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Lost IPhone near Firepits at Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Beach, CA. .. Found and Returned

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mobile Metal Detecting Service .. Call or Text .. Stan the Metal Detector Man .. 949-500-2136

  Email: Stan.Ross@theringfinders.com 

*** I was detecting around fire pits at Bolsa Chica State Beach, CA., when I found a working cellphone. It must have been dropped in the sand the night before. The phone was locked but it had enough charge in it to receive a call. My hope was that the owner would try calling it from another phone.

The last time I found an iPhone there was a message on the locked screen that said, this phone has been lost and it gave a phone number to contact the owner. That was convenient and easy way to return a iPhone.

I was about to take the phone into the AT&T store for help finding the owner. It had been three days since I found the phone. Just before entering the store, looked at the phone clicking on Emergency Contacts. “Boom” .. three phone numbers that I used to let contacts of Taylor know I have his phone.

Within 10 minutes Taylor called me. We set up a time and place to meet. Taylor was so excited and happy to have his phone returned. I know how he felt because I had also lost my iPhone 11 a couple days before and a couple called me right away. I didn’t have it locked, which could have been a disaster. Security plus expensive to replace $$.

I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “  Don’t wait call or text now!  Stan ..  949-500-2136 ..

Email: Stan.Ross@theringfinders.com

Lost Ring Working Out with Hula Hoop on the Sand in Laguna Beach, CA. .. Found after a Long Search

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Metal Detecting Service .. Call Stan the Metal Detector Man .. 949-500-2136

**** I was called to help Ella find her engagement ring that she thought may have been lost at Laguna Beach, CA.

Ella and her fiancé had been staying at a hotel on the beachfront. The weather had been a bit chilly, keeping people off the beach. Ella regularly works out with a hula hoop, so she thought it would be nice to work out on the beach with her hula hoop. She was sure her engagement ring was on before walking to the beach. After returning to the room she discovered her heirloom engagement ring was missing. The situation involved walking to and from the beach plus an hour and a half of walking two or three blocks at waterline of the beach.

I met her shortly after she called me. We were fortunate that the tide was receding. It was going to be raining so I came prepared with rain gear. We were not quite sure that the ring had been lost at the beach area, but that was where she did the most physical activity. I told Ella that if the ring was there, I could find it. If it didn’t show up we can eliminate that area, so she can check the other locations she had been.

Ella couldn’t stay, which was a good thing. I knew that this was going to be a long search. After three and a half hours, there was just a small area remaining. I was already trying to think of what I would text Ella. Then I got a strong signal that turned out to be Ella’s ring. I was surprised and happy that I could send a successful recovery text with a photo of the ring. 

She replied right away saying she had given up hope and had figured I didn’t stay to search in the rain. We met two days later when she had time to pick up the ring. This was my first hula hoop ring loss and recovery. What’s next?

I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ Call Now, I can answer any questions about finding your lost valuable .. Stan .. 949-500-2136

Metal Detector Specialist Recovers Stud Earring in Grass .. City of Orange, CA

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

“I FIND JEWELRY”  call Stan the Metal Detector Man if you need  help ..  949-500-2136

… Kristen had taken her afternoon walk with her children and their dog. They were at a neighborhood park when she went to adjust her small stud style earring. The dog got a little excited pulling on her hand that held the earring and it went flying into the grass. 

Several of her neighbors attempted to find the stud earring. They even had a metal detector which couldn’t find her favorite piece of jewelry.

The next day, one of Kristen’s friends suggested that she go online to call a ring finder. That was how she found me. I met her a couple hours after our phone conversation.

Kristen had the matching earring which helped me set up my metal detector. We walked a couple blocks to the park where she showed me a small area in the grass, 10’ x 20’. She couldn’t stay which wasn’t necessary because I had all the information I needed.

I decided to use my high frequency settings on my metal detector. The search site was fairly free of metal trash signals which helped to make it a quick recovery. Also,  the earring was .925 silver making it an easier target to identify. 

