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Engagement Proposal Gone Wrong .. Ring Lost in Surf .. Huntington Dogbeach, CA.

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

imageimage                   Matt and Tiffany were walking the beach at low tide watching the sunset. Matt had intentions of proposing to Tiffany by presenting her with a engagement ring. It is a very flat beach and they were well away from the waterline. Matt came up with an idea to put the ring under a shell, so when Tiffany picked it up, she would find the ring. Even though they were away from the waterline, a small surging wave came up washing over the shell and the ring. The ring immediately disappeared. As soon as the sand gets saturated it is actually like quick sand, the ring sinks out of sight. Most times it doesn’t go very deep at least for the first few days. They spent a couple hours searching frantically as the tide was coming in and darkness overtook them. After returning home, Matt went online to research buying or renting a metal detector. That is where he found theringfinders.com locating my contact information. We met for a few minutes the next day at the next low tide. After hearing a detailed story and checking the past tides, I set up my grid pattern.. Matt was very positive about the location of the loss. My concern was the size of the setting may help the waves move the ring great distances. After 4 hours with no success I had to abandon the search till the next low tide.. The next afternoon I started 3 hours before low tide working an area south of the yesterday’s search. Then reworking the original location finding very few targets. Exhausted with the tide coming in, I was making plans for the next day’s search. My plan was to return with my Excalibur detector and search waist deep at the next low tide. It was dark, so just before leaving I went 100 yards. north swinging randomly. That’s when I got the sweet sound of gold.. Five or six inches down I scooped the beautiful white gold diamond ring.. I sent a photo of the ring in my hand to Matt in a text.. He said he almost dropped his phone when he saw the picture. We met the next morning at Starbucks. Tiffany and Matt came together . I had put the ring in a jewelers ring box with a sea shell. I gave it to Matt and he gave it to Tiffany.. This was the first time she had seen the ring other than a photo.. What a beautiful day, I will never forget.. Thanks to Matt and Tiffany for sharing the special moment with them.. I love my service.. Ring Lost Thurs. 10-27-15  — Ring Found Sat. 10-30-15   —  Using Minelab CTX3030 metal detector imageimage

Ring found in sand … Hyatt Regency Hotel … Huntington Beach, CA.

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

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Tuesday  February 3, 2015

Jim is staying at the Huntington Beach Hyatt Regency Hotel on a business conference. He is visiting from Denver. When he called me at 5:45pm , it was moments after he had dropped his tungsten wedding ring in the sand while brushing sand off his pants. He had a pretty good idea of the location. He and his two friends even put the location on their smart phone with GPS co-ordinates. It was only seven miles from my location to where Jim was, but he told me he had a meeting to attend in one hour. I told him I was in my car with my detecting equipment and it was important that I have a few minutes with him before his meeting.

The traffic was not too bad coming from Newport Beach. The trip only took 15 minutes. It was also nice, not to pay $15 for parking. I have a yearly parking passes for most beaches around the Orange County area.  Calling Jim as I pulled up, he saw my car and waved me over to the location on the beach. It was a little nerve racking because of the up coming meeting. I set up a grid right away, starting at the center of a 50 foot square area. Walking straight through the center rotating in a spiral. It’s not good push myself, because that’s inviting mistakes that can be time consuming. After the first pass I turned to start the second pass, the first two targets that I retrieved turned out to be trash metal, but the third was Jim’s ring. We rushed to take photos for this blog.. Jim called home to report the good news to his wife. They still had time to make it to his business meeting. He did have a big smile but my camera would only let me take one photo. We did have a nice sunset in the background. It was a pleasure to meet Jim and his friends, but it was sort of like.. “Wam Bam, Thank You Stan”

 

Lost Platinum Wedding Band … Encinitas, Calif. … Found in the Sand

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

Sunday,  April 13, 2014

Dave called me Sunday evening about 7pm. He had lost his platinum wedding band in the sand at a beach in Encinitas, Calif.  I told him that I could meet him in one hour depending on traffic.  When I met him it was dark, that’s not a problem because I have a head lamp and several flashlights. Dave was with his son, Jake and as we walked to the beach Dave told me how he lost his ring.  As Dave and his family were leaving the beach he picked up his towel and brushed off some sand with his hand. The ring slipped off into the sand. The whole family searched through the sand with no success.  After returning to their vacation condo they, googled metal detector and my name came as member of TheRingFinders. These can be very easy searches, but strange things happen so I try not to be over confident.. The most important factor that helped me find this ring was that Dave marked the location. My CTX 3030 made short work of finding this platinum ring before the high tide could move the sand around..  It was a pleasure to meet Dave and his son Jake.  I hope Dave, Jake and the rest of the family enjoy their vacation on a beautiful California beach before returning to Las Vegas.

 

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