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Custom Wedding Ring Lost at Venice Beach, CA…Recovered and Joyously Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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We know each ring has its story, and each one so very important to its owner, and when it is lost that story ends, that is why we search, to renew the story. I received a call from Bill yesterday concerning his wedding ring he had lost just a couple of hours earlier in the sand. He had taken the ring off to apply sunscreen, and placed it on his shoe so it would not be lost, but was then asked by a worker in the area to move so they could do some work. Without thinking about his ring, he picked up his shoes, and got out of the way. As soon as he got to the new spot, he realized the mistake, and started to search for it. The sand at this beach is very fine, and the ring was swallowed up instantly. We agreed to meet about 1 1/2 hours later, as he had already gone home, and my wife had just made me a meal. He also asked if a sifter would help, and I told him nothing would hurt, but trying to find a ring with a sifter could lead to a significant amount of frustration, and despair.

When I got to the beach with Bill, he showed me the area, and I could see that it was a pretty good size. He also had a sifter in a bag, but said that when he got there, he realized it would be a job to sift the entire area, so he waited for me. Well, I got right to work, and began my grid from the widest point inward. After a couple of passes and a few coins, I got a good solid nonferrous hit in my headphones, and dug. Up comes my scoop with a bright and shiny ring in it, I gave out a shout, and almost did a little dance. I turned and showed Bill, and could see a wave of emotion come over him. When he was holding the newly recovered ring, he shared its story with me, and I understood his reaction.

He had been with his future wife for 7 years before they were to marry, and when he decided to ask her, he decided to approach her father first. Apparently his future Father in Law thought a lot of him, and offered to make his wedding ring, as he was an artisan in making jewelry. At this time Bill had been married for 11 years, and his Father in Law, passed away just one month ago. I could tell that this became a double loss to Bill, and it grieved him sorely to have lost this precious reminder of his bride’s father. I was certainly glad to have made his day.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Wedding Band Lost in Newport Harbor, CA…Found

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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I received a call from Taylor last week about his ring loss, asking if I could help. He had been Stand Up Paddle boarding, and when he was coming in to finish his day, there was a bit of roughness in the area that caused him to fall into the water. He then proceeded to hand paddle the rest of the way in. When he got to shore he realized his ring had come off. I offered to go that day, but he was unable to make it. We kept in contact, trying to coordinate a time we could get together, and it wasn’t until today that I was going to have the time to do a search, so Taylor took a step of faith, not ever having met me, and sent me a picture of the area, and drawings to show the exact place the loss happened.

I checked my tide charts, and saw that the extra low tide would be at 4:30 AM, so I told Taylor I would be going to search in the early morning. I got up at 2:00 AM, and was on the spot at 3:30 AM. Having the real low tide gave me a lot of area to search, and made it a heck of a lot easier. It was nice, with a lot of solitude, and coolness of the morning, which was nice with the heat wave we’ve been having. Also nice was that there was a full moon, which aided in my being able to see what I was doing. I searched for 1 1/2 hours getting a lot of old cans and other aluminum products, until I got a solid hit, which when I dug it I saw a nice big chunky gold band; 5 AM, not a bad search. I looked inside to make sure it had the inscription Taylor had told me about, and saw that this was his ring.

I got back to the car about 5:30, and sent him a text with a picture of the ring, figuring he might still be sleeping. I then drove to a McDonalds in the area to get a bite to eat, as I was getting hungry. He had sent a text back just 3 minutes later, and wanted to meet for the return. He was only 10 minutes away, so I told him I would wait at the restaurant. Taylor showed up, and I could see the excitement he had to get his ring back, I am sure thinking he would have never seen it again. Seeing that smile on his face is what this is all about. What a joy!

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Platinum Wedding Band Lost at Manhattan Beach, CA…Found.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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David called me yesterday evening, saying he had lost his wedding ring while playing volleyball at the beach, and wondered if I could help him. He was with a group from work that had traveled from Toronto Canada to participate in team building. I was just sitting in my easy chair, wondering what I was going to have for dinner, and told him I could be there in 30 minutes. I know it is so important to search for lost rings at the beach as soon as possible, because time is the one thing that works against finding them. We agreed on the location, and I was on my way.

David was waiting for me when I arrived, and we got right to the spot. As I asked my questions, he showed me where he was standing, and how he went to hit the ball before the ring flew off. He showed me the area he believed the ring would have gone to, which was when I told him it might surprise him, as to where the ring may have landed. This is because, sometimes the ring does things just the opposite of what we think it will do when it comes off of our fingers. I began the search, one line of the grid, and then went backwards from the direction he indicated to grid the second line, when at the middle of the second line I found his ring. He was surprised at the location, and that the ring was found so quickly. He was glad to have his ring back, and I was happy to have made his day.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Wedding Ring Lost in Santa Monica Mountains…Found and Happily Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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A week ago today Jesse emailed me regarding his ring that was lost behind his house in the Santa Monica Mountains. I got back with him to arrange a time to look for it, and we were able to meet the next day. The ring was his grandfather’s wedding ring that he wore during the invasion of Normandy right after getting married. He also visited over 140 countries, so this ring had a wealth of meaningful history for Jesse and his family, and to lose it, was losing a serious piece of his family’s history.

