Renowned French artist and master of jewelry, Bernard Maquin created the Royal Diamond Chess which is the most expensive chess set in Diamonds, and was created in 2005 bringing to the chess game a whole new level. Noted for its ability to combine fine art, jewelry, and the classic game of chess, this is one of the most expensive chess sets in the world.
Thirty craftsmen, under the direction of Maquin spent over 4500 hours creating this unique chess set. The work was all handmade and when it was completed, the artists used 1168.75 grams of 14 karat white gold, and approximately 9900 black and white diamonds, bringing its total weight to 186.09 karats and total cost to $500,000.
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But if you thought the Hollander set would make your chess game bling-bling, then you haven’t seen the most expensive chess set in the world yet. This label goes to the Jewel Royale Chess Set from Britain. Boodles, a British custom jewelry company commissioned its production.
Constructed of gold and platinum, it contains diamonds, emeralds, rubies, pearls and sapphires. The king piece alone weighs 165.2 grams of 18 carat yellow gold and has a spiraling mid-section graced by 73 rubies and 146 diamonds. It is definitely pricey and worth it if you have a luxury lifestyle.