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Eight Spades
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I need a new himber ring after being re-inspired by Richard Osterlind, but I don't want the typical looking segmented ring. I'd prefer one with a stone, but nothing too huge as I have rather thin fingers. Any ideas of where to get something like this?

-Christian
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mowog
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Christian

RAR Magic here in the UK carry a nice engagement style, with stones himber ring.

http://www.rarmagic.com

I've seen one close up and they seem great quality.

Good luck!
Darren
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On 2004-01-03 11:49, mowog wrote:
Christian

RAR Magic here in the UK carry a nice engagement style, with stones himber ring.

http://www.rarmagic.com

I've seen one close up and they seem great quality.

Good luck!
Darren


I saw one of these rings a couple of months ago at Ken Klosterman's. Save your money.
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I think it best to get one of the wedding band style. Check out L&L Publishing they have a good one yoiu can get as a free gift if yoiu buy $150.00 in product from them You can buy it from them as well I am sure.
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IMHO the Wedding Band H. Ring is NG... it SHOUTS gimmick with all the cut lines.

Keep working with what you have, and if what I am working on can be made properly it will revolutionize the effect (the handling part).

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I agree with Pete that the wedding band version shouts gimmick...I absolutely HATE all those cut lines.

The best version I ever saw was a signet ring model that Joe Stevens used to sell. I never bought one because I didn't feel like shelling out $750 dollars at the time, and could kick myself now for holding off as it's no longer available.

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The one sold everywhere is a bit gimmicky looking. This is especially true if it starts out from you in your routine.

I do a short routine with it, that may help. If I am doing a small walk around, I give the ring to a helper (or a guest) and after asking to see someone’s ring, I ask the “helper” if I can barrow his or her wedding band. When I started doing it this way, I never was asked to see the ring after the trick.

NOTE: I took a “standard” Himber to a jeweler and asked if he could do the “gimmick” if a gave him a signet ring. He told me it would have to be a very good quality signet ring and he would charge $200.00 to $400.00 to make it. This was out of my price range. But like, Larry, I often think I should have gone for it.

There was also a jeweler on ebay that was asking $300.00 or $400.00 to convert a ring that you would supply, He was going to do only a few. However, I was unable to find anything out about the person.
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Christian,

You are not suppose to wear the Himber type ring. The ring is of little importance. I own a 10 Karate gold ring that I paid $450, some years ago and have the cheaper model sold for $37, that I believe they are selling for $50, costume jewelery. The both work for all the 3 linking ring routines on the market today.

To my knowledge there is no mens ring on the market with a stone. Remember in the routine it is a borrowed ring, not your ring.

Have fun!
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To my knowledge there is no mens ring on the market with a stone. Remember in the routine it is a borrowed ring, not your ring.


The early Himber signet rings were available with a stone. You could also get a matching non-gaffed ring to go with the "worker."

The new Ted Lesley ring, which will be appearing later this year will have a stone.

But as in any other routine with such a ring, it should not and need not be worn. It is supposed to be a borrowed ring.
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Tony Venetico
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I only wear silver -- no yellow gold jewlery at all -- anyone know a good place to get a nice silver Himber so people don't attract to the one odd yellow gold ring I have on?
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Spend a hundred bucks here:

http://www.calmagic.com/index2.html

and get a free Himber Ring. Look under 'Specials'. Smile
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Dizney97,

Once again, you do not wear the ring. It is supposed to be a borrowed ring.

It is to your advantage that you were silver and the gold ring is borrowed.

Bill
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Well Guys I'm a bit confused

I am thinking of investing in a Himber ring but most of the rings I see depicted on the web have a very unusual shape which I guess is related to the gaff.

So here are my questions :

1) given the weird look of the ring I suppose a lot of people want to have a look at it. Can you give out the ring or do you have to switch it out for a normal one ?

2) Is the basic effect
a - (close-up) interlocking your ring with a spectator's
b - (stage-parlor) interlocking two spectators' rings (actually switching one of their rings for the HR)
c - none of the above, something else

Thanks for helping me make best use of my budget !

Daniel
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Daniel,

The HR is (B) but it is usually done with 3 rings from 3 different areas of the audience. This is the credited to KORAN, I believe you would not perform it for less then 30 people in an audience.

I don't know what you mean buy "unusual". They come in 2 styles:

A. Signet ring (meaning plane/blank flat top that you could have a jeweler ingrave an initial on.

B. Wedding band (meaning a wedding band for male or female)

You could use it close up, simply linking it to a borrowed ring. But I don't think it would be effective at all, because it is your ring. It would be very difficult to find a matching ring in a jewelery store. You would have to buy 2 and have a jeweler soldier the second. That is if you it can be accomplished.

Recently, there is an Engagement ring model, with a stone. Again, this would be only for a woman volunteer.

If you have a budget, get the $50 model, it is electroplated gold. Most HR in real gold are from $500 to $1000.

Hope this helps you. If you want to just do a linking ring effect, I believe REPO in England still sell the original model as Koran performed the linking of 3 rings.

Bill
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Thanks Bill,

That clarifies it for me. Since I don't have the occasion to perfom for such crowds the HR is not appropriate.

Thanks again
Daniel
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