Jewel_RoyaleFancy jewelry designers Boodles created a buzz a while ago with the news that they were planning the world’s most expensive chess set: the Jewel Royale. The JR had its own web site that has since disappeared, so I asked Boodles what’s up with the set.

Turns out that only one piece was actually made, as a proof of concept, while the others remained in the planning stage only. The piece is the king – pictured – which you can buy for £45,000 (and not “over £100,000”, as some sites originally reported).

The entire set is still available for commission. If it ever gets commissioned, it would take about 4 months to complete and cost £1,000,000, including tax (and not £5-10,000,000 as some sites originally reported).