It was an average day of gardening for one 82-year-old resident of Bad Menstereifel, Germany. The man was tending to his carrots when he managed to unearth something he never thought he’d see again and certainly not on a carrot.
When he pulled up a plump carrot from the soil, he noticed that it was oddly shaped, sort of bulbous, as though something had stunted its growth and it had to make do.
Then he noticed the sparkle.
Flash back to three years ago. Just after this man and his wife had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, he realized that that the wedding band he’d worn for so long was missing from his finger. The couple kept an eye out for it, but it never turned up.
And then, two-and-a-half years after losing the ring, the wife sadly passed away. Without her cheerful optimism that it would turn up, the man simply stopped looking for it, believing it was lost forever.
What he didn’t know, though, was that it was patiently waiting under the soil in the carrot patch the whole time.
Jewelry has a funny way of turning up in odd places, as this man now knows, as well as the couple who found some diamonds inside an old, second-hand chair.
See the incredible photos of the ring-bearing carrot below!