After getting the signal I was looking for, I took a look into the grass and the only thing visible was the thin post. It seems to be normal for these stud earrings to fall with the heavier end downward. 

It was a good feeling to recover this because these small earrings are always a challenge. Kristen was very happy to get this back. It had special sentimental meaning to her.

Exactly why I love being able to do these recoveries.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ Call Now, I can answer any questions about finding your lost valuable .. Stan .. 949-500-2136

Lost 22k Gold Chain with Pendant on Crowded Beach … Newport Beach, CA. .. Found after a Day in the Sand

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

“I FIND JEWELRY”  call Stan the Metal Detector Man if you need  help ..  949-500-2136

*** Bob called me after he spent the morning looking for his 22k gold chain with a gold / diamond pendant. He is a local resident of Newport Beach and had spent the afternoon on the beach. He wrapped his gold necklace in his shirt while he took a quick swim in the ocean. While laying in bed that night he realized that his necklace was missing. It had to be somewhere on the beach.

His attempt to see if it had been turned into the Newport Beach lifeguard lost and found was not successful. After he contacted me, we met on the beach where he was able give me a good location to search. I happy to see the beach sifting machine had not worked the towel line that day. 

I began to grid search the towel line before people began to sit in the search zone. I started to worry that the necklace could have been picked up by a passerby, as the chain could have been particularly exposed. Then there is always a possibility that a recreational detectorist could have found it. Many of these people would return an item like this if they had a way to contact the owner. That is not always easy to do. 

Before beginning the search Bob told me that he had worked in India and this was a gift he bought himself to remember his time there. The pendant is called Ganesha which is well known in the culture of India. He told me that of all his jewelry, he’d rather lose his Rolex than this sentimental keepsake.

He did mention that if we couldn’t find it, he was ready to accept that the loss was meant to be. I don’t run into that attitude very often. Well, a half hour later I got a very low tone with a one digits TDI number on my Equinox 800 detector. I wasn’t really expecting anything decent when I scooped the signal, but there in the bottom of my scoop was a beautiful 22k chai and pendant. In the sunshine the color is awesome and it feels so smooth, almost soft.

Bob was sitting patiently in his beach chair 30 or 40 ft. He noticed me stop then he could see the some of the chain trying to slip out of the holes in my scoop. He came running over to me in a calm but excited manner. He was so happy to have his prize possession back.  He did say again he knows it’s material item and he was willing to accept its loss if it was meant to be. I was grateful to be a part of helping Bob find his necklace and pendant.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ Call Now, I can answer any questions about finding your lost valuable .. Stan .. 949-500-2136

Huntington Beach Volleyball Player Lost Sentimental Military ID Tag in Sand .. Called The Ring Finders Directory for Help

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

Mobile Metal Detecting Service .. Call Stan the Metal Detector Man .. member of TheRingFinders Directory   .. 949-500-2136

*** Leor had lost a military dog tag while playing volleyball at Huntington State Beach. It had belonged his father and he wears it everyday. It was very sentimental to him. Leor had noticed his broken chain before leaving the sand volleyball court. He and his friends search by hand without finding it.

Leor was driving home to San Diego when he called me. We discussed the circumstances of the loss which gave me hope that I could find the metal ID tag. There are about 20 volleyball courts in this area of the beach. He told me it had to be a court number 15. 

I was able to get to the beach soon after the call. It wasn’t necessary to have Leor at the site. When I arrived there were a group of 10 or 12 players practicing on that court and I didn’t want to ask them to let me search. When they finished I began to grid the court. Then I was informed they were not finished playing. I courteously came off the court. While waiting for another shot at the sandy court, I search to sideline areas around the boundaries. Eight feet outside the court on the opposite side where Leor had felt the loss occurred, I found the missing SS metal military ID tag. I was basically using up time waiting to get back to the search zone. It was definitely a surprise to me but we do know how many recoveries happen when we search outside the box.

