Encinitas Found lost ring on Thanksgiving

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)

imageimageTheRingfinders Metal detecting service  Helped return a long lost Ring.Here is the story written by the owners,Connor & Rosie

Thanksgiving Surprise

About 6 months ago, my wife Rosie and I were out at Encinitas beach. We were with a group of friends and spent much of the day playing Frisbee on the beach and diving into the ocean waves. I had worn my wedding ring surfing previously with no issue at all and didn’t think to take it off when getting into the water this time. After a few hours at the beach, I suddenly noticed my wedding ring was gone. I had no idea at what point in time I had lost it, but figured it must have slipped off while diving into the waves. Both my wife and I were devastated because we had only been married for about 9 months and I hadn’t even made it a year before losing my ring. I ended up finding John and Curtis through a local craigslist ad the next day when attempting to see if anyone had posted about a found ring at Encinitas beach. Initially I was very surprised to find that the Ringfinders website even existed and that there were people like John and Curtis who would go out of their way to help others. I gave John a call and he was very responsive and eager to help me out. I met up with him later that day at low tide to go search for the ring and show him where I think I may have lost it. We searched for a few hours scanning the beach up and down but with no luck. At that point, I was fairly convinced that I had lost the ring while out in deep water and that it would never be retrieved. John reassured me that him and his partner Curtis would continue looking and notify me if they found a ring that met the description of mine. A few weeks went by and John had sent me the occasional text reminding me that he had not forgotten about my ring and was still on the hunt. I was grateful to hear from him and know that he had not forgotten. About two months after losing my ring, my wife and I graduated from physical therapy school and moved back home to Seattle, WA. I had already bought a cheaper tungsten replacement ring that was not the same as my original white gold ring, but would suffice. I figured that my original wedding ring was deep beneath the sand in the Pacific Ocean and would never be found again.
Then, 6 months after losing my ring, I received a text message from Curtis on Thanksgiving morning. He had been out with his metal detector earlier that morning and found a ring that matched the description of mine. He sent me a picture and it looked similar to mine but was discolored with a yellow hue from being in saltwater for so long. I was still not convinced the ring was mine because it had been so long since I lost it, but Curtis told me he had found it at the same beach. I sent him a picture of the receipt indicating the size of the ring and the width of the band. He checked the size and width and it was a match. He immediately mailed the ring to me so that I could try it on and confirm that it was mine. Sure enough, two days later, I received the ring in the mail and it was indeed mine. It fit perfectly. My wife and I were both astounded. I took it in to the jeweler the next day and had it re-plated and it now looks just as good as it did when I originally purchased it. I could not believe that John and Curtis were able to find my ring 6 months after losing it. What an amazing surprise on Thanksgiving. The even more unbelievable part of the story is that John and Curtis had kept my contact information and remembered me. Six months had gone by and they were still out there searching for my ring. I’m sure it takes a lot of effort to keep a log of where people have lost rings, the ring descriptions, and contact information, but John and Curtis are the best at what they do. I am so grateful that there are people in the world like them. They are willing to take time out of their days and go the extra mile to put a smile on other people’s faces. I cannot thank them enough for what they’ve done or how happy they have made my wife and I. We now have an amazing story to share with all our friends and family and I am finally reunited with my original wedding ring that my wife and I exchanged our vows with. And I owe it all to John and Curtis and their genuine passion for helping others. It’s comforting to know that there are people like them in the world. I would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat.
Thank you both so much for all your help, you guys are amazing.

Sincerely, Connor and Rosie Naccarato


2 Replies to “Encinitas Found lost ring on Thanksgiving”

  1. John hughes says:

    Glad it was found by Curtis. Orhers would never have known who the owner was.
    Higher power at work here.

  2. Mark Rubey says:

    Way to hang in there Curtis!

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