05/24/2012 12:24 EDT | Updated 07/24/2012 05:12 EDT

With this ring I thee dig: Saskatoon gardener finds wedding band in lily roots

SASKATOON - A discovery in a Saskatoon garden suggests there may be a couple approaching a marriage milestone — without an important piece of jewelry.

Colleen Christensen says she was moving some lilies when she found a wedding ring wrapped in the plant's roots.

Now she wants to find the owner.

The band is engraved on the inside and says J & J 8/9/62.

Christensen has checked all the owners of her Saskatoon home back to 1970 through the Henderson's directory, but there's been no match of initials.

She says her next step is to search through wedding announcements and marriage certificates from 1962.

The lilies that were dug up originally came from Christensen's family farm in Young, Sask.

"It could have been a ring that fell off of somebody at home in Young, or it's a ring that could be from previous owners of our house here in Saskatoon," she said.

"If anybody knows somebody who's approaching a 50th wedding anniversary, and those people have the initials J and J, that would be a way to find them."