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Wedding Ring Lost in Backyard .. Huntington Beach, CA. .. Found

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

Mike emailed me in the morning after finding my contact information on TheRingFinders.com. He included his phone number which I used to reply to his request for help. After hearing his story, I explained how the metal detector works and with the information that he gave me, I should be able to find the ring..
The day before, Mike had been doing some gardening in his backyard. He actually felt his gold wedding ring fly off his finger. There were lots of dead leaves and soft soil in the area he thought it may be. He spent some time that evening searching the garden and the grass in front of the planter with no success.
We met the next day after he got home from work. Seeing the small search area I put a 6 inch coil on my CTX metal detector to begin the search. Unable to get a signal in the planter, I was about to use my pin pointer to search in the plants and against the wall. Before shutting the detector off, I passed it over the grass in front of the planter. “Boom” gold ring tone from my detector with a 12-13 ID number. The ring was well hidden in a depression in the lawn. Mike told me he had raked his fingers through the grass several times before calling me. He did call the gardener that morning telling him not to do the backyard that day, which could have been the difference of this being a successful search or a failed search. It was an easy search, but after seeing how well the ring was hidden, I doubt that it would have been recovered without a metal detector..imageimage

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

Diamond Wedding Band Lost in Yard in Santa Ana, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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We had just landed at LAX coming from Waco, TX last Sunday, when I turned my phone off of “airplane mode”, and realized I had just received a call from Mana regarding the loss of his wife’s wedding band. I immediately called back to see what I could do to help out. We were not able to meet up that day but arranged to meet the next day, so I could help them find what had eluded them for a couple of days.

When we talked Mana explained that they were decorating their front yard for Halloween, and in the process his wife lost her ring in the yard. I showed up at our arranged time, and Mana showed me where the loss had presumably taken place. His wife was painting some of the props for the display, and took her ring off so it would not get paint on it. She gave her ring to Mana to hold, at which time he was sitting near her so he placed it on his shorts “so as not to lose it”. When they were done though He stood up forgetting the ring was there and it fell off into the grass. The grass was not too thick, so I thought it was surprising it wasn’t visible to them. I searched the area, and found some items that were too deep to have been lost in a couple of days, and did not dig for them. I then moved a bit towards the area Mana would have moved when he arose, and got a good hit. I pulled out my pinpointer, and searched. I was surprised that although I was right over the ring with my pinpointer, I could not see the ring. It had become hidden very flat under the grass, and without detecting equipment probably would not have been found.

When I raised my hand with the ring in it, Mana exclaimed jokingly “you save me”, and I could tell by the joy he was showing that I had made his day. He showed his wife, and there were a lot of smiles to go around that yard on Monday. I was very happy to have returned a ring that was thought to have been lost for good.

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 on the Beach at Huntington Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I was sitting at my computer last night when at about 10:30 PM I received a text from Bram, first apologizing for contacting me so late, and then asking for help finding his ring that had been lost earlier in the day. I called him immediately to discuss what had happened, and when he told me, with an air of desperation in his voice, I realized action needed to be taken right away. The beach he lost his ring on is a beach that is cleaned so well by the city, that it is a wonder that anything might be found on it by a metal detectorist. They use mechanical rakes, sifters, and even a disc to turn the sand to bring up things that might have moved too far down for the sifters to pick up. I told him if he wanted to meet me, I would be there in about an hour.

Bram was initially worried, and for good reason, about the 10:00 PM curfew on the beach, but I told him we should try, and if the officers approach us just to explain why we were there, and then leave it up to them to decide what to do. I met him at about 11:30 PM, and as we were getting ready to walk out to the area the city police were kicking people off of the beach right in front of us. Well we went onto the beach as soon as the police left, and were warned by the people who were kicked off that the police would be back.

He told me how he had taken off the ring to give to his wife for safekeeping, so she put it in her shorts pocket. She at sometime took the shorts off, and they got shaken around where they suspected the ring was lost. We got to the area of the search, and Bram tried to remember the exact area, but it was difficult in the dark, and so much time had elapsed from the time of the loss, about 12 hours. I began my search, digging up a lot of foil, a few pennies, but no ring. I got hits on some quarters and dimes, but did not dig them because I wanted to get a good search in, and I was looking for a gold ring which would sound a whole lot different, also I was worried that the police would come back and I wanted to make the best use of the time we had. Bram then got on the phone to his wife to make sure we were in the right area, and she directed him to an area about 60 feet South of where we were searching. All the while the police were going up and down the beach with lights on telling people to leave.

