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Platinum Ring Lost in Newport Beach, CA…Found

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

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I received a call last night from Nicole who told me that she had lost her wedding ring on Saturday two days before, in Newport Beach. When she described what had happened, it was an almost identical story to the one right below this one, same beach (only about 1/4 mile away), happened the same way (taking rings off to put on sunscreen), on the same day. They both even have a very young child. Nicole detailed the whole incident to me, even having her husband measure distances on Google Earth while we were talking. Though the ring had been gone for two days, with many hours of searching from Nicole, her husband, and friends, without finding the ring, I felt by the area she told me it was in, that there was a good chance the beach cleaners, or other metal detectorists had not been there. After getting all of the information I could garner, I asked if she would be able to meet me at the spot first thing in the morning, and she replied that it would not be possible, because she lived in San Diego ( about 90 miles away), so I told her I would go there first thing in the morning. After hanging up the phone (about 9:00 PM), I felt like going to look right away, so I put everything in the truck, and took off for an hour drive. I got there about 10:00 PM, and started my search. What a pleasant search, the only sound was the threshold sound in the headphones with the occasional tone letting me know there was something below, a few coins here and there, and then about 30 minutes into the search I got a good signal, and when I brought up my scoop and turned my headlight on, I saw what looked to be a mechanical washer, but Nicole had given me one special thing to look for and that was the fact that the ring was flat on the bottom. When I pulled the ring out of the scoop and saw it’s shape I knew I had scored a victory, and called them immediately, about 1 1/2 hours after the initial phone call. Nicole met me the next day and happily received her ring. She told me she was referred to me by Stan Ross (fellow Ring Finder). So the ring’s story will continue. Another 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.

Rings Lost in Newport Beach, CA…Found

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

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I was down in Newport Beach to try to find someone’s ring they had lost a week ago, but the beach was too crowded to metal detect, so I decided to head home. On the way back, I received a call from Travis, who told me my name was given him by Stan Ross (a local Ring Finder), and that I might be able to help he and his wife Corinne. It just so happened, that at the moment of the call I was at the very street Travis was calling from (providential). Corinne had been applying sunscreen, and took off her wedding ring which they explained to me was a family heirloom, and mother’s ring, and put them in her lap. She then decided to put some sunscreen on her husband who was closer to the water, and got up to go over to him not realizing that the rings were still on her lap. Before she realized what had happened it was too late; they were gone. Travis went to the store, and got a flour sifter to try and find the rings, yet was unsuccessful, even though he knew the rings were in the general area. When I got to the site, and asked a few questions, I was able to figure out where the rings were most likely to be, yet conducted a grid search in order to be thorough. Within minutes I had the first ring in my fingers, and looking at Corinne, who was a bit distracted at the time by someone who had walked up, I said, it sure is a pretty ring. She looked at me with a surprised look, and then realized I was holding her wedding ring, another scoop, and we had the mother’s ring. What a happy recovery. What a great day!

Corinne sent me the following email, wanting to share her experience as to what this recovery meant to her :

When I realized that the rings that were once in my lap were now somewhere in the sand, my heart sank. I panicked. I cried. I yelled at my husband “don’t move!”. But moving wouldn’t have mattered, because they were already below the surface of the sand. An incredible wave of sadness came over me and the next few hours were a blur.
After searching by hand, toy sifter (borrowed from a fellow beach-goer), and an hour or so of my awesome husband sifting through sand with a strainer bought at the liquor store across the street, I began to give up. I had been keeping my eye out for any person on the beach with a metal detector, but no luck.
Then I thought to look up and call anyone with access to a metal detector in the area. Through a series of phone calls (from very nice and helpful people!) we got in touch with Steve, who just happened to be down the street. We couldn’t believe our luck!
Two false-alarm soda cans and a few minutes later, I soon I heard the most beautiful sound- my ring clanking around in Steve’s metal basket! I couldn’t believe the weight that was lifted. Another scoop and my other ring was also found! Tears of joy immediately poured down my face and shrieks of “oh my gosh” filled the air. Steve was my HERO!
The engagement ring and wedding band are from diamonds that have been in our the family for over 100 years. My grandpa was given the stones from his mother, which he used to make this wedding set for my grandma. When my husband and I got married in 2006, it was passed on to us.
The other ring was from my husband, given to me when our son turned 4 months old and I went back to work. The ring has his birthstone in it, so that I could feel close to him, even while at work.
We are so grateful that Steve was available and so close by! I personally think it was a little more than luck that brought him to us today. I thank him and all the other ring finders out there- what an incredible gift to give someone!
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 Cache in Torrance, CA… Found

