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Gold Diamond Wedding Ring Lost in Surf .. Paradise Cove, Malibu, CA. .. Found

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

Mary’s husband called me the morning after she lost a white gold diamond ring in the surf at Paradise Cove near Malibu, CA. Mary was in waist deep water at a mid high tide when she was unexpectedly hit by a large wave. She felt her ring come off her finger right at that moment.
Her husband want to know if there was a chance to find it. I told him, we first needed to return to the general location. Then we had to see the sand conditions. ( The So. Cal. beaches vary from day to day ) Also our chances are better if somebody can be available to tell exactly what happened and where the loss occurred.
We agreed that Mary would meet me at Paradise Cove at 11:30am. The tide was rising which wasn’t a good thing. If necessary, I might have to return the next day at the lowest tide. First things first, meet the person that lost it, get the general location and give it a try with my CTX 3030 metal detector.
Everything went like clock work as we met on the beach. Mary told me that she had worn this ring for 10 years and it meant the world to her. She paced back and forth helpless on the upper sand watching me each time I dug a pull tab, etc. In my mind I was planning a return trip for the next day. Then the 12-07 reading on my CTX ID screen and a definite tone to match. I knew the ring would be in this scoop. Yes! Mary’s white gold diamond wedding ring. It was halfway up in the wet sand and must have been thrown forward as the wave hit her from her backside.
Where, how and when didn’t matter now. What was important, is the fact that all our efforts worked to get Mary’s rearing back where it belongs and the story of her ring goes on. I don’t get tired of doing this when I see how grateful Mary was. A sight to remember.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Lost Tungsten Wedding Ring .. Huntington Beach, CA. .. Found and Returned

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

I woke up to find an email from Katelyn whose husband had lost his Tungsten Carbide wedding ring at Huntington Beach three days before. She wanted to know if I had found a tungsten ring recently.
I sent her a reply and asked her to call me if she was interested in me searching for the ring.
When she called I told her that this beach is heavily hunted with detectors and the beach cleaning machines are very efficient. I would still be willing to go if I could get her husband Casey to give me details of where and how the loss occurred.
Casey called explaining that he had put his ring in one of his shoes for safe keeping while he went swimming. When he got back to his towel which was near lifeguard tower number 3 at Huntington City Beach. (heavily searched everyday by detectorists)
He picked up his shoes and walked 100 yards to the wall near the pedestrian/ bicycle path. That’s where he checked his shoes, discovering that his ring was missing.
I told him as honestly as a could that our chances were not the best but I was close to the location and I would give it a try. I understood his directions so it wouldn’t be necessary for him to drive 50 miles to show me the area.
When I got to the beach I could see that they were preparing for a big surfing event. There were materials on the beach for building bleachers, etc. This was in our favor because the beach cleaning machines could not sift close to the materials. I grid search most of a football field size area from the lifeguard tower #3 to the wall when I got a signal that turned out to be Casey’s ring. What a surprise for me and anybody else that knows this beach. Rule of the day… “You can’t find it if you don’t TRY.”

Called Casey with the good news. He could not drive to Huntington Beach from Yucaipa,CA. So we agreed that I send it by mail which only took two days. Casey sent me the photo of himself and Katelyn just after they received the ring. I’m learning everyday to stay positive on these searches, it’s not easy if you think you know everything. Stay Humble!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Lost Ring in Surf, Throwing Football .. Strand Beach, Dana Point, CA.

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

I’ve been checking my emails more often than usual, because more inquiries about TheRingFinders service have been coming to me through emails. Most of them seem to be written late at night or early am hours. Most likely because they are not able to sleep thinking about their loss.
Lisa had emailed me asking if I could help her and her husband Logan find a gold wedding ring lost at Stand Beach, Dana Point, CA.
It was lost the day before at high tide in knee deep water while throwing a football. He felt the ring come off his finger the moment it happened.
I get excited with this kind of story because it can be a successful search if the sand is not too mushy. We need to get close to the general location which sometimes can be a problem.
I talked to Logan on the phone and he told me it was just south of the last lifeguard stand and he could see a large blue tarp covering a fence on the slope directly in front of where he lost the ring.
I arrived a half hour before Logan and Lisa, at low tide the next morning. The wet sand conditions were perfect, not too soft. Walking down the beach I found the landmarks Logan gave me. It didn’t take long and I had the ring in my scoop. Twenty minutes later they walked up to me on the beach. I asked them a question about what type metal the ring was then held the ring up for them to see. They were surprised immediately and the smiles were a sight to remember.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Local Newport Beach Surfer Loses Ring in Sand .. Found and Returned

