Now, a luxury chessboard worth Rs 4.55 lakh!

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on June 27, 2012

The limited edition set will have its pieces studded with Swarovski Zirconia stones

This could be the mother, or father, of luxurious living. And playing!

An Ahmedabad-based jewellery company has created a chessboard, known as Luxus Chess, worth $8,250 or nearly Rs 4.55 lakh.

The chessboard will have dimensions of 200x200 mm, said Mr Chandresh Soni of Jewelcast and Techno, a company into jewellery manufacturing and consultancy, in a statement here on Tuesday.

It is made of the world-class Swarovski Zirconia stone. The company is producing it in a limited-edition, of only 50 chessboards, to be distributed globally. The chessboard and its pieces are made through the latest technology in jewellery manufacturing, CAD-CAM technology, he said.

Each chess piece is studded with very fine Swarovski Zirconia stones and made of silver with an international purity level of 92.50 per cent. The total weight of the chessboard and its pieces will be 1,500 gm.

About 11,500 cubic Zirconia gems have been used in the set. The chessboard and pieces will be stored in a high quality wooden box with three opening doors. The inside of the box is made of acrylic material to ensure safe storage.

And the set includes two pairs of cotton gloves enclosed in the box to ensure long-life of the luxury chess pieces.

Published on June 27, 2012

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