He found the wedding ring, gave it to the owner and received an unprecedented response

Not all stories have a happy ending, especially if they carry difficult memories with them. Steve Andrews was disappointed with the expectation of the end of the dream after finding an alien object that had apparently disappeared.

The man is a metal detector and on one of his expeditions he found it engagement ring between the waves, so he decided to look for his owner to give it to him, not knowing that he would give him an answer that left him stunned.

It all happened on the island of Jersey earlier this year. The man was excited to brighten someone’s life by finding a precious item, so he posted a photo of the ring to the Jersey Lost Ring Metal Detecting Facebook group with the goal of spreading the word and locating the ring. owner.

“A wedding ring far away in St. Aubin’s Bay. It is celebrated in 1989, so maybe it has been around for 33 years. In the long run, I know,” read the description of his post, while also showing a photo of the covenant sign, which was a conventional gold band.

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Photo: @jersey.relic.metal.detecting/Instagram

Andrews waited several months for an answer, while users of the social network endlessly shared the story, also hoping that the puzzle of love would find the missing piece. Steve was contacted in September by a woman, apparently the owner of the ring, who told him to return it to the sea because she “never wants to see it again”.

It is about the fact that a complex story was hidden behind the foreigner’s sharp comment. The owner threw her wedding ring into the ocean after a “tumultuous divorce” and wanted it to stay there forever. After finding it with his metal detector, Andrews had no idea he would find such an anecdote, as he regularly entertains people to whom he gives lost items.

But since it was not an opportunity, he assured in the same post that he would return the ring to the sea as soon as he found himself there again.

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A happier story about a metal detector

The man is used to various and not so bitter anecdotes, such as the one in which he found a wedding ring from a man who lost it on his honeymoon. Richard and Anne Whetter from Bristol were on the island of Jersey two days after their wedding and went swimming in the sea.

“When we got out of the water, I instinctively grabbed my phone and wallet and shoes, completely forgetting about my wedding ring. When we got back to the car, I realized he was gone. My heart sank, I thought the ring would be lost forever,” he recalled.

Luckily, Steve was there. The newlyweds told their hotel porter what had happened, and he immediately called a metal detector: “Richard gave me a very good indication of where his wedding ring would be and when I started looking for it, I located it in no more than ten minutes.” Andrews concluded.

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