Leor was more than excited when I called him with the good news. He arranged for his friend, Ben to pick up this ID tag. Ben did tell me how much this item means to Leor. This is what makes my day. 

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ Call Now, I can answer any questions about finding your lost valuable .. Stan .. 949-500-2136

Newlyweds Lose Diamond Wedding Rings at Newport Beach, CA. .. Found by Calling a Metal Detecting Specialist

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

Mobile Metal Detecting Service .. Call Stan the Metal Detector Man .. 949-500-2136

**** Conner and Brianna had been a Newport Beach when he reached for her hand and accidentally pulled off her diamond wedding ring set. The rings dropped into the dry sand. After searching by hand they could not even locate one of the rings.

Conner’s mother got online locating me by a referral after calling several places trying to get help with a metal detector.

Many people are still learning about TheRingFinders.com. I am a member of the international directory which has more than 450 independent detectorists in many cities worldwide.

Brianna and Conner are newlyweds and have only been married for three weeks. This was truly frustrating and it seemed impossible that both rings had disappeared so easily. 

I showed up on the beach shortly after the call. When I met the couple they had the area secured. I always feel confident that we can find the lost article if the people do not leave the location. Sometimes it’s more difficult to get back to the spot where the loss occurred than it is to find the ring with the metal detector.

The rings showed up about 2 feet apart about 4” in the sand. It was a quick recovery because they didn’t waste time trying to buy or rent a metal detector to find the rings. Trying to learn how to use a metal detector to find a valuable sentimental keepsake is not the way to go. Call an experienced metal detector specialist from TheRingFinders.com  ..

“I FIND JEWELRY”  call Stan the Metal Detector Man if you need  help ..  949-500-2136… ”I WILL TRY ANYWHERE ”

Lost Gold Diamond Wedding Ring Set in Many Possible Locations .. Yorba Linda, CA. .. Found, Just Before Giving Up

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I FIND JEWELRY”  call Stan the Metal Detector Man if you need  help ..  949-500-2136

*** Adriana had lost both her diamond gold wedding ring set. After three days of searching many different possible areas she had been, she called me for help. 

We discussed the many places where she had been the day of the loss. The family had driven out of town to visit friends, she had made a trip to a local grocery store, she also walked across the lawn to a community mail box (150 yards.) and lastly she had done many chores inside the house. A lot of nooks and crannies for rings to hide. Adrianna and her husband, Jon desperately searched for days without success. She told me they had given up hope but wanted me to check the grass before completely letting go.

After hearing all the potential places the loss occurred, I could only suggest that with my equipment I could definitely eliminate the grassy area that she walked to pick up the mail and play area where she was with her children. There could be places to search after I get to the location.

We couldn’t meet up till the next day. Jon was there to meet me and Adriana would show up to give me person to person description of what she had done the day of the loss.

Jon showed me the path across the grass to mail box. This would keep me busy until Adriana got home. I did the whole grass area even though she probably walked a narrow pathway. After 15 minutes I got a surface signal and looking down I could see the diamond wedding ring. About 18” over there was the diamond engagement ring. I left them there.

When I walked up to the door Adriana stepped out to meet me. I asked her to show me where she had walked. As she was showing me, I said, I think you just stepped on something. When she looked down she saw the first ring. She was shocked and told me they had gone over that area a couple times, in the daylight and at night with a flashlight.

She let Jon know we had the rings and he met us outside to make a video recording of the recovery to share with his friends.

Another great recovery because it almost seemed impossible considering all the places she had been when she lost the rings.   I run out of words to explain how happy they were..

