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Platinum Diamond Stud Ear Ring Lost For One Year… Found in Pea Gravel with Metal Detector

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

I received a call from Connie in Los Angeles, she told me that her mother in law, Priscella had misplaced a set of platinum/ diamond stud earrings almost a year ago. They were a gift for a special occasion over ten years ago and very sentimental to Priscella. After all the time that has past they had believed these ear rings were gone forever.

Fast forward ten months, Connie was visiting Priscilla and while sitting in a patio area Connie spotted the glimmer in the pea gravel that turned out to be one of the ear rings. They spent some time searching through the gravel for the other stud ear ring but not quite sure that the pair had been lost in the same location. To make things worse, the house had been sold. They would be leaving the property in two weeks.

After hearing the story I told her we had to give it a try. After all it wasn’t like she was sure both studs had been dropped in the same location.  I was available to meet her the next day.  Connie said, she would have the time to be there with the matching stud the next day at noon.

When I arrived we walked to the patio area where I set up my XP Deus metal detector with a hi frequency coil set at 74 KHz. The ladies went inside to take care of something. I began to search for “the needle in a haystack”. I immediately found two small pieces of wire, then Boom! One small platinum/ diamond stud ear ring that had been hiding for almost a year, looking at me from 2″or 3 ” in the gravel.

I was at the table taking photos of the prize when Connie walked up behind me asking “What’s the best thing you have ever found” .. My answer was .. A diamond stud ear ring as I pointed to the esr ring
on the table. Hugs and excitement from both Priscella and Connie. They had not built up their hopes of finding the matching ear ring so finding it was an awesome surprise.

I won’t get to see Priscella’s husband when she surprises him this evening by just wearing them at the dinner table. It was another special search and recovery. Also a pleasure to meet and help such nice people.

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If you lose something in the dry sand, mark the area and get landmarks that will help you return to the general area. Call a metal detector expert from TheRingFinders ASAP. Some beaches get daily sand cleaning machines that may end up claiming your valuable before we have a chance to find it with a metal detector. We want to optimize our chances of finding your sentimental keepsake. Timing is important. I am listed at many SoCal locations but “I Will Try Anywhere”

 

 

 

Unique White/Yellow Gold Ring Lost .. Laguna Beach, CA. .. Found

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

Rachael called asking if I was available to search for a ring that was lost in dry sand at a small cove in South Laguna Beach. We didn’t talk much about what happened. I just told them I’d be there in a half hour.

Rachael was part of the group at a beach party put together by her friends, Shae and Jeff. They were playing a beach game called Spike Ball. Where a ball is bounced off a small trampoline hitting it by hand. Jeff swung at the ball and his heavy White/Yellow gold went flying.

They raked, sifted and used a borrowed metal detector to search for it. After hours Rachael began to search on line for ideas to find the ring. It took a while and several calls before she found my information on TheRingFinders.com.

Jeff showed me where he was standing when he felt the ring fly off his finger. From past experience I know how these rings can go to the most unexpected locations. I grid searched the area that Jeff thought the ring went. Then I asked them to move the beach chairs and unrelated back 15 feet. Boom! I got the loud sound of big gold. Before digging it, ” This is The Ring” .. I gave the sand scoop to one of the little girls to scoop the prize as everybody watched.

Everybody was surprised at how they had been sitting on the ring the whole time. This ring was very a unique blended white and yellow gold the was purchased years ago when they lived in Switzerland.

Again, I heard them tell me that they didn’t know a service like TheRingFinders existed. I enjoyed meeting them and helping to find this very sentimental ring.

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If you lose something in the dry sand, mark the area and get landmarks that will help you return to the general area. Call a metal detector expert from TheRingFinders ASAP. A phone call is faster than a text or email.  Some beaches get daily sand cleaning machines that may end up claiming your valuable before we have a chance to find it with a metal detector. We want to optimize our chances of finding your sentimental keepsake. Timing is important. “I Will Try Anywhere”

 

Lost Platinum Wedding Ring .. Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, CA. .. Found with Metal Detector

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nate called me from Crystal Cove State Beach which is located about five miles from my location. He had spent a couple hours trying to find his platinum wedding ring lost in the dry sand.

Nate had given his wedding ring to his wife, Julie while he went for a swim. Julie slipped it onto her finger as she has done before, but this time she didn’t put her ring on to secure it. When the ring slipped off her finger she felt it come off as soon happened.

