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Lost Jewelry – Waimea Beach – 2Rings and a Bracelet

  • from Honolulu (Hawaii, United States)

I woke up that morning and like a lot of us checked my phone.  I had a text from Allison asking if I still work with the Ringer Finders.  I let her know that I was a proud member and asked her about how I might.  She told me the story of how she had gone to the beach with friends and before going in the water she had taken her two rings and gold bracelet off and put them on her towel.  When she exited the water she grabbed her towel without thinking.  Instant recognition of whet she had just done as the jewelry went flying!  She described how she and her friends searched the sand but were unable to find anything.

I asked what beach this took place at and she told me Waimea beach.  Waimea is famous for its big wave (30 ft or more) surfing but what a lot of people don’t know it that is has very deep and very soft sand and that anything dropped in to that sand can vanish instantly.  I told her I would meet her at the beach but that it would take me close to 90 minutes to drive there as I lived on the opposite side of the island.  After meeting her at Waimea she took me to the area the jewelry was lost and I began detecting.  We drew a crowd but they were merely curious and rooting for Allison to get her stuff back.  After a few minutes out into the scoop popped one ring.  The a couple minutes later came the second ring and finally the gold bracelet to the cheers of the small crowd looking on!  I’ve never see a smile like the one Allison had on her face when she had all her stuff back.

Car Keys Found! Sherwood’s Beach

  • from Honolulu (Hawaii, United States)

I got a call from Josh who was directed to me after contacting another Ringfinder.  Josh and his family were visiting from the Massachsuetts. In the process of unloading all the necessary beach paraphenalia they had lost the car keys to their rental car.  He called the rental company and they informed him there would be a $500 replacement cost to get new keys to Josh.  That’s when Josh decided to try the better option to call RingFinders.  After he called I told him it would only take 20 minutes and I headed out to meet him.

Once there Josh pointed out the area they thought the keys were and we went to work.  I gridded off the path from the car to the beach chairs and began detecting the area.  After 15 minutes and collecting pop tops and bottle caps so I got a trashy but strong signal.  Scooped the target and sure enough in the scoop were the Key FOB to the rental car.  Catastophy averted.

Found: Waikiki Beach – Wedding Ring

  • from Honolulu (Hawaii, United States)

It started as a normal day.  I headed to the beach for some metal detecting and relaxation.  That day I chose Waikiki Beach and left before dawn.  I hadn’t been on the sand more than 10 minutes when Adam, a surfing instructor, came up to me and asked “do you know how to use a metal detector?”.  I was taken aback a bit but answered that “I’ve been doing this for a number of years.  He then began to explain he had lost his ring in the late afternoon the day before.  He knew the aprox. location in the dry sand he had lost his ring and after some experimentation with a borrowed metal detector he gave up realizing he had no idea how to use it.  That explained his first question to me about if I knew how to use my metal detector.  I headed to the area he indicated.  The area was small but full of a lot of trash and iron.  It took a good 20 minutes to sort out all the targets but knowing that the ring was tungsten carbide I knew it would be a lower sounding contact.  Finally I locked on to the sound I wanted, which was outside the area indicated as where it was lost.  Only plausible explanation was as it was a high traffic area the ring had been kicked outside the area we were originally searching.  Adam was overjoyed to get his wedding band back where it belongs.

Lost Platinum Wedding Band in Honolulu…FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

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I was at home enjoying a college football game when I got a call from Rodney who lives in Honolulu. He was referred to me by Dale Rohlf from All Island Treasure Detectors. The previous morning Rodney was tossing the local paper over a fence to his Grandmother’s house when his platinum wedding band came off in the process. He heard it hit something wooden but not where it landed. He and some family members spent the day looking which included cutting grass and raking in hopes of finding the ring. Rodney met me in front of the house and I had him demonstrate how he threw the newspaper and describe the circumstances to the ring flying off. There was a wooden panel on two steel legs that we believe the ring hit. The steel chain link fence was also a hindrance to the detector. I ran a few lines on each side of the fence and I used my pin-pointer up to the fence to get the most coverage. I noticed the rake marks in the grass and Rodney told me his family members had raked the area out trying to find the ring. We found $1.15 in assorted change, a few bottle caps and other useless metal trash but no ring. We demonstrated tossing objects at the wooden panel. Everything landed near the fence. This was a fat platinum ring so it couldn’t be that hard to find. The house was post on pier so we crawled under the house’s crawl space to see if it happened to roll under there. Nothing! At this point Rodney went to throw away some of the trash we accumulated and he came running back to where I was thinking about what to do next and he shouted “I found it…..it was behind the garbage can in plain view. Wow! That was about 40-50 feet in the opposite direction of the way he tossed the newspaper. Only explanation when they were raking the grass away from the fence line the rake tossed the ring to that opposite location. Whatever, the reason Rodney has his ring back and the metal detector proved it wasn’t where we thought it was. Aloha to Rodney.
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Lost Diamond Engagement Ring at Ewa Beach…..FOUND

