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Lost Gold Wedding Band at Bellows Air Force Beach…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began last Monday when I got a text from Tyler who is a US Navy Commander living in Aiea on Oahu and is stationed at SUBPAC. While enjoying the day with his lovely wife Kristin and daughter Violet, Tyler held Violet’s hand as they walked along the beach. As the waves were coming up the sand slope pretty far, he didn’t want them to knock Violet down. At some point Violet adjusted her hand and accidentally pulled Tyler’s Gold Wedding Band off and it fell into the sand. As Tyler reached down to pick up the ring a wave washed in and erased the ring from his view. It was gone! Tyler immediately took note of his location and marked it with a stick. When I called him back he sent me photos of the location and asked when I would be able to look. I had other ring hunts lined up so I told him possibly Friday. The beach is off limits to metal detecting but my company All Island Treasure Detectors helped the Air Force clear the recreation area of unexploded ordnance (UXO) several years back and I’ve been given the opportunity to hunt for lost wedding rings on a few occasions without any drama. Thursday night we arranged to meet the next morning at Bellows Beach around 9AM. Tyler and his family arrived and we parked within a few yards from where Tyler lost the ring. Tyler gridded out the area he felt the ring was lost in. It wasn’t very large but the surf was up and pounding the shoreline. I started dry and worked through the wet sand and finally into the water. It got to the point I couldn’t swing my detector anymore because of the waves. To that point I only found a Lincoln Shield Cent and a ring from a pull tab. I told Tyler I did what I could but wanted to extend out the grid search just in case. I could tell Tyler & Kristin were looking as if this wasn’t going to end happily. Then on the second extended leg of the grid search the Excalibur got a screaming low tone. This had to be the ring and sure enough after a quick rinse there in the scoop was Tyler’s Gold Wedding Band. He and Kristin were on the other side of the grid so I yelled over to them, “I got it!” They both ran over and sure enough it was Tyler’s ring. With great elation and relief Tyler & Kristin were both so very thankful. Tyler told me this was actually the second time his ring was found. I’m praying their won’t be a third time. Remember to extend those grid searches! Aloha to Tyler, Kristin and Violet!

Lost Platinum Wedding Band at Four Seasons Resort Ko Olina…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began as I was completing a hunt in Lagoon 4 with Terry. Matthew from Dallas Texas called and said he lost his ring a few hours ago in either the lagoon or the surrounding area of his lounge chair at the Four Seasons Resort at Lagoon 1A. I told him we’d be right over. Terry & I split the tasking upon arrival. He did the wet & dry sand and I went into the water. Thankfully Matthew only went in the water to his waist as he was rough-housing with his son. I started a grid pattern in the water and was going out to chest deep water in case the ring got flung. The area was sterile as I hunted it the previous weekend. After about 15 minutes and in about knee deep water I got a nice 16-17 tone on the Equinox and in one scoop there was Matthews’ Platinum Wedding Ring in the scoop. I yelled over to where Matthew and Terry were chatting after completing the dry sand search and said, “Got it Matthew” He came running out into the water to confirm and the shock on his face was quite evident. Vacation saved and Matthew out of the dog house. Aloha to Matthew!

Lost Platinum & Diamond Engagement Ring at Pililaau Army Beach…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began when I got a call from Reshell who lives in Kaimuki on Oahu. While enjoying some R & R at the Pililaau Army Recreation Center Beach her Engagement ring fell out of the beach chair’s puka storage and fell into the sand. Her Wedding Band had fallen too and she was able to spot it but the Engagement ring was gone. Being on the opposite side of the island from my home and rush hour traffic fast approaching Google maps said it was going to be 1 and a half hours to get there. Reshell was staying at the Center so I told her I would start making my way over. After a little over an hour I decided to call her to be watching for my car. Reshell’s went to voicemail. I tried several times with no luck. When I arrived I talked to the Military gate guard and they knew right where to find Reshell on the beach. It was at that time she noticed her phone was in silent mode and called me to apologize and to meet on the beach. We got to the beach area which was very small because of the shore break and thankfully the beach was sterile. After a quick hunt the ring wasn’t where the other ring had fallen as Reshell had the sense to mark that spot with a rock. I decided to start at the rock wall and work down to the wet sand. As I approached the rock wall I got a loud 6/7 tone on the Nox and one gentle scoop and there in the scoop was Reshell’s beautiful ring. Reshell thought maybe when she leaned the beach chair against the wall is when the engagement ring fell out. In any case the ring is back on her finger and she was tremendously relieved. Aloha to Reshell!

Lost Ring Waikiki……Found!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)
Contact: 1-808-285-8370

A young couple vacationing in Hawaii called me to help them find her lost wedding ring. They had enjoyed the day on Kaimana Beach and weren’t sure when it had slipped off her hand. I had to ask a few people to let me scan the area around and under their chairs and towels. After about 10-15 minutes of searching, I found the ring! Boy was she happy and lots of clapping from the surrounding beach goers who were all pulling for me to find her ring. She was in tears and very grateful.