Parking lot was full but I on my first pass a car was just leaving and I got a great parking space. Julie and Nate were keeping the area of the loss clear even though the beach was packed. It should be an easy search if the ring didn’t fly into one of the neighbors camp area.

Grid searching a 12’x 20′ zone, I was able to find the ring within 15 minutes. It was deeper than I expected because they had moved a lot of sand searching by hand. Julie was overjoyed and very emotional when I gave her thumbs up telling her I had it in my scoop. Both Nate and Julie thanked me. They were just surprised that they could actually find a service like we offer through TheRingFinders.com.

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If you lose something in the dry sand, mark the area and get landmarks that will help you return to the general area. Call a metal detector expert from TheRingFinders ASAP. Some beaches get daily sand cleaning machines that may end up claiming your valuable before we have a chance to find it with a metal detector. We want to optimize our chances of finding your sentimental keepsake. Timing is important. I am listed at the following locations, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove, Corona Delmar, Balboa Beach, Huntington Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach, Oceanside, San Clemente, Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, Aliso Beach, Seal Beach, Long Beach, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, Paradise Cove, Westwood, LosAngeles, Hollywood, including all of Orange and LA counties. “I Will Try Anywhere”

 

 

Platinum and White Gold Wedding Ring Lost .. Newport Beach, CA. .. Recovered

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday of Labor Day weekend, I was sitting near the office at the Newport Dunes RV Resort. Mike called asking if I could help him find his Platinum / White Gold wedding ring lost in dry sand. I asked him where he was located. He told me he was at the Newport Dunes on the beach. Couldn’t believe that I was less than 50 yards away. I walked over to talk to him, but had to go a couple blocks to get my detector.

When I returned Mike told me that he had put 3 rings in the cupholder of the beach chair and they fell out when picked up the chair. He found two of the rings but this one wouldn’t let him find it. The area was well marked off, so began a small grid search. Actually, I missed it on my first grid. It showed up in the scoop after I did a cross grid and it was a very scratchy signal, possibly because of the two different metals. The ring is mostly platinum with white gold filigree inlaid. I didn’t have time to re-scan the ring with my detector to learn why it was such an iffy signal. Possibly the ring was vertical in the sand which coming in from the other direction may have helped the signal? No time to play around we had photos to take for the book of smiles.

It was a good short search with smiles everywhere and Mike was grateful to have his wedding ring of 20 years back on his finger. I still can’t believe how close I was when he called.

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If you lose something in the dry sand, mark the area and get landmarks that will help you return to the general area. Call a metal detector expert from TheRingFinders ASAP. Some beaches get daily sand cleaning machines that may end up claiming your valuable before we have a chance to find it with a metal detector. We want to optimize our chances of finding your sentimental keepsake. Timing is important. I am listed at several So.Calif. beaches but “I Will Try Anywhere”

 

 

 

Wedding Ring .. Zirconium Rose Gold with Black Diamonds .. Lost in Shrubbery at Cliff Restaurant .. Laguna Beach, CA.

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vip and Krishna are from the San Francisco Bay Area. They are visiting Laguna Beach on their vacation. While having lunch at the Cliff Restaurant, Vip’s Zirconium/ Rose Gold w/ black diamonds wedding band slipped off his finger falling into some dense Bougainvillea shrubbery. ( this plant has vicious thorns )

The staff at the restaurant helped him look for it and somebody suggested that he try to get a metal detector. Vip google searched metal detector and my name came up in TheRingFinders website. After calling me, I met them about 45 minutes after they called. The restaurant had one of the waitresses escort me to the lower deck where I could get behind the thick growth. I was hoping that the ring did not hang up in the dense upper growth. At ground level I couldn’t use my normal detector, even with a small sniper coil. Lots of obstacles and small metal trash.

I proceeded using a Garrett handheld pinpointer. After pulling out salt shaker tops, forks, bottle caps, etc., I reached under the Bougainvillea plants to pull out the dead leaves so I can scan them with the small pinpointer detector. While moving these dead leaves, I pulled the ring into an area that the waitress saw it as I began to detect the leaves.

There it is yelled the waitress! Many times one of the people helping finds the item while I’m searching. It doesn’t matter who finds it. It was just nice to see the smiles on Vip and Krishna’s faces, this is their first year of marriage and this ring very important to both them. Also losing a ring on vacation doesn’t make a good memory. Now they have a great story to add to this vacation.

