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Wedding band found in Toronto.!

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

Brian called me this morning about his wedding band he lost over a year ago.

He told me that he was cooking on the bbq and took his ring off as his fingers were starting to swell up from the hot weather.
He placed the ring down on the bbq side table and continued cooking.
After a while he went to move a plate and he heard his ring fall off the table and bounce off his deck.
Brian was sure the ring fell off the deck on the east side.
When he finished bbq’ing, he went down to the side of the deck and was amazed he couldn’t find his ring. He’s looked several times for his ring but it seemed to have simply disappeared.

I was able to meet with Brian this morning at his home and he showed me exactly what happened a year ago.

After turning my detector on, I was getting signals all over the place.
Nails, screws, bottle caps, pull tabs, bits of wire etc. The usual suspects.

After clearing the area beside the deck, I put the detector away and grabbed my pinpointer.
I got on my hands and knees and continued to sweep the rest of the area.
After a few minutes I got a great signal but couldn’t see what the pinpointer was alerting me to.
I pulled up a large root from a small tree beside the deck and as soon as the root came away, there was Brian’s ring.

It looked like the ring had been previously stepped on and then a root grew over top of the ring over the past year.

I went and got Brian and showed him where his ring had been sleeping outside for the last year.

We took a few pics and chatted for a few minutes and I was on my way.

Nice to meet you today Brian and I’m really happy I was able to help you out today.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Wedding band found in Port Credit, On.!!

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

Nick called me a few days back about his wedding band that was lost over a month ago.

Nick told me that he had shovelled the snow from his driveway and then walked up the steps of his front porch. He then pulled his gloves off to open the front door.
When he pulled off his left glove, he felt his ring come off with it and then heard a “clink” on the porch.
He immediately began to look for his wedding band and figured it had gone over the edge and into a snow covered garden full of hedges. Since the snow has since melted, Nick had looked a few more times for his ring with no luck.
He then went online to try and rent a metal detector and subsequently saw Theringfinders pop up in the returned search results.
He figured it would be better to call a professional than to try and rent and that’s when he called me.
I was able to meet with Nick this morning, Saturday March 13, 2021 at his home in Port Credit, just a little west of Toronto.
When we met at the house, Nick showed me exactly what happened over a month ago.
I grabbed all my gear from the car and began the search.
I used my metal detector to cover as much area as I could in the garden with the shrubs and then searched the front lawn in case the ring went flying off the porch but had no luck.
I put my detector away and grabbed my pinpointer ( a small handheld metal detector ) and tried around all the bases of the bushes in the garden and then all along the shrubs surrounding the porch, still nothing. I wondered if the ring hit something and jumped through a hole in the trellis surrounding the bottom of the porch. This has happened before. I grabbed my flashlight and looked through the trellis all around the porch, nope, it didn’t jump through a hole.
I grabbed my pinpointer again and began to dig with my hand around the back of a hedge right beside the porch and as I did, I put my pinpointer on the pile and got a nice signal. Sure enough, there was Nick’s wedding band.

After I searched that area the first time, I shook all the shrubs and I’m sure I must have knocked the ring out because it certainly wasn’t there the first time I looked.
I went and got Nick and showed him where his ring had been sleeping outside for the last month.

We took some photos, chatted for a bit and I was on my way.

Not long after I got home, Nick sent me a very nice testimonial. Thank you Nick
Here it is….


Thanks again for coming to my house and finding my ring.  The service
you provide is top notch.  The entire experience from reaching out on
the phone to meeting you in person and watching how you find lost
objects was amazing.  In my case, I lost my wedding ring in the front
area of my property while shovelling snow.  There was no way I would
have ever found it without hiring you and especially because you found it
in the hedges.

Highly recommended to anyone that needs a quick find if you’ve lost
something important to you.

Nick Dauphinee

Nice to meet you today Nick and I’m happy I was able to help out.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Gold pendant found.!!! Toronto

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

I had a call on Thursday the 18th about a lost necklace pendant that a young couple had lost.

They had been taking a video in snow covered parking lot in downtown Toronto when the boyfriend lost the pendant, an Egyptian Ankh pendant that was custom made.
When they watched the video they took, you could clearly see the ankh on his necklace for a few minutes and then he turned around for a minute and when he turned again and started to walk away, the necklace was hanging around his neck but the ankh was no longer attached.
They searched in the dark for it from 9:30pm to 1:30 am with no luck as it was now buried in snow somewhere in the lot.
I met them both on Saturday morning and had them show me what had happened two nights earlier.
I grabbed my gear and tried to get lucky walking a loose grid pattern for ten minutes with no luck.
I went back to my car and grabbed my wooden gridder and started making grid lines in the snow with it. Gridding is a pain to do and it’s time consuming but it’s the only way to ensure you cover every square inch of your search area.
After about an hour, I decided to search a little bit out of the area
where the pendant should be and got a great signal right next to a sewer grate, maybe a foot away.
After pinpointing the area and removing a few inches of snow, I could see the bottom of the ankh.

The gentleman was extremely lucky his pendant didn’t fall into the sewer.

I called them over with the good news and they were over the moon.
We took some pics, talked for a few minutes and I was on my way.
Really happy I was able to help this nice young couple out.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Rose gold wedding band found.!! Toronto

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

Greg called me yesterday about his lost rose gold wedding band.

He told me that on Thursday, Feb 18, he went out to the street to brush some snow off his car as he and his wife were going out for a few hours.
Greg used his gloved hands to brush off most of the snow and then pulled his gloves off.
What he didn’t know was that his ring had slipped off inside of his left glove.
He removed his gloves and started to shake the snow off his gloves and then heard a “clink” but didn’t think anything of it.
So, Greg and his wife went out for a bit and when they got home he noticed he was no longer wearing his ring. Then, the “clink” he had heard made sense now.
His ring must have flown out of his glove and hit the passenger side of the car.
This meant that his ring probably bounced off the car and onto the sidewalk.
Greg told me that most people that live on the street shovel the snow in front of their homes from the sidewalk onto the street.
Some people however shovel it onto their front lawns if they have one.
I was able to meet Greg this morning in downtown Toronto and had him reenact exactly what had happened on Thursday.
After getting the full story with the actions I started with all the snow shovelled snow onto the front lawns. Nothing. He moved his car from the spot in the street and I searched everything that was underneath it. Still nothing.
I moved my car and searched under it and still heard nothing but crickets.
Finally, the car parked in front of me left and I started to search under where it was.
30 seconds later, I got the signal we were waiting for.

Sure enough, there was Greg’s ring in the street, three feet from the curb in a pile of slush.

After recovering the ring, Greg and I chatted for a few minutes, took a few pics and I had to leave to go to another search.

Really happy I could help out today Greg. It’s was a pleasure to meet you and I’m glad your ring is back where it belongs.

Take care,

Mark Ellis