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Wedding Ring Lost In Manhattan Beach, CA…Found and Returned with Joy.

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

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I got a text from Michael this afternoon regarding the loss of his wedding ring. He had been on the beach, and shook the hood of his sweatshirt when the ring flew off of his finger into the sand and disappeared. It wasn’t long after that we received a long anticipated rain shower that made looking for his ring a miserable chore. They were able to find me on the internet, and I agreed to meet them right away. They had been on the way to drop someone off at the airport, but chose to come back for the search.

I met Michael at the spot of the loss, and he showed me the area. I could see where he and the friends had been searching the area by dragging their fingers through the sand in a very meticulous grid search, but to no avail. I asked my numerous questions, and decided to start my search right in the area where he had been sitting. Within about 10 feet I received a good solid hit, and began to dig. The ring was deeper than I expected, and must have been driven down by the frantic searching prior to my arrival.

Michael saw the ring when it was uncovered, and with joy and extreme relief reached down and retrieved the prize. It was then I found out that he and his wife had only been married for 2 weeks, and had been on their honeymoon in the USA from Germany. By the joy expressed on Michael’s face, and the release of the pressure of discouragement that he had experienced, I knew this was a “Home run” day today.  It really feels great to bring the joy back in people’s lives!

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.

Platinum Wedding Band and Gold Heirloom Ring Lost in Redondo Beach, CA…Found and Cheerfully Returned.

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

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I received a call a couple of days ago from Shilpa about two of her rings she lost earlier in the day at the beach. One of the rings was her platinum wedding band, and the other was an heirloom ring that had been in the family for a long time. I was able to go right away, and was there in about 20 minutes.

When I arrived, she told me that she had been on her towel and took her rings off to apply sunscreen. Later she got up to go, and shook out her towel. It wasn’t long after that she realized she had left her rings on the towel when she lifted it up and shook the sand off. I got ready and began my search. I walked a couple of grid lines when Shilpa directed me closer to where she believed she shook the towel. I then swung a couple of times and got a good signal, the heirloom ring was in the scoop. swung once more, and the wedding band was in the scoop. She was so happy to have them back, and I was so happy to have been a part of being able to help her. Great 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.

Lost Keys .. Fullerton, CA. .. Found

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

Jasmine lost a set of house keys three days before she found me on TheRingFinders.com website. When we talked on the phone about the loss, I was concerned that it may have lost in a large area. Lately these key searches have been terrible failures because they lost them while jogging or on a long walk. I had just about given up on doing key searches. Jasmin assured me it was a small area.
The city of Fullerton is about a 24 mile drive and at rush hour traffic it was about an hour drive. When I met Jasmin she told me that she had searched everywhere she had been for the last three days. She even drove 40 miles back to work that first day. These keys were important to her because they belonged to her very good friend who had entrusted with the keys.
The only place she couldn’t check was a small lawn area and a small landscaped garden. The day of the loss, she had got out of her car with a handful of miscellaneous items. Before she went into the house, she went to look at a fruit tree that’s where her sunglasses dropped into the landscaping. I look straight down as we were talking and Bingo!! The two keys hiding in some plants.. The time of day may have helped make the keys visible. A very happy lady, Jasmin was. They may have only been a set of keys, but I do realize how much something as simple as a set of keys can upset a person. It was a pleasure to be able to meet Jasmin and help her find those keys. Too bad, I didn’t get to get my detector out of the car.

 

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White Gold Diamond Wedding Ring Lost .. Crystal Cove State Beach, Newport Beach, CA. .. Recovered with Metal Detector

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

Patrick sent me a text message, asking if I was available to help him find his wife’s white gold diamond wedding ring. Silvia had taken her ring off to apply sunscreen three days before while at Crystal Cove State Beach, Newport Beach, CA.
She was not sure if she had put her rings back on after finishing the sunscreen application. In fact she was sure that her ring had to be in their car or at the house. No need to worry her husband Patrick, she believed it would show up. It was now three days after the loss, so Patrick thought it might be worth at try to call me to ask if I was available to try checking the beach where they had been that past Sunday.
I jumped at the chance to give it a try. That particular beach doesn’t have beach grooming machines and it is a little difficult to get to, so it isn’t hit by very many detectorists. I may have to wait for people to leave the beach which is not a big deal.
My first chance to search, I got a really nice yellow gold ring with a big diamond. I called Patrick to verify that I was looking for a white gold wedding band. Checking the first ring for markings, I could make out “made in China” engraved inside ( bummer).
Patrick had sent me very good photos and approximate footage they were from a cement footing. Bingo, the petite wedding band was exactly where he had described. I met Silvia the next day at a halfway point between my place and where they live. Patrick didn’t have to leave work which is another thing I try to do to help families in this crazy economy. It was a pleasure inter reacting with Patrick to find this ring. I bet we had 20 texts messages. I love the technology that makes this all possible.image

