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Gold Bracelet recovered in Summerland CA.

  • from Santa Barbara (California, United States)


I got a call the week before Christmas to see if I could locate a very expensive gold bracelet that had been lost during a boutique gathering at a popular shop in Summerland. The bracelet was lost during the evening and wasn’t inventoried until the next day. Unfortunately, the grounds it was lost on are covered in loose gravel that is raked every day before the business opening. To further compound the problem, the greater Santa Barbara area had experienced 3 days of pounding rain which had caused flooding throughout the area and had turned the gravel area into a muddy gravel area.

Since this was a business with hundreds of items for sale I would rely more on my pinpointer and I began the process of moving on my hands and knees slowly dragging the pinpointer in the muddy gravel. With no discrimination, I was finding every bit of metal in the ground and gravel but I finally got a strong signal and dug down into the gravel and out of the mud came this beautiful gold bracelet with diamonds. Mission accomplished!

I was able to make the return to the store owner who then contacted the vendor to tell her of the good news that the gold bracelet was found and would be returned. If you happen to loose a ring, bracelet or other piece of jewelry do what they did and contact me, Dave MacDonald at 805-290-5009 so we can get your keepsake back where it belongs.


A Father’s Legacy Restored: Expert Metal Detection Recovers Treasured Ring in Montecito CA

  • from Santa Barbara (California, United States)

In the heart of Santa Barbara, Gerrie, a devoted professional dog trainer, found herself in a state of distress over the loss of a cherished family heirloom. This wasn’t just any ring; it held the weight of a lifetime of memories, serving as a poignant link to her late father’s journey through life.

For over a decade, Gerrie had been her father’s steadfast caregiver as he battled Alzheimer’s. Following his recent passing at the remarkable age of 99, she inherited his prized possession: a 1942 fraternity ring from Penn State University, a symbol of his presidency, his marriage, and his service during WWII in the South Pacific. Clinging to the ring, Gerrie found solace in carrying her father’s memory with her wherever she went, a tangible connection to their profound bond.

Yet, amidst her responsibilities, the ring slipped away unnoticed. Suspecting it may have vanished while training a dog in Montecito, CA, Gerrie sought assistance. Recognizing the gravity of the situation, she reached out to a professional metal detector expert to aid in the search for her irreplaceable treasure.

Meeting at the client’s home on Tuesday morning, Gerrie and I embarked on a quest to reclaim the lost ring. Amidst a sea of metallic clutter, isolating targets proved challenging. Employing a combination of prayer and technical expertise, I meticulously combed through the grass, guided by faith and determination.

Finally, a singular signal pierced through the chaos, leading to the discovery of her father’s ring nestled in the grass. Relief washed over us both as the precious heirloom was reclaimed, marking a poignant moment of closure and restoration.

Gerrie’s decision to enlist professional assistance proved invaluable, ensuring the swift and successful recovery of her father’s cherished ring. If you find yourself in a similar predicament, don’t hesitate to reach out at 805-290-5009. Time is of the essence, and with the expertise of a metal detector expert, your lost ring, bracelet, or pendant can be reclaimed before it’s too late. Trust in experience and technology to reunite you with your treasured possessions.