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Onyx and marble chess set, 'Classic' - Marble Chess Set

by NOVICA

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  • Handmade by Sierra Family. Normally ships directly from Mexico within 10 days.
  • A Novica fair trade product presented in association with National Geographic

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 13.8 x 0.8 inches ; 10.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 10.8 pounds
  • ASIN: B000160YPE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,645,902 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, searches the world to work directly with the finest artisan designers. The essential contrast of black and white sparks the elegant ambiance of this chess set. Marble and onyx combine in a polished expression of leisured dignity, as hand-carved pieces strike poses befitting of such a refined mental exercise. An exceptional gift for the chess aficionado, this set, handmade by the Sierra Family, ranks among our finest. As each piece is sculpted individually with natural stones, there may exist slight variations in the color and grain pattern of the stone. The dimension of the pieces may also vary slightly, up to +/- 1/8 in (+/-2.5 mm).

Sierra Family says,
"Odette Sierra is from the beautiful Mexican state of Puebla. Her father Edgar Sierra first opened their workshop 30 years ago."

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S.G._Rio on December 16, 2011
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While I bought this for myself, I would certainly have no doubt giving this gift to my friends who are avid chess players (and professional engineers with high standards for what is and is not quality material)!

Worth your money. NOTE: the pieces are not perfect, a few of the white marble pieces seem to have irregular coloring or even small- to medium-sized cracks. However, this is just part of the the look of the natural stone. The imperfections, I think, make the pieces look even more handmade and artisan-made, instead of that mass produced factory look.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ktalkin on January 15, 2013
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This was a gift and he's very happy with it. My only complaint is that I wish the pieces had a bit more detail to them. We've had no issue with any breakage of the pieces as others have had. It arrived quickly and everything was in good shape.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brune Levering on December 4, 2012
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I ended up receiving my Onyx and Marble chess set with a chip in one of the pieces due to shipping. I called up Novica and their customer service was fantastic. I talked to a service rep quickly, who gave me instructions on how to return the item. I was able to get a full refund - no questions asked, even though it shipped from Mexico! Additionally, when I was returning the item, I also mixed up another amazon return that got sent to Novica. What would normally be a disastrous situation to resolve couldn't have been easier when they offered to personally reship the item to amazon so that I could get a return on that one too. Best customer service experience I have had in a while.
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