Jonathan Hamill, Author at The Ring Finders

Lost 10 Years White Gold Ring Found In Farmington Hills Michigan

from Detroit (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-313-683-3082

10 Years Age Progression

A huge amount of people worldwide go missing each year, but it’s always great when you read about a missing person being found, even tho you may or may not be the family members or friend of the missing person, today’s media coverage let’s you be right there with the details of whats going on, much more personal than before the internet.
Even tho an inanimate object like a ring is not a living person, when a piece of jewelry goes missing, the sentimental and emotional feelings a person has about that and the person whom it belonged to can take on the feelings of it being a living thing.
The story of this missing ring started ten yrs ago when the pictured lady’s husband was mowing grass and it came off. They searched off and on to no avail and her husband passed away a few yrs later. Late Nov. of 2018 I got in touch with her and went out to search only to find frozen ground. She wasn’t quite sure of the metal type either white gold or silver. She had an old picture of it when it was new (1st pic) and I thought ok well I will look for both metal ID’s and ignore everything else. It has 4 small diamonds on it and I thought it was white gold cos’ not too many people put diamonds in silver settings but there are some that do. I took some notes on signals I got and we decided to search again in the spring. Today I grid searched the area where she remembered him saying he was when the ring came off. I had to clear quite a bit of junk to get thru as I wasn’t sure how far down the ring may have settled over the years but I did have a number I was looking for on the MXT from past searches. The soil was black as coal and silty but the ground was damp and easy to dig. As I swept the coil I got a repeatable, sharp and short signal +12 with a reading about 3″ deep and decided to dig. As I was pinpointing, the signal kept saying I’m here plz find me! Moving dirt to the side of the hole I saw a silver object with nice contrast against the soil shining back at me happily that it was soon to be free from it’s entombment.
I waved for her to come to the back and I have never seen a person run so fast! She looked down into the hole and pulled the ring from the earth and looked at me and no words were needed as to how thrilled she was! So after 10yrs the rings rhodium coating got dulled a bit as can be seen in the pics, but other than that it was in great shape. As I was packing and cleaning my gear it was nice to listen to her call her friends and family members announcing that the spirit of this very sentimental ring and family member was reunited with it’s loving family…..back where it belonged!

Jon

Lost Tungsten and Palladium Ring Found In Yard In Sterling Heights Michigan

from Detroit (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-313-683-3082

Alley OOPS!

During halftime Saturday between Michigan and Michigan State the pictured man and his children hit their backyard court for some 2 on 2 hoopin’ and during the excitement as he caught the passed ball with feet up off the ground to slam dunk his tungsten palladium ring flew off.
Minutes were ticking away before the second half of the real game was back on and as he sat down he noticed the ring missing. So for a couple days he reenacted what was going on and couldn’t find the ring. Part of the trajectory they thought put the ring out into the road area and a grass island.
They even raked up last Octobers leaves and still no ring. When I talked with him Tuesday night we agreed to meet today and go over the area with my metal detector. He was at work and was going to be on his way so a relative and I went over where they thought the ring could be. It didn’t take me long to sweep the area in question with my bigfoot coil but nothing came up. The relative went back into the house for a few while I thought out a new strategy. Since I covered where they thought it could be I thought maybe someone saw it in the street and walked off with it. But my feeling was to check back behind the net and wood privacy fence. As I did a grid search I was running out of ground when suddenly about 10 feet from the back of the net I got a nice +47 signal and I knew from past tungsten ring finds this had to be it! Firing up the Garrett carrot and running it over the grass I got a nice vibration and sifting thru the grass and leaves revealed this stunning tungsten and palladium ring! I texted him the pic as he was already on the road coming home and was super thrilled! So even tho their team didn’t get the win, we had a real win on the home court…turning March Madness to March Gladness!
Jon

Lost White Gold And Diamonds Ring Found In House By Dowsing In Dearborn Heights Michigan

from Detroit (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-313-683-3082

Boom Boom Out Go The Lights!

