Australian artist Colin Burn created the Pearl Royale chess set. Only three of this incredible set will ever be produced. The king's piece alone uses 146 diamonds and 73 rubies embedded in 165.2 grams of 18-carat gold. At $9.8 million, this is the most expensive set in the world.
But what is the most valuable chess game in the world? According to Luxurious Magazine, it's the Pearl Royale. This set features the classic Arthurian-inspired court of kings, knights and turrets, a wonderful representation of medieval warfare. Like the set mentioned above, the pieces of the Carolingi XIV chess set were also manufactured by Piero Benzoni and have a solid bronze core plated with 24 carat gold and sterling silver. The chess set took two years to manufacture and weighs more than a ton and contains more than 110 pounds of silver.
As Alex Horton writes for the Washington Post, the chess pieces were probably carved by artisans from the Norwegian settlement of Trondheim between 1150 and 1200. The amount of time, gemstones and metals that this set required are sufficient justification for its high price. The designer of this set is the French jeweler and artist Bernard Maquin, who spends more than 4,500 hours designing and manufacturing this entire art chess set by hand. Chess players who have a knack for luxurious games can choose to make their game with a coating of sterling silver, satin sterling silver or solid gold, for an additional price, of course.
The set was inspired by the historical stories of Charlemagne and is made with golden legs. Let's look at the impressive art of the two most expensive chess games in the world to understand what makes them treasures for real-life kings and queens. Charles Hollander is a company known for its unique luxury items and the Royal Diamond chess set is nothing more than unique and luxurious. The deadline to complete and ship the order will be four months, so build up your bank account and patience if you want to be the owner of a Jewel Royale chess set.
This chess game is undoubtedly one for fast and aggressive players who accept any challenge as the ultimate race. Made of sterling silver and gold leaf pieces, this set was gifted to celebrate 25 years of Queen Elizabeth's reign. He said that this chess game is an interpretation of the war between the Carolingian and Ottoman Turks and that the figures that appear in it are historically accurate. This chess set was created by Australian artist and goldsmith Colin Burn and is worth 4 million dollars.