A mum-of-two was stunned when she discovered her hubby's lost wedding ring in a defrosted curry.
Annie Robb was clearing out the freezer last Wednesday when she spotted a long-forgotten curry lurking at the back that she put aside to defrost before throwing out.
Mrs Robb initially thought it was a bottle top or keyring, but on closer inspection, she was bowled over to discover her husband's wedding ring, believed to have gone missing while playing football a year ago.
The couple from St Albans, Hertfordshire, had thought the hand-made white gold sentimental piece, engraved with the couple's wedding date of September 21 2002 in Roman numerals, had gone missing at a Thursday night football session.
Her husband, Chris, was frantic and he and his footy pals combed the pitch for 45 minutes on the night and even used a metal detector the next time they played in a desperate bid to track it down.
The couple say that they are 'clueless' as to how the ring found its way into the takeaway Indian meal.
Mrs Robb, 50, said: 'We've just sold our house and are going to be moving, so I decided to clear out the freezer.
'There was a dodgy-looking curry in there, so I got that out - I didn't even know what type of curry it was.
'I was going to throw it away but I wanted to defrost it so there was no water in the bin.
Annie Robb, pictured left, was clearing out the freezer when she spotted a long-forgotten curry lurking at the back, which to her surprise, held the lost wedding ring belonging to her husband Chris, pictured right
'I could see something that looked like a bottle top or a keyring inside it, I never dreamed it was the wedding ring.
'It was all shiny and sparkly, it was just incredible. I couldn't speak. There were no other adults around at the time to show it to.
Annie Robb, pictured left, initially thought it was a bottle top or keyring laying on top of the defrosted curry, but turns out it was her husband's, pictured right, lost wedding ring
'We have no idea how it got in the curry - we can't place how or why. It's really spooky.
'It's lucky I spotted it when it was partially defrosted, otherwise the ring would have gone in the bin.'
Mrs Robb, who is a child minder, decided to capture her husband's reaction on camera when she told him the good news.
Mrs Robb, who has a son, Jasper, 13, and daughter, Scarlett, nine, said: 'When he came home the day he lost it he was