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Beautiful Diamond and Diamond Encrusted Wedding Ring Lost at Santa Monica Beach, CA…Found and Returned With Great Joy.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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Joni called me earlier today upset because of losing her wedding ring at the beach yesterday, she thought it might just be lost for good, but held out some hope that I might be able to help her. I told her I would meet her at the beach so she could show me where she thought it might have come off. She said it would take her a while, because at the time she was about 150 miles away, so I waited for her to let me know when she was close, so I could leave to meet her.

I met Joni at the beach, she showed me where she thought the ring had come off, and explained what she was doing when she thought she lost it. She had brushed the sand off her clothes, and it flew off during that action. I began my search working my way out from the initial area, finding foil and bottle caps. I felt like I had moved out far enough, and then increased the length of my grid. I was out about 20 feet from the original area when I received the signal  I was waiting for. I put in my scoop, and up comes this beautiful diamond ring. Joni could see it in the scoop, and came right over to see if it was hers. I held it up , and a flood of emotion came over her. She told me how she had not been able to even sleep last night because of this loss. It was sure great to leave the beach after being able to create such a wonderful smile.

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, 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.

Custom Wedding Ring Lost at Venice Beach, CA…Recovered and Joyously Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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We know each ring has its story, and each one so very important to its owner, and when it is lost that story ends, that is why we search, to renew the story. I received a call from Bill yesterday concerning his wedding ring he had lost just a couple of hours earlier in the sand. He had taken the ring off to apply sunscreen, and placed it on his shoe so it would not be lost, but was then asked by a worker in the area to move so they could do some work. Without thinking about his ring, he picked up his shoes, and got out of the way. As soon as he got to the new spot, he realized the mistake, and started to search for it. The sand at this beach is very fine, and the ring was swallowed up instantly. We agreed to meet about 1 1/2 hours later, as he had already gone home, and my wife had just made me a meal. He also asked if a sifter would help, and I told him nothing would hurt, but trying to find a ring with a sifter could lead to a significant amount of frustration, and despair.

When I got to the beach with Bill, he showed me the area, and I could see that it was a pretty good size. He also had a sifter in a bag, but said that when he got there, he realized it would be a job to sift the entire area, so he waited for me. Well, I got right to work, and began my grid from the widest point inward. After a couple of passes and a few coins, I got a good solid nonferrous hit in my headphones, and dug. Up comes my scoop with a bright and shiny ring in it, I gave out a shout, and almost did a little dance. I turned and showed Bill, and could see a wave of emotion come over him. When he was holding the newly recovered ring, he shared its story with me, and I understood his reaction.

He had been with his future wife for 7 years before they were to marry, and when he decided to ask her, he decided to approach her father first. Apparently his future Father in Law thought a lot of him, and offered to make his wedding ring, as he was an artisan in making jewelry. At this time Bill had been married for 11 years, and his Father in Law, passed away just one month ago. I could tell that this became a double loss to Bill, and it grieved him sorely to have lost this precious reminder of his bride’s father. I was certainly glad to have made his day.

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, 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.

Engagement Ring Lost at Santa Monica Beach, CA…Found and Returned in Happiness.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I got a call from Chantal today hoping I could help her find her engagement ring at the beach. I was able to go, but I knew that on a weekend, the day before 4th of July, parking would be horrendous. I told her I would be on my way. I was right about the parking, and had to park about 1 1/2 miles away, and lug my equipment to where they were; fortunately there was a concrete strand to walk on.

Chantal told me she had taken two rings off to apply sunscreen, and laid them on the towel. Later not remembering the rings Chantal picked up the towel and shook it, and then to her horror remembered the rings. She and her husband Ty searched for the rings, and were able to find one of them, but the continued search proved unfruitful for the other one. That is when they found me on theringfinders.com. I met Ty on the way to the spot, and he informed me that they had just celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary in April. I checked the area Ty showed me, and decided to start my search where they had found the first ring. I completed each line of the grid working my way back towards where the towel had originally been, when right in that area I got a good clean foil sound in my headphones. I dug once, and looked down to see that I had just missed the ring when I scooped as it was partially showing in the sand. I reached down, then held the ring up for all to see, because the people next to them were waiting and watching as I searched. Ty then broke out in a very loud voice saying, “That’s what I’m Talking about!”, “Thank God for Social Media!” This was a great recovery, I am glad I was able to be a part of it; smiles all around.

