Ruby Bead Found Amongst the Silver

from Grand Haven (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-616-307-7711

I got an unusual call from SB Swae in Grand Haven to locate a ruby bead from a necklace that had broken while he was felling a tree next to Tech Audio, his uncle’s business.  He said the necklace contained several pure silver beads that had fallen off the strand along with the ruby bead and, if I found the silver beads, the hope was I might find the ruby bead also.  We both knew it was a long shot but it was worth a try.  In the event I found the silver beads but not the ruby before it got dark, I stopped at Home Depot to purchase a UV flashlight knowing that rubies glow under UV light.  When I arrived, Swae had staked off a 25 sq/ft area where the necklace had fallen off, believing the beads would be in that general area.  While I searched he told me the story behind the necklace.  Swae had purchased the necklace in India and had it blessed by the Dalai Lama.  It only took about 10 minutes to locate where the silver beads had fallen.  At that point, we got down on our hands and knees with a pin-pointer and carefully sifted through the brush and were able to find all but 4 of the 35 lost beads, including the ruby!

One Reply to “Ruby Bead Found Amongst the Silver”

  1. sb swae says:

    Thanks very much for your help on this one, Tom! 🙏🏼💫🖤

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