It was a very ugly area to loose a ring you can see the area of the loss in the background of the photo. I was having second thoughts about how much time it would take to find this ring. Nevertheless it all worked out well with a successful find and smiles all around.

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If you lose something in the dry sand, mark the area and get landmarks that will help you return to the general area. Call a metal detector expert from TheRingFinders ASAP. Some beaches get daily sand cleaning machines that may end up claiming your valuable before we have a chance to find it with a metal detector. We want to optimize our chances of finding your sentimental keepsake. Timing is important. I am listed at many So. Calif. beaches but ” I Will Search Anywhere”

 

 

 

Lost Platinum Diamond Wedding Rings .. Doheny State Beach, CA. .. Found in the Sand

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albert and Martha had a nice day with their kids at Doheny State Beach until they returned to their car. That was when Martha remembered earlier in the day,  she had taken off her platinum and diamond wedding rings off to put on sunscreen. Getting distracted taking care of two youngsters she forgot to put the rings in a safer place. They were sure the rings were in the sand near where they had been sitting.

Albert went to his cell phone, Google searching ” How to find a ring in the sand.” That was how he found my information on TheRingFinders website. After his call to me, I assured him that I could find the rings if they could stay at the location.
We met on the beach a half hour later. Then it was a few minutes of swinging my metal detector in a 10’x 10′ area till the two beautiful platinum rings were found.

I wish all searches were this easy. Martha felt embarrassed that she was so careless, so I told her how many times people don’t realize they lose something till they get home. The success of this search was because Martha realized she lost the rings before too much time had passed and her husband used his smartphone to find a ringfinder.

Needless to say they were very happy to have the rings back where they belong. It was a pleasure to help them.

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If you lose something in the dry sand, mark the area and get landmarks that will help you return to the general area. Call a metal detector expert from TheRingFinders ASAP. Some beaches get daily sand cleaning machines that may end up claiming your valuable before we have a chance to find it with a metal detector. We want to optimize our chances of finding your sentimental keepsake. Timing is important. I am listed at many beaches is So. Calif. but I will search anywhere.

 

 

 

Platinum Wedding Ring Lost Six Days in Surf .. Newport Beach, CA. .. Recovered

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damian was visiting Newport Beach on a family vacation. While he was playing in the surf with his daughter at a small beach named Little Corona Delmar his platinum wedding band came off into waist deep water.

Diving in the surf zone is never a good idea but Damian tried unsuccessfully to locate the ring. Six days later he was back home in Missouri telling a co-worker about losing his ring. The person told Damian about TheRingFinders.

Damian contacted me at 10am in the morning. I was able to see that the next best low tide was at 12:30am. I tried not to raise his hopes, because our beaches vary so much and it had been six days. I compare it to the lottery with better odds. “You Can’t Find It, If You Don’t Try”

Little Corona DelMar is less than three miles from my place. I walked down to the beach at midnight and Damian’s Platinum ring of 18 years was in my scoop within a half hour. It was probably 8 inches deep and did not give me a strong with my Minelab Excalibur 2 metal detector.

We talked on the phone the next morning. It was a great conversation with Damian who was very excited saying over and over he couldn’t believe it. Three days in later he received the ring by mail.
I will try anywhere, this is one of the reasons I rarely say it’s not worth searching.

 

 

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If you lose something in the dry sand, mark the area and get landmarks that will help you return to the general area. Call a metal detector expert from TheRingFinders ASAP. Some beaches get daily sand cleaning machines that may end up claiming your valuable before we have a chance to find it with a metal detector. We want to optimize our chances of finding your sentimental keepsake. Timing is important. I am listed at many Southern California beaches and locations in Los Angeles / Orange Counties.

“I Will Try Anywhere”

 

 

 

Lost Key Fob in Sand .. Huntington Beach, CA. .. Found

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

During the month of August thay have a country music festival on the sand at Huntington State Beach. That night during the event, Daniel lost his car key fob in the sand. He returned the next morning driving more than 50 miles in hope of finding his keys.

After attaining permission from the supervisor dismantling the structures Daniel began to shuffle though the sand hoping to see his key fob. The supervisor saw how frustrated Daniel was and gave Daniel my information. I was able to meet Daniel soon after he called me as it was only a 6 mile drive.

