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Lost Gold Wedding Band at 4 Seasons Resort Ko Olina…FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began as I was exiting the 4 Seasons Lagoon at Ko Olina Resort.  A gentleman named Matt had asked my bud Terry if I had found a wide gold wedding ring and not knowing, he told the gentleman to ask me as I was exiting the water.  So Matt who was on his Honeymoon from Paso Robles, California approached me as I was exiting the water and asked if I had found a wide gold wedding band while I was hunting the lagoon.  He described perfectly the 18K Gold Band I just found about 30 minutes earlier in chest deep water.  To be sure it fit him perfectly and he recognized and described a gash the ring had in it.  Matt’s lovely bride Megan joined us and told me they thought it would never be found after losing it the day before.  They were thinking it would be out to sea by now.  Thankfully the lagoons are calm and most rings just sink to the bottom and stay put.  Matt and Megan were very appreciative and happy their Honeymoon was back on a high note. Aloha to Megan & Matt!

Lost White Gold Wedding Band at Hale Koa Beach Waikiki…FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began when I got a text from Brittany who was on vacation from Dallas Texas.  Her text said she got my info from Don my fellow ring finder on Oahu and said her husband Michael lost his white gold wedding ring on Hale Koa Beach in the dry sand.  I told her I was getting off work soon and would grab my gear and head right down.  I told her I would come down the board walk and just flag me when I came in sight.  When I arrived on location Michael was already removing beach items from the search area and showed me the area he thought the ring would be.  I fired up the « Beast » my Manticore off course and started the hunt.  My first target screamed a « 36 » and in one scoop there was Michael’s precious Tacori white gold wedding ring.  Brittany asked if that was my fastest recovery and i said, « No, I actually turned my detector on at Turtle Bay and the ring was under my coil.  But this for sure is second quickest!!!  They sincerely thanked me and I wished them well on the rest of their vacation.  Aloha to Michael & Brittany!

 

Lost Men’s Wedding Band at Aulani Beach Ko Olina Resort…FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began when I got a text last night from Kristofer who lives in Southern California and was on his Honeymoon with his lovely wife Jizelle and staying at Aulani Resort.  He found me on the RingFinders site.  Kristofer texted just as he entered the water his ring slipped off and disappeared in knee deep water.  Looking at the surf report the west side was forecast for 40 foot surf tomorrow so I told him I’d come first thing in the morning.  Kristofer gave me a decent description of the search area so when I arrived the next morning I started an immediate hunt.  About twenty minutes into the hunt I got a screaming target in chest deep water and surprisingly it was the ring.  Must of had some major wave action over night for the ring to get that deep.  In any case, I called Kristofer with the good news and him and Jizelle came down to the beach for the return.  We had a few laughs and hugs and they were obviously overjoyed that the ring was back on his finger.  Aloha to Kristofer & Jizelle!

Lost Rose Gold Promise Ring at Paki Park Playground…FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began when I got a call from Ijah who lives in Honolulu with his lovely wife Alison.  After enjoying a day at Paki Park Playground with their son, Alison was leaving and as she picked up her bag her two rings fell into the grass and disappeared.  She had taken them off to apply sunscreen and had placed them on the bag for safe keeping.  Ijah & Alison were able to find the Engagement Ring but not the sentimental rose gold promise ring.  I asked him if the grass in the park was long or short and when we could meet.  He told me he was heading there again to hunt some more so I told him I’d head over after my business appointment.  When I called to let Ijah know I was on my way, he told me that the grass was recently mowed, probably that morning.  My heart sunk thinking the mower would either slaughter the ring or throw it into infinity.  I told Ijah to expect the worst and pray for the best I was still going to hunt.  When I arrived I was able to street park right at the lost ring spot.  Ijah had placed a plastic bear where they had found the one ring already.  I started my grid search there.  I had a few false targets probably EMI then a boomer on the Manticore.  The grass was fairly thick so I stooped down with my pinpointer and as it went off the probe exposed a shiny rose gold ring.  Got it Ijah!  Wow! I can’t believe it!  That was so fast.  Ijah called his wife over to show her and she was obviously relieved after searching for two days.  We said a few pleasantries and handshakes then I walked away thankful the mower failed to ruin the hunt.  Aloha to Alison & Ijah!

