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Gold Cross Found and Returned in Lincoln, RI

from Woonsocket (Rhode Island, United States)
Contact: 1-401-225-5770

A week ago, while vacationing on Cape Cod, I received a call from Leslie asking for my help.  Her mom, Phyllis, recently lost a gold cross in her backyard when the chain broke and was very upset over the loss.  The cross was a gift from her late husband, so it held special meaning to her.  As soon as I returned from vacation, I went to search for the item.  After approximately two hours of searching the yard and a compost bin, and using two different metal detectors, I located the cross in the lawn.  Phyllis is thrilled to have this precious item back with her!


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