Wedding bands are more than just an accessory, they are a symbol of the eternal love shared by a husband and wife. When they go missing, it can be devastating, but a Swedish couple recently learned what it felt like to have a long-lost ring resurface after 16 years, according to the newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
In 1995, Lena Pahlsson set her ring, which was made of white gold embedded with seven small diamonds, on her kitchen counter, and a few moments later it disappeared. She searched for the ring in vain, even going so far as to look under floor tiles. Eventually, she assumed it was gone for good.
Lo and behold, 16 years later, in October of 2011, Pahlsson was removing the last few carrots from her garden when she came upon the ring around one of the vegetables - in fact, it appeared that the carrot grew through the ring.
This isn't the only peculiar story about a lost wedding ring to recently make the news. The Billings Gazette recently reported that a couple from Standford, Wyoming, found their engagement ring 36 years after it had gone missing - in their toilet.