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Metal Detecting for a Lost Wedding Ring at Seal Beach, CA . .. Found and Returned to Owner

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*** Frank and his family were at Seal Beach, CA. when he put his platinum wedding ring in the pocket of his beach chair. Last year he had lost the same ring in the surf for over a month and I was able to recover it. That time his wife called me giving me verbal directions. I knew it was a shot in the dark, but it turned out to be a successful search. She didn’t tell him and surprised him by hanging it where he normally put his ring while showering. 

Even though he had had the platinum wedding ring resized, Frank didn’t want to lose the ring in the water again. He put his ring in a pocket of his beach chair for safekeeping. This is such a common story, I knew we had a very good chance to find the ring as he contacted me within an hour of the loss. Our only possible problem could be, he did not realize the ring was missing until they got back to the car. ( a couple hundred yards across the sand). It’s my experience that rings in beach chair cup holders fall out when the chair is picked up or soon after.

This time I went out to the towel line and near a blue tent that Frank had given as a landmark. The tent was still on the beach. After a few grid lines, I got a few great signal in my earphones with a perfect platinum ID reading on my detector screen. A quick dig with my sand scoop revealed Frank’s Tiffany Platinum Wedding Ring.

I called him and he was able to meet me 20 minutes later. It was our first meeting and he told me the story about how his wife had surprised him after losing the ring in the surf last year. Every search is different and it’s always an adventure to search for items lost in so many different scenarios. In a lot of ways, it like gambling. I’ve got to believe the person has a general idea where the ring was lost. I do have a list of texts of people that have found their lost jewelry at a completely different location . It is just part of what we do as ring finders. Also many people do not understand what it takes to be a ring finder.  It’s a special challenge to find a known a known lost object, much different than wondering around a park or beach finding the odd valuable. 

I am retired having many things that keep me busy. I would rather be available to search for sentimental lost keepsakes than do anything else. It was a pleasure to meet Frank and return his wedding ring a second time. 

I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”… Finding your valuables is important to me .. Call now !  Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136  .. Email: Stan.Ross@theringfinders.com

Very Small Gold Cross Pendant Lost in Grass.. Santa Monica, CA. .. Found

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal Detecting Service .. Call Stan the Metal Detector Man ..  949-500-2136

*** Mary was doing her yoga work out on a lawn when her necklace broke. The small gold cross that was a gift from her mother disappeared into the grass. She found my service on line. She immediately called me asking if I was available to yelp her. 

I left right away to meet her in Santa Monica, CA., where she was waiting to show me the location.

She showed me where the incident happened. As we looked into the lawn I caught a glimpse of gold in the grass and pointed, before I could say anything, Mary spotted it at the same time. 

After retrieving the petite gold cross, I checked it with my pinpointer and could not get a decent signal. I know this was so small that a metal detector may not have detected this. So happy that we were able to visually locate this very small gold cross. I believe the time of day and the position the sun helped to make this visible. Mary was was very happy that she waited long enough for this recovery.

Don’t wait, call as soon as possible… Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136  .. “I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

Lost Gold Wedding Ring in the Sand at Monarch Bay Resort, Dana Point, CA.

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If you lost your ring in the sand call  “Stan the Metal Detector Man” available now … Call or Text  .. 949-500-2136

**** Ann and Doug are from Chicago, IL. They were vacationing in Laguna Beach, CA. he lost his wedding ring.  They were enjoying the day at Monarch Bay Resort. After lunch they went out on the sand to take a walk near the water’s edge. In the middle of the beach Doug picked up a ball to throw it to Ann. His loose fitting gold wedding ring went flying off his finger into the soft dry sand. It disappeared immediately. 

The beach attendants assisted them to search for the ring without any success. Ann and Doug had to leave the area because they had be in San Diego, CA. that evening. As they were driving the 70 miles, Ann found my contact information on line. She called me at 4:30pm as they were driving, telling me they had lost the ring about 2:30pm. She verbally explained what had happened and sent me some photos of the location of the general area of the loss. The internet and cellphones are awesome.

