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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.

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.

 

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.

Platinum Diamond Wedding Band Recovered … Malibu, Calif.

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

Pt. Dume State Beach, Malibu, CA. #1    ……  Saturday April 4, 2015

Rachel’s husband Joel contacted me Saturday morning asking for help to find a wedding ring set that was lost by his wife in the sand Friday at Pt. Dume State Beach, Malibu, CA. I asked them to get to the location to secure the area that the rings were lost. It is spring break and with the great weather the beaches have been crowded. I was on the road soon after the phone call but it would be about 11am before we could meet up.
After arriving I met Rachel and she explained that she had taken off her wedding ring set off, setting them on her towel while applying sunscreen. Later in the day she picked up her towel shaking the sand off. It wasn’t until after they got back home that she realized that her rings had to be in the sand at the beach.
I started to grid search the immediate location where they had spread their beach gear. I was racing to search the part of the beach not claimed by other beach goers. Twenty feet away from them I found the platinum wedding band. Normally the larger engagement ring would be very close by, but it did not show up. We were right at the most used part of the beach the towel line, next to the lifeguard tower and close to the restrooms. I still could not get to all the sand area it could have been thrown when she shook the towel. After waiting 3 hours for people to leave the un searched sand, I could not find the larger diamond ring. It was hard to tell Rachel it was not there, but I know that I covered the area thoroughly and it was not there. It is very likely that somebody had found it, there are many people that work these beaches with detectors everyday this time of year. Especially the towel line. Rachel did tell me that the ring I found was very sentimental to her because it had diamonds from both her mother and grandmothers rings. She had worn these rings over sixteen years.
Normally I could search that type location in about one hour. I stayed more than 4-1/2 hours till I felt I had gridded the whole area in more than three directions in all metal mode with the highest sensitivity I could set my detector. Later I called a local detectorist to asked if he knows of any recent find from this beach. We also posted a lost ring add on Craiglist in hopes that someone has found the other ring.
This was a disappointing search for me, because I’m used to finding both rings when a set has been lost. I guess this is what they call a bitter – sweet type feeling. Rachel’s 11 year old daughter was so happy after finding the wedding band, she said that she made two wishes that morning. One wish was that we could find the wedding ring .. She said she couldn’t tell us the other wish, because it would ruin the wish.

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