Mokume-gane Wedding Band Lost at Hermosa Beach, CA...Found and Joyously Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

I was checking my phone earlier today, the 4th of July, and saw that I had received an email from Geoff who explained how he had lost his wedding ring yesterday while playing with his daughter in the surf at the beach in the early evening. I could tell there was an air of desperation in his email, because it was lost yesterday, and also in the surf, he wasn’t sure it could be found. I called him to find out more about the loss. When he told me about the loss, and where he was, as well as the tide at the time of the loss, I was hopeful for a recovery. I told him I would be there as soon as I could get there, the timing was right as it would be low tide in about 2 hours.

I was amazed that I was able to find parking close to the area of the loss on this holiday. I met Geoff and his family at the strand, and we headed out to the area of the loss. Geoff explained how he had paced off the area the previous day, which took us to where he remembered the loss taking place. He also explained how he and his wife had come back at 1:30 AM in order to search at the low tide hoping the ring would be visible. It must have been tough and discouraging to be at the beach at such an early time with only flashlights looking for something that would have already sunk down probably 6 inches. I started to search, setting a grid on the slope to the water. I worked one way with no luck, so I went to work on the other side. I was working the sand right where the water was coming over my feet when I received a signal, dug and found a penny. I kept looking in the same area, when I got a real good signal, dug down, and when I pulled the scoop out the ring was showing, so I reached down and brought it up to show Geoff. He couldn’t believe it, and I got hugs from both he and his wife. To see such joy is what this is all about. I told Geoff I was going home to start my Bar B Q. He thanked me for coming while I could have been grilling, when told him there was no way my ribs meant as much to me as his ring meant to him, and that it was my pleasure to help him.


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