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Necklace lost at North Island Breakers beach Found!

from La Jolla (California, United States)

Vanessa and her two children were spending the day at the beach on NAS North Island Breaker’s Beach. She had with her a necklace that was a recent gift. It was in a pouch, inside a box, then inside her bag. Should be safe there huh? Not with an active 1 1/2 year old toddler it isn’t! Apparently the child had gotten into the bag, box and pouch, finding the necklace and deciding to play with it in the dry sand. Once it was realized what happened, too late, the necklace was nowhere to be seen. I met Vanessa outside the gate so she could get me on the Navy base. We proceeded to the beach where the search area was defined. Lots of dry sand to sift and lots of junk targets to raise and dash our hopes. As you can see, after expanding out from ground zero, it was eventually found and a relieved Vanessa could head home happy. A pleasure to meet you and thank you for the reward.

Lost earring at Coronado Found

from La Jolla (California, United States)

Nellie called for help on a lost earring that her husband had given her for Mother’s Day. She had been busy all day and wasn’t sure exactly when and where it was lost, but, the beach seemed to be the most likely. My wife and I finished our dinner and headed over to Coronado to meet Nellie and conduct a search in the dry sand. When we arrived, it was after sunset, but, enough light to find ground zero on the beach. Nellie had the other earring with her, so, it was helpful in seeing what it would read on my new Equinox 800. A solid 8 signal….great. I started a spiral search from the supposed middle of the search area. After making a circle over 50 feet in diameter with still no earring (or much of any signals for that matter), I started a straight line grid over to the stairs and back thinking she might have lost it on her trip to her car. It was getting a bit chilly, so, I sent my wife back to the truck to get my windbreaker, and Nellie headed up the stairs to visually check there and the parking lot. I continued another pass, and got that sweet “8” sound in my headphones. Ran my pin pointer over the sand and pulled out what we were searching for, even though it was a bit out of the perceived search area. I walked back toward the parking lot where my wife and Nellie were talking. My wife had my windbreaker under her arm and while I was putting it on, I asked Nellie if this earring looked familiar? Hugs all around and a happy Nellie. The sodium lights didn’t help the photo of the earrings, but, they are beautiful! Thank you for the reward Nellie.

FitBit Watch Lost at Hermosa Beach, CA…Found and Returned.

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

I happened to go to local beach last night to do a little metal detecting to keep my skills sharp. I was working down the beach when I saw a group of about 8 people down a way, scurrying around the sand with their phones out and lights on. It looked like a desperate search, so I made my way over to them, and asked if I could help. I explained that I was with The Ring Finders, and we help people find things that they lost. They explained the watch had been on a towel, and then they were chased back by the incoming tide, and believed that is when they lost the watch.

I began my search where they thought they had lost the watch, and found a lot of bottle caps and a few coins. I kept up the grid with similar results. Then the young lady who originally pointed out where to start, realized that we needed to move North of our position after she noticed the trash cans they were in front of earlier. I continued my grid in the new area, working my way closer to the water, again finding more bottle caps and a few more coins. I got to where the water had come up over the edge when I got another good signal. This time it was the watch. Well there was a great hug given, and a lot of excitement. It was now about 10:00 PM, and I did not know how long they had been searching before I arrived, but they were very happy now. A great night out indeed!

 

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.

St. Christopher Pendant Lost at Manhattan Beach, CA…Found and Joyously Returned.

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

As I was traveling to Zuma Beach last Saturday to find a ring, I received a call from Olivia asking if I would be able to help find a pendant she lost while playing volley ball. I asked if she could wait until finished my search for the ring, and if so, I would head directly over to look for the pendant. She happened to be at work, so she was able to wait. When I found the ring, I headed straight to the area she had given me.

When I got there Olivia had thought she would have some time to come over and show me where the loss occurred, but it didn’t work out. We talked over the phone, and she explained where the loss occurred. I was standing there, and made sure I understood everything she told me. I then got to work, and found the pendant within 20 minutes. I could tell it was old, and it must have been given to her by someone special, something she for sure did not want to lose. I waited until she got off of work, when I was able to give it back to her. She was so thankful, and very happy to have it back again. A wonderful 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.

Platinum Tacori Wedding Band With Diamonds Ensconced Fully Around the Rim Lost for 3 Days at Santa Monica, CA Beach…Found and Returned to Kirkland, WA.

