Engagement and Wedding Ring Lost in the Sand – FOUND in North Myrtle Beach, SC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I got a call from Holli asking if I could help her friend Kandi find her lost engagement and wedding ring that had been lost in the sand when the wind blew the bag over that the rings were in.

I was able to get to the beach in about an hour but there was a very heavy thunderstorm going through the area that delayed me in starting the search because of all the lightening associated with the storm. In the meantime, Kandi told me that her and her husband Bill had rented a  metal detector and attempted to find the rings themselves. I explained that the metal detectors that can be rented are inexpensive detectors that will not work in water or wet sand (because of the mineralization) and sketchy at best in dry sand. I also told them that if you’re unfamiliar with a metal detector you might get lucky and find your item but more likely than not you’re wasting your time and money.

After giving me a full description of the rings, Kandi showed me the area she thought the ring would be in and I started my grid. After about 40 minutes I had to expand my search out a little and within a couple of minutes I got a strong signal.  I took a small scoop of sand, shook it out and there was this beautiful ring  that matched exactly as the one Kandi described. I glanced over at Kandi, who with Bill, Holli and her husband had been watching me as I was doing the search. I gave Kandi a wink, a little smile and nod for her to come over. Not knowing what I was up to she sheepishly made her way over to me. I held the scoop out so she could look in it and BOOM, she saw her ring, reached in and grabbed it and gave me a huge hug and her tears started flowing. The other 4 of us were totally caught up in the moment.

I love doing this for people and there’s little else that can give you the same feeling of accomplishment.

Bill and Kandi, thank you so much for the very generous reward. 

Thank you for reading my Blog.

Remember, it will save you time, effort and money if you hire a metal detecting specialist who has the knowledge and equipment to bring your treasure back to you!!! Find a specialist near you through TheRingFinders.com web site directory.

Jim Wren

North Myrtle Beach, SC



6 Replies to “Engagement and Wedding Ring Lost in the Sand – FOUND in North Myrtle Beach, SC”

  1. Good story Jim and great photos.

  2. Matthew Fry says:

    Great job Jim. You’re the man. I’m feeling the heat from here.

  3. Jason Bontrager says:

    Nicely Done Jim !!! Hardly a feeling in the world is better . Hero status earned.

  4. Lisa Wren says:

    I am proud to call you my dad. I love you

  5. Rodney says:

    Jim: I am not sure that I understand. What do you mean when you talk about setting up a “GRID” or that you work the grid?
    Rodney in Dillon SC

    1. Jim Wren says:

      Hey Rodney! A grid is basically a search pattern. Picture a sheet of graph paper laying in your search area. Then pick a couple of targets one in front and the other behind you (building, tree, etc) and walk a straight line between the two targets while searching. At the end of your line, take a step over, adjust your targets and go back in the direction you just came from. This will help you travel in a north/south or east/west path and keep you from wandering all over an area either over saturating or completely missing a few spots. Remember to overlap your swings so you’re not missing a thing. This really helps cover a large search area thoroughly, like a beach. Also you’ll see most of the guys doing beach searches will drag their scoop behind them in the sand to help them see their paths. I’ve also had to do a north/south search and then an east/west to ensure I’ve covered the area completely but only if I’m very confident that what I’m looking for is in that area. Another pattern some guys like is a spiral, where they start in the middle of an area and work in a spiral to the outside of the area. It’s a personnel preference and both styles work. Hope this helps buddy. Jim

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