Lost Wedding Ring Retrieved At Belrose

May 19th, 2011 by Brad Lovell

This morning I drove out to Belrose to help Taleen recover her husbands lost wedding band. I have had many jobs in the past where the ring was actually thrown in the heat of an argument. Now this is very common, and is nothing to be a shamed of. But many customers are too embarrassedto tell me until I start retracing what actually happened. Not Taleen, she told me exactly what happened, and admitted to being extra emotional at the time. In the heat of the moment, Taleen threw her husbands wedding ring out of the car door onto the road side. Once things had cooled down, Taleen and her husband went to retrieve the thrown ring with no luck. They then hired a metal detector and tried searching for the ring, but the ring remained elusive.  So Taleen decided to call me to see if I could help. I spent a good 45 minutes searching for the ring in a grassy area on the side of the road. Unfortunately the ring had landed above an underground pipe, which was causing the detector to block signals when swiping over the ring. I was very relieved to finally pull the lost ring out of the grass roots. This whole ordeal had really stressed Taleen out. As you can imagine, Taleen was extremelyexcited to have her husbands wedding ring back in her hands. Taleen it was a pleasure to meet you, and thank you 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.

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 :)

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! :)

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.

Wedding Ring Not Found At Artarmon

July 13th, 2010 by Brad Lovell

I drove out to Artamon on Sydney’s North Shore to find a ring that had gone missing. Rosyln suspects her toddler picked up the ring and placed it somewhere. I searched for the ring in the yards around the house with no luck. We also searched some areas inside the house without any success. Hopefully some day Roslyn’s wedding ring will turn up :) I have a good feeling it will..

Wedding Ring Lost in Graveyard (Ryde)

July 13th, 2010 by Brad Lovell

Ring Lost At Field Of Mars Cemetery Ryde

I received a phone call from Annie, a very polite lady who had lost her late father’s ring while visiting his grave at the Field Of Mars Cemetery at Ryde. Annie was throwing flowers off an embankment into the bushes below. While doing so, her dad’s gold ring fell off her fingers and into the bushes below. This proved to be a tough job, with the ring being much further away than expected. Thanks to Annie’s mum who was able to meet me at the Cemetery, and  was also very excited and emotional to have her husbands ring back in possession.

Lost Wedding Ring Recovered In Croydon Backyard

July 13th, 2010 by Brad Lovell

Lost Wedding Ring at Croydon (Sydney’s Inner West)

Madelaine lost her wedding ring somewhere in her backyard.

From memory this ended up being a quick 15 minute job, with her beautiful diamond wedding ring found hiding in the grass.

Madelaine, it was great meeting your family, and thank you kindly for a reward even though this was an simple job, it is very much appreciated.


Blind Man Loses His Wedding Ring!

June 27th, 2010 by Brad Lovell


Another fulfilling day helping Alan from Doonside, a lovely blind man who lost his wedding ring while throwing a stick to his guide dog. After his family searched the house and backyard for the missing ring, they asked me to come over and help out with my metal detecting equipment. Alan was fairly confident his wedding ring flew off his finger while throwing a stick to his trusty Labrador guide dog. After lots of affection from Alan’s dog, I got to work scanning the backyard. About an hour went by and I had pretty much covered the entire back yard. Things we’re not looking promising, so I decided to start over again. This time playing closer attention to the grass near the concrete footpath. As most of you would know, concrete sometimes contains metal re-inforcements which cause the metal detector to beep. As it turned out, Alan’s ring was sitting in the grass very closely to the metal concrete reinforcement which was masking out the signal of a gold ring. Alan was happy to have the wedding ring back on his finger, and mention he would be getting it re-sized after losing weight. Was great meeting Alan and his best friend :)

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