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

Tuesday night about 10:00 PM I received an email from Dan regarding the loss of his wife’s ring, wondering if I could help. I asked if he would call me so I could discuss the situation with him. He also told me in the email that the ring had been lost on Sunday, on a highly groomed beach by the county beach sifters, and detected continuously by many detectorists, which made my heart sink a bit. We talked a little when he said he was in Washington state, but his wife Stephanie was vacationing here in Southern California. After going over some of the particulars, I asked if he would contact his wife to have her call me, so I could try to narrow down the search area. Stephanie called me first thing in the morning as I was getting ready head to the spot for the search. She narrowed down the area for me with specifics. I explained to her about the county cleaners, and although using the term her husband had used in his email to me, “long shot”, I told her I would go and perform a thorough search. I asked her if she would be able to meet me there so I would be certain I was searching the correct area, she said she was scheduled to fly home to Washington, so instead of cancelling her fight, and because the possibility of a recovery was a long shot , she decided to fly home as scheduled.

When I got to the beach, to the area Stephanie described, my heart sunk even further. The county had been through with their machines, and the sand was smooth as if someone had dragged a 2×4 across it. I sent this picture to her so she would understand what the possibilities were.

I searched all of the area she had described to me. She told me she had been at the top of the slope, back from the edge going down to the water. I came up with very little in the way of any metal, the county is very thorough. I worked out further in each direction, in case the machines had just moved the ring instead of picking it up; nothing. I worked back from the edge to about 20 feet; nothing. I then decided to work the slope down to the beach, even though she told me she had not been sitting there. It was the one area the county does not clean with the machines. I worked along, and then got a real good signal in the head phones, dug, and had her ring in my scoop. I could not believe it! It was still there after 3 days! It wasn’t until I read Stephanie’s testimonial that I understood what possibly happened, she wrote, “A person nearby came over and started to help me – really pushing the sand away to try and uncover the ring.” I think that probably the person who “helped her”, really did help her, by probably throwing the ring down the slope, out of the reach of the county’s machines.

I got home, went to the post office after getting their address from Dan, and sent the ring off to Washington. What a great opportunity, to be of importance to someone in need; a great day indeed.

Stephanie sent the following for this post:

I flew into LA for a long weekend. On Sunday I decided to go to the beach. Before I left the hotel, I very intentionally decided to wear my wedding band but not engagement ring out that day. I was traveling without my husband and wanted to make sure I looked married.

 I jumped on the bus, grabbed a drink at Starbucks, and made my way to the ocean. I put on sunscreen. I sent happy pictures to my family. I popped in earbuds and was basking in the sun. I absentmindedly touched my left thumb to my ring finger. No wedding band!

 I sat up very carefully. I combed the beach with my fingers. Then I gently pushed the sand to the side with my palm. A person nearby came over and started to help me – really pushing the sand away to try and uncover the ring.  We searched for over half an hour. No ring to be found.

 I returned to the apartment, certain that the ring was lost. A day passed. Two days later a friend chided me to be more active in trying to get the ring back. I called the bus company. No ring. I went back to Starbucks. No ring. A third day passed. Late that night a friend encouraged me to check CraigsList lost and found. No ring, but a picture of a guy with a metal detector.

 I dropped a message to my husband (still at home, but with a Craigslist account) – “Can you contact this guy?” I gave my rough location for him to pass on– a cardinal direction and a life tower number. I sent along a vague aerial map with an arrow pointing to a stretch of sand.  I described my ring – it’s practically a hollow dime – 3mm wide and tiny – a size 4. I went to bed.

 I woke up in the morning and saw a text message from my husband. “Call him – his name is Steve.” I spoke with Steve. I was scheduled to get on a plane back home that morning and we agreed it was probably best for me to get on the plane versus meeting him on the beach.

 Before I boarded the plane, Steve sent a picture of the beach. It had been groomed the night before – smooth sand. I saw even less probability of a recovery.  I powered down my phone for the flight.

 I landed at home in Seattle. I fired up my phone as soon as we touched down. I saw an image had been delivered, but it took a moment to download. The image pushed through – It was Steve’s hand, palm up, sand in the background. In the palm, of course, my platinum, hollow dime of a wedding band.

 I’d been good about resisting crying up until this point, but I gasped and started crying when I saw this image. I called my husband, “Is that my ring?!” In retrospect, I am fairly certain the men sitting on either side of me on the plane thought they witnessed me being proposed to. In reality, I didn’t cry 8 years ago when my husband proposed. I reserved the tears for the moment that Steve presented me with the ring.

