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 Post subject: StaggeRing (Himber Ring)
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:41 pm 
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Just a quick question, I want to buy a silver StaggeRing, I love it cause it looks great.

However for reasons i wish to have a ungimmicked ring too. So i wanted to ask does the StaggeRing come with a non gimmick ring? If not is there places i can buy the non gimmick ring from that looks exactly the same? Else lastly would you think a jeweler would be able to make a duplicate (non gimmick) of the ring at a reasonable price.

I'm kinda hoping it doesn't get to the point that i really need to get a jeweler to duplicate one. I don't mind resorting in a different looking ring i guess as long as it comes with a non gimmick as well and looks good ^^.

Link for the ring i want:
http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=541
http://www.buy-magic-tricks.com/stagger ... -a-pencil/

Many thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:51 pm 
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If you want a Himber Ring and a ring that matches it, your best bet is to buy the Himber Wedding Ring and a matching wedding band. There are no "normal" rings that match the standard Himber ring, as it's look specifically comes from the need to hide the gimmick. Another option is to buy a silver Himber ring and then take it to a jeweler and ask him to make a normal ring that looks like it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:52 pm 
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TheCaffeinator wrote:
If you want a Himber Ring and a ring that matches it, your best bet is to buy the Himber Wedding Ring and a matching wedding band. There are no "normal" rings that match the standard Himber ring, as it's look specifically comes from the need to hide the gimmick. Another option is to buy a silver Himber ring and then take it to a jeweler and ask him to make a normal ring that looks like it.


However the second option is a LOT more expensive then the first.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:00 pm 
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You should know, the StaggeRing looks terrible. It's really light, looks like it's made of plastic, and doesn't stand up to any scrutiny.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:48 pm 
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Hmm ye i'm not made of cash i guess but if its for a quality product i'd be willing to pay for a jeweler to make a duplicate non gimmick. I guess I'll have to search around a bit maybe for different looking himber rings.

Umm Exodus does it really look like plastic >.<? Is it kinda like mercuring type quality look? I might have to look around for some images under different lighting, since the images i only found make it look quite shiny silver ^^;. Scruntiny shouldn't be a problem i think if i can get a non gimmick version to let them examine.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:10 am 
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I've seen a few of them and they all looked horrible. I'm talking gumball machine quality jewelry.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:12 am 
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I'll have to rethink then


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:27 am 
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When you are doing your rethinking, don't forget that the StaggerRing is a cheap knock-off of the Himber Ring. The StaggerRing is cheap-looking because it is cheap. The classic Himber Ring looks similar to the StaggerRing in design because the StaggerRing is a knock-off of the classic Himber... but the Himber ultimately looks better because it is made of better material and manufactured with more care.

Having said that, if you are doing a stage/platform version of the linking finger rings routine, you can get away with using the StaggerRing. If you are familiar with the structure of the routine, you will know why. However, The StaggerRing is not a good choice for close-up work or for scenarios in which the ring will be examined.

Legitimate Himber rings are available these days in a number of different designs, such a signet rings and wedding bands. As I noted above, I suggest getting a wedding band Himber. No, it will not be as cheap as buying a StaggerRing... but serious involvement in magic is not cheap, which is something too many young wannabe magicians don't seem to get.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:47 am 
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Thanks Caeinator, i don't think price is a problem for the acutal ring i want to get, however the problem is that i want a ring that looks good for me. I had a look at the wedding band one and the Signet one on penguin but that just isnt really my taste. Like this himber ring on this site i can bare with it http://www.bennettprops.com/produkte.php?lang=en

But ye i am after a himber ring for close up not for stage, since i doubt i'll ever do a stage act.


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Nobody has mentioned it probably because of the price, but check out Joe Porper's "Ghost Ring"


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:06 am 
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Umm just got my "Foster's Himber Ring" the other day doesn't look too bad i guess. Wondering would a normal jeweler be able to replicate the himber ring gimmick, if i gave them the gimmick? Or would i need a specialist jeweler to do this sort of thing? Idm i i have to fork out like $600-$900


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