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

As I was doing some “Honey do list” items my daughter Korin handed me the phone and said, “Someone lost their ring Dad.”  I answered the phone and Jenna explained to me that she lost her ring in the sand at Ewa Beach.  I was far enough along on my chores so I told Jenna I could be there in about 45 minutes as the location is on the opposite side of the island from where I live.  She said she would wait on the beach by the spot where she thought she lost her ring.  I told her, “Don’t try finding the ring it might make it harder for me to find it.”  I arrived with my Excalibur and I was met by Alex, Jenna’s fiance.  Jenna explained that she put her ring in her shorts pocket and when she put them back on after sunbathing she realized the ring was gone.  They showed me the general area and I started a box search in an East-West direction.  With nothing but pull tabs and 55 cents in clad I asked if there was anywhere else she went.  Jenna pointed to a picnic table 75 yards away and said they sat over there awhile and walked straight over and back.  I made three passes towards the picnic table but the area was so littered with metal trash I was getting overloaded with targets.  I decided to go back to the original box and try a North-South grid search.  It paid off on about the fifth line I got what could only be a Gold Ring tone.  I made a gentle scoop and the target was captured. When I looked into the scoop I couldn’t see anything.  I dumped the residual and scanned the pile getting the same tone.  This time I took less of a scoop and their was the tiny Size 3 White Gold Solitaire Diamond ring at the bottom of the scoop. “I might have your ring Jenna.”  Excited she quickly came over to where I stood and I said, “If you can describe the ring in my hand it’s yours.”  Startled and just getting it the day before she said it was silver colored and a single diamond.  Is this it?  As I showed it to her tears started streaming down her face and she said,  “I really didn’t think you were going to find it.”  It only took 30 minutes but to her it must have seemed like an eternity.  A bit more challenging for me but the Excalibur performed well in deep sand on such a tiny ring.  Aloha Jenna & Alex.

Lost Gold Ring at Natatorium War Memorial…FOUND!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

TeuilaFriday, December 19, 2014

As I was returning from Metal Detecting on Scuba I surfaced in about 10 feet of water and began snorkeling into the beach.  As I approached two young ladies I noticed that panicked look one gets when they lose something treasured.  I asked the first young lady if they lost something and she responded that her friend Teuila had just lost her Gold ring and she was stressing.  That’s when I raised my Excalibur from under water and said “Maybe I can help.  Where did she lose it?”  They showed me the general area and as I started the box search I asked, “Is this too far towards shore” and Teuila said, “Probably.” so I made a 90 degree turn and on the second sweep of my detector I had what could only be a Gold Ring tone.  I knelt down and stuck my head in the water and through my mask the sun was glinting off a pretty gold ring.  I stood up with ring in hand and yelled over to Teuila.  “I might have your ring.” Shocked it happened so quickly she came over to where I stood and I said, “If you can describe the ring in my hand it’s yours.”  She immediately described the ring and I reached out and dropped it into her hand.  Then without hesitation she gave me the biggest hug I’ve had in a long time.  A few cheers went up from the tourists in the water that realized I just found her ring.  She said, “What are the odds that you would be here exactly when I needed your talents?”  I pointed up and said “The Big Guy upstairs must of wanted you to have that ring. Glad I could help.”

Lost Wedding Ring Found on Waikiki Beach

  • from Waikīkī (Hawaii, United States)

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I received a call from Steve Sunday afternoon he told me that his friend Tina had lost her ring her grandmother had given to her.
Tina gave up looking for the ring and decided to go home and Steve decided to give it one more try and called The Ring Finders and after about one hour Steve was on the phone telling Tina the good news.
Another Great Recovery!

Lost Wedding Ring Found at Waimea Bay

  • from Waikīkī (Hawaii, United States)
I got a call from my friend Justin, who is also part of the RingFinders directory he told me a young lady at Waimea Bay had just lost her wedding ring, and he wouldn’t be able to help her I told Justin that I would be more than happy to help her find the ring. She was taking the ring off to put it in her purse and dropped it in the deep dry sand… she told me it just disappeared.
 I met her at Waimea at about 10:00 am and around 11:30, the ring was back  on her finger the first thing she said was can I give you a hug and squeezes the  h… out of me…Priceless!
Aloha,
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