We moved to the new location, and I began a new grid, and continued to find foil and pennies, and got hits on more quarters and dimes. After about 20 minutes, I heard that sound I was looking for, an almost musical tone. I dug it, and in my scoop I could feel a ring in the darkness. I turned on my headlamp, and saw that I had found what we were looking for. I showed Bram, and he seemed so relieved. He said his wife would be very relieved, and I figured she was probably feeling very bad because she was the last one to have the ring in her possession, and probably took all the weight of the loss on her shoulders. It was now about 1:00 AM, and in an hour and a half on the beach, the police never approached us to tell us to leave, an act of kindness, or divine intervention, either way I was happy to have found the ring. I was so happy to return the symbol of Bram and his wife’s unity, a ring they probably thought was lost forever, and to see his smile. I slept well when I got back, and I know they did also.

Bram’s wife sent the following email to include in this blog:

Dear Mr. Smith,

This is Maureen, Bram’s wife. Words can’t describe how thankful I am for your help.
I really wished I was there last night to look for the ring and give you a big hug to thank you when you found it.
When Bram asked about his ring at dinner, I was shocked and had totally forgot about it. We rushed back to hotel room and found no ring in my short pocket. My heart sank looking around that small pocket and the bag where he put the short, and I was just crying.
Bram went to the beach around 9:30 looking for it while I have to get kids ready to bed and put them to bed. Knowing its lost on the beach I thought it’s lost forever. When he told me about you and he’s going to meet you, I didn’t want to put my hopes to high, I didn’t even want to read your blog knowing that would bring my hopes high. I kept telling myself to accept it and try to move on.
When Bram and you were on the beach, I decided to read your blog, what you did and do is amazing. I kept praying that God’s will to be done, whether it to be found or give me peace in my heart if it isn’t found. The time you made and all the effort, patience, and skills is the extension of God’s hand.
The ring is just material thing but the value and vow and commitment put into it made it irreplaceable. That ring is custom ordered because I want it look just like my parents wedding band.
I really appreciate the time, patience, and passion. I am forever grateful.

Love in Christ,
Maureen

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.

Diamond Stud Earring Lost in Yard in the City of Orange, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call today from Demi regarding a Diamond stud earring lost in the grass at her house. I knew this would be a challenge because there is so little metal, in a very limited configuration, in a stud earring of any kind, especially one with a jewel that spreads out the metal into little tabs, which makes it very difficult to find. I told her I would be there, and felt up to the challenge.

When I got to their house her husband Richard showed me to the area, and explained what had happened, which I found a bit amusing. They have some “barnyard animals”, and Demi had been on the lawn with some of their goats, one of which was nuzzling the side of her head. She thought something had come off of the goat on to her blouse which caused her to brush it off. It wasn’t until they were on their way to put the goats away when she noticed the earring missing.

Well I got to work searching very slow and cautiously, and in the process found the back to the earring. It was real hot out there, and Richard was great to keep me hydrated with plenty of water. After about an hour and a half he invited me over to the porch to have a lunch with him that included more water, and some very fresh watermelon. After the lunch I went back to work refreshed, and searched the other areas he showed me with no success. I decided to go back to the area where the back was found and cross grid. After about 15 to 20 minutes, I found the earring. I walked over to where Demi was talking to her friend, held it up, and asked, “did it look like this?” When she saw it, the emotion on her face was all I needed to see, it was pure joy, and relief. Richard explained that he had given these earrings to Demi for their anniversary, so I realized why there was so much emotion, they were truly a precious item. Patience and persistence paid off in this search, and it helped a lot that Demi and Richard put me in the right area, otherwise the earring may have been lost for good. What wonderful smiles, what a happy couple, what a great day! Referred to me by Stan Ross fellow Ring Finder.

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.

