Unique Chess Set
Constructed in gold and platinum, it is set with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires and pearls. Weighing in at 165.2 grams of 18 carat yellow gold, the hand-made king has a uniquely turned underneath achieved using the ‘guillochet’ method. The magnificent piece is set with 73 rubies, 146 sapphires, 748 diamonds and a secreted pearl. The set’s playing surface is made of yellow and white gold and set with diamonds. The corners are supported by a crystal ball with a gold centre post. Each ball is inlayed with a 16 carat yellow gold spiral of diamonds.
Price: $9.8 million (over £5 million)!!
Their internationally renowned jewelery partner, Boodles (previously known as Boodle & Dunthorne) is synonymous with quality, exclusivity and British workmanship. Design has always been a passion of Boodles, ever since the original Boodle & Dunthorne was founded in 1798. Today Boodles remains a British family company, run by brothers Nicholas and Michael Wainwright. Nicholas heads up the gemmology and creativity, while Michael is more focused on the commercial side, along with Jody and James – the sixth generation of the family now working in the business.
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