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, 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 in Newport Harbor, CA…Found

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call from Taylor last week about his ring loss, asking if I could help. He had been Stand Up Paddle boarding, and when he was coming in to finish his day, there was a bit of roughness in the area that caused him to fall into the water. He then proceeded to hand paddle the rest of the way in. When he got to shore he realized his ring had come off. I offered to go that day, but he was unable to make it. We kept in contact, trying to coordinate a time we could get together, and it wasn’t until today that I was going to have the time to do a search, so Taylor took a step of faith, not ever having met me, and sent me a picture of the area, and drawings to show the exact place the loss happened.

I checked my tide charts, and saw that the extra low tide would be at 4:30 AM, so I told Taylor I would be going to search in the early morning. I got up at 2:00 AM, and was on the spot at 3:30 AM. Having the real low tide gave me a lot of area to search, and made it a heck of a lot easier. It was nice, with a lot of solitude, and coolness of the morning, which was nice with the heat wave we’ve been having. Also nice was that there was a full moon, which aided in my being able to see what I was doing. I searched for 1 1/2 hours getting a lot of old cans and other aluminum products, until I got a solid hit, which when I dug it I saw a nice big chunky gold band; 5 AM, not a bad search. I looked inside to make sure it had the inscription Taylor had told me about, and saw that this was his ring.

I got back to the car about 5:30, and sent him a text with a picture of the ring, figuring he might still be sleeping. I then drove to a McDonalds in the area to get a bite to eat, as I was getting hungry. He had sent a text back just 3 minutes later, and wanted to meet for the return. He was only 10 minutes away, so I told him I would wait at the restaurant. Taylor showed up, and I could see the excitement he had to get his ring back, I am sure thinking he would have never seen it again. Seeing that smile on his face is what this is all about. What a joy!

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.

Gold Cross Lost at Santa Monica Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call the evening the day before Easter from a gentleman asking if I would be able to help find a Cross and a ring lost at the beach, for his friend Zara. I told him I would leave right away to meet them.

I met Zara and her friend, and asked them about the loss. They showed me the area they believed the cross was lost, and where they thought the ring was lost. I started my search in the general area with no results. I then widened the search area, asking all the time about where they might have been regarding the area. After about an hour Zara was getting cold, and feeling a bit sick, so she decided to go back to the car. I continued my search, and about 30 feet from where she thought she lost the cross, I got a good signal. I put in my scoop, started shaking it and realized there was something big bouncing around inside. I looked in and saw a very large gold cross, and realized I had found what she had lost. Her friend was waiting nearby, so I walked over to show him that I had just found a pull tab which I put on the little wall, and then immediately put down the cross, which created an intensity of excitement. They went to show Zara, who came back very happy. I continued to look for the ring ever expanding my search area, going way outside the box she had shown me with no results. I could not figure it out until I asked how the ring was made. That was when she told me that it was not a concentric circle ( a very hard ring to find), but wrapped snake like. I went back to the car and got another detector, and also a different coil for the one I was using hoping to get an advantage on the ring. I searched for another hour and a half, with no luck. I decided to come back today with another detector (a PI), to see if I would be able to find the ring, and dug every piece of metal in that area. I spent another 3 hours, found everything but the ring.  It might be that it got lost somewhere other than the spot that I was shown, or it might have been out of the range of my detectors.

I was happy to have made one of the recoveries though, and was able to see the happiness on Zara’s face. For me it was a partial victory, but still some joy to be had.

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.

Class Ring Lost at Santa Monica Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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Amy called me yesterday evening wondering if I could help her find her ring at the beach. When she explained she had just lost it about an hour before, I told her I would get there as soon as possible if she was willing to wait for me. The main reason for going immediately, is because time is the enemy in finding lost items at the beach. I got my equipment together, and was on my way.

When I got to the area Amy met me and took me to the spot she felt the ring came off of her hand. It was a ring that she had received two years earlier for her graduation. She explained that she had flicked her hand in a downward fashion, and the ring just flew off into the sand. She was right at the top of the slope down to the beach. The sand was soft, and would have swallowed the ring instantly. I got to work, and began my grid, making sure to overlap each pass, so that every inch of the sand was covered. I went down the slope, and came back up when I heard what I wanted to hear, a nice solid low tone. I put in my scoop, and brought out this beautiful golden class ring with a ruby red stone, and diamonds flanking the stone. I reached in and grabbed it blowing the sand off of it as I raised it to show Amy. She and her friends got very excited to see it found. I just love to see the joy that is produced by finding something precious to people that they thought was lost forever. What a great smile to see. Another wonderful 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.