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

I got a call from Indy who was standing on the beach at 38th Street, Newport Beach, CA. He had been searching the sand for an heirloom ring that had been given to him by his grandfather. A unique ring made of rose gold, white gold and yellow gold. It had fallen out of his backpack where he had put it for safekeeping while he surfed that morning. Somebody on the beach saw him searching and told him about TheRingFinders website.
Indy is one of our local Newport Beach surfers who is on the beach every day in the summer. He was very courteous on the phone explaining he didn’t have much money. I told him it doesn’t matter, I will be there in 20 minutes, just don’t bury it any deeper in the sand. I could find it if he can stay in the area till I get there.
It did take awhile to find parking but after walking onto the beach, Indy showed me where he had laid his backpack. These are the easiest searches so it was seconds till I had his ring in the scoop. This ring meant a lot to him, I could tell by the look of relief on his face.
I’ve been on the beach most of my adult life, I would have loved to have been a teenager living near the beach. It was a pleasure to help this young man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Lost Rose Gold Wedding Ring .. Monarch Bay Club, Dana Point,CA. .. Found

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krystal had been at Monarch Bay Club on the beach, Dana Point,CA. with relatives and it was a great day until she got home. That’s when she reached into her beach bag to retrieve her Rose Gold wedding ring, which she had placed there for safe keeping. It was not in the bag. Krystal and her husband Bob looked everywhere in their car without finding the ring.
She believed it may have been pulled out of the bag when she was pulling out items during their day at the beach.
The next day they brought a borrowed metal detector to the beach.
They spent a half day with the detector scanning the whole beach. Now the tide was starting to move in. Their friend google searched several key words when she came up with TheRingFinders.com.
When they called me I told them we still had enough light to do a search. The area could possibly be massive.

I arrived, beginning my search grid to stay ahead of the incoming tide. After about an hour and a half I was preparing my words to tell them I can not locate the ring. I could only see a small 20’x 20′ area to search. Bingo! I got the sound and reading I was looking for. A quick scoop in the wet sand and I had the ring in my hand.

Krystal, Bob and their friend were standing off in the distance and they had that hopeless look on their faces. I walked up to them asking for a description of the ring at the same time I held it up for them to see. Happy faces with a little bit of tears of joy. We had a nice conversation walking back to our cars. It never gets old finding these sentimental mental symbols of Krystal and Bob’s love for each other.

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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.

 

 

Gold Pendant Lost at the Beach .. Salt Creek Beach, South Laguna, CA. .. Found

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan called asking my help finding a gold pendant that had been lost in the sand at Salt Creek Beach. Share had been at the beach that afternoon with her nieces. Towards the end of the day she felt her gold chain dangling from her neck with the clasp open. A gold pendant that had been gifted to her by her mother was missing. This was a gift that was purchased in the Far East and was symbolic for Megan’s name.

She thought we could meet the next morning but I convinced her that she could sleep better if we could find it tonight. The area she believed it to be was less than 40’x40′. That would take a half hour or less. Megan said, she could be there with her uncle and aunt to meet me at 9pm.

It’s about 4 or 5 blocks down to location. She was having a slight difficulty finding the exact spot because the tide had risen and it was dark. I started to grid search when another detectorist came out of the darkness asking if we had lost something. He acted a little strange and seemed like he wanted to help. I did not need another detector interfering with my detector in such close quarters. I told him I could handle the search and if we needed him we would ask him later.

At the end of an hour unsuccessful searching I was beginning to think that the other detector guy may have found the gold pendant and didn’t tell us. It’s hard to search when your mind keeps trying to discourage you. I moved closer towards the incoming tide just at the edge of the damp sand when I got a nice gold tone that proved to be Megan’s pendant.

Everybody was on edge because we were running out of places to search. They had even quit watching me. So it was easy to not give away that I had found it. I walked up to Megan asking her to look into my scoop. She yelled, you found it and immediately broke out in tears of gratitude. This special gift from her mother was back where it belongs. It took a little longer than I thought but everybody slept well that night including me.
I probably should apologize to that other detectorist for thinking that he may have already found it and didn’t tell us.

