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Lost IPhone near Firepits at Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Beach, CA. .. Found and Returned

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

  Email: Stan.Ross@theringfinders.com 

*** I was detecting around fire pits at Bolsa Chica State Beach, CA., when I found a working cellphone. It must have been dropped in the sand the night before. The phone was locked but it had enough charge in it to receive a call. My hope was that the owner would try calling it from another phone.

The last time I found an iPhone there was a message on the locked screen that said, this phone has been lost and it gave a phone number to contact the owner. That was convenient and easy way to return a iPhone.

I was about to take the phone into the AT&T store for help finding the owner. It had been three days since I found the phone. Just before entering the store, looked at the phone clicking on Emergency Contacts. “Boom” .. three phone numbers that I used to let contacts of Taylor know I have his phone.

Within 10 minutes Taylor called me. We set up a time and place to meet. Taylor was so excited and happy to have his phone returned. I know how he felt because I had also lost my iPhone 11 a couple days before and a couple called me right away. I didn’t have it locked, which could have been a disaster. Security plus expensive to replace $$.

I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “  Don’t wait call or text now!  Stan ..  949-500-2136 ..

Email: Stan.Ross@theringfinders.com

Two Rings Lost in a City Park Lake in Irvine, CA. … Recovered and Returned

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

*** Roz and Nema were sitting on a bench next to a local city lake in Irvine, CA.. She took two rings off her finger placing them on her lap while applying hand sanitizer. Forgetting that her rings were on her lap, she stood up and both rings fell into the lake.

A neighbor saw they needed help, volunteering to use his pool cleaning scoop to hopefully find the rings. The water depth varied from 3ft. to 4ft. with zero visibility. As he was attempting to find the rings, another neighbor told the distressed couple about TheRingFinders.com. She actually called me with her phone, handing it off to Roz. 

Roz told me about the loss while I was just leaving another search. I had my water detector with me, so I was able to drive directly to their location. We only had about an hour of daylight left. Right away I got into the water and after pulling out many trash targets, the promise ring was found. They were amazed and happy to have this ring back. 

It was dark so I decided to return the next day, even though they said it wasn’t necessary. They were very happy to have the promise ring recovered.

As a ring finder, I couldn’t give up so easy. Especially when we know the rings were lost directly in that location. It was less than ten miles from were I live. 

I returned the next morning with my wetsuit and a 6” coil set up on my detector. My plan was to dig everything,  as we weren’t sure what type metal the ring is. Roz thought it might be gold plated. After another hour in the water there was a high tone signal that gave me a #30 ID reading. It could be a quarter coin, aluminum or something silver. I scooped at the signal then looked into the scoop. “Bingo” gold colored ring with a big yellow stone. (Roz’s Ring). When I checked the ID reading out of ether water, it gave me a number #15. It was in the undercut of the embankment 4 ft. deep probably being masked by a piece of aluminum (?). I only regret that I didn’t find out what metal was masking the signal. Every search is a chance to gain more experience and I believe I’ve been on more than a thousand searches.

The rings are both back where they belong. This story of how the rings were lost and recovered will always be part of the Roz and Nema’s memories. I love being able to help people.

I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “  Don’t wait call now!  Stan ..  949-500-2136

Lost 22k Gold Chain with Pendant on Crowded Beach … Newport Beach, CA. .. Found after a Day in the Sand

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

*** Bob called me after he spent the morning looking for his 22k gold chain with a gold / diamond pendant. He is a local resident of Newport Beach and had spent the afternoon on the beach. He wrapped his gold necklace in his shirt while he took a quick swim in the ocean. While laying in bed that night he realized that his necklace was missing. It had to be somewhere on the beach.

His attempt to see if it had been turned into the Newport Beach lifeguard lost and found was not successful. After he contacted me, we met on the beach where he was able give me a good location to search. I happy to see the beach sifting machine had not worked the towel line that day. 