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Lost Iphone in Sand .. Three Arch Bay, Laguna Beach, CA. .. Found

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

imageGlen called me late in the evening Mother’s Day. His wife, Hey had lost her celphone in the sand the night before. Because she had “the find my phone” application on her phone, GPS signal indicated it was in the sand near the fire pit. After spending most the day searching in the sand by hand and rakes it was getting dark. The battery on the phone had died and they were about to give up.
Glen found TheRingFinders.com while doing a Google search for metal detectors. After calling me I was able to meet them at Three Arch Bay which is a gated community with a private beach. My first time visiting this beach. It’s a beautiful beach even at night with a long set of steps down the cliff to the beach.
After meeting Hey, I could see she was tired and frustrated. They had built a fire in the firepit. So it was kind of a picturesque place to do a search. It took awhile, maybe 15 minutes to find the phone because it was 20 feet away from the location they gave me. I was careful not to dig aggressively as it would not be professional to break the Celphone.
It was great to see how happy Hey was and to know that her Mother’s Day ended in a positive way. I asked them to tell their neighbors and friends about our service.

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Surfer lost car key at 17th St. .. Newport Beach, CA. .. Found in sand

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

I just returned from a trip to Honduras. I was checking some of my local beaches for recent sand erosion when I was approached by one of our local lifeguards. He asked if I had time to help a surfer that had dropped his car key in the sand. I told him I was always available and clued him in about TheRingFinders.com on our way to meet Michael.
Although Michael didn’t realize when or where he dropped the single key he was confident that it had to be around the top of the beach, which we refer as the towel line.

Here’s Michael’s story:

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Plodding through the sand after a surf, my automobile key somehow slipped out of my wetsuit. After continuously retracing my steps and searching on hands and knees in the sun for over an hour, I was ready to throw in the towel by asking a lifeguard for a phone. We spotted a person, about two-hundred yards away, waving a metal detector left to right, Mr. Stan Ross.

I have always been skeptical of the people who invest hours sifting through the sand; however, Stan made a believer out of me. He was jovial, yet professional, patiently asking questions and easing a stressful situation with understanding and confidence. He was methodical and took the time to interact and explain his strategy. In less than fifteen minutes, to my jubilation, I had the key in hand! If he showed this determination with a key, I would definitely want him on my team if I lost anything of sentimental value. I am very grateful, Mr. Ross, for your generous service.

Michael asked me if he could write me a testimonial. It’s letters like this that make my day. When I started metal detecting back in 1971, I had no idea that I could use my hobby to help people.. The internet also makes this possible.image

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Wedding Band Lost for 5 Weeks in Sand .. Corona DelMar, CA. ..Found

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

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Corona Delmar Beach … Man’s Diamond Wedding Band, possibly lost on popular beach..

Mark called me a little after 5 pm. He said he would have called sooner but didn’t know a service like this existed. He told me that he thought he lost his ring a couple weeks before while on the beach playing volleyball in the sand at Corona Delmar. It’s only 2 miles from where I live, but I was 12 miles away in Laguna Beach..
Traffic was so bad that it took me an hour and a half till I was able to meet Mark and his wife Donna at the location.. After a couple weeks another extra hour shouldn’t make too much difference. I couldn’t promise anything but I could grid the area to verify that it’s not there. Donna showed me her matching ring to help me know what kind of signal I would be listening for.
They took off for a walk down the beach. Returning after about a half hour, Mark asked me if I had tried the area by the trash can. I was just setting up to grid that space. Two swings of my detector and a quick dig with my sand scoop and there was Mark’s ring, I was blown away, because I know this beach and this was definitely going to be a long shot.. I now believe in miracles!
It was so special to him because it was custom made with diamonds from his deceased mother and aunt.. When I handed it to him, he was speechless and very emotional. Then came the man hug.. I was also very surprised when his wife told me it was actually more than 5 weeks sense the loss.. Mark didn’t realize the ring was missing until the day after being at the beach.. This beach gets pounded with metal detectors and the city worker who drives the beach sifter is an over achiever ( it’s a very clean beach ).. I say, ” I’ll will try anywhere ” and this proves it pays off.

