A gold wedding ring, lost in a potato field in Hólmavík 30 years ago, was found last week, completely intact.
“You can´t tell that the gold ring has been in the mud for all this time,” said Maríus Kárason about his wife’s wedding ring that their youngest daughter found while picking potatoes.
The ring was lost when the couple and their two oldest children were picking potatoes 30 years ago. The woman had taken the ring off while she was working in the mud – the children were playing and took the ring and it got lost. Maríus said, that after all this time, they had had little hope of finding the ring.
For thirty years the family continued to pick potatoes in the the same potato field every year; slowly, hope of ever finding the ring again faded. It was not until last week when their youngest daughter called out “anyone lost a ring?” that Maríus says he knew, right away, that the ring had been found. The ring is engraved with his name. In Iceland it is customary that the husband’s ring is engraved with the wife’s name and the wife’s ring with the husband’s.
The ring is a little too tight for Maríus’s wife, the couple have not decided if they will have it enlarged. His wife had never replaced the lost wedding ring.