By Alexandra Deabler
Published September 09, 2019
A woman who lost her husband in the 9/11 attacks has had her diamond wedding ring and two bands stolen — and is pleading for anyone with information about the missing one-of-a-kind jewelry to come forward.
Monica Iken is desperate for the return of her “one of a kind” rings, which include a diamond ring and two diamond bands that she designed herself and had blessed by the Pope when he visited Ground Zero in 2015.
“Wedding rings went missing in #Westhampton please share they were Blessed by the Pope and part of 9/11/2001 handmade very personal and unique,” Monica wrote on Twitter.
The $22,000 set of rings were created using gems from the wedding band of her late husband, Michael Iken, a bond trader killed on 9/11.
The sentimental rings went missing on Aug. 12 after Monica set them on a nightstand in a co-worker’s rented house in Westhampton, N.Y., the New York Post reports.
The ring has been listed as stolen by the police.
“I’m emotional already with 9/11 approaching. I’ve been praying to God and Michael about helping me find this ring,” Monica told The Post.
She is reportedly offering a $500 reward for the ring’s return.