I have done 5 ring and lost jewellery metal detecting searches over the last 4 weeks and I have no success in finding the lost rings for my clients.
Lost Gold Chain
I received a phonecall from Guy who informed me his 4 year old daughter was playing with his thick gold chain in the backyard and she was throwing the gold chain high in the air and trying to catch it. Apparently this was a game she played on a regular basis.
This time she threw the gold chain and she told her dad that she did not her the chain land.
So Guy calls me in to do a search of his yard and surrounding areas.
It was a very frustrating search, because Guy was just relying on what his 4 year old daughter told him.
There could have been many scenarios about the lost gold chain such as follows.
- She broke the chain and was too scared to tell her father, so she hid it.
- Maybe she has hidden the chain from her Dad to put in her Glory Box to save for when she is a Big Girl!
- Maybe the chain ended up high in a tree
Many more scenarios that could have happened.
Anyhow I went back to Guys place twice in the hunt for the lost chain, I searched up trees in his yard, on the other side of the fence which is very sandy soil.
Guy also informs me that the grass on the other side of the fence was mowed by a tractor mower after the chain was lost, so the chain could have ended up in pieces, chewed up by the mower.
Lost White Gold Wedding Ring
I got a call from Kate telling me she lost her ring when she was doing some gardening in her yard, and she noticed a day later that the ring was missing. So I went over and did a thorough search of the front and back yard of her place.
Unfortunately no ring was found. I told her there would be a good chance that maybe her ring was thrown out with the garden waste. I hate not finding rings for my customers! So frustrating.
Buried Hunting Rifle
This is a very unusal search, I got a phonecall the other day to help search for a buried hunting rifle which was buried by the deceased father of a kangaroo shooter on a rural property some years ago.
I don’t ask too many questions, I just do my job, there was nothing illegal about this buried rifle, it was buried for a reason I won’t go into.
The son was only had a vague recollection to the whereabouts of the rifle, so basically we were acting on a hunch to the location.
Anyhow, I spent around three hours search for the lost rifle, once again no luck in finding it.
Lost Gold and Diamond Ladies Engagement Ring
Tonight I did a two hour search on Watermans Beach for a lost gold engagement ring, the girl had the ring removed her ring from her finger and put the ring on her leg as she applied the sunscreen oil on herself. She then stood up and immediately felt the ring fall off her leg. In a frantic panic her and her finance immediately started search for the ring and could not find it.
She called me today to ask if I could help. And of course I said I could and arranged to meet her at Watermans Beach near Hillarys Boat Harbour. They new the exact location of where the ring was lost and I started doing a grid search of the area. Two hours later I was still searching and ended up finding only a few coins and plenty of junk rubbish.
So I only presume either another Metal Detectorist has already found the ring, which was lost 2 days ago, or maybe the ring has been washed out to the water by the high tide.
So if you are a person who metal detects in that area, and have found it, please get in touch with me, and you’ll get a reward for the return of the ring to the girl who is obviously very upset about losing her ring.
When it comes to helping people find their lost rings, jewellery and other items of value, just because someone loses or hides something, it does not mean that the lost item is going to be found by myself.
Things to take note of are as follows:
- Someone else, such as another person with a metal detecto may have already found it
- A Bird may have picked it up … Crows and Ravens collect shiny silver and gold things to attract mates to their nests
- It may have been washed away with the tide
- It may have been moved by a machine, such as a lawn mower, grader, beach vacuum machine etc
- Million more scenarios!
Remember, if you have lost your ring, I can’t guarantee you that I will find it, but I promise you I will do my best trying. There is nothing better that finding a customers lost ring, and bringing back a smile to their faces.
How much do I charge?
I charge nothing at all to search for your lost item, but my services is based on a reward only if found basis that is, if I find your lost ring, jewellery etc, then it is up to you what you’d like to give me as a reward.
A small fuel surcharge may be required depending on the distance I need to travel.
If I don’t find your lost item, then I don’t expect anything.
I do not hire out my metal detectors.
I love my job!