Lost Wedding Band Reunited With Owner, Falmouth, Massachusetts
Four years ago, Matt approached me while I was metal detecting offshore on a local beach. He’d just lost his wedding band in the water and asked if I’d mind looking for it. I was glad to help, and after he showed me the area where it was lost I searched for several hours but was unable to find the ring. When it came time to leave I looked for Matt but he had left. All I had was his first name and information he’d given me about the words that were engraved inside his ring.
Fast forward a year. Detecting in the same area, just for fun and relaxation, I found the ring. There was no doubt about it — the engraving was exactly as Matt had described it. But what could I do to track him down? I tried posting notices at the beach and on Craig’s List without success, then finally gave up, set the ring aside, and forgot about it.
I’m not a social media enthusiast but recently became aware of a social group for our town on Facebook, and I thought it would be worthwhile to try a post there. Within half an hour after posting “Matt I found your wedding ring” with some appropriate details I had a call from Matt, who correctly identified the ring! I arranged to meet Matt and his family at the beach and the ring was soon back on his finger where it belonged. Matt said that getting his ring back after so long ‘made the summer for him and his family’. The feeling was truly mutual. I’m really pleased, and frankly somewhat amazed, that this finally worked out to be a successful return!