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Another Diamond Engagement Ring Lost in the Surf at Long Beach, CA. .. Found by a Member of TheRingFinders

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal detecting service available to help you find your lost ring or other precious metallic jewelry.. 949-500-2136

***A diamond engagement ring was pulled off Susanna’s finger when she was hit by a large wave in waist deep surf. The same wave also washed high up the sloping beach to pull her beach bag with car keys and a cellphone into the surf.

Susanna called me after locating my information on line. We discussed the time of day of the loss so I could determine the height of the tide when the ring came off her finger. Very important was the fact that she immediately knew when and where the ring left her finger.

All Southern California beaches are different and the sand conditions change daily. Sometimes I can tell that our odds are better to find a ring that has been lost in surf when they tell me what beach. Most times you can’t tell if it’s going to a difficult search until you get to the site. I try to tell these facts to people that need my help before going on a call out.

Susanna met me the next afternoon at low tide. She was confident as to the area of the beach where she had been. I was prepared to search chest deep water if I had to. The sand and slope conditions looked perfect for a successful search and it was only one day since the loss.

Started the grid in knee deep water finding a few coins then a silver colored ring with a diamond stone. It was not her ring but conditions made me feel that Susanna’s ring could still be holding in this type surf/sand conditions. After a half hour working parallel to the beach I was able to find Susanna’s white gold diamond engagement ring that had three sparkling diamonds. It was at the very end of the area she laid out for me to search. The keys and cellphone were not found they were not the object of this search.

I went up onto the beach where Susanna was with her fiancé, Alex. When I held up the ring both of them started yelling with excitement and joy. Alex actually gave me a big hug trying to lift me off my feet. There wasn’t many people one the beach but a couple people came to see what had happened. This was probably one of the most emotional recoveries I’ve done.

“ I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

Lost Diamond Wedding Ring in the Ocean at Catalina Island, CA.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An epic ring call with an amazing recovery in a cobble rock beach at Emerald Cove, Catalina Island, CA. four days after lost in the ocean. Catalina Island, sometimes known as the Island of Romance but this time it was not too romantic when Jacky lost her wedding ring at the island.

Dave Shenbaum’s sisters-in-law Jacky believed that her diamond wedding ring came off as she lifted her two small children into a shore boat. She was standing in knee deep water with a gravel type beach at Emerald Cove. Although she didn’t feel the ring slip off, she knew it was missing after getting into the dingy.

Dave put on his dive mask to search for over an hour to no avail. He knew he was not equipped with the right tools to ring a ring in this environment. This happened Friday and they returned to Redondo Beach the next day 26 miles across the channel. They had resolved that the ring was lost forever.

Dave, Manhattan Beach Fire Captain and lifeguard has used TheRingFinders to help people find valuable items for their owners. He contacted me Sunday at 4:30pm, asking if I’d be willing to go over to the island on his friend’s skiff or another larger boat.

We checked the tides and weather forecast to choose the best time to get to the site. Monday seemed the best but only allowed us a few hours to prepare.

I have never met Dave Shenbaum or Joe Bark retired fireman and I was a little apprehensive about jumping in a boat that I have never seen with strangers to cross the Catalina channel.

We met at the next morning to take the Joe’s ocean skiff to Emerald Cove. It would be the fastest and most maneuverable getting us to shore. Everything went like clock work we were almost like Navy Seals on a mission. I was on a small boat with trained first responders that have been on many rescues and other emergency situations. Can’t ask for better partners than that.

After an hour and fifteen minutes we landed on the gravel beach. Dave and I went ashore where he showed me his landmarks to where the loss occurred. It was low tide so I started at the waterline gridding parallel along the beach. Halfway on the third pass after I had dug two trash targets the next signal was the beautiful white gold diamond wedding ring. We took a few photos at the location then jumped in the boat for the return trip.

Arriving back a Redondo Beach King Harbor four hours round trip, including our search and photo-op.  Steve and Jacky Shenbaum met us at dockside not knowing we had already recovered her wedding ring. Dave held out his hand with a few pebbles from the beach and her ring. She did a quick double take then the tears of joy started to flow her husband Dave Shenbaum could not believe that his brother had set this recovery up and kept it a secret till he could surprise the both of them. This was definitely an epic ring recovery. I could not have done this without the help of Dave Shenbaum and Joe Bart two of Manhattan Beach’s finest.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

Wedding ring lost while body surfing in Huntington Beach

from Sunset Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-714-944-0555

I made contact with Amy after I heard that her husband John had lost his ring while body surfing. I met them at the beach around 8pm so John could show me the location. Unfortunately the tide was at it’s high for the day and I could not find it. I told them I would search again when the tide is lower. The next day during the afternoon low tide I was able to locate the ring with my brand new metal detector in about 15 minutes. It was exactly in the area where John said he lost it.

I called Amy with the good news and she came to the beach to pick up the ring. Amy said she was going to wait until John got home to surprise him with the ring.

If you ever need help finding your ring, please don’t post the location of the loss.