The tractors and forklifts were courteous enough to give us space to work. After digging a couple dozen aluminum beer cans the keys showed up in my scoop. It did take about an hour because Daniel was a little confused about where he was the night before.

Daniel and his friend thanked me and told me they were beginning to feel that their long drive was going to be a waste of time. It was a good search. I always find the item I’m looking for in the last place I look.😎

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have lost your ring or other sentimental keepsake, please contact me ASAP. You will not be bothering me. I will answer the phone 24/7. Our chances of finding your valuable metal keepsake are greatly increased by getting together as soon as possible. I use the state of the art metal detectors which also make for successful searches. My search areas are, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove, Corona Delmar, Balboa Beach, Huntington Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach, Oceanside, San Clemente, Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, Aliso Beach, Seal Beach, Long Beach, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, Paradise Cove, Westwood, LosAngeles, Hollywood, including all of Orange and LA counties.

Class Ring Lost in Ocean .. Corona Delmar, CA. .. Recovered Next Day

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

Justine had been swimming at Corona Delmar State Beach when she realized her necklace had broken and a class ring was missing. She told me that it happened in chest deep water. I explained to her it would be difficult to search in the surf at this time but we could meet to pinpoint the location. It happened at about a 4.0 high tide.

It is a short drive to the beach, so we discussed my plans to return the next morning at a 6am low tide. Justine did not look happy when I told her I could not attempt a search with these surf and tide conditions. Also, I tried to be honest with her that we could give it a try. This is not a lake, many conditions effect a successful search. We can’t find it if we don’t try. We have the correct search area which helps quite a bit.

I returned the next morning a .2 ft low tide. Working a grid out to waist deep water with a small but surging surf. I got a good signal on my Minelab Excalibur metal detector. It gets crazy trying to retrieve a target in 4 ft. of surging surf and it took several attempts to get the ring but it was finally in the scoop.

I took a couple photos of the ring and sent them to Justine in a text message. She called right away and we agreed that I could mail her the ring as she lived near Palm Springs which is over 100 miles away. It was a fun search and even though I couldn’t give the ring directly to Justine, I could hear the gratitude in her voice over the phone. She also agreed to send me a photo of her smiling and holding the ring. Of all types of ring searches I have done these rings lost in the surf are the most exciting. The sand is always moving and some beaches are worse than others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have lost your ring or other sentimental keepsake, please contact me ASAP. You will not be bothering me. I will answer the phone 24/7. Our chances of finding your valuable metal keepsake are greatly increased by getting together as soon as possible. I use the state of the art metal detectors which also make for successful searches. My search areas are, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove, Corona Delmar, Balboa Beach, Huntington Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach, Oceanside, San Clemente, Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, Aliso Beach, Seal Beach, Long Beach, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, Paradise Cove, Westwood, LosAngeles, Hollywood, including all of Orange and LA counties.

 

Wedding Ring Lost in Sand .. Califia State Beach, San Clemente, CA. .. Recovered

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

Andrew was at Califia State Beach with his wife Allyson. He put his tungsten carbide wedding ring on his sunglass neck strap and hung them on beach umbrella for safekeeping while he went swimming. When he finished swimming, he grabbed his sunglasses and the ring went flying into the dry sand.

Totally frustrated after they searched unsuccessfully for over an hour, Allyson got out her smart phone and found my contact information on a google search for “How to find a ring in the sand.” I talked to Andrew, assuring him I could find his ring if he was able to stay at the location. I could be there in a half hour.

We met at the parking lot and walked a couple blocks to their place on the beach. It wasn’t long till I got a good signal. I gave Andrew the pleasure of digging his wedding ring. I did tell him not to drag his fingers though the sand, just use your fingers like you’re grabbing popcorn. (It’s my clam shell technique).

They were a beautiful couple and had been married three years. I could tell how much finding this symbol of their love was to both Andrew and Allyson by the joy they expressed when we found the ring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have lost your ring or other sentimental keepsake, please contact me ASAP. You will not be bothering me. I will answer the phone 24/7. Our chances of finding your valuable metal keepsake are greatly increased by getting together as soon as possible. I use the state of the art metal detectors which also make for successful searches. My search areas are, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove, Corona Delmar, Balboa Beach, Huntington Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach, Oceanside, San Clemente, Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, Aliso Beach, Seal Beach, Long Beach, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, Paradise Cove, Westwood, LosAngeles, Hollywood, including all of Orange and LA counties.