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Retrieving Jewelry from the Sink

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Small and sometimes expensive items are easily washed down the sink drain. Metallic items like jewelry will sink and can usually be retrieved from the plumbing drain trap under the sink. Step One: Getting Started Most importantly, once you've realized you’ve dropped something down the drain, do not run the water. Instead, remove the drain stop or pop-up stopper in the sink. Step Two: What You Need Now, for what you need: if your jewelry is not gold, silver, or platinum, you should be able to retrieve it with only a lighted screwdriver with a magnetic telescoping lens. However, if...

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