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Wedding Band Lost at Malibu Beach, CA…Found and Happily Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, don’t wait, time will work against you, please CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! 310-953-5268

Tom called in the evening, he had lost his wedding ring at the beach earlier that day. His young son was going to get smashed by a wave, so Tom ran to save him, when in the process, Tom’s ring came off, fell into the frothing water, and was gone. Tom was hoping against hope that his ring could be found, but realized we should conduct a search at low tide, in which I agreed, so we decided to meet at the beach at 5:00 AM to do the search.

When we arrived we found that the beach access had a gate which was closed and locked, and would not be unlocked until 8:00 AM. We could not wait, because the tide would be coming back in and take away a lot of the search area. We decided to drive about a mile down the highway until there was public access, and then walk back in the darkness in front of all the multimillion dollar homes. We finally reached the spot, that Tom identified as to where he lost his ring, and I began my search. Tom drifted out to the water, and about 20 feet into my search I received a nice gold tone and dug. I dumped the sand, kicked it out, and in my headlight was the glimmer of gold. Tom did not see what had happened, so I picked up the ring, and walked over to him (not showing the ring to him), and asked him, “How long do you want me to search for your ring”. He kind of looked at me funny, and then I opened my hand, he couldn’t believe it. He was completely overjoyed, and I was very happy to have made his day. We then we walked back, as daylight was slowly creeping in to the day. What a great morning!

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, 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, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma 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.

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Wedding Band Lost on Beach in Long Beach, CA…Found and Happily Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, don’t wait, time will work against you, please CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! 310-953-5268

Alejandro contacted me about 8:00 PM asking if I could help him find his lost wedding ring. He had lost it earlier that day, and had a pretty good idea as to the general area where it could be. He originally was thinking the next morning, but I convinced him that even though it was now dark, it would be best to go and try that night. I knew that everything would be fresh in his mind, and any even small markers would still be there to help narrow down the search area. He agreed to meet me there that night.

It was about 9:00 PM when we met at the beach. He and his wife walked me out to the area of the loss. There was a great expanse of sand so it was imperative to get the location narrowed down as much as possible. On most beaches everything tends to look the same, and even more so at night with a limited light beam to lighten the area. Alejandro felt he had gotten me to the spot, and I began my search. I was finding bottlecaps, and tin foil, but not much else. Alejandro remembered having dug a small hole in the sand in the area they had been sitting, and proceeded to look for it. About 15 minutes into my search, he and his wife called me over, they had found the small hole. It was about 3 orr4 inches across, and looked to be about 6 inches deep, definitely unique to what I had been seeing. When I swung just to the right of the hole over a small mound of sand, I heard what sounded like the sweet sound of gold in my ear phones. One scoop, and there it was, Alejandro’s ring. I brought it out and gave it to him. He and his wife were very happy we were able to do the search. Not gone forever, but found and returned. Happiness all around!

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, 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, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma 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.

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Engagement Ring Lost in the Water at Manhattan Beach, CA…Found and Joyously Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, don’t wait, time will work against you, please CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! 310-953-5268

I received an email from Kate about a ring her daughter lost at the beach the day before. It seems her daughter Nicole was coming out of the water when a large wave hit her from behind, knocked her to the sand, and with all the violence her engagement ring came off and was gone in an instant. I proceeded to inquire with my standard questions to see how likely there would be of a recovery. Kate explained what she could, and also sent me pictures, drawn, and satellite screen shots that helped define the area. Nicole was not able to be there to show me being a flight attendant, and was gone for work. I let her know that there was a possibility of a recovery, if someone had not found the ring first. I figured that I should go at the lowest possible tide, so I let Kate know I would be going at 12:00 AM to follow the tide down, and would let her know the outcome either way.

I got to the beach right about 12:00 AM and began my search. Because of the low tide there was a lot of sand to search on the slope, so I began my search slowly and methodically. There were virtually no signals, then maybe a penny, a half hour later a piece of aluminum, another half hour another penny. It was a search with little results, but I kept on with my methodical grid. I was wearing my waders, and working into the water, because of not knowing exactly how deep Nicole was when the ring was lost, and to be sure I covered all of the possible sand available. Then 2 1/2 hours later I received a good solid signal. I dug, dumped the sand, kicked it across the open sand, turned my headlight on, and there in the darkness was the sparkle of diamonds; my heart leaped. It was still there! It was now 2:30 AM. I got back to my car and immediately sent off a text to Kate with the words “I FOUND THE RING”. She slept through the early morning announcement, and contacted me later in the morning excited, and asked for a picture. She then let me know Nicole wanted to meet me and thank me personally for the recovery when she came back into town the next week, so I held on to the ring for that meeting.