When I got to the area Jesse showed me where the loss occurred. It was covered with a thick layer of leaves, fallen trees, and a shallow creek. I started the search in the general vicinity he thought the ring might be and continued to work my way out. I ended up searching the edges of the creek, up and down the banks, and then into the water with no luck. I moved the search area out further and further, going into the area of fallen trees, when I had a good tone in the headphones, looked down and moved the debris around a bit, and saw the ring. A while later Jesse came over to me with a kind of sullen look on his face, and saying, “No luck huh?, when I lifted my hand to show him his ring. Needless to say he was very excited, as was I. It was a great day.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Men’s Wedding Band Lost in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA…Found.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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Jamie called me yesterday morning to tell me that her husband had lost his wedding ring, and was wondering if I would be available to help find it. I did have a previously scheduled appointment in the morning, and asked her about the loss, and where it happened. She explained that it was a private beach, and had happened the previous day. I knew the beach, and figured there would be no other metal detectorists, and or county beach cleaners going through the area. We agreed to meet after I was through with my appointment.

When we got to the area of the loss Jamie showed me the spot where her husband was pushing the children on the swings, when his ring caught on something, and flipped off of his finger. They had searched with all available help but having no luck. I began my search looking in the obvious direction that I believed the ring would have been sent, being pulled off of his finger. I searched the area very carefully with no recovery, only some nickles, dimes, and pennies. I then went in the opposite direction, which was behind where he was standing, and got a good sound in my headphones. I scooped once, and had a nice unique looking ring in the bottom of the scoop. I put it in my hand and walked over to Jamie to say that I had not asked her what the ring looked like. After doing so, I opened my hand, and asked if it looked like this. She was very happy, and immediately informed her husband, who I am sure was also very happy. It was another good feeling day for them, for me, and for The Ring Finders.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Gold Cross Lost at Santa Monica Beach, CA…Found.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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I received a call the evening the day before Easter from a gentleman asking if I would be able to help find a Cross and a ring lost at the beach, for his friend Zara. I told him I would leave right away to meet them.

I met Zara and her friend, and asked them about the loss. They showed me the area they believed the cross was lost, and where they thought the ring was lost. I started my search in the general area with no results. I then widened the search area, asking all the time about where they might have been regarding the area. After about an hour Zara was getting cold, and feeling a bit sick, so she decided to go back to the car. I continued my search, and about 30 feet from where she thought she lost the cross, I got a good signal. I put in my scoop, started shaking it and realized there was something big bouncing around inside. I looked in and saw a very large gold cross, and realized I had found what she had lost. Her friend was waiting nearby, so I walked over to show him that I had just found a pull tab which I put on the little wall, and then immediately put down the cross, which created an intensity of excitement. They went to show Zara, who came back very happy. I continued to look for the ring ever expanding my search area, going way outside the box she had shown me with no results. I could not figure it out until I asked how the ring was made. That was when she told me that it was not a concentric circle ( a very hard ring to find), but wrapped snake like. I went back to the car and got another detector, and also a different coil for the one I was using hoping to get an advantage on the ring. I searched for another hour and a half, with no luck. I decided to come back today with another detector (a PI), to see if I would be able to find the ring, and dug every piece of metal in that area. I spent another 3 hours, found everything but the ring.  It might be that it got lost somewhere other than the spot that I was shown, or it might have been out of the range of my detectors.

I was happy to have made one of the recoveries though, and was able to see the happiness on Zara’s face. For me it was a partial victory, but still some joy to be had.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Class Ring Lost at Santa Monica Beach, CA…Found.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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Amy called me yesterday evening wondering if I could help her find her ring at the beach. When she explained she had just lost it about an hour before, I told her I would get there as soon as possible if she was willing to wait for me. The main reason for going immediately, is because time is the enemy in finding lost items at the beach. I got my equipment together, and was on my way.

