Apron Strings And Diamond Rings!
This lovely housewife misplaced her soldered gold w/diamonds wedding bands back in January 2018. Off and on she had taken them off during various chores but was always able to find them. With a busy lifestyle, school, 2 cats and a dog, time had gone by and she was unable to locate the ring. Moments in time as to where she was where it was lost became blended and when I talked with her a few days ago she basically said it could be anywhere in the house. Since I had a couple days before we were to search, I had time to photo dowse the location. We made arrangements to search today and when I got on site we checked various places where the pets may have thought it was a toy and flung it somewhere. Since metal detectors don’t work very well in houses I turned to dowsing to help me solve the situation. I didn’t know there were 3 levels to the house. After a few visual checks on each floor and nothing turned up I got to a spot on each floor where I could sweep the dowsing rod 360 degrees. Starting on the upper floor I got a lock in a slightly off line direction from where I had photo dowsed. She told me the box the rod pointed to had a gold class ring in it. For a moment I had thought that it was what I picked up on in the photo, so moving to the main floor I repeated the procedure and the rod locked from 2 directions about 15 feet away towards the fridge. So we moved the fridge and no ring. I moved over in another direction and repeated my dowsing procedure and got another lock to the left of the fridge, this was the pantry area. So she started to shuffle thru items and as she reached into an apron pocket she shouted I found it! Quite happy she was that it was found but had not remembered putting it into the apron while doing some baking! Just in time tho to enjoy the Easter holiday and show off the ring to family who could not make it to their wedding!
Betcha Haven’t Found One Of These In Your Couch!
This pictured couple lost one of the 3 white gold rings from the wife’s wedding set yesterday. I was able to meet them today and since the metal detector doesn’t work well in house searches, I turned to my dowsing techniques to help. I use dowsing almost on every search in some form or fashion just to get a feel for the situation and if I need to incorporate it to make the find. Dowsing can be used to search for pretty much whatever you are looking for, missing persons, pets, treasure, ect. So she set the rings on the arm of the couch and he sat down and 2 went flying, they found the 2 but the 3rd went into the floor air duct, so they thought. I asked about any children and pets that may have moved off with the ring and they said no the baby daughter was in bed when it happened. I felt around the upper part of the arm and discovered 2 small holes in the material that led down into the hollow part of the arm, that convinced me that the ring could have worked it’s way downward. I made a sweep with the dowsing rod from 2 directions focusing on the ring and it locked on the couch arm, so we rotated the couch front and back and heard something rolling around on the inside wood portions of the arm.
We had to remove the staples and material from the arm to get a better look and when we opened it up we first got a small toy magnet, discouraged, I insisted that the ring was there. We cut open more space to get our hands in further and shining the flashlight into the opening I saw the diamonds shining back at me! The ring was wedged into the corner bottom of the arm! We all laughed and said now they can tell people they found gold and diamonds in their couch cushions! lol
A Family Tradition
This pictured gentleman lost his beautiful ring in the snow playing with the kids last week when enroute to his brothers birthday party…..
The story began when over the years a family member would do something for everyone when an important event happened in the family, whether it was something joyful or sad they always came together to help cope or celebrate. Last November their sister became ill and passed away.
Since she loved jewelry, the other brother bought everyone a piece of jewelry in remembrance.
Because of the heavy snow last week we did search last Friday, until we called it off, deciding to let the 2 foot drifts thaw a bit.
Even tho my bigfoot coil can cut thru the snow very effortlessly, the weight of the snow kept it from using it in that way at full potential.
