A metal detector found a newlywed’s wedding ring on a beach surprised them

A metal detectorist who found a newlywed’s wedding ring on a beach surprised them – by sending a picture of it being held by a Lego man.

Groom Richard Whetter, 44, and bride Anne, 42, arrived in Jersey for their honeymoon on May 31. But Richard lost his wedding ring during a romantic walk in Portelet Bay two days later.

The couple returned to the Atlantic Hotel and told a porter who immediately contacted local metal detectorist Steve Andrews of Jersey Lost Ring Fingers. He found the precious jewel on the beach – after only ten minutes of searching.

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Steve doesn’t charge for his work and marks his finds with a special image of a Lego metal detector. He uses a mini-replica of himself with matching clothes and a small metal detector.

Richard, from Bristol, said: “I took my ring off to go swimming and remember putting it in my shoe. But I’m not used to wearing one and I forgot to put it back on!



Richard and Anne Whetter.

“When I got back to the car I realized it was missing – my heart sank. After looking for it ourselves we returned to the hotel and assumed it had been lost forever”.

Steve said: “What I love most about detecting is reuniting people with their objects. I was delighted to find the ring – it was one of the quickest I’ve had. never finished.”

He added: ‘The Lego man is just a good thing to send people – I find their article and take a picture as a kind of ‘I found it! “. I got it as a present from my sister – and it’s just stuck”.

Richard added: “Nathan’s quick thinking in contacting Steve really saved the day and allowed us to continue enjoying our honeymoon. I’m so grateful to Steve. What could have been an absolute disaster has turned out. turned into a valuable lesson learned – with an amusing edge”.

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James B. Helms