A woman discovered her husband's missing wedding ring – while defrosting an old curry.
Annie Robb, 50, was cleaning out her freezer when she spotted the long-forgotten meal.
She defrosted the contents and was preparing to throw them away when she noticed her husband's white-gold wedding ring.
Chris Robb, 49, thought he lost the band while playing football – even using a metal detector to scour the pitch.
Annie and Chris married 15 years ago, on September 21, 2002
The white-gold band had been inscribed with the couple's wedding date
Mum-of-two Annie said: "I could see something that looked like a bottle top or a keyring inside the curry, I never dreamed it was the wedding ring.
"It was all shiny and sparkly, it was just incredible. I couldn't speak.
The handmade ring is engraved with the couple's wedding date of September 21, 2002 in Roman numerals.
Annie, of St Albans, Herts., filmed Chris' reaction as she returned the ring to him.
She said: "We were both quite upset when he lost it at the time.
"So when I handed it to him he was completely dumbfounded. It was amazing - it was very special."
But it was only when she defrosted an old curry in the freezer, that she found the long-lost ring
Chris says he is now being teased relentlessly by his football team-mates.
He explained: "I looked down when I was playing and noticed my ring wasn't there.
"My mates and I spent 45 minutes looking for it, and next time we were there somebody came in with a metal detector too try and find it, then I kind of gave up on it.
"They resurfaced the court last week and then I asked again if they'd found anything, but they hadn't.
"I told my mates at football the day after Annie found it, it's safe to say I got some stick for it."