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How to Find a Lost Ringin the sand in Carpinteria: Expert Tips from a Metal Detector Professional

  • from Santa Barbara (California, United States)

Losing a ring can be a heart-wrenching experience, especially if it’s a lost engagement ring or a lost wedding band. Whether you’re dealing with a lost ring in the yard, garden, or on the beach, it’s crucial to act quickly to increase the chances of recovery. Here’s a real-life story that illustrates how professional help can make all the difference.

Lost Ring in the Sand: Pablo’s Story

One Sunday afternoon, Pablo from San Francisco was visiting Carpinteria. He spent the day relaxing on the beach and playing his guitar. As he stood up and shook the sand off his hands, one of his rings flew off into the sand. Panic set in as he realized he had a lost ring buried somewhere in a 10’ by 10’ area of sand. After an unsuccessful attempt to comb through the sand inch by inch, he decided to look up “how to find a lost ring in the sand.”

This search led him to Ventura County Ringfinder Dave Mac Donald, a metal detector expert renowned for finding lost wedding rings, engagement rings, and other valuables in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Pablo called Dave, and within 50 minutes, Dave had located and returned the lost ring to Pablo’s finger.

Why You Should Contact a Metal Detector Expert

If you’ve lost a ring, time is of the essence. Contacting a professional like Dave Mac Donald can save you time and frustration. Here’s why you should consider reaching out to a metal detecting service instead of trying to rent or buy a metal detector yourself:

  • Skill and Experience: Detecting is a skill that takes time to master. Professionals like Dave have the expertise to find lost items quickly and efficiently.
  • Equipment: High-quality metal detectors used by experts are far more effective than the average rental units available to the public.
  • Success Rate: Professionals have a proven track record of success, having found countless rings and other valuables for their clients.

Services Offered by Dave Mac Donald

Dave Mac Donald, the Ventura County Ringfinder, is available to help you recover lost rings in various locations, including:

  • Lost ring in the sand: Beaches can be tricky, but Dave’s expertise covers all sandy terrains.
  • Lost ring in the yard or garden: Whether it’s a backyard barbecue or gardening mishap, Dave can find your lost ring.
  • Lost ring in the field or water: Even in more challenging environments, Dave’s skills and equipment ensure a high success rate.

Contact Information

If you’ve lost a ring, don’t waste time or money trying to handle it yourself. Call or text Dave Mac Donald at 805-290-5009 anytime, day or night, to get your lost ring back where it belongs.


  • from Jacksonville (North Carolina, United States)

Received a call from a couple that the husband had lost his cobalt wedding ring in the yard.

Arranged a good date and time to meet and attempt to find it. Took me about 15 mins because it wasn’t in the flower bed where he thought he had lost it. It was about 3 feet out in the grass. Got a 55 in Deus mono due to very high EMI.

Feels good to recover and return priceless items.


Ring count for 2024: 10
GOLD – 2 (2 – recoveries)
COBALT – 1 (recovery)
JUNK – 1


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Yard waste treasure

  • from Yakima (Washington, United States)

It was a cold snowy day in February 2022 when I was asked to search for a Lost Ring following some landscaping and pruning. The 2 Hour Dr. was snowy and it was cold outside when I arrived, but the snow had stopped. After meeting this nice couple and hearing their story, I first search briefly where he had been doing some pruning and piling the trimmings. Next, I asked to see where he had placed all of the prunings which happened to be in a large rubbish can in a shed. I slowly pulled out the material and scanned it first visually and was able to find the ring amongst the trimmings , needless to say all were happy and a very nice reward was received for the hunt. I was very pleased to be able to help reunite this Ring and its story with the owners.

Lost Platinum Wedding Band Found! Cape May NJ by John Favano

  • from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)

Lost a ring? Don’t wait to call!


On the official first day of summer Viola lost her platinum wedding band in the ocean while tossing a football on the beach in Cape May, NJ. After realizing that her ring had fallen off in the water, she saw a fellow metal detectorist combing the beach who referred her to me.  We set a time to meet and search for the ring.  The search began in waist deep water in the ocean and after a quick but though search, the ring was found 20 minutes later! The ring was recovered and returned to its owner!

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  • from Jacksonville (North Carolina, United States)

Had a buddy contact me 2-3 weeks ago about one of his buddies that has a daughter that lost 2 small gold rings in their front yard.