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

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I received a call from Kathrine about trying to find a cache she had buried in her cousin’s backyard about 10 years earlier. She had not told me what was inside the cache, except that the box contained things owned by her father, so my metal detecting hormones started to get excited. I started thinking I was going to help this lady find some great jewelry, maybe some gold coins or some silver. I brought along my Garrett AT Pro, and also my ATX in case I had to go deeper.

Kathrine told me the cache was in an ammo container. I started with the AT Pro set in custom pro mode with no discrimination because I know the ammo boxes are steel, and right away got the growling sound of iron. I started to dig, and ended up hitting the concrete footing of the block wall we were near which apparently was reinforced with rebar. I continued my search, and got a target ID of 70, and then 81. I started to think there were maybe a lot of coins in this cache, so I started to dig.

I had to dig around a tree that had grown in the area of the cache in the last ten years, and found the cache under a big root. I got real excited, I had found the treasure, and Kathrine started jumping up and down at the sight of the ammo box under the root, which of course increased my excitement. When I brought the box up out of the ground tears were flowing down her face, and she was excited to get the box open, as was I. As she opened the ammo box and started to bring the treasure out, each item brought tears to her eyes, a pair of her father’s old glasses, his old shave cream brush, a couple of slide viewers with pictures of their old house in them, and her mom’s ID badge from her previous job. Her parents had been gone a while, and Kathrine had wanted to save these items, so they would not be lost, and now wanted to find them, so they would not be forgotten. What I originally thought of when going to find this cache of treasure, was a short sighted view of what treasure really is. When I saw the tears of joy streaming from Kathrine’s eyes, I knew I had found a great treasure.

Kathrine was referred to me by Joe DeMarco of DeMarco Detector Sales.

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 Signet Ring Santa Monica Beach…Found

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

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I received an email from Lisa today stating that she had lost a ring on the beach in Santa Monica last night, and was unable to find it. I got back with her right away, and we arranged to meet at the location, so she could show me where she believed it was lost. I started a grid search, and found the beach loaded with tent stakes, bottle caps, and pull tabs, as well as some coin drops. Although disconcerting to have all of this in the sand, I knew there was a good chance of finding Lisa’s ring because I could tell the beach cleaners and metal detectorists had not been through the area. Lisa had to leave after about an hour, and I told her that I would keep going, because I had not gone over all the possibilities in the sand at that time. Well a few hours later, and a bit of perseverance paid off with another addition for the book of smiles. After getting the ring back to her, she told me that the ring had belonged to her mother, so it held a strong personal significance to her.

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 Newport Beach…Found!

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

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I received another call today for a lost key. Delon called letting me know that he had lost his key, and after thoroughly searching for it, was unable to find it. I let him know when I would be there, and he stayed in order to let me know the area where the key was lost. He was able to put me in the right place, and within 10 minutes, I was able to hand him his key. This was his only key to his car, so he said that they were contemplating towing his car, and having another key made, but said his grandmother told him there were people that had metal detectors, who were available to help people in need, a wise grandmother indeed. He found The Ring Finders on the internet. I am truly honored to be able to represent The Ring Finders, and was happy to have helped Delon get his key back.

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 Manhattan Beach, CA…Found!

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

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I received a call this morning from Jose who had lost his key while running on the beach. He knew where he lost it, in fact he saw it drop, yet was unable to recover it. It is amazing how fast something can disappear in the sand at the beach, and the sand at this beach is like powder. When I met him, he showed me the area of the drop, and I set up a perimeter to search. He was correct in the area of the drop, because it took all but about 5 minutes to find his key. I then mentioned that even if we were not able to find the key he could use his copy to get home in his car, when he informed me that this was the only key he had for this car. This information made me realize how imperative it was to find his key, because the cost to call out a locksmith would have been burdensome.

What a great opportunity it was to help Jose’ 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.

Copper Bracelet lost at Redondo Beach, CA…Found!

