Jonathan Hamill, Author at The Ring Finders

Lost White Gold Ring with Diamonds Found In The Sand In Harrison Township Michigan

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

Sandy Toes!

The pictured couple was at a family reunion and the group decided to play some intense beach volleyball. During the jumps, flying sand and close net action her ring came off in the sand. She didn’t realize it till they were done but remembered which of the 2 nets they were at when the ring came off. Lots of people tried to help them look but with no luck yesterday so I met them today and did a grid search and just in front of the net and about halfway the width I got a nice signal 3″ deep.
Probing with the pin-pointer I got a vibe and a nice clunk of metal beneath the sand. Reaching down into the sugary grains revealed this gorgeous specimen! The husband’s back was to me and I had the ring between my fingers in the air as he turned and said I can’t believe it! We looked for hours!
They both came running across the volleyball court barefoot and with sandy toes…….. jumped with excitement!
Jon

Lost Titaninum Ring In The Grass Found In Detroit Michigan

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

Dark Metal Lovers!

The pictured couple were out walking the dog and listening to some music this evening when the dog spotted a squirrel and decided to bolt off and as the leash quickly slipped thru the man’s hand his ring slipped off. Not being sure of the area in question as there was a small pond and some of the area was covered in 4 to 5 inch deep pickers, easy for the dog to go thru but the couple was not able to search. When I arrived the evening was upon us as most of the orangey sunset sky was gone. Setting up my MXT and activating the backlight feature made it nice for a night search.
I decided to start with the picker area first as there seemed to be a bumper crop of the Michigan State Bird the Mosquito upon us making Dracula seem harmless!
I got a few below surface junk signals then a small signal came thru that read 3″ deep when I pressed the coil down and scanned it across the pickers.
I put the pin-pointer into the area and got a vibe, reached down thru with my gloves on and the light on the pin-pointer revealed this beautiful Dark Metal Titanium Ring! I signaled for them to come over and as we all looked down at the ring I said… dark metal, dudes!
We all laughed and went back into the house to get some more pics.
Not sure what they were listening to during their walk, but will finding their dark metal ring turn them into dark metal music lovers?
Hmmm…Only time will tell.
Jon

Lost Gold Earring In The Grass Found In Harrison Township Michigan

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

Mom’s Gift!

The pictured lady was in a real jam last night when she got home. Getting out of the car she flipped her workbag over from one shoulder to the other, knocking her gold earring off. The earrings were a gift from her mom and custom made while they were on an overseas vacation…. virtually irreplaceable. She realized it was missing as she was taking them off before bed. Frantically searching the vehicle in the dark revealed nothing. I chatted with her this morning and it sounded very strongly that the earring went into the grass. When I got there I took a read off the matching one and got a real low number on the MXT and orienting the ring to replicate how it may be sitting in the grass gave me different numbers. So I memorized them and started a grid search. In just a few minutes I got a similar read and pinpointed the signal with my Garrett carrot. Feeling around thru the thick grass and yard lettuce revealed the golden matching earring that meant the world to her! Now they will shine together again, sweet flowers of love….Mom’s Gift!

Jon

Lost Property Iron (marker) found in Oxford Michigan

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

Customer reached out to me to help locate their front property iron. They are doing some landscaping on their pie shaped lot and wanted to make sure they weren’t encroaching on their neighbor. Metal detecting revealed the typical 30 yr old rebar used to set property boundaries, all intact, no tilting, position looks the same as the day it was set.

Jon

Lost White Gold Rings In The Lake Found In Waterford Township, Michigan

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

The Swingers Club!

Got your attention? Rhetorically, what thoughts come to mind when you think about a swingers club? 🙂

Well don’t get too excited…. because this pictured, pretty, young lady and her friends were making a scene of their own yesterday after work.
Taking advantage of the mid 90’s temps in the Detroit area they decided to visit a favorite spot to cool off, complete with a rope swing hanging from a sturdy tree. When I got there today it totally reminded me of the old swimming holes with the tires hanging off a spindly rope that as a kid I would love to sneak off to. Add to that a docked pontoon boat and as I searched, the scent of a charcoal grill with burgers and hotdogs cooking drifting across the water was the true smells of summer that made me realize how short the summer season is.
She recalled swinging out a few times and on the last swing she noticed hers rings were gone! I grid searched the area and looking down in the clear water I saw the shape of a ring on the sandy bottom just barely under the surface. As my coil went over the shape it sang out scoop me! Pulling up the scoop filled with sand and swishing it in the water revealed these 2 beautiful white gold rings! I held them up to her and from the shore I swear she walked on water to get to them! She and her friends were totally thrilled and asked me to join the club, and without hesitation I did and have never felt so ….. COOL !!

Jon

Lost Keys In The Grass At Park Found In Ann Arbor Michigan

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

A Happy Tail!

