Lost Platinum Wedding Band at Queen's Beach Waikiki...FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began yesterday when I got the following message on Metal Detecting Oahu face book page. “Hello,
I’m here on my honeymoon and lost my wedding ring on my one week anniversary (yes I’m they guy… very upset about it). it’s a 7mm platinum ring with a brushed middle portion and shiny edges on a step-down. it was lost about 100 yards to the east of the pier at the end of Kapahulu Ave.” I immediately called Anders whose from Washington DC and we decided to hunt right away because it was a low tide and I feared the Night Detectorist’s would find this Treasure. We met on the beach 20 minutes later and Anders placed me in the area he thought the ring fell off which was straight down from the volleyball nets. After a thorough search with no find, Anders started questioning his location and thought we should look more towards the pier. Funny how we can lose our perspective when the sun goes down. It was dark and I was hunting with my head mounted spot light. Anders also thought the ring would be close to shore near the low tide mark. Still no ring found. I told Anders since the tide was coming up and it was getting pretty rough no one would want to detect there over night. I told him I’d return at the early morning low tide and try again. As I was leaving I ran into another detectorist who was working his way towards the area and he said he was only doing dry & wet sand that night. I told him if he found a Platinum Ring to give me a call. I arrived at the crack of dawn and the tide was down and surf minimal from the night before. I decided to start close to the pier and work East. Since there were two rows of volleyball nets I decided to cover them both and beyond. I also decided to go out to the reef’s edge just in case. First target was a Men’s Tungsten Ring which had been in the water a long time. Then a few coins. After about 45 minutes I was on what I figured would be the last leg and well out of the zone Ander’s had provided the night before when the Nox screamed on a “17” tone near the reef and after one scoop to my surprise there was Ander’s shiny platinum ring in the scoop. I looked skyward and said, “Thank you Jesus”. I cleaned up my gear and when I was able to take a pic I texted it to Anders. I tried calling but his phone went to voicemail. Then I saw an OMG on my phone and Anders called. Him and his lovely wife Rebecca were on scooters and would be there in a few minutes. Smiles all around and Honeymoon saved. Aloha to Rebecca & Anders!

2 Replies to “Lost Platinum Wedding Band at Queen’s Beach Waikiki…FOUND!!!”

  1. Anders Nilsson says:

    I probably can’t do this review justice because I am so incredibly grateful to have my ring back that words just don’t quite capture it.

    I lost my ring on my one week anniversary and it really had the potential to place a black mark on my honeymoon. My wife was incredibly understanding but I just felt so awful about losing the ring that was present at our ceremony.

    Joe was understanding, patient, and calming at a moment when I was quite honestly losing my mind. He came quickly; he asked the right questions; and he explained his process very clearly.

    He took his time on his first search that night but my lack of guidance took him in the wrong direction (as we later found out). He then showed up the next morning and swept a larger area and found my ring!

    Joe is the first call you should make. He’s a professional through and through.

  2. Anders Nilsson says:

    I probably can’t do this review justice because I am so incredibly grateful to have my ring back that words just don’t quite capture it.

    I lost my ring on my one week anniversary and it really had the potential to place a black mark on my honeymoon. My wife was incredibly understanding but I just felt so awful about losing the ring that was present at our ceremony.

    Joe was understanding, patient, and calming at a moment when I was quite honestly losing my mind. He came quickly; he asked the right questions; and he explained his process very clearly.

    He took his time on his first search that night but my lack of guidance took him in the wrong direction (as we later found out). He then showed up the next morning and swept a larger area and found my ring!

    Joe is the first call you should make. He’s a professional through and through.

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