Lost Gold Honeymoon Ring in Aulani Lagoon Ko Olina…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring hunt began on November 11, 2018 when I got a text from Paul from Moreno Valley California. While on vacation and enjoying the day boogie boarding in Aulani Lagoon Paul’s Gold Ring slipped off and disappeared in about 8 feet of water. Paul told me his wife bought the ring for him while on their Hawaii honeymoon 20 years ago. I figured this would be an easy scuba hunt. I searched at least three times on scuba in the area Paul thought it was lost but I didn’t find his Gold ring. Then this past Saturday while scuba detecting for another ring in the Aulani lagoon I found what I thought was Paul’s ring. It had been nearly 5 months so I texted a picture to Paul to confirm. Bingo! It was the ring indeed. I mailed the ring on April Fool’s Day and as you can see in the pic above the ring is back on Paul’s finger in California today. So glad to make this return. Aloha to Paul and his Family!

Lost Platinum Wedding Band at Kawela Bay…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began when I got a text from Mark who was vacationing on Oahu from Calgary Canada. While enjoying the day at Kawela Bay he was hitting a volley ball to his daughter on the beach when during one of the returns he felt his Platinum Wedding Band fly off. He wasn’t exactly sure but was fairly certain it went into the shallow water along the beach. Not greater than 3 feet deep. Since it was late we decided to meet at the Bay at first light. When I arrived Mark was already there so we went straight to the beach. I started in the wet sand and worked my way into the water. The wet sand was sterile and I didn’t find a single target. But as I entered the water at the low tide mark the Equinox started going crazy with tones. Every piece of metal trash was waiting for me. Knowing a decent size Platinum Ring had been 16/17 on the Nox I decided to ignore the other targets. Occasionally and more often then I preferred I had to dig some trash and that was taking some time. After about 45 minutes I could see Mark was getting nervous I hadn’t found the ring. The hunt area was only 20 feet into the water but I decided to start a little deeper. After about 15 minutes I got a banging tone 16/17 on the Nox. I scooped once and there in the scoop was Mark’s ring but I wasn’t sure it was his as he didn’t describe the grooves to me. I said I think I found it and Mark confirmed with enthusiasm that it was indeed his ring. Vacation back on track. Aloha to Mark!

Lost Men’s wedding band at Lanikai Beach….Found!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)
Contact: 1-808-285-8370

Chad and Stephanie Harpel were here in Hawaii visiting from Alaska with their two boys and enjoying a day at Lanikai Beach. Chad lost his wedding band in the surf and called me the next day. It was a long shot since 24 hours had passed and sand and waves can move the ring or others may have already metal detected the area. I encouraged Chad to give it a shot though Stephanie did not hold out much hope. They were leaving early the next morning and it was now or never. They headed back over to Lanikai to show me where they had been swimming. I had just finished finding wedding rings at Turtle Bay and rushed to Lanikai as the light was fading. Another friend, Jake was already in the water searching and together we found the ring in the dark. Boy was Chad happy!

Lost Wedding and Engagement Ring…Found at Turtle Bay Resort

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)
Contact: 1-808-285-8370

Got a call from Brian Moore, Sunday afternoon, asking if I can come help find his wife’s wedding band and engagement ring. She had removed her rings to put on sunscreen and lost them in the sand. Brian had sifted through the sand trying to find the rings but could not find them. They were devastated. Mrs. Moore had designed the diamond setting and the band was her grandmothers, irreplaceable! About 15 minutes of metal detecting produced the band and in another 2 minutes I found the engagement ring. She was in tears and Brian breathed a sigh of relief. The vacation atmosphere was saved! The two had been married here a few years earlier. It would have been a tragedy to lose those symbols of their love.

Lost Silver & Diamonds Wedding Band at Ko Olina Lagoon 4…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began when a young lady approached me in the water detecting and asked if I could find her girlfriend Christina’s Wedding Ring in the sand on the beach where they were enjoying the sunny day. I said sure and followed her over to the area. She introduced me to Christina whose husband is currently deployed overseas on the USS Preble Guided Missile Destroyer. While sitting on a blanket Christina lifted a towel in which her ring was in over her head and the ring flew out into the sand and disappeared. We cleared out the area of towels and beach stuff and I started my search. In 10 seconds I got a steady 5/6 on the Equinox just over the blankets edge. One small scoop and there was Christina’s wedding ring in the scoop. Total elation and relief was her reaction especially on how quick I found the ring. Lets just say I’m a decent operator with an awesome Equinox! Aloha to Christina.

Lost White Gold Cross at Waimanalo Beach…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This Christian Cross hunt began when I got a call from Eli who hails from Kansas and is a Marine stationed at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base. While enjoying a picnic at the beach he took off his White Gold Cross and laid it on a towel. Later when he went to retrieve his necklace he found the chain but the cross had disappeared. It was getting dark but several of his Marine buddies pitched in but they couldn’t locate the cross. After posting on a lost and found website he was contacted by a gentleman who told him to try “Theringfinders”. We agreed to meet at the nearby McDonalds and then drove down to the beach. It was already dark so I brought my headlamp and Eli brought a flashlight. In the dark it was difficult to pinpoint the exact area so I decided to do an expanded search. It was a rather sterile beach except a buried firepit that was booming with metal trash right smack in the middle of the search area. I eliminated all the possible targets then moved on. I could see Eli was losing hope as I was down to my last grid line after 40 minutes of searching. Then finally I got a number 1/2 on the Equinox and I looked down and there sticking up out of the sand was one of the arms of the cross. It was glinting in the light of my headlamp so I bent over picked it up and handed it to Eli. He was overcome with joy as it was looking hopeless. Had the cross fallen a few more inches toward the water the tide surge from the night before would have swallowed up the cross and it wouldn’t have been found without a miracle in the water. Eli was extremely grateful as we bid each other so long. Aloha to Eli and Mahalo for your service to this great nation.