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Diamond Wedding Ring Lost at Manhattan Beach, CA…Found.

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

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I received an email from Danielle today asking if I could help her find her wedding ring at the beach that she lost on Sunday, 3 days ago. I know this local beach, and know that it is usually groomed meticulously by the county. She also let me know that the ring was lost at the edge of the slope where most beach goers place their towels, and a place metal detectorists usually ply their trade on the beach. She had taken her ring off to put on sunscreen, and placed the ring in her shorts, but when she removed the shorts to get into her bathing suit and enter the water, the ring must have slipped out, and disappeared into the sand. I asked if she could meet me at the spot, but she was at work, and lived very far from the beach, so she gave me a very good estimate of where the ring was lost, and I felt comfortable with her directions. I did let her know that because 3 days had passed, the chances of finding her ring had diminished because of the previously mentioned factors, but I still held hope though that I could find her ring. I told her that I would eat lunch first, and then head down to the spot and look, and that I would report back to her one way or the other. She also sent me a picture of the ring so I would know what I was looking for.

I got to the spot and began my grid, making sure I asked some people who were close by if I could detect near them. I searched up and down about 7 or 8 times, when I heard the sound I was looking for. I dug, and saw Danielle’s ring. I then started back to the car. When I got there, I checked my email, and found that Danielle had sent me another picture of her ring, saying “here is a better picture”, wherein, I was compelled to reply saying “Here’s an even better one” attaching a picture that I had taken of her just found ring in the sand. I called her and asked if she had gotten my email, and tried to sound a little down, and remained silent while she opened it. Over the phone she sounded so excited when she saw the picture I had sent, and we arranged to meet at a mid way point in order to reunite her with her ring. She and her husband Tim had resigned themselves to the probability that the ring was gone, but a careful search was able to change all of that for them today. How great to see their smiles, and know the ring’s story will continue.

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.

 

Wedding Ring Lost at Santa Monica Beach, CA…Found.

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

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I received a call from Rob’s wife this morning asking if I could help them find his ring. They were enjoying their day at the beach, and Rob decided to dig in the sand, and when he was done, his ring was gone. I was very confident I would find his ring, because it was lost today, and they knew the exact location. I set up, and began my search, after about 5 to 10 minutes, I was able to hand Rob his ring back. Smiles all around. What a great and wonderful hobby.

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.

Friendship Medallion Lost at Newport Beach, CA…Found.

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

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I received a call from Terry’s son-in-law about 10:00 AM today asking if I would help his father-in-law find his lost medallion. We arranged to meet at 12:30 at the beach site. I met Terry, and he explained the story behind the medallion (there is always a great story!). He has had this medallion for 35 years now. 35 years ago his best friend went to Rome, and bought two identical medallions of which he kept one, and gave the other to Terry, who has treasured it ever since. Yesterday Terry and his wife went to the beach, and Terry not wanting to lose his treasured item when he went into the water, took it off and left it with his other stuff on his beach chair. The problem occurred when he was ready to leave, and forgot he had left the medallion on the chair when it was folded up to go. He realized when he got back to the car, but found out that the gold sinks real fast as soon as it hits the sand. He and his wife combed the area yesterday, and came back today using different tools to try and find his medallion, but to no avail. He told me that he was going to meet this friend later today, and I am sure felt bad that he would not have his symbol of enduring friendship with him when they met. It was good that they had land-marked the area, so they could put me in the right place for a search. I got ready to search, and Terry realized someone had innocently made off with his beach towel, and it was while he was on his way to get his towel that I received the gold tone in my headphones. I scooped once, and saw the gold chain attached to the medallion. I looked up as Terry was heading out across the beach and yelled out, “Terry you might want to see this”. He immediately turned around in almost disbelief that I could have found the medallion so quickly. What a great joy to see such a great joy returned. Terry was referred to me by Stan Ross (fellow Ring Finder).

Terry sent me the following email to include in my blog:

Steve  Many thanks for helping me find my metal that I lost on the beach. It was fantastic when you brought it up out of the sand. It was a gift from my best friend 35 years ago, and i was heartbroken when I lost it. Fortunately you saved the day. I can not thank you enough. Keep up the great work!!!!    Terry
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.

Gold Nugget Ring Lost at Manhattan Beach, CA…Found.

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

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I received a call from Zack Tuesday, who sounded devastated at the loss of his ring. I arranged to meet him at the site right away. When I arrived I saw that he had rented, or bought a metal detector, and had been searching the beach for a long time. I knew the detector he was using would be alright for the dry sand, but wouldn’t work in the wet sand or the water. He told me he had lost the ring the day before while out with his friends. They were playing frisby in the dry sand and in the shallow surf. I decided to search the dry sand first, and covered a larger area than Zack showed me, just in case he may have misjudged the area they were using, I then concentrated on the wet, but the tide was still somewhat high for the time I was there, so I decided to go get my waders in order to get into the water. I searched the area Zack showed me, but was unable to find his ring. I felt bad to let him know I couldn’t find the ring after he told me his grandfather had given it to him, and passed away the day before he lost it. Zack looked at me, and said, “Maybe he wanted it back”, at which point I told him not to lose hope because Metal Detectorists are a good group, and most try to return items when they can, so if someone found it, they might try to find him.

