property search Tag | The Ring Finders

Lost Earring Found..!! Pickering, Ontario.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

I had a call from Andrea on Tuesday March 26, 2013 about her daughter’s lost earring.

Andrea told me that her daughter Bella had lost one of her earrings that she had just received as a birthday gift from her grandmother.


Bella left school on Monday, ran down a large grassy hill and met with some friends in a nearby playground that was covered in wood chips. Here, Bella said she pulled off her toque and threw it onto a bench. I was hoping it was in the wood chips and not on the hill as this would be the most logical place her earring would be.

After hearing the story at the school Tuesday evening , I searched the wood chips until it became too dark.

I returned to the playground again this morning for about an hour and a half and dug absolutely everything that even gave off a slight crackle in my headphones. Post earrings are sometimes very difficult to find because of the lack of metal and mass.

Anyway, after another faint crackle came though, I pin pointed the target with the probe and sure enough, Bella’s beautiful earring popped out of the wood chips.


This was a huge relief to find this one..!!



I met with Andrea tonight and returned the earring. I’m hoping Bella will be surprised to see her earring again.
I know she was very upset about losing something from her Grandmother.

Thank you Andrea for the nice reward.
Happy I could help out.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Diamond Wedding Ring Found..!! Toronto,Ontario.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

I had a call early this morning from Dave about his wife Andrea”s lost diamond wedding ring.

Andrea and Dave had been in a small soccer field attached to a school this morning, working out with their personal trainer Connor in downtown Toronto. Before they began to throw a medicine ball around, Andrea took off all three of her wedding rings and gave them to Connor to put in his pocket. After they were done working out, Connor went to hand back the rings to Andrea but there were now only two rings in his pocket. One of the diamond rings had fallen out somewhere on the field.

They searched for a while with no luck and then found TheRingFinders online which led them to me.
I made it downtown about an hour later and had them re-create what had happened earlier.

After hearing the story I began a grid search and was going well beyond the parameters they gave me as I didn’t want to miss anything. After searching for about an hour and a half going east and west, I decided to start the grid again going north and south. Five minutes in, I got the signal we were looking for. After pinpointing the area and parting the grass, I could see Andrea’s ring standing straight up in the grass with just the thin shank showing.

When I was going east to west, the detector passed right over it because of the way it was sitting. When I went north and south, the detector hit the ring head on. I’m glad we found this when we did. We were running out of field and it was crazy hot here today. I think I lost a few pounds on this search. Lol

I’m really happy I could help out today Andrea.
It was great to see the look on your face when I told you the ring had been found.

That look never gets old ..!!! I love it.

Thank you very much for the nice reward. It’s greatly appreciated and helps me keep doing what I love to do.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Lost Diamond Ring Found..!! Stoney Lake, Ontario.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

On Thursday I took a call from a very nice lady, Tianna.

She was pretty upset about her diamond ring that had slipped off her finger in twelve feet of water while swimming off of a dock in Stoney Lake.

Tianna had only had the ring for a month or so and was really hoping we could help her recover it.

As I am not a scuba diver, I called on my diving friends Brad and Ryan.

Brad is Ryan’s father and they always dive together.

Brad and Ryan have helped me out in the past and I was hoping they could help me out again.

On Sunday, July 15, Brad and Ryan were able to make it out to Stoney lake where they met with Tianna and her fiancé.

After getting the details from Tianna, they set up a grid underwater and then began the hunt.

In just an hour and a half, Brad and Ryan found the ring for a very happy Tianna.

It is a beautiful ring with several small diamonds surrounding a large champagne centre diamond.

Great job guys…!!!!  You saved the day again..!!

Thank you Tianna for the generous reward for Brad and Ryan.

Really happy we could help you out.

Take care,

Mark Ellis



Gold wedding band found…!!! Richmond Hill, Ontario.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

On Friday March 23rd I received a call from Jag about his gold wedding band that he had lost on Thursday.

Jag has just purchased a beautiful new home in Richmond Hill, just north of Toronto and went to look at the house with his children on Thursday.

The house is in a new development which is still under construction and is surrounded by deep mud and a ton of construction materials laying all over the place.


While at the side of his new home, Jag’s shoe sunk into the ankle deep mud and he had to reach down into the mud to extract his shoe and then tried to fling the wet mud of of his hands.

After spending a little more time walking around, Jag and the kids went back home.

Later, Jag noticed that his wedding band was missing and went back to the new property


looking for his ring for hours. He started digging around in the mud and after being unable to find his ring, he conducted a quick internet search which led him to me.

