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.

“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.

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