Thursday afternoon I received an email from Ana in St. Joseph. On the 4th of July, Ana was playing in the water at Silver Beach and noticed her engagement ring was gone. She and her fiance’ were about to insure the ring but lost it before they had the chance. After contacting me and Fred Johnson, the Ring Finder for the Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Hastings areas, we agreed to meet her near the beach that evening. There was severe weather forecast for that evening and we were hoping to find it before the weather turned on us. I met Fred and Ana near the beach but we were unable to find a place to park anywhere near Silver Beach. Fred and I had to park a 1/2 mile from the beach and then walk an additional 1/2 mile south to the spot where Ana had lost the ring. Ana had also borrowed a Garrett AT Pro metal detector to help with the search. After a quick tutorial on how to operate the AT Pro, Ana started detecting near the shoreline while Fred and I started a grid search, Fred working to the south while I worked a grid to the north. After 15 or 20 minutes, in waist deep water, I saw gold and diamonds in my scoop! Ana was so surprised and happy she started to cry. Even the the onlookers on shore cheered. What a beautiful ring and a very happy bride-to-be.