I began to grid search the towel line before people began to sit in the search zone. I started to worry that the necklace could have been picked up by a passerby, as the chain could have been particularly exposed. Then there is always a possibility that a recreational detectorist could have found it. Many of these people would return an item like this if they had a way to contact the owner. That is not always easy to do. 

Before beginning the search Bob told me that he had worked in India and this was a gift he bought himself to remember his time there. The pendant is called Ganesha which is well known in the culture of India. He told me that of all his jewelry, he’d rather lose his Rolex than this sentimental keepsake.

He did mention that if we couldn’t find it, he was ready to accept that the loss was meant to be. I don’t run into that attitude very often. Well, a half hour later I got a very low tone with a one digits TDI number on my Equinox 800 detector. I wasn’t really expecting anything decent when I scooped the signal, but there in the bottom of my scoop was a beautiful 22k chai and pendant. In the sunshine the color is awesome and it feels so smooth, almost soft.

Bob was sitting patiently in his beach chair 30 or 40 ft. He noticed me stop then he could see the some of the chain trying to slip out of the holes in my scoop. He came running over to me in a calm but excited manner. He was so happy to have his prize possession back.  He did say again he knows it’s material item and he was willing to accept its loss if it was meant to be. I was grateful to be a part of helping Bob find his necklace and pendant.

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

Lost Platinum Wedding Band in Backyard .. Whittier, CA. .. Recovered after Searching Two Weeks

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If you lost a ring or other valuable in your yard call Stan the Metal Detector Man .. 949-500-2136

*** Sergio spent two weeks searching his backyard lawn for his platinum wedding band. It was lost while he was cleaning his barbecue equipment on the lawn. 

I met Sergio at his home in Whittier, CA. the next morning after he called me. After walking into the back yard, he showed me where he had taken his ring off, setting it on a work table. Later his son came out to help his dad clean up. Sergio asked him to  spray off the barbecue grates, etc. which were on the same table as his ring.

Later that night Sergio realized that he didn’t have his ring on. Remembering that it was on the work table, he knew it must be in lawn. Using a flashlight in the dark the ring was not found that night. A couple days later he tried using a metal detector which was also unsuccessful. His last attempt was to pull all the grass from a 20 ft. x 20ft. area. After all that, he called me.

I grid searched the whole lawn several times with out getting a decent signal. Then used my detector to scan 4 bags of clumps of grass that had been pulled from the lawn. 

We had another talk about what other items may have been in the work area. As it could be possible the ring may have fallen into, then moved somewhere on the cement patio. Also the possibility the ring could have may have landed on the cement, rolling under or into another item on the patio. 

As a last resort we began a visual search. Boom! the ring was sitting in plain site on a shelf of one of three barbecues. It was 40ft. away from the location were Sergio had believed the loss occurred. The ring had been sitting there for two weeks, long enough to gather a ring of dust on the shelf where it had laid waiting to be found.

Sergio said he was surprised where the ring was found and couldn’t understand how it ended up in that spot. Nothing surprises me anymore about where these rings are found.

I dropped a ring in my kitchen, heard it hit the floor. Two weeks later I found it in my slippers which I had moved to the bedroom. I’m supposed to be a ring finder, two weeks? 

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

Lost Gold Diamond Wedding Ring Set in Many Possible Locations .. Yorba Linda, CA. .. Found, Just Before Giving Up

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

*** Adriana had lost both her diamond gold wedding ring set. After three days of searching many different possible areas she had been, she called me for help. 

We discussed the many places where she had been the day of the loss. The family had driven out of town to visit friends, she had made a trip to a local grocery store, she also walked across the lawn to a community mail box (150 yards.) and lastly she had done many chores inside the house. A lot of nooks and crannies for rings to hide. Adrianna and her husband, Jon desperately searched for days without success. She told me they had given up hope but wanted me to check the grass before completely letting go.

After hearing all the potential places the loss occurred, I could only suggest that with my equipment I could definitely eliminate the grassy area that she walked to pick up the mail and play area where she was with her children. There could be places to search after I get to the location.

We couldn’t meet up till the next day. Jon was there to meet me and Adriana would show up to give me person to person description of what she had done the day of the loss.

