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Gold Wedding Band found in Huntington Beach Park

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

imageI received  a call from Evan asking me if I could help him find his 18kt gold wedding band.  I was a couple miles away so it was just a few minutes to get to the park where he had lost the ring the yesterday. He and his wife were sitting on a curb along the side of a service road in the park. They realized they were sitting on some ants. When he stood up he swatted the ants off his pants with his hands and felt his ring fly off his finger. He actually heard the ring hit the asphalt, but it had bounced off the side of the road. Heavy leaf and ivy covered the side of road and the edge of road was a steep slope. It could of bounced 20 feet or more down the embankment . After crawling around in the leaves and ivy I moved 50 feet down the road from where Evan had been sitting.  A few swings with my CTX 3030 about 12 inches off the edge of the road laying in the leaves and rubble was Evan’s ring. The ring was not only special because it was his wedding ring. His dad had made the ring for Evan.  It was a special search with some tuff conditions. Another time that I was thinking about coming back tomorrow with some other search coils and equipment. A couple more swings outside the main search area proved to be the solution to making this a successful search.  And a lot of luck.
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Keys Lost at Bolsa Chica State Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a text from Gary today asking if I would be available to help him find his keys that were lost the night before at the beach. He had been out with friends enjoying the temperate weather, having a fire on the beach, and roasting S’mores when he noticed his keys were no longer in his pocket. These were keys that had a specific purpose, and would be hard to replace. Also there was a flash-drive attached that had personal information which he wanted to keep. I told Gary I would be able to meet him at the beach in a couple of hours, and he sent me the location. We met, and he showed me the area. I began my search, and realized the area was infested with foil, pull tabs, bottle caps, and a lot of iron in the form of screws, nails and bolts, with a few coins as well. The search was slow because of digging a lot of unwanted items, but in order to make sure I did not pass over the keys, I dug every hot hit. About 1 1/2 hours later I dug a quarter, and once I put it away, I passed my coil over the area again, and had another good hit. I put my scoop in, and found Gary’s key chain. Needless to say that he was thoroughly happy about having them back. Glad to have made his day! Gary was referred to my 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.

Diamond Wedding Ring Lost at Huntington Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call this morning from Stephanie who told me her husband Philip lost his wedding ring at the beach yesterday, and they were unable to find it. They got a referral for a metal detectorist who then met them at the beach at 1:00 AM this morning, but he came unprepared, not bringing the battery to his metal detector, yet he still attempted a search with a sifter. We arranged to meet at 10:30 AM at the location of the loss. When they showed me the area, I knew the 1:00 AM search had been a futile attempt without a metal detector. I searched the area for 3 1/2 hours bringing up all kinds of trash (bottle caps, foil, nails, cans, and even some coins), but no ring. I did feel encouraged though, because I knew if there was this much metal here, that no one had been there before me, and I stood a good chance of finding Philip’s ring if it was lost here. I believe though that Stephanie and Philip had lost hope, and decided to leave, thinking the ring was gone for good. They had stayed the full 3 1/2 hours, and with today’s heat and the previous early morning search, I think they were worn out. I told them I wasn’t done yet, and that there was a lot of area I needed to search before I was going to be satisfied I had covered all posibilities. It was about an hour later, when I had expanded my search zone that I came upon another foil sound, but a little different. I put my scoop in, and out comes this awesome looking ring with 5 sparkly diamonds in it. Philip had sent me a text with a picture of the ring, so I knew I had a keeper. I then sent him a text with the ring on my finger telling him how nice his ring looked. He immediately called in disbelief asking if I had found the ring, wherein I asked if he had seen the picture. What fun. They came back as soon as they could, and I was able to reunite Philip with his awesome looking wedding ring. What a great day, and what great smiles, and great comfort for them both.

Both Philip and Stephanie wished to include their stories and pictures in my blog which I have included below.

We actually have two testimonials for you. One from me and one from Stephanie. Stephanie will send you her testimonial through a separate email. Here’s my testimonial:

So this story starts yesterday at the beach where I lost my wedding ring! I LOST MY WEDDING RING!

