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 :)

Recent Recoveries

November 15th, 2010 by Brad Lovell

Once again I have been a little slack keeping the site up to date. Below are some rings I have recently recovered for happy customers.

I recovered this gold ganesh ring for Tony in Belrose. Tony has had the misfortune of losing a few rings around his property over the years. I had no luck locating all the lost rings, but thankfully I was able to recover one of these rings before he had to move home.

Ana lost her diamond engagement ring while playing with her young children at a park in Putney. After lots of searching Ana decided to call me in for the search. After a quick 10 minute search I found Ana’s sparkling diamond ring hiding in the sand.

Miguel lost his gold wedding ring from the top of a balcony in his apartment block at Hornsby (north of Sydney). After searching the bottom garden area for many hours Miguel called me in for the search. When I arrived Miguel showed me the area. He also had his neighbour join in on the search who managed to find the ring hiding in some grass before I had started scanning the area. Miguel was a very happy man to have his ring back :)

Sharna from Cremorne lost her gold wedding ring in her back garden. It didn’t take long for me to recover this wedding ring, in fact it was the very first signal I received just seconds into the search. Sharna was thankful to have the ring back on her finger.

There have been a few other unsuccessful recoveries which I really should mention. Zoe from Balmain lost her Tiffany & Co silver diamond ring on Darling Road Balmain. If anyone happens to find this type of ring in the area, please contact me. Zoe is more than happy to provide a reward as this ring has sentimental value to her.

Lost Gold/Diamond Signet Ring Morrison Park Putney

July 14th, 2010 by Brad Lovell

Tracey called me with the sad news that she lost 2 rings. One she managed to find in her handbag, but the other ring which had been handed down from her late grandmother was still missing. She had spent the day at Morrison Park soccer oval, and had been sitting in various spots. Tracey wasn’t 100% sure if this was indeed where she lost the ring, but wanted me to have a look anyway. Unfortunately afters spending over 3 hours searching the oval, I came up empty handed. Please, if anyone does happen to find a gold/diamond signet ring at Morrison Park at Putney, please contact me. Tracey is offering a reward for its return.

Ring Lost In Sand At Cronulla Beach

July 14th, 2010 by Brad Lovell

David was digging around in the sand at Cronulla Beach when he felt his wedding ring slip off his finger. David mentioned he wasn’t  going to waist his time searching for the ring in the sand, as he knew the chances of finding it without the use of a metal detector we’re slim. Myself and 7 year old nephew drove down to Cronulla beach to attempt to find David’s lost wedding ring. As it turns out, this would be a very quick job. David pointed to the area he lost the ring, I started searching with the metal detector. The first signal received was David’s missing ring. Got to love this job! :)

Metal Detector Hire Richmond

July 14th, 2010 by Brad Lovell

Since starting this business in 2008, I have had quite a few jobs in the Richmond area. Richmond is about an 80 minute drive north west of Sydney. I always enjoy driving to Richmond, seeing the farms makes you feel you have escaped the city chaos and entered the country. So when I received a phone call from Daniel to come to Richmond to search for his wedding ring I did not hesitate to say yes! Daniel was fairly certain he lost his wedding ring while laying down new grass in his backyard. After arriving at Daniel’s home, he showed me the new grass that had been laid. It was not a very large area, maybe 30 x 10 meters of grass at the most. After getting a couple of signals not worthy of investigation, I heard a nice ping, similar to the sound of a 50 cent coin. I pushed the pin pointer into the grass to find exactly where the signal was coming from. Trying not to ruin Daniel’s new grass, I parted it gently until pulling a gold ring out of the soil. Daniel, was a pleasure meeting you :)

Wedding Ring Lost In Coogee Garden

July 14th, 2010 by Brad Lovell

I got a phone call from Kim in Coogee. Kim figured he may have lost his wedding ring while working in the garden. I told him I would be happy to come over with my metal detecting equipment and help. First thing I noticed when arriving at Kim’s house was the power lines directly above the garden. Even after turning the power settings to a minimum, the proximity of the electrical interference was too much for my trusty detector. I decided to try my underwater detector instead, this seems to be more stable around electrical interference. It too was very unstable, but more usable than the other detector. Thankfully Kim’s wedding ring did not put up too much of a fight, about 10 minutes later I found the ring sitting on top of the soil under a plant.

Lost Ring Copacabana Central Coast

July 14th, 2010 by Brad Lovell

I got an email from Paul asking if I would drive up to the Copacabana on the Central Coast to search for his lost wedding ring. The ring fell off his finger from the balcony in his backyard. Paul was away in New Zealand, but his dad showed me the area where they believed the ring to be. I searched the entire backyard twice without any luck. Next to the garden pond were some very thick and dense bushes. Getting the detector into those bushes was proving impossible. But I knew the ring had to be in there as it was no where else in the backyard. Paul’s dad had given up hope and went home. Being the stubborn person I am, I told him I was not giving up yet, and would search for another hour. I was beginning to get frustrated and began jabbing the coil of the metal detector into the bushes. For the faintest fraction of a second I heard a sound. I reached in the area I heard the sound with my pin pointing device and started poking around. The pin pointer started flashing so I swapped the pin pointer with my hand and started feeling around, and felt the unmistakable shape of a ring. Was time to call Paul’s dad with the good news :)

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