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List Of Most Expensive Chess Sets - I Desire My Own High-End Chess Set

Author : Richie Chan

Considered to have originated from India during 600 AD, chess is a popular game that has gone around the world in rings, around the globe. Scottish relics going back to 1200 AD, have even been uncovered by archeologists that appeared like chess pieces. The knowledge and fame of chess gradually extended as civilizations vanquished and exchanged with one another. The game steadily spread throughout numerous colonies after it became well known all over Europe and now, it is a global game enjoyed by millions, whether as a profession or hobby.

Handcrafted from stone, each chess piece signifies the actual classes that were striving during that time. For example, the slaves, soldiers, and monarchs had their own individual representation in chess pieces, which are the pawns, knights and rooks, and kings, queens, and bishops, respectively.

Not like typical chess sets, an expensive chess set is produced to combine the looks of a lavish craftsmanship and material with the complicated game of chess. More often than not, these sets are used for display pieces, instead of game play. Though of course, one can still use these sets for game play.

In spite of the excessive prices of most expensive chess sets, one can discover many kinds readily offered for retail. Featuring a Wedgewood Jasper set in blue and white by the House of Staunton, this magnificent set sells for $10,000. Another lavish set is the mammoth ivory set built from 40,000 year old mammoth tusks, which go for around $13,000. The set featuring 14K white gold chess pieces, ornamented with over 9900 black and white diamonds, created by French artist and jeweler Bernard Maquin is undoubtedly the most expensive chess set today. This unique and distinctive set goes for about $500,000. Most high end chess sets would run in pricing from $900 to $1,100.

Both high end and regular chess sets are exactly the same when it pertains to the game elements. However, luxury sets usually feature table mounted boards, with the pieces regularly being produced from metal or glass and the board, from wood or marble. Famous designs, like dragon or African animal designs, and common features, like magnetic pieces, are normal with high end sets.

When getting expensive chess sets, the decoration of the house or the room is one of the most essential things to consider. The chess set should be able to fit and accentuate the d?cor of the room to bring that beautiful and magnificent atmosphere.

Chess sets are often prized by many people for their functionality and the excitement they present. However, when to be made use of as accessories, common chess sets are inadequate in aesthetics and class. All of this however, can be changed with expensive or high-end chess sets however.

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