 

Lost Keys in Grass at Local Park .. San Clemente, CA. .. Found after Three Days

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

 

Rick, a detectorist friend of mine called me with a referral to help Joan find a set keys lost three days ago. When I talked to Joan on the phone it seemed like too much time had passed to locate the set of keys that had to be laying on the surface. It’s not possible to make that judgement without taking a look and discussing the details. One of my mottos is ” I will try anywhere “, so I met Joan at the park in the afternoon.
Three days before she had been walking her dog when she lost her car ($275 replacement value). She remembered where she had last seen it and when she realized it was missing. After trying to rake the grass and methodically walking the area for two days. She called asking for help.
We walked the area before I set up my detector to start a grid search. I purposely started a search outside the area she had raked and searched. I covered almost 50 x 75 yard area with no success.
When Joan returned I gave her the bad news. I showed her the exact area where the key could not be. We discussed options she could try to locate the keys as we walked back through an area 50 yards from where she thought she lost the keys. Then she lets out a scream of joy! There they are, laying right on top of the grass.. Anybody could have seen them if they passed within 20 feet.. It was great to be able to help Joan find her keys, but it shows how you have to stay positive and think outside the box.. Joan gave me the credit for helping her find her lost item.

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Diamond Ring Lost While Gardening .. Newport Beach, CA.

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

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Irene had been gardening Wednesday morning when she noticed her diamond wedding ring missing from her finger. The last she remembered seeing it was the day before, so it could have also been lost in the backyard where she had done another cleanup project.
Irene had worn this ring for over 30 years, a gift from her husband, who had recently passed away. She was very distraught, so she called her daughter, Karen to help her. They spent several hours checking the house and everyplace that it could be visible by eye. Because Irene had spent so much time in the gardens they both felt it had to be in the freshly tilled soil.
Karen went to the internet to explore chances of getting a metal detector expert. She found TheRingFinders.com and my contact information. I was able to meet them within a hour.
We spent a few minutes discussing the what actions might have caused the loss of the ring and explaining how the metal detector works. Then we walked to all the places Irene had been outside sense yesterday, gardens in front, along the side of the house and a lawn in the backyard. I now could get my detector and set up it up for the search.
As we walked back along the side of the house to get my detector, Irene spotted her ring in plain site on the side walk. All three of us walked over it at least once. They thought that it may have been hiding behind a box of leaves that she had moved off the sidewalk.
It doesn’t matter how we found the ring. What’s most important is that the ring is back where it belongs.
Another thing to remember is, that it’s not always about using the metal detector. Many searches will just prove that the lost article is not in that location. When a ring can’t be found with my detector. I always tell the people to check their washing machine and clothes dryer, pockets, purses, etc.

Ring Found 11-3-15       No equipment used, found visually

 

Ring Lost at Huntington State Beach .. Found with Metal Detector

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

Samantha had read a posting on social media about a ring that I found for a lady a couple weeks ago. She had no idea that she would need my services.
Saturday Samantha and her husband Steve went to Huntington State Beach. Before going into the water Steve put his wedding ring in the cup holder of his beach chair. The rest of the story is like many other lost ring stories. Ring in the sand then the hours of raking their fingers through the sand to no avail.
After giving up, returning home Samantha remembered the story about TheRingFinders.com . She contacted me giving me perfect directions so I could start the search before they arrived. It was another easy search because I found the trash can that they were near and then I could see the finger marks through the sand. It still took about 20 minutes as they were about 10 feet from the actual location of the ring.
Text message them a photo of the ring and when they got to the beach I got to see the smiles and the gratitude they both had for the return of wedding band. Steve said, that last night he had thoughts about how he had worn the ring everyday for six and a half years and it was now gone.. We changed that part of the ring’s story. It was a pleasure to meet Samantha and Steve. This does not get old, I can’t wait till the next call.

Sunday .. 9-27-15

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