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

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I received a call today to get in touch with a man who had lost a bracelet. I called LC to find out about the loss. He explained to me that it is seemingly insignificant, but that there was a strong emotional attachment to it. When he explained to me what this bracelet meant to him (something only LC could share), I understood the emotion. Also he said that he was going to be seeing the person who had given it to him in the next week, so there was a sense of urgency involved as well. I happened to be in Huntington Beach, CA at the time so I knew the time element was working against me, and headed immediately to Redondo Beach. When I got there, the lifeguard showed me where they had been looking, so I concentrated my search in that area with no success. Soon after, a family that had been next to the search area left for the day, and I proceeded to search that area as well. Not two minutes later, the bracelet was in my hand. LC and I arranged to meet at a local coffee shop so I could return his bracelet. It was a time of joy for him to see what he wasn’t sure he would ever see again. So the story of this seemingly insignificant copper bracelet continues.

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 Redondo Beach…Found!

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

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This morning at about 8:00, I received a call from a young lady telling me she had lost her wedding ring. I could hear the emotion in her voice, which let me know she was very distraught. She lost it the day before, and had searched for it herself and was not able to find it. We arranged to meet as soon as possible. I knew the area she lost it in, and also knew the beach cleaners worked that area meticulously, so I was a bit worried initially about being able to find it, knowing time is the enemy we deal with. When we walked down to the area she was in, and showed me the general location, I could see that the beach cleaners had not gone over that portion of the beach, so I was very encouraged. I set up a perimeter, and began my grid. I went out, and then came back, a foil lid, a dime, a penny, and then I heard that low growling sound in my earphones from my Minelab Excalibur ll. I was standing next to her when I pulled my scoop up to see what was inside, and looked at one of the most beautiful pieces of jewelry I have seen. I had showed her the foil, the dime, and the penny when I found them, so I imagine she expected the same when I reached into my scoop. All I can say is that the look of surprise, and joy which appeared on her face when I showed her what I had found was priceless. She and her husband had just gotten married last Summer, and there were some other things that made this ring very important to her. She said her husband had reassured her that it could be replaced, but she knew it would not be the same ring.

This nice young lady sent me the following email, wanting to share her experience as to what this recovery meant to her:

I lost my wedding ring at the beach on a Friday. My husband and I searched and searched the area with no success. It was a rough night to say the least. Early on Saturday morning I called the first 800 number I found after searching on the internet for help. I was in tears as the man I spoke with told me he could help me and gave me Steve Smith’s phone number. I was speaking with Steve minutes later and an hour later, Steve met me at the beach. Within ten minutes and three digs, I had my wedding ring back on my finger. I can’t even begin to express my gratitude for Steve. He was quick to respond, very professional, and successful in finding my ring. Thank you Steve!!!

So the story of this ring continues. I am so happy to be able to bring this joy to people.

She was referred to me by Joe DeMarco of DeMarco Detector Sales.

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 Wedding Ring … Newport Beach, CA. … Found in Sand 3 Days Later

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

 

 

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Nicole’s Story

My son and I decided to take a spontaneous and quick (Thurs-Sun) road trip, just the 2 of us, to Southern California from the SF Bay Area. The plan was to spend 2 days at Disneyland and then make a stop in Manhattan Beach to see family on Sunday. Before noon on Saturday(day #2 at Disney), we were both wanting to go to the beach. So, we said goodbye to Mickey and headed for Newport. After a relaxing Saturday afternoon filled with a picnic lunch, boogey boarding, playing catch (lacrosse & baseball), we headed back to our hotel in Anaheim. It was there that I realized I did not have my wedding ring on my finger. I vaguely remember taking it off to apply sunscreen like I so often do, surely I’d remember to put it back on. Oops! So after shuffling through the multiple bags I had with me that day and stripping down the car I realized I must’ve lost it at the beach. Gone forever, or so I thought. Monday, back home in the Bay Area, I had a hairbrain idea to go online and check out Orange County Craigslist. On it, I posted an ad in the “lost & found” section stating: “Platinum Wedding Band lost at Newport Beach on Saturday.” Talk about a shot in the dark, a hail Mary! I never thought anything would come of it and had already begun looking online at new wedding bands but on Monday night, I had an e-mail from Stan with theringfinders.com asking me for more detail. I was able to narrow it down for him, I knew what block I parked in and about how far down the beach we were. I still thought it would be like finding a needle in a haystack. It’s

a BIG beach! Tuesday morning (3 days after losing my ring at the beach!) at 7:30am I got an email saying simply “I found your ring. Call me.” I called him right away. He read me the inscription, sure enough it was my ring! My ring was back on my finger on Thursday. I am still in shock. My husband Patrick and I have been married 13 years this summer, lucky #13! Stan is the MAN! Thank you for finding my ring!