Call me at 714-944-0555

 

 

Lost Wedding Ring – Pensacola Beach- FOUND!!!

from Pensacola (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-850-346-1736

Today was such a cool day because I got to help out a fellow detectorist. 😳👍 Allan and Ami came down for the weekend to celebrate their 16th anniversary and unfortunately Murphy’s Law struck quickly. As they were waiting to check in they decided to wade out in the beautiful Gulf waters. Allan was explaining to Ami that she had to be very careful out in the deeper water because your ring can fall right off your hand. As he touched his left hand to illustrate his point… you guessed it, Kerplunk! Allan’s ring fell straight down in the water and quickly buried in the sand. Luckily they emailed me and although I didn’t get the email until late last night, we touched base first thing this morning. I quickly started getting ready and unfortunately tragedy struck. I badly pulled a muscle in my upper back and had to be helped to lie down. My wife sent Allan and Ami a text explaining that I was hurt and there was no way I could come today. They are very nice people and were more concerned with my health than anything else. I took some Motrin and laid still for a few hours until I dozed off. I woke up and realized that whatever had popped in my back was back where it was supposed to be and although I was really sore, I gingerly went to the front yard to see if I could swing my detector without too much pain. It hurt but I knew Allan and Ami were leaving town at 2pm and I really wanted to send his ring with them. I gave them a call and luckily they were still here and about to have lunch at Pegleg’s. I was quickly enroute to the beach.  Well Allan has done a lot of land detecting and he had tried to mark the location of the ring when it fell and did a great job. I always do a larger area and overlap my passes multiple ways because I have learned what Allan was about to; it’s never where it’s supposed to be in the water. 😃. The first thing I found was an iPhone X in a Lifeproof case complete with multiple credit cards (stay tuned for that return story this week 😉). Although it definitely wasn’t their ring, I think it gave Ami some hope that I really could find stuff buried in the sand out in the water. It wasn’t too many passes before I was worried that Allan might be getting concerned that I was in the wrong area. But then I heard that beautiful sound!!!  I called to Allan and waved him out to join me. He looked shocked when I told him that I thought I had located it and asked if he would like to do the “honors” and “dig it up”. He told me to go ahead and I very gently dug a large scoop full of sand. When I verified with my machine that I had whatever it was in my scoop, I just smiled and handed the scoop to him. Well, he smiled even bigger when he washed out the sand and saw his ring gleaming back at him. It was a great moment when he quickly put that ring back where it belongs and began striding back to Ami to show her that their anniversary weekend just got a whole lot better. 😃

Thank you Allan and Ami for letting me help you and for your patience and understanding when I was hurt this morning. Thank you also to the very nice front desk crew (especially Gillian) at the Holiday Inn Pensacola Beach who allowed me to park on property and even helped us celebrate when Allan showed them his ring!  👍👍👍

Class Ring Lost in Ocean .. Corona Delmar, CA. .. Recovered Next Day

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

Justine had been swimming at Corona Delmar State Beach when she realized her necklace had broken and a class ring was missing. She told me that it happened in chest deep water. I explained to her it would be difficult to search in the surf at this time but we could meet to pinpoint the location. It happened at about a 4.0 high tide.

It is a short drive to the beach, so we discussed my plans to return the next morning at a 6am low tide. Justine did not look happy when I told her I could not attempt a search with these surf and tide conditions. Also, I tried to be honest with her that we could give it a try. This is not a lake, many conditions effect a successful search. We can’t find it if we don’t try. We have the correct search area which helps quite a bit.

I returned the next morning a .2 ft low tide. Working a grid out to waist deep water with a small but surging surf. I got a good signal on my Minelab Excalibur metal detector. It gets crazy trying to retrieve a target in 4 ft. of surging surf and it took several attempts to get the ring but it was finally in the scoop.

I took a couple photos of the ring and sent them to Justine in a text message. She called right away and we agreed that I could mail her the ring as she lived near Palm Springs which is over 100 miles away. It was a fun search and even though I couldn’t give the ring directly to Justine, I could hear the gratitude in her voice over the phone. She also agreed to send me a photo of her smiling and holding the ring. Of all types of ring searches I have done these rings lost in the surf are the most exciting. The sand is always moving and some beaches are worse than others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have lost your ring or other sentimental keepsake, please contact me ASAP. You will not be bothering me. I will answer the phone 24/7. Our chances of finding your valuable metal keepsake are greatly increased by getting together as soon as possible. I use the state of the art metal detectors which also make for successful searches. My search areas are, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove, Corona Delmar, Balboa Beach, Huntington Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach, Oceanside, San Clemente, Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, Aliso Beach, Seal Beach, Long Beach, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, Paradise Cove, Westwood, LosAngeles, Hollywood, including all of Orange and LA counties.

