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

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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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.

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

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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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.

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

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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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)

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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.

Ring Lost in Pacific Palisades, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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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.

Diamond Stud Earring Lost in Yard in the City of Orange, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call today from Demi regarding a Diamond stud earring lost in the grass at her house. I knew this would be a challenge because there is so little metal, in a very limited configuration, in a stud earring of any kind, especially one with a jewel that spreads out the metal into little tabs, which makes it very difficult to find. I told her I would be there, and felt up to the challenge.

When I got to their house her husband Richard showed me to the area, and explained what had happened, which I found a bit amusing. They have some “barnyard animals”, and Demi had been on the lawn with some of their goats, one of which was nuzzling the side of her head. She thought something had come off of the goat on to her blouse which caused her to brush it off. It wasn’t until they were on their way to put the goats away when she noticed the earring missing.

Well I got to work searching very slow and cautiously, and in the process found the back to the earring. It was real hot out there, and Richard was great to keep me hydrated with plenty of water. After about an hour and a half he invited me over to the porch to have a lunch with him that included more water, and some very fresh watermelon. After the lunch I went back to work refreshed, and searched the other areas he showed me with no success. I decided to go back to the area where the back was found and cross grid. After about 15 to 20 minutes, I found the earring. I walked over to where Demi was talking to her friend, held it up, and asked, “did it look like this?” When she saw it, the emotion on her face was all I needed to see, it was pure joy, and relief. Richard explained that he had given these earrings to Demi for their anniversary, so I realized why there was so much emotion, they were truly a precious item. Patience and persistence paid off in this search, and it helped a lot that Demi and Richard put me in the right area, otherwise the earring may have been lost for good. What wonderful smiles, what a happy couple, what a great day! 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.

Lost Ring Redondo Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Torrance Beach, Venice Beach, Cabrillo Beach.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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Hi, my name is Steve Smith.

I am retired, which allows me to do a search at all hours of the day or night. I look forward to being a help to all who call. This hobby has been a great learning experience, and I have made sure that for the searches that I go on, I am using the best up to date equipment that is available. I have also found that being a member of The Ringfinders, and helping people find what they thought was “Lost Forever” has been a very rewarding experience. Please make the possibility of finding your valuable a success by calling as soon as you can after the loss.

Best regards,

Steve Smith