Metal Detector Rental .. Lost Engagement Ring .. Huntington Beach

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

Why rent or buy a metal detector .. When you can have an experienced person with the best equipment find your valuable.

 

Sunday, after returning home from the beach, Julie realized her new white gold engagement ring was missing from her finger. It could only be at the beach where she had taken it off to put on sunscreen. Her fiancé, John went to the local sporting goods store purchasing  a metal detector. They also brought tennis rackets to sift through the sand. The search went into the night until the beach closed at 10pm. That night was a sleepless night for Julie, so she went to her Huntington Beach Community Forum to share her dilemma.
Somewhere in her search for what to do to find her precious ring, Julie located TheRingFinders.com. That was how she contacted me. John and Julie were on the beach searching early Monday morning when they called me before 7am. When I arrived they were able to put me in the exact area. The ring was back on her finger within a few minutes. Tears of joy and giant smiles from both of them.
John said he must have gone over that same area more than a half a dozen times. He had found some bottle caps, but he was completely overwhelmed with the new device. There are several basics to understand about using a metal detector. I would never tell a person to just rent or buy a metal detector. Too many variables like, other trash metals, soil conditions, settings on the detector and much more. It takes a little practice to feel comfortable using it. In most cases you will not have that much time. Why worry for more time than you should?
Julie told me she had no idea that TheRingFinders.com existed. I hear that all the time. Then asked her if she could put the word out to her friends. She posted on her Facebook forum the next thing we knew it received 1500- likes and over 200-comments. A reporter from the Orange County Register ask us to meet for an interview the next day.
My hope is that more people will know how to get their missing sentimental item found. We have members in many cities in the USA, Canada and other countries. Why worry or get upset with yourself for losing your valuable piece of jewelry. We are ready to help.. Important, Please call anytime 24/7.

The next couple days we did a newspaper and a television news interview…

KTLA .. HB. DOGBEACH RING
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http://ktla.com/2015/09/05/equipped-with-metal-detector-good-samaritan-helps-engaged-couple-find-lost-ring-at-beach/?share=email&nb=1

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http://m.ocregister.com/articles/ring-680643-beach-sand.html

Monday … August 31, 2015

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Lost Engagement Ring at Bolsa Chica State Beach, CA….Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call from Veronica last night about her engagement ring that was lost while she put on sunscreen at the beach earlier in the day. I had a previous commitment, and told her that as soon as I was done I would be right over, although I knew it would be after the closing of the state beach which was 10:00 PM. I did press upon her that it is important to search for lost items right away for various reasons, and this was the reason I was willing to come at that late hour; I wanted to make sure she got her ring back. From everything she related to me, I felt very confident I would be able to find her ring.

I met Veronica and her sons at the North end of the beach outside the fence because it had closed for the night. From what she said about the location, we had about a 3 mile walk to get there. When we got to the location, she showed me where she had marked the area she and her friends had searched. She had even purchased two metal detectors earlier to find the ring on her own. What I have found is that people who have little experience with detectors, and are using inexpensive models tend to suffer a great deal of frustration, because they don’t know what they are trying to listen for, and the inexpensive models tend to pick up everything the same way. Her fiance finally told her that she should look for an experienced person to help her, so she went to the internet and found me on TheRingFinders.com directory.

I began my search, and found a good share of bottle caps and coins (one of her boys even put down a dime to test me, which I did find, and we all had a laugh) in the area she originally showed me, and of course I looked further out of the box, but did not find the ring. We then discussed the location again, and decided to move to the other side of where I began the search and grid the new area. It wasn’t too long before a state park police officer came up and wanted to know what we were doing, and to let us know the beach was closed. When I explained to him the circumstances he decided to let us continue, It was now about 11:30 PM. The officer had just began to leave when I found the ring, at which time when I showed it to Veronica, she began to jump and scream for joy. Her screams brought the officer back, and we showed him the newly found ring, which I am sure made him feel good as well knowing that he could have dismissed us, and made us leave, but it was just that few minutes later that made it happen. You can see the joy Veronica was feeling last night in the attached photo, which made that 3 mile walk back seem very short indeed.

