Gold Signet Ring Recovered At Seaforth

September 6th, 2009 by Brad Lovell

Robin called me last week requesting my services. He had lost his gold signet ring while shaking water off his hands. Robin was standing on a balcony when the ring flew off in the direction of the garden below. Interesting enough, Robin did not hear the ring land which worried me. Anyway, I started searching the garden area where the ring most likely dropped. After covering the area 3 times, I was beginning to think that perhaps the ring had gone over the neighbours fence. Before knocking on the neighbour’s door, I decided to start metal detecting the trees in the garden. My good friend Tony from Jewellery Rescue had a situation where he found a ring in a tree (read story here) so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try. After scanning most of the trees, I came to the last one. About half way up the trunk of the tree, I was receiving a strong signal. I thought that maybe there was a piece of wire in the tree. I began to investigate the area and spotted a glimpse of gold. Robin had flicked the ring off his finger so hard that it lodged inside the tree. Robin mentioned to me before I started the search to let him know exactly where I found the ring, as he had spent 2 hours searching for it. I called him out to see exactly where the ring had landed. We we’re both amazed yet happy the ring was no longer lost.

Lost And Found Platinum Ring At Curl Curl Beach

September 6th, 2009 by Brad Lovell

I received a phonecall last week from Claire. Claire’s husband asked her to take care of his wedding ring while he went for a swim. After losing his first ring in the surf many years ago, he was not going to risk this again. So Claire put the ring in her pocket while hubby went for a swim. Unfortunately for Claire, when it came time to return the ring to her husband, it was no longer in her pocket. Claire remembered throwing her car keys to her husband, this being the only time something was removed from her pocket. So the plan was to grid search the area from where they we’re sitting, including the path Claire walked to throw the keys to her husband. Luck was definately on my side that day, after one or two swings of the metal detector, I received a nice loud tone. I dipped my fingers into the sand, and pulled out a Platinum Wedding ring. Claire was wondering why I was walking back over to her so quickly. When she saw what was in my hand, her concern turned to a smile :) Claire gave me a big hug and a generous reward considering how fast I had recovered the ring.