The next week Nicole and Kate contacted me to let me know that Nicole would be arriving for a one day layover. Her hotel would be in downtown Los Angeles, so I asked if I could meet with her when she arrived at the airport which would be about 20 miles closer and a lot easier to get to, which she agreed to. I made sure I arrived a little early, and we were able to find each other. She even showed me the bruises she still had on her forearms from being knocked to the sand the week before. Nicole was so very happy to get back her ring that she felt was lost forever, and I was very glad to be able to be a help for her.

Kate sent the following testimonial:

My daughter was visiting Los Angeles and lost her engagement ring when she got knocked down by a wave in the surf. She was completely distraught and we tried contacting anyone we thought could help her. Totally by chance, I stumbled across The Ring Finders website and contact information for Steve Smith. With it already being 24 hours after the fact and her having already flown out of the area, I was not at all optimistic.

I sent him satellite pictures from Google maps of where she was, pictures of the ring, and told him what time of day she lost it. He immediately identified that when she lost it was at high tide and said he needed to look for it between midnight and 2 am so he would be out there looking that night. I was shocked that a complete stranger was willing to go out at midnight wandering on the beach to try to find her ring!! I was even more astounded when he messaged back that HE FOUND IT!! I can’t even begin to comprehend HOW he did it (other than he must be an absolute genius) but whatever he did, it works!!

Mr. Smith is nothing less than a true angel and we can’t begin to thank him enough!! Not only did he find a ring that everyone was certain would never be seen again but he did it in the middle of the night when he could have been home in bed asleep!! Mr. Smith, you have definitely restored my faith in humanity and proven that there are still truly good people out there who are willing to put others interests ahead of their own! The world is blessed to have people like you in it! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

 

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, 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, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma 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.

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Platinum/ Diamond Wedding Ring Set Found with Help of Newport Beach Lifeguards

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you lose your valuable in a place where a metal detector can be used, I am available to help, call now. .. 949-500-2136 .

****  Jessica had placed her platinum/diamond wedding ring set on her towel while applying sunscreen. She was enjoying her day off with her children in Newport Beach, CA. When she left, she packed up their beach items and drove home. She was home before she realized her rings must have fallen in the sand when she picked up her towel.

Jessica was not able to locate our RingFinders service till after noon the next day. I took a verbal directions as to where the rings were lost and took off to the location 24 hours after the loss. It was 4 pm with people still laying out on the beach. I was able to scan a few open areas of the beach but I couldn’t feel confident that I did a complete search until the beach was clear of people.

After a couple hours I was able to begin a decent grid search. I found the wedding ring (the most difficult to find) right under where a couple had been sitting on the sand. The diamond engagement ring did not show. Immediately I thought that the larger ring may have been found by the people sitting on the spot. They had been running their fingers through the sand. ? 

It was getting discouraging as I did a triple grid. Then I was approached by one of the head lifeguard supervisors. He asked what I was looking for, I told him. That’s when he surprised me saying, a person had found a platinum engagement laying on the sand this morning. They turned it into the main lifeguard headquarters. I showed him the matching ring and gave the lifeguard Jessica’s name with her contact information. 

I called Jessica telling her to good news. We met later that day at the lifeguard headquarters were she was able to get her precious rings back on he finder where they belong. It was a different type recovery, who would think that a stranger would find a valuable ring and turn it into lost and found. I’m so glad the lifeguard supervisor took the time to confront me. The lifeguard in the tower had no idea that a ring had been turned into the main lifeguard headquarters. 

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE. CALL NOW … 949-500-2136

Iphone Found Buried in the Sand Returned to Owner, Venice Beach, CA.

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you lose your valuable in a place where a metal detector can be used, I am available to help, call now. .. 949-500-2136 .

 *****While searching for silver ring at a volleyball court on the sand at Venice Beach, CA. I found a IPhone X buried next to the posts that hold the net.

Later that night after returning home, I charged the phone. There was a notification saying,” This is a lost phone please call a number listed.” I called the number getting a friend of Christina, the owner of the phone.

Christina called me a few minutes later and we made arrangements for her to pick up her phone. When she met me she couldn’t understand how her phone ended up buried in a plastic bag in a location she had never been. It probably got picked up by someone who didn’t want to get located in possession of the IPhone. These phones have location apps that can be traced back to where they have been lost.

The important thing was that we were able to get Christina’s phone back to her. She was very grateful, saying I saved her a thousand dollars. Being a college student, it’s not easy to come up with the money to replace a smart phone.

‘I can help you, I WILL TRY ANYWHERE ‘

Lost Gold Diamond Wedding Ring Set in Sand at Newport Beach, CA.

