Jonathan Hamill, Author at The Ring Finders

Lost White Gold and Diamonds Ring Found in Royal Oak Michigan

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

Lil’ Big Wheels….

……Is what this pictured mom refers to her cutie daughter as when she wants to ride her trike. After preschool today the lil’ one was anxious to get home to go for a ride. As mom was taking items into the house , off went the lil’ cutie to cruise the yard. As mom was doing chores, she heard a scream from the back yard. Running out to see what the issue was she saw her daughter had a wipeout and fell off the trike. Mom came running and assisted her off the grass and into the house to settle down and clean up. A couple hours later mom noticed her ring was missing. When I talked with her we agreed to meet this afternoon. I searched the path she ran from the house with no signal from my MXT. After learning the trike had not been moved since the accident I decided to check around the crash scene. Moving the tipped over trike and scanning revealed this very attractive white gold and diamonds ring just below the grass! After returning to the house and returning the ring Mom was thrilled to have it back!
Lil’ Big Wheels was excited to get back on the road and continue learning to ride although Mom is apprehensive for what the future holds regarding riding in traffic, using hand signals and avoiding unfriendly dogs!
Jon

 

Lost Platinum and Diamonds Engagement Ring Found In Detroit Michigan

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

The First 24

9-1-19 8:00pm EST:
The pictured couple just finished dinner at their marina and he pops the question.
9-1-19 10:00pm EST:
After a couple hours of celebrating, dancing, the couple moves onto the wooden plank deck casually strolling towards their pleasure craft.
9-2-19 12:00am EST:
The couple visit with the wedding party on the boat, discussing details and proceed back and forth from the marina bar, approx. 100 feet away.
9-2-19 2:00am EST:
Couple standing on the wood deck next to boat chatting. She begins to fiddle with the ring and it comes off. They feel it went thru the opening between the deck planks and into the water.
9-2-19 11:00am EST:
I answered their call regarding the loss.
9-2-19 12:30pm EST:
We all arrive on the scene and they said they hadn’t been engaged even 24 hrs and the ring was gone!
9-2-19 12:45pm EST:
They said that a local scuba diver came by to look with all apparatus to do a night search but to no avail.
9-2-19 1:00pm EST:
I complete my site investigation, safety conditions, determined depth of water was 6 feet deep, and prepare to scuba.
9-2-19 1:30pm EST:
I walk back to vehicle to get more gear, wondering why the other diver didn’t find it, being that the bottom wasn’t mucky but quite firm with good water clarity.
9-2-19 2:00pm EST:
Just got back to the location on the deck and overheard the couple chatting if we were in correct location to search.
9-2-19 2:15 – 2:30pm EST:
We paused and took a wider look at the deck looking for spots that were wide enough for the ring to go thru.
9-2-19 2:30 EST:
Future husband and I spot something wedged into a deck plank not matching the nail patterns.
9-2-19 2:35pm EST:
We bend down for a closer look and we saw THE RING! wedged deep into a crack in the wood plank! In a very dangerous place! We all screamed that there’s no way this was it! but it was! (see in the pic the small shiny item next to my knife blade)
9-2-19 2:40pm EST:
We decided to move our weight off the plank and I proceeded to feel under the plank to see if the crack went all the way thru. It didn’t so I removed the ring with my knife by carefully prying the wood open a bit to release it and lifting the stunning platinum ring to safety!
9-2-19 3:00 pm EST:
It was time to celebrate! We concluded that the ring came off and someone stepped on it pressing it into the plank in the dark when they were looking for it.
9-2-19 3:30 pm EST:
After a few pics of the find and thrilled that the ring was back in it’s safe place we all decided that this was a great sign that their marriage can withstand many trials as they live happily ever after!
9-2-19 7:30 pm EST
I still can’t believe that the ring didn’t go into the water! This has to be my most luckiest find thus far! All within the first 24!
Jon

Lost Gold Ring In The Grass Found In Novi Michigan

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

Tan Lines Optional

The pictured young beauty was out tanning yesterday and after slathering up the suntan lotion her ring came off in between trips to her apartment getting cold drinks for the guests. They didn’t realize it was missing until dark, so they combed the grass and searched thru towels and what not to no avail. When I talked with her we agreed to meet today and search the area. The grass was long so I started to search the path she remembered taking into the apartment.
After about 10 min I got a nice solid signal in the ring range on the MXT meter reading about 2″ deep. Pin pointing thru the grass revealed this little beauty with a golden tan all it’s own! She was thrilled that her golden ring was found and enjoyed posing for some pics. Now she can relax, and catch some more rays! Even tho she knows the look of tan lines are hard to pull off, her ring will stay on!
Jon

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