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Lost Engagement Ring in Grass .. San Pedro, CA. ..Found

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaime had been throwing a ball to her dog in the backyard when her Rose Gold engagement ring and off her finger. The backyard had not been maintained well. The grass was deeper than six inches in places. There was also pieces of cinder blocks and a stack of old wood fencing.

Jaime and Mathew had spent the whole day searching through an area approximately 12’x 25’. Totally frustrated Jamie went to the internet, finding my contact information on TheRingFinders.com. We talked on the phone and Jaime thought we could set up an appointment for the next day. I convinced her that we had enough time to search before dark as it seemed like a small search area.

It’s always a mystery as to what type of challenges await me, until I get to the location. I don’t like to discriminate trash signals while doing my first grid search. If there is bothersome trash, I will adjust my detector settings to give me nonferrous metal ID readings only. After over an hour in this small area, littered with small pieces of ferrous metallic trash, I had to get out a second detector (Minelab CTX 3030). This was my fourth grid over the same area. I was running out options.Then, a depth reading of 3”, a great low tone signal with the numbers that match gold. The beautiful rose gold ring was hiding in the grass right next to a stack of wood.

Jaime and Mathew were ecstatic and amazed that the ring was found. We were all starting to give up, but one thing I do know “ I always find it in the last place I look” Not funny but true.

I love having the experience, equipment and time to help people like Jaime and Mathew.

Gold Wedding Ring Lost in Surf at Newport Beach, CA. .. Found

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John and Barbara were here in Newport Beach, CA., visiting from the UK. Actually they were celebrating their marriage. John had been in the ocean about knee deep with his granddaughter, lifting her over the waves. He didn’t feel his four day old gold wedding ring come off, but realized it missing within minutes of returning to the shore.
He was able to contact me after finding TheRingFinders on a internet search. We met at sunset while it was almost high tide about 3 hours after the loss. Our beaches vary as far as sand conditions are concerned and can change daily. This beach had been recently eroded with a lot of soft sand on the lower slope, which could just cause the ring to sink out of detection range.
I waited to start the search at the next lowest tide. Starting to searching too soon could make it difficult to retrieve a ring in the water with the waves surging. Sometimes you only get one chance to dig the target. If you miss the ring on the first attempt, it could sink out of detection depth.

After an hour it was approaching the lowest tide and I was in knee deep water with waves hitting me at my waist. My third signal of the search sounded good, but I had difficulty staying on the target. When I relocated the signal it took a little patience to wait for the best time between the surging waves to dig the target.

Boom! John’s 18k Gold wedding ring in the scoop. Returning to the house with the ring in my hand, I met John who hand a look of doubt on his face. I told him how difficult the surf conditions were and asked him if he thought there might be two gold rings out there? He said, no. Then I said, this must be yours.
John was overwhelmed and kept saying he couldn’t believe it was found.
I love helping people like John, especially when I can pull off a recovery like this.

Wedding Ring Lost in Gravel .. Glendale, CA. .. Found

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136

After receiving an email from James this morning asking if I could help him. I sent him a reply asking for him to call me. His email explained that he had only been married for one month and had already lost his wedding ring. He believed that it possibly came off while he was walking his dog. At one point his dog got in a skirmish with another dog. That was when he thinks it may have come off his finger, although he didn’t realize his ring was missing until 20 minutes later.

James could not get off work till after 7pm and it would be dark. His wife, Sarah could meet me at 3pm which was our best alternative. She wasn’t there when it happened but she did have a matching ring that helped me get an ID reading with my detector and she had good idea of the location. Both James and Sarah had searched for some time before I got to the location. They believed it may be in the 3/4”gravel ground cover used in the planters along the sidewalk.

As I scanned the planters, Sarah asked me a few questions about how the detector works. I remember telling her to keep her eyes open because I can’t get the detector into plants and difficult spots. After about 45 minutes I heard Sarah yell, “I found it” The gravel was a light gray color very easy to hide a silver colored ring. I had just past the place where she saw the slight glimmer of the silver colored ring. It was right up against a sprinkler head wedged in amongst the gravel. The sprinkler head definitely masking the signal of the smaller ring because it was a larger metallic target.

