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Keys Lost at Hermosa Beach, CA…Found

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

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I received a call from Muhamed today wanting to know if I would be able to find his keys for him. He had lost them playing volleyball, and he and his friends had scoured the court for about half an hour looking for them. He told me that it was not real important if I was not in the general area, and that he could get copies made. I then mentioned that he felt it was important enough to call me, so I felt it was important enough to meet him at the beach. As soon as I got to the spot Muhamed showed me where he thought the keys might be, and it took me about three passes inside the boundaries of the court to find his keys. I was glad to have been able to help him avoid the hassle of getting new keys made, and also give him the assurance that someone else had not gotten hold of them.

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 Engagement and Wedding Rings found in Sand … Laguna Beach, CA.

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

Sunday … February 15, 2015

imageSarah and her husband had spent the day at Laguna Beach. The weather has been awesome, sunny and temperatures in the mid 80’s. They left about 2pm to get on the road before traffic got too bad. Thirty minutes down the road Sarah realizimageed she did not have her wedding ring set. Two very special rings that she has worn for over 25 years. Her and her husband had recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary last week. She knew that she had put the rings in the cup holder of her beach chair while putting on sunscreen. There was a possibility that the rings were in the sand where they had been sitting. Returning to the beach and sifting through the sand with their fingers with no success . Sarah Google searched “how to find a ring in the sand” . Up popped a link to TheRingFinders with my contact information. I was in my car about 8 miles away, but it took about 20 – 25 minutes to get to her location. Just as I pulled up Sarah’s husband found the larger ring. I was able to locate the smaller ring after a few swings of my CTX3030 minelab metal detector. It was a weak signal which may have been because it was in a vertical position. It may have been buried a little deeper because they had been moving around a lot of sand doing their search. What’s most important is Sarah has both of her very special rings back on her finger, hopefully for another 25 years. Sarah commented how her smart phone and the internet worked to bring us together. I agree, I have the metal detecting equipment and know how to use them, but the smart phones and internet makes these recoveries happen.

 

Lost Keys at Malibu Creek State Park…Found.

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

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I received a call from Pat this morning worried because she had lost her keys the day before. I agreed to meet her at the location, which would take me a couple of hours to get to. When I arrived Pat showed me the area, and it was covered with tall grass and weeds grown from recent rain storms. She told me that the bundle of keys was large, so I figured the hunt would be pretty simple. Also she was worried because some of the keys would be very hard to replace. Her car key was also with this bundle, so the likelihood of them being lost in this location was great because she had them when she arrived, but when she got back to her car she could not get in.

I proceeded to hunt in the tall grass, and worked the area slowly and surely. I covered the area completely, and then went out of the box. I then started looking in areas that might not have been a possibility, but still with no luck. It was a warm day here in So. Cal. (about 85 where I was hunting), so I went back to the truck to get a drink of water and regroup. I then went over the first area again with no luck. I knew from what Pat had told me, those keys had to be there, so I had to press on. At this point I decided to switch detectors, and went to a 6 inch coil, and then proceeded to begin the whole search again. I got to the mid way point when I got a confirming signal. I put in my pin pointer, and found Pat’s keys in weeds that really were not too high, but had wide leaves which were able to hide her keys quite well.

Pat had gone off walking her dogs when I found her keys, and was walking back as I was getting back to the car. At this time I raised my hand with her keys dangling, and could see relief appear on her face. It was a pleasure to be able to help Pat today, and to know I was a part of the joy she experienced.

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 Playa Del Rey Beach, CA… Found.

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

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Robert called me today to see if I could help him find his ring that he had lost yesterday. He and his wife had been entertaining friends from the UK, and decided that because it was such a nice California Christmas day, that they should go to the beach. After spending some time there, Robert was shaking sand off of one of the towels when his ring went flying off of his hand and into the sand that surrounded him. He had previously dislocated his finger, which caused his knuckle to be smaller than it was when his ring was originally fitted, so off it went. I then asked him if the beach groomers had been through there since yesterday, and he said he could tell they had, wherein my heart dropped a bit, knowing how thoroughly the county cleans this beach. I committed to do the search anyway because  circumstances don’t always favor the machine. We agreed to meet, and Robert showed me the area, the smoothness of the sand confirmed what Robert had told me. It is always good when someone knows exactly where they were when the ring was lost, it doesn’t always make it easy, but it keeps us in the area, and increases our odds of a successful search. I did a grid of the area going the way in which one would have concluded the ring would have flown when leaving his finger. After about 45 minutes, I decided to change detectors because the one I was using was having a bit of trouble with all the iron in the sand. I began a grid in the opposite direction, and after about 10 feet, got a solid sound in the headphones. In went the scoop and out came this beautiful ring; Robert’s ring. All of this is going on, and Robert is watching me, or bending over and digging in areas he thought the ring might be with his 7 week old baby strapped to his chest. The baby was a great searching companion, who slept the whole time. It was great to be able to give Robert his ring back, and to see his joy back. He thought it was gone for good, but it is back where it belongs. Great day!