This pretty, pictured young lady and her dog Dracula were out walking today exercising his recently injured elbow. Prepared with treats and toys they set out on their usual route. Her hand in her pocket, the other on the leash and in amongst the tug of war rope and other interesting dogs at the park, Dracula pulled and bolted towards some potential new furry friends and her keys fell out of her pocket. Quite distraught as this was her full set to lock/unlock everything the thought of further play was replaced with her searching for them to no avail in the large shaggy grass area in question. Add to this the groundskeeper was scheduled to mow the grass. He agreed to hold off a bit until I got there to search.
I chose to start the search at the end of their walk and work backwards based on her description of the events. Sweeping the coil quickly over large areas of grass I got the usual junk signals typically encountered at a park. After about 10 min I got a good signal at about 3″ deep which would put a target at or near the ground surface cus’ the grass being so deep. Checking the target with my pin pointer revealed her set of keys! Her back was to me quite far away so I started to shake the keys and she turned around, came running back to me with dog in tow and as she took them from me, Dracula’s tail was going wild showing his excitement of the find, a happy tail….reassuring us that all was well again!
Jon

Lost White Gold Engagement Ring With Diamonds Found In Wixom Michigan

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

I Dig Chicks With Sparklers!

 

The pictured couple was enjoying the 4th of July today playing with a RED ball under WHITE cloudy skies in a pool of BLUE water with their little FIRECRACKER daughter. She’s extremely active and full of energy and was described as having the energy of a hummingbird. As they were in the pool she threw the ball out of the pool onto the grass. Mom got out and upon returning the throw her engagement ring came off. When we talked they had been using a toy type metal detector so I said I can come by and wanted to make their 4th of July a better day. When I got there, chatting with mom where the ring may have fell off the lil’ daughter was zapping around the yard just like what they said. I started a grid search and it didn’t take too long when I got “the signal” we detectorists refer to as “the one”! Pinpointing with my Garrett carrot revealed this beautiful SPARKLER showing itself to me from the dark grass, mesmerizing me momentarily with it’s beauty making me feel like I wish time could stand still a bit longer! Mom came running over and reached down and pulled the ring from the grass totally ecstatic and frantically jumping up and down. Fiancee’ followed and their energy displayed was a different kind of FIREWORKS! I thanked them and they thanked me and I wished them the best in their new journey together pursuing their American dream and keeping the American Spirit Alive!
Jon

Lost 18k Rose Gold Ring w/ Diamond Found In Romulus Michigan

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

Lady Speed Walker

The pictured lady was out on a stroll this evening and her ring came off. When I talked with her we agreed to meet and search the areas where she thought it came off. She remembers it hitting the pavement and thinking it rolled into the grass not far from her house. I searched the grass areas with the MXT from where she remembers it falling off to her house, prob 1/8 of a mile, no ring signal. Darkness was upon us and I told her I would return in the morning at sunrise. I drove off wondering if someone found it. As I got near the street corner approx. 1/4 mile from her house I saw something shining back at me as the headlights got closer. I thought it was a coin, after I stopped and approached the object it was the diamond in her 18k rose gold ring sparkling in my headlights! I couldn’t believe it! I called her and said how fast can you get to the end of the street and it seemed only a minute as she zoomed down the street and was reunited with her ring!
Jon

Lost Gold Ring Found On Volleyball Court In Auburn Hills Michigan

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

Volleyball Couple Scores Big Time!

The pictured couple was at their company volleyball tournament and Husband noticed his ring was a bit loose so he put it in his shorts.
They were giving it their best performance and as they rotated around the court, taking net shots, backwards volleys and falling to the ground they just had a few more points to take the championship. As dusk was upon them the last volley soared over the net and never made it back over..hitting their opponents sand. They got their win! It wasn’t till they got home he checked his pocket and no ring. When I talked with him yesterday they were totally devastated as the ring had been passed down from a few family members and the loss of it weighed heavy on his mind, the volleyball win not seeming as important as it was a few hours earlier. We agreed to meet today and I didn’t know he had it in his pocket during the game as I thought it flew off his finger. So this made the search area smaller as he was only on one side. It took just a few min with the MXT to get a solid signal. I was looking for something a bit deeper than surface due to the ring being trampled during the game and I got a solid signal with a depth of 3″ and since there was no junk metal I knew this was the signal I was looking for and probing down this very unique ring revealed itself through the grains of sand! Now the couple had their gorgeous ring and winning smiles back….. along with a championship to cherish together!
Jon

Lost White Gold Engagement Ring w/ Diamonds Found In Plymouth Michigan

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

In Less Than A Week….

….this pictured couple are to be married! But last Friday night the bride to be was hangin’ out with the bridesmaids and Saturday after waking up her engagement ring was missing! I talked with her Sunday and we agreed to meet today to search. The wedding date was now 4 days out. The stress of the loss was taking it’s toll on them. She last remembered having it on between the car and house and after getting into the house went right to sleep. She said she keeps it in a jar at night as it fits looser than it used to due to her amazing weight loss. So to start I wanted to eliminate areas so I searched the grass areas where she remembers walking but the MXT remained silent.
Our next step would be to check in the house. They had thought they covered all the areas where they thought it may be so I asked if she remembered anything upstairs before crashing and she showed me where the jar was where she usually keeps it. This helped us narrow down where it may be. I then suggested that we check thru the dresser drawers and clothes nearest the container. Scanning the contents of the second drawer down and between 2 shirts this gorgeous ring was hiding! She exclaimed in excitement that it was found and you could see all the stress just melt away! She remembered having the drawers open and moving clothes around quickly and she must have thought she put it in the jar but it slipped off. So now the upcoming celebration will be complete with all the emotion going in a positive direction as they begin their new life together!

Jon