This is not the first time the ring was found by eyeballing (visual sighting ) while trying to use use the metal detector, but it will not be the last time. All is good because James and Sarah now have their original wedding ring back where it belongs. James agreed that he was getting it sized before he wears it again. Another great find and happy day for James and Sarah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you lose something in the dry sand, mark the area and get landmarks that will help you return to the general area. Call a metal detector expert from TheRingFinders ASAP. Some beaches get daily sand cleaning machines that may end up claiming your valuable before we have a chance to find it with a metal detector. We want to optimize our chances of finding your sentimental keepsake. Timing is important. I am listed at the following locations, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove, Corona Delmar, Balboa Beach, Huntington Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach, Oceanside, San Clemente, Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, Aliso Beach, Seal Beach, Long Beach, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, Paradise Cove, LosAngeles, Anaheim, Mission Viejo, including all of Orange and LA counties.

“I Will Try Anywhere”

 

Charm Bracelet Lost in Sand .. Newport Beach, CA. .. Recovered with Metal Detector

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136

Amanda called me as I was driving to check a site here in Newport Beach . She said, she had lost a bracelet in the sand the day before  at 15th St. in Newport Beach. At the time we talked on the phone I was one block away at 16th St. We made arrangements for her to meet me in 15 or 20 minutes. Meanwhile I had a verbal discription of where the bracelet was loss, so I began a random scan of the area. I was swinging my detector but I was really looking for any signs where somebody may have searched the sand. I came upon one 10ft. square of dry sand where it had been raked. A couple minutes later I had the charm bracelet in my scoop.

When Amanda with her daughter arrived I was able to present her with this very sentimental bracelet that she said she had had for years. Both her and her daughter broke out in smiles. She explained to me that her daughter had actually lost the bracelet and was feeling bad about losing it. Amanda told me how she was surprised to find TheRingFinders as she search the internet for metal detectors.

A very nice person and it was awesome to be able to help her find something that meant so much to her.

Diamond Wedding Band Lost in Yard in Burbank, CA…Found.

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

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I received a call from Derrick this morning asking for help in finding his wife’s wedding ring. He and his wife had been carving pumpkins in the back yard yesterday in anticipation of Halloween, and so as not to get her beautiful diamond wedding ring covered with pumpkin goop, she decided to remove it and place it on the blanket they were using. When they were done Derrick lifted the blanket, forgetting the ring was on it, and it disappeared into the grass. He told me they searched for a while right after the loss, but it was getting dark fast making a visual search harder. He then got up this morning with the new light and conducted a more thorough search of the area with no luck. He began to do some research on the Internet, and found me on TheRingFinders.com web site. I was due home in about 15 minutes, and told him I would leave for his location as soon as I got my equipment together.

I arrived at his house, and he invited me to the location of the loss, wherein I was looking at a rather large yard of nicely manicured grass, and figured it may take a while to search for this one. Derrick showed me where they were sitting, and what he had done to the blanket. He didn’t think he had flipped it too hard, but you never know with such a small item that can fly quite a distance with minimal effort, so I resolved to myself that I would be searching the whole yard. Thinking in that mindset, I started in the most likely beginning point. I swung my detector 2 times hearing many multiple high tones like rusted nails, and thought this might end up being very difficult. I swung once more and heard what I was listening for, not believing that I could have found it so soon, but went down with my pinpointer, and located his wife’s ring, all in about 10 seconds. I reached down and brought it up to show an unbelieving Derrick. I got to thinking that he might have thought I brought the ring with me, and had it in my hand when I began the search, because it was found so fast.

Derrick was very happy to have the ring that he gave his wife on their wedding day to give back to her today. I could tell it meant a lot to him, and am sure his wife was ecstatic to have it on her finger again. He did not want his full picture taken, but did allow a bust shot of him holding the ring. Trust me he was smiling, and very happy. I was glad to have made his day. The story of this ring continues.

