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.
Friday, 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.”
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!
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!