Lost White Gold & Diamonds Engagement Ring at Surfrider Beach Waikiki...FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began just as I was sitting down for a late dinner. I looked at my phone and realized I just missed a call so I dialed back and got Sara and Mark from Rochester New York who were at Waikiki on their honeymoon. My fellow ring finder Don referred me to them as I live so close to Waikiki. Before going on a swim Sara placed her Wedding & Engagement rings in a safe zip pouch on her beach bag. When she returned and went to put her rings on they both fell into the sand. She was able to immediately retrieve the Wedding Ring but the Engagement Ring disappeared into the soft sand. She hunted frantically for a few moments and then realized it was hopeless. She handed the phone over to her husband Mark and we worked out the logistics for the hunt. I woofed down my food and grabbed my Detecting Gear for Waikiki. I learned well on how to eat fast after serving in the Navy. I parked at the Zoo and started walking down to the Surfrider. When I got to the Police Station I called Sara and told her where I was she said wait there and in no time flat she was yelling my name from behind the Police Station. She walked me down to the beach where Mark was guarding the spot where the ring fell. We moved a few things out of the way and I fired up the Nox and barely moved it a foot when I got a nice tone and in one scoop there was a gorgeous white gold diamond encrusted ring in my scoop. I said to Sara this can’t be your ring I found it too fast. She looked at me in amazement as I took it off my pinky and handed it to her. That’s it she screamed. I think everyone in Waikiki knew I found the ring. We had a few laughs and hugs and they asked if that was my quickest find? I said, No, once I turned on my detector and the ring was under the coil. This was the second fastest for sure. Aloha to Sara & Mark!

One Reply to “Lost White Gold & Diamonds Engagement Ring at Surfrider Beach Waikiki…FOUND!!!”

  1. Sara Cerame says:

    Joe!! Our absolute savior. You have no idea how much immense relief you brought us upon finding my ring. From right outta the gate I felt comforted! From our initial phone call I could TELL you were a master of your profession. I’m not kidding in the least. I was panicky, tired and literally lost all hope. I still can’t believe to this day how quickly my ring disappeared. But as soon as I heard your voice, full of professional assurance, and underlying confidence I knew, I just KNEW things were going to be ok.

    It was absolutely petrifying calling an absolute stranger in the middle of my honeymoon in Hawaii. But thanks to you, Joe, our honeymoon was not ruined. I remember scampering to meet you, my nerves shot and my entire soul and body tense with frustration. When you approached me and said so confidently, this will be fun! I knew I made the right choice! So many affirmations, Joe. You handled our plight with calmness and ease.

    And yes, I gladly gave you 250.00 on the spot bc you deserved it. Yes, I had insurance on my ring but I KNOW if we gave up and went that route to get a replacement I would’ve felt like a failure. I’m so glad I went on a damn limb to contact you. Even just from one meeting I can tell you’re passionate about your job, helping others, and just…. Making a impact.

    Keep on doing what you’re doing! You’ve helped me tremendously and we both thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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