I had been at the market this Saturday afternoon, and just pulled up in front of the house about 1:00 PM, when I received a call from Mike who had lost his ring in the sand earlier in the day. He is on vacation from Michigan, and did not want to leave his token of love behind in California. I told him I would be there in 1/2 an hour, and got ready to go.
I met Mike at the location, and he took me out to the spot of the loss. We went over what he believed had happened to cause the loss, and I agreed with him that the ring should be in the immediate area. I set up and began the search, and got a couple of bottle caps, a pull tab and an old battery. After going over the area, I began a cross grid knowing that sometimes a ring can be on edge or turned in such a way as to not be able to find it in one direction, but able to find it if searched for in a perpendicular direction. During the third pass on the cross grid I got a good strong shallow signal, and reached down and plucked Mike’s ring from the sand. I asked Mike about his ring, type of metal, etc., and then opened my hand to show him what I had found. Needless to say, he was very happy, it was now about 2:00 PM. It took a little more than an hour from first call to recovery for me to bring a great big smile back on Mike’s face, and that what it is all about.
Mike sent this nice complement:
I hope all is well! I wanted to thank you again for locating my wedding band this weekend. I’ve included a testimonial below; please let me know if I can make any changes!
I’m so thankful for the quick and expert help Steve was able to give me. I was visiting my brother and a group of his friends for the weekend, and we had decided to visit the beach to enjoy the weather. I had absentmindedly placed my wedding band in the cup holder of my beach chair earlier in the day as I was playing volleyball and swimming. As the sun moved, our group decided to pick up stakes and move to a different part of the beach. It wasn’t until after we set up our new spot that I realized my wedding band was missing. I ran back to the area where our group had previously been and searched frantically for 20 minutes. Realizing I was probably in for a long day (or that my ring was gone for good), I found Steve online and gave him a call.
Steve’s response time was incredible. I expected to wait for hours at the beach, but in 30 minutes I saw Steve with his equipment walking down the strand. He asked me a few basic questions about where I thought the ring was, set up a search grid, and located it in about 15 minutes. I was awestruck.
You can tell that Steve is a passionate craftsmen, and I’m sure this is what made finding the ring so simple for him. As we wrapped up, I got a chance to pick his brain about how and why he does what he does. You can sense that he has a deep understanding of his equipment and the right techniques for the job. More than that, though, Steve seems to have a mission. You can tell that he gets a lot of joy from finding items that are priceless to those that hold them dear.
Don’t lose your wedding band. If that happens though, call this man. He will find what you lost, and put a smile on your face too.
– Mike Spiegel
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.