Lost Diamond Ring Birubi Beach

January 5th, 2011 by Brad Lovell


Sadly, on the 29th of December Jaya lost her Diamond Wedding Ring at Birubi beach, Port Stephens. She was sitting in the area arrowed below. Her husband held the ring while Jaya went for a swim. After that they are not exactly sure what happened. Her husband went for a walk, possibly with the ring still losely around his finger. It was not until they got back to Sydney they realised the ring was gone. I drove up to Birubi Beach to search the area Jaya and her family had spent the day. After 3 hours of searching the ring was no where to be found. If anyone has picked up a ring at Birubi beach, can you PLEASE contact me on 0413727410 so I can put you in contact with Jaya. She is more than happy to pay a reward for the return of her wedding ring. I believe it is a white gold ring with a square cut diamond?? (Jaya please correct me if I am wrong).

Wedding & Engagement Ring Lost In Lagoon

January 5th, 2011 by Brad Lovell

It’s horrible enough to lose one sentimental ring, but Susan had the misfortune of losing both her wedding and engagement rings while swimming in a lagoon at Avoca Beach on the Central Coast. I have recovered rings in lagoons before, but I had no idea just how large this lagoon was until I arrived. Susan and her husband recalled the area they had been swimming, which turned out to be a massive area to cover under water. To be honest my immediate thoughts of recovery we’re slim to none, but I had a job to do and got to work. Grid searching underwater is a very slow process, slightly overlapping with each pass. The one positive about this particular situation was the lagoon was very clean. If I had to keep stopping to recover junk signals this job would have taken a couple of days. After a handful of coins and bottle caps and a stainless steel mens ring, I received a signal which sounded like a low grown. This is a signature tone of foil, pull tabs, and sometimes small gold rings. And what made me even more excited about this signal was there we’re two of them in close proximity. I knew it had to be the rings. It took a couple of attempts to scoop the signal, but there it was..first ring recovered, the diamond engagement ring. Sitting next to it was the second deep tone signal, this had to be the wedding band. One more scoop, and I had both rings. It had been a very slow 2 hour search, but it had paid off. I took the rings back to Susan and her husband and asked if these looked familiar? Both of them we’re very excited, with Susan giving me a big hug. I love this job! It was a pleasure meeting you guys, and thank you very kindly for such a generous reward!

Lost Diamond Ring at Clontarf

January 5th, 2011 by Brad Lovell

Belinda lost her beautiful diamond engagement ring while swimming in netted area of Clontarf Beach. She was throwing a ball around and realised later on the ring was no longer on her finger. I met with Belinda and her husband Alan the next night at low tide. Unfortunately the water was around neck deep, which made recovering targets difficult. After about 2 hours of searching, I began to get cold and called it a night. But I was not going to give up on Belinda and Alan, I knew the ring had to be somewhere in the netted area. The next day, there was an even lower tide, so I went back for attempt two. This time I weighed myself down with about 20 lbs of lead to make recovering/digging easier in the deeper water. After about an hour of searching for the second time, I found a sparkling diamond ring sitting in my scoop. Hope it was the right ring, I showed it to Alan. The smile on Alan’s face answered my question, this was indeed Belinda’s lost engagement ring. Alan and Belinda, it was great to meet you guys, and thank you kindly for a generous reward.

Lost Ring Recovered At La Perouse Beach

January 5th, 2011 by Brad Lovell

Adam lost his silver ring while relaxing at a beach at La Parouse. He spent the afternoon searching for it before losing sun light. He emailed me that night and we met at the beach the next morning. Once we moved people out of the area Adam was sitting the previous night, the search was relatively quick, taking only a few minutes. Although rare, it is nice to get the occasional easy job. Adam, was nice meeting you and thank you kindly for a reward even though this was a quick one.

