Colin Burn
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Pearl Royale Chess Set

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Name - Pearl Royale Chess Set

Collection - Pearl Royale

Exhibition - ACCA Gallery Beverly Hills, Los Angeles August 3 - August 31, 2019 Miami November 2 - December 8, 2019

Materials -  18K solid white gold, 510 carats of flawless white diamonds, South Sea pearls and AAA quality blue sapphires.  

Details - (Limited Edition 3 Only)  The Pearl Royale is the world’s most opulent and expensive chess set ever created. This unique chess set radiates opulence through the finest quality materials, design and workmanship. Designed with a regal look and feel the Pearl Royale is symbolic in its style to the renown 1849 Staunton standard chess set. Each solid gold piece is lavishly set with diamonds and pearls and sits atop a crystal glass board embellished with solid white gold and diamond set corners. The underside of each piece is intricately designed and channel set with the finest diamonds and smooth polished edges to glide effortlessly across the crystal glass board.


Artists Inspiration - As a young child I regularly played chess with my cousins so my parents gave me a beautiful Staunton chess set which I really loved. Growing up in the 60’s & 70’s my generation was exposed to Hollywood movies of epic battles and it was popular for us kids to have collections of toy soldiers which made chess a popular game as it embodied the same spirit and challenge, we saw in these epic battles. Thinking back on those fun times I was always drawn to the idea of creating the world’s most beautiful chess set and in 2008 I finally put pen to paper to commence the design. At the time I was doing a lot of creative work with beautiful South Sea pearls, so they became the inspiration within my design to embody the heads of each piece and bring life to the characters. It was perfect as I could use both black and white pearls to define each side of the chess set. It was also important for my design to be Staunton inspired as this became the standard for chess sets since 1849 and the only chess sets allowed in world championships. I wanted to create the most beautiful chess set within this royal standard and it had to be dressed in all its regalia with the world's most beautiful diamonds and rich blue sapphires fit for a king and queen. My overall dream was to create the world’s finest chess set for the world’s greatest players to do battle!   Colin Burn 














Jewelry artworks come with a limited edition certificate of authenticity from the artist and official GIA diamond certification where applicable.