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White Gold and Diamond Pendant Lost in Sand .. Malibu, CA. .. Found

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

Marie had been surfing at the beach near Malibu Lagoon State Park. She had left her white gold diamond pendant on the beach with her friend. After surfing, she came back to the blanket where her friend was sitting to retrieve the pendant. As she was putting the necklace on, it slipped from her hand and the pendant dropped into the sand.

After a couple hours of searching with no success they got on their smart phones, locating me on TheRingFinders.com. Malibu lagoon is a State Park about two miles from Malibu Pier. It’s a beautiful beach. It took me about an hour till I could meet Marie at the parking lot. Then it was about a quarter mile walk to the location on the beach.

They had staked out the area well. It looked like it would be an easy search, but it took a bit longer than I thought. The pendant had many small diamonds and not much white gold. It came in with a sound similar to a small piece of tin foil. (14k White gold is 58% gold and the other 42% is different metals?). I have run into this same type situation with small white gold women’s bands that have many diamonds. They aren’t impossible to find but it’s nice to know that they don’t always give you a solid signal.
We had a lot of people on the beach, so everybody celebrated when the pendant was found. It was a pleasure to meet Marie and her friends and to retrieve her diamond pendant.

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Palladium Wedding Ring Lost at Malibu, CA Beach…Found.

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

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It was about 7:30 PM this last Sunday, and I had just sat down for a late dinner when I received a call from Frederico who lost his wedding ring on the beach earlier. He wanted to know if I would be willing to come and search for it for him, maybe the next morning. I instead told him, that if he was game, I would come to the beach as soon as I finished my dinner to do the search, to which he agreed. I know that the sooner I act on a loss, the better chance of a successful recovery, so I was willing to make the drive, and do the search that evening. He and his family were on vacation from Portugal, and would be going back in about 5 days; it was important to get this ring back to him.

I got to the beach about 9:00 PM, and we met where we would hike down to the spot. When we got there, I turned on my headlight, blending with the light of Frederico’s IPhone, I could see defined grid marks in the damp sand over a wide area. I could tell they spent some time looking for the ring. He told me he had put it into his pants pocket so he could go into the water without losing it, but when he was going to leave the beach, forgot, and turned his pants upside down to shake the sand out of them. It wasn’t long after, that he realized what he had done.

I began my search, and I figured that because the sand was damp, the ring was not going to very deep. It wasn’t long before I got a good tone in the earphones and scooped out a bunch of sand; nothing in the scoop. I checked again and scooped; nothing. I checked again and scooped, and out came Frederico’s ring. That ring was down over 8″ in the damp sand, which told me they had searched with extreme vigor to make that ring sink so far in just a short time. He was so glad to have his ring back, and told me that it surprised him that I would come out to help him late on a Sunday night, but like all the Ring Finders I have met, we know that time is a very strong determining factor in a successful recovery, so the sooner you get to it the better. I was glad to have been a good ambassador for the Ring Finders, and my country to some very friendly vacationers from Portugal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ring Lost after Jumping Off Roof .. Malibu, CA. .. Found

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

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Olivia called me asking if I could help her find a lost gold ring. I asked her for some details, where, when and how. She said it was lost two days before when she jumped off a roof in her backyard. She felt it fly off her finger as she landed on the ground. Because it was not a public place and she was certain that the ring flew off her finger at that moment, we decided to meet the next day.

It always a mystery what kind of search area I will find when I get to the location. I was a little concerned why Olivia would be jumping off a roof and how she didn’t injure herself. Olivia couldn’t meet me, but had her friends meet me. When I met her friends Bethany and Sam the next morning, they showed me a small storage shed that was built into a slope hillside planter. The roof was only about 3 feet above the planter with landscape plants.
Several people had searched for the ring, looking at the dirt around the foliage. They felt that possibly the ring was in the plants or someone had stepped on the ring, burying it in the soft soil. I set up my Minelab CTX detector with a 6″ coil planning to grid search around all the plants. Then I would use my pinpointer to go through each of a dozen plants.
Halfway through my search over the soil around the plants, Sam walked over to asked me how I was doing. As he stood there looking at planter in front of where I standing, he saw the gold ring glimmer in the afternoon sunlight. It was 3 or 4 feet in front of the direction of my grid.
It was not laying flat on its side in the soil. The ring had landed with the round flat side down, making it difficult to see when looking straight down.
This not the first time someone else spotted the ring before I got my coil over it, but the main thing is that the ring is back where it belongs. Bethany and Sam were happy that we had found Olivia’s very sentimental ring. I love being able to help people find their lost keepsakes.