After searching unsuccessfully for an hour with my wife, we left and the state beach gate staff suggested we look up ring finders service in google.

Found it on a website and the first guy we called said he would meet us at the beach at 1AM! Since we were desperate to find the ring, me, Stephanie, and two of our friends met with the guy at 1 am. The ring finder shows up but his equipment doesn’t work because the batteries were dead. Ugh! We searched for an hour in the dark anyway. Still No luck.

This morning we contacted a second ring finder – Steve Smith. We meet up with him at 10:30 am. He was so professional and showed us testimonials and pictures of the rings he found. Stated his service is no cost and is on a reward basis determined by us. He diligently went over the sand area where we were – inch by inch, marking the areas and sifting through sand.

After four hours, Stephanie and I decided to leave and basically gave up hope. Steve, so optimistic, stayed and kept looking for the ring despite the fact that we left. He never gave up and remained positive throughout the entire process. Another hour and a half later, he FOUND IT!!!! After searching for a total of 5.5 hours, HE FOUND MY WEDDING RING!!!!!! This was a miracle.

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I felt overjoyed. All of the sadness, embarrassment, anxiety, stress and depressed feelings went away. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Thank You Steve Smith! You are fantastic! We are forever grateful.

Thanks,

Philip

Stephanie’s Story:

At the end of my birthday celebration at Huntington Beach my husband realized that he lost his wedding band. He lost it while playing football out in the sandy beach. The search was worse than a needle in the haystack. For hours we retraced his footsteps and hopelessly searched in the surrounding premises. The desperation, hurt, disappointment in my husband’s eyes were unbearable. I located a ring finder who agreed to go back to the beach at 1:30am but was unprepared because his batteries were dead and his equipment was not working.

Unwilling to give up, we continued the search in the dark until 3am with couple of our friends. We went in a line up and searched step by step with flashlights hiding from beach patrols with no luck.

It was a very restless night for us. We just had just celebrated our one year anniversary last month and can’t believe that this really happened. AND of all days on my birthday after such a wonderful day. We cannot accept the fact that it’s gone. The sentimental value of the ring cannot ever be replaced. Luckily I found Steve from www.ringfinder.com. I called Steve at seven am and he picked up the phone right away. He agreed to drive an hour down to meet us at 10:30am. He searched the premises under the beating sun. He was very determined and professional. Inch by inch he meticulously searched with a metal detector and a sifter marking searched areas as he go. After 3 & a half hours exhausted from the search previous day and lack of sleep we lost all hope and left home.

Steve was so encouraging and optimistic. Even after we gave up he continued searching. He told us not to give up and he will go over the area once more and expand his search. He promised that he will locate our ring and refuse any reward until he locates our ring.

We have already accepted the fact that the ring was lost forever. We even located the same exact wedding band to be shipped to the closest jeweler. 2 hours later we got a text from Steve with a picture of the wedding band with the message. “You’re right, it is a beautiful ring.” OMG he found it! I cannot believe he found it!! We jumped in joy and held onto each other with tears of joy flowing down our cheeks. Whether Steve wanted it or not, both of us gave him a huge hug when we saw him. We could not contain our happiness.

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We always try to do the right thing, be a better person in life. I feel like karma was in play today and we finally got served what we deserved. Karma had led us to Steve! It is so wonderful that a complete stranger would show you the kindness that Steve has wanting nothing more than to help others. He is truly amazing! We gave Steve a reward while he excitedly told us multiple stories of his finds. Words cannot express our gratitude.

This emotional event was nothing short of a miracle. I feel like our vows got renewed today. We are forever thankful to Steve Smith who gave our story a happy ending. Thank you Steve from the bottom of our hearts!

 

-Stephanie

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.

