lost ring in the sand Santa Monica Tag | The Ring Finders


  • from Seal Beach (California, United States)

I was heading back from metal detecting at a local lake Saturday afternoon when I got a call from Alondra, she told me that she lost her ring at the beach in Santa Monica where playing volleyball. I agreed to go & help her after I went home to pick up my salt water detector & grabbed quick snacks. It was already 6:30 pm when I left my house to drive through downtown LA and arrived at the beach just before 8:00 pm, Alondra walked me over to her beach chair & showed me where she thought her ring disappeared into the sand, I detected gridding in the area several times for over half an hour without luck. It was getting dark and she had to leave to meet friends for dinner. I agreed to stay & search a little longer & told her that I’d call if I had any luck. I only had another half hour or so before they locked the parking lot. I knew the ring was wide so I figured that it must have rolled down the beach towards the water, it was the only place left to search, less than 10 minutes of detecting in the water just above my ankles & heard a loud signal, dug & there was Alondra’s ring . I called her to tell her the good news while I was walking off the beach to the cement boardwalk, she was back in less than 10 minutes and was elated to have her ring back. I was thrilled that by not giving up I was able to help bring joy to a nice young couple.


  • from Seal Beach (California, United States)

About 1:30 on Saturday afternoon, I got a call from Kelsie, she told me that her sister-in-law Kristen just lost her ring at the beach in Santa Monica. I agreed to come to help right away, I packed my snacks and drove seventy minutes through downtown LA to the beach. I arrived there just before 3 pm, and met them on the beach. Kristen told me she gave her ring to her husband for safe-keeping before she went into the water, on the way out her husband met her half way from the beach chairs with a towel to dry off. Who said chivalry is dead? They soon realized the ring was gone. I started my search where he headed off with the towel, then three swings with the detector and got a loud solid signal. There it was, glittering in the sun in my scoop. Kristen was so happy to get her ring back. There was a crowd of onlookers surrounding the couple who all cheered when I found the ring.