My Story starts:  April 21, 2014

Monday night as I was checking Craig’s List when I saw Nicole’s post.  She had posted it just a few hours before I read it. Her Post read:  Lost Platinum Wedding Ring .. Newport Beach:  ” I was at Newport Beach on Saturday and I lost my platinum wedding band (women’s). It has an inscription inside. I was between 26th St. and 27th St.”  First, I was concerned that others may read this and go on their personal treasure hunt. Second, this area of the beach is pounded by many other detectorists new to the hobby. ( finders keepers ). Third, and most important is this beach is very well maintained. The beach cleaning machines are very efficient and they will get items as small as dimes including rings. I sent  an email to Nicole asking for more details, but did not read her reply till after I found the ring. I could not sleep well, thinking about getting to the search area before the machines or other detectorist might get the ring. I could have gone to the beach at 10pm, but I thought 5am would work out better. That would let me find out the new summer schedule for beach cleaning and after the search I could do some pleasure detecting.. I began to grid search parallel to the beach starting at the towel line from 26th St. to 27th St..It was not looking good. The beach was super clean and I could see the beach cleaning machines in the distance. I was able to cover about 4 feet with each swing of the detector. After about 12 passes which took about two hours and I was more than 50feet from the towl line.  I started to get some coins and other metallic trash. Then up popped Nicole’s ring. I emailed her then talked to her on the phone, she was so excited on the other end of the phone I could not believe it.  Later that day I mailed her ring to her in the San Francisco Bay Area, but I did not rest easy till I received her email that it made it safe her home and the ring was back on her finger..  TheRingFinders works and it works real well “TELL A FRIEND”

 

Here Comes the beach sifting machines

Here Comes the beach sifting machines

There goes the Beach Sifter... I call it the Ring Eater

There goes the Beach Sifter… I call it the Ring Eater

Lost wedding ring in Huntington Beach, found and happily returned.

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

Ring happily returned

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I was detecting down at Huntington Beach, California when one of the Lifeguards riding an ATV came up to me and told me about a couple that were looking for their wedding ring, thinking I might be able to help them. I went down to see what had happened, and to ask if I could help. When I got to them, I could see that they had purchased a new metal detector, but one that would not work well in the wet sand. It was at that point that I realized I might be able to help them find their ring, yet I was not able to find it that evening.

At this point I will let them tell their story that they so graciously wrote to put into this blog…

 

What a miracle it was that we met you Steve!

Our 1 year anniversary was less than 2 weeks away.  My husband lost his wedding band while he was surfing in pretty rough conditions.  I immediately assumed that it was lost forever, somewhere in the belly of the sea.  But we still went back to look for it the next day, and that’s when we met Steve.  He graciously offered to help us look for the ring until he had to leave for the day.  In that short time, he wasn’t able to find the ring but we shared our information and told him about the inscriptions in case he was to ever come across it.

The next morning, we were surprised when my husband received a text from Steve telling us that he was going to go back and look for our ring.  That afternoon, my husband thought he’d swing by and do some more looking himself, and when he got there, he saw Steve was still there, waist deep in the water searching for our ring. My husband realized that if Steve wasn’t able to find it, that we probably wouldn’t either, and he left the beach.   A few hours later, Steve sent us a text to tell us that he’d found the ring!

The following night we met up with him and he shared the incredible story about how he’d found the ring.  It brought me to tears!  What a miracle it was that we met Steve!

Steve – we could never thank you enough for what an amazing blessing you were to us and how dedicated you were to finding our ring. Thank you a million times, from the bottom of our hearts – you’ll never know how much this meant to us!
 It is a pleasure to be able to help people find those things that are most precious to them, and a pleasure to have met this wonderful couple. I am happy to be associated with The Ring Finders; what a great association of international metal detectors.
Steve Smith
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.