In September 2004, Mary Grams was working in her garden when she realized that something was missing.
The 84-year-old woman had been struggling with a particularly difficult, large weed and she suspects that sometime during the battle to unearth it, her diamond engagement ring slipped off.
"We looked high and low on our hands and knees," she told CBC. "We couldn't find it. I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something happened to it."
Grams has had the ring since 1951, a year before she married her husband, Norman. Afraid that he'd be upset that she lost it, Grams quickly replaced the ring and never mentioned it again.
"I didn't tell him, even, because I thought for sure he'd give me heck or something," she said.