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White Gold and Diamond Pendant Lost in Sand .. Malibu, CA. .. Found

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

Marie had been surfing at the beach near Malibu Lagoon State Park. She had left her white gold diamond pendant on the beach with her friend. After surfing, she came back to the blanket where her friend was sitting to retrieve the pendant. As she was putting the necklace on, it slipped from her hand and the pendant dropped into the sand.

After a couple hours of searching with no success they got on their smart phones, locating me on TheRingFinders.com. Malibu lagoon is a State Park about two miles from Malibu Pier. It’s a beautiful beach. It took me about an hour till I could meet Marie at the parking lot. Then it was about a quarter mile walk to the location on the beach.

They had staked out the area well. It looked like it would be an easy search, but it took a bit longer than I thought. The pendant had many small diamonds and not much white gold. It came in with a sound similar to a small piece of tin foil. (14k White gold is 58% gold and the other 42% is different metals?). I have run into this same type situation with small white gold women’s bands that have many diamonds. They aren’t impossible to find but it’s nice to know that they don’t always give you a solid signal.
We had a lot of people on the beach, so everybody celebrated when the pendant was found. It was a pleasure to meet Marie and her friends and to retrieve her diamond pendant.

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Gold and Diamond Pendant Lost in House .. Calabasas, CA. .. Found in Carpet

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

Sunday afternoon I received a call from Marie who had lost a small gold and diamond heirloom pendant inside a house. She had been visiting friends in Calabasas, CA. when the pendant slipped off the chain while attempting to put on her necklace. The small pendant fell somewhere in the room which had a very thick carpet. Everybody in the family tried to find it with no success.
When Maria contacted me, I explained that it is difficult to use my normal metal detector inside a home. I have small hand held detectors that may work, depending on the location. Sometimes there are electrical noises like alarm systems or computer system equipment that interfere with metal detectors. Listening to her story, she may have also lost it outside the house, so we had to give it a try.
Maria didn’t want to bother her hosts anymore this day, asking me if I could come Monday. It was about noon Monday when I met her friend’s husband, Dave at the residence . He walked me into the room where the loss occurred. He had disassembled the bed removing the mattress and had moved the dresser to the other side of the room.
Two years ago I bought a UniProbe detecting unit just for situations like this. As a backup I chose to use my Garrett Pro-Pointer AT pinpointer.
Working on my hands and knees I covered about an 8’x 8′ area before I got a signal. There deep in the thick carpet was Maria’s very sentimental pendant. Dave was elated and couldn’t believe that it was found in a place that so many had looked. I was also impressed by how well my UniProbe pinpointer unit worked with such a small piece of gold. I did not get to meet Maria but I was the first person to tell her by phone that her priceless keepsake was found.

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Buried Wallet and Celphone.. Santa Monica, CA. .. Found with Metal Detector

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

Richard was visiting from New Mexico. He has to catch a return flight at 8am in the morning. All his identification, credit cards and money is in his wallet. He placed his wallet and his cell phone in a zip lock bag then buried them in the sand, placing his backpack on top of his secret hiding place.
.. Richard didn’t want to leave his wallet and cellphone in his backpack in case somebody stole his backpack. It was a good idea if he remembered to retrieve his buried valuables before picking up his backpack. He was a half mile away from the location when he realized that forgot dig up his plastic bag. and to top it off it was dark out on the beach.
Returning to his motel room he was able to use the internet to contact me. I started to recommend another detectorist but after hearing how important it was to him. I told him I would meet him at 9:45pm. He didn’t have a phone so connecting with him had might be difficult. Sometimes people find wallets and keys before we get to the location, but that’s not going stop me from trying to meet up with Richard.
Another concern was the general location was one block south of the Santa Monica pier. Hit hard by other detectorists, especially on a Sunday evening. The larger size of the item also makes it possible that somebody found it playing in the sand.
After arriving, I walked out to the lifeguard tower where Richard said it was buried. He was there to meet me. First thing he told me that he was actually at the next tower. It made it easy to get close to the area he buried the wallet because it was in front of the tower. Also it was only lost for 3 hours. Fifteen minutes of grid searching with my CTX 3030 gave me good signal most likely from the Celphone, it is possible to get a decent signal from the magnetic strip on the credit cards.
This find saved the day the day for Richard. It would have been a mess to try to catch his flight in the morning without identification, credit cards, money or a celphone. Richard was elated not knowing what to do, so he gave me a big man hug.. Not the first time for me, just another way to say thanks. Check out the real smile on Richard’s photo.
I’m glad I did not say, I was too busy to take the call. From the time I left the house till the time I returned home was 2 1/2 hours. It took longer to take the photos than it did to find his buried treasure.

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Lost Diamond Engagement Ring .. Laguna Beach, CA. .. Found in Sand

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

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Toni dropped her new diamond engagement ring in the sand while doing a photo shoot celebrating Eddie’s marriage proposal that same day.
It was Friday at sunset when Eddie and Toni had been taking pictures on the beach at Wood’s Cove, Laguna Beach, CA. It’s a very pretty location, also very romantic.
They frantically searched through the sand with their fingers, then Eddie drove to a local sporting goods store 5 minutes before closing. He purchase the most expensive metal detector in stock. Returning to the beach he could not find the ring with that $200 detector.
Then his fiancé’s sister found my contact information on line, under TheRingFinders.com.
A call at 11:45 pm got me on the road for the 8 mile trip to Laguna Beach. They were there at the top of the steps and we walked 100 yards as the tide tried to chase us away. It was only a 25 x 25 square where they had felt the ring had fallen and it was well marked off.
The ring was not there, but 2 feet outside the box, Bingo!! A beautiful ring and very happy couple. I was back home within an hour. Toni, her sister and Eddie were so excited and happy to finish the day in such a positive way. What a special and unique engagement day. They will remember this day for a long time. It was a pleasure to meet them everybody.. Thanks for letting me help you.imageimage