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Wedding Band Lost on the North Shore is Found!

  • from Honolulu (Hawaii, United States)

It was just after noon on a Saturday afternoon when I got a call from Theresa who was sounding a little desperate.  Her fiance’s (Glenn) ring had been dropped and lost in the soft sands of a North Shore beach.  She had been trying desperately to get in touch with a RingFinder knowing that the longer the ring remains missing the harder it would be to find.  I explained that I live on the complete opposite side of the island and it would take at least 90 minutes to drive to the location and wouldn’t she prefer someone closer?  After some back and forth about time where to meet it became clear that if I didn’t find that ring today no one was going to help out this lady.  So I bit the bullet, so to speak, and headed to the North Shore of Oahu.  Almost two hours later do to extreme traffic on the North Shore we met up at the entrance to this secluded beach.  Truthfully I would have never known it was there unless Theresa and Glenn showed me where is was.  Theresa showed me the areas they had been sitting and I began gridding the area.  There was a  lot of trash in these sands and it took a while to search the area and dig up all the targets to make sure we’re not missing the grand prize.  After about 40 minutes searching a small area with no luck Theresa suggested that I should try the area near the entrance to the beach.  Two minutes in a got a strong signal on the Equinox a solid 17, which I usually associate with a bottle cap I dug the target and there bouncing in the scoop was a heavy beautiful Men’s wedding band with a Koa Wood inlay.  I don’t think I’ve seen two happier and relived people.

I wish the two of them happyness and prosperity in their upcoming wedding.   Aloha

 

Sweet 17 Ring Recovered at Waimanalo Beach

  • from Honolulu (Hawaii, United States)

I got a text on mid-day Sunday from a lady named Martha.  She explained that on Friday the family was at the beach having a picnic and celebrating her 17 years old daughter’s birthday.  The main birthday gift her daughter received was a Hawaiian style gold ring.  While playing volleyball the gold ring flew off her finger and landed some where on the beach.  They had searched the rest of Friday evening and Saturday as well but came up with nothing.  Martha then let me know that she had texted several metal detectorists but had not heard back from any of them.  I was the first to respond and I told her I would grab my gear and be at the beach in twenty minutes.  It was a beautiful beach day, the sun shining bright and not a cloud in the sky.  It was also hot!  Africa hot!  but that kind of weather on a weekend in Hawaii means the beaches were going to be crowded which can complicate things.  Upon arriving the first challenge is finding parking and that took a few minutes and a distant walk to the part of the beach where the ring was lost.  They explained where the ring was thought to be lost which delineated an area of 30 yards of beach.  OK, I’ve searched bigger so I got to work scanning in a grid pattern from the water line to the back of the beach.  About ten minutes in a did get a hit, dug it up, and scored a tiny silver ring.  A nice find but not what I was looking for.  I continued to scan in that grid pattern and was quickly running out of beach that the family thought was the area that the ring was lost.  I got another strong signal but in an area on my detector which suggested was a bottle cap.  This is a ring search and on those we dig up everything.  One quick scoop and bingo! there bouncing in the scoop was a beautiful Hawaiian style gold ring.  Her 17 year-old daughter was all smiled getting her birthday present back on her finger.  But the adventure wasn’t over just yet.  Two more young ladies who had watched the activities asked if I could find a ring a family member had lost the day before.  Same beach but a different area.  They would have her come out the next day and show me the area.  No good deed….

Wedding Ring Recovered: Waikiki Tag Team

  • from Honolulu (Hawaii, United States)

A couple of days ago I was again metal detecting one of my favorite beaches when a gentleman came up to me and asked “I’ve lost my wedding ring can you help me find it”?  He indicated that the ring was in waist deep water and was in a quiet area of the lagoon.  I was using one of my old detectors and didn’t want to take a chance on getting it wet.  I informed him i could do the shallower area but I also knew the just down the beach was another metal dectorist by the name of Brian.  I asked that while I looking for his ring if he could ask Brian to help.  Sure enough within a few minutes he was Brian were back and we began to search.  Five minutes later Brian called out and he had found the ring!  Working together to provide a positive conclusion and a happy customer is the whole point.