I was in town so I reached out to see if I could try and find them.

After an hour or so and switching from Park to General to Deus Mono. The EMI was horrible, but I managed to finally get a program that I could hear the signals over the EMI chatter.

After covering the yard again I finally got a VDI 44 and found one of the two gold rings. This ring is very tiny!

Ring count for 2024: 8
GOLD – 2 (2 – recoveries)
JUNK – 1

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Gold and Greenstone Ring Lost at Coopers Beach, Quickly Recovered

  • from Paihia (New Zealand)

Jamie posted on the local Facebook page that he’d lost his treasured gold ring, passed down from his uncle, while on holiday at Coopers Beach the previous day.
Unfortunately he had posted very detailed information as to the location.
Knowing this beach was regularly worked by casual metal detectorists, time was of the essence.
I got hold of him directly and was quickly on the road, making the 80km drive to the beach.

Arriving at Coopers Beach, it was heartening to see that there were no tell-tale scoop marks or gridlines in the sand and I got started.
Just under an hour after seeing his Facebook post, I was sending a photo of the ring to Jamie – It was now safely secured.

A couple of weeks later, I was working further down country and Jamie made the drive to meet me so I could hand over his lost ring.

Wedding Ring Found at Opal Beach

  • from Orange Beach (Alabama, United States)

On the last day of their vacation at Pensacola beach, Phil and his wife decided to visit a less travelled beach late in the afternoon. They were due back home in Fort Worth the next day and had to leave soon. I always try to provide service to accommodate and agreed to meet him in an hour to find his lost ring. I finished up what I was doing, jumped in the van (that fortunately had my detecting equipment already in it ready to go) and headed out. We met up a 6pm, got to the spot he lost the ring by 6:30 and started searching. I searched for about 30 minutes I got the signals that were unmistakeable a gold ring. Needless to say, they were relieved. The travel home plan was kept in tack and the lost ring worries were no more. Everyone was happy! The satisfaction I get helping people like Phil is why I do this!

Minnesota lost weeding ring recovered metal detecting

  • from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)

A young man from Germany was visiting Minnesota with his family. Staying at a VRBO in White Bear Lake. They decided to take the kids sledding as the backyard had a nice slope. After sledding he noticed his ring was missing. After searching the web for help, he came upon theringfinders.com website and called me. The snow was still quite deep for my first try and I couldn’t find it. I told him not to worry as I would give it a try after the melt. The 2nd time was the charm.

Glad I could help out!!

Take Care –


Lost Ring Recovered In Kananaskis

  • from Cochrane (Alberta, Canada)

Michael spent the day at Mt. Lorette in Kananaskis Country spotting golden eagles as they migrated through. At the end of the day, after returning to the car, he realized his recently re-forged wedding ring was missing. After sharing his story on the phone we thought we might be able to find it……we were right. Click on the link above for the full story.

Lost Wedding Band Recovered at Gordon Georgia Farm – Marriage Saved!

  • from Warner Robins (Georgia, United States)

On March 15th I received a call from Matt, who explained how while camping he had lost his uniquely crafted tantalum wedding band.  While on a camping excursion to his good friend’s farm, halfway between Macon and Milledgeville, Matt was taking care of the cooking and needed to remove his wedding band.  Sometime later Matt realized the ring was nowhere to be found on his person or around the area he was sitting during most of the evening.  Matt and his friend did a thorough search the next day, but the ring was lost.  That’s when Matt reached out to me. We arranged to meet at his friend’s farm on Good Friday.  When I arrived, I could not help but notice the beauty and peacefulness of the surroundings.  I enjoyed meeting Matt and we discussed in greater detail the circumstances surrounding his wedding band going missing. I could also see portions of the farm had been taped off for searching.  So with information in hand, the search was on.  I first searched the seating and fire pit areas where a coin spillage was found, but no ring.  My search then expanded outwards from the fire pit in a circular pattern.  After 20 minutes into the hunt, a promising strong tone was emitted from the detector.  A gentle excavation of the location revealed the hunt was a success; Matt’s wedding band had been found!   Matt was overjoyed and immediately contacted his wife to inform her that his wedding band was recovered and was back on his finger. I am extremely grateful for Matt contacting me through ringfinders.com and allowing me to find his wedding band.  Thank you to Matt for his very generous reward.  Your generosity also led to a person in need being blessed.  God is so good!