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Diamond Wedding Band Lost at Manhattan Beach, CA…Found and Joyously Returned!

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

I was on the road last night about 9:20 PM when I received a call from Chelsey. She had lost her wedding band at the beach earlier in the day. She had gone surfing, and wisely took her ring off and left it in her beach bag. When she and her family were getting ready to leave she noticed that another piece of her jewelry had fallen from the bag. She then picked up her towel, and shook the sand from it, the ring was gone. I wasn’t far from the beach, and told her I could be there in 20 minutes, she needed more time, as she was at dinner with her family, so we arranged to meet at 10:15 PM at the beach.

I was waiting as Chelsey and her family rolled up. There was about 7 of them, and we all made our way down to the spot of the loss. Well it was dark now, which made it harder to judge landmarks, so we had to widen the search area. The other problem was that the tide was super high, and as I searched the water would come up and wipe out my grid lines, so I had to pay close attention to where I had already searched in order to cover the area correctly. Chelsey and her family also brought along lights, sifters and colanders to continue the search they had begun earlier. The humor entered into it for me as I looked around, yet I did not say anything until the ring was found, that it looked like a Paleontology convention as everyone was spread around on the sand with their lights and sifters delicately searching for Chelsey’s ring.

I searched for about an hour, moving further out, and closer to the water than they had told me, and could see at times that there was concern that I should be staying in the area they felt sure of, and I understand that feeling. I have been doing this long enough though to know that sometimes the ring isn’t always where the person thinks it is, so I usually persist, and work out of the box, or color outside of the lines so to speak. Well I decided to work much closer to the edge of the slope down to the water when I got a real good signal in the head phones. I dug, and in the scoop was Chelsey’s ring; 11:30 PM. I lifted it up, and was immediately stormed by the entire family, who lined up to give me a hug. WHAT GREAT JOY RESTORED! What a great opportunity to be a help; love it!

 

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, Northridge, Pasadena, 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.

 

Heart Pendant and Necklace Lost in San Pedro, CA… Found.

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

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Renee called me today to ask if I would be able to help her find a necklace and pendant with small diamond that she lost in the ivy where she had been walking. I told her that I was available, but she had to wait until she was done at work, which wasn’t going to be long. We arranged to meet at a pizza restaurant near the location, and then I would follow her over to the search area. She had remembered the pendant to be about the size of a nickle, which made me feel good about the search, because I knew the chain would be a bear to find, if my detector would hear it at all, but a nickle sized pendant should not be too bad a search.

When we got to the location, she then told me it had missing for two weeks, and then showed me the area (which is behind her in the photo above).  When I walked over to the ivy, I could see that it had been recently trimmed, within a day or two, so I was feeling a bit like it might be gone, but I wanted to do a thorough search, so I got right to work. I was finding everything, bottle caps, screw caps, cans, bottles, foil, ketchup pouches, etc. I found everything but what I was looking for. I had my best detector, but when I had gone over the whole area, I decided to switch to another detector, knowing its ability to find small gold (hoping it would find the chain). I then began to find more stuff in the area I had already cleaned out, getting more good signals, and more foil. My pin pointer was getting a workout as well. I then got another good signal in the headphones, put in the pin pointer and got nothing. I passed the coil over again, got the good signal, put the pin pointer in again; nothing. I then laid the detector down, and reached into the debris, and handful by handful passed it in front of my coil. When I heard the good sound in my headphones again I started going through what was in my hand when I saw a very fine chain. As I lifted it up, I found the very small heart shaped pendant, which I have next to dime in the picture to show scale, it was smaller than a nickle, and fine in thickness. I lifted it up, and began walking across the street to show Renee who was sitting in her car, because it was pretty cold. She jumped out to see, and a great big smile appeared. I am glad to have made her day today, and happy to have had the right tool for the job.

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)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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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)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

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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 Gold Ring in Long Beach, CA Park…Found.

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

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We were out visiting my brother-in-law in Thousand Oaks last night, and were finishing up a dinner at a local restaurant when I received a call from Brain about 8:30 PM about the loss of his wife’s ring. It was lost in a park, and he wondered if I would be willing to come and find it for them. I told him I would, but explained that I was about 70 miles out from Long Beach, and it would take a while for me to get home, gather my equipment, and get to his location. I told him if he would be willing to meet me there, I would come. Fortunately they lived close to the park so he agreed to meet me when I arrived.