Robert sent me the following email to include here.

Steve
I cannot thank you enough for your efforts, kindness and positive spirit and attitude. To receive back something we felt had been lost forever was such a wonderful feeling for my wife and I.
We really appreciate your professionalism, determination and willingness to drop everything and assist us straight away in our search. We certainly have a story to remember Christmas 2014.
Thank you so much again, my wife and I are looking for a suitable reward for you and look forward to sending it to you in the next week or so.
Many, many thanks again.
Robert
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 in Back Yard Northridge, CA…Found.

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

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I received a call from Christian yesterday in the evening after he and his wife had searched for his wedding ring, lost in their back yard. I arranged to meet him today, knowing the ring was not going anywhere, being that it was his yard, which took away the immediacy of the search. Christian had been in the yard with his children, and their newly acquired rescue dog. The dog had a habit of jumping up on people, and while they were in the yard he began to jump on his children. Christian then tried to get the very powerful dog to stop. He put his hand down to push him away from his children, and the dog moved in such a way that his movement caused Christian’s ring to pop off of his hand and into the grass. He saw the direction of where the ring landed, and they searched. The problem was that there was a good thatch in the grass which made it thick, and it swallowed the ring as soon as it hit. I got to the site, and got to searching. It took a couple of passes beginning a grid to insure that the whole area would be covered, and the ring was found very close to where Christian had thought it would be. He had told me how he and his wife had gotten very emotional over the ring’s loss, so it was a great pleasure to see his joy returned when I handed his ring back to him. When I watched Christian put his ring back on, I wondered how this encounter with his dog could have made this possible, because it seemed to be very tight on his finger. I then got to meet the culprit in this loss, a sixty pound, solid muscled pit bull terrier with a sweet disposition and a lot of energy, and was glad I did not wear my ring when I pet him. I am glad to have been able to sweeten this family’s Christmas this year.

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.

Charm Lost in Manhattan Beach, CA…Found.

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

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I received a call from Ben this evening about a charm his girlfriend had lost at the beach this last Sunday. I knew that because three days had passed, I would have to get on this one immediately. Fortunately we had some storms this last week, which kept people off of the beach, and also kept the beach cleaning equipment from working the beach. Because of these factors I figured we had a fair chance of finding the charm. Ben and his girlfriend had been on the beach between the volleyball courts, tossing a football around, and scrimmaging for fun. It wasn’t until after all the fun, that the charm was found missing. I got to beach, and met Ben, he showed me the area, and I got started. It took about 15 to 20 minutes until I heard a good sound in my headphones. I had already found a quarter, and a dime, but this time when I pulled out my scoop, I told Ben, I think I found what you are looking for. This charm means a lot to Ben’s girlfriend, so he knew she would be happy to have it back. I could see that Ben was very happy to be a part of finding it for her. More smiles 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.

Wedding Ring Lost in Sand … Laguna Beach, CA. … Found with Metal Detector

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

Wednesday  ….   Nov. 26, 2014

It’s a cold winter for the rest of the country, but we are fortunate  in So. California. It’s been in the high 70’s to 80 degrees with lots of sun. I took advantage of a senior discount to go see a movie. Half way through the movie, I received  a call but could not answer it till I got to the lobby. With the technology of the smart phone it was easy to call the missed  phone call. Ten years ago this would not have been possible.  The success of this search was largely a result of people having smart phones and access to the internet. A man named David  answered the call and passed the phone to Robert who had lost his  gold and diamond wedding ring. After talking to Robert I decided I could always go to a movie. It was more important to help Robert find his ring. Robert said he was at the Montage Resort on the beach near Treasure Island and added that he wasn’t leaving till he found his ring. It took me about an hour to get to his location because I had to stop by my place to get my favorite detector, Minelab CTX 3030.