Princess Cut Diamond Pendant Lost in a Park in El Segundo, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I happened to be out metal detecting when I received a call from Lynn. She told me how she had been playing a Wiffle Ball game with friends, and somehow the chain holding her princess cut diamond pendant broke, and she lost them both. She and her friends searched the deep thatched grass into the night, and were able to find the chain, but unable to find the pendant. They came back the next day to look some more, yet with no results. When I arrived, they showed me the area the chain had been found, and I could see that they had stripped the lawn in that area to the soil in about a 3 foot circle, rightfully thinking the pendant should be in the same area. That is where I began my search, but only found chopped up aluminum cans, and one dime, and one quarter. I asked more questions, and decided to search all of the area she had been when she knew she had the pendant on. Then an hour later, about 15 to 20 feet from the bare circle, I got the sweet tone of gold in my headphones. I was able to reunite Lynn with her lost pendant. From the emotion she showed when she saw her pendant, I could tell how much it meant to her to have it back. It was a very happy day today. It was great to see Lynn smiling, and to see her friends celebrating with her. Lynn was referred to me by James Borgen (fellow Ring Finder).

Lynn sent me the following email to include here.

Hi Steve,

I wanted to say THANK YOU once again for helping me to find my pendant. After having spent over four hours myself (plus an additional 14 hours – if you count everyone who helped me to look), I had given up hope. I was beating myself up – how could I be so silly as to wear such a valuable piece to a Wiffle Ball game.. Why didn’t I have a better chain… I am sure you have heard many similar regrets in your line of work.

A friend of mine recommended the Ring Finders site and James Borgen, who I happened to call 1st from the list, recommended you! You had a calming and confident approach and I found myself believing that you just might pull it off. As I am sure you could tell by my reaction – I was overjoyed to have this future heirloom recovered. But more amazing still was your reaction. I could see your genuine joy in helping me find it. I would bet your dedication and enthusiasm is key to your success, evidenced by the number of stories and smiling faces I see in your blog.

God Bless you and thank you ever so much!

Lynn

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.

Friendship Medallion Lost at Newport Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call from Terry’s son-in-law about 10:00 AM today asking if I would help his father-in-law find his lost medallion. We arranged to meet at 12:30 at the beach site. I met Terry, and he explained the story behind the medallion (there is always a great story!). He has had this medallion for 35 years now. 35 years ago his best friend went to Rome, and bought two identical medallions of which he kept one, and gave the other to Terry, who has treasured it ever since. Yesterday Terry and his wife went to the beach, and Terry not wanting to lose his treasured item when he went into the water, took it off and left it with his other stuff on his beach chair. The problem occurred when he was ready to leave, and forgot he had left the medallion on the chair when it was folded up to go. He realized when he got back to the car, but found out that the gold sinks real fast as soon as it hits the sand. He and his wife combed the area yesterday, and came back today using different tools to try and find his medallion, but to no avail. He told me that he was going to meet this friend later today, and I am sure felt bad that he would not have his symbol of enduring friendship with him when they met. It was good that they had land-marked the area, so they could put me in the right place for a search. I got ready to search, and Terry realized someone had innocently made off with his beach towel, and it was while he was on his way to get his towel that I received the gold tone in my headphones. I scooped once, and saw the gold chain attached to the medallion. I looked up as Terry was heading out across the beach and yelled out, “Terry you might want to see this”. He immediately turned around in almost disbelief that I could have found the medallion so quickly. What a great joy to see such a great joy returned. Terry was referred to me by Stan Ross (fellow Ring Finder).

Terry sent me the following email to include in my blog:

