When Mary Grams, 84, lost her engagement ring, she never thought she’d see it again. 13 years later, the long-lost diamond ring returned wrapped around a carrot in her farm!
Grams said she had been missing the engagement ring since 2004, when it fell off while she was pulling weeds. “We looked high and low on our hands and knees … we couldn’t find it. I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something happened to it,” she told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. “I cried so many times.”
She searched the garden for days, but the ring never turned up. Finally, she decided to replace the ring without telling anyone. Grams said her late husband, who gave the ring to her in 1951, never recognized the new jewelry.
Grams kept her secret for 13 years, until her daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley, pulled a misshapen carrot from their family farm. She said she considered feeding it to the dog because of its odd proportions, but it’s a good thing she didn’t. When she washed the carrot, she realized why it was shaped so strangely – it was wearing a diamond ring!
Daley told Insider, “I asked my husband if he recognized the ring. And he said yeah. His mother had lost her engagement ring years ago in the garden and never found it again. And it turned up on this carrot.”
The carrot had grown perfectly around the missing ring, and Grams was in disbelief. When she finally sliced the carrot to remove the ring, she was even more surprised when it slid perfectly onto her finger! “I thought I would have to go to the jeweler today, but it still fits,” she told The Guardian.