to her by her late husband and passed down in the family for over 80 years, very sentimental.
Thinking back over what might have happened, Cindy remembered that her drag had jumped up on her while playing with him. This may have been where the chain was broken and the pendant might be there. Otherwise it could have been anywhere on the beach as they had walked quite a distance.
I told her I was very close and would be there as soon as the rain let up. When I arrived, I could see that she had a beginners type metal detector and an assortment of sifting tools. She had tried searching but it didn’t show up. Her daughter had heard about TheRingFinders.com and suggested her mom call me.
I was not sure if there was enough gold in the piece of jewelry to get a decent signal, but after 20 minutes I got a faint sound that turned out to be Cindy’s diamond pendant. After returning it, Cindy told me that if it wasn’t found, she could not bear the thought of walking on the beach knowing that her family keepsake was out there somewhere. Well, she won’t have to worry about that now that it’s back where it belongs.. I love doing this and it was a pleasure to help Cindy.imageimage

Lost Family Heirloom Diamond Cross .. Newport Beach, CA. .. Found

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

Wednesday 11-25-15
I was looking through Craigslist in the morning when I saw this post from Lauren:

Lost Necklace- Family Heirloom (Newport Beach)
lost or found?: lost

I was playing football on the sand, by balboa fire pits, wearing my priceless necklace last week and the cross broke and came off the chain. I know I should not have been playing football in it, but I have worn it everyday since my grandma(who passed away) gave it to me years ago. I literally never take it off. It is so special to me, I am willing to give a reward! Please please let me know if you found it, and I am willing to meet anywhere. It means the world to me and I am devastated. Please be honest and give it back. I am willing to pay a reward. Thank you so much!!! I have been praying everyday and my whole small group has been praying too so please answer our prayers!

I replied to the post, saying that I would like to help find the cross, but would need to get better details. After a couple hours, I had not received a reply.. I live just a couple miles away from this beach and have an annual pass for parking, so I decided to go try to find the cross.
When I arrived at the general location there was a large skip loader tractor moving sand from the area where most people play football. It was still worth a try so I started searching the far edge of the field. After an hour the tractor finished moving sand. That opened up more area to search, but I didn’t have much hope.. Then I got a good signal which turned out to be a gold cross.
This had to be Lauren’s cross, what are the chances of there being more than one cross in that location. I sent a reply to the Craigslist email contact link, saying I believe that I have found your cross including my phone number and email information.
I did not get a reply all Thanksgiving day which started me to think that I wasn’t going to be able to return this cherished family heirloom. That night I posted a ” Found Gold Cross Balboa fire pits ” on Craigslist. Friday morning Brian, one of Lauren’s friends contacted me. After talking with him and sending a photo of the cross we determined it was not Lauren’s cross.
During our phone conversation I was able to get better directions as to where they had been playing. It was a hundred yards to the north of where the tractor was moving sand.. I was more positive about finding this gold cross this time. After returning to search it only took about 45 minutes till I got a 12-02 reading (normally a tinfoil signal) on my CTX 3030. Wow! What a surprise, it was a beautiful white gold cross with 11 nice diamonds. Sent them a picture of the cross via text message.
They live 60 miles across town, so we arranged a meeting place two days later.
It was a special type search with several twists and turns. ( 3 crosses were found in total) This is so awesome to be able to help people find their sentimental keepsakes.

Cross found Friday 11-27-15               Equipment used Minelab CTC3030metal detector

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