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Harwich Port, Cape Cod, MA Lost Engagement Ring Found and Returned

  • from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

September 5, 2021

The end of summer was approaching as was the ending of another family tradition, a clambake on the fluffy sand that laid between the house and Nantucket Sound. The fun in the sand, the bake and meal were complete and the enjoyment of the waning sunlight were at hand. But panic set in when an ill fated hand movement let Rachel’s engagement ring slip from its resting place in front of the wedding band. The band stayed from Rachel’s hand and a search for the diamond was initiated. Raking the sand in a circle did not bring the ring into the twilight or beam of the flashlight.

It was time to request help from TheRingFinders. I unfortunately did not check my texts until about 3:30AM. At that time I sent a reply saying 9AM or 5PM would be a good time to meet and search, considering the tide and previous ring finding appointment that had been made the night before. 9AM came back to me as the time to shoot for. After contacting Leighton and urging him to meet me earlier than we had planned to so we could search for Rachel’s ring before meeting our noon contact. All was set and we were ready to start searching just before 9AM.

It was our fortune that the rake circle was still visible in the sand. Leighton went left and I stayed right of the shovel that was left to mark the previous night’s search. I had found a bottle cap and Leighton a piece of scrap aluminum. It was time to enlarge the search area. Leighton stayed seaward and I toward the soft sand. About four feet from the edge of the circle a familiar sound was in my ears and a ring that had brought forth the sound was in my scoop. It was time to let Rachel remove her ring and replace it on her finger where it belonged. Maybe three minutes elapsed since the start of the search to the ring return’s completion. Leighton and I just are so grateful for the precise markings made while a loss is fresh in the minds of those that have first hand information about the loss

As we always do, gather some information for the blog, photos, stories and passing of congratulations and Thank Yous. Then it was off to lost ring number two for the day. We all had big smiles for the TheRingFinders Book of Smiles.

Cape Cod, Harwich, Massachusetts Lost Ring Found

  • from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

I read a posting on Craig’s List and just had to answer it. My reply suggested the poster reach out to TheRingFinders.com for help in locating a wedding band and engagement ring lost at the beach. Awhile later I received an e-mail from Liz asking me to call her for more information. I did.

The 26 year young ring set had been lost 5 days ago somewhere between the soft sand and waist deep water. The next low tide I could get in the water was at 5pm the next day. Well with the 90 degree summer day pending I knew the beach would be crowded so I opted for a 6am search of the dry sand area and leave the water side of the search for the afternoon low tide, if needed. Two hours into the search I was rewarded to see the ring set in my scoop. Knowing Liz would want to know that I had found her ring I call but could only leave a message.

A cup of coffee on the way home, a quick cleaning of the ring and a bit of lunch passed. I called Liz again as I had only left a message earlier before leaving the beach. Liz answered, a bit of disbelieving she asked for a picture. Sure it was sent, verified and a reply that she was on her way to pick the 26 year young wayward ring. Now returned, of course with a big smile it is time to enjoy the summer on Cape Cod.

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Wedding / Anniversary Set Lost and Found In Time For Flight Home from Harwich, MA

  • from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

August 23rd at 5:35pm a voice mail for help was left on my home phone. I had been out detecting and did not answer the voice mail until 6:20. At that time I was told that a fellow detectorist, Luke, was already in the water searching. Knowing the search ethics of Luke I was sure he would find the ring set and all would be good again. To my surprise Janet called again this time to say Luke had detector problems and was unable to locate the ring. She continued to tell me the tide would be low at 5AM and ask if could I come and help that early. Sure I could, but I would rather wait until sun rise and we agreed 5:30 would be OK. I was in the water with information from Luke, Janet and her friend Diane on the location where the ring should be. Luke had cleaned out many nuisance items and I had very few surface targets. However, I did retrieve two rings, neither were the one I was searching for. It was getting very close to the time Janet needed to leave to make her morning flight back home. About 15 minutes to the deadline the ring set was in my scoop, close to where she and Diane said it was lost. Well, I went in to tell Janet that I had found two rings, neither of which were hers and she started to get ready to leave. I then said “but the third…look in the scoop…” Unbelievable rejoicing was her (and Diane’s) response. A rush ensued to take a few pictures for the memory bank and exchange of contact info then it was off the the airport. With her most cherished – I’ll just say “of several years” – ring set made of her wedding band and two anniversary bands, Janet made a safe trip home, thrilled to have her ring back on her finger.