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Topic: V Shaped finger ring
Message: Posted by: fanwun (Oct 20, 2005 09:20AM)

Anybody here know where I can find one of those V shaped finger rings?

Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Oct 20, 2005 01:34PM)
Search for magicians rings on this site. I've seen it discussed before. I think a few of the magic dealers have them. Some folks have had them made up by jewelers.
Message: Posted by: Werner G. Seitz (Oct 20, 2005 02:26PM)
JFYI..they are called *wishbone* rings.
Don Alan, Fred Kaps, just to name 2, did wear a such one.
Message: Posted by: Julie (Oct 20, 2005 10:15PM)
There used to be a tradition that you didn't buy a Magician's Ring for yourself. The only "honorable" way to obtain one was for it to be gifted by another Magician as a sign and acknowledgement of your skill and maturity as a Magical entertainer.
Message: Posted by: mrmystic (Oct 21, 2005 08:34AM)
Bob James has them made for his magic shop in Elmhurst IL
They are good quality.
Message: Posted by: Charlie Justice (Oct 22, 2005 04:48PM)
On 2005-10-20 23:15, Julie wrote:
There used to be a tradition that you didn't buy a Magician's Ring for yourself. The only "honorable" way to obtain one was for it to be gifted by another Magician as a sign and acknowledgement of your skill and maturity as a Magical entertainer.

I've never heard of this tradition. Is this a tradition that you heard about, and if so from whom, or is there any documentation concerning this ceremonial exchange? Any of the past legendary masters involved in it?

I see that Ortiz wears one in At The Card Table. It makes for a rather clever gimmick for use with cards, coins and IT as well.
Message: Posted by: Dan LeFay (Oct 23, 2005 05:00AM)
Isn't it supposed to be an "m" shaped fingerring?
Message: Posted by: Werner G. Seitz (Oct 23, 2005 05:16AM)
Yes Dan, *M* for *Magician*, but when one is wearing it all ppl notice is a V-shape.
Message: Posted by: mrmystic (Oct 23, 2005 06:02PM)
Mine isn't an M, it's a W I must be wearing it upside down. Of course since I am a member of the Wizards Club the W could also stand for Wizard.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Oct 23, 2005 07:50PM)
I wannted to get one of these for years. I wonder if I can get it done in Titanium, To match my wedding band. And WOW 350 for a ring?
Message: Posted by: Jeff Dial (Oct 23, 2005 10:28PM)
Check with a jeweler. I have seen non-magicians wearing a wishbone ring.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Oct 24, 2005 07:45AM)
AARRGGHH!!! Back in the states that would be easiy but the kroner here is ridiculous. I thought I saw somewhere online where they were about 60 or so. Any one on the Café do these? I would really like to get a titanium one.
Message: Posted by: Craig Ousterling (Oct 24, 2005 01:16PM)
Or if your a big batman fan - http://www.noblecollection.com/catalog/product.cfm?id=NN4431&catid=45

Get's you a COOL batman version of this type of ring for 95 bucks.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Oct 24, 2005 02:45PM)
AAHH I don't know then I would have to get the whole outfit and car. Not to mention the big red phone. To pricey.. But I would love to here from anyone that could do the titanium one.
Message: Posted by: Conus (Oct 26, 2005 05:44PM)
Dunninger's "encyclopedia" had ring in the shape of a devil's head.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Oct 26, 2005 09:35PM)
What happened to the toothpicks and stuff you wrote Conus? That had confused me.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Oct 27, 2005 04:13PM)
It is said that if you would cut the ring at one of the points, and open it up. It would be an 'M' for magician.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Oct 27, 2005 05:42PM)
Yeah I knew that. Who has these? Can I get a list to see if I can get one made?
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Apr 24, 2006 03:04AM)
Any Luck?
Message: Posted by: evolve629 (Apr 24, 2006 08:41AM)
I think Daniel Garcia also wears a V shaped finger ring on his index or second finger. It's very cool. Like the previous post, I've not heard of the v shaped ring assoication with magicians until now.
Message: Posted by: kirko (Apr 24, 2006 10:41AM)
I remember seeing these at Toledo's Conjurors Convention last year. Daytona magic was the dealer. You can buy them here http://www.daytonamagic.com/Accessories/AC044.htm#MAGICIAN'S%20RINGS
Message: Posted by: Larry Davidson (Apr 24, 2006 11:21AM)
The ring has been associated with magic for a long time. The ring is purposely designed so that if it's cut at any of its vertices the ring will form an "M" for magician or a "W" for wizard.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Apr 24, 2006 12:56PM)
The thing about Daytona is that I don't see a slot for ring sizes. And I don't know if he would ship to APO.
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Apr 24, 2006 06:59PM)

Don't you want a toe ring? I thought you ran out of fingers with the Wizard PK ring.

Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Apr 24, 2006 08:37PM)
LOL not yet. I have 8 left to fill but if I get this, all I will need is ONE thumb ring and I will be good. wedding ring on left, Wizard on right third finger and the V ring on either pointer or middle. PLease help guys who is the most reliable?
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Apr 24, 2006 09:17PM)
What happened to Subterfuge?
Message: Posted by: MAKMagic (Apr 24, 2006 09:43PM)
This is quite an interesting thread. While not the rings you all speak of...

Check this out.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Apr 25, 2006 01:42PM)
I switch between the two Tony. OK well I am going to make a purchase today from somewhere I don't know. So these are the two site to go from? Does anyone know of any others?
Message: Posted by: niva (Apr 30, 2006 03:22AM)
Maybe this one http://cgi.ebay.com/Vint-Modernist-Sterling-Johansen-Denmark-Wishbone-Ring_W0QQitemZ8929429625QQcategoryZ52610QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Apr 30, 2006 02:43PM)
Gorgeous unfortunately to small for me. I e-mailed Daytona about3 days ago and still have not received any info from them.
Message: Posted by: bsears (May 2, 2006 12:34PM)
I received one from my father as a graduation present from high school. Being that he was a magician, I assume that he was following the above mentioned tradition which, ironically, I had never heard until I read this thread.

The only other info I have is that I've always heard of them referred to as "m" rings and that mine was designed by a jewler in Cincinnati for Haines House of Cards. Someone gave me a little history on the ring at a convention (I want to say it was abb dickson) telling me that the ring design originated hundreds of years ago in England as a way for magicians to identify one another secretly.

I've also heard rumors that the best "m" rings are made of pure elvish gold.
Message: Posted by: Rodney Palmer (May 10, 2006 11:05PM)
The Ring you are looking for can be found a BJW Magical Jewelers. If you want more info PM me and I will send it to you. I just received mine on 5/09/06 and it is very nice and inexpensive ($70.00 with shipping) this is for silver.