Determination is how I describe the recovery of this Wedding Ring…I was talking to my friend Joe about a difficult dive I had the following week, Hale’iwa Beach Park apparently is a popular fishing destination and had accumulated thousands of led fishing weights over the years, After about 2 hours of scuba diving with my metal detector I had to give the bad news to Paige, I let her know that with all the fishing tackle stuck in the coral it seems impossible to recover your ring, my detector doesn’t discriminate led.
After telling Joe the story he suggested we go back and clear out the led and clean up the coral reef, I thought to myself this will be a big task but the idea of cleaning up the environment a little sounds like a good plan, so after about 6 hours of diving for me and 4 hours for Joe we felt a little better about our chance of finally finding this ring, on my 3 weekend of diving in this spot I received the low sound of gold in my headphones, the ring was stuck in a small hole in the coral and you couldn’t see it or find it without a metal detector.
Altogether Joe and I found 4 rings,removed about 20 pound of led… a few fisherman were sure happy to get the free fishing tackle and Paige after 3 weeks she finally got her wedding ring back on her finger.
Mahalo to Joe for all the help and determination!
Another Great Recovery.
I went out for a dive with a friend Joe who is also a ring finder and we managed to find two rings that day in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
The next day I received a call from Joe he told me that he was checking Craigslist’s lost & found and there was a post about a week earlier. Lost Man’s Wedding Ring in Waikiki. On April 2 I lost my wedding ring in the Waikiki Beach area please keep an eye out and contact me if you do find one…Thank You Matt.
Waikiki Beach is a large beach with many resort’s the chance of this being Matt’s ring was a long shot and I thought to myself this would be amazing if this was his. I contacted Matt and told him that I found a ring on Waikiki beach at the Hilton in about 4 feet of water he told me that’s where I lost my ring I asked Matt to give me the description of the engraving on the inside of the ring and I’ll see if it’s a match. I told Matt that we have a match! I think at first Matt thought this was some kind of Craigslist scam. He asked if I could send him a picture so I sent the picture and he confirmed it was a match. It was about midnight where Matt lives in Pennsylvania when I first responded to his post on craigslist apparently he had already returned home from his vacation and I’m sure he thought he would never see his wedding ring again but as luck would have it the ring is back on his finger.
Thanks to Joe for spotting the Craigslist posting and a little luck for finding Matt’s ring.
Saturday, the North Shore of Oahu was going to be hit by a large swell. Consequently, on Friday afternoon, when I received the call from Chase and Karolina asking me if I could help them find a lost wedding ring, in the water near Turtle Bay Resort, I knew I would be up for a challenging search. I arrived at the search area at 7 am on Saturday morning, and after a brief hike we made it to an uninhabited beach full of Honus (Hawaiian Sea Turtles) basking in the sun. The empty beach was in a cove, so it was protected from the large swell. Quickly, I got in the water, and after 30 minutes in chest deep water, I heard a strong signal, and there in the bottom of the sand scoop, was that shiny band of gold…what a great way to start the day recovering Chase’s wedding band, and discovering a secluded beach on an island with a population of over 1 million. Another sweet morning in beautiful Hawaii Nei.
One evening as I was sleeping, a nice lady named Carrie left a message on my voicemail at around 10 pm. She said that she has lost her wedding band at Waikiki beach and wanted to see if I could help her. I texted her back at 6 am thinking she would still be sleeping, but as soon as I hung up the phone she called me.
Carrie told me that the prior day when she was at the beach, she had taken her rings off and placed them on a towel, so that she could apply sunscreen. She then spent the day playing with her son building sandcastles and when packing up her belongings at the end of the day, she had forgotten to put her rings back on.
I let Carrie know that I had to work that day, but would meet her in the afternoon and try to find her precious wedding band. Apparently this wedding band was over 100 years old and was given to Carrie by her husband. The ring was given to her husband by his grandparents. Carrie came to Hawaii with her son to visit family and did not want to have to call her husband on the mainland to deliver the bad news. She said, “I need to find this ring.”
