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Diamond “Eternity” Rings Recovered on the Beach for Owner, Mashpee, Massachusetts

  • from Falmouth (Massachusetts, United States)

A beautiful day on the beach looked like it might be a disaster for Adrienne when she lost a pair of beautiful diamond ‘eternity’ rings in the dry sand on the beach.  Fortunately, she found the Ring Finders online, and I was able to meet her at the beach about 45 minutes after receiving her call.  She described how the rings had been on a towel on her beach chair and probably fell off when she moved the chair to another location 12 or 15 feet away.  It took only a few minutes to find the first ring, but the second one was stubborn.  I went over the area 2 or 3 times in different directions but could not get a signal.  Finally, I re-checked the signal from the first ring and noted that the ring in a vertical orientation gave no signal at all but was detected in a horizontal position.  This is not uncommon, though it’s usually not a problem because typically a ring gets buried in a relatively horizontal orientation.  So I moved the sand around in the area where the first ring was found, and soon picked up a signal and had the second ring in my scoop.  Needless to say, there were big smiles all around.  I’m very happy that I was able to help you, Adrienne, and I hope you’ll enjoy those rings and tell the story of the Ring Finders for many years to come!

22K Gold Ring Found for Owner, Falmouth, Massachusetts

  • from Falmouth (Massachusetts, United States)

Will was on his way back home to Canada.  His 22K gold ring wasn’t.  It was buried at an uncertain location on the beach.

Yesterday, a late evening call from Will alerted me to the fact that he’d lost his ring somewhere in dry sand or in the water while they were enjoying a day on the sand and in the surf.  I arranged to meet him early today and he showed me the areas he expected the ring to be: a dry sand area where he’d played ‘spike ball’, an area where the family sunned on the dry sand, and a water area where he’d been swimming.  Will had asked a detectorist who happened by to scan the first area, with no results.  The water seemed like the next best bet so I started there, working parallel to shore from neck-deep in toward the beach.  After about two hours with no results I went ashore and scanned the spike-ball and sunning areas but came up with nothing but some trash.  In the meantime, Will and family had to depart for home.  I’d assured him that if I found the ring I’d arrange to send it back to him.

Back in the water, I started in the middle of the search area, working in- and off-shore toward one side until I reached the edge.  I then expanded the search area and within a few minutes got a nice solid signal.  I sank the scoop deep and a few seconds later was looking Will’s buttery-gold ring sitting in a scoopful of gravelly cobbles.  Success!

The next step will be to ship the ring home.  I had a great time on this search and I’m elated that I’ll be able soon to re-unite Will and his ring!

Update, 23 October: Will’s ring was shipped off to his sister in New York state on 30 August, as it was anticipated that he would be visiting her in early September and this also would avoid possible customs issues in getting his ring back into Canada.  Unfortunately, the planned visit did not work out but now, finally, the ring has made it back to where it belongs!  Will, thank you for adding your background story about the ring.  I’m so happy for you and Swathi that the ‘circle is now complete’!

Will’s 22K buttery gold ring.

At last, back where it belongs!

Wedding Ring Recovered From Watery Grave & Returned to Owner, Falmouth, MA

  • from Falmouth (Massachusetts, United States)

A morning call from Daniel came with the hope that I could find his wedding ring, which had slipped from his finger into the surf the previous evening.  I met him at the beach a half hour after his call and he explained that he felt the ring fall off in chest deep water, near low tide.  He had made good visual notes as to where he stood with respect to landmarks.  He and companions had actually returned to the spot with goggles and tried to find the ring in the sandy gravel bottom, but to no avail.

The morning tide was about the same level as when the ring was dropped the previous evening, so I waded out and set a small buoy in chest-deep water where Daniel thought the ring would be.  I began my search from there and made a half-dozen swaths parallel to shore, working back and forth past the buoy.  Then bingo! that lovely ring tone…  One scoop, a good shake to wash the sand out, and I could see Daniel’s ring nestled in the gravel.  I dumped the gravel and left the ring in the scoop as I waded ashore.  Daniel walked down to the waterline, looking rather puzzled (he later said he wasn’t sure if I’d found something or was giving up!), but he was delighted when he saw his ring in the scoop.  He was just about right on with respect to the ring’s location, as I found it only 15-20 feet from the buoy.  I wish all recoveries were so easy!

Thanks Daniel, for tracking down the RingFinders and giving me the opportunity to recover your ring.  Have a great summer!