Wedding Ring Save at Lanikai Beach

  • from Honolulu (Hawaii, United States)

I was running errands when my phone rang.  It was Chris and Lisa asking if I could do them a huge favor and find Chris’ lost wedding ring at Lanikai beach.  I let them know it would be about 90 minutes before I could get there as I was on the opposite side of the island and still had to grab my gear from home. They said they would grab a bite to eat and meet me at the entrance to the beach.

Lanikai beach is very popular beach in a residential neighborhood with extremely limited parking.  When I arrived Chris offered to move his vehicle and let me take the parking space while Lisa and I headed to the beach.  Upon arrival with our toes in the sand Lisa marked off the area they had been sitting and by this time the tide had come in and the section of beach was awash.  Lisa let me know that I was looking for a chunky silver wedding band.  I immediately got to work scanning the area in a spiral pattern working outward from where they had been sitting.  It didn’t take long and after 5 minutes got a screaming signal of BIG silver.  One deep scoop later Chris was reunited with his ring and the nearby beach-go-ers who had been observing were all cheers.

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.

Lost wedding ring found

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find started out in the afternoon when I got a call from Bre telling me that she lost her wedding ring at the beach. I got home and talked to my wife about the unpleasant lost. She encouraged me to go out to the other side of the island to help Bre and see if I can find this loss Ring. I packed up my truck with my equipment and head out to the west side. While on my way to Maili Beach I’m in traffic and I ended up getting rear ended.  Bre is waiting for me and I need to update her on my situation. When I called to explain to Bre she quickly empathized with me and said maybe we should set this up for another day. I immediately deferred said I am halfway there and the sun is setting soon so it will be best if I get out there as soon as possible and give it a try. I arrive to the beach and was met by Bre and her beautiful family. She explains to me the area of which she was swimming with her family two days prior when she lost the ring. I gathered my gear and turned on the Equinox 800.  as I started to enter the water I noticed there were a lot of targets and the place I was looking in was at the end of a river mouth runoff.  The amount of trash and targets i found filled my pockets. After searching for a couple hours I realized that maybe I need to come back when the water visibility gets better as it’s murky and cloudy. As I start to head in, I hear a faint sound and thought to myself, should I dig it or just wait until another time? I decided to give it a dig and after three big scoops there in the bottom of my extreme scoop is a beautiful Hawaiian heirloom diamond wedding ring. I look up to notice Bre and the kids sitting on the shoreline. I approach Bre with a few questions concerning the ring. But, I noticed she doesn’t have her mask. Because when she came down to meet me at the beach i noticed it in her hand. And now no mask! I asked her… where’s your mask and She told me a young gentleman named Keone young came up to her while I was searching and asked if he could borrow it so he could look for his keys that he lost while surfing and when he finds it he’ll come back and help her take a look for her loss wedding ring. Well, after hearing that story I noticed she was on a FaceTime call with her sister. I asked her sister explain to me what the ring looks like and she along with Bre describe the ring that I found. As the FaceTime call is transpiring I tell the family well there’s no need for me to ask anymore questions because… and that’s when I pulled out my hand and in my finger tips I held the once lost ring and said “ it was lost… but now found!” And they both were excited and shocked. I gave the ring back to Bre and said it’s time for me to rinse off. I head over to the showers and start to rinse off my equipment when I get approached by a young gentleman with a longboard. He asked me did you find it? The ring! I smiled and pulled out the ring and let him know it was lost and now found. With a big smile on his face holding his hands in the air was a mask and a string with a key! This  was Keone Young the surfer Bre told me about lending her mask to and here he is just as excited as we are because he found his key. Bre, Keone and myself all grateful and sharing  stories filled with Aloha and as we rinse off the sun started to set behind us which gave a warm feeling of bliss. We all agree that this day was filled with blessings and to find the things that was lost means so much to us. Another great recovery and another happy family!

