A £35k Ring, You Say?


I performed alongside Tony Hadley last night (I thought I'd get the name-drop in early doors), at a rather swanky event in St Georges Hall, Liverpool. It was in aid of The Prince's Trust, and I'm delighted to say that it was the second event I've performed for them so far. The event was a huge success with thousands of pounds being raised for the charity. I'd been hired to provide close up magic during the drinks reception, followed by between courses, and with it being for such a good cause it was a real pleasure to be a part of the night.

It was an evening full of incredible entertainment; an auction with some of the best items I've ever seen; and a raffle with the prize being an incredible diamond ring worth over £35k! Amazingly, a ring is donated to the event every year - so when I heard about this, I promptly found last years winner and I asked if she'd mind if I took the ring of her... for a magic trick of course, it wasn't just a polite mugging.

Ring in hand (and with the lady's husband, who just so happened to be much taller than I am, watching my every move) I performed for the table one of my most requested tricks - in which a borrowed finger ring disappears in a cloud of smoke, and reappears moments later, attached onto my car keys which have been in view since the very beginning! It is one of my favourites to perform, but it does make it slightly more exciting when you know the ring is worth more than the entire car! I did ask if she'd like to swap, but alas...