I have been on that beach several other times but this time I could not get through the security gate. Just a little inconvenience, which meant I’d have to walk in about 3/4 of a mile. When I got to the beach and lined up with the landmarks Ann had given me, I found some rake marks on the sand. These had to be where they searched couple hours before. Starting my grid search I covered the whole marked off spot. Now I began a new grid area to the south. On the third 25ft. line got my first signal and only signal. Yes, it was Doug’s gold wedding band, out in the middle of nowhere. 

I contacted them with the good news. We discussed the best way to return the ring as mailing it was not proving to be the best option. They could not be returning to Chicago for several days. After discussing several ideas, I realized how important this ring was to Doug and I volunteered to deliver it to him at their hotel in San Diego. I was free and it wasn’t that much trouble, so I made the drive and met the both of them before 9pm. I do enjoy meeting the people I had the pleasure to help, that’s the bonus for me.  

Another happy day in the life of a Ring Finder and then people we are able to help.

I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”… Finding your valuables is important to me .. Call now !  Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136

Marriage Proposal on the Beach Goes Wrong.. Engagement Ring Lost in Sand.. Newport Beach, CA.

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you lost your ring in the sand call  “Stan the Metal Detector Man ”.. 949-500-2136 

*** Geisia was vacationing in Newport Port Beach, CA. with friends and family. Just before sunset they were all on the beach ready to be present when Matthew surprised Geisia, asking her to marry him. When he opened the ring box to give Geisia the ring, the ring was not there.

Panic set in amongst the group, but Matthew proposed anyway. Afterwards everybody in the group tried their luck at finding the ring in the sand, even though nobody actually saw the ring fall into the sand.

The next morning they spent the morning searching the car and the hotel room, because there was a strong probability it could have been lost before getting to the beach. Then they had to drive back to Sacramento, CA. . Four days after the loss Geisia found me while searching for ideas to find the engagement ring.

She realized that several days had pasted when we talked on the phone. There were several areas where the loss could have occurred but I offered to grid search the location on the beach. At least I could give her closure that the ring was not there.

Even though there were people on beach, I went to the beach before noon to cover part of the area where they walked in. It was close to where I live, so I returned to continue clearing the whole area after sunset. It’s hard to stay positive while doing a search where there so many other places the loss could have happened. I love to have people say, ” I saw it fall off my finger ”.. Even then, there are times when the item can not be found.

Long story, short and to my surprise after two hours I got a little weak signal that is typical for a small 10k white gold ring. ”Boom” Geisia’s diamond white gold engagement ring in the scoop. It came just before giving up on the search, because I had been running out of search space. I was more than 25 yards outside the search area box when the miracle happened.

I called them with the good news. Then the next morning, mailed it to them using next day mail service. She sent me awesome thank you messages and photos of her and all their friends.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ Call Now, I can answer any questions about finding your lost valuable .. Stan .. 949-500-2136

Irreplaceable Gold Tourmaline Ring Lost in Ocean at Long Beach, CA. .. Found Two Days Later

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**** Kathleen had been at a party in Long Beach, CA. with her friends on a Friday night. After midnight they all decided to take a swim in the ocean. Unfortunately she lost her vintage gold tourmaline ring in the water. After finding my contact information online, she told me that she was only in waist deep water and felt the ring slip off her finger. 

Kathleen was unable to meet me at the location. In this case it would be unnecessary because I would be searching at the low tide at 4am. Also she had sent me very clear directions using google earth marked up screen shots. My first search was in successful but I did get an idea of the conditions. The next day was a lower low tide and I was prepared to dig the many trash metal signals on this beach. 

I began my grid search in the center of the area of the loss, covering the zone to the north towards the water and back to the dry sand. After doing about 40 yards in that direction, I returned to my starting point where I continued my grid to the south. Second grid line in the south direction ”Boom” a great signal ( same as a aluminum pull tab )   Kathleen’s gold tourmaline ring. My first tourmaline ring and it was a beautiful color as the sunrise was beginning. 

I called her later that morning with the good news. We met later that morning to get her ring where it belongs. This ring was purchased several years ago in New Orleans, Louisiana as memory of her vacation to Marti Gras events. This was a challenging search dealing with the early tides and the metal trash, but worth every minute to be able to see the smile on Kathleen’s face when she held her cherished keepsake.