Jon showed me the path across the grass to mail box. This would keep me busy until Adriana got home. I did the whole grass area even though she probably walked a narrow pathway. After 15 minutes I got a surface signal and looking down I could see the diamond wedding ring. About 18” over there was the diamond engagement ring. I left them there.

When I walked up to the door Adriana stepped out to meet me. I asked her to show me where she had walked. As she was showing me, I said, I think you just stepped on something. When she looked down she saw the first ring. She was shocked and told me they had gone over that area a couple times, in the daylight and at night with a flashlight.

She let Jon know we had the rings and he met us outside to make a video recording of the recovery to share with his friends.

Another great recovery because it almost seemed impossible considering all the places she had been when she lost the rings.   I run out of words to explain how happy they were..

 

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

Lost Car Key Strands Young Couple 40 miles from Home .. Newport Beach, CA. .. Metal Detector to the Rescue

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

**** Alexio had put his single car key in the pocket of his pants. After taking a swim in the ocean he put his clothes on he believed the key fell out of the pocket into the sand. He and his girl friend, Malle were at Newport Beach and they live more than 40 miles away. It was starting the get cold and dark which hampered their attempts to find the key. 

Malle got out her cellphone google searching howWe to find a key in the sand. TheRingFinders website came up giving her my phone number.  I was available to meet them shortly after she talked to me. It was only about a three mile drive for me.

Alexio marked out a 20’x20’ square in the sand. He was right on with the general area. Fifteen minutes later we had the car key in the scoop and two very happy that were not stranded on the cold dark beach with no way to get home. Another fun hunt for me that made me feel good to help a nice young couple out of a predicament.

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

Surfer Ladies Lose Keys in Sand ..Sunset Beach, CA. .. Recovered by Metal Detector Specialist

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

Michelle and Ashley had been surfing at Sunset Beach, CA. Like many surfers Ashley buried her keys under the edge of her towel. When they were ready to leave, they couldn’t find the keys. 

I met them on the beach shortly after they called. They had left the area of the beach where they had been laying out, but Ashley was confident that the wet spot on the beach was where her surfboard had been. 

I grid searched the 40’x 40ft area twice and expanded my search outside that area with no success. They were confused, thinking maybe someone had seen them bury the keys. Then they asked me to stop searching. They called a relative to bring a spare set of keys and walked back to their car.

I stayed on the beach determined to finish a large area that could hide a set of car keys. Fifteen minutes after Ashley and Michelle had left the beach, I found the keys more than 100’ from the location they gave me. They still don’t know how the keys ended up that far away but the important thing is that the two surfer ladies were able to get into their car to drive home and the keys were also important. Just the trouble of replacing these keys can be aggravating. I have learned not to let the possibility that someone possibly took the keys keep me from eliminating all possible hiding spots.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “  Don’t wait call now!  Stan ..  949-500-2136

Diamond Stud Earring Lost in Beach Sand for Three Weeks .. Found at Huntington State Beach, CA.

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Stan the Metal Detector Man is available to help you now ..Call or Text ASAP .. 949-500-2136

*** John called me asking if metal detectors can find a small gold stud earring lost in the sand.  Have one detector that I purchased just for this type search. It is still not an easy type search. My favorite saying is, “ You can’t find it if you don’t try”.

I didn’t ask very many questions about how the loss occurred, because it happened at Huntington State Beach which is 4 miles away from my base. Also, John could be there to show me location where his daughter lost the earring while she removed her face mask.

We met later that afternoon where John had a 25’x 25’ area laid out in the dry sand. I set up my detector to the highest frequency and began a grid search. I also made sure that John knew this was a very difficult type search because the small amount of metal on a diamond stud earring without a backing. We did not have the other earring to check my settings of my detector. He was understanding but felt his daughter would appreciate that we did search for her precious sentimental earring.

As I was grid searching the site, John mentioned, to my surprise that the loss happened three weeks ago. This was a game changer. Much foot traffic and patrol truck tire marks in the sand could have put the earring out of detecting range.

