Misplacing an engagement of marriage ring can be a nightmare. And when you lose something so precious, many of us will tend to lose hope of ever finding it again.

But here’s a Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring only to find it 13 years later wrapped around a carrot in her family garden.

Mary Grams lost her engagement ring in 2004 at her family’s farm in Alberta while she was pulling weeds. She spent day searching for it but to no avail.

After loosing her precious item that meant so much to her marriage, she thought she’d never see it again. She had worn it since 1951, a year before getting married to her husband, Norman.

Recalling the day when she lost her engagement ring, Mary Grams told CBC News:

“I went to the garden for something and I saw this long weed. For some reason, I picked it up and it must have caught on something and pulled [the ring] off.”

“We looked high and low on our hands and knees. We couldn’t find it. I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something happened to it.”

Mary Grams didn’t even inform her husband that she had lost the ring. Instead, she bought a similar-looking ring, hoping he’d not notice it was missing.

The woman said:

“I didn’t tell him, even, because I thought for sure he’d give me heck or something.”

Mary and her family later moved to Camrose, but still maintained the garden, as an old farm, near Armenia.

The farm had been in her family for over 105 years. Her son and daughter-in-law now live at the farm where the ring was lost.

But after 13-year, Mary Gams’ daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley, was in the garden and plucked out a weird-looking carrot, only to see a diamond ring tightly wrapped around it.

Colleen said:

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

“I asked my husband if he recognized the ring. And he said yeah. His mother had lost her engagement ring years ago in the garden and never found it again. And it turned up on this carrot.”

The carrot appeared like a finger wearing a ring.

She added:

“If you look at it, it grew perfectly around the [ring]. It was pretty weird looking.”

“I’ve never seen anything like that. It was quite interesting.”

Mary Grams was so thrilled to get her precious diamond ring back. She revealed that she’ll still wear it again.

She said:

“I’m going to wear it because it still fits.”

“Anything I do outside, I’m going to take it off and it’s going to stay. I should’ve put it in a safe place in the first place, but I didn’t.”

Sadly, her husband passed away several years ago, and not long after they had celebrated their 60 years marriage anniversary.

Canadian carrots aren’t the only ones to have turned up ring-clad. In 2016 a German man found his wedding ring wrapped around a carrot after losing it for three years.

In 2012, a woman was gathering carrots in her farm in northern Sweden when she found one carrot bearing a white gold ring. She had lost 17 years earlier.