About The Chess Empire

History of The Chess Empire


The Amritsar Ivory Works is the Finest and oldest running Chess Manufacturing Company on the Earth since 1962, in the Chess Industry. Our research over almost past 60 years in chess industry has lead us to the constant perfection in designing, craftsmanship , best quality with great reputation chess manufacturing company worldwide Our valuable asset of experience in chess manufacturing have allowed us to understand the selection of best wood quality for manufacture the world’s best elegant chess equipments. Our research over almost past 60 years in chess industry has lead us to the constant perfection in designing, craftsmanship, best quality with great reputation chess manufacturing company worldwide We have the most experience master craftsman in our factories with a great knowledge of hand craftsmanship and long learning period has given us the opportunity to design most exclusive chess sets which is beyond the imagination of anyone.

The Company was Established by Shiv Dyal Sharma in 1962 and he was manufacturing the Ivory Lamps ,Statues and Chess sets.The Rajesh Sharma Son of Shiv Dyal Sharma inherit the business and start designing more and more chess sets in wood after the total ban on the