I was on the beach practicing with a new detector that I purchased for finding small metallic items. A nice day on the beach except for Josh who came running up to me with a distressed look on his face. I asked him, what did you lose. He replied, my only set of car keys.
He had buried his keys under his towel while he went surfing. When we walked a couple blocks back to where his towel was, his friends had dug down throwing sand in piles everywhere. I did a quick search of the piles then a little higher on the slope. One foot above where they searched by hand I got a strong signal scooping up his keys. We think the towel may have been moved by someone or the wind.
The main thing was Josh was a happy surfer who didn’t have to call a tow truck or locksmith to help him get home. I’m pleased to be able to help him with a little bit of my time and my experience of using my metal detector on the beach. I had the opportunity to tell Josh about TheRingFinders.com asking him to share with his friends and social media.. More people need to know that this service exists. I love being able to help people.
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.
Lucia had been on the beach for the day with her husband and son. The guys were swimming when the high tide waves began to get close to their beach towels and chairs. Lucia had to quickly relocate everything by herself. After moving she looked into her purse and could see that the small plastic invisaligner case was open and empty. That was where she had put her platinum and diamond wedding ring. The invisaligner was laying on the wet sand but the ring was gone.
Her husband Frank got on his smart phone to search for metal detectors I the Newport / Balboa beach area. He found my contact information online in TheRingFinders.com website. It was less than a half hour that I was on the beach meeting them. A few minutes after Lucia pointed out where she had been, I was able to find her beautiful platinum and diamond ring. It was an easy find but if they waited one more day, it would have been in the Beach King sand cleaning machine.. I’m retired living very close to most Southern California beaches. I can usually get to any of them within an hour.
It was a pleasure meeting and helping Lucia and Frank. Also a bonus for them that their wedding ring was only hiding in the sand for less that two hours.
Toni dropped her new diamond engagement ring in the sand while doing a photo shoot celebrating Eddie’s marriage proposal that same day.
It was Friday at sunset when Eddie and Toni had been taking pictures on the beach at Wood’s Cove, Laguna Beach, CA. It’s a very pretty location, also very romantic.
They frantically searched through the sand with their fingers, then Eddie drove to a local sporting goods store 5 minutes before closing. He purchase the most expensive metal detector in stock. Returning to the beach he could not find the ring with that $200 detector.
Then his fiancé’s sister found my contact information on line, under TheRingFinders.com.
A call at 11:45 pm got me on the road for the 8 mile trip to Laguna Beach. They were there at the top of the steps and we walked 100 yards as the tide tried to chase us away. It was only a 25 x 25 square where they had felt the ring had fallen and it was well marked off.
The ring was not there, but 2 feet outside the box, Bingo!! A beautiful ring and very happy couple. I was back home within an hour. Toni, her sister and Eddie were so excited and happy to finish the day in such a positive way. What a special and unique engagement day. They will remember this day for a long time. It was a pleasure to meet them everybody.. Thanks for letting me help you.
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!!!!
Thursday, Devon and his family had gone for dinner at the Castaways Restaurant on the beach at Crystal Cove State Beach just north of Laguna Beach, CA.
After their meal, they spent sometime on the beach. Devon had been throwing a football to his six year old son. After sunset they walked a few blocks to where they had parked the car. That’s when he discovered he had lost his wedding ring. He wasn’t quite sure when or where, but he assumed it happened while throwing the football.
They went back trying to search with their fingers in the sand.. Returning home frustrated, Devon went on line searching metal detectors for rent or for sale. That’s when he found TheRingfinders.com and contacted me. We met the next morning and he showed me the location. It was a 30 ft. Square area where he had stood in the center throwing in all directions. I decided to just start in the center and grid in a spiral. After a half hour it was not looking good. I was running out of search area. Devon stood back about 50 feet not to distract me, but I could see that he was loosing hope. Then the right sound and target ID number from my detector. One quick scoop and there was Devon’s ring. I held in the air and Devon’s face lit up with joy. Right away he called his wife to report the good news.
These searches, where the person doesn’t remember feeling the ring slip off their finger can go either way. It’s almost always a surprise when we find them.