When I awoke the next day, I was checking the tide charts, and realized that at 12:38 AM Thursday, the tide would be very low, and give me a chance to search the lower slope of the beach. I got down there about 9:30 PM, and was able to enjoy the warm night air while walking off my dinner of spaghetti. I worked the slope and into the water in the darkness getting very few signals. I brought my pulse machine this time to try to overcome the extreme “sanded in” conditions. I also worked outside of the area Zack had showed me to make sure I covered all possibilities. It was when I was about 60 feet passed the original boundary Zack had showed me the day before that I received the signal down in the wet sand near the lapping water of the low tide and found Zack’s ring. I was so excited, that I got to the car, and sent off a text to Zack which I expected him to see the next day, seeing it was 12:30 AM, but instead I received an instant reply of total excitement. We arranged to meet on Thursday where I was able to return his ring. What a great and awesome few days.

Zack wanted to include his story, so he sent me the following to put in the blog:

Hey Steve,

Just wanted to thank you again. I am still so excited that you were able to find the ring. It truly means so much to me. Here is my story for your blog.
Best Regards,
Zack
My Grandfather had given me a ring a couple years back. I wear it all the time and love representing him as he has always been one of the most important people in my life. Unfortunately he got sick due to old age and passed away on Aug. 27 2014. Of course I was devastated and all I had from him was the ring he gave me. So I wore it. The funeral was on the following Sunday and on Monday a friend of mine wanted to take me to the beach to try and take my mind off of things. It would have been a nice day but it turned for the worst when the ring he gave me fell off my finger. Once again I was devastated and did not know what to do. I had lost something that I held so close to my heart. I searched and searched with no luck. I went online and found Steve, who came over as soon as he got the call. Just talking to him I could tell he was determined to find the ring not for personal gain but just to put a smile back on my face and do something good for someone else. He searched and searched combing a large area on the beach. Still with no luck, Steve put on a water proof suit and got into the water, searching while getting hit by wave after wave… but still after several hours, we still had not found the ring. At the end of the night, I told Steve that I appreciated all his hard work but I did not want to waste anymore of his time because I felt that there was a possibility it was deeper in the ocean than I had guessed. I thanked him and we both walked away disappointed. The next day I received a call from Steve. He told me how much he wanted to find the ring for me and that he was going back to the beach and continue searching at 10PM at night during low tide. I was speechless, The fact that a man I just met was so caring and determined to put a smile on my face completely surprised me because I had thought the ring was gone. Steve had different plans. So he went out late at night and expanded the search to a wider range. At 12:30AM I had received a Text from Steve saying he found the ring. I saw this and jumped out of bed in pure excitement. Steve is the best there is and I could not be happier to have met him. Not only because he did the impossible in finding my ring, but also because it was a pleasure to meet a man who is so genuine and caring about what he does for people. I would like to thank Steve with the bottom of my heart. I never would have found it without him.
 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 Manhattan Beach, CA…Found

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

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I had just finished dinner when I received a phone call  at about 8:00 PM from Jeff. He had been at the beach playing volleyball, and not wanting to lose his rings, he put them in his shirt which he placed on his beach chair. It wasn’t until he went back to sit down and rest that he realized someone had moved the chair about 10 feet from its original location. The first thing he did was look for his rings, and found one, the other had fallen into the sand, and so began his search. He and his friends looked and looked for the ring, and could not find it. I told him I would get there right away, so they waited until I arrived. They showed me the area, and Jeff pointed to the area the chair had been moved to thinking that would be the place. I began my grid, and slowly worked my way to the area the chair had been moved to, and right in front of the chair was where I found Jeff’s ring. In 10 minutes, I was able to hand his ring back. He will be able to sleep well tonight. It was nice that Jeff’s friends waited with him until the ring was found, so we all celebrated together; a lot of “high-fives” going 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.

“Priceless” Tungsten Wedding Band Lost at Playa Del Rey Beach, CA… Found

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

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I received an email from Laura this morning regarding her husband’s lost wedding ring. They had been to the beach last night enjoying the warm night air, and having dinner. Her husband started digging in the sand, and soon realized his wedding ring was missing. They had gotten married two years ago, and honeymooned in Ireland. They were enjoying themselves when due to circumstances beyond their control, they had to abandon their original itinerary, and ended up in a small hamlet somewhere in Ireland. It was there where they met a jeweler in a small shop who took a liking to the newlyweds, and offered to engrave a special message of love on the inside of each ring in Gaelic. A ring with a story like this is irreplaceable, and therefore is priceless. We arranged to meet at the beach at about noon. When I got there, and she showed me the area of the loss, I set up and began my grid. I worked one way towards where they began, and then worked back picking up numerous bits of trash. It was then I heard the sound of something good in my earphones. I was able to give Laura back her husband’s ring after about 20 minutes. It was wonderful to see such joy return to Laura, and her husband through the text he sent to her when he saw the picture of his ring. Awesome day, the story of the ring 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.

