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Lost Gold Wedding Band Recovered in Redwood Park after Fifteen Months in East Bay Regional Parks District

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-415-895-0334

15 months after losing her partner’s wedding band on a camping trip, I returned with Kathy to search their last campsite in the East Bay hills. I was skeptical of our chances of locating her ring in a public place after more than a year. But Kathy was not giving up on locating her lost, late wife’s, wedding band.

Kathy had heard about The Ring Finders from her son, who read about our work in a recent article in Atlantic Magazine. With hope and optimism, she decided to give us a try.

She took me to a beautiful redwood grove and showed me where they had made a fire, and where they pitched their tents.  I set up shop by the fire ring and began a slow outward spiral grid search from the pit. On my 5th rotation, about 20 feet from the fire pit, underneath the deep redwood pine straw, under an inch of dirt, was her tiny gold band.

Kathy with her recovered wedding band.

Astonishing simple and beautiful design, detecting it, and first seeing it in the dirt, was a magical experience.

15 months later.  A priceless keepsake returned.  Never give up.

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SF Bay Area RingFinders Contact: Marshall Smith – Text or call: 415-895-0334

Metal Detectorist serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area from sunny San Mateo, CA

 

 

Lost Platinum Wedding Band .. In Sand .. San Clemente Beach, CA.

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

Saturday 8-8-15

I was checking my emails early Saturday morning when I found that Louis had sent me an email at 11:30pm Friday night. He had lost a ring at the beach and wanted to know if I could help him find it.
I immediately sent him a reply asking him to call me as soon as possible, it was going to be a big day for beach goers. I still had no idea of what beach or when and how it was lost. I waited for his call curious about which beach the lost ring could be. If I could get on the road before 9am., I could get to most the beaches before people started laying out their beach towels and umbrellas.
Just about 8am Louis called giving me the information I needed to get on the road. He had been at San Clemente beach pier surfing with some friends Friday about 7pm. He had wrapped his wedding band in his shirt leaving it on the beach with his towel.. When they came in his friend picked up the shirt and the ring disappeared in the sand. Louis verbally gave me the location so I took off to claim the search area.
Louis was across town on the west side of Los Angeles. He said he would be driving to meet me but it was maybe an hour and a half drive. I arrived San Clemente Pier and started gridding in front of the landmarks that Louis gave me. It wasn’t long before the ring showed up in my sand scoop. I took a picture of it sending it to Louis in a text message.
When Louis showed up he praised me telling me that I may have save his marriage. I know he was joking but I’m sure it makes life better not to have to tell your spouse that your ring is lost forever. It was another good day for all. “TheRingFinders Rule”.

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