Women searching for Crabs.. finds a 50 year old wedding ring,

India
July 19, 2008 5:01am CST
This women is really lucky and she never expected anything of this kind. Christine Koch, was searching for crabs in the Long Beach Island,where she found a ring,..inscribed on it " EPH to MH" and what appears to be a wedding date: June 1, 1958. Koch hopes to find the owner. Supposing if you come across such a thing, will you try to find the owner,like Christine Koch or else just pocket it to safety like me,,hahaa.. Happy day to all.
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14 responses
@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jul 08
saivenkaat hi wow she was lucky wonder who lost the ring. I found a verypretty little ring while we were digging up ground for an herb garden. the ring had these initals ingraved inside to M.h. from mom,'love I put the ring on my mantel. a few days later oneof the neigborhood girls was selling girl scout cookies and she noticed the ring. she said I used to live here when I was six. where did you find that ring?" I told her we had dug it up in the dirt of our herb bed. She asked if it had this engraving inside the ring, to M H. from Mom,love. I laughed and said, congratulations, we found your ring. I did buy some cookies from her.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
19 Jul 08
That was a treasure being found in the middle of now where. I hope that she can find the owner of the ring. If I found something like that and it was enscribed I would try and find the owner but if I couldn't find the owner. I would keep it as a keep sake. Finding things like that is special, like a needle in a hay stack.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
19 Jul 08
Yes, I agree that finding things like that is very special! You compare it to finding a needle in a hay stack and I compared it to a book called The letter in the bottle. There might not be any letter or any bottle, but part of the message is there, isn't it? Those initials and the date! Actually there is quite a bit of information there!
@twallace (2675)
• United States
22 Jul 08
They do have some information to work with and I hope the they just might be able to find the owner of the ring.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
19 Jul 08
I'm not sue if it had a name or intalls I might. I lost my class ring years ago back in the 90s. It had my name Shaunee and everything. I had hoped that it would of been found. i bet though if it has been found someone took it to a pawn shop or somewhere to get the gold melted.
• United States
19 Jul 08
My class ring was recently stolen from my house. It had my name on the side and my initials engraved on the inside of the band. The thief has been caught but only 3 pieces of my jewelry were recovered and my class ring was not one of them. It has really saddened me cause my insurance didn't cover it either.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
19 Jul 08
Yeah I was upset for a long time as well over that. I thought sure I took them off and left them in my friend at the time's car. I also woner if she found it and pawned it as bad as I hate to blame some one. Due to the fact that she did steal some of her ex boy friends jewerly and pawned it off. I don't talk to her much any more. She claims that she searched her car. I could be wrong but it has crossed my mind quite a few times. I didnt have any insurance on mine.
@kbjunior15 (1309)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Very cool story. My dad found a Timex watch when scuba diving one time. Still worked. He is thinking about sending it and the story to Timex for a commercial.
• United States
22 Jul 08
That's the motto and it was true about this watch. We'll see if it gets a commercial.
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
14 Sep 08
I'd try and find the owner. Not trying to find the owner is the same as stealing. The ring might have fell of the owners finger and she might be really sad to loose it. To have it returned would make the rightful owner very happy. If I lost my ring I would want the person who found it to return it to me.
@KrauseHome (34986)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Wow!! I know if it was me, I would be quite in shock to find something like this as well. How it was hidden for this long, is something as well. I know I would be curious though as well, and try to find the rightful owner of this ring as well. I hope that the people are still alive, or have relatives who would know it once belonged to like a Mom or grandma as well. All I can say is I would Love to know how this one turns out for sure.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
20 Jul 08
It would be nice if she could find the owners and make them happy . i am sure they have looked for it and must of gave up hope . I would try and if not i would keep the ring .
• United States
20 Jul 08
How cool would it be to find the owners and hear the story about how that ring ended up where it did.
@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I would make an effort to find the real owner. But it would be difficult. If I couldn't find them then I would just keep it. If they ever did turn up I would certainly give it to them.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
19 Jul 08
Yes, I think if I came across a ring like that I would try to find the owner! In a way the fact that it was found on a beach reminded me of a book I read not long ago called The Letter in the Bottle, by Karen Liebreich. A bottle is found on a beach and inside it has a letter written in French and a lock of hair. The writer of the letter was a mother, grieving for her lost child, Maurice. Liebrich sets out on a journey to put together the mother's story and she goes into all sorts of troubles to try to find out. The book is a compelling true story of one woman's search for another and a poignant reflection on love, loss and motherhood. Maybe Christine Koch could also start her own search and even publish her own book about the EPH and MH love story!
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Since the ring is that old, I am not sure if I would try to find the owner of the ring or not. That person may not still be living. If it was not such an old ring, I may try to find the rightfull owner of it because it is a new ring to a new couple. Maybe that person threw it away intentionally though. I may just pawn it if no one claims it.
@vanities (11343)
• Davao, Philippines
19 Jul 08
i guess i will kept it first..since i dont know who really was the owner of the wedding ring..but i will not wear it for sure
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
19 Jul 08
I probably would keep it like you. I live near the Atlantic Ocean and find all kinds of things off the shoreline. I have found gems, small toys, or nicknack's that wash ashore pretty often and just let the children keep them for a while and eventually get rid of. But since there is a date and some initials I maybe would try to solve the mystery of the ring and who it belonged to. But it is unlikely it is anything romantic. Probably someone who through it into the water after finding out her husband cheated on her. Okay so I am probably very jaded. Maybe it just fell off. Interesting though.
@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
[i]If i find a wedding ring as old as that. I will do the same Koch do. Wedding ring is a very important thing for married couples. I will return it. If i can't find the owner i will just keep it. But i'm not going to sell it. Or bring it to the pawnshops.[/i]