A shopper is in a bid to track down the owner of a missing wedding ring – she found frozen to the outside of a pack of supermarket pies.
Rachel Dee, 42, bought the multipack of parsnip and portobello mushroom pies from Lidl to have over the Christmas break, and stuffed them in the freezer.
She didn’t notice the packet had a small platinum wedding ring stuck to the outside until she was rifling through the drawers a few weeks later.
Without any hallmarks, and unable to find the owner via the supermarket, she is now in a hunt to return the ring to its rightful finger.
Rachel, a marketing consultant from Edinburgh, said: “It was really strange.
“I was on my hands and knees, clearing out all the Christmas food from my freezer, when the ring suddenly fell out of my freezer and landed on my lap.
“I bought them a week before Christmas and I’ve only just found this ring hitching a ride.
“I really want to return it. A wedding ring has a lot of sentimental value. I want to spread good karma in the world and this is my way of doing it.”
Rachel bought the pies while doing her weekly shop at the Lidl in Easter Road, a few days before Christmas
She only noticed the ring when it slid off the outside of the packet, and on to her lap whilst she clearing out the freezer a few days after Christmas.
Rachel said: “The ring pretty much floated into my lap and I was extremely confused at first. I thought it was a part from the freezer that had broken off. It had frost all over it and it took me a moment to realise It was a piece of jewellery attached to the bottom of my vegan pie packet.”
She posted it on local area groups on Facebook in a bid to find the owner.
She was contacted by one lost ring hunter – but the piece of jewellery wasn’t theirs.
Rachel is walking back to the Lidl on Easter Road tomorrow to see if the ring belongs to any of the store staff.
Rachel is so determined to find the owner because she lost her wedding ring – given to her by her ex-husband – a few years ago in Tesco.
“I was so lucky though – the ring was returned to me just one day later by a kind stranger,” she said.
“I think it’s really important to pay this sort of kindness forward so I want to make sure I am able to give this freezer-ring back.”