We met this morning, Saturday March 24th, and Jag took me to the new home under construction and showed me the general area where his shoe got stuck in the mud. He then told me about flinging the mud off his hands afterwards which could have thrown the ring anywhere.

After my own shoe sunk ankle deep, I went back to the car to put on my rubber boots and grab my gear. After getting all set up and ready to go, I started walking back to the site with Jag following close behind me.

After years of detecting, you start to develop eyes like a crow… you seem to be hyper alert to all things shiny and items that are round, like coins and rings…..

Well, sure enough, I didn’t even get the chance to turn on my detector.

I spotted the mud covered ring about fifteen

feet away where Jag’s shoe got stuck in the mud. It must have flown off when he shook his hands.

I picked his ring up out of the mud and turned to him and said “Jag, guess what..??? ”

Needless to say, Jag is overjoyed we found his beautiful 18K white and

yellow gold wedding band.

He told me that he hasn’t really slept since he lost it and was worried sick he’d never find it. Well, we found it….

I’m really happy I could help you out today Jag..!!

Enjoy your ring Jag and your beautiful new home.


Take care,

Mark Ellis


Found….Gold Bracelet..!! Milton, Ontario.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

John called me a few days ago about his gold bracelet he had lost in the fall while cleaning up around his yard.

As the weather has been so nice in and around Toronto, John thought I may be able to come over and

attempt a recovery as we have no snow on the ground, which is unusual for this time of year.

I was able to make it over to John’s house this morning where I met with him and his lovely wife.

John then gave me a tour of both the front and back yards where he had been cleaning up in the fall and pointed out some areas where he thought his bracelet may be hiding. One area was in a cluster of little cedar trees where he had be rearranging some rocks near the front lawn.

I went back to the car to get my gear and get set up while John went back inside the house.

I figured I would eliminate the front yard first as it was much smaller than the

back yard, and started the search in the cluster of cedar trees.

A minute later I had a rough, broken signal that turned out to be a rusted beer cap and then nothing for another minute or so.

Then, a nice, strong, solid signal that had me reaching for my pin-pointer…..

I moved some leaves out of the way and could see part of the bracelet sticking out from underneath a rock. After rolling the rock off to the side, John’s bracelet came into full view.

I brushed some dirt off of the bracelet, made sure it was in one piece and then rang his doorbell.


John’s eyes had a look of disbelief when he looked at his bracelet. What a great moment ..!!  I love this look.

After showing his wife the bracelet, they insisted I have a coffee with them before leaving.

What a great job this is…!!!

I’m very happy you have your bracelet back John..!!!

Thank you very much as well for the nice reward on such a fast locate.

Take care,

Mark Ellis



Property and Estate Searches Yakima Washington

  • from Yakima (Washington, United States)

To date most of my hunts have included searches for rings and other lost personal items. But the use of a metal detector goes beyond just rings. I initially purchased my Whites Classic ID metal detector 11 years ago to search my property for underground lines and property markers. Since then I have loaned out that detector to search for wiring in new construction, for a friend to look for a pair of glasses lost on a snowy hike and yes for several property marker searches.

Recently I was asked if my detector could locate the lid from a chewing tobacco can. I responded that it would be able to see the metal part of the can and followed up his question with one of my own. Why?

The response got me ready to hunt. He told me a story about his grandparents who hid money in their yard in these containers and who knows what else. In one can there was a reported three thousand dollars. They lived in an area rich with history and many detectors had been by asking for permission to hunt their property. They had always said yes, but restricted them from searching around the house.

This led the person asking me the question to think there may be much more in the ground and he wanted me to do a property search. Currently the ground is nicely frozen, so this will have to wait until spring, and I will report back on what I find.

Another friend spoke with me about searching his late fathers property as they had already found $37,000 in cash in a drawer when they went through his estate. The father had owned a coin op car wash pre–1965 and had told the kids, when I die you can bet I will have several large drums of silver coins in the yard.

So you see besides searching for rings or keys, there are other good uses for a metal detector.

If you have a property that you think holds buried treasure and would like a hunt done, then let me know. If you are in the Washington State area I can help you out and depending on the treasure, I could be willing to travel. I can also set you up with a Ring Finder in your area who I am sure would be more than happy to help you out.

Now if spring could only hurry up so I can get to that estate search and see what treasure is waiting to be found.

Do you have a search? I am waiting for your call.