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Miracle Recovery of a Stud Earring.. Huntington Beach, CA. .. In the Grass

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**** Jennifer was given a set of custom diamond stud ear rings by her parents, celebrating her graduation from law school. Each of the ear rings consists two pieces and a backing. One piece is called a jacket which the diamond stud is inserted.

Jennifer had been in the back yard of her Huntington Beach, CA. home hold her son when she realized her earring was missing. The backing was still on her ear. Women know that these backings sometimes stay on their ears after losing the earring.

Both her husband and Jennifer checked the grass small grass area where she discovered her earring missing. Her husband decided that he could remove some of the undesirable grass while doing the search. She knew there was a possibility that the earring could have hung up on her son’s clothing or her hair. So they also searched places around the patio and in the house before calling me for help. 

When I arrived Jennifer’s brother was walking to his car with a metal detector. He was totally upset with the detector realizing he didn’t understand how to operate it.

I have invested in a detector with high frequency settings that is very efficient for finding small stud earrings which have very little metal settings. Most detectorists know how difficult stud earrings can be to locate with a detector. Also most pinpointers can’t hit on a white gold stud earrings. Many times these stud are found by eye after finding the backing.

I started my search on the grass and soon found the larger jacket piece of the earring but the stud was not found. ( I placed a marker right away) . I couldn’t get another signal. Then went to the trash can to detect through the pieces of grass removed from the area. Lastly I removed four non ferrous screws from that 5’x 5’ grass area. Using two other detectors the stud was not detectable. 

Before leaving I gave Jennifer a exclamation of how difficult it is to find a stud. I could not tell her it was not in the same location I found the larger piece (jacket). I actually told her it might be findable by eye but could be just seeing the stud not the diamond. It was hard to walk away. 

The next day Jennifer called another detectorist. Who also had a high frequency detector with could get signals off the other stud earring. He was unable to find the diamond stud.

Here’s the miracle. The next day after being totally frustrated and confined to her house because of Covid. Jennifer went to the area I marked after finding the jacket. Using a kitchen fork and began to move some of the damp soil around the grass. She found the small stud 6” from the marker. When she texted me she said all she saw was a glimmer of silver color (white gold). She thanked me for finding the first piece that gave them the best possible location to search.

I know the limitations of my equipment and there is always the possibility that small metals can be masked by larger pieces of metal.

I think this stud was most likely laying in an odd angle, maybe with the diamond downward?

Happy to know Jennifer has her very sentimental set of earrings.

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Diamond Ring Lost at Laguna Beach, CA. Found in Sand

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)













It’s summer if you lose a ring at the beach or a public place, call now… 949-500-2136 ***

Tracy’s husband, Tony called me from Laguna Beach, CA. a couple of hours after she lost her diamond ring in the dry sand. Tracy had put her ring on her lap while applying sunscreen. After getting distracted she stood up and the ring fell into the sand. After a half hour she realized what had happened. The whole family searched dragging their fingers through the sand without success.

The lifeguard had suggested that they google search Tony called me for help and I ask if they could stay in the location till I got there. When I get a call out within a few hours of the loss and someone can put me in the general area. My metal detector is the perfect tool to find a ring or other precious metal keepsake.  

It didn’t take long to find this beautiful ring. Tracy was happy to get her ring back, but she felt a little embarrassed about the way she list the ring. I took the time to tell her that this happens very often. Many people don’t discover that they had lost a ring till they are miles away and don’t remember what they did that caused the loss.

Not all searches are this easy. My last three searches were not successful and each search was over 3 hours. The main reason I could not find the lost object was.. 1) too much time had passed.. 2) It was lost in a public area, probably picked up by a passer-by.. 3) the person didn’t know the general area of the loss, we sometimes can only eliminate an area that the person believes the loss occurred.

Thought of the day.. Don’t put rings on your lap when applying lotions, its a bad habit and has led to the loss of many rings.

The difficult searches are always a high feeling when the item is found. I love the challenge.


Lost Diamond Tennis Bracelet .. Dana Point, CA. .. Found

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

The day after Mother’s Day I was at a local beach going some recreational metal detecting when I received a call from Teri. Her daughter told her that she had lost the wedding tennis bracelet yesterday while at the family Mother’s Day picnic at Dana Point, CA. Her daughter had not wanted to ruin her Mother’s Day so, after searching all night she called her mother, Teri.
Teri was able to check her car, then went to the park to search the grass. She called me after finding my contact information on line. We discussed how I could search the lawn area to eliminate the possibility of the bracelet being there. Timing is important as the lawn mower or a person may find it before they can.
I met Teri and began a grid search of the grass area which was approximately 100 x 100ft. I told her that if it didn’t show up they could concentrate searching the other places her daughter had been before noticing the bracelet was missing. Towards the end of my search I could see how nervous she was getting. Then I saw her walk off towards the car. Five minutes later, I heard her yelling, I found it. It was in her car that she had search more than three times. Fourth time is a charm. A very happy mother and daughter.
It was a beautiful piece of jewelry with a diamond on each link. It was a gift from Teri to her daughter on her wedding day. Finding sentimental items with a detector is nice, but giving people the confidence to keep looking is part of the process also. I’ve got many stories of people finding their jewelry in odd places after I eliminated the hiding places like sand, grass or water.imageimage