Last Tuesday half of this nice lady’s engagement ring came off when the power went out, she had been doing laundry, dishes and was scrambling around the main floor of the house, and by time she was able to grab her cell phone for some light she noticed it was missing. After lighting some candles and regaining her composure, her and the fiancée started to look around some but to no avail. Add to this 2 cats and a really cool pit bull that likes to scoop things up off the floor. She thought maybe the ring came off in the bedroom closet as this was the last place she was before the lights went out. When I got there today, their thoughts were that the dog swallowed it. We had the other half of the ring so I got a read on that and scanned the dog and got a signal but they informed me that it was a microchip. So with no other signals on the dog I searched the yard area where he does his business and nothing showed up. Back into the house we went and I got out my dowsing rod and started to search in the bedroom. I treat all indoor searches like a crime scene and any signal from the dowsing rod gets investigated, meaning drawers getting dumped out, cabinets emptied, clothes pockets search, furniture moved, washers/dryers emptied, trash bags searched, whatever needs to get pilfered thru ect.
Just to be safe the fiancée took the dog to the vet for an x-ray which came back negative. Sweeping the dowsing rod I got some signals which produced other objects of value but not the ring. We went to the kitchen next and I swept the rod to cover the main floor and got a lock towards the living room, pointing towards one of the sofa’s…very strange she thought cus she didn’t remember being in there. When we got to the living room I saw a bowl of coins and thought maybe that’s what the dowsing rod reacted to even tho that’s not what I had in my mind during the dowse. We decided to search the cushions and behind the pillows, no luck until the sofa was moved and there this beautiful white gold and diamonds ring was just under the sofa on the wood floor! They were very happy and couldn’t believe they found it and how the ring got there. She vaguely remembers being in there and reaching down for a lighter, the ring must have come off then and she didn’t hear it hit the sofa/floor or one of the pets saw it and pushed it under the sofa. So, the ring found, lights back on, pets safe, happy couple, happy treasure hunter!
Jon

Lost Rose Gold Ring Found In Garbage Bag By Dowsing In Ann Arbor Michigan

from Detroit (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-313-683-3082

Sushi Gold!

This pretty, young lady was hosting a huge sushi lunch party yesterday and her engagement ring came off. When we talked she said she usually keeps her ring on her desk when using the ladies room and thought she had it on at the start of the luncheon. I suggested that before I get there that she and her co workers save all the trash bags that were used that day.
When I got on site today there were 4 bags of trash. I decided to start there. I didn’t want to sift thru all 4 bags and the MXT would have a problem working indoors, but I did have my Garrett carrot ready. So getting my dowsing rod out and sweeping the rod towards the bags revealed a lock on one of them. We played the shell game with the bags and the dowsing rod still favored the same one. So she went back to her office and I started to go thru the bag, removing metal drink containers and foil. I was contemplating dumping all the contents out onto another few bags on the floor but instead I held the bag up and scanned with the pin pointer and got a signal. Opening the bag back up I probed again and sifting around revealed her beautiful 18k rose gold ring at the bottom of the bag! I texted her a pic of the ring in the bag and while a few moments went by as I was cleaning up the mess I heard her feet running across the office and when she rounded the corner with her phone in hand smiling ear to ear with excitement she exclaimed you found it! I said yes look! I couldn’t let her reach down into the trash so I pulled it up and she could not believe that it was found! We went back into the kitchen area to clean the ring and eat some sushi, my first time having it!….
…..and I have to say that I not only love gold, but Sushi!
Jon

Lost Platinum Ladies Ring With Diamonds Found in the Snow in Royal Oak Michigan

from Detroit (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-313-683-3082

Platinum 911!

Just got back from a night search for this very nice, pictured couple. They were at the hospital tonight visiting an ill loved one and walking back to the car she pulled her gloves off and 2 pieces of her 3 piece ring came off in about 4″-5″ of snow that came down yesterday. They found the main piece and when I got on site they had been searching thru the snow with gloved hands and flashlights for the thinner ring. There was some lights but seeing was more enhanced by the big snow supermoon shining from above giving the glistening snow a sparkly surface. She had the matching ring so I took a read with the MXT from different directions and got +6 and +8. I started to scan and grid at 90 deg swings in the trajectory from where she was standing and where they found the other matching ring. She had gone to the car to double check if the ring was in there and him and I kept searching.
I got a few iron and foil signals and after a few minutes I got a +6 and +8 but very short signals. Probing the snow with the Garrett carrot revealed this beautiful thin platinum band tipped at a 45 deg angle just as she got into the car. I said I got it and he yelled to her and we waved our hands and arms in the air to get her attention. She excitedly ran back to us and happily grasped the ring and quickly put it back on! The temporary loss of the sentimental ring, the excitement of the search and quick recovery got our heart rates up really high but now 3 beating hearts are all back in the normal range again!
Jon

Lost White Gold and Diamonds Ring found By Dowsing In Perry Michigan

from Detroit (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-313-683-3082

Playing Hard To Get…..

