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
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….
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.
I received a call from Joann that she was walking her dog and that the leash got caught on her engagement ring and pulled the diamond setting off into the grass. It was late but I told her I would come out. It was about 7:30 when I got there and she showed me the area that this happen. I searched until dark with no success.
I told her I would be back, it rained the next day and I said I would be out the following day. I returned and started the search with a new method, using an all metal detecting trick I learned from a friend. After a short time I found the diamond. I called Joann and asked her to meet me in the area where the diamond was lost. I showed her the Diamond and I received a big Hugh.
I just turned on the TV to watch some football when I received a call that a Family Heirloom ring was lost while moving the wood pile. The young lady said she move it a few times to search for the ring with absolutely no luck. She then went out and purchase a metal detector and search for the ring. She then called in another metal detector person that she found on line, NOT The Ringfinders, He searched for over 3 hours with no luck.
When I got there Sunday afternoon and asked the different question about what and how she lost the ring. I started a search in the mostly likely places that the ring could have taken flight. With not finding the ring in those area in came down to an area that was cement with metal screening in the cement. I was several adjustments to my metal detector and started the search. I received a ring sound and separated the wood chips and dirt and came up with the ring. The woman was all smiles and thank you.
This ring find started out early in the morning and on a very well known beach that Detectorist go to. I headed out to the North shore and began the search. There was a few families on the beach but not in the area i needed to look in. After sometime of grading the sand i came across a good tone. There in my scoop a beautiful diamond band. I found 1 of the 2 lost rings and so i continued to search and not even a foot away i get another great tone and there in my Xtreme scoop i see the second diamond ring! I called Kissy Stadler up and let her know the good news… she was so happy! we were able to meet up in town before i had to work. Another great find and return.
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It was Sunday morning around 5 AM and I take a look at my missed calls while checking emails. That’s when I noticed there was a voicemail of a lost wedding ring at Sunset beach on the North Shore. I responded to the voicemail via text. The couple, Sean and Megan now were on vacation from Utah. We agreed to meet up so my family and I headed down to Sunset Beach.
When we arrived at their address Sean took us to the back of their beautiful vacation rental which is steps away to the beach. Meeting the family and getting the story on how Megan unfortunately lost her ring was heart wrenching. She was playing in the sun and enjoying the water with the kids and after sometime in the water she looked at her hand and noticed that her ring of 19 years fell off her finger and she didn’t know where! In desperation The family tried snorkeling but didn’t find it.
I gathered all the information I needed and headed down the beach. I asked Sean if he can grab a bunch of the white rocks in the sand to help line the bottom of the ocean floor as markers while I search and grid out the area. I decided to start from the deepest part and work my way to the shallows as the tide was on the rise! I did one pass around chest deep to over head and nothing. But, as I started to make my next line I got a loud “platinum” sound in the deeper part of the sandbar. I started to dig and fan all along looking and praying this is the lost ring. I then notice a ring, approximately 6” buried in the sand with the markings described of Megan’s ring, a big and thick Platnuim band with yellow gold that surrounding a diamond. I was sooooo excited to find it! As I grabbed it and looked up towards the beach where the entire family stood looking at myself and Sean, I held up her RING and Megan’s sister shouted… “I think he found it!” And the whole family was moved with emotions and tears as i can hear them excited and in awe. So, I handed Sean his wife’s lost but FOUND wedding ring. As Sean headed up the beach he met his wife in the yard and got on one knee to put back on her finger. The precious ring symbolized his love for her.
To the Stolhs … THIS FIND WAS ANSWERED PRAYERS! Another vacation saved and another happy ending! Glad to help and have a blessed time on the North Shore!
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Kai and Ohana 🤙🏽🤙🏽