Poor summer yeilds min searches for LJR

The summer of 2014 has been short, cool & rainy compared to normal summers past, thus resulting in a drop in searches for “Lost Jewelry Recovery”  Not near as many beach goers this summer and sports fields were either washed out from excess rain or just in too poor condition to use. We did manage to recover a “few” lost wedding rings though (2)  successful land searches & (2) successful water searches. There were 2 other searches that did not turn up lost rings probably because the customer wasn’t sure that the ring was actually lost in that place. On an average where we at LJR get approx. 25 ring searches per season, this summer has brought us down to only 6 searches so far with 2 searches pending. 027029I guess that could be looked at as “a good thing” for the lucky ones that dont lose their jewelry tho, however LJR is always on “standby” for those unfortunate ones that do lost their precious personal possessions outdoors. Here are photos of the customers that we did manage to find their “Lost jewelry”

GetAttachment (3)successful ring search at Birds Hill Park beach showing recovered wedding ring

“Lost Jewelry Recovery Service” finds Keys in deep snow and frigid conditions

Feb 25th, 2014. started out as a blowing windy morning with a temp of -36C with the windchill but because of the circumstances, “Lost Jewelry Recovery Service” was out doing a search for some “lost keys”
Peter had lost his Mazda 5 remote keys plus numerous work and house keys while enjoying a nice -3C sunny day of tobogganing with his wife & children the previous week. seems as though his coat pocket had ripped open and the keys fell out without notice. Peter had been searching the net for metal detector rental and came across “Lost Jewelry Recovery” metal detecting service and decided to call a professional. arrangements were made and the search was on, of course the keys were never in the places that were thought but a “more intensive” search was conducted and another successful recovery. The circumstances mentioned were: Peter was moving to Toronto in 8 days and badly needed these keys and although Peter states he “never loses things” the whereabouts of these lost keys was really eating him up. His mind is at ease now and the move will be easier. The Garrett Ace 250 metal detector once again did a great job at finding these keys.

Manitoba harsh weather causes challenging searches for LJR

Manitoba harsh weather causes challenging searches for LJR

2013-2014 winter season in Manitoba has been creating record breaking amounts of snowfall and along with it some of the coldest temperatures this province has seen in years. LJR has had several calls to search for lost vehicle keys as a result of people rushing to avoid the cold any longer than need be. A single “computer chip ignition key” can cost up to $800.00 and beyond if you own a new vehicle. LJR has been steadily doing searches for vehicle keys as well as house keys lost in the deep snow. The searches are very challenging because of the amount of deep snow accumulated this season. The snow must be broken down first in order to swing the detector and after about 30 minutes in the chilling cold the batteries start to fade as well as the person swinging the detector. The good news: were half way through the winter and leaning towards spring.

Manitoba winter chill generates more ” lost jewelry”

As the Manitoba winter temperatures drop lower & lower daily, it’s very important to have a good pair of warm gloves/mittens with you. Not only to help keep your hands from freezing in the frigid temperatures but also to keep your fingers from shrinking from the cold and thus having your wedding ring come off unknowingly when you pull your glove off. This is a common occurrence throughout the winter and “Lost Jewelry Recovery Service” receives many calls in regards to lost rings. With such cold temperatures people pull their gloves off fast to unlock doors or to deal with money  not thinking that the possibility exists that their ring might come off and before you know it the glove goes back on without the ring on the finger. Many frantic calls come in to L.J.R. about lost rings and most scenario’s are the same: (it must have happened when I took my glove off). So the search is on once again. My best advise is: keep your hands warm so your fingers dont shrink from the cold and try to keep your hand closed when your gloves are off, this way your ring won’t be able to slide off your finger. It’s a real challenge to find a lost ring in the snow, because of the weight of the ring, it falls deep into the snow and works it’s way to the hard ground, so you have to clear the snow to swing the detector to get close enough to the ground if you plan on finding the ring. Like I stated: it’s always a challenge but with “good” metal detecting equipment, an experienced detectorist should have no problem finding the lost ring if in fact it’s where the owner said it was lost. On average L.J.R. get about 30 ring calls over the winter season but not all calls are “worthy of searching”, many rings are lost in parking lots, stores, and cars.So keep those hands warm and check those fingers whenever you take your gloves off. My service is always available to those who may need it in the future. visit the website for testimonialsImage at: http://www.lostjewelryrecovery.com