Steve  Many thanks for helping me find my metal that I lost on the beach. It was fantastic when you brought it up out of the sand. It was a gift from my best friend 35 years ago, and i was heartbroken when I lost it. Fortunately you saved the day. I can not thank you enough. Keep up the great work!!!!    Terry
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 Engagement Ring Lost at Sunset Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call from Kellie last night at about 6:30 about losing her ring in the surf at the beach. She explained how this ring had an extreme sentimental value to her because of personal circumstances in her family. Well I looked at the tide charts, and realized that it would not be good to go at that time because the tide was rising, but arranged to meet her and her husband Anthony at the beach this morning, at 12:00 AM. We got to the spot, and Kellie had told me how the current was very strong when she went in. She had been about waist deep when the ring came off, so I knew that with the lower tide, and the weight of the ring, I would be able to get into the area the ring had settled in. They had a real good idea where the ring was lost, and even had a landmark (someone had dug a hole in the sand), from which I began my search at about 12:15 AM. I know this beach, and the current flows like a river that runs parallel to the beach with such power that it is hard to stand against it at times. I began my search working up and down the slope, and off into the direction the current was flowing, figuring the ring would have been carried in that direction as it sank. Well about 45 minutes later, I received a good signal down at the water’s edge, and in one scoop had her ring. They had gone to the lifeguard tower to wait, and as I walked up the beach I saw Kellie jump down and hurriedly come my way in the darkness. She was overwhelmed with joy at the sight of the once lost ring, and she and her husband were so thankful. What a pleasure it was to be able to return this joy to them. Kellie was 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.

Platinum Ring Lost in Newport Beach, CA…Found

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call last night from Nicole who told me that she had lost her wedding ring on Saturday two days before, in Newport Beach. When she described what had happened, it was an almost identical story to the one right below this one, same beach (only about 1/4 mile away), happened the same way (taking rings off to put on sunscreen), on the same day. They both even have a very young child. Nicole detailed the whole incident to me, even having her husband measure distances on Google Earth while we were talking. Though the ring had been gone for two days, with many hours of searching from Nicole, her husband, and friends, without finding the ring, I felt by the area she told me it was in, that there was a good chance the beach cleaners, or other metal detectorists had not been there. After getting all of the information I could garner, I asked if she would be able to meet me at the spot first thing in the morning, and she replied that it would not be possible, because she lived in San Diego ( about 90 miles away), so I told her I would go there first thing in the morning. After hanging up the phone (about 9:00 PM), I felt like going to look right away, so I put everything in the truck, and took off for an hour drive. I got there about 10:00 PM, and started my search. What a pleasant search, the only sound was the threshold sound in the headphones with the occasional tone letting me know there was something below, a few coins here and there, and then about 30 minutes into the search I got a good signal, and when I brought up my scoop and turned my headlight on, I saw what looked to be a mechanical washer, but Nicole had given me one special thing to look for and that was the fact that the ring was flat on the bottom. When I pulled the ring out of the scoop and saw it’s shape I knew I had scored a victory, and called them immediately, about 1 1/2 hours after the initial phone call. Nicole met me the next day and happily received her ring. She told me she was referred to me by Stan Ross (fellow Ring Finder). So the ring’s story will continue. Another 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.

Rings Lost in Newport Beach, CA…Found

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I was down in Newport Beach to try to find someone’s ring they had lost a week ago, but the beach was too crowded to metal detect, so I decided to head home. On the way back, I received a call from Travis, who told me my name was given him by Stan Ross (a local Ring Finder), and that I might be able to help he and his wife Corinne. It just so happened, that at the moment of the call I was at the very street Travis was calling from (providential). Corinne had been applying sunscreen, and took off her wedding ring which they explained to me was a family heirloom, and mother’s ring, and put them in her lap. She then decided to put some sunscreen on her husband who was closer to the water, and got up to go over to him not realizing that the rings were still on her lap. Before she realized what had happened it was too late; they were gone. Travis went to the store, and got a flour sifter to try and find the rings, yet was unsuccessful, even though he knew the rings were in the general area. When I got to the site, and asked a few questions, I was able to figure out where the rings were most likely to be, yet conducted a grid search in order to be thorough. Within minutes I had the first ring in my fingers, and looking at Corinne, who was a bit distracted at the time by someone who had walked up, I said, it sure is a pretty ring. She looked at me with a surprised look, and then realized I was holding her wedding ring, another scoop, and we had the mother’s ring. What a happy recovery. What a great day!

