Like any day this ring save it started with a phone call. Janine called to let me know that she had lost her wedding band at Hanauma Bay on the south east side of the island of Oahu. Hanauma Bay is an access controlled State Park beach and closes in the early evening. It doesn’t re-open until the following morning. We made a plan to meet at the entrance to the park the next morning when it opened for business.
Janine was visiting from the mid-west and came to Hawaii to visit with family and enjoy the sites. She knew the aprox. area they were sitting on the beach and it was extremely helpful in limiting the search area. I was using a Minelab Equinox 800 which is an excellent machine for searching the sands of any beach. I disconnected my headsets from the metal detector she she could hear what the detector was picking up. I told her what sound I was listening for and being that it was a recently lost item it would be a shallow and strong signal. 15 minutes into the search all we had was a handful of aluminum pieces and one penny. Then it happened, a solid and repeatable mid-tone signal. The reading on the screen said two inches. I gently slipped in the sand scoop and gave it a shake and there lying in the bottom of the scoop was a white gold with a black diamond wedding band. Janine almost burst into tears, her ring was back where it belonged, on her hand.