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you lose a ring or jewelry in a public place call as soon as possible..  949-500-2136

Blaine’s family is from Utah enjoying a day at Newport Beach. Their vacation took a bad turn when Blaine’s wife lost her wedding ring set in the sand. She had placed her rings in her purse while on the beach.

They were about 20 miles away the beach on their way to eat dinner when his wife discovered the ring set wasn’t in her purse. She assumed that the ring may have been pulled out of her purse when she removed her cellphone. They immediately decided to return to the beach to search for the lost wedding and engagement rings.

While driving back, Blaine’s daughter, Abby got online finding my contact information. I talked to Blaine agreeing to meet him at the location. When I arrived there were 6 or 7 people walking an area looking down. They waved me over to show me the general area. There was a little disagreement as to the location. Six people with six different ideas but I knew we were close enough to find the rings if they were actually lost there.

If you start in the right place it could be a fast recovery. If the grid search is slow and thorough eventually the lost item will eventually show up. ( if it’s there )  This time it took about 20 separate by 30 ft. passes till the white gold diamond wedding ring set was in the scoop. Abby posed for a photo with the prize. Sounds easy but this happened on the towel line. The next day the beach sifting machines would have got it mixed with other beach trash.

We all walked off the beach together and the family still had time to enjoy dinner at a nice restaurant. Also the vacation wasn’t upset by the loss of such an important sentimental keepsake. 

If you ever talk to someone that has lost wedding rings or other heirlooms, you will find that it bothers some people for years. I wish I could return all the rings I have found.

 

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

Lost Tungsten Carbide Ring .. Newport Beach, CA. .. Found in Sand

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

Mohammad had challenged his brother to a running race across the sand to the water. He twisted his ankle in the soft sand falling down. At that moment he felt his ring slip off his finger. After the loss they spent several hours trying to find it with their fingers.
His friend Sama, found my number on line, calling me to ask if I could help them. I had just finished finding a ring in San Clemente. It would take me about 40 minutes to get to their location. She agreed to wait even though it was getting dark.
The area where the ring was lost was in dry sand in mid beach. The most important thing was, Mohammad had the location very well marked, 40 paces from the cement walk way and 20 paces from the trash can. The perfect search conditions, most times people get confused and can’t get back to the spot. It wasn’t long till I had the ring and both Mohammad and Sama were on their way home.. It would be nice if all searches were like this. This was also another time I had to hear, ” I didn’t know TheRingFinders directory existed”. Thanks to the Internet, Sama was able to find TheRingFinders when she Google searched, how to find a ring in the sand..

 

 

 

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WW 2 Military Dog Tags Lost .. Montage Resort, Laguna Beach, CA. .. Found and Returned

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

I talked to Craig on the phone, he told me about losing WW2 military dog tags that had been passed down to him from his grandfather. He was very distraught as these meant the world to him..
We talked for a few minutes on the phone about the location. It is a small beach cove at the Montage Beach Resort in Laguna Beach, CA.. The whole cove is less than half the size of a football field. I knew exactly where he was describing his loss. He agreed to meet me there, but I knew I could get there before Craig. It was important to beat the oncoming beach crowds.
I was able to spot where Craig had been digging the night before. I set up and searched a 20×20 ft area before he got to the beach. He was very positive as to where he had been the day of the loss. As I searched, I picked up the trash metal. Explaining to Craig that if I had to cross grid they would not bother me on my second pass. I showed him a peace of metallic strap which he told me was the same piece of metal he coached away from a seagull. He actually was feeding seagulls that day to get it to drop the metal strap.
I could not find his lost military dog tags. He was starting to believe that some young guys, that were sitting behind him, may have taken his heirloom keepsake. We talked about other options he might try to find his chain and tags.
I went home thinking that it could be possible the tags were buried deep because he had moved a lot of sand trying to find them. Long Story shortened.. I returned the next morning with a Pulse Induction detector that may give me a few inches more depth and would get all metal types. Starting at one end of the beach, I gridded the whole beach ( 2 hrs ). Up against the cliff in the sand I spotted an edge of one of the dog tags sticking out of the sand. Swing my coil and bam, a solid sound. Craig’s grandfathers WW2 military dog tags. More than 50 feet away from anywhere he had been. I had searched every bit of sand except about 50 square feet. Ready to call it a day.
We think that the seagulls may have taken them to that location or the young teenagers may have taken them to there, losing them or just throwing them there. We will never know! I do know that Craig was a happy guy.

 

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Lost Engagement Ring .. Corona DelMar, Newport Beach .. Found with Metal Detector in the Sand

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

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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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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!!!!

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