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Gold And Silver Chess Sets

Updated on July 10, 2014

What's a Luxury Chess Set?

Gold and silver chess sets are the best of the best in the world of chess. They're the very definition of a luxury chess set. I bet very few people can honestly say they've had the pleasure of playing on a gold or silver chess set. If you're looking for gold and silver chess set you might be able to afford, you'll find them below. But before we get to that, I'd be remiss if I wrote about luxury chess sets without mentioning THE luxury chess set.

The Jewel Royale Chess Set (seen on the left) is made out of solid 18K gold and platinum and then encrusted with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, pearls and sapphires. The king alone has 73 rubies and 146 diamonds. The chess board is made of yellow and white gold with 16 diamonds set into each square. It's probably the finest chess set the world has ever seen. And at over 9 million dollars, it's definitely the most expensive chess set.

Gold And Silver Chess Sets For You - Your own luxury chess set

Well, now that you've seen the 9 million dollar chess set, these gold and silver chess sets won't seem so expensive. Just kidding. To be honest, I'm surprised at how affordable they are. I always thought a gold chess set would cost thousands of dollars, but here's one for only a few hundred.

Crystal Chess Set - Solid alloy chess pieces, silver-plated and gold-plated, beveled crystal base with solid silver-plated feet
Crystal Chess Set - Solid alloy chess pieces, silver-plated and gold-plated, beveled crystal base with solid silver-plated feet

Here's a crystal chess set that's plated in 24K gold and silver for only $350. You won't find a better deal than this!


The reason these gold and silver chess sets are so affordable is because they aren't made of solid gold. Instead, they're made of brass and then plated with silver and gold. Part of the reason these are plated is because solid gold would just cost too much. But a bigger reason is because a solid gold chess piece would be outrageously heavy. Since these chess men are made of brass and then plated in 24K gold and silver, they're able to be weighted perfectly.

Mancini Set from Italy & Spain

Sofisticato Set from Italy

Francesca Set From Italy

Sorrento Set From Italy & Spain

Francesca Set from Italy and Spain

Mancini Set from Italy

Chess Game Tables with Gold and Silver Chess Men

Your own luxury chess set

These gorgeous wood chess game tables can be used for either chess or checkers. The Monticello tables were crafted in Italy from Maple and Walnut. They have 23 1/2" square boards and stand 27 3/8" tall. Both the chess men and the checker pieces are made of solid brass and then plated with 24K gold and silver. Both tables have a drawer to store the chess pieces in. These chess game tables are sure to be the center of attention in any room.

Sorrento 24K Gold/Silver Chessmen & Monticello Table From Italy

Valentino 24K Gold/Silver Checkers & Monticello Table From Italy

Silver Chess Men & Gold Chess Men

For a luxury chess set

If you already have a chess board you love, then there's no use buying another one just to get the gold and silver chess men. With each of these sets, you get 16 gold chess men and 16 silver chess men. The chess men have wood columns decorated with 24K gold and silver plating for an elegant look.

Persiano Silver & Gold Chess Men

Multicolor Gold & Silver Chess Men

Gold and Silver Checker Game

A gold and silver checker game can be just as stunning as a gold and silver chess set. Each set comes with 12 gold checker pieces, 12 silver checker pieces and a stunning checker board. The checker pieces are solid brass plated with 24K gold and silver and like everything else Italian, they're absolutely breathtaking. Just look at that shine! Each checkers board is made of high quality wood with gold, silver, brass or onyx accents. Even if you don't play the game, these checkers sets can be left out for display.

Alabaster and wormwood chess board has storage underneath to house the checker pieces. Arrives packed in a velveteen case.

Alabastro Cabinet Board & Bella Valentina Checkers From Italy

Briarwood & maple chess board is lined with black onyx and polished for a glossy finish. The raised frame is dipped in gold and silver.

Mancini Checkers Board & Valentino Checkers From Italy

Leatherette chess board is hand tooled in Italy. This checkers set arrives at your door packed in a velveteen case.

Georgio Checkers Board & Bella Valentina Checkers from Italy

Briarwood, root and elm chess board is thinly lined with black onyx. The checkers set will arrive carefully packed in a velveteen case.

Agostino Checkers Board & Bella Valentina Checkers from Italy

Walnut & maple chess board has brass corners and is polished for a glossy finish. It arrives packaged in a protective velveteen case.

Columbus Ave. Checkers Board & Bella Valentina Checkers From Italy & Spain

Erable & birdseye maple chess board has brass corners and is polished for a glossy finish. It comes beautifully displayed in a velveteen case.

Greenwich Checkers Board from Spain & Bella Valentina Checkers

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Have you ever played with a gold or silver chess set?

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      6 years ago

      My mum and dad bought me a gold and silver plated chess set a while ago. I left it in Europe with my family and am now reunited with it. Yay! I'm not sure how much it costs or the specifics but it doesn't at all compare to the one at the very top with gems on it. But will surely put mine out in a home library when I move out.

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      6 years ago

      Can I purchase The Jewel Royale Chess Set?! I like to play with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, pearls and sapphires! Love this lens!

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      nightbear lm 

      6 years ago

      Absolutely gorgeous! It's fascinating. I have always enjoyed chess. Beautiful page. blessed.

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      6 years ago

      Very nice lens - well done!

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      6 years ago

      Great lens and really beautiful sets! I love to play chess.

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      6 years ago

      i love to play Chess and those are so pretty............

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      6 years ago

      Before I read this lenses, i like those glass or crystal chess. But now, I love Gold Chess!

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      6 years ago

      awesome sets!

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      Lee Hansen 

      6 years ago from Vermont

      I've played using carved stone chessmen but never had the privilege to play chess with gold or silver pieces. Interesting gift idea for a chess lover ... or a couple nerds getting married. Cool lens idea!

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      lasertek lm 

      6 years ago

      No. These are really expensive.

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      6 years ago

      These are wonderful and super expensive. Chess set enthusiasts would love these!

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      6 years ago

      I didn't even know anybody made gold or silver chess sets. I used to want a set made up from the Avon Collectible Bottles, until I figured out how much it was going to cost me to collect all the pieces. Haven't played chess really since high school, though I did teach both my kids to play, but even that was over 20 years ago. (btw - I really like how you've used borders on this page - how elegant they look!)

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      6 years ago

      I like the chekerboard sets best. Gold or silver still would not make me a good chess player!

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      Margaret Schaut 

      6 years ago from Detroit

      I'll take three each.

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      6 years ago

      These chess sets look fabulous!

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      Heather Burns 

      6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I don't play chess, too much thinking involved. If I want to do heavy thinking, I want to get paid for it, lol. But I do like the fact that they look beautiful so a gold or silver chess set might be nice to have. On the other hand, I love to play checkers,so the gold and silver checkers are more my style.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Wow, no, I haven't. These are some fancy sets!!

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Those are so pretty. And so is your lens! So, I've never actually played chess and don't really know how ... but I can still admire those chess sets.

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      6 years ago

      Wow...great lens and great gold and silver chess sets. I have never seen anything like this before. Thanks for sharing.

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      6 years ago

      I don't think I have ever even seen a gold or silver chess set! How elegant!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      No I don't play chess at all, but my son does. Needless to say, but I'll say it...unless I hit a lottery, he'll never get one of these! WOW! But you did the lens up right, it's beautiful!


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