……was the temperament of the ring lost by this pictured woman’s husband. It all started when the snow came down heavy a few days ago as the husband walked over to the propane tank and lifted the cap to put money under it for the propane company driver. The husband realized that night that his ring was missing and remembered pushing snow off the tank. My Ringfinder friend Gregg had already been there when the site was deep snow prior to calling me out to help and could not locate it by metal detecting all of the area where the husband was walking. He even checked under the tank visually to no avail. When I got on site most of the snow had melted and we detected a bit more in different areas she thought the husband may have been. We also took another look under the tank and the detectors kept going off when we got near the tank. I went back to my vehicle and got out my dowsing rod and started to dowse the area to see if an attraction developed while my friend kept ground scanning. Walking with the rod I started to feel a lock in a certain direction towards the propane tank. Next to the tank was a huge pile of debris. I continued to walk around the pile and tank, boxing in the lock lines the dowsing rod indicated and got a definite pull towards the pile. My friend was packing up his gear ready to leave and she was disappointed that nothing had become of 2 of us detecting with nothing to show when suddenly a line of sight revealed this gorgeous white gold RING! just in front of the white board right where the dowsing rod was indicating! When we were visually looking earlier the small white board was blocking our view of the ring. When I yelled to come over here her face lit up with excitement as I pointed towards the pile and said look just past that white board! We concluded that the husband’s ring came off while brushing snow off the tank and slid close to that board in the debris area which my friend and I couldn’t search with standard metal detectors due to the metal tank. So even tho the ring was playing hard to get, it backfired and gave it up to dowsing. It’s now back where it belongs resting comfortably on the finger it was meant for and making the relationship between husband and wife so much better than the typical results of playing hard to get!
Jon

Lost White Gold and Diamond Ring Found By Dowsing In Detroit Michigan

from Detroit (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-313-683-3082

Out Of Town Gold!

A very nice couple were visiting Detroit just over a week ago and he fell down twice in the snow, his gold ring flew off during the ordeal. Not only was the snow coming down but it was dark and ice was underneath as they walked towards their destination. I met them the next day and searched where they thought they were when he fell. Searching in the mind numbing cold air, ice and deep hard packed snow with my MXT… nothing showed up. They had to leave for home. I decided to wait till the predicted thaw came thru this upcoming week and go back. In the meantime I decided to do a photo dowse of the pic She sent me indicating the 2 locations where they thought they were, marked green and blue and a pic of the ring on his finger. Over the next few I days dowsed over the pic, going thru various procedures to see what may come up. I started to get some positive attraction spots around the green circled area. So today I ventured back to the area. Arriving on site there was quite a nice thaw and I fig I would have better conditions to search. The MXT and I first searched the blue circled area, nothing. So I strolled quickly over to the green circled area. As I did a very wide visual line of sight type scan I noticed an object sitting on the sidewalk. I started to pick up the pace and as I got upon it I could not believe what I saw! It was the 14k RING WITH DIAMONDS! plain as day sitting vertically on the sidewalk! It had been trapped for quite awhile in an icy tomb. I had to stop and breathe deeply… regaining my composure….I was within about 5 feet of where the dowsing indicated! and because I simply could not believe that no one saw the ring and walked off with it! I quickly texted the couple with the news and pics, picked up the ring and got out of there! I met the couples friend today as well and the pic of me was just before I turned it over to her to return it to them this weekend! I’m hoping to get a pic from them holding the ring but if not I’m glad they are able to look back at their visit to Detroit as enjoyable despite the temporary loss of their ring!
Jon 

Lost Keys Found In The Snow In Grosse Pointe Woods Michigan

from Detroit (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-313-683-3082

Safe And Secure…..Again!

