Lost Gold & Diamond Engagement Ring at Ala Moana Beach...FOUND!!!

from Oahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began while I was on the hunt for a Silver Heirloom ring at Ala Moana Beach Park. I was hunting the shoreline rocks when a gentleman came over to me and asked if I could find a young ladies ring that just fell off in about waist deep water. Knowing this other ring find was going to require clear water and scuba I said sure I’ll be right over. There were about 20 people in the murky water diving down looking for the ring thinking the sun might glint off the diamond. I couldn’t even see my coil in the water. High tide and at the end of the day this beach is cloudy with barely 1 foot visibility. I went in the water to meet the young lady and found out the whole group were members of the Triathlete Club “Boca Hawaii”. I found Kristen and her husband Brad who live in Honolulu and are from Buffalo, New York. While Kristen was doing some swim training she went to adjust her Engagement Ring and it fell off into the murky water and disappeared. I started a grid search but so many people were in the way I asked Brad if he and Kristen could remain in the water and have everyone else clear the area. The evacuation went off without a hitch and I had Brad & Kristen be my grid markers as we did a proper search without all the distractions. We searched from East to West and on about the 7th leg no more then a few feet from Kristen I got a great tone and in one scoop I saw Kristen’s ring. I walked over to her and let her pull the ring out of the scoop. She was so happy and shocked at the same time and tears began to flow. Another successful recovery and for such a wonderful couple. Aloha to Kristen & Brad.

One Reply to “Lost Gold & Diamond Engagement Ring at Ala Moana Beach…FOUND!!!”

  1. Kristen says:

    Joe,
    I can’t thank you enough for finding my wedding ring. I am still starring at my finger making sure I am not imagining it. We thought this was a lost cause. You were in the right place at the right time and without you I would have lost the most sentimental item I own.
    You are amazing!
    -Kristen and Brad

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