Derrick sent the following to include here:

Thank you, Steve.  Article looks great.  Thank you again.  Here is a little something that, if you want, please feel free to add.

My wife and I really didn’t know what to do when she lost her wedding ring in our yard.  It was in our own backyard yet for some reason it still nearly impossible to find.  After hours of looking in our own yard with no luck, we felt sorta hopeless.  I spent sometime researching what I could do online and it was either buy/rent an expensive metal detecting device or see if someone who knew what they were doing could help us out.  After reading some success stories at the ring finders, I decided it couldn’t hurt.  I called Steve on a Sunday and even though I live about 35 miles away from where he was, he still was nice enough to come by.  It was the best idea I had.  Like Steve mentioned, within seconds he found my wife’s ring.  It was such a relief not only for me, but for my wife, of course, who thought her ring was for sure lost forever.  Take it from me, if you lose a ring, give someone on this sight a call, they know what they are doing and can help turn what could be a terrible situation into a cute little story.

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

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

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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.

Mom’s Mother’s Ring Lost in Yard in Westwood, CA…Found.

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

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Karen called earlier today to ask if I would be able to help her find her ring she believed she lost in her yard. She explained that she had been busy reconditioning the yard for the garden that they grow. She had spread out a lot of manure, and then covered that with 4 to 6 inches of hay, which was to be roto tilled  into the soil. When she was done she realized the ring was missing. I was available, and we arranged to meet after she got off work, about 4 hours later. One thing I knew, was that because it may have been lost in her yard, it wasn’t going anywhere, so the need to be there quickly wasn’t necessary.

When I got there, a bit early, Karen pulled in about the same time. She came right over, because my vehicle was not familiar, so she figured I was The Ring Finder she had called. She showed me the yard, and I could see it was thoroughly covered with hay, and could smell the pungent smell of the manure which was underneath the hay. I fired up my detector with the standard coil, and proceeded to go over the yard. It wasn’t long before I realized a problem. The ground was infested with iron, which caused the detector to mask out anything in range of the coil. I went over the whole yard only finding one piece of aluminum. I then switched over to my 6 inch coil knowing its ability to recover better than the standard coil, and proceeded to detect the yard again. I swung about 3 times, right where I had swung before when that unmistakable sound of gold rang in my headphones. I pulled out my pinpointer and worked the area, finding Karen’s ring about 4 to 5 inches down. A pinpointer was a necessity especially because the ring color was almost the same as the hay it was buried in. Karen had been in another area of the yard when I made the recovery, so when she came back I mentioned that the ground was infested with iron which made it hard to hunt. She agreed that it was probably going to be difficult, and then I held up the ring to show her. It was then she beamed with a very contagious smile.

Karen explained that this ring was her mom’s mother’s ring, so it had some deep sentimental value to her, and the thought of losing it was not a joyful occasion. I was happy to reunite Karen with this reminder of her mom, and leave her with a great smile.

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.

White Gold Wedding Band Lost on Backyard Hillside in Los Angeles, CA…Found.

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

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I received a text from Jason this morning about a ring he had lost on the hillside behind his house two weeks ago. He wondered if I would come out and look for it. I called as soon as I read the text, and discussed the situation with him. I figured if it was lost in his backyard, it hadn’t moved very far, and the odds of finding it were good, so I told him I would be there as quickly as possible.