When we met up this morning quite a bit of snow had melted down enough to do a better search. He remembered throwing snow with both hands in a forward motion and thought it was in that direction. Being that it was dark at the time it flew off, a true trajectory wasn’t for sure. He thought also that it had come off in another spot they were playing. I set up my MXT and started gridding the most likely areas he thought it was. He was nervously pacing around….with thoughts of having to move on March 1st hoping he wouldn’t have to leave it behind or that someone else may have found it. Knowing it was a silver ring I was looking for MXT meter reads in that area. When nothing came up I searched the areas behind where he was. My Nessie toy that hangs off my MXT has always brought me luck on these searches and after a few more sweeps I got a nice loud +77 and a depth of 4 inches. Getting a feeling this was it, I scraped the snow away with my garrett carrot and spotted the top portion of the ring, a nice onyx and diamonds reflecting back at me! I yelled over to him and the wife and son also came running! Encased in ice, I carefully removed the gorgeous ring and handed it to him who was still in shock that it was found! We took it into the house to thaw and examine for any damage. All looked good and now him and the family can move on, not just to a new home, but with their family tradition!
College Cutie Gets Her Ride Back!!
This pretty, young lady awoke today only to find out she lost her car and work keys Friday night after she got home in the snowmageddon here in SE Michigan. She needed to go to class and work today and by time I responded to her there was only a few hours till she had to be there. When I got to the site we talked about where she parked and walked towards her apartment. I noticed the plows and maintenance people had moved lots of snow and there were huge, deep, hard ice packed snow mounds in the area where she was. We both discussed the possibility that a plow had snagged them and moved them who knows how far from where they were dropped! I got my MXT set up and started a grid search.
I checked a wide area in the street only to find nothing. We talked a bit more and she thought she maybe cut across the front yard to get into her apt quicker in the snow so I had a vibe and decided to check the area where I saw her footprints in the snow. Being that keys give a mixed signal I had to go on the MXT depth indicator to feel I was on target. Cutting thru the snow with my bigfoot coil I got a mixed iron/non ferrous signal at 0 inch depth and kicking the snow aside revealed her keys! I yelled over to her as she was levelling the snowdrifts in the street and texting her boss saying she had lost the office keys!
She couldn’t believe that I had found them and was so very excited that she could continue her daily routine despite the elements and losing the keys! She didn’t end up texting him after all but decided to tell him that she was able to find them with the help of a metal detectorist!
Platinum Smiles On A Gloomy Day!
This nice gentleman was out today shoveling a 3 inch snow drop in the Detroit area after a 50 deg day yesterday. On the phone he mentioned taking a break and reaching over the fence to pet the neighbors dog his platinum wedding ring came off and landed near the fence in the snow and left over leaf debris. A few minutes passed and he thought he may have shoveled it into a 2 foot pile of snow on his property as well.
Driving thru the traffic with people who seem to have forgotten how to drive in the snow I was able to reflect back on prior ring hunts near fences. On site based on what he said I knew to check along the fence while he levelled the pile. My MXT was picking up the fence but I set the sens way down and scanned from away towards the fence paralleling it. I got a small +40 reflection signal I call it mixed with the ferrous fence signal and knew I was in the area of influence. Checking with the Garrett carrot produced a solid vibration as I scraped debris from the fence towards me away from the overbearing fence attraction.
Feeling the pin pointer hit the metal ring and the vibration, I reached down and found his gorgeous custom design platinum wedding band in the leaves and snow! Yay!
A Pair Of Shorts, A Dog, And Diamonds!
This pictured lady was frantic this morning to find out her husband placed her 3 piece white gold and diamond rings in his shorts last night before bed after she left them on the kitchen counter and woke up only to find 2 in his pockets! On top of all the mayhem he was scheduled to leave for out of town business this morning. When her and I started texting I mentioned I could come by but not until this afternoon and the metal detector would probably not work too well in the house and it would be her and I searching in places she and him could look in the meantime. I asked about his sleeping habits like did he get up during the night and was he a sleepwalker…things of this nature trying to get a better feel for the situation. Remaining calm and sensing the frustration I suggested some starting places to look hoping the ring would show up…. the sink drain garbage disposal, bathroom sink drain, along the bed rails, under kitchen appliances and basically just retrace his steps from the kitchen to the bedroom. Suspicion was also cast in their puppy’s direction with the possibility that it was eaten off the floor. She was a former law enforcement officer so naturally everything went on lockdown including the puppy while they searched. So in between texts I got a photo stating God is wonderful! and I knew they had found it! It just so happened that he remembered laying down on 4 pillows in the den playing with the dog and that’s where the missing ring was under the pillows. So I was happy that I could assist thru texts and a bit of detective work to help them find the ring and help save their marriage and get the puppy out of jail! lol
A Joyful New Years Day……
…..was had for the pictured couple who’s ring I found for them in the snow today. He presented the new ring to her for Christmas to celebrate their first year of marriage. She was taking the holiday trash out last night and the ring came off. Being nighttime, they weren’t sure where it was even tho the area where she was wasn’t very large. They had checked the can and bags prior to my arrival to no avail. They tore up the house searching everywhere. He went today and bought a toy type detector which only caused more frustration. When I got on site I noticed he raked and salted the area where they thought it was. The area was composed of gravel for the driveway, spruce needles, cones and the aforementioned salt, snow, ice. The scent of the spruce trees and the cones on the snow was peaceful to me, reminding me of being out in the woods hunting for relics. Firing up the MXT I gridded the area and got mixed metal signals, nothing close to where this ring material type usually shows up. There was also a car that could not be moved and a aluminum sided post for the porch overhang.
Reducing the sensitivity as much as possible to get close to the large metal objects helped but I still got an overload signal. Scanning slowly towards the post and moving around it I got a suspect +12 /+18 mixed with an overload signal right near the base of about a 5″ snow pile. Probing with the garrett carrot I got that good vibration that we all know what it means. Brushing the snow around revealed this gorgeous white gold ring with diamonds! They couldn’t believe that it had been in a total different area from where they thought. It made their New years day even better as they thought it could not be found…. and something wonderful to look back on as they grow older together.
It’s Gonna Be A Happy New Year…..
……For the pictured couple who’s ring I found today in the snow. They got engaged on Christmas and were unloading gifts yesterday when the ring came off. I searched the area between the house and car where she thought it slipped off but noting came thru on the MXT meter where a typical ring like this will come up. The next place to look was where the cars were parked, so he moved them and I searched the area and the MXT was sounding off on lots of junk signals and I learned there used to be a garage where the conc. pkng lot is now. Carefully gridding from different directions and a +8 came up with a good hard signal, brushing away the snow revealed this gorgeous specimen that had been been driven over and had we not moved the car would not have found it! I mentioned to them to take the ring where they got it and check that the diamonds had not loosened up due to the impact of driving on it. They were so thrilled and it made the new year even better and something to look back on when they wed in September 2018!
On The 2nd Day Of Christmas My Detector Gave To Me……
….After 12 miles of dashing thru the snow,
11 bad Christmas tunes, 10 minutes of traffic jams, 9 shots of eggnog,
8 sq. ft of search area, 7 minutes of searching, 6 cold feet,
5cm of ice, 4 minutes recovery, 3 big smiles,
2 happy people, 1 white gold ring with diamonds!
She Didn’t Want To Leave Home Without It…..
….But unfortunately that’s what happened to this pictured man’s wife yesterday as she was playing fetch outside with their Alaskan huskies her ring came off in about a 500 sq. ft. area of their front yard. She had to leave today on business and even tho they looked around with a toy type detector nothing was found. When I talked with him this morning she had already got to her destination and was due home tomorrow and he was hoping I could find it so he could surprise her. When I got on site there was about 6 inches of snow and after being greeted by Him and completely inspected by the huskies I was granted approval to search their habitat! (lol)
He mentioned a few more details as to where she thought she was in the yard and I followed the snowprints with my MXT, imagining the coil was a magnifying glass and I was an electronic investigator as I was glad I had these clues in this large area. After gridding an area that looked like multiple movements and shuffles occurred in the snow, my MXT rang out with a +10 +12 and 0 depth as I pinpointed.
Brushing the snow aside revealed this beautiful white gold ring with diamonds!
Just look at the detail on this custom design! I waved my arms up and he came running out and was super thrilled! He has not told her it has been found, and he plans on presenting it to her at the airport tomorrow making the “I’ll be home for Christmas” so much more memorable for them! SEE HER REACTION TODAY BELOW!