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 Band Lost at Cabrillo Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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Daisy called me today, and asked if I would be available to help find her ring. I was ready to go in just a few minutes, and withing 40 minutes I was with her and her husband at the beach. She showed me the area she believed the ring to have come off, near a fire pit. I asked what sort of metal it was made of to help me in my search. Her husband said it was exactly the same as his, so we put his down so I could get a reading to go by. When I began my search I was overloaded with the sounds of all types of metal; metal was everywhere, and I thought it was going to be a tough search. I asked again to scan his ring, and got the sound, and numbers fixed into my head.

I began a thorough search of the area, and then cross gridded again, but was not able to find it. It was tough with so many signals, pull tabs, bottle caps, foil, nails, and screws, as well as numerous other metal signals. Almost every inch of ground was a signal, but few of the ones I was looking for. When it seemed the search was over, I told them I felt I should have found the ring, even though she had lost it the previous day. It just should have been an easy search. They decided to leave, but I still had some time on the clock, and said I would do a little more searching before I left, and would contact them whether I found the ring or not. When they were gone I decided to search another similar fire pit thinking that maybe they might have been mistaken as to which one they sitting near, but with no results. So as a last ditch effort, I went back to first fire pit, and worked the area they originally showed me, but slowed the whole process down to a slow motion picture slow, if not slower. It was so slow it almost seemed as if I was not swinging my coil, and then I heard the faint sound I was looking for very shallow, but covered by a multitude of other sounds.

There was Daisy’s ring. I got right on the phone, and called them back, they were so grateful, and happy. They were thankful that I didn’t give up when they left, as was I, because I would not have been able to see these two smiling faces like this. They told me they have been married since March 2015 (4 months). Returning smiles, and joy to people, how much more fun can you have!

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.

Lost Wedding Ring at Park in Long Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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Jacob called me today explaining how he had lost his ring while jogging around his local park. He asked if I would be able to help him, and I told him I would leave immediately to meet him at the park. When I arrived he met me, showed me the area, and I then began asking all the pertinent questions to asses the possible area of the loss. I determined about where the ring would have landed from what Jacob told me. The good thing was that he had heard the ring hit the sidewalk when it dropped, so he had a good idea of where it could have landed.

I began my search in the area he first thought the ring may have landed, and continued forward about 60 to 70 feet checking all signals with my pin pointer. I then heard a nice solid signal with the detector, and looked down to see the ring right about where I thought it may have landed from the sidewalk. The ring was white gold and seemed to reflect the surrounding grass (both brown and green) in such a way as to camouflage it if you were looking down at it. The detector once again played a big part in recovering a ring and renewing its story. It was great to be able to restore Jacob’s smile today. Referred to me by fellow Ring Finder Stan Ross.

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.

Lost White Gold Ring .. Huntington Beach .. Found in Grass

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

Monday night .. 6-01-15 .. 10:30pm

I got a call Monday night about a white gold wedding band lost in the grass. Danny had been given my information from a guy that recommended TheRingFinders and my name. We talked about when I could meet him or his wife tomorrow. They had another detectorist look for the ring the first evening but it was late and Danny’s wife, Fallon was not available to narrow the search area.
I talked to Fallon setting up a 3pm meeting, because we had chores to take care of before then. It was not so important as this not a public park, it was just a large green grass area inside a gated community. Before meeting Fallon, I saw another park where the gardeners were mowing the lawns. I started to panic thinking I was too late. When Fallon arrived she took me to this other grassy park. Telling me that her 4 year old son Cody had his Dad’s ring in his hand when he got distracted he dropped it in the grass.
Fallon showed me an area half the size of a basketball court that Cody could have dropped it. Then she asked Cody, who said it was another 50 yards towards the trees. It looked best to break the area into four separate quadrants. I picked a starting point to start gridding diagonally. I like to start in the center and do a spiral type grid pattern. On my first quadrant I made two 60 ft. passes, 15 ft. after starting my 3rd pass I got a strong gold tone. Bamm! One white gold wedding band. The ring was hidden deep in 3 inches of grass. It could have never be seen by eye. Danny’s wife Fallon was ecstatic, but the two kids were busy doing kid things. It was another special Day in Huntington Beach.

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