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Swamp Search for Jewelry Collection. North Toronto.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

Last week I had a call from Mark about his girlfriend’s jewelry.

It’s a long, sad, and complex story, but here is the short version …


Mark and his thirteen year old son had an argument and the son was quite upset.
Being angry, the son got into
Mark’s girlfriend’s jewelry box and took quite a few pieces of jewelry out of it.
There were several yellow gold rings and other yellow gold bracelets, along with many white gold and diamond rings.

When the missing jewelry was discovered, the son said he threw all of it towards a swamp.

Mark then found me online and I made it up to the swamp on Monday August 19th in north Toronto to meet him.

After getting many more details, I ended up searching in the swamp on three separate occasions and found every single piece of yellow gold that was thrown.

No white gold was found whatsoever.
Mark admitted this was his worst fear. He had a feeling all I would find was the yellow gold as the white gold and diamond rings were very expensive pieces.

Well, I found all of the yellow ….but all the white gold and diamond rings remain missing.

I know one thing for a fact….they are not in the swamp.
We may never know what really happened to them.

I took several video clips in the swamp and tried to piece them together somewhat.
It was just difficult to do on this search. Crazy hot, mosquito infested, sickening smell, taking sweaty,latex gloves on and off got really tiring and frustrating but I did what I could do.
Not the best video you’ll ever see but it pretty much explains the story.

Thank you Mark for your generosity on this search and I sincerely hope the white gold and diamond rings turn up somehow, someday.

Take care,
Mark Ellis

I’ll post a pic of all the jewelry together when Mark sends it to me.

Diamond Engagement Ring Found. Toronto

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

This afternoon, Sunday August 18, 2013, I had a call from Brie about her lost engagement ring.


Brie told me that she was in her backyard pool playing volleyball on Saturday and went to “volley” the ball over the net.

When she did, she felt both her wedding rings fly off her finger.

Brie, her family and friends at the pool party began searching for the rings.
Luckily they found the wedding band at the bottom of the pool, but they simply could not locate the engagement ring.

I made it down to Brie’s home in downtown Toronto tonight for 6:30pm and got the rest of the story.

After mentally trying to recreate what had happened on Saturday, I had a feeling that the heavier engagement ring flew over a wooden fence right beside the pool and into the neighbours yard.


I began scanning beside the fence on Brie’s side which was really tough because of of all the nails in the fence and some other metal obstructions.

After not finding the ring with my detector, I was forced to use my pinpointer along the fence line and also into the the bushes and shrubs right along the fence as well for the shrub growing above the fence.

After thinking more and more about the distance her ring could travel, I was now convinced it was in the neighbours yard.

We ended up walking around to the neighbours, and immediately were granted permission to search in their yard.

Sure enough, five minutes into the search on the neighbour’s side of the fence, I got a great signal over a bush with my detector.
I grabbed my pinpointer and and began probing around the base of the bush and the ring was located laying right at the roots of it.

After retrieving Brie’s gorgeous platinum and diamond engagement ring, I walked back around to her house and entered the backyard.

I played a little trick on Brie first before I told her the ring was found and her reaction was awesome.

She was obviously very relived and happy to have her ring back, and I couldn’t be happier for her.

I really am a truly lucky guy to have a job like this.!!

I had a great time and a nice chat with her family and friends as well.
Great people.

I then got a few photos and was on my way.

Thank you very much Brie for the generous reward.
It’s really appreciated and helps keep my service going.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Lost White Gold Ring Found.! Guelph, Ontario.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

On Thursday August 1st I had a call from Aubrey about her boyfriend Roger’s lost gold ring.


Roger and Aubrey had been out walking in a local park with their new dog Thor in Guelph, Ontario when Thor suddenly got loose of his collar and took off.

Aubrey and Roger gave chase and when they caught him, Roger had to wrestle with Thor to get his collar on again. This is when they think Roger’s ring must have slipped off.

After looking for the lost ring with no luck, they went out and purchased a metal detector and tried to locate it again on Thursday and Friday. Again with no luck.

After talking to Aubrey about the ring, we decided I would come up this morning, Saturday August 3rd and help them take a look for it.

I made it into Guelph around 9:30am, and met up with Roger and Aubrey.

We talked for a bit and then I grabbed my gear and we headed over to the park which is close by.

After getting into the park, they gave me a few more details and I thought I’d try and get lucky finding the ring without having to run my grid lines. No luck.

We started again, this time after running a proper grid, and about 30 minutes into the search, I got a really nice signal in my headphones.

After pinpointing the area and parting the grass, I saw Roger’s beautiful white gold ring staring back at me and left it exactly where it was laying.


Not saying anything about the ring, I asked Aubrey for some bottled water.
When she was going to get it, I told her I wasn’t thirsty, I just wanted to rinse off Roger’s ring. I could see her processing what I had just said and after a second, she spun around and asked if I had found it.
I love doing things like that. I love the reactions.

I took Roger and Aubrey over to where the ring was located so they could see where it had been hiding for the last few days.


After getting a few photos, we packed up my gear and headed back to my car.

Really happy I could help you guys out today.
It was a pleasure meeting you both and thank you so much for the very generous reward.
I really appreciate it and it helps me keep my service going and doing what I love to do.

Take care,

Mark Ellis