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    1st HS Class ring then the Holy Grail of College rings

    On July 14th I was working the dry sand and hit a volleyball court. Low and behold I found my first class ring. I female's HS ring. 10k white gold, 6 grams with initials. That evening I googled the school and found a fellow associated with it's alumni. I called and left a message including my email and the initials inside the ring. The next day I got an email from a young lady who described the ring perfectly. I emailed her back and assured her it would be in the mail soon. She lost it while on vacation a week and a half prior to me finding it. I have been in contact with her mother assuring her as well it's not a scam.

    Then yesterday morning I was in chest deep water and got a great signal. After about 4 scoops I saw the beautiful color of gold in the bottom of my scoop. It was large . Then I saw the helmet and shield recognizing it immediately as a West Point class ring . It's 14K, 30 grams with 2 small diamonds with full name inscribed. I knew at once the only thing I could do with this once in a life time find was to hunt down the owner and return it. I erased the melt value of $640.00 from my mind.

    I contacted the manager's office of the hotel adjacent to where I was hunting and asked if they had had anyone report a lost class ring and gave them the last name from inside the ring. After several hours of no response I called the desk and asked for the young man's room. I figured since it was class of 2010 it was a recent drop and he was probably still on the island. They had no guest by that name. Later I found an organization that is dedicated to the recovery of West Point class rings. I had resign myself that I would just send them the ring. West Point class rings are steep in tradition and there are sections of museums dedictaed to them.

    That evening I googled the young man's name and got a match on a Facebook site. I pulled up his site and saw a picture of 2 soldiers and his location was listed as West Point, NY. I sent him a message asking if he had recently lost his class ring and within 5 minutes he responded that he had and asked if I had it. I asked him to describe it, which he did. He also provided his phone number. I called him and he described the circumstances as to it going missing. As some of you may have guessed there was booze and women involved .

    He and his buddy came down here for spring break in March with his parents. One night at about 1 a.m. he was frolicking on the beach with some young ladies and the once well fitting ring went flying into the caribbean ocean. He said they looked around feeling with their toes for about 2 hours then gave up.

    I assured him it would be in the mail. I'm off for the next 2 days so I hoping to get both rings packed up and in the mail. It's been a good month for me but I think an even better one for the kids who are about to get their rings back.

    Thanks for looking and good luck out there.



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    Re: 1st HS Class ring then the Holy Grail of College rings

    Congrats on these incredible finds. Send a message with the rings asking the individuals to get a pic of them with their rings.

    RR





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    Re: 1st HS Class ring then the Holy Grail of College rings

    I submitted this for an Honorable Mention. Very nice finds!
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    you are quite honorible sir

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    Re: 1st HS Class ring then the Holy Grail of College rings

    Quote Originally Posted by tnt-k9

    hoping to get both rings packed up and in the mail.


    Awsome ! Let us know when you get them sent out.

    Jeff

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    Re: 1st HS Class ring then the Holy Grail of College rings

    I concur: definately honorable, and deserving of honorable mention. BTW, how is that done?

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    I click the 'nominate for banner' button then type Honorable Mention in the text field.
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    Re: 1st HS Class ring then the Holy Grail of College rings

    Thanks, Gopher. Will do so now.

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    Re: Posts Needed

    Jeff,

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,337882.0.html

    There was a story this weekend about the HS class ring I found and returned recently. The owner of the West Point Ring e-mailed me acknowledging receipt and promised to send me a pic of him and his dsd together. His father is also a West Point Grad. However, I've yet to get anything from him.

    Here's the link to the HS ring found. http://www.wkyc.com/video/default.as...1/585038699001

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    Re: 1st HS Class ring then the Holy Grail of College rings

    Great story.

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    Re: 1st HS Class ring then the Holy Grail of College rings

    Wonderful!

    That West Point ring has to be one of the nicest gold rings I've ever seen.

    Jim

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    Re: 1st HS Class ring then the Holy Grail of College rings

    banner!
    When you just pulling up pulltabs or junk, you know your gonna hit something else soon!

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    Simply fantastic!!
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    Re: 1st HS Class ring then the Holy Grail of College rings

    Awesome ring find! Congrats! Well done on the returns!!!!
    "There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure"
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    Re: 1st HS Class ring then the Holy Grail of College rings

    Good job TNT, you have done very good. My son is a 1992 West Point graduate and he also lost his ring but not accidentally lost, it was stolen from his home while he was stationed at Naples, Italy while assigned with NATO. The thiefs also took his high school ring, other jewelry, tv set, computer, clothes and some old coins I had given him, he never found them, Italian police didn't seem to care. Just wanted to say thank you for making a couple of people happy. HH John

 

 
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