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Platinum Tiffany and Co. Wedding Band Lost in Backyard in Winnetka, CA…Joyously Returned.

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

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I received a call from David Thursday night about his wedding band he thought was lost in the backyard while working in the garden. I talked to him about arrangements to meet at his house, and because I knew that there wasn’t much of a chance it going anywhere, I figured the ring would be safe. Well David informed me that he had a lot of squirrels in the area, and he worried one of them might run off with it. I had not thought of that possibility, so we arranged to meet at our earliest convenience which was today.

When I got to the house David showed me to the yard where the garden was. It was a good sized plot that was covered with a thick layer of fresh mulch. David explained how he had been pulling the crabgrass from the garden, and digging deep to get the roots out. It also had steel fence posts hammered into the ground spaced out at equal intervals throughout the garden which I explained would make my search very difficult, so we decided to remove them. I started my search and was getting a lot of iron readings on my detector, and remembered from a previous search, that some mulch companies put rusted nails and screws in their mulch to add iron to the soil. I received a good signal, and dug a very small piece of non ferrous metal. I continued on in another plot, and after setting one grid line, I received a very good signal, and got my plastic trowel (so as not to hurt the ring) and my pin pointer to focus the search. I found the ring about 3 to 4 inches underneath the mulch. David and his wife were very happy to have his token of their promise to each other back on his hand. I in turn was happy to be able to make someone’s day 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.

Family Heirloom Gold Ring Lost at Huntington Beach, CA…Found.

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

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I received a call from Elizabeth asking if I could help her find her ring that got lost in the sand at the beach today. She had taken it off and put it on her towel in order to apply sunscreen. She then got up to shake the sand from the towel, and realized the ring was still on it; she was heartsick. I told her I was on my way, knowing that it is imperative to get on a beach loss as soon as possible, so as not to allow other mitigating factors to make it harder to find; time is almost always the enemy in a ring loss.

When I got to the location, she showed me the area the loss happened, and told me how she and her friends, as well as other people in the area searched for the ring for over an hour to no avail. We moved all of their belongings in order for me to search without any false readings. I told her that it was probably going to surprise her as to where I find it, because I know that rings find a way to fly further than a person thinks they will. I began my search, and went over the area the towel had been in, and went to the place she had shaken out, both silent. I then started moving out away from the location when I heard what I was looking for. I scooped once, looked down and saw the edge of the ring on the side of the hole. I reached down, and picked it up to show Elizabeth who was then overcome with emotion, and so happy that I had found her ring. She explained that it was her grandmother’s ring that was given as a gift by her grandfather before her grandparents were even married. Her grandparents had since passed away, and her mother had given her this ring, to have their memory close to her all the time. Therefore to lose the ring was to lose a great portion of her precious memories. What a great day, to be able to hand Elizabeth back something she was beginning to think was lost for good, and to be able to see that great big smile; 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.

Platinum Wedding Band 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 James while visiting relatives about 30 miles from my house asking if I could help find his lost wedding band. He was playing volley ball, and was going for a hit on the ball when his ring flew off. I told him it would take a little longer than I would normally have taken to get there, if he was willing to wait, and he agreed to wait. I have been retired for a while, and my wife has told me that I went from a 9 to 5 schedule to having doctor’s hours, meaning now that I have chosen to be a ring finder, I am on call at all hours of the day. We said good by to our relatives and I made haste to get to James to find his ring.

When I got to the area and found James, he was waiting at the court with a friend. As he was explaining what had happened, I began getting ready for the search. The main thing that James did right, is to call someone from The Ring Finders immediately after the loss. This allows the person to have the best recollection of the loss, and to not have any other factor to work against the finding of the lost item; as I always point out to those I search for, time is the enemy regarding lost items. He showed me the area where he believed the ring was lost, and I began my search. I went about 10 feet when I heard that sweet sound of precious metal. I dug once, and there in the bottom of my scoop was a nice platinum ring, James’ ring. When I reached in and removed it he was amazed, and relieved I had found it so quickly, but in reality a lot of the finding was helped because of his promptness in calling me out, and staying on the scene. I was sure happy to see his smiling face when I handed him his ring today, it made my 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.

Men’s Opal Ring Lost in the Hills of Los Angeles, CA…Found.

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

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I received a call from Adam yesterday about a ring that was lost at his house about a month and a half ago during a corporate party. Apparently one of the guests was taking a swing at a pinata when his ring flew off of his extended forefinger. I knew that the ring, if lost in the yard wasn’t going anywhere, so we planned on me coming to search the area today. It was then he sent me a text picture of the area they thought the loss occurred, which gave me pause. The house was situated on the hillside with a ravine that went down probably four hundred feet of steepness. I knew then it would be a tough search.

