The $500,000 Charles Hollander Royal Diamond Chess Set is made entirely out of 14 carat white gold and 9900 black and white diamonds. The set took over 4500 hours of intricate hand-work, completed by thirty craftsmen, under the direction of Maquin.
This glittering chess deck, designed by Victor F. Scharstein, offers an oriental twist to its typically classical constructions, right down to the pieces’ scholarly robes and shrine-like figurines. Made of gold, each piece meticulously embellished with diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds, along with other semi-precious stones. The Art of War Chess Set costs $750,000.