Gold Chain Lost At Shelly Beach Manly

January 5th, 2011 by Brad Lovell

I received a call from Karen, her mother had lost a gold herringbone chain (which was given to her by her late sister) at Shelly beach. I met up with Karen and her mother that night while the tide was low, and began searching for the chain. Now I have heard in the past that metal detectors have trouble picking up gold chains. Especially detectors such as mine with largish coils. But since the chain was relatively thick, i figured it shouldn’t be a problem. I turned out to be wrong… I tested the metal detector on another gold chain that Karen’s mother was wearing, and silence. I mentioned to the ladies I cannot charge you for this search, as I am not equipped for the job. But while I was already there, I did not want to give up, and even if I could hear the faintest of targets I might luck it. I gave Karen my pin pointing device which still faintly worked on gold chains, and off she went on her hands and knees searching for the chain. About 30 minutes later I heard the ladies screaming, they had managed to find the chain with the pinpointer! This is an amazing feat, and Karen’s mother was incredibly overwhelmed with emotion. It could not have happened to a nicer pair of ladies. Karen, if you ever want a job finding lost Jewellery let me know 😛

Metal Detector Hire South Curl Curl

January 5th, 2011 by Brad Lovell

Steve lost his large gold wedding ring while playing ball in the shallow waters of South Curl Curl Beach. We organised to meet up at low tide for a search. I always get nervous when a ring is lost in the surf, but since the ring was lost at high tide, the odds we’re working with us. Steve marked off an area he had been playing in the surf, and I began a tight search of the area. About 30 minutes into the search I found Steve’s large wedding ring in my scoop. Understandably Steve and his wife we’re very excited to get the ring back. I am sure I have returned close to 100 rings by now, and that rewarding feeling you get never goes away :)

No Luck With These Hunts..

January 5th, 2011 by Brad Lovell

I always like to post the jobs I do not find to give my future customers a realistic perception that not all ends well. 

Lost Wedding Ring Leichardt

Nigel lost his platinum wedding ring in his backyard at Leichardt. I searched the area the best I could with no result. The grass was very long in the back yard making the search a little difficult. I asked Nigel to call me back when he clipped the grass. Anyway I recently got a call from Nigel saying he found the ring inside the house. This is great news :)

Lost Set Of Keys Manly Beach

Evan lost a set of keys on the Harbour side of Manly beach. I spent a couple of hours scanning the area he had been at the time the keys we’re lost, but the keys we’re no where to be seen.

Ring Lost In Back Yard Epping North

Monica lost her wedding ring somewhere in the backyard at Epping. I searched high and low for this ring with no joy. I hope some day this ring turns up.

Lost Wedding Ring Fairlight Rock Pool

Crosby lost his wedding ring while swimming in the rock pool at Fairlight. I managed to find a gold wedding ring in the area Crosby’s ring had dropped, but unfortunately this was not the right ring. If anyone does happen to find a gold wedding ring, with silver edging on both sides in the Fairlight rock pools, please contact me. Crosby is offering a reward for its return.

Lost Large Silver Ring Rose Bay

Ian from Rose Bay asked me to help search for a lost family airloom. His daughter had lost the ring while swimming at night in the shallow waters of Rose Bay. Unfortunately with this job it was difficult to put me in the area where they beleived the ring to be lost. I covered as much ground as possible with no success.

Lost Diamond Engagement Ring Manly Beach

Sadly Pip lost her diamond engagement ring at Manly beach. She was in knee deep water at the time. I searched for the ring at low tide for about 3 hours without any success. As always, if anyone finds a diamond engagement ring in the Manly area, please contact me so I can put you in touch with Pip.

Lost Large Gold Wedding Ring Balmoral Beach

Steve lost a large gold wedding ring in the bathers area of Balmoral Beach. Not exactly sure where the ring was lost, I did a search of the area a few days after the ring was lost. Unfortunately I gave up empty handed. Please contact me if you have found a large gold wedding ring at Balmoral Beach.

Lost BMW Car Access Key Balmoral Beach

Hank lost his BMW lozenger shaped car access key on the bathers pavillion end of Balmoral Beach. These keys are very expensive to replace, so if anyone has picked up a BMW access key, please contact me so I can return this key to Hank.

Lost Engagement Ring Found Central Coast

January 5th, 2011 by Brad Lovell

I received a call from Taryn who lost her Diamond engagement ring somewhere in her front yard. After a 2 hour drive to Ourimbah on the Central Coast, I found Taryn’s home, and the garden which had devoured the engagement ring. What I figured would be a 15 minute job turned into a 2 hour plus battle. To the point where Taryn was cutting down plants to make the search easier. In the end, it was my trusty little pin pointer that found the ring hiding in deep inside the middle of blade plant.

Taryn it was a pleasure meeting you, and a good feeling returning your engagement ring where it belongs, on your finger :)