When I got to the house, which was pretty awesome, it was a big castle with a swimming pool moat and all, I met with Adam. He wasn’t able to describe the ring, but told me it was a big one. He explained what had happened, and where they believed the ring went flying. Hoping though that it had landed in the yard and not on the hillside, I decided to search the area in the yard first, to no avail. I then went out to the hillside and began working in the bushes nearest the fence, and worked my way down. The footing was very tenuous, so the going was slow. I was surprised at how much metal was in that hillside, and much of it sounding like what I was looking for, so digging all of that slowed me considerably more, and my legs were aching, but I kept going, sometimes with my feet sliding out from under me. I was going down to a shelf about a third the way down and finish there, because the hill steepened below the shelf and looked unsafe for me to go further. I finally got down to the shelf, and began my slow assent back to the house further to the side I had not detected on the way down, detecting as I went. I got about halfway back when I saw this beautiful glimmer of gold in the mid day sun. The ring was sitting right on top of the ground waiting to be picked up. I reached down and picked up this awesome men’s opal ring, and knew I had found what I was looking for. Adam was very happy that he would be able to get the ring back to its owner, as was I., Had a great day, a wonderful search and recovery, and there will be smiles that I won’t see, but know they will be great.

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.

Ring Lost at Trapeze School .. Santa Monica, CA. .. Found Under Pier

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

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Friday night Philip had been attending a session at a Trapeze School of New York located on the Santa Monica Pier. They have a place to put their street shoes and valuables. Unfortunately, when Philip retrieved his ring from his shoe, where he had put it while training on the trapeze, he dropped his palladium wedding ring on the wooden pier. It bounced and rolled right through a crack in the planking dropping 25 feet to the dry sand below the pier.
The city beach maintenance department attempted the look for the ring the next day, thinking it may have landed one of the maintenance catwalks or hung up in the netting used to control pigeons nesting under the pier. After not finding the ring the city crew suggested Philip Google search TheRingFinders.com online.
Philip contacted me explaining what happened and that he would not be available to meet me at the location, but he would be able talk to me on the phone if I had any other questions. I called him as I got close to where I thought he first described to me. He talked me into finding the location of the Trapeze school. They showed me where the ring had fallen through the pier. This pier is probably 300 ft wide and I had to take some reference points, hoping get near the exact location under the pier.
It was dark and spooky under the pier, definitely a place not to be at night. There was a lot of electrical interference with my metal detector, but I was able to tune most of that out with a few adjustments. Twenty minutes of searching was all it took to find the ring.
I sent Philip a photo of his ring and I was able to return the ring an hour later. It was great to see how happy he was to get his ring back where it belongs.

Ring Recovered .. Saturday  1-30-16

Equipment Used:  Minelab CTX 3030 metal detector

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Wedding Ring Lost at Hermosa Beach, CA…Found.

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

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I had just gotten home from 4 hours of surfing, when I received a call from Sam asking for help to find a lost wedding ring at the beach. Knowing the importance of getting right on it, I told him I would leave immediately and arrive within half an hour or so.

When I got to the spot Sam met me there and showed me the area where he believed it was lost. It was a volley ball court, so I was thinking he was hitting the ball when he lost his ring. So I was figuring flight patterns of where his ring might have went, when he told me it wasn’t his ring, but a client’s, as he is a personal trainer who was putting her through a work out earlier this morning. He then pointed out the patch of sand they were using, and I got right to work. After about 15 minutes, and a little outside of where Sam thought it might have been I got a real good tone in my head phones about one inch under the sand. I put in my scoop, and out comes this real pretty ornate ring.

It was great to make his day, and I am sure his client’s day. This is what it is all about, to know the story of the ring continues, and smiles all around.

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.

Heart Pendant and Necklace Lost in San Pedro, CA… Found.

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

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Renee called me today to ask if I would be able to help her find a necklace and pendant with small diamond that she lost in the ivy where she had been walking. I told her that I was available, but she had to wait until she was done at work, which wasn’t going to be long. We arranged to meet at a pizza restaurant near the location, and then I would follow her over to the search area. She had remembered the pendant to be about the size of a nickle, which made me feel good about the search, because I knew the chain would be a bear to find, if my detector would hear it at all, but a nickle sized pendant should not be too bad a search.

When we got to the location, she then told me it had missing for two weeks, and then showed me the area (which is behind her in the photo above).  When I walked over to the ivy, I could see that it had been recently trimmed, within a day or two, so I was feeling a bit like it might be gone, but I wanted to do a thorough search, so I got right to work. I was finding everything, bottle caps, screw caps, cans, bottles, foil, ketchup pouches, etc. I found everything but what I was looking for. I had my best detector, but when I had gone over the whole area, I decided to switch to another detector, knowing its ability to find small gold (hoping it would find the chain). I then began to find more stuff in the area I had already cleaned out, getting more good signals, and more foil. My pin pointer was getting a workout as well. I then got another good signal in the headphones, put in the pin pointer and got nothing. I passed the coil over again, got the good signal, put the pin pointer in again; nothing. I then laid the detector down, and reached into the debris, and handful by handful passed it in front of my coil. When I heard the good sound in my headphones again I started going through what was in my hand when I saw a very fine chain. As I lifted it up, I found the very small heart shaped pendant, which I have next to dime in the picture to show scale, it was smaller than a nickle, and fine in thickness. I lifted it up, and began walking across the street to show Renee who was sitting in her car, because it was pretty cold. She jumped out to see, and a great big smile appeared. I am glad to have made her day today, and happy to have had the right tool for the job.

