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Lost Wedding Ring Reunited with Owner after Two Months – Brings Hope

It was a busy day for Big Island Metal Detecting!

Two desperate callers rang within 10 minutes of each other requesting searches for their lost jewelry.

What started out as two recoveries ended with the discovery of a third ring!

Since all searches are time-sensitive, Sylvie searched one beach looking for the lost wedding ring – while Brent searched another beach with his friend for a lost earing.

During his search, Brent found a very large ring under the water with the inscription “Dario Loves Fallon” written on the outside.

ring-1As the ring did not belong to either client, we went to work to track down the owner, a feat we thought would be nearly impossible, especially without a last name to search the World Wide Web!

A Google search turned up only one page that promised a little hope of identifying the owner. A Go Fund Me webpage had the matching names, “…Dario, Fallon’s husband..” The Go Fund Me page was set up to request contributions because Fallon had a life-threatening medical emergency and required immediate surgery. Following the page links and using the new details, it was then possible to then find their Facebook pages – which indeed had photos of them on the Big Island of Hawaii a month earlier!

We were excited and emotional at the prospect of having found the owner – and if this was indeed them, then we knew that such fantastic news would be welcome news due to their current, grave situation. Rings can be so incredibly sentimental and in our experience, it can make such a huge difference to have a ring returned that was thought to be gone forever. We sent a message to them on Facebook and excitedly checked the next morning for a response.dario-palavra

Dario Palavra replied, “I’m so shocked that you guys found my ring. We were just in Hawaii in August!.It is my wedding ring – my wife has a matching ring. I figured it was long gone. I thought I lost it in the deep water since I love to swim. I’m so happy that you guys found it – since we got back from Hawaii we been dealing with a lot of health problems with my wife – I almost lost her – she had less than 10% chance of living and now when you tell me you found our wedding ring, that is amazing. Once I get it back it is going to be glued to my finger!!!”

We express mailed the ring to Dario, and soon afterwards got a photo of him wearing the ring he thought he would never see again!

If you’re interested further in this story – or would like to read about Fallon’s Go-Fund-Me page, go to :

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Ring Found!.. Keyboard used in locating ring! Owner and Family Ring Reunited!

  • from West Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada)

Well this one was a first for me.  I have often wondered about this type of find, but I never thought I would see one.  Let me set the story.  I was working on an “angle search”.  What I mean by angel search is that the lost item was lost in such a location, or in certain circumstances that it is highly unlikely to be found by us.  Either it was picked up by Joe public because it has no place to hide, or the search area is the size of a city, like in this case.  I was contacted by a lady that had lost a ring somewhere around Kelowna… Right away I know this is an angle search.  It is not uncommon, I mean you get used to having your ring on and don’t really think about it until you notice it’s no longer on your hand.  Then you frantically go back in your mind to where you last remember paying attention to it still being on.  In this case it was before going shopping down town in Kelowna for the day and noticing it is missing when she arrived home in Vernon.  Utilizing the power of the Internet, I was able to connect the person who lost the ring, with the person who found it!  Now I can’t tell you how this is done because it’s a trade secret, and in the wrong hands, could be dangerous.

Safe to say, I then phone up the lady who lost the ring and promptly told her that her ring is found, but that it’s in Saskatoon because the people who found it have already returned home from their vacation.  After a few phone calls and e-mails, the lady who lost the ring will be reunited with her family ring on the 20th of this month, from the people who found it.

No metal detectors were harmed in the search for this ring.

Pictures are promised for our smiles section of our site and will be posted after the 2oth

When you loose your ring… anything is possible, and never give up hope!  I love what I do, and every ring has a great story.