Heirloom Rings Lost at Malibu Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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After spending this morning having breakfast with fellow Ring Finder Stan Ross, in which we talked of the joy we are able to return to the people we help, I got a call from Sabrina later in the day. She had been at the beach with friends, and shook her hands, when she looked to find that two of her rings had come off. She and her friends searched for them, but were unable to find them. She then got on the internet, and was able to find The Ring Finders where she got my name.

I began to ask what had happened, where it happened, and how long ago did it happen. She said that she lost them in the dry sand, just a couple hours before she called. I told her to secure that area, and that I would be there as soon as possible, because I knew from what she explained to me, that the chances were good for finding her rings (it is so important to look for lost items as soon as possible to insure recovery). When I arrived Sabrina and her friends took me to the area of the loss, where I could see they had drawn a line in the shape of a box, about 10 x 10 feet. They felt real sure that the rings would be in that area. I asked her to show me exactly what she did, and when I saw her motion, I knew the rings would be right where she had been.

I put the headphones on, swung my coil a few times, and received a good sound. I scooped up the sand, and when I shook it out, there was a bottle cap, and one of her rings. I pulled out the bottle cap and said, “I don’t think this is what we were looking for”. She reached out and took it with a bit of disappointment, when reached back in the scoop to bring out her ring, and said, “but I think this is”. Her joy was incredible, I swung a few more times, and scooped up her other ring. It was great to see her so happy, as those rings mean a lot to her and her mother. Stan and I were so right this morning, to see the joy returned is a great reward.

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 Platinum and Gold Wedding Ring Malibu, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I was having breakfast this morning when I received a call from Pam. She asked if could help her find her husband’s wedding band. They were having a party Friday July 3rd in their backyard when her husband wanted to go for an ocean swim (their property backs up right to ocean). Their backyard is set up like a beach surrounded by a deck with lots of beach sand, beach chairs, and even beach balls. Pam’s husband put all of his important belongings including his ring  into his hat on a table on the deck so he would not lose them. What happened next was that Pam moved the hat, not realizing the items were inside, and flung them into their beach backyard. They had done some serious searching. I could see the lines in the sand showing how they had dragged the sand for the ring, but with no results. I am glad they found me, as I was free to go today and search for them.

When I got there, as I said I could see the drag marks in the sand, and Pam explained to whole loss process to me. It is so good to have someone know exactly what happened, and remember how the loss took place, to make it easier to help them. I got my detector ready, and in about 20 seconds had the ring in my scoop. It was then Pam and I talked about my time with The Ring Finders. We were going through my book of smiles when she offered up that they had been married for 3 years, and today was their anniversary; HOW GREAT IS THAT!? What a great day. What 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.

Lost Wedding Ring at Santa Monica Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call from Miguel July 5th asking if I would be able to help him find his wedding ring. We arranged to meet in the afternoon at the location of the loss. When I arrived Miguel took me to the site, which was a volleyball court. I then proceeded to ask how the ring was lost. He knew exactly where he was when the ring came off. He felt it come off, but did not see where it landed. He explained how all of his friends began a thorough search of the area he believed the ring to fly into with no results, he then found me on TheRingFinders.com.

I asked Miguel to show me what he did to cause the ring to come off, so he reenacted  the hit to the ball. I noticed that his hands moved in such a way to possibly cause the ring to go off in a different direction, but started my search where he thought it was. After searching the area he showed me, I started my search in the area I envisioned the ring to fly into, and in about 2 minutes more, “BANG”, my earphones rang out with the sound I was anticipating. I held his ring up, and his joy seemed overwhelming. Miguel had just gotten married in April, and he explained how he felt burdened because of the loss, also his wife had taken it very hard. Well I got to experience Miguel’s smile, but I wish I was there when he went back to his wife, because he was going to hold off telling her until he got home. I would have loved to see her smile as well. Wonderful 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.

Lost Key at Santa Monica Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call yesterday from Kelly, saying she had lost her car key at the beach. I told her I would be there in an hour, and headed out. When I got to the site Kelly and her friend Eric showed me the general area where they thought the key had been lost. At that time I began to ask them questions, going through a logical progression in order to narrow down the search area. Because searching the right way with a metal detector is a very slow and methodical process, it is important for us to probe as much as possible to see if we can pinpoint the search area. Sometimes the person may have thought it was lost in one place, but as I question, I can figure that it was in another area, so questioning is a very important part of our searches. I am thankful Kelly and her friend were patient with me.

After my questioning, I figured out that it was under the parkour bars that Eric had been using, and it took all but about 3 minutes of searching to find the key. They were happy, because they had a way to go to get home, and everything was in the car. I am so glad to have met them, and made their 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.