 Less than a day after landing, the ring arrived via secure post, courtesy of Steve, was back on my finger. For good!

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 IPhone at Santa Monica Beach, CA…Found and Returned.

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

Clark called late afternoon yesterday saying that he had lost a cell phone at the beach, and was wondering if I could help. I was not able to go immediately, but let him know that I could go later. He decided to continue his search, and I offered some tips on how do the search himself. When I was able to go, I had not heard back from Clark, and thought they must have found the phone, but decided to call and check anyway. I was surprised, they did not find it, but I was hoping they would have called back. I asked him if they were still at the beach, and he said no, they had gone home, which was about 2 hours away. I then offered to still go and do the search, it was about 7:15 PM, so Clark gave me very good directions to the area they believed the loss occurred, in and around some swing-sets.

I got to the area about 8:30 PM, and was immediately discouraged, because the swings were full of young people enjoying themselves, and I wondered if I would get a chance to work the spot. People started to leave which gave me my opportunity. It took about 15 to 20 minutes for me to located the phone. I sent Clark a text that I had found the phone, and he asked for a photo of it to be sure. When he realized it was the phone he asked to meet and get it that night. I realized it must have some important information; maybe some medical information, or serious business contacts, I just did not know, so I told him no problem, whatever it was going to take. It was going to take almost 2 hours for them to meet with me, so I chose a coffee shop, and said I would wait for him there.

When Clark arrived, his girlfriend Aimee was with him, and it turned out that it was her phone. What a great guy Clark is to have coordinated all of this for his girlfriend. Also the importance of the phone was severe, because Aimee had an college exam on Monday, and all the information needed to study and take the exam was on that phone. I can’t think of a more stressful situation for a young person than that. I was sure happy to unite her with her phone, and make her 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.

Wedding Ring Lost at Manhattan Beach, CA…Recovered and Joyously Returned.

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

Last night about 8:15 PM Wes called to ask if I would be able to help him find his wedding ring he believed he lost while he was at the beach playing volleyball earlier in the evening. I think he was a bit surprised when I said I would meet him at the spot for a search in about 1/2 an hour. I wanted to search the area immediately, because there are too many variables at work that make the finding of a lost ring or other jewelry harder to find at the beach or other public location like a park as well. Wes said he would meet me there, and I was on my way.

When I got there, I met Wes, and he guided me to the volleyball court. We talked about the loss, and what he thought he might have done to cause the ring to come off. Well, Wes did not realize when the ring had come off because he was so involved in the game, and it could have been anywhere on the court. I resolved to grid the court completely in order to insure nothing was missed. Wes followed my search with a flashlight I had given to him to use. I made one pass, and got a bottle cap. Two more passes, then a loud screaming in my head phones (even Wes could hear it). I dug, and in my scoop was his ring, and I said to him that I thought I had what he was looking for. Needless to say was was very happy to see his ring. He told me he had been married for 10 years, and this was the ring his wife had given him on that day.

What a great way to spend an evening, to be able to create such a smile as this, to bring the joy back to this family, and to know that they all slept well last night; a night of good feelings.

A report from Wes, and what the recovery meant to him:

I’m incredibly grateful for Steve’s help last night. I figured I’d leave a voicemail and hear back from him the next business day, being that it was 8:30 at night, but he picked up my call and said he’d meet me at the volleyball court in 30 minutes. Seriously? And the search process was equally impressive – it took him all of about 10 minutes to find my wedding ring, which could’ve been just about anywhere on/off the court. Steve, thank you for putting a huge smile on my (and my wife’s) face. You’re clearly a passionate and talented guy, and I hope many others will read this post, give you a call, and experience the same excitement and relief that I did last night. Thank you again, Steve. God bless!
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, 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.

Custom Silver Ring Lost at Venice Beach CA…Recovered and Happily Returned.

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

I received a call from Antony last night, he was desperate about his ring he lost at the beach just an hour earlier. I told him I would go as soon as I finished my dinner, knowing that the sooner you search at a public place, the better the odds of finding what was lost.

