Lost Wedding Ring Found On Waikiki Beach

  • from Waikīkī (Hawaii, United States)

Lost ring Waikikilost ring waikiki-1One 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.

3 Replies to “Lost Wedding Ring Found On Waikiki Beach”

  1. Chris Turner says:

    She was very lucky it was still there after that much time had gone bye…Great recovery!

  2. Kjt says:

    My husband lost his ring on our honeymoon in Waikiki, just a few days ago, 12/31/15. We were swimming off the first beach directly perpendicular to Queen Kapoilani hotel, to the left of where the surfer with seal statue is located, where the boogie borders like to surf. It’s a male silver looking band, with an inscription on the inside. Please let us know if you have found this, we’ll give you a reward. Thank you!

  3. Vivian White says:

    I lost my wedding band today (October 29, 2017) on Waikiki Beach close to Fort Derusey. The sunscreen on my hand was probably the cause. The water was close to shoulder height. We were not far out, but where most swimmers were. We borrowed a snorkel mask and a couple of snorkelers helped out as well. We are leaving Hawaii tomorrow late afternoon. We were married 6 weeks ago and I am just sick about this. Please let us know if you can help.

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