Andy Turbyfill

Cost For My Service

I have a $25.00 call out fee to help cover fuel cost, and my service is on a reward basis. This means you pay what you think it was worth to find your lost item. If I cannot find your item then no fee will be expected but the call out fee.

Search Types

Lost rings, jewelry, and keys. Lost family heirlooms, estate searches, and any lost metallic valuables. I search yards, parks, old home sites, athletic fields, gardens etc... If the search is on private property, then you must obtain permission beforehand. If the search is on national or state park grounds, metal detecting there is prohibited, but the park services are usually understanding about this and will typically grant permission when asked beforehand. I can search shallow water in Lakes & Rivers up to 4 feet deep.

Search Locations

Bryson City, NC and surrounding areas.

Andy Turbyfill's Bio

I’ve lived in Western North Carolina for the past 30 years. My wife and I have been married for 28 years and we have two children, both married. I have been seriously detecting for over 6 years and enjoy the hobby very much. I have helped find jewelry for my friends and family and I decided to join Ring Finders so I could help others recover their valuables and memories. There is nothing more satisfying than to be able to reconnect an owner with their lost memory or keep sake.

Andy Turbyfill - Recent Blog Post

  • Ring Recovery in a Grassy Ravine – Outside a Walmart (2017)

    I got a call from a lady who needed help finding her wedding set. Let’s just say it wound up in a grassy ravine outside of a Walmart. No judgement here, it happens all the time.  It sounded pretty cut and dry and it didn’t look like a difficult place to hunt so the next […]

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  • Ring Recovery at a Local Creek for a Fisherman (2017)

    Got an email form Brett about a lost ring.  I contacted him and the next morning we  were able to get together.  It seems that he was cleaning fish at the creek side, and the fish slime caused his wedding band to slip off.  I made it a little harder for myself than I needed […]

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  • Ring Recovery – Platinum & 3 Carat Diamond (2017)

    I recently had a nice lady named Carrie contact me through a Craigslist ad that I run about my services with The Ring Finders.  She was in desperate need of help finding her engagement ring that was Platinum with a 3 carat diamond.  Needless to say she needed it found as quickly as possible.  She […]

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  • Gas Station Ring Recovery (2016)

    Had a call from a lady who found me on The Ring Finders.  She had lost her wedding rings at a local gas station and I new right away that this might be a hard one.  With cars coming in and out, you never know where a ring might wind up.  She had managed to […]

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  • Ring Lost While Kayaking – RECOVERED (2016)

    A gentleman contacted me on about a lost wedding band.  “Familiar story” you say.  Well this unfortunate fellow had only been married for a week and already had the misfortune of losing his wedding band while kayaking.  After a phone conversation about where he lost his ring, it was evident that this was not going […]

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