Antony met me at the location, and explained how the loss occurred, and what metal the ring was made of. He said that he was walking his dog, and threw the leash when the ring flew off of his finger. He also told me it was a silver ring. Now I have had enough experiences over my time of doing ring searches to know that not everyone really knows what metal their ring is, so I dug everything that sounded gold or silver, and everything in between, I did not want to miss his ring. He told me that a friend had made it custom for him, and that his was 1 of 4 this person had created, and he would be heartsick to have to tell this friend he had lost it. I searched into the night with no ring, and it was getting so late that I decided to call an end to the search, because of the area (it can get pretty criminal late in the night). I told him I would come back in the morning to complete my search, and expand it if necessary. I did ask him if there were any identifying features or engravings on the ring, and he immediately said, yes, it is a skull ring. I figured, if I dug it I should recognize it with no problem.

I got there this morning, and Antony met me again. I began a cross grid of last night to make sure I had not missed the ring. My search last night had been very thorough, there was no ring. I then began to expand the area, and after about 4 more passes I got a real strong silver signal in my head phones, and in the sand I had scooped out was the biggest, heaviest silver skull ring I had ever seen. It really looked like pirate treasure. He was right it was silver, and his ring must have had 2 to 3 ounces of silver in it. Antony had left while I was searching, so I called his phone to let him know I had found the ring, but the call went into voice mail. I left a message hoping he would get back to me, but no reply. So I just kept detecting, because I could see his car, so I knew he hadn’t left the area. About 45 minutes later he called me to let me know he was coming, and when he arrived and saw his ring he was elated, gave me a big hug, and told me he had been getting a hair cut. Good to be looking nice when you are really happy. Another great day, being able to make another great smile.

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, 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.

Wedding Ring Lost In Manhattan Beach, CA…Found and Returned with Joy.

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

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I got a text from Michael this afternoon regarding the loss of his wedding ring. He had been on the beach, and shook the hood of his sweatshirt when the ring flew off of his finger into the sand and disappeared. It wasn’t long after that we received a long anticipated rain shower that made looking for his ring a miserable chore. They were able to find me on the internet, and I agreed to meet them right away. They had been on the way to drop someone off at the airport, but chose to come back for the search.

I met Michael at the spot of the loss, and he showed me the area. I could see where he and the friends had been searching the area by dragging their fingers through the sand in a very meticulous grid search, but to no avail. I asked my numerous questions, and decided to start my search right in the area where he had been sitting. Within about 10 feet I received a good solid hit, and began to dig. The ring was deeper than I expected, and must have been driven down by the frantic searching prior to my arrival.

Michael saw the ring when it was uncovered, and with joy and extreme relief reached down and retrieved the prize. It was then I found out that he and his wife had only been married for 2 weeks, and had been on their honeymoon in the USA from Germany. By the joy expressed on Michael’s face, and the release of the pressure of discouragement that he had experienced, I knew this was a “Home run” day today.  It really feels great to bring the joy back in people’s lives!

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, 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.

Heirloom Diamond Wedding Ring Lost at Malibu Beach, CA…Recovered and Joyously Returned.

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

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Erika emailed me Friday night to see if I could help her find her wedding ring she lost the day before at the beach in Malibu, CA. I arranged to meet her there the next morning. This ring had been her great grandmother’s ring, so it had an extreme sentimental value to her. Because it had been gone for 2 days made the possibility, of a recovery just a little more difficult, but it seemed to be a possibility because of where she believed she lost it (not in an area of where the county beach machines clean).

I got to location at the arranged time, and looked around waiting for Erika. I received an email from her that she would be later than the set time, so I asked her where she had been on the beach, and what happened to lose the ring when we talked a little later on the phone. I started my hunt where I understood her directions to start. I apparently wasn’t listening properly, because I started on the opposite side. I started finding an assortment of things, as well as some coins. About a half an hour later I got to the area she had been sitting in and ran one grid line. I was about half way through the second line when I looked down and saw what looked like a gold band sticking out of the sand. I reached down, and pulled out this beautiful diamond ring. This ring had been there for 2 days, in a high traffic area, sticking out of the sand, and not found by anyone else. It was meant to go back to Erika!

I took the ring and placed it on my little finger’s first digit, with the diamonds towards the inside of my hand. It wasn’t 2 minutes later that Erika walked up. She looked at me and saw my progress in the sand, and then asked the ‘not so sure’ question, “no luck huh?”. I then opened my hand, and said, “you mean like this?”. She was instantly overcome with disbelief and joy. As we were talking later, she stated in question form, that ” you really like making people’s day don’t you?”, and I thought, yes that is exactly it!

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, 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.