Corinne sent me the following email, wanting to share her experience as to what this recovery meant to her :

When I realized that the rings that were once in my lap were now somewhere in the sand, my heart sank. I panicked. I cried. I yelled at my husband “don’t move!”. But moving wouldn’t have mattered, because they were already below the surface of the sand. An incredible wave of sadness came over me and the next few hours were a blur.
After searching by hand, toy sifter (borrowed from a fellow beach-goer), and an hour or so of my awesome husband sifting through sand with a strainer bought at the liquor store across the street, I began to give up. I had been keeping my eye out for any person on the beach with a metal detector, but no luck.
Then I thought to look up and call anyone with access to a metal detector in the area. Through a series of phone calls (from very nice and helpful people!) we got in touch with Steve, who just happened to be down the street. We couldn’t believe our luck!
Two false-alarm soda cans and a few minutes later, I soon I heard the most beautiful sound- my ring clanking around in Steve’s metal basket! I couldn’t believe the weight that was lifted. Another scoop and my other ring was also found! Tears of joy immediately poured down my face and shrieks of “oh my gosh” filled the air. Steve was my HERO!
The engagement ring and wedding band are from diamonds that have been in our the family for over 100 years. My grandpa was given the stones from his mother, which he used to make this wedding set for my grandma. When my husband and I got married in 2006, it was passed on to us.
The other ring was from my husband, given to me when our son turned 4 months old and I went back to work. The ring has his birthstone in it, so that I could feel close to him, even while at work.
We are so grateful that Steve was available and so close by! I personally think it was a little more than luck that brought him to us today. I thank him and all the other ring finders out there- what an incredible gift to give someone!
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 Key Newport Beach…Found!

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received another call today for a lost key. Delon called letting me know that he had lost his key, and after thoroughly searching for it, was unable to find it. I let him know when I would be there, and he stayed in order to let me know the area where the key was lost. He was able to put me in the right place, and within 10 minutes, I was able to hand him his key. This was his only key to his car, so he said that they were contemplating towing his car, and having another key made, but said his grandmother told him there were people that had metal detectors, who were available to help people in need, a wise grandmother indeed. He found The Ring Finders on the internet. I am truly honored to be able to represent The Ring Finders, and was happy to have helped Delon get his key back.

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 in Huntington Beach, found and happily returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
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I was detecting down at Huntington Beach, California when one of the Lifeguards riding an ATV came up to me and told me about a couple that were looking for their wedding ring, thinking I might be able to help them. I went down to see what had happened, and to ask if I could help. When I got to them, I could see that they had purchased a new metal detector, but one that would not work well in the wet sand. It was at that point that I realized I might be able to help them find their ring, yet I was not able to find it that evening.

At this point I will let them tell their story that they so graciously wrote to put into this blog…

 

What a miracle it was that we met you Steve!

Our 1 year anniversary was less than 2 weeks away.  My husband lost his wedding band while he was surfing in pretty rough conditions.  I immediately assumed that it was lost forever, somewhere in the belly of the sea.  But we still went back to look for it the next day, and that’s when we met Steve.  He graciously offered to help us look for the ring until he had to leave for the day.  In that short time, he wasn’t able to find the ring but we shared our information and told him about the inscriptions in case he was to ever come across it.

The next morning, we were surprised when my husband received a text from Steve telling us that he was going to go back and look for our ring.  That afternoon, my husband thought he’d swing by and do some more looking himself, and when he got there, he saw Steve was still there, waist deep in the water searching for our ring. My husband realized that if Steve wasn’t able to find it, that we probably wouldn’t either, and he left the beach.   A few hours later, Steve sent us a text to tell us that he’d found the ring!

The following night we met up with him and he shared the incredible story about how he’d found the ring.  It brought me to tears!  What a miracle it was that we met Steve!

Steve – we could never thank you enough for what an amazing blessing you were to us and how dedicated you were to finding our ring. Thank you a million times, from the bottom of our hearts – you’ll never know how much this meant to us!
 It is a pleasure to be able to help people find those things that are most precious to them, and a pleasure to have met this wonderful couple. I am happy to be associated with The Ring Finders; what a great association of international metal detectors.
Steve Smith
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.