Hand Made Wedding Ring Lost at Newport Beach, CA...Found and Happily Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

Last Friday I woke up early to go surfing, the waves had been real good, and it had been a while since I had been. I looked at my phone and noticed I had an email. I opened it and there was an email from Shane who had lost his wedding ring the day before, which had been sent at 1:00 AM. Well scratch the surfing, I had someone to help. I knew that an email sent that early in the morning meant someone who was having a hard time for sleep, and seeking any way to get the ring back. I answered his email, and he got back with me not long after. He explained that he had been playing Frisbee, and believed the ring came off when he threw the disk. We arranged to meet at the beach, and I was on my way.

When I got to the beach, I met Shane, and he took me out to the area where the loss occurred. I could see that he had made grid marks in the area he remembered. We discussed what had happened, and I set out some cones to mark a beginning grid (the area was pretty big). I began to search. I went over the entire coned off area, no ring. I then widened the search to overlap Shane’s own grid marks, no ring. I then went out of the grid area quite a bit thinking that his throwing action might have been a little more severe than he believed it was, no ring. I got with him again, was there anything you might have done to have lost the ring? He told me he had been with the children digging on the slope, sounded likely, searched the slope, no ring. Enter now Shane’s mother, she got with him to explain that she thought he was playing Frisbee even more out of the area we had been searching, so we decided to do a search in the place she recommended. After about 3 passes and 3 and 1/2 hours of total searching, my head phones exploded in sound, I dug, and in the scoop was color, pure color. I put it on my index finger so that when turned to face Shane it would be the first thing he saw. When he did a great big smile came on his face as he exclaimed “I can’t believe it”. Everyone else around came up and wanted to see the ring, which turned out to be 22 karat, or almost pure gold, that had been hand carved in wax by his bride to be, to be poured and finished as her token of her love for him.

Shane and his wife had just celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary just 14 days before, so this recovery meant so much more, WOW this was fun. So much joy this day, flowing in the sands of Newport Beach. What a great day, love it!


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