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If you have lost a valuable 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, Westwood, LosAngeles, Hollywood including all of Orange and LA counties.

 

 

Sentimental Silver Cross Lost .. Victoria Beach, Laguna,CA. .. Found

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

Robert called, asking if I was available to help him find a silver cross in the sand at Victoria Beach, South Laguna. This was a sentimental keepsake that his wife had for many years and she was devastated with the thought that she would never see it again.

He could not meet me at the location as he had a meeting that next morning. For me it was not necessary for Robert to be there. His description of where they had been was clear and would be easy to find. All I had to do was be there early enough to beat any other detectorists to the beach. Besides I know there is a missing silver cross and nobody else knows that.

As I suspected, I reached the area to the right of the lifeguard tower and began my grid. Three passes and Boom! Robert’s wife’s cross in the scoop. Called Robert with the good news. Robert me met a few hours later picking up the cross and telling me that he was going to surprise his wife when he got home. I wish I could have seen that. Another fun search with a happy couple that I enjoyed helping.

 

Lost Palladium Wedding Ring .. Laguna Beach, CA. .. Found at Oak St.

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

John had been enjoying his day at Oak St. in Laguna Beach when things became crazy. His wedding palladium wedding ring went flying through the air landing somewhere in the sand as he brushing sand off his shoulder. After spending some time searching he started to panic because the sun was setting and the tide was rising.
Then a lifeguard came to his aid, telling him about TheRingFinders website. John contacted me on the phone telling me he was at Oak St. where he lost a ring in the sand. I asked if he could wait there for a half hour. Just didn’t need to waste time talking on the phone.
It is a good time to get a parking because people are leaving this time of day. A short walk to the beach and a few swings with my go to detector (XP Deus) and John’s ring was in my scoop.
I don’t need to tell you he was happy and relieved to have his ring back where it belongs.
It’s nice to have these short searches once in awhile. This week I’ve had two searches that were over 3 hours each and unsuccessful. We can’t find it, if it’s not there. At least we can eliminate an area that people think it might be.

IPhone Lost and Found in Sand .. Newpot Dunes Resort .. Newport Beach, CA. ..

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

I received a call at 7am from Katlin apologizing for the early call. It is important to me to get a call as soon as possible, even a half hour can make a difference between a successful or unsuccessful search for losses on So.Calif. beaches.
The caller ID showed the the phone number was a Massachusetts number. Katlin was calling from her friends phone because she lost her iPhone the night before in the sand. I held my breath hoping it wasn’t a location across town. When I asked her where the phone was lost, she told me Newport Dunes Resort. Perfect, I live within 2 blocks from where she knew it had dropped in some soft sand.
Smart phones hold a lot of personal information but this loss so important because it had Katlin’s credit card and her photo ID. She would need all these for her flight home the next day. We met on the beach a half hour later. The security guard asked what we were doing and sarcastically said good luck. She put me right in the general area. Ten minutes later Katlin had her iPhone with all her important cards. I made it a point to show the security guard that we did have good luck.
It was a pleasure to help Katlin find her phone and to hear how she didn’t know our service existed until she googled lost iPhone in the sand.

Heirloom Diamond Wedding Ring Lost .. Newport Beach, CA. .. Found in Sand

from Newport Beach (California, United States)

I was driving on the Balboa Penensula in Newport Beach after failed ring search when I received a call from Jaimee’s friend. She was at “G” St. on the beach and wanted to know if I was available. I had just ¬†past that location and was four blocks away. I told her I could be there in 5 minutes, but parking on this July 4th holiday would be a problem. They live in the neighborhood so they had a place for me to park. (that’s a miracle).

A short walk on to the beach where they had a large group of friends set up for a big 4th of July beach party. I met Jaimee who showed me where she had lost her diamond wedding ring when she took it off to apply sunscreen. It was an irreplaceable family heirloom past down to her from her great grandmother.

They had the spot marked well but for the last two hours many of the people tried to find the ring. I set up my XP Deus with highest sensitivity and deep settings because it was a thin white gold band with diamonds. It showed up in my scoop after my first signal. Jaimee broke out in tears of gratitude giving me a big hug.

It was one of those times that I believe it wasn’t a coincidence that I was just around the corner when they called.