Lost Gold, Sapphire & Diamonds Engagement Ring at Makua Beach…FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began when I got a text Monday from Nicole who was on Oahu for a vacation with her brother Kevin.  Nicole is from Connersville, Indiana.  Nicole said she found myself online and wanted to know if I had any availabilities this week?  She lost her Gold, Sapphire & Diamonds Wedding and Engagement Rings on Makua Beach in the dry sand.  She spotted her Wedding Band but the Engagement Ring eluded her.  They rented some Metal Detectors locally but that brand doesn’t work in a salt water environment.  Giving up after a fruitless noisy search is when they found me.  The weather has been extremely rainy and we were hoping for a break to hunt properly.  That break happened this morning and Nicole and her brother Kevin were able to meet at Makua Beach to show me the area to hunt.  Nicole guarded our vehicles « high crime area » and Kevin led me down to the beach.  Kevin drew a box in the sand where they believed the ring would be and I fired up the Manticore to begin my search.  OMG immediately the Beast was overloading on the massive amount of metal trash in the sand.  This had been a homeless encampment and the trash was heavy.  I tuned down the Manticore and decided only to hunt low tone shallow targets.  Still plenty of interference but I worked thru it the best I could.  I was praying I didn’t ignore the ring target when suddenly I got a loud #17 shallow target and as I retrieved the scoop I got a glimpse of a pretty blue stone.  I shook the scoop gently and Nicole’s beautiful ring came into view.  I shouted over to Kevin, « Got it! »  he was shocked first that I even found the ring and then under ten minutes.  We snuck up on Nicole seated in the car and showed her the results.  Obviously she was overwhelmed with joy and was very thankful for the recovery.  Not that a young lady ever ends up in the dog house….Nicole told me she could now tell hubby but with a sense of peace.  Enjoy the rest of your vacation and a very warm Aloha to Nicole and Kevin!

Lost White Gold Wedding Band at Outrigger Canoe Club Beach…FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began when I got a text from Kai who lives in Aina Haina on Oahu.  His text said Happy New Year and if I could help him find his ring in the dry sand at Outrigger Canoe Club Beach.  He had it in his hat but at some point it went missing on the beach.  I told Kai I could grab my gear and head down.  He said he was a guest at the club and that he could get me parking there.  I rushed down and Kai met me in the parking garage.  We headed down to the beach where I met Kai’s lovely wife Larissa and a few friends.  Kai drew a grid in the sand for me to hunt and I began.  This area hadn’t been hunted for awhile so I had to clean up some tin, two pennies and a quarter.  Then I got a nice solid slightly high tone and after two scoops there was Kai’s White Gold Wedding Band in the scoop.  I said this isn’t it is it?  Oh yeah that’s it and an applause went up on the beach.  Great way to start the New Year.  Aloha to Kai & Larissa!

Lost White Gold Wedding Band at Honu Lagoon Ko Olina Resort…FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began when I got a call from Aloha Security.  They had the contact number for Angelo who was on vacation from Half Moon Bay, California and just lost his White Gold Wedding Band at Honu Lagoon.  I called Angelo and he told me he was playing volleyball with his daughter Jaymie and he believed his ring had come off while diving for the ball.  He assured me it was either in the wet sand or no deeper then ankle height water.  I told Angelo I’d pack my gear and head right down.  Take a little longer then 1/2 hour.  When I arrived Angelo his wife Lauren and Jaymie were waiting.  Angelo drew a box in the sand for me so I started dry and worked towards the wet.  Just as I worked into the wet shoreline I got a nice « 47 » scream on the Manticore.  I had to scoop three times to get the target out of the hole but when I rinsed the scoop it was empty.  As I moved toward the hole I saw the White Gold Band laying on the surface and scooped it up for Angelo who had been watching the hunt.  Vacation saved and a big Happy New Year Aloha to Angelo, Lauren & Jaymie

Lost Gold and Diamonds Wedding & Engagement Rings at White Plains Beach…FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began when I got a text from Audrey who lives in Makakilo on Oahu. Her text said she found me on Facebook and that she lost her Gold & Diamonds Wedding and Engagement rings at White Plains Beach the day before.  It was getting late, but I didn’t want the beach to experience a metal detectorist or another high tide so I called her and we agreed to meet as soon as I could get there.  When I arrived Audrey was waiting and she took me to the spot on the beach.  Most of the area was dry but it did extend down into the wet sand.  This beach has a tremndous slope and it will pull a ring down into never never sand.  First target was a piece of pull tab.  Then on the second leg I got a double target with a 27 on the Manticore.  The high tide did bury the rings as it took four scoops to get the first one which was the engagement.  Then a mere 8 inches over I had popped out the wedding band.  Mission accomplished and a very happy local girl with tears of joy on her face.  Aloha to Audrey and a Happy New Year.

