Lost Platinum with Black Diamonds & Blue Sapphires Wedding Band at Waikiki Beach...FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began when I got a call from Ray saying his husband Mike had lost his Platinum with Black Diamonds & Blue Sapphires Wedding Band in the dry sand on Waikiki Beach, just in from the Duke Kahanamoku Statue. They arrived from New York and were celebrating their one year Anniversary. I told Ray we could meet at the Waikiki Police Station and he could show me where on the beach to look. I arrived about 20 minutes later and we walked down to the beach area. To my surprise there was a 4 inch deep square box emptied of sand where they had been sifting the sand through a net in hopes of finding the ring. That had taken a few hours. Mike told me before he went in the water he wrapped his ring in a T-Shirt and when he returned he opened the shirt forgetting that moment the ring was inside, it fell out and disappeared somewhere in the sand. I asked Mike to draw a grid in the sand and essentially it was the 30 by 20 foot box where they had removed the sand. I started the search and on the first grid East & West I didn’t find the ring only a bullet casing and a few coins. I asked which direction I should extend the grid and they agreed towards a palm tree. I decided since there were no tourists in our area I should extend in every direction possible. I started the expanded grid North & South this time and on about the fifth pass I got a loud #16 on the Nox and in one scoop there was Mike’s unique ring in the scoop. It was actually out of the original grid and in the opposite direction of the palm tree. Sadly I thought, all that sand sifting from the wrong area. Regardless, Anniversary saved! Aloha to Mike & Ray.

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