A Westwood, Massachusetts couple is desperately hoping someone can help them find the wife’s lost engagement and wedding rings after they made a pit stop in Connecticut.
“I looked at my hand on the wheel and I noticed, 'Oh my God. My rings aren’t there,'” Kimberly Reggiannini said.
A trip home after a night celebrating a birthday turned into a disaster for Kimberly and Peter Reggiannini when Kimberly realized she’d taken off her wedding rings in the car, but forgot to put them back on.
“Previous to stopping I had taken my rings off in the car and placed them on my lap because I was putting some lotion on my hands because they were dry,” Kimberly explained.
The couple was driving home to the Boston area from New York City Sunday around 11 a.m. when they stopped at the Branford rest area on Interstate 95 to get gas and use the bathroom. Kimberly said the rings had to have fallen out when she got out of the car. She didn’t realize until they were back on the road.
“At this point, I was crying hysterically,” she said.
The couple’s search of the car came up empty. They went back to the rest stop, but the frantic search yielded nothing.
“Maybe it’ll be in some crack somewhere and we can find it. The fact that neither of them turned up has made us think that maybe somebody saw them, saw both of them and picked them up,” Peter said.
They’ve called Connecticut State Police, Branford Police and local pawn shops and posted about their predicament online, hoping someone has the rings and will return them.
The rings are insured and the couple feels confident they can get them replaced, but that’s not what they want. They’re hoping to get the jewelry and memories attached to them back, memories they consider priceless.
“I knew right away that I was covered for this. It’s not like it made us feel any better when we lost it. It's not about the money. It’s about what we lost,” Peter said.
“I don’t have my ring. It’s the ring he gave me when he proposed. It’s the ring he put on my finger when we got married,” Kimberly said.
The couple also thinks somebody might have driven over the rings. They know it’s a long shot, but they’re asking anyone who drove in the area in the last day and a half to check their tires on the off chance one of the rings is wedged in there.
The couple is willing to pay a reward.