 

This pictured gentleman’s keys fell out of his pocket while operating a snow blower to clear the 6″ to 7″ snow that dropped in on the metro Detroit area Saturday afternoon. After a few passes in the backyard driveway he heard what he thought were sticks or something banging thru the machine. It wasn’t until he finished when he reached for his keys and they were gone. Now he was stranded and locked out as his wife was out of town. Before I got to the site today he managed to find the square portion of the car set on top of the snow in the neighbors yard. When I arrived I learned that there was a black vehicle key and his house keys still missing. Searching the drive area where he first heard the sounds in the machine my MXT said overload! and reaching down under the thin layer of snow produced the house keys and badly bent metal ring! Moving next in the trajectory where the square piece was on the snow took us into the yard next door. I knew from past searches for this type of key it produces a foil signal and a negative number on the meter depending on the key’s orientation. As my bigfoot coil sliced thru the sparkly layers of snow I got a foil/negative read about 4″ deep, cutting a deeper slice I pinpointed the key tipped slightly vertical in the snow and reaching into the snow produced the black car key! He said he was just about ready to jump up and down to warm up and as I held it up I said well this is a good reason too!
He was so thrilled that the keys were found, bringing that great feeling back to him that he and his family will be safe and secure again!
Jon 

Lost Knife Found In Shelby Township Michigan

from Detroit (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-313-683-3082

The Art Of Manliness Lives On!

What is manliness?, and how is it measured? If you were to google this there would be all kinds of answers. Most would agree to some point that they are all correct to a certain degree. But not too far in the past and to this day, it was and still is manly to carry a knife. Who doesn’t remember their dad or grandpa handing a pocket knife to a young boy at Christmas or out on that special hunting or fishing trip! Then the thrill of adventure building stories around it till it was time to pass it on to a true friend or family member. Thoughts of this were in this pictured man’s mind when he received a knife yesterday for Christmas. Living near a woodsy area filled with forest debris he went out for a hike with his friend and the knife became lost.
We decided to search this morning and when we got there we discovered more debris piled up where they were hiking. I searched the clear areas while he removed the piles of Christmas scented debris to give me a clear area to swing the metal detectors coil. Sloshing thru the mud I was getting lots of junk signals coming from pieces of concrete that had settled and were poking up thru the earth’s surface. I knew the metal in the knife would be reading in the positive section on my MXT. So annoying as it was to hear the junk I kept swinging. I thought for a moment that maybe someone who was dumping the debris since the knife was lost may have saw it and kept it. But after 40 mins I got a bouncy +52 to +68 on the meter. Pulling the pinpoint trigger switch showed 0 depth so I got the Garrett carrot out and probed around in the foliage and sure enough there it was! This silver blade of this gorgeous knife revealed itself! I waved over to him and he thought I wanted to take a break and I said yes..a big break!… don’t move another branch! When he got to me he was super elated that his sentimental gift wasn’t lost forever and will be able to have many stories to pass it forward someday and that nothing will ever get between him and his knife again!
Jon

Lost Property Markers (Irons) Found In Rochester Hills Michigan

from Detroit (Michigan, United States)
Contact: 1-313-683-3082

Brown Is The New Black,

Life for Princess began in a suburb north of Detroit. As a puppy she took quickly to chasing toys and keeping her owners quite active. As she grew and went out on hunts she was proud of her beauty, poise, talent and abilities to serve her master and became very demanding and impatient. You could tell by her expressions and continuous ultimatums when her owner fell short of bringing down game. She loved the thrill of the chase so much that she started to chase anything that flew by in her yard, sometimes taking her into neighboring yards. She’s harmless, everyone knew who she was in the neighborhood and referred to her as the dog with the pretty brown coat. Her owners tried lots of things to try and keep her from roaming and finally decided to put up a fence to keep her in the yard but still give her room to be active. The pictured gentleman called me and asked if I could locate property irons/markers as the fence co. would need them. With my land surveying skills and experience I agreed to come by today. Armed with my Sidewinder and the “treasure” property map we set out into the yard. After a few minutes of detecting in all metal mode, I was able to find all 4 of the irons, very rare, I havn’t done this in quite awhile, as most property markers are gone, removed by someone, rotted, or never were put in at all. The owner was happy that they can proceed with the fence and as we walked around Princess would be watching us, we sensed her laughing at the upcoming change in her freedom even tho her poise, posture and expressions convinced us that the fence wouldn’t hold her back from doing her best….. as she feels brown is still the new black!
Jon