Missing engagement ring found 13 years later on garden carrot

News 17/08/2017

When Canadian woman Mary Grams lost her engagement ring at her family farm in 2004, she never expected to see it again.

That was until Monday (local time), when her daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley, pulled a carrot from the soil to find the ring encircled around it. 

"I knew it had to belong to grandma or my mother-in-law, because no other women have lived on that farm," Ms Daley said.

She asked if her husband recognised the ring, and he remembered his mother losing it over a decade before.

Ms Grams believes she lost the ring while weeding the garden at the farm in Armena, Alberta.

"We looked high and low on our hands and knees [and] we couldn't find it," she says.

The 84-year-old no longer lives at the farm, but her family still maintains a garden on the property.

Ms Grams first got the ring in 1951, a year before she married her husband, Norman. She never told Norman about losing the ring.

"I thought for sure he'd give me heck or something," she said.

Norman died in 2012, a month after the couple's 60th wedding anniversary.

"I'm going to wear it because it still fits," says Ms Grams.