Nearly 13 years ago, in a garden in Armena, Alberta, about 45 miles southeast of Edmonton, Mary Grams, then 71, lost her diamond engagement ring.

Grams’s husband Norman had given her the ring in 1951, but rather than tell him that she lost it, she just replaced it. “I thought for sure he’d give me heck or something,” she told the CBC.

When Norman passed away five years ago, the ring was still missing, with Grams was convinced she’d never see it again. But this week, Colleen Daley, Grams’s daughter-in-law, pulled up a carrot in the garden that appeared to have taken a liking to the ring, and grew right through it.

“I knew it had to belong to either grandma or my mother-in-law,” Daley told the CBC, “because no other women have lived on that farm.”

Grams said the ring still fits (though it doesn’t appear to have fit the carrot very well), adding, “I recognized it right away.”

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