 

Diamond wedding band recovered from the ocean in Delray Beach Florida

from Hollywood (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-954-892-8993

Recently I received a call from Rebecca, who just returned from her honeymoon and, 3 days later, she lost her 5 diamond wedding band in the ocean in Delray Beach, Florida. She was so surprised that it fell off because she said that her husband had to force it on her finger at their wedding just days before but as we all know, fingers shrink. The complication was not that it was a water recovery but it was lost 75+ yards off shore on a sand bar that may or may not still be there for it was a couple of days after the loss when she contacted me. I told them that I could meet them at sunrise the next morning and I geared up with my equipment and a Boogie Board(a first for me). I met her and her husband at the beach but she had to go to work so her husband proceeded to review landmarks with me before he headed off shore on his paddle board with me following on my Boogie Board. Luckily the water was like glass, the sand bar was still there and he got me close enough to the loss area that I was able to find it within about an hour.

This was Rebecca’s response after we sent her pictures of the recovered ring:

“OMG I LOVE YOU!!!! Thank you so much I’m sure you get this all the time but you are incredible! This ring meant the world to me and I was Devastated it was gone. Thank you so much please let me ever know if you need anything!!!”

Another happy newlywed couple!

Lost wedding ring recovered at Margaritaville resort, Hollywood FL

from Hollywood (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-954-892-8993

I got a call and text from Courtni who was on vacation and panicking because her husband lost his wedding band in the ocean in front of the Margaritaville Resort in Hollywood Florida, which is where they were staying. I got there an hour after they called but rough seas and lightening from a big storm ended the search too soon on day one. Before sunrise on day 2 I had recovered the ring in chest deep water, texted them a picture and met them on the beach shortly thereafter. Another happy couple, thanks to The Ring Finders!


This is how Courtni described her experience:

“When my husband and I were looking forward to a relaxing beach vacation, losing his wedding band in the ocean was not on our itinerary….or so we thought. Hubby went body surfing one day and resurfaced with a bare hand..we were devastated. After losing all hope, a friend told us about a ring finding service. Chris was in our area and was FANTASTIC! He quickly came out the next day and got to work searching for hubby’s ring. The weather turned bad about an hour after the search began, but Chris wasn’t about to give up and said he would be back in the morning for round 2!! We were SO happy and amazed when he found the ring quite quickly the next day! No amount of thanks can be given for retrieving our lost gem. Thanks again, Chris!! Your mad skills shine brighter than the Florida sun itself!!”

Lady’s White Gold Wedding & Engagement Rings Lost, Recovered and Returned Myrtle Beach SC

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

I got a call a little after 11am today from Jamil from NY asking if I could help find his wife’s two rings in the sand. This was another lost ring call from Myrtle Beach so I called Matt Fry, the TRF for Myrtle Beach. Matt and I discussed the situation and he told me to go ahead and take the call. I called Jamil back and let him know I was on my way.

I met Jamil and his wife, Khatira on the beach with their 2 small children. Khatira told me she had taken her rings off and placed them in her lap, forgot them and stood up causing her rings to fly into the soft sand. After about 10 mins of searching, getting the lifeguard to move an umbrella and chairs I got the first tone and scooped up her engagement ring. A few more passes with the detector and I got the second tone and scooped up her wedding band. A very happy and relieved couple!

Jamil and Khatira, thank you for trusting me to find your lost treasure and for the very generous gift. Have a great time with the rest of your vacation and a safe trip back home.

Please watch the video of the recovery below.

Jim

 

Thank you for watching my video

How to Find a Lost Ring at the Beach — Sanibel Island

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

I received a call from a family staying at Sanibel Island while on vacation.

This sweet gal (pictured) had taken her four rings off to apply sunscreen and laid them on the beach towel.  Forgetting that the rings were on the towel, she picked up the towel when gathering up items to head in.  When she realized what had happened, they began searching for the rings.  They could only find three of the four.  That’s when they called me for the additional help of a metal detector.

I had appointments scheduled for the day so my wife volunteered to go.

Upon arriving, the general area on the sand where the ring was thought to be lost was marked with a pile of shells.  Within 10 to 15 minutes my wife got a good signal on her detector a few feet from the marked area.  In the scoop was the missing diamond platinum wedding band.  Hugs and smiles were exchanged as the ring was returned to her finger where it belongs!

Lost gold ring recovered at a south Florida university.

from Hollywood (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-954-892-8993

On Friday the 4th I received a frantic 2am text from Stefan who lost his gold and diamond wedding ring on the Barry University campus after a soccer practice. I spoke to him at 4 and we met at first light.

Stefan had seen it fly off his finger on Thursday evening while walking down a pathway but it disappeared into the bushes and he was unable to locate it. He was truly panicked for he stays on campus during the week but was going home to see his wife that night and could chance doing so without his ring on his finger.

He showed me the area where he lost it and I proceeded to start searching.
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Within a few minutes, and with the help of my Garrett pinpointer, I found it in the mulch below the bushes. Needless to say, he was very happy and only now would he share the story about the lost ring with his wife.

Another couple saved from heartbreak thanks to The Ring Finders!

I will search land or sea(including scuba dive) to help you get reunited with your lost treasure and heal your heartbreak.

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