I was able to find a parking place which is not always easy at So. Calif. beaches. I also avoid paying expensive daily parking because I have annual parking passes for  4 of the major beaches and all the Calif. state beaches ( some of the fees are $15  per car)

Here’s  how the ring was lost. It’s your basic ” I took my ring off to put sunscreen on story”  there was a twist to this story because Robert handed his ring to his wife. Sandy put it on her lap forgetting it was there, she got up walking over to the other side of where they were sitting. Then she realized that the ring was gone.After searching through the sand with their fingers , David who was  on the beach near them came to help them. He told them that he had heard from  a friend  about TheRingFinders.com . David actually googled our website and called me. I wonder how many people walk away after losing their sentimental jewelry because they don’t know that TheRingFinders exists in many cities and countries?

It was not a hard search . After finding 2 dimes, a penny and a toy car ,  I got a signal near their daughter’s beach chair. I asked her to move the chair and instantly I got a strong gold tone.  Digging it up with my sand scoop was the easy part. Then the smiles and high fives happened. Robert told me he had worn the ring everyday for 15 years. It was also very important to Sandy his wife, she had chosen this ring for Robert 15 years ago. I’m guessing that Sandy also did not want to be responsible for losing this ring. This will also make a good beginning to the Thanksgiving holiday starting a day early. It was really a pleasure to meet David who helped Robert and Sandy find TheRingFinders directory. I would rather help somebody find their lost ring than see a movie any day .
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Ring Lost in Yard in Brentwood Los Angeles, CA…Found.

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

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I received a call today from Chris, who told me that his wife had been doing some yard work and lost her ring the day before. Being available to go and search for them, I got my equipment together, and was on my way. When I got to their house, and was shown the area, I could see some possible problems like power lines close to the property (to cause electrical interference), and a very tight sprinkler system. I had brought a detector that could find a good frequency, and I also switched to a 6 inch coil and lowered my sensitivity because it was a fresh drop; these changes made the hunt for the ring a lot easier. Chris showed me the area, and explained how his wife had removed her ring in order to do some work in the yard, and put it in her pocket, but in the course of the work, she had bent over, and the ring came out, going into the grass. They had searched the area themselves, but were unable to locate the ring. They knew the general area, so I began my search. I made about 3 passes, albeit small ones with the 6 inch coil, but I made sure to work extra slow in order to be sure I covered the whole area. I had just passed over a sprinkler head when I heard that unmistakable low sound in the headphones. I then went to the grass with my pin pointer, and with a little moving of the grass, out pops this beautiful intertwined yellow gold and white gold diamond ring. It was such a pleasure to see the smiles on their faces. What 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.

Wedding Rings found on Oceanside Beach, Calif.

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

 

I got home the other night about 5:30pm. I sat down at the computer to write a post for my RingFinder blog. Before starting my post I checked my emails. There was an email from Katie that had been sent about 8:30 am. She was desperate and had asked if I could help her find her lost rings, the most important thing that she owns. I was upset that I had not checked my mails in the morning. She had been at the public beach in Oceanside, Calif. watching a surfing event. Even though it was starting to get dark and it was a 45 mile drive I wrote her quick email telling her I could meet her tonight if she had not found anyone to help her. Within 10 minutes she called me and I jumped in my little Mini Cooper ” Calif. RING FDR ” and headed down Pacific Coast Hwy.. My favorite drive.

At 7:00 pm,  I pulled up in front of the vacation rentals where Katie and her husband Brian were staying. They walked over to the area where Katie said she had walked out to the water the day before. She rinsed the sand off her ring and walked back up to the dry sand playing with their small dog. In that 20 or 30 minutes she realized that her ring was not on her finger. I am always competing with the sand sifting machines on these popular public beaches, but we were fortunate that after summer has past they don’t sift everyday. It was dark and I was trying to be careful to grid overlapping my swings. I did have the advantage that there was two rings, so if I missed one there was a chance to get one of the two. Then I could hone in on the other ring.  I covered about 7 or 8 passes about 60 feet in each direction before the larger of the ring gave me 12-03 reading on my CTX3030 .  I called Katie and Brian over to show them. It was an exciting time for all, even Brian who had mostly given up that the rings could be found. A couple more swings and the smaller ring gave me a 12-02 reading on my detector screen.  Another happy couple and a special beginning to their marriage of 45 days. Brian is a Marine and will be leaving the county next month. Look at those smiles.
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Gold Ring Lost at Venice Beach, CA…Found.

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

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I received a call from Christa today asking for help to find her ring lost in the sand. She had gotten out of the water, and was brushing herself off, when her ring flew off of her finger and into the sand. She had looked for a while, and then felt the search futile. I got there and found that she had the area of the loss cordoned off with a rectangular line drawn in the sand, which helped narrow the search down. Within about 10 minutes, I was able to hand Christa back her ring. I am glad I was able to make her 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.