Woman desperate to find a lost wedding ring: “I’m empty”

BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY – A heartbroken Shelter Island woman has taken to social media to help find her wedding ring, which she says may have been lost in the Bridgehampton or Sag Harbor area.

Kimberly Feierstein said the ring, which is yellow gold, very heavy, with encrusted diamonds and an inscription that says “Eleni”, may have been lost in Bridgehampton, where her children go to school and where she do her shopping.

“I feel pretty hopeless at this point,” she wrote on the Free Cycle East End page.

Speaking to Patch, Feierstein said that although she was inconsolable, she was overwhelmed by the sea of ​​concern and attention as news of her lost treasure spread.

“I’m disgusted, but I’m so touched by all the awareness on the Free Cycle East End page. Even if my ring doesn’t come back to me, it’s a powerful reminder that there are a ton of really good people out there -low – which is never a bad thing to remember.”

Sharing her love story, Feierstein said she and her husband Scott got engaged at the 4th of July fireworks display on Shelter Island in 2004 and were married on September 10, 2006 at The Vineyards at Aquebogue.

Her engagement ring was not the lost ring, she said. “When I was engaged at 24, I just wanted this tall setting like everyone else. My husband, Scott, used the family’s diamonds, his mother’s, to have a beautiful traditional ring made. As he got older, I knew more about who I was as a person, I wanted something that reflected me better.”

Around 2014, she and her husband used the diamonds from her engagement ring, along with others from her family, as well as gold from a giant lion head ring from her husband’s grandfather.

They donated the materials to Sag Harbor jewelry designer Eleni Preston. “She helped me design and make a ring that we had considered becoming a family heirloom,” Feierstein said.

Feierstein, a property manager, said she doesn’t normally wear the ring every day. “On the days I’m not in meetings with clients, I usually get my hands dirty, so I don’t put it on,” she said. “I usually wear it a few times a week.”

Tuesday night, Feierstein had a meeting at school, so she went to put on her ring and found it nowhere.

Thinking about where the ring might be, Feierstein said she remembers wearing it last week and taking it off at bedtime. She’s 95% sure she’s working on Friday because she had an all-day meeting at Hayground School in Bridgehampton. After the meeting, she went to King Kullen’s and the Bridgehampton Commons Wine Shop; she then had dinner at Espresso Da Asporto in Sag Harbor.

She doesn’t know if she wore it over the weekend at Shelter Island and she certainly didn’t wear the ring on Monday.

Feierstein said she was wracked with guilt, feeling as if, as the first generation owning what she had planned to pass on as a family heirloom, she had disappointed those closest to her.

“I feel devastated, like I’ve lost my family history,” she said. “Since this is a relatively new ring, I know it seems odd to consider it a family heirloom, but I always imagined it would be passed down from generation to generation. I had hoped one day a daughter-in-law – I am the mother of three boys – would inherit it and share it with her children, etc.

If you find the ring, email Feierstein at [email protected].

James B. Helms