One ‘Carrot’ Diamond: Woman’s Long-Lost Engagement Ring Found

It’s been 13 years since Mary Grams lost her engagement ring in the garden a secret she shared only with her son.


Now, Grams’ ring could be the talk of her small town, she said, after it was found wrapped around a carrot on her family’s farm.

“It just doesn’t seem real yet,” she said.


Grams found out about the ring from her daughter-in-law, who phoned on Monday after plucking the ring-clad carrot from the family farm.


“She said, ‘Did you lose an engagement ring?’ And I said, ‘Yes,’ and then she started laughing,” Grams recalled.


The 84-year-old lost her diamond ring in September 2004 while gardening.


“I was going to look at something, I don’t remember what I was going to look at, all of a sudden I [saw] this tall weed,” Grams said. “I thought, ‘Oh, I’ll grab it.’ But why I didn’t grab it with my right hand or leave it alone, I’ll never know.”


Despite searching the farm thoroughly, Grams couldn’t find the ring.


“I cried for I don’t know how many days,” she said.


Grams eventually settled for a replacement ring a cheaper alternative and told no one but her son.


She said her late husband, Norm Grams, never noticed the difference.


“Maybe he would’ve got a laugh out of this,” she said. Grams’ husband died five years ago.


Despite being buried in the soil for more than a decade, Grams says the ring still fits perfectly.



Story: CTV News 



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