Jonathan Hamill, Author at The Ring Finders

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

Lost Gold Class Ring Found In Rochester Hills Michigan

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

A Class Act Reunion!

This pictured gentleman was assisting a tree trimming crew in his yard and while moving limbs and what not his size 10 14k class ring slipped off yesterday. Overnight there was an inch or so of snow as well. I knew from past searches this chunky ring would be reading in the high 50’s to low 60’s on my MXT meter. Chatting a bit he mentioned he was in the planning stages for a 45th year class reunion, making this search and recovery very special. Not remembering where he was in the yard but a general area I started to run a grid pattern right down the middle of the yard. I actually liked the snow since I could see my footprints where I was walking helping me get a better grid search! This is the only time you will see me say I enjoy SNOW! After just a few minutes and some random junk and iron signals I got a +60 zinc penny 0 depth signal blaring thru my headphones. Pinpointing the spot and brushing the snow aside revealed this beautiful gold ring shining up at me! As you can see he was super thrilled that his class ring was found and he will be able to truly have a class act reunion!
Jon

Lost White Gold Ring Found In Gibralter Michigan

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

A Birthday To Remember!

This pictured lady had a birthday party for her son last Saturday out in the yard. As rain started to come down she was hurrying to gather the children and during the rush her ring came off. When I talked with her she said the ring was a silver one. I went by Sunday and searched a bit looking for silver signals on the MXT but more heavy rain came thru the area hampering the search.
As we got to talking about when to search again, I asked again what material the ring was and asked her if she had any paperwork on the ring. So today when we met she showed me that the ring was gold but silver colored! So now I would be looking for the numbers where white gold shows up on the MXT. I’ve always tried to include the children on my hunts when possible and I noticed the pictured lil’ guy taking a keen interest. After grid searching most of the area I finally got a +14 +16 signal at 0 depth.
As the Garrett carrot neared the ground surface it gave that warm, inviting vibration that said I’m here! So just down in the grass a bit this stunning white gold ring with diamonds sparkled up at me! Her son was thrilled to be my helper and as you can see I now have an expert pin pointer and future treasure hunter in the making! Mom couldn’t believe I found her ring, her smile tells the story and recovering it brought an extra joy to a birthday to remember!
Jon

Lost White Gold And Diamonds Engagement Ring Found In Clinton Township Michigan

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

A Happier THIRD Anniversary!

This very nice couple lost the big diamond part of their engagement rings while doing yardwork and gardening about a week ago. Understandingly they have been extremely stressed out over the loss. Her hands were wet washing dirt off her hands and moving yard tools around. She was scooping dirt and throwing it into the garden bed and afterwards noticed part of the ring was gone. When I spoke with him/her she thought the ring could be between the garden and shed further east in the yard. As we made arrangements to meet today she mentioned it was their 3rd anniversary today and wouldn’t it be nice to find the missing ring.
I agreed to come by and before I arrived they re-inacted what they thought happened by throwing a silver ring with gemstones in the general trajectory of where she thought the white gold ring went. So now I had 2 rings to find!
We all searched along the fence and nothing came up so I started in the garden and right away the silver ring revealed itself!
They were amazed and felt this was giving us hope the gold ring would be found as they said they searched the garden bed and nothing came up. I visually extended the line from where she was standing over and past the silver ring and started my grid search. Nothing in the garden but just outside the garden 20 feet from the silver ring I got a clear +14 on my MXT meter I knew from past searches this was the range of where this type of ladies white gold registers at! Using my Garrett carrot I scanned and got a nice tight spot and the vibration of the pinpointer said look here! Under the grass this really pretty and sentimental ring shined upward at me! As you can see they both were so relieved at having the ring back and can move forward with happiness as the wedding is planned for spring 2019! As for today tho I strongly suggested a celebration!
And in fact should celebrate all month!

Jon

Lost Dental Post Found In Detroit Michigan

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

The Tooth Fairy’s Outta Luck Today!

