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Heirloom Diamond Wedding Ring Lost at Malibu Beach, CA…Recovered and Joyously Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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Erika emailed me Friday night to see if I could help her find her wedding ring she lost the day before at the beach in Malibu, CA. I arranged to meet her there the next morning. This ring had been her great grandmother’s ring, so it had an extreme sentimental value to her. Because it had been gone for 2 days made the possibility, of a recovery just a little more difficult, but it seemed to be a possibility because of where she believed she lost it (not in an area of where the county beach machines clean).

I got to location at the arranged time, and looked around waiting for Erika. I received an email from her that she would be later than the set time, so I asked her where she had been on the beach, and what happened to lose the ring when we talked a little later on the phone. I started my hunt where I understood her directions to start. I apparently wasn’t listening properly, because I started on the opposite side. I started finding an assortment of things, as well as some coins. About a half an hour later I got to the area she had been sitting in and ran one grid line. I was about half way through the second line when I looked down and saw what looked like a gold band sticking out of the sand. I reached down, and pulled out this beautiful diamond ring. This ring had been there for 2 days, in a high traffic area, sticking out of the sand, and not found by anyone else. It was meant to go back to Erika!

I took the ring and placed it on my little finger’s first digit, with the diamonds towards the inside of my hand. It wasn’t 2 minutes later that Erika walked up. She looked at me and saw my progress in the sand, and then asked the ‘not so sure’ question, “no luck huh?”. I then opened my hand, and said, “you mean like this?”. She was instantly overcome with disbelief and joy. As we were talking later, she stated in question form, that ” you really like making people’s day don’t you?”, and I thought, yes that is exactly it!

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, 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.

Family Heirloom Ring Lost in Malibu, CA…Recovered and Joyously Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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I was out and about yesterday when I received a call about 12:00 PM from Kyle about the loss of a family heirloom ring that his new wife of 4 days, Katie-Joy was wearing. They had been at the reception in a Malibu restaurant when the loose fitting ring had come off of her finger on the private beach the restaurant has for their guests. The ring was her late grandmother’s, that is loaned out in a family tradition to the young ladies of the family when they get married as a thing that is old and borrowed. I asked Kyle if he knew where the loss occurred, and he most definitively said yes. When I asked him how he knew so well, he explained that before he knew the ring was missing he had spotted it on the ground, picked it up, and not thinking much of it at the time, being a very small and fragile looking ring , tossed it back in the sand. Not long after, he found out about the ring, and by that time it was gone below the sand.

I asked if Kyle could meet me at the restaurant, and he said he could not get there until after he got off work at 6:00 PM. I wasn’t far from the site, so I asked him to contact the restaurant to see if they would allow me to come for the search earlier, because I was in the area. I hadn’t heard back from him, but drove to the restaurant, and called him back, when he told me he had just gotten off the phone with the activities director there who gave him the green light for me to come. I grabbed my equipment, and walked over to the director’s surprise that I had arrived so quickly. She showed me the area which wasn’t too big, and withing 15 minutes I found the ring. I knew it was the one because Kyle had informed me that there was a plastic spacer that was attached to the ring. After finding it, every restaurant staff member I met inquired if I had made the recovery, and rejoiced at the good news; what fun.

I sent a picture to Kyle of the ring, and he was pretty sure it was the one. he in turn passed on the picture to his wife who identified the ring. We made arrangements to meet last night at a coffee shop between us where I was able to give the ring back to Katie-Joy who was extremely happy to see it again. This ring will now be available to future brides in their family, as a thing old and borrowed, a continuing family tradition. Lots of fun.

Katie-Joy sent me the following to express how she felt about this recovery:

Steve,

I just wanted to take a second to email you and thank you again for finding my grandmother’s ring.  I wanted to write a review for you, but I know you mentioned that email was probably the best way to do this, so I will try my best to write one that you can hopefully use on your website or as a reference for people.

“My husband and I got married on August 6, 2016 at Duke’s in Malibu.  During the ceremony and pictures I was wearing my deceased grandmother’s wedding band and engagement ring, as this was tradition in my family with all of the girls to wear as the “something borrowed”.  The ring was small on all my fingers except my ring finger, which it was too big, so I put a spacer on.  Unfortunately, during picture taking somehow the spacer and ring still fell off my finger into the sand on the small beach we were taking photos on.  Needless to say we could not find the ring.  My husband and I returned to look for it more thoroughly, but no luck.  My husband decided to hire Steve, knowing how upset I was.  We were both working, so Steve only had the description of general area and what the ring looked like to go off of.  Within an hour of searching, Steve found my grandmother’s ring.  I am so unbelievably happy to have this small piece of history restored to the family.”

I hope this helps or you can use it in the future!  Thank you again so much for everything!

Katie-Joy

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, 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.

Lost Ring .. Malibu, CA. .. Found in Sand

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

 

 

Late Thursday night at 11:30 pm Anna Called me. Asking me about how my service works. I have asked that people call me anytime, it’s important because it may make the difference of finding your ring.
She told me that her ring was lost in the dry sand at a beach in Malibu. She had picked up her beach towel stepping away from the other people to shake out the sand before packing up to leave the beach. She was sure this was when the ring came off her finger.. Her questions for me were leading me to think a metal detector wouldn’t work. My questions for her were, could she get me to the approximate location?
I could meet her as early as 6am, the next morning, but she couldn’t be there till 10am. Traffic is a factor on the Los Angeles freeways so I was there 3 hours early. Having no idea where Ana had lost her ring, I just did a general search of the places people might set up their beach camps for the day. I did find some coins and a tungsten ring with a cross design.
When Anna arrived she walked right over to the part of the beach where I had found the tungsten ring. I asked her if her ring had a cross design, she said yes. That’s when I told her I had already found her ring. She was so surprised, but it wasn’t her ring..
I proceeded with the search, but Anna had second thoughts about the location. The high tide had changed the beach and much of the dry sand had become wet. It wasn’t that large of an area so I just expanded my grid search. Ana believed that it could be out further down the slope where the water was receding as the tide was going out. I told her I would eliminate the top of the slope and wait for the tide to recede.
As we talked about taking a break to get water and sunscreen, I was still swinging the detector. One more signal, nothing special until I looked into my scoop. Yes, Ana’s ring.. She broke out into tears of gratitude. This ring was so special to her as it was a gift from her sister. Ana was also a special lady that deserves to have her ring back where it belongs. A beautiful ring with a X type design that some could call a cross. She was a little bashful about letting me take a photo of her for our book of smiles. I can tell you her smile was one for me to remember.

Friday … August 28, 2015

Ana's Ring

Ana’s Ring

There's a big smile at the other end of Ana's arm.

There’s a big smile at the other end of Ana’s arm