Here is a great piece of close-up magic, in gleaming brass -- but to be clear, it is silver in color. The JE ring is very versatile, and can be used for a ring on wand routine, or ring off rope. (It is such a useful prop, that Lewis Ganson devotes an entire chapter to JE Ring routines in his book, The Art of Close-up Magic.)
With this nicely made JE ring, you get a a reprint of the classic Mohammed Bey booklet on the JE Ring, which teaches four routines. Mohammed Bey has created two killer routines, plus you get a Bill Nord's Ring on Pencil and John Howie's Ring off Ribbon bonus routines. (The Bill Nord routine uses an additional vintage prop that you probably do not have, called the Bill-Z-Bub notepad. But in reading the instructions for his routine, you can probably figure out how you could gimmick a small paper pad. But even if you do not do the Nord effect as written, you will get a few great handing tips from his routine.
My favorite effect with the JE ring is where you put the ring on a SPECTATOR's upstretched thumb, resting it at the base by their fist. A hanky is tossed over the thumb, and you go beneath the hanky and lift off the ring, bringing it out for the spectator to see. (Note: the spectator feels the ring coming off their thumb because you really remove it up and off.) The killer finish comes when you vanish the ring, and lift the hanky to show the ring is back on their thumb! They can examine it of course, and they will!
(That routine is not taught in the booklet, but once you know the secret of the JE ring, you can try it -- just put the ring onto the spectator's thumb, cover with a hanky, and then reach beneath, push down slightly on the ring, then lift, letting the ring rub along the spectator's thumb as you lift it away and out from under the hanky. Show it, and then use your favorite vanish. Let them look under the hanky and find the ring is back on their thumb. There! I just told you how to do that routine without giving anything away, but you'll understand when you buy this wonderful prop!)
Very cool magic!
Brand new, with a reprint of Mohammed Bey's excellent instruction booklet for the JE Ring set.