I finally arrived at the location at about 11:00 PM, and Brian was there to guide me in, and help me get parking, which was scarce. The park was small, so for them to narrow down the scope of the search was relatively simple. Brian showed me the area, and explained how his wife had thrown something for their dog to retrieve, when her ring flew off of her finger. The problem was that it was getting dark at that time, and the grass was browned, so with the lighting conditions, and the ring being a similar color as the grass made it almost impossible to see. I began my grid, and made two passes encountering a lot of trash metal and some coins, which I did not dig because I knew I was looking for a surface loss. When I made my turn for the third pass I heard a good sound that was showing shallow, so I got the pin pointer, and fine tuned my search. In the light of the pin pointer I saw the ring we were hoping to find. All this time Brian continued his relentless search for his wife’s ring. When I had the ring in my hand I looked up to see Brian bent over with his flashlight in one hand, searching through the grass with his other hand, and I asked him if we hadn’t been searching at least 15 minutes, to which he agreed. I then said that he might want to come over and see what I had found, to which an expression of disbelief came over his face, when I held out the ring.

Brian explained that his wife was given a ring by her late grandfather, which she used to make a replica (this lost ring) that would fit her finger so she could wear it in remembrance of him. So to lose this ring was to lose something very precious in memory. I am so glad to have been able to restore joy in this family, see Brian’s smile, and know his wife was smiling too.

Brian sent the following email to include here:

Steve,

You are the man! Thank you so much for coming over tonight.  I know you were busy and enjoying your evening, yet you made time to make our night.  You are a great man for doing this work.  This was your 3rd ring in as many nights and you simply kick ass at making people happy.  Thank you so very much and many blessings to you and your family!!!

Warmest Regards,

Brian & Sara Morrison

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 Cache in Torrance, CA… Found

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

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I received a call from Kathrine about trying to find a cache she had buried in her cousin’s backyard about 10 years earlier. She had not told me what was inside the cache, except that the box contained things owned by her father, so my metal detecting hormones started to get excited. I started thinking I was going to help this lady find some great jewelry, maybe some gold coins or some silver. I brought along my Garrett AT Pro, and also my ATX in case I had to go deeper.

Kathrine told me the cache was in an ammo container. I started with the AT Pro set in custom pro mode with no discrimination because I know the ammo boxes are steel, and right away got the growling sound of iron. I started to dig, and ended up hitting the concrete footing of the block wall we were near which apparently was reinforced with rebar. I continued my search, and got a target ID of 70, and then 81. I started to think there were maybe a lot of coins in this cache, so I started to dig.

I had to dig around a tree that had grown in the area of the cache in the last ten years, and found the cache under a big root. I got real excited, I had found the treasure, and Kathrine started jumping up and down at the sight of the ammo box under the root, which of course increased my excitement. When I brought the box up out of the ground tears were flowing down her face, and she was excited to get the box open, as was I. As she opened the ammo box and started to bring the treasure out, each item brought tears to her eyes, a pair of her father’s old glasses, his old shave cream brush, a couple of slide viewers with pictures of their old house in them, and her mom’s ID badge from her previous job. Her parents had been gone a while, and Kathrine had wanted to save these items, so they would not be lost, and now wanted to find them, so they would not be forgotten. What I originally thought of when going to find this cache of treasure, was a short sighted view of what treasure really is. When I saw the tears of joy streaming from Kathrine’s eyes, I knew I had found a great treasure.

Kathrine was referred to me by Joe DeMarco of DeMarco Detector Sales.

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 Ring Redondo Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Torrance Beach, Venice Beach, Cabrillo Beach.

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

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Hi, my name is Steve Smith.

I am retired, which allows me to do a search at all hours of the day or night. I look forward to being a help to all who call. This hobby has been a great learning experience, and I have made sure that for the searches that I go on, I am using the best up to date equipment that is available. I have also found that being a member of The Ringfinders, and helping people find what they thought was “Lost Forever” has been a very rewarding experience. Please make the possibility of finding your valuable a success by calling as soon as you can after the loss.

Best regards,

Steve Smith