When I got to his house, Jason met me, and took me to the location of the loss. It was a very steep hillside with a very sandy soil that would swallow a ring almost as quick as beach sand. I could see that there was a lot of sand that had been moved, which was down further on the slope. I figured the ring probably had slid down the slope with the sand movement while he was looking for it, so I began my search in the lowest part of the sand pile. Jason told me that he had spent hours searching the hillside, which explained how so much sand had been moved down the hill. I did not receive the signal I was looking for so I started moving back up the hill towards the original area of the loss. When I got to the area he showed me where he knew the ring came off, I heard the tone I was looking for, and pulled out my pin pointer to narrow down the search. With a little movement of the sand I saw Jason’s ring. He happened to be in another area of the hill when I found it, so I called to him to show him that I had found it. He came over relieved, and amazed that it was still in the same area he had lost it in. It was certainly wonderful to have made his day, because he had only been married a little more than a year, so this was a great loss to him and his wife; a lot of happiness was spread around today!

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.

Hand Made Engagement Ring Lost at Santa Monica Beach, CA…Found.

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

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I was out practicing my detecting on one of the local beaches when I received a call from Sam regarding the loss of his fiance’s engagement ring in the surf. I had been watching the waves today, and there was some good sized surf. When he told me that the loss was in the water, knowing the conditions, my heart sank a bit realizing it could be a challenging hunt. When he told me she had only been about knee to thigh deep, I felt better, as I knew the tide had begun to go out.

When I got to the spot, and met Sam and his fiance Tanya, I began my series of questions, like where were you, how far out were you, and what were you doing at the time of the loss, was it a light ring or a heavy ring. When Sam told me it was a heavy ring I felt more assured of a possible recovery because the sand underfoot was soft, and the ring would have sunk into the sand as soon as it hit instead of moving around with the wave action. I began my search, going out up to my chest to make sure I covered the most amount of area. I made two passes, when my Excal 2 sang out with a very familiar tone. One scoop and I had the biggest ring I think I have found so far, when Sam said heavy, there was no exaggeration in what he said.

I held up the ring, and when Tanya saw it there was a flood of emotion, jumping up down, big hugs to go around. Sam then explained the significance of this ring. This is a ring the he made with his hands for his bride to be. He even cut the facets in the diamond from a rough cut stone. The stone even reflected an image of their heritage and faith, something I have never seen. I told Sam that God had a part in this stone’s creation. This is a ring he made specifically for Tanya his bride to be; irreplaceable! They are scheduled to be married in a few months. Wow what an honor I felt to be able to hand this back to her.

When we were in the parking lot talking we found that we shared the same faith, and had a great time of fellowship there. Before we left for the day Tanya thought a prayer would be a good thing at that moment, so she prayed for us all, and for me and my family. I must say, I am not sure who went away today most blessed, because I was surely blessed in the highest sense. Aren’t those great smiles on that couple?

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 Marina Del Rey Beach, CA…Found.

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

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Bahram called me last night about 11:15 for his friend Vusal who had lost his wedding ring on the beach earlier in the day. Vusal is a physician from Azerbaijan who is here studying liver transplant medicine at UCLA. The two were at the beach about 3:00PM when Vusal had taken off his ring to enter the water. He put his ring in his bag, on top of his towel. They had originally been in front of the Lifeguard tower when they were asked to move because of the safety corridor the Lifeguard had created.

I told Bahram (he was helping translate for Vusal and myself) that I would like to try and find the ring as soon as possible and arranged to meet them in about 40 minutes. I arrived at about 12:00 AM and we walked out to the area to search. We searched the original area they were before the Lifeguard told them to move with no results. We then moved over to second area, and I began to grid the new area. It was then that Vusal told Bahram that he remembered the towel being in the bag until they arrived to this new area, when he removed it to lay out on the sand. That convinced me that we needed to focus on this area for the remainder of the search.

At about 12:45 a Police patrol came rolling upon us, and told us the beach was closed and we needed to leave. I explained what I was doing, and that Vusal had lost his ring, so they agreed to let us remain to continue the search. They went on to kick others off the beach while we searched. About 15 minutes later, a little outside of the area that Bahram and Vusal had shown me, I was able to find the ring, the ring Vusal had had for 8 years, something so important, he was willing to meet me on the beach in the early morning, after taking an UBER taxi from about 30 miles away; because of a phone call to a person he had never met. I am happy to have made his day, a day we will all three remember.

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.