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.

Mokume-gane Wedding Band Lost in Silver Lake, CA Park…Found.

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

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I had just gotten home from church today, and my wife was making breakfast for me when I received a call from Siobh’an about her husband’s lost wedding band. She said he had been at the park yesterday with their young son, having fun playing on the playground equipment and in the grassy part of the park, when later he noticed the ring missing. She and her husband went back and searched with sifters and rakes, until they lost hope. They found me on the Internet, and saw some of the stories I had posted, and decided to give me a call. I was available I said, as soon as I finished the breakfast that was being cooked for me. I told Siobh’an I would call her as soon as I was on my way, and gave her an estimate as to when I would arrive.

When I got there Siobh’an showed me the areas of where the loss may have taken place; her husband had given her all of the possibilities. As soon as I stepped into the sand where the playground equipment was, I could see how the ring could be lost in there; it was soft and very fine. She showed me the areas from the first to the last, so I chose to search in that order. As I was searching, a very tattooed young man holding a young child, came over to me to ask me if I hadn’t seen the sign posted which said that for adults to be in the children’s area, they needed to be with a child. I just looked up at him, and pointed backwards, when Siobh’an came to my rescue, letting him know why I was there; whew. I searched finding a few items like foil and zipper pulls, and heard a quarter sound. I showed her the zipper pull, and she was impressed that the detector would find it. I told her I also found a quarter and called her over to show her how well my detector identifies what I am looking for. I dug the item out, and moved my pin pointer around to locate it, when I saw this silver color ring. I picked it up and showed her, and it was all smiles from then on. When I looked at the ring, it had a very unique design, and she explained how it is made by combining 3 different metals together in a process refined by Japanese craftsmen. One of the metals was silver, and that probably dominated the reading on my detector. Siobh’an told me her husband was pretty sad after losing his ring, so not only was I able to see her smile, but I am glad I was able to make his day as well.

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.

Earring Lost at Hermosa Beach, CA…Found.

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

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About 4 hours after finding a ring in Pacific Palisades in the morning on 1-2-16, I received a call from Aggie about her missing earring. She had been at the beach with her family, and when leaving realized it missing. Knowing that some earrings can cause fits for detectorists, I asked what kind of earring it was, and she replied it was a stud earring. My heart sunk; the hardest type of earring to find, and in beach sand. I told her I would be there in 30 minutes, and then I would try to see if my detectors would be able to pick it up at all, seeing she still had one that was not gone.

When we met at the beach Aggie showed me the other earring, and when I saw it my hope increased. Although it was small, the stone was completely surrounded by the gold mount, and not just attached by gold wires. Even with that my detector would only pick it up at about 4 inches, but with the moist sand, I was hopeful the little item did not sink too far. The area she showed me was quite large, but narrow, so I was not going to have to stretch the search too far. I began, and searched for about 10 minutes, when Aggie began to rethink the possibilities of the loss, so we switched the search area. I searched again for about 10 more minutes, and she again asked me to look in another area. I find a lot of times people can remember things that help in the search when they are there when I am searching.  When we were at this last location, I noticed a patch of sand that had been disturbed, and asked if that was where they had been sitting. She said it was, so I started searching that area when I got the sound I was looking for. Because the earring was so small and delicate, I used a plastic trowel, and a pin pointer to recover it. When I found it Aggie couldn’t believe it; so much sand, and such a little item.

Aggie then explained that this pair of earrings were given to her for a 10th wedding anniversary, which explained why they were so precious. A very happy day, and a great big smile to start the new year with.

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.

Ring Lost in Pacific Palisades, CA…Found.

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

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Hunter called me on New Years Eve about a lost ring that was lost in a backyard, so after we discussed the situation, we decided to postpone the search until 2 days later on Saturday morning.

When I got to the house Hunter told me how his boss was setting her garden’s planters with new potting soil, and realized the ring was missing. About 2 to 3 weeks had transpired since the loss until they found me. The nice thing about that as opposed to a beach search, is that the ring was going no where, so I knew if it was there it would be found. Hunter showed me the areas where the ring was possibly lost, one was a box about 4 feet square about 2 1/2 feet deep and surround by re-bar. That was a bit discouraging because I knew my detector would be picking up the re-bar as I got near the edges. The other planters were much quieter, and I received no signal from them, so I focused on the square box. After I removed some spikes that were holding down the sprinkler system, I was still getting readings all over the planter, even in the middle which I didn’t understand. I realized I would not be able to use my detector at all in this planter, so I switched to my pin pointer to continue my search. I began to see why I was getting so many hits in this planter, as it was littered with bits of rusting metal (screws and scrap). Fortunately the potting soil was loose which allowed me to probe deep in the planter with the pin pointer. After about 10 minutes I got a good solid hit, and began to dig. Out came this pretty little ring with a great looking turquoise stone in it.

Well I called Hunter, and showed him my find. He was pretty excited about the recovery, unfortunately his boss wasn’t there to see the ring at that moment, but I am sure she had a nice smile, because it was given to her by a friend. More happy smiles for a new year’s beginning.

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.