As of August 2015, some of the most expensive things you can buy include a $600,000 chess set with pieces crafted from black and white diamonds and a $2.5 million television accessorized with alligator skin and diamonds. Another one of the most expensive items you can buy is a $2 million set of speakers made from airplane aluminum.
One of the most expensive items you can buy is a Royal Diamond Chess Set from The Charles Hollander Collection. Jeweler Charles Hollander created the first of these notable diamond-encrusted chess sets in 1996. Each Royal Diamond Chess Set is handcrafted from 14-karat white gold and set with black and white diamonds that weigh between 186 to 320 carats. Different styles of the Royal Diamond Chess Set range in price from $400,000 to over $1 million.
The Stuart Hughes Prestige HD Supreme Rose Edition TV costs $2.5 million and is the most expensive television set in the world. This TV has a 55-inch screen and is covered in hand-sewn alligator skin and accessorized with diamonds and precious stones, including sunstone and amethyst. The set is also gilded with 28 kilograms of solid 18-karat rose gold.
The Transmission Audio Ultimate System is the world's most expensive set of speakers. Each speaker costs $1 million. Together, they weigh over 5 tons and span almost 40 feet. Constructed of airplane aluminum, each Transmission Audio Ultimate unit is capable of amplifying sound up to 500 watts and can get as loud as an actual jet plane.