When I got to the area Amy met me and took me to the spot she felt the ring came off of her hand. It was a ring that she had received two years earlier for her graduation. She explained that she had flicked her hand in a downward fashion, and the ring just flew off into the sand. She was right at the top of the slope down to the beach. The sand was soft, and would have swallowed the ring instantly. I got to work, and began my grid, making sure to overlap each pass, so that every inch of the sand was covered. I went down the slope, and came back up when I heard what I wanted to hear, a nice solid low tone. I put in my scoop, and brought out this beautiful golden class ring with a ruby red stone, and diamonds flanking the stone. I reached in and grabbed it blowing the sand off of it as I raised it to show Amy. She and her friends got very excited to see it found. I just love to see the joy that is produced by finding something precious to people that they thought was lost forever. What a great smile to see. Another wonderful day.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Family Heirloom Gold Ring Lost at Huntington Beach, CA…Found.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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I received a call from Elizabeth asking if I could help her find her ring that got lost in the sand at the beach today. She had taken it off and put it on her towel in order to apply sunscreen. She then got up to shake the sand from the towel, and realized the ring was still on it; she was heartsick. I told her I was on my way, knowing that it is imperative to get on a beach loss as soon as possible, so as not to allow other mitigating factors to make it harder to find; time is almost always the enemy in a ring loss.

When I got to the location, she showed me the area the loss happened, and told me how she and her friends, as well as other people in the area searched for the ring for over an hour to no avail. We moved all of their belongings in order for me to search without any false readings. I told her that it was probably going to surprise her as to where I find it, because I know that rings find a way to fly further than a person thinks they will. I began my search, and went over the area the towel had been in, and went to the place she had shaken out, both silent. I then started moving out away from the location when I heard what I was looking for. I scooped once, looked down and saw the edge of the ring on the side of the hole. I reached down, and picked it up to show Elizabeth who was then overcome with emotion, and so happy that I had found her ring. She explained that it was her grandmother’s ring that was given as a gift by her grandfather before her grandparents were even married. Her grandparents had since passed away, and her mother had given her this ring, to have their memory close to her all the time. Therefore to lose the ring was to lose a great portion of her precious memories. What a great day, to be able to hand Elizabeth back something she was beginning to think was lost for good, and to be able to see that great big smile; what a great day!

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Platinum Wedding Band Lost at Hermosa Beach, CA…Found.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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I received a call from James while visiting relatives about 30 miles from my house asking if I could help find his lost wedding band. He was playing volley ball, and was going for a hit on the ball when his ring flew off. I told him it would take a little longer than I would normally have taken to get there, if he was willing to wait, and he agreed to wait. I have been retired for a while, and my wife has told me that I went from a 9 to 5 schedule to having doctor’s hours, meaning now that I have chosen to be a ring finder, I am on call at all hours of the day. We said good by to our relatives and I made haste to get to James to find his ring.

When I got to the area and found James, he was waiting at the court with a friend. As he was explaining what had happened, I began getting ready for the search. The main thing that James did right, is to call someone from The Ring Finders immediately after the loss. This allows the person to have the best recollection of the loss, and to not have any other factor to work against the finding of the lost item; as I always point out to those I search for, time is the enemy regarding lost items. He showed me the area where he believed the ring was lost, and I began my search. I went about 10 feet when I heard that sweet sound of precious metal. I dug once, and there in the bottom of my scoop was a nice platinum ring, James’ ring. When I reached in and removed it he was amazed, and relieved I had found it so quickly, but in reality a lot of the finding was helped because of his promptness in calling me out, and staying on the scene. I was sure happy to see his smiling face when I handed him his ring today, it made my day.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Mokume-gane Wedding Band Lost in Silver Lake, CA Park…Found.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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I had just gotten home from church today, and my wife was making breakfast for me when I received a call from Siobh’an about her husband’s lost wedding band. She said he had been at the park yesterday with their young son, having fun playing on the playground equipment and in the grassy part of the park, when later he noticed the ring missing. She and her husband went back and searched with sifters and rakes, until they lost hope. They found me on the Internet, and saw some of the stories I had posted, and decided to give me a call. I was available I said, as soon as I finished the breakfast that was being cooked for me. I told Siobh’an I would call her as soon as I was on my way, and gave her an estimate as to when I would arrive.

When I got there Siobh’an showed me the areas of where the loss may have taken place; her husband had given her all of the possibilities. As soon as I stepped into the sand where the playground equipment was, I could see how the ring could be lost in there; it was soft and very fine. She showed me the areas from the first to the last, so I chose to search in that order. As I was searching, a very tattooed young man holding a young child, came over to me to ask me if I hadn’t seen the sign posted which said that for adults to be in the children’s area, they needed to be with a child. I just looked up at him, and pointed backwards, when Siobh’an came to my rescue, letting him know why I was there; whew. I searched finding a few items like foil and zipper pulls, and heard a quarter sound. I showed her the zipper pull, and she was impressed that the detector would find it. I told her I also found a quarter and called her over to show her how well my detector identifies what I am looking for. I dug the item out, and moved my pin pointer around to locate it, when I saw this silver color ring. I picked it up and showed her, and it was all smiles from then on. When I looked at the ring, it had a very unique design, and she explained how it is made by combining 3 different metals together in a process refined by Japanese craftsmen. One of the metals was silver, and that probably dominated the reading on my detector. Siobh’an told me her husband was pretty sad after losing his ring, so not only was I able to see her smile, but I am glad I was able to make his day as well.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.