Every day and night people search the beaches at Waikiki with metal detectors looking for fresh drops. When I started my search for her ring, there was a man looking for hidden riches just a few feet from us. Timing and conditions are so very important when looking for lost jewelry at this popular beach. I marked the area off where she believed she lost the ring, and in about a half hour, the wedding band was back on her finger. A lost ring, an incredible find, the look on Carrie’s face when it was found was priceless. This is why I love looking for lost jewelry, to help others find their valuable treasures that are often irreplaceable.
I received a call Saturday morning from Scott asking if I could help him find his wife’s wedding ring on the beach at Waimea Bay on The North Shore of Oahu. Apparently, she had taken it off, and laid it on her towel while putting on sunscreen. Unfortunately, it ended up in the sand. While on a hike latter that evening, she realized she hadn’t put the ring back on, and it must have fallen off the towel, when they packed up after their day on the beach.
I could tell by Scott’s voice, that he thought his wife’s ring was a lost cause.
I told Scott, that I almost always find rings that are lost in the dry sand at Waimea Bay, because of the clean sand and the lack of trash on the beach. So I met Scott and his wife Marianne at the beach at about 10:30 am and started marking off the area where they lost the ring.
Scott wanted to help. So I gave him the sand scoop, that I use to sift the sand. After about 30 minutes, I received my first strong signal and asked Scott to try the spot. He scooped a little sand, and I could hear the ring rattling around in the sand scoop as he sifted out the sand. The look on his face was priceless. He said, “No way, I can’t believe we just found it.”
Scott called his wife, who was back at the car taking care of the baby. He told her the good news. Losing a wedding ring can definitely spoil a Hawaiian vacation, and it’s such a pleasure to meet and help such nice people, like Scott and Marianne. It was another great recovery.
I received a call from Rick on Thursday new years day he told me that he had lost his keys on the beach the night before apparently he had a hole in his pocket.
Rick had to break into his car and sleep there until the morning. I showed up around 9:00 am and started the search for his keys after about 2.5 hours we finally found his car keys and house keys he also had a small security card key for work attached.
Rick was definitely relieved that we found them.
Another Great Recovery!
I received a call from Joe Ballou Christmas morning he asked if I could help find his wedding ring I figured I could spare a couple of hours and headed out to Lanikai beach.
I walked out to about waist deep water took 10 steps and received a strong signal scooped up a little sand then walked over to Joe and asked if this was his ring he looked shocked that I was able to find his ring that fast…it took less than 5 minutes….I said Merry Christmas Joe we just got lucky today!
Another Great Recovery.
I received a call from Steve Sunday afternoon he told me that his friend Tina had lost her ring her grandmother had given to her.
Tina gave up looking for the ring and decided to go home and Steve decided to give it one more try and called The Ring Finders and after about one hour Steve was on the phone telling Tina the good news.
Another Great Recovery!
I received a call from Chris Saturday morning and he told me his wife had taken off her ring and placed it in her small handbag before going for a swim in the ocean when they got home she checked the handbag and the ring was gone.
I searched for about 3 hours Saturday with no luck and Chris had to go home and tell the wife the bad news.
I woke up Sunday morning and decided to try one more time but this time I moved my search about 30 feet from where Chris had told me his wife had lost the ring…I walked about 10 feet received a strong signal and the rest is history
I got a call from my friend Justin, who is also part of the RingFinders directory he told me a young lady at Waimea Bay had just lost her wedding ring, and he wouldn’t be able to help her I told Justin that I would be more than happy to help her find the ring. She was taking the ring off to put it in her purse and dropped it in the deep dry sand… she told me it just disappeared.
I met her at Waimea at about 10:00 am and around 11:30, the ring was back on her finger the first thing she said was can I give you a hug and squeezes the h… out of me…Priceless!