Don’t wait, call as soon as possible… Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136  .. “I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

Lost Gold Ring in Mission Viejo, CA. Park.. Found and Returned by Metal Detector Man

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I FIND JEWELRY”  call Stan the Metal Detector Man if you need  help ..  949-500-2136  ..  Email: Stan.Ross@theringfinders.com

… I was contacted by Phil who believe he lost his gold wedding ring while at a Totlot in Mission Viejo, CA. He had put his ring in his pocket when he took his son to play at the local park. When Phil talked to me on the phone he said he would not be able to meet me until late afternoon.

In this case I didn’t believe it was necessary to have him present as normally totlots are not very large. I assured him that he could trust me as I do this often, I don’t need anymore rings. It’s much more rewarding to find and return sentimental keepsakes such as wedding rings.

I was able find the park and I had the whole park to myself. It was a short walk to the sandy Totlot play area. He had mention that the monkey bar area was where he believed the ring was lost but he had also spent time with his son at the swings. 

When I came to the swing area there were tell tale signs that it had been searched, finger drag marks. A quick scan with my detector, no signals. Then I walked directly to the bars where the ring signal showed up on my metal detector. Phil was right about the location of the loss. 

I took a photo of the ring and Phil was able to meet me in between his daily duties. He was very appreciative that he was able to get his ring found and returned by just making a phone call. 

These days people are busy and it always easy to get the time to rent a metal detector, learn how to work it and get back to spend hours learning to search for a important irreplaceable sentimental keepsake. This is why I feel good about helping people like Phil, also we have to give credit to the Internet and all the new technology.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ Call Now, I can answer any questions about finding your lost valuable .. Stan .. 949-500-2136

Lost Gold Wedding Ring at The Wedge, Newport Beach, CA. .. Found in the Sand Next Day

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mobile Metal Detecting Service .. Call Stan the Metal Detector Man .. 949-500-2136

… Kendra and her husband Michael were at The Wedge in Newport Beach, CA. It is a famous surfing and body surfing spot at the south end of the Balboa Penesula. Michael had handed Kendra his wedding ring as he didn’t want to lose it while body surfing.

They returned home before realizing Kendra did not have the ring. Early the next morning they returned to search by hand in the dry sand. While they were crawling around in the sand. The couple that I had found their ring the day before ( Jolene and Greg )  told them about my service. Kendra looked me up on TheRingFinders website. I was able to meet them shortly after talking to them. 

When we met they showed me a 20’x20’ square area where they had been sitting. Like most beach loss locations it was easy to spot with all the finger drag marks in the sand. It didn’t take long to find the yellow gold wedding ring. They were amazed that the service was available, telling me they would tell all their friends about The Ring Finders website. 

If you have lost a valuable metal item. Don’t wait, call as soon as possible… Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136  .. “I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “.. Email: Stan.Ross@theringfinders.com

Crystal Cove Metal Detector Service Found and Returned Wedding Ring Lost in the Sand

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Beach Metal Detector Service available at Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, CA. helped a couple of tourists find a gold wedding band lost in the sand…  Available to help you now… Call Stan Ross ..  949-500-2136

**** George and Sarah had been at Crystal Cove State Beach which is located in the city of Newport Beach, CA. They had met friends that evening for dinner and a few drinks at the Beachcomber Resturant. They took a walk on the beach after dinner. George had made a gesture with his hand and his loose-fitting wedding band flew off his finger into the dry sand.

Six people spent most of an hour searching the sand in the dark with no results. Then one of them did a google search that gave turned up my contact information on the ring finders website.

It’s less than a five mile drive for me so we met shortly after talking on the phone. This would have been nearly impossible without the benefit of cellphones and google search.

The other members of the group went back to the bar to enjoy their adult beverages. Sarah and George walked me to the location and we had the ring minutes after I turned on my metal detector. Part of their evening was disrupted but they were still able to enjoy the rest of the evening with their friends. 