Platinum Tiffany and Co. Wedding Band Lost in Backyard in Winnetka, CA…Joyously Returned.

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

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I received a call from David Thursday night about his wedding band he thought was lost in the backyard while working in the garden. I talked to him about arrangements to meet at his house, and because I knew that there wasn’t much of a chance it going anywhere, I figured the ring would be safe. Well David informed me that he had a lot of squirrels in the area, and he worried one of them might run off with it. I had not thought of that possibility, so we arranged to meet at our earliest convenience which was today.

When I got to the house David showed me to the yard where the garden was. It was a good sized plot that was covered with a thick layer of fresh mulch. David explained how he had been pulling the crabgrass from the garden, and digging deep to get the roots out. It also had steel fence posts hammered into the ground spaced out at equal intervals throughout the garden which I explained would make my search very difficult, so we decided to remove them. I started my search and was getting a lot of iron readings on my detector, and remembered from a previous search, that some mulch companies put rusted nails and screws in their mulch to add iron to the soil. I received a good signal, and dug a very small piece of non ferrous metal. I continued on in another plot, and after setting one grid line, I received a very good signal, and got my plastic trowel (so as not to hurt the ring) and my pin pointer to focus the search. I found the ring about 3 to 4 inches underneath the mulch. David and his wife were very happy to have his token of their promise to each other back on his hand. I in turn was happy to be able to make someone’s day 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.

Men’s Opal Ring Lost in the Hills of Los Angeles, CA…Found.

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

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I received a call from Adam yesterday about a ring that was lost at his house about a month and a half ago during a corporate party. Apparently one of the guests was taking a swing at a pinata when his ring flew off of his extended forefinger. I knew that the ring, if lost in the yard wasn’t going anywhere, so we planned on me coming to search the area today. It was then he sent me a text picture of the area they thought the loss occurred, which gave me pause. The house was situated on the hillside with a ravine that went down probably four hundred feet of steepness. I knew then it would be a tough search.

When I got to the house, which was pretty awesome, it was a big castle with a swimming pool moat and all, I met with Adam. He wasn’t able to describe the ring, but told me it was a big one. He explained what had happened, and where they believed the ring went flying. Hoping though that it had landed in the yard and not on the hillside, I decided to search the area in the yard first, to no avail. I then went out to the hillside and began working in the bushes nearest the fence, and worked my way down. The footing was very tenuous, so the going was slow. I was surprised at how much metal was in that hillside, and much of it sounding like what I was looking for, so digging all of that slowed me considerably more, and my legs were aching, but I kept going, sometimes with my feet sliding out from under me. I was going down to a shelf about a third the way down and finish there, because the hill steepened below the shelf and looked unsafe for me to go further. I finally got down to the shelf, and began my slow assent back to the house further to the side I had not detected on the way down, detecting as I went. I got about halfway back when I saw this beautiful glimmer of gold in the mid day sun. The ring was sitting right on top of the ground waiting to be picked up. I reached down and picked up this awesome men’s opal ring, and knew I had found what I was looking for. Adam was very happy that he would be able to get the ring back to its owner, as was I., Had a great day, a wonderful search and recovery, and there will be smiles that I won’t see, but know they will be great.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ring Lost in Pacific Palisades, CA…Found.

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

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Hunter called me on New Years Eve about a lost ring that was lost in a backyard, so after we discussed the situation, we decided to postpone the search until 2 days later on Saturday morning.

