Lost Gold & Diamonds Engagement Ring at Hale Koa Beach Waikiki...FOUND!!!

from Oahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began when I got a call from Kim on the beach at Hale Koa hotel. She called to say she was helping Alison who just had her Engagement Ring fall off into the King Tide surf along the shoreline and was frantically searching for it. I asked Kim if she could put Alison on the phone so I could get some details. Alison had been crying awhile but she finally calmed down enough to give me the details as to what happened and the ring. I told her to relax on the beach and I would get there as fast as I could. Rush hour traffic was just starting but I was able to get there in 20 minutes. Alison’s fiancee Spencer met me at the Atlantis pier and took me down to the area of the beach the ring came off. He also told me that they were visiting from St. Petersburg, Florida. Alison was in the water diving down trying to find the ring and had been doing that for quite awhile. I told her to relax on the beach and to let me conduct my search. She told me while her and Spencer were sitting in the shallow water a wave came in and took her ring away. She was fairly certain the wave had pulled her ring seaward. I decided to search the low tide mark and expand from there. I immediately found a pull tab and continued on. Another target sounded really good but it ended up being a metal button. Then the detector ran silent for over 40 minutes. There were absolutely no other targets. Alison knew exactly where she was in the water but the ring wasn’t there. I was at the point of total exhaustion working in the King Tide surf and I told Alison & Spencer I would try one more grid search then would have to comeback in the morning when the tide would be at its lowest. As I walked towards the water swinging my detector I got an awesome tone and there in the wet sand one scoop down was Alison’s stunning engagement ring. The surf actually threw her ring up onto the sand rather then into the water as she had thought. No matter the ring was safely back on her finger in a microsecond. Overcome by the joy Alison couldn’t stop crying and thanking me for finding her ring. What a relief I felt as tourists along the beach that had been watching the search erupted into applause. We had a celebratory drink at the beach bar and met some retired Navy folks from Virginia who joined us in the celebration. They told us they said a little prayer that the ring would be found…my belief is prayers work wonders. Aloha to Alison & Spencer!

7 Replies to “Lost Gold & Diamonds Engagement Ring at Hale Koa Beach Waikiki…FOUND!!!”

  1. Alison says:

    I am so thankful Joe was able to find my engagement ring. I was devastated and exhausted from searching for hours. He came through making this a success story and this girl, one happy fiancé! Thank you again for finding my most valued treasure. Aloha!

    1. Kim J says:

      Feeling blessed! After a heart breaking search with no results, I searched for something else we could try. I was grateful to find Joe’s site, easily reach him and put Alison in touch with him. Thanks to everyone who rallied behind this young warrior and his bride to be! It was a heartwarming expression of the bonds of military community and human kindness! Aloha!

  2. Kim Brooks says:

    Thank you from the bottom of my for this precious find, for my daughter Alison, (mothher of the bride to be).
    Alison called me frantically searching and crying, telling me she had lost her prize possession, that Spencer had chosen for her. I began to cry and pray, ( mind you, I’m all the way in Florida), and could only be on the phone to comfort her. I grew tired and fallen asleep. My husband came to awaken me for yet another call from Alison with the best news ever, the ring had been FOUND! Thank you again for your expertise in your work!

  3. Joe says:

    I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that none of this would have been possible had it not been for Kim locating Joe and his services! I was part of the search and we all felt for the couple and wanted to do whatever we could to help her find her ring. What a great story and very happy ending — best of luck to the couple!

  4. Kim J says:

    The smile on Alison’s face says it all! That is why we do what we do every day and what a blessing Joe is to offer this service! Mahalo, sir!

  5. Jess Shaulis says:

    Great Job Joe! Scott and I enjoyed meeting you!

  6. Nakana Kea says:

    Joe has the real Aloha Spirit…

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