Lost Wedding Ring at Waikiki Beach...Found!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


Hot muggy day on Oahu when I received a panic phone call from Jodi who just lost her ring at Waikiki Beach.  She explained to me that she had just entered the water and reached up to adjust her ponytail when she felt her ring slip off into the water.  There was a little bit of surf not too bad so she tried feeling around for her ring with her bare feet.  The combination of sand and stones made it very difficult to feel anything let alone the ring, so after 10 hopeful minutes she gave up.  A tourist on the beach told her she saw a guy metal detecting the previous day with a shirt that said, “Ringfinder something or other”  Jodi quickly did a Google search on her phone and found the site and that’s where I come in.  She called my cellphone and I just happened to be a few blocks away and could be there in about 5 minutes.  Knowing the ring was just lost moments ago I asked Jodi a few simple questions then I walked into the water where Jodi said she had been standing when she lost her ring.  It wasn’t 30 seconds when I had a target on my Excalibur and with a nice gentle scoop there was her ring.  It was almost too easy.  I wish every search could be like this.  Then Jodi faded away?  The ring, place and situation is real unfortunately Jodi is not.  I’m sure this ring had some wonderful memories attached to it but they are now lost forever because the owner probably never heard of The Ring Finders.  We are here to help.  Aloha, Joe

3 Replies to “Lost Wedding Ring at Waikiki Beach…Found!!!”

  1. Mark Rubey says:

    She disappeared before you were able to return the ring?

    1. Joe Au-Franz says:

      Mark, I tried to find the true owner of the ring by consulting the Lifeguards but none could provide any information whatsoever. Additionally, I followed up on craigslist as far back as it would go. Estimated value of the ring is $2K-$4K and no one reported the loss!!! Unfortunately nearly all the items I find go unclaimed. I’ve been warned by some local detectors to be careful as some shady characters will try to describe a generic ring in hopes to score your find. Location and thorough description is all I require. Any advice you seasoned detectors have is always appreciated. Mahalo, Joe

  2. Yes,sounds easy. It balances out all the difficult searches.

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