She is now pleading for the return of her ring and two diamond bands, which disappeared last month after leaving them for overnight lodging at a colleague's rental home in Westhampton, New York. Iken-Murphy said she reported missing rings to Southampton police who are investigating them as stolen.
"I just need the rings," Iken-Murphy told LLN Smith on Wednesday at HLN. "It's not about the money for me. It's about how important they are and how important they are."
Iken-Murphy met with his late husband Michael Iken on September 11, 1999. They were married 11 months when Iken, who worked as a bond broker at Euro Brokers on the 84th floor of South Tower, South Tower, died in a terrorist attack. He was 37.
He called her on the day of the attacks to tell her everything was fine.
Years later, she falls in love with Bob Murphy, a firefighter in New York. The two married in 2006.
Iken-Murphy stated that she designed the new diamond ring from the ring that Michael Iken gave her to make sure he would always be a part of her life.
Her new husband lost fellow firefighters on 9/11 and understood her desire to bring Iken's spirit into their union.
"I didn't choose the tragedy to happen in my life," she said in an interview with CNN. "I did not move forward. I entered into the life that was given to me."
The Pope even blessed the rings at a ceremony at Ground Zero in 2015, which Iken-Murphy attended with his two young daughters.
Iken-Murphy celebrates his late husband's birthday on Sunday at Ground Zero with his beloved Merlot. He would be 55.
"I do everything in his honor, I carry his spirit and his heritage so that my girls … continue it for me," she said of her daughters, 13-year-old Madison and 11- the annual Megan.
She said the ring was "a symbol of the love I had for Michael and the love I have for my husband," she said.
Iken-Murphy hoped to hand over the ring to his daughters. That is how love keeps saying.
"They will always have this ring of union of two," she said.
Anyone with rings or information about them is encouraged to call Ray at (347) -742-0431.