I started a cross grid over the small search location as John was kicking through the sand. “BOOM” a small but clear signal and a miracle find. The small diamond stud earring was in me sifting scoop. ( fine mesh cat litter scoop). If John soul have told me it was lost 3 weeks before, I may not have tried the search. Just goes to show you, “you can’t find it if you don’t try”.

Another memorable find and I know that John’s daughter will appreciate that her dad found me to do the search.

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

Lost Wedding Ring after 69 Years of Marriage.. Found by Member of TheRingFinders .. Newport Beach, CA.

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Stan .. member of TheRingFinders is available to help you now ..Call or Text ASAP .. 949-500-2136

Nic’ s 90 year old grandmother had been visiting with the family at their Newport Beach home on the beach. She has been grieving the recent loss of her husband of 69 years of marriage. While at the family gathering she lost her wedding ring that she has worn for the 69 years.

His grandmother, Nana had been out on the beach where she walked into the surf, ankle deep, to feel the ocean water on her feet. She lost her balance falling in the shallow water. Nic’ s mother helped Nana to her feet walking her back to their beach chairs where she used towels to dry her off. That’s where Nana noticed her precious ring missing.

Nic had the presence of mind to go online to find my contact information. After he called me I was able to meet him and his family at the site shortly after the call.

Almost everyone believed the ring was in the ocean. Nic’s mother thought it could be in the dry sand where they dried off Nana.

I spent the first part of the search in the surf as the tide was coming up. If it wasn’t there I could return at the next low tide. Not finding it, I went up to where they had dried off. 

While swing my detector over the dry sand, Nana walked up to me with a sad look on her face. She pointed out to the waves saying the ring is lost out there. A couple more moves with the detector I got the perfect sound of gold. One scoop of my sand scoop revealed the 69 year old ring. Nana was right next to me at the time, so I let her take it out of the scoop. The look on her face was indescribable. I got very emotional and began to tear up. After many recoveries this was exceptional and one I’ll never forget. Being a member of TheRingFinders has been a special part of my life.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “  Don’t wait call now!  Stan ..  949-500-2136

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Here’s a testimonial from Nicodemos:

My 90 year old nana fell by the water right on 38th street Newport Beach and walked over onto the sand to dry off when she noticed her ring she got from her now passed away husband (tata) since 1951 was missing!

Our family lost all hope until I found Stan The Metal Detector Man! I called and he immediately came by within 15 minutes! It was very reassuring to see how confident and knowledgeable Stan was. He had a plan and reasoning for what he was doing and he found the ring in less that an hour.

Honestly can’t thank Stan enough because what he found was priceless and he’s doing gods work

Lost Gold Wedding Ring in Sand at Local Los Angeles County Beach .. Recovered by TheRingFinders

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

*** Don called the day after losing his ring possibly at a local Los Angeles County Beach. He didn’t know it was missing till he got home from the beach. He did know that he had placed it in his backpack while at the beach. After searching his car and house he only could think it may have come out of the backpack while pulling items out.

He told me he had run out of places to search. The only other possibility would be it fell out of the backpack while at the beach. We discussed our chances of finding the ring that has daily sifting machines and other recreational metal detectorists. I did tell him once I scanned the area I could tell him that there isn’t a ring there now.

We met that evening after all the beach goers had left the beach. Don showed me an area between the trash cans and the top of the last high tide. I chose to start in the middle grid searching parallel towards the water. After a ten or twelve passes Don wanted me to come back towards the trash cans. This happens often, but I told him I would move over to that other area as soon as I finished two more passes. Yep! Just before finishing to move to his new location. BOOM! Great sounding target and his ring in the scoop. If I would have moved when he wanted me to, it would have been another hour or more before I resumed the original search pattern.

Either way we both knew it was a long shot type search and it worked out well. The hard searches are so emotionally rewarding. That’s why I say I Will Try Anywhere. Even if the item isn’t found there is some type of satisfaction to know that the search was done with an experienced metal detectorist. 

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