Mary Grams, a Canadian woman of 84, was devastated when she lost her ring on the family farm in Alberta in 2004 while weeding. Mrs. Grams was embarrassed to tell her husband that she lost it, therefore kept the loss of her ring a secret from all, except for her son for over a decade.
After the loss of her ring, Mrs. Grams went out to purchase a replacement ring slightly cheaper and wore it as nothing had happened.
No one was any the wiser until the day her daughter in law Colleen Daley was digging up carrots for dinner and found the ring attached to a chunky carrot. The carrot had grown directly into the ring.
As the farm has been in the family for approximately 100 years, her son instantly knew who the ring belongs to, and called his mother.
Imagine her surprise finding the diamond ring in the vegetable patch so many years later. Mary assumed the ring was lost forever.
In hindsight, Mrs. Grams said she wishes she had told her husband, who died five years ago. He was a joker and probably would have found this whole situation pretty funny.
Mrs. Grams said, “that if she was going outside, she should have placed it in a safe place.”
What an incredible story.
It is not the first time someone has found a diamond ring on a carrot. A Swedish woman, Lena Paahlsson, who designed her own wedding ring, found it 16 years later.
Lena Paahlsson and her husband believes the ring fell into a sink back in 1995 and had lost it in the vegetable peelings that were turned into compost or was fed to their sheep.