When I got to the house Hunter told me how his boss was setting her garden’s planters with new potting soil, and realized the ring was missing. About 2 to 3 weeks had transpired since the loss until they found me. The nice thing about that as opposed to a beach search, is that the ring was going no where, so I knew if it was there it would be found. Hunter showed me the areas where the ring was possibly lost, one was a box about 4 feet square about 2 1/2 feet deep and surround by re-bar. That was a bit discouraging because I knew my detector would be picking up the re-bar as I got near the edges. The other planters were much quieter, and I received no signal from them, so I focused on the square box. After I removed some spikes that were holding down the sprinkler system, I was still getting readings all over the planter, even in the middle which I didn’t understand. I realized I would not be able to use my detector at all in this planter, so I switched to my pin pointer to continue my search. I began to see why I was getting so many hits in this planter, as it was littered with bits of rusting metal (screws and scrap). Fortunately the potting soil was loose which allowed me to probe deep in the planter with the pin pointer. After about 10 minutes I got a good solid hit, and began to dig. Out came this pretty little ring with a great looking turquoise stone in it.

Well I called Hunter, and showed him my find. He was pretty excited about the recovery, unfortunately his boss wasn’t there to see the ring at that moment, but I am sure she had a nice smile, because it was given to her by a friend. More happy smiles for a new year’s beginning.

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 at Zuma Beach, CA…Found.

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

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Adrian called me early evening on 12-26-15, but because I had been receiving over one hundred butt calls and texts from my traveling son in about 3 hours (and turned my ringer off), I did not see that I had a voice mail an email from him until later that night. He explained to me how he had been climbing the slope at the beach using his hands to gain traction, when he noticed his ring had come off. I promptly sent him and email letting him know I would be available at about 12:00 PM Sunday, to meet them for the the search. He let me know the next morning he would be able to meet me.

When I got to the spot, I met Adrian, his wife Laura, and their young son. Adrian took me to the spot where he remembered losing his ring, and I began my search. I searched the area thoroughly, but did not find his ring. I asked if he could have been North or South of the location whereby he gave me an area that he might have been, outside of the original location. The one thing to remember, is that the shoreline changes from day to day, and without perfect landmarks, it might be hard to find the exact location again. I went across the top of the slope from one end of his instructions to the other with no ring. After, I began to work down the slope, and ended up finding the ring about 25 feet from the original spot. When I found it, I picked it up to show Laura, and asked, “did the ring look like this”. When she saw it she hurried over, unsure, but looked inside to see her name and wedding date engraved inside, and became very excited with much joy. What a great opportunity, to be able to bring this kind of joy to hearts crushed by the loss of such an important part of their lives.

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 at Santa Monica Beach, CA…Found.

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

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I was on my way home from a store on Christmas Eve morning when I received a call from Michael about his lost wedding ring. He had been using an adult exercise area at the beach, when he felt it fall out of his pocket, and had searched for over an hour to locate it. I asked if he could wait a little while because I was away from home (and equipment) at the time, when he told me he was checking out of his hotel, and headed back to Las Vegas at 12:00 PM. I told him I would get there as soon as I could, I just needed to drop off the cargo, and get my equipment together. I also had to instruct my son and wife as to how to get the grill going and put on the prime rib roast we were having for dinner that evening, because I knew I would be gone when it was time to get it going. One thing was certain, if it was at all possible, Michael was not going home without his ring.

Michael sent the information, and pictures as to where the loss occurred, which was very helpful, and I told him that I would let him know when I arrived for the search. I got to the spot, and began my search, pausing on occasion to allow people to pass through during their exercise and then resuming my search. After about 10 minutes, I found Michael’s ring, and promptly sent him a text with the ring’s picture, as he hadn’t arrived yet. When he did get to the area, he was very happy that his ring had been found, and grateful that I was willing to come out on Christmas Eve to  help him. I am sure I am speaking for all of the Ring Finders who are a part of this directory when I say, it was my pleasure to do this for you Michael, and to be able send you home 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.