 

I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”… Finding your valuables is important to me .. Call now !  Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136

Lost Gold Ring in the Sand at Newport Beach, CA. .. Found at the Fire Pits in the Dark

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mobile Metal Detecting Service .. Call Stan the Metal Detector Man .. 949-500-2136

**** On our Southern California beaches it’s popular to spend the evenings sitting on the sand at the fire pits. This call was from Patrick’s friend, who had found me on TheRingFinder website. They had spent a couple hours enjoying sitting around a fire at Newport Beach,CA. As they started to leave, Patrick picked up his towel and brushed sand off with his hand. He felt his ring slip off his finger into the sand.

After a half hour searching the small area, they were frustrated with their unsuccessful attempts to find the ring. It was getting cold and they had to be home soon. I was able to meet them on the beach which is less than three miles from my home.

It only took a few minutes after setting up my detector to find the ring. Patrick and his friend were happy to have the ring recovered and able to get on their way home. I love these quick recoveries. From the time I left the house till I got home was less than an hour. That includes taking photos for the book of smiles. All ring calls are not this easy. This year I had one ring search in the Mojave desert 135 miles away and it was 104 degrees. Then I had another 100 mile drive with a 3 hour hike to a hot springs for a ring lost in the water. Both of these searches were unsuccessful. We don’t get all of them. I still can’t wait till the next call out. They are always a new adventure and so rewarding to make another smile. 

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ Call Now, I can answer any questions about finding your lost valuable .. Stan .. 949-500-2136

Lost Car Key Strands Young Couple 40 miles from Home .. Newport Beach, CA. .. Metal Detector to the Rescue

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal Detecting Service .. Call Stan the Metal Detector Man ..  949-500-2136

**** Alexio had put his single car key in the pocket of his pants. After taking a swim in the ocean he put his clothes on he believed the key fell out of the pocket into the sand. He and his girl friend, Malle were at Newport Beach and they live more than 40 miles away. It was starting the get cold and dark which hampered their attempts to find the key. 

Malle got out her cellphone google searching howWe to find a key in the sand. TheRingFinders website came up giving her my phone number.  I was available to meet them shortly after she talked to me. It was only about a three mile drive for me.

Alexio marked out a 20’x20’ square in the sand. He was right on with the general area. Fifteen minutes later we had the car key in the scoop and two very happy that were not stranded on the cold dark beach with no way to get home. Another fun hunt for me that made me feel good to help a nice young couple out of a predicament.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”… Finding your valuables is important to me .. Call now !  Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136

Hierloom Gold Cartier Watch Lost in Ocean .. Santa Monica, CA. .. Recovered from Surf

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Metal Detecting Service .. Call Stan the Metal Detector Man .. 949-500-213

Bella had been at Santa Monica Beach with her friends. She went into the water not realizing that she was still wearing her Cartier watch. It was actually an hierloom that her mother had passed down to Bella. 

She was out about waist deep water with small waves when she felt the watch slip off her wrist. The tide was beginning to come up. On the Southern California beaches we get high tides that range between 4.5ft to 6.5ft. high. The tides raise approximately one foot an hour. 

When I received the call I knew the water level could be too high to do a proper search. My priority was to get to the location before Bella left the beach. This may take two trips to do a proper search. I only discuss the general idea if the loss occurred in the dry sand or water and if they can stay at the location till I arrive. For beach losses it’s more important to get on the road and meet the people before they have to leave. 

I was at the Santa Monica beach location within an hour of Bella’s call for help. The tide was rising and I was hoping that she had been wrong about how deep she was when the watch slipped off her wrist. It’s really hard to judge how deep you are in the surf with 3 or 4ft. waves.

I went directly into the surf with my waterproof metal detector. It wasn’t necessary to go into the crashing waves as I was pretty sure I would have a better chance to find the watch the next day at a lower tide.

Within fifteen minutes I got my first good signal and BOOM!! One very sentimental gold Cartier watch was in my scoop.

Bella, her friends and all the people on the beach were excited, amazed and joyful that the watch was saved and not lost forever.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”… Finding your valuables is important to me .. Call now !  Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136