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Loren texted me and asked if it was possible to find his special ring he lost one week ago in Newport Beach. He had this silver ring made while he was in Spain, it has a depiction of his dog Otis on the face of the ring. Loren set his ring on top of a cooler for safe keeping but it fell into the sand during the day.

I told him I would try to find it, with the help of some photos of the area he provided it got me in the general area. The ring was a little out of my first search area but I found it after gridding for 45 minutes.

Ring Lost in Sand .. Venice Beach, CA. .. Found

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)


Monday .. 6-22-15

Early Monday morning Kayley met with some friends for about an hour on the beach. She set her ring on her sandals when they walked to the water. On the way back to her house she realized her ring must have fallen into the sand. Returning to the place she was sitting, she could not find the ring.
Kayley called me and I was able to meet her about 12 noon. When I walked out on the beach I could see that the beach rake had passed over the area where she said she was sitting. My expectations for a easy recovery were not very positive until she told me that the rake machine had already passed before sitting on the beach.
I set up a grid search. After about a half hour with no success I started to cross grid the location. Kayley was sitting on the sand watching with hope that the next time I dug a target it would be her ring.
Then a young guy, that was part of a surfing school, walked up to Kayley. He wanted to know what we were looking for? She told him about her lost ring and to her surprise he had found it. He returned it to her. I believe that because we set up the search area, we attracted the attention of people around us. The most important thing was that Kayley’s ring was back on he finger where it belongs. She was also able to get to a 2pm yoga class that she was teaching. I call that “Good timing Luck”


Ring Found Camp Pendleton Delmar Beach

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

Friday  October 10, 2014

Sean called me early this morning telling me that he found my name in The RingFinders directory.  He had lost his white gold wedding band in the sand the night before. He had been working out with a squad of Marines  doing  some type of crawling exercise in the sand. Sean told me that he knew exactly when the ring slipped off his finger, but even that he knew the location it couldn’t be found. He said  about 40 guys searched the sand for about 15 minutes with no success .  I met Sean at 10 am and he walked me to the location  where it was lost.  Sean had placed a traffic cone in the general location and had ask the beach cleaning crew not to rake the area with the tractor rake.  ( last week I missed an easy search because the rake beat me to the location ). This  looked like an simple search, but I went south instead of north. After about 45 minutes I thought I’d cross grid and also check a little area north of the cone.  Ten or fifteen feet in the new direction my search coil was over the ring. After digging the ring in my sand scoop I called Sean over and we both were elated. Sean and myself were beginning to give up hope. I wasn’t ready to quit, but I was thinking of what words to say if I didn’t find it. After finding the ring Sean told me that he had just recently got married and he had not told his wife about the loss. At least he did save her a night of worrying about the loss.  I’m sure if Sean did not mark the spot and ask the beach crew to avoid raking that area we may have never found his ring..  I love  being able to help people, look at that smile.


Lost Platinum Wedding Ring … Newport Beach, CA. … Found in Sand 3 Days Later

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)



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Nicole’s Story

My son and I decided to take a spontaneous and quick (Thurs-Sun) road trip, just the 2 of us, to Southern California from the SF Bay Area. The plan was to spend 2 days at Disneyland and then make a stop in Manhattan Beach to see family on Sunday. Before noon on Saturday(day #2 at Disney), we were both wanting to go to the beach. So, we said goodbye to Mickey and headed for Newport. After a relaxing Saturday afternoon filled with a picnic lunch, boogey boarding, playing catch (lacrosse & baseball), we headed back to our hotel in Anaheim. It was there that I realized I did not have my wedding ring on my finger. I vaguely remember taking it off to apply sunscreen like I so often do, surely I’d remember to put it back on. Oops! So after shuffling through the multiple bags I had with me that day and stripping down the car I realized I must’ve lost it at the beach. Gone forever, or so I thought. Monday, back home in the Bay Area, I had a hairbrain idea to go online and check out Orange County Craigslist. On it, I posted an ad in the “lost & found” section stating: “Platinum Wedding Band lost at Newport Beach on Saturday.” Talk about a shot in the dark, a hail Mary! I never thought anything would come of it and had already begun looking online at new wedding bands but on Monday night, I had an e-mail from Stan with asking me for more detail. I was able to narrow it down for him, I knew what block I parked in and about how far down the beach we were. I still thought it would be like finding a needle in a haystack. It’s

a BIG beach! Tuesday morning (3 days after losing my ring at the beach!) at 7:30am I got an email saying simply “I found your ring. Call me.” I called him right away. He read me the inscription, sure enough it was my ring! My ring was back on my finger on Thursday. I am still in shock. My husband Patrick and I have been married 13 years this summer, lucky #13! Stan is the MAN! Thank you for finding my ring!

My Story starts:  April 21, 2014

Monday night as I was checking Craig’s List when I saw Nicole’s post.  She had posted it just a few hours before I read it. Her Post read:  Lost Platinum Wedding Ring .. Newport Beach:  ” I was at Newport Beach on Saturday and I lost my platinum wedding band (women’s). It has an inscription inside. I was between 26th St. and 27th St.”  First, I was concerned that others may read this and go on their personal treasure hunt. Second, this area of the beach is pounded by many other detectorists new to the hobby. ( finders keepers ). Third, and most important is this beach is very well maintained. The beach cleaning machines are very efficient and they will get items as small as dimes including rings. I sent  an email to Nicole asking for more details, but did not read her reply till after I found the ring. I could not sleep well, thinking about getting to the search area before the machines or other detectorist might get the ring. I could have gone to the beach at 10pm, but I thought 5am would work out better. That would let me find out the new summer schedule for beach cleaning and after the search I could do some pleasure detecting.. I began to grid search parallel to the beach starting at the towel line from 26th St. to 27th St..It was not looking good. The beach was super clean and I could see the beach cleaning machines in the distance. I was able to cover about 4 feet with each swing of the detector. After about 12 passes which took about two hours and I was more than 50feet from the towl line.  I started to get some coins and other metallic trash. Then up popped Nicole’s ring. I emailed her then talked to her on the phone, she was so excited on the other end of the phone I could not believe it.  Later that day I mailed her ring to her in the San Francisco Bay Area, but I did not rest easy till I received her email that it made it safe her home and the ring was back on her finger..  TheRingFinders works and it works real well “TELL A FRIEND”


Here Comes the beach sifting machines

Here Comes the beach sifting machines

There goes the Beach Sifter... I call it the Ring Eater

There goes the Beach Sifter… I call it the Ring Eater