Platinum Engagement Ring Lost at Sunset Beach, CA…Found.

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

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I received a call from Kellie last night at about 6:30 about losing her ring in the surf at the beach. She explained how this ring had an extreme sentimental value to her because of personal circumstances in her family. Well I looked at the tide charts, and realized that it would not be good to go at that time because the tide was rising, but arranged to meet her and her husband Anthony at the beach this morning, at 12:00 AM. We got to the spot, and Kellie had told me how the current was very strong when she went in. She had been about waist deep when the ring came off, so I knew that with the lower tide, and the weight of the ring, I would be able to get into the area the ring had settled in. They had a real good idea where the ring was lost, and even had a landmark (someone had dug a hole in the sand), from which I began my search at about 12:15 AM. I know this beach, and the current flows like a river that runs parallel to the beach with such power that it is hard to stand against it at times. I began my search working up and down the slope, and off into the direction the current was flowing, figuring the ring would have been carried in that direction as it sank. Well about 45 minutes later, I received a good signal down at the water’s edge, and in one scoop had her ring. They had gone to the lifeguard tower to wait, and as I walked up the beach I saw Kellie jump down and hurriedly come my way in the darkness. She was overwhelmed with joy at the sight of the once lost ring, and she and her husband were so thankful. What a pleasure it was to be able to return this joy to them. Kellie was referred to me by Stan Ross (fellow Ring Finder).

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.

Custom Palladium Wedding Ring Lost at Redondo Beach, CA…Found.

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

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I had been out metal detecting Huntington Beach, CA, and was on my way home when I happened to return a call I had received while my earphones were on. I contacted James, and he told me how he had been out for a swim yesterday, and was coming to shore when the wave action in the shore break caused his ring to slide off. In a panic he searched for next couple of hours to no avail. He said he came back today and searched some more, but began to think it was an exercise in futility. James then turned to the internet, and found TheRingFinders.com, where he found my blog. It was perfect, I had my equipment with me, so I made a bee line to Redondo Beach. When I arrived James showed me where he remembered coming out of the water. I put my waders on because I figured I would be getting wet. I made three passes, in and out of the water, and caught a signal right at the edge of the water and sand when the wave receded, and in two scoops I had this great looking ring in my scoop. James was overwhelmed, because he really thought his ring was gone for good; he even told me his wife had called the jeweler who had created this one, and ordered another. Well it certainly was a pleasure to see such joy, and get a big hug from James. 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.

Platinum Wedding Band Lost at Santa Monica Beach, CA…Found.

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

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My son and I had just gotten home from getting him some football cleats for the upcoming season, when I received a call from Claire. She said she had lost a ring and was hoping I could help. Well I was home and close to my equipment, so I knew that I could get on the road towards her location quickly. I was about an hour away, but I knew that beach, and with our weather (wonderful), it would be packed and parking would be at a premium. Fortunately I was able to park quickly, and found her. I then met her husband of three weeks, Paul, and they explained how they had come from London in the UK, to honeymoon in California, Arizona, and Nevada, and spent today lounging on our local beach. They told me that Paul wanted to go in the water, and did not want to lose his ring, so he gave it to his new wife for safekeeping. Claire did not want to lose it either, so she put the ring on her thumb, and laid back on her towel; she then dosed off. Something awoke Claire, and when she awoke a reflex caused her to flick her wrist, and off went the ring. They had been searching for a while, but were unable to find the ring. Paul showed me the area he thought the ring had gone to, and that was the area they concentrated on. Getting all of the information, I then began a small grid of the area, and low and behold Paul was correct in his assessment; I found the ring right in the area Paul had been searching. It is amazing to know how hard these rings are to find, even when you are looking right at them, so to speak. I really enjoyed hearing about their travels, and seeing the happiness that I was able to leave on the beach today, 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.

Wedding Band Lost in Seal Beach, CA…Found.

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

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I had just spent the morning metal detecting the beach, and was on my way home, but was going to do some shopping first. I had just entered Costco when my phone rang. Katelyn called and said she had lost her ring at the beach, and was unable to find it. Well I still had all of my equipment in the vehicle, and knew the beach was about 45 minutes away, and also knew that this beach is one that gets cleaned real good, so time once again was working against me. I told Katelyn I would be there as quickly as possible, and she said she would wait for me. I left my cart in the aisle and took off for the beach. When I got there she had cordoned off the area she thought the ring was lost in using towels, toys, baskets, and a wagon, which was a great help. I got ready, and began my search. I searched the whole area, and then we had to start moving the “fencing”. We moved everything, and no ring. Then we moved the wagon. I searched the area under the wagon, and then the area behind where it was parked, and that is when I heard the sweet tone of gold in my earphones. One scoop was all that was needed, and Katelyn had her ring back. What a joy to see her joy today. She told me she had taken it off when she was putting her hand in the sand, and then found it missing. She also said that she and her husband just celebrated their first wedding anniversary last month, so what a disappointment it was to lose the very symbol of that occasion. I am thankful I was able to help Katelyn today. Katelyn was referred to me by Stan Ross (fellow Ring Finder).

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.