Ring lost 12 years ago found growing around a carrot

A woman was reunited with a ring she lost 12 years ago after her husband found it on a carrot in their back garden.

Stunned Linda Keitch, 69, was given the gold ring with a heart-shaped amethyst stone by her husband Dave for her 40th birthday.

The ring was a bit too small for her finger so she gave it to her daughter who sadly lost it in their garden in 2006.

But now the band has been found on the tip of a carrot Dave dug up from their vegetable plot.

Linda said: “The carrot had grown into the ring. It must be a chance in a million.”

“Dave dug up the carrots and threw them in a tub outside the back door without noticing anything.”

“I picked them up and put them in a bowl of water to wash along with some potatoes and then saw the ring in front of me.”

“It was so amazing. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was great to get my ring back after all those years.”

“When Dave came in, I said, ‘Guess what I’ve found — look’ and he said, ‘I’ve looked for that every time I’ve done that garden.’”

It was the couple’s daughter, Sarah, now 37, who actually lost the ring in their garden.

Linda said: “It got too small for my finger, so I gave it to Sarah, but she went up the garden and lost it.”

“We searched high and low but couldn’t find it. I was gutted and never thought it would turn up again.”

“Although I had handed it down to her, I’m deciding whether to give it back to her or not. I may just clean it up and keep it in a box.”

Linda and Dave are treating themselves to a new car for her 70th birthday.

She said: “We’ll have to make sure we don’t lose that.”

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