Lost Heirloom Gold with Opal & Diamond Ring at Honu Lagoon Ko Olina…FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began when I got a call from Anchorage, Alaska.  The gentlemen told me his girlfriend Hannah was at Honu Lagoon and lost an heirloom ring her grandmother had given to her.  He said the resort Security Team had given him my number.  Knowing the surf was going to be pounding tomorrow and Lagoon 2 takes the brunt of the swell I asked him if Hannah could call and meet me on the beach ASAP.  He said she was very distraught about losing the ring but he would have her call.  She did a moment later and I could tell by her voice she had been crying about the loss.  I told her I’d grab my gear and be right down after I got a few details from her.  Thankfully traffic was minimal and I got there in about 45 minutes.  I called from the parking lot when I arrived and Hannah and her parents were on the beach already.  Hannah wasn’t exactly sure when the ring came off but she figured it was when she was throwing a football.  She gridded that area for me and I started the hunt.  The area was rather large so it took about 45 minutes.  No luck there so Hannah showed me where they were throwing the ball in shallow water.  That took another 45 minutes and still no ring.  Hannah assured me I hunted in all the places and it was getting dark. I started talking about scuba another day and Hannah showed me a side angle shot of the ring.  She said it was a chunky gold ring!  She did mention snorkeling so I asked her to show me where she entered and exited the water.  I might as well try there since the surf was negligble.  On the second leg of what would of been a five leg search right on the shoreline I got a solid screaming target on the Manticore.  The numbers were good too.  It took at least three scoops and when the sand rinsed out of the scoop a chunky gold ring was shining in what was left of the daylight.  I called over to Hannah « I think I got your ring…please tell me it is. » I handed her the ring and a rush of joy came over her.  She was so thankful and extremely relieved.  I can only imagine how she felt getting her grandma’s ring back.  Hannah’s parents joined us on the shoreline and we had a few hugs and laughs.  That was a two hour hunt with the sun going down quickly.  The lord blessed us on this recovery the day after Christmas.  Much Aloha to Hannah, her boyfriend and parents.

Lost Tungsten Wedding Band Kuhio Beach Waikiki…FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began just as I finished dinner when Giovanni who was on vacation from Maryland texted, « Are you available to retrieve a lost ring on Oahu?  We are here until Friday. »  I immediately called knowing the sundown hunters would be combing the beach.  Gio told me he was in waist deep water at the Kuhio Beach lagoon when while catching a football his silver colored tungsten Wedding Band came off and disappeared in the sand.  A few beachgoers pitched in but were unsuccessful in finding the ring.  I told Gio I would grab my gear and head down to the zoo to park and we could meet at the beach.  After I parked Gio and his lovely wife Shelia met me in the parking lot and we drove to a near by parking spot near where the ring came off at Kuhio Beach.  Gio directed me to the spot he was thinking 5 feet from the breakwater.  It was pitch dark but I was able to use the hotel windows and the wall as markers.  I hunted along the wall to about 15 feet from the wall.  On the return leg I found a screaming 14K Rose Gold Wedding band but not Gio’s ring.  I went back ashore and discussed the depth of the water and Gio figured he must have been farther away from the wall.  It was pitch dark but the Manticore light was enough to see what I was doing and I decided to try an in and out grid to get more distance from the wall.  On about the fourth leg I got a screamer on the Beast and in two scoops Gio’s large size Tungsten Band was in the scoop.  Gio and Shelia were very appreciative of the successful hunt and drove me back to my car at the zoo.  We had a few laughs and a hug and they promised me a selfie when they got back to their room.  See those smiles above…its what I love!  Aloha to Giovanni and Shelia!