“Christina and Joe had the wedding of their dreams on December 9th. Joe used his Grandfather’s ring with the inscription 10-05-57. That ring traveled 66 years and two generations to be worn that night and for the rest of their lives. On the 66th hour after their wedding ceremony, Joe lost the ring while swimming in the ocean walking on his hands along the surf. He spent the next hour frantically searching with a snorkel mask to try and find the ring by some miracle, but to no avail.
Thinking there was no hope left and maybe it was a sign that his grandfather wanted to remain on the beaches of The Turks and Caicos, his now wife, Christina googled “I just lost my ring in the ocean. What do I do?” and stumbled across ILostMyJewelry.com and thought what the heck. It was worth a shot.
She reached out and spoke with John who was off island at the time, but he got her in touch with his friend, David who was on the island. They set a time to meet and gave him the best description of location and precise time, so that David could do some research on tides and drift to come up with a game plan.
David came a day early due to a scheduling conflict which turned out to be a major blessing because the waves the next day were very big and would have been difficult to search in with his trusty metal detector. Sure enough, as Joe enjoyed a wonderful chat with David’s daughter who happened to be visiting and came along because she loves to watch her dad work, 24 minutes into the search combing through the area set out by the newlyweds, David’s detector found something. He used his scooper to pull up the debris, sifted out some shells and rocks, and held a gleaming yellow ring on his finger. Joe took one look and instantly recognized the pattern and inscription. It was THEIR RING!!!
It still does not feel real as I write this story for David, but it truly is one of the greatest miracles we have ever witnessed. David does this out of the kindness of his heart and sincerely enjoys helping those in dire straits when all hope is seemingly lost. We will never forget our encounter with him and that was the easiest $100 to charity we’ve ever spent – truly great causes that he endorses, and we are so thrilled to finish out our honeymoon with no regrets and all our rings safe and sound.
They will not be coming with us to the beach again. Thank you David from the bottom of our hearts. You’ve changed our lives forever and my grandpa and I will never be able to thank you enough. God bless, and continue to help others as you helped us. Your work is beyond inspiring.”