I know we could have found the ring the next day. It would have involved a separate 40 mile trip for Sarah or George plus a whole night of worrying about the loss of a very sentimental keepsake. Some people have jobs or obligations that prevent them from meeting up to show me the general locations. Many times I’ll ask for a Google map screen shot or a Google map pin marker to get me to the general location when they are unable to meet me.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”… Finding your valuables is important to me .. Call now !  Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136  .. Email: Stan.Ross@theringfinders.com

Lost Hierloom 22k Gold Bracelet.. Venice Beach Pier, CA. .. Found by Stan the Metal Detector Man

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“I FIND JEWELRY”  call Stan the Metal Detector Man.. if you need  help ..  949-500-2136  

…. Jas is a college student who lost an irreplaceable heirloom 22k bangle type Bacelet that had been passed down from his grandmother to his mother and then to him. He was at Venice Beach, CA. next to the pier. A very populated part of the beach.

The loss occurred two days before he contacted me. Jas and several of his college friends were play spike ball on the beach when decided to put the gold bracelet in his backpack for safekeeping. Sometime during his stay the backpack must have got knocked over or the bracelet was pulled out when he took something out of the backpack.

Discussing the facts of the loss, he only realized the irreplaceable heirloom was not in the backpack when he got back to his residence. I could tell that he was desperate and this bracelet was very important to him. 

It was important to not give Jas false hope. This location is very well maintained by LA county beach crews, also this time of year there are recreational metal detector people that search that area daily. This item was so big it could also be found by someone running their hands through the sand.

Nevertheless the less I agreed to drive and meet him at the location. Just before arriving Jas called telling me he couldn’t meet me at the Venice Pier. On to plan ”B”, I just decided to grid search the whole beach between the pier and the south lifeguard tower, starting from the towel line towards the parking lot. 

It was hard to stay positive because two days had passed. The beach had very little metal trash targets. After about two hours I had a half dozen coins, a couple cigarette lighters and a few bottle caps. Then the surprising banging signal. I thought it was a aluminum beer can. When scooped the target, I heavy gold bracelet banged in the bottom of my sand scoop. I had no idea of the size and how beautiful the item I was looking for. It had to be more than 3 ounces of 22k gold. It will be hard to forget how surprised I was.

I contacted Jas and he scrambled to find someone to drive him the hour drive to meet, so I could return the cherished third generation heirloom. When we met he told me he had always had hopes of passing this bracelet to his daughter someday. Now that is possible!

Don’t wait, call as soon as possible… Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136  .. “I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

Another Gold Cartier Ring Recovery with Three other Rings .. Lost at a LaJolla, CA. Beach

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Metal Detecting Service .. Call Stan the Metal Detector Man .. 949-500-2136 .. Email: Stan.Ross@theringfinders.com

*** Malana was with her family vacationing from Utah. Sunday they spent the day on a small LaJolla, CA. beach. She took off her 5 rings before going swimming, laying them on her towel. After leaving the beach, she realized that the rings must have fallen off her towel into the sand. Returning the next morning they were only able to find one ring.

At the end of the third day her friend, Sage had found my contact information while doing a google search. She called me describing what had happened. Malana was only interested in finding the Cartier ring that was very sentimental to her.

It was 6pm when I received the call.  They was hoping I could meet them the next morning. After hearing the story of where, when and how much time had passed, I recommended that we do the search ASAP. The family had reservation at a local restaurant would be able to meet me after they finished their meal. 

They sent me a google earth screen shot of the site. I was able to start the grid search an hour and a half before they met me at 9:30pm.

There was half dozen family members present when Malana walked me over to the general area. The beach was free of trash metal targets which worries me. At the edge of the high water, I got a signal that was just like the last 3 Cartier rings I had recently recovered. BOOM! I had dug Malana’s cherished 18k gold ring in the scoop. Everyone began the yell and cheer. It was so loud that a couple of the beach front homes turned on their lights. Now we were in the zone and it took a few more swings of my detector to get the other three rings. I can’t believe that I was able to pick up the thin silver ring that was broken. 

What a nice family and Malana was so excited, along with her family and best friend, Sage, who did the internetwork to find me. These beaches are hunted regularly, I could not put this search off till the next day.

Don’t wait, call as soon as possible… Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136  .. “I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “.. Email: Stan.Ross@theringfinders.com