LOST WEDDING RING NORTH SHORE HAWAII FOUND

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find started from a phone call from my wife. On Saturday afternoon I decided to take our two kids to the beach as she was going to a gender reveal which I decide not go to. While she was at the gender reveal it turned into a surprise wedding. During the transition some family and friends set up the runway where the bride and groom would walk down to say their vows and within minutes the altar was set. My wife along with everyone else was in shock to say the least. Emotions ran high as there was excitement  in the air. At 2:45pm the bride walked down the aisle as her soon to be husband waited for her at the edge of the sand. As the Kahu (Pastor/Officiant) passed the rings to the groom during the ceremony the wedding band fell into the sand but they continued in with the ceremony which ended with the gender reveal, IT’S A BOY!! . But immediately after celebration everyone frantically began looking for the lost wedding band in the sand. That’s when I got a phone call from my wife. I was on the other side of the island with our two children swimming. She explain to me what happened and I comforted my wife and let her know that I am packing up the kids and heading to the house to get the equipment and would be there shortly. My wife in return let the bride know that help was on the way. And that brought her much comfort. The logistics of getting the kids in the car, driving home, getting the equipment and driving through traffic to get to the lost wedding band before the sun goes down and find parking on a weekend is nothing short of a miracle. I arrive at the beach where the kids and I are greeted by my wife and the bride. They escort us down to the place where they believe the ring is at the edge of the runway. I turn on my equinox and started the search. After three sweeps I get a solid tone and ask what am I looking for? Silver ? Gold? Because on my display screen I’m getting a solid silver tone. The bride’s friend runs over to her and gets the other ring and secures it in both hands as she runs back to me. I take hold of the other ring and carefully look inside and in bedded in the ring is 14 K. I give back the ring and let her know I will continue to search and as she turns to walk away I get a loud gold tone and tell her “I have it” The mother of the bride who was also there stopped herself in her tracks and looks at me. I get on one knee and as I remove the sand from the surface low and behold a white gold ring with diamonds. What was lost is now found. I hold up the ring and everyone gave a loud cheer! Another successful recovery and another happy couple. keep spreading the Aloha …

 

Lost Gold Wedding Band at Kailua Beach…FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began when I got a call from a lady who said her friend’s husband from Bountiful, Utah lost his wedding ring on Kailua Beach. I told her that ring finder Don lived in that area but she said he wasn’t available. The day was getting short so I told her to stay near her phone and that google maps said I could be there in 28 minutes. Sure enough when I arrived they were waiting for me on the side of the road closest to the beach access point. I was introduced to Steve and his lovely and funny wife Hope. We trekked down to the beach and Steve drew a box in the sand where he thought the ring should be. He had placed his ring on a beach chair along with some other items and when he picked up the chair to leave it must have fallen out. I started the hunt in one corner of the grid and worked towards the road. First target was a piece of foil. The next target was a booming 20 on the Nox and on the second scoop there was Steve’s Yellow Gold Wedding Band in the scoop. Someone must have stepped on it as it was several inches under the sand. Hope & Steve were elated and very thankful. Vacation saved! Aloha to Hope & Steve!

LOST WEDDING RING KAUAI… FOUND!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find started with an email from Tom and required a fair share of logistical work. While Located on Oahu Tom and I found a way to get me to Kaua’i. Tom shared with me that this ring has been with him for over 29 years and had its fair share of close calls but never like this. This one seemed like it might be a goner for good and need help. I was hopeful and determined to return such a precious ring. I flew over to Kaua’i with my dad as it was his day off and there’s no better of a partner than family. We got our rental and headed to the beach where tom explained to me where he lost it. It’s always important to get as much details as possible on a search like this and tom did as I asked and made me a detailed map to put me in the best location. As I entered the water and got chest deep I started my grid and not long after I hear that equinox TONE. I dig a big scoop and there in the bottom on my Xtreme sand scoop is Tom’s ring. I shouted to my dad… We did It! And a couple who was on vacation came down the beach to find out what the commotion was about and I held up Tom’s ring and said… Once lost…Now found! They were excited as well as my dad and I. it was a nice flight back to Oahu. I was able to call Tom and ask for his address and send him his ring back with some goodies from Hawaii. Another great return and it Always comes from a place of Aloha.