Anton--I spoke to the same gent, I'm sure! At Wonderfest, this was, the year they had hotel refurbishing and the con was held across the way (you took a shuttle bus from the hotel). I remember that story--which seemed plausible, as that little pointed tip of black stone surely does look like a fragile element of the design. He said there was so much breakage when assembling the rings at the factory that it wouldn't be cost effective to do a further run. I didn't have the cash on me at that point, at the con, so ordered mine via mail as soon as I got home. Sales ploy or not, it's a darn good lookin' ring!
I'm having a real artist recreate this as a one-off, in sterling silver & black onyx. I'll post a pic when it's done. Also doing the much simpler 1931 Dracula ring.
I'm having a real artist recreate this as a one-off, in sterling silver & black onyx.. I'll post a pic when it's done.
A little tease to a new prop replica product we are working on which I think some of you will enjoy.http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=366068930092856&set=a.295304723835944.78036.141344019232016&type=1&theater This is only the epoxy 'master' NOT FINAL PRODUCT, created by the talented Mr Tyler Ham with some research input from the legendary Bob Burns. It is not a copy or cast from Forries famous ring, which although amazing was not actually a prop from the film.The final replica will be gold with real onyx scarab.