When you get engaged, it’s nice to receive a shiny 1 carat diamond, but one Canadian woman managed to find a rare 1 “carrot” ring.
Mary Grams of Alberta, Canada lost her engagement ring one day while weeding the garden. 13 years later, it came back to her, stuck onto a carrot.
“I recognized it right away,” Grams told the CBC. “We looked high and low on our hands and knees,” she said of losing the ring. “We couldn’t find it. I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something happened to it.”
Grams never told anyone the ring was gone, except her son. She even kept it secret from her husband.
“I didn’t tell him, even, because I thought for sure he’d give me heck or something,” she confessed.
Instead, Grams bought a replica ring and pretended nothing had happened.
“Maybe I did the wrong thing, but you get so worked up,” she told the BBC. Her husband passed away five years ago, but Grams thinks he would have thought it was funny now.
Thankfully, the real ring had not been rototilled. Instead, it remained in the ground and, miraculously, a carrot grew perfectly right through the middle of it.
Grams daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley, is the one who made the sparkling discovery.
Daley now lives on the family farm where Grams used to live. She was pulling carrots for dinner when she found one that was oddly shaped. She didn’t see the ring until she washed the dirt off the carrot. Her husband recognized it immediately and they called Grams to let her know.
“I said we found your ring in the garden. She couldn’t believe it,” Daley told the Associated Press.
Grams tried on the ring, and yes, it still fits.