My most unusual request has to be this so far. The pictured gentleman was on his phone and when he sneezed his tooth came out. After talking with him he mentioned how much it would cost to have it replaced and was worried that someone may find it. I said even the tooth fairy couldn’t make the exchange on that and I for sure will give the tooth back should I find it cos’ it’s not something I ever wanted in my collection! That got him laughing and more at ease. I knew I would be looking for a mid range number cos’ of the metal composition and it was very small. Also the shape of it resembled an earring post. When I got on site it was full of gravel and after about 10 min of searching the detector signaled a solid +38 and after removing a large stone there the tooth was! He was super thrilled and couldn’t believe it could be found and now he can avoid the replacement.
So no matter what someone asks you to help them find, do your best to be the reason you made someone’s smile better!
Jon

Lost Titanium Ring Found With Dowsing Rod On Belle Isle Park Detroit Michigan

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

Third Time’s A Charm!

This pictured gentleman had his titanium wedding ring slip off back on Memorial day. I returned his call and he texted me a pic of the area where he thought they were. The area was roughly a football field size. I headed out on my own shortly after and did a quick check with my MXT in the most likely area. Did not come up with anything but lots of trash and trash masking more trash.
Since I didn’t have a target I.D. for titanium I went to my friend’s jewelry store and he happily provided some samples of titanium rings in the approximate size of the lost one. So now I knew what to look for on the MXT meter and ignore everything else. At home that night I also started to photo dowse the image and got a repeatable signal in a certain area as indicated by the 2 arrows pointing towards each other as well as the dashed line indicating the titanium ring’s fundamental ray and opposite ray. That’s a given that the ring was there.
So I went out a second time and met the man who lost the ring and we walked the area for as long as he could stay. I didn’t have my dowsing rod with me as this was a short notice meet with him. Did not search the photo dowsed area at this time as there were people sitting out picknicking, frisbee and what not and didn’t want to draw attention to a certain area. So a third visit today turned out productive. When I got on site, I went thru my usual dowsing procedure going off the photo dowse and got an area intersected where to metal detect. Still a large area but when the MXT signaled +18 I knew I got it! It was fairly close to where the red x is on the photo where this beautiful ring was hiding just below the grass, in fact I saw half of it peeking thru the grass I’m surprised no one saw it and picked it up. It was in the shade of a tree but had it been in the sun someone for sure would have saw the glint from the sun off it and grabbed it. So I immediately texted him with excitement and he wanted to meet today to get it back. He first tho had to cancel the order he had placed for a new one! So I learned something today I already knew but since I havn’t gotten “skunked” like this in awhile, that is don’t give up on finding things out there, keep at it, persist and you will succeed even if your third time isn’t a charm!
Jon

Lost Gold Ring With Diamonds Found In Royal Oak Michigan

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

Where In The Deck Are The 4 Diamonds?

This pictured gentleman felt he had the cards stacked against him when his ring slipped off while working up on his deck brushing the dog and multitasking to various projects. He tried to climb underneath but kept bumping his head and after almost getting stuck decided he wasn’t playing with a full deck. After speaking with him he decided to play his cards right and have me come out to play the right hand. When I arrived I asked him to lay all his cards out on the table and let me know all the hands he played today. After shuffling I decided my ace in the hole was to go a few more cards down from the top of the deck. Sweeping my MXT
under the deck I got a nice +40 read and moving in closer I saw 4 pretty diamonds and a gold band trying to bluff me from behind some gravel and grass. As you can see, he is now holding all the cards and not feeling the situation is a house of cards.
Him and his wife’s hearts are reunited with the diamonds, and we all agreed that holding the right cards doesn’t ensure a win….but the right moves do!
Jon

Lost Gold and Diamonds Ring In House Found In Apron with Dowsing Rod Ferndale Michigan

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

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!
Jon

Lost White Gold And Diamond Ring Found In Couch With Dowsing Rod in Livonia Michigan

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

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
Jon

Lost Silver Ring with Diamonds In The Snow Found In Southgate Michigan

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

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!
Jon