“Metal Detector Rental” in Manitoba, Why not hire a “Professional”

FOT774.JPG LJR truck logo 2013Many people lose items such as wedding rings, chains & pendants along with keys , hearing aids, cell phones etc outdoors  and the first thing that comes to mind is : I need to get a metal detector, where can I “rent a metal detector”? The answer to that question is simple: you can”possibly” rent a metal detector at the local  equipment rental store if they have one available for $35.00 per day  with a $100.00 deposit, but the detector you are going to rent is great for finding pull tabs & bottle caps and will pick up all types of trash unless you know how to set the “discrimination” mode on the detector and even then the constant chatter will drive you nuts. So why rent a metal detector when you can hire a “Professional” right here in the city of Winnipeg by contacting “Lost Jewelry Recovery Service“. With 6 seasons of searching for “Lost Jewelry”, L.J.R. has been very successful at jewelry recovery, and many other recoveries as well, just check out the website at: http://www.lostjewelryrecovery.com

Here at Lost jewelry Recovery,  have thought about renting out metal detectors to the public but this technology is so “fragile” that any abuse of the detector will certainly lead to costly repairs, as well: the new technology takes  many months to learn on a “high end detector”.  We recommend that you save yourself  the aggravation & cost of renting a metal detector that you will give up on within the first hour of use, So: why rent a metal detector?    contact: http://www.lostjewelryrecovery.com     or call us at: 204-291-1755……..  and let a professional find your lost item.

“Sweet Sixteen” Lost & now found

I received an email in regards to a lost “sweet sixteen gold ring” Jacqueline was devastated that she had lost her 14k gold ring that she had on her finger for the last 11 years given to her by her mother at the age of 16 of course. I was told the ring was not of great cash value but there was  great sentimental value attached to it. The only problem was that it might be on private property, you see the ring had come off when Jacqueline had “flicked” something from her finger towards a chain link fence and heard the “ting” sound and quickly noticed the ring had left her finger. She did not know whether the ring had passed through the fence or hit the fence and bounced back in the grassy area, she and a co-worker searched on their knees with no luck and it seemed that the ring was gone forever.All Jacqueline had on her mind was that she needed to rent a metal detector but The next day Jacqueline had been driving with a friend in Winnipeg and happened to stop at a traffic light on the street directly behind my vehicle that has my “lost jewelery recovery service” logo on the windows, as well as the contact website. She emailed me and I responded. I went the next day and did a search of the area and quickly realized that the ring had to have passed through the fence. I would not trespass onto private property and risk my buisness so what I did was reach under the fence and pulled all that I could reach to my side of the fence which exposed the ring. the ring had to be picked up now by Jacqueline or a friend, and it was. Jacqueline now wears that same recovered ring. Glad I could help!ImageImage

Ring recovery in Gull Lake Manitoba

I recently received a call from Jason that told me he had lost his 10k white/gold wedding band in 5 feet of water out at Gull Lake will visiting friends and tossing the ball in the water. The ring had slipped off jason’s finger due to the cold water temp and the fact that it was a little too loose fitting.Jason had searched on metal detector rental and found my service and I made arrangement to meet with Jason Saturday morning and drive out to the site. Indeed the ring was lost just past the docks end of which was 5+ feet deep. I used my Detector Pro Pirate water detector and found many targets before recovering Jason”s ring 4 hours later. All in all the search was successful and the wedding ring is back on Jason’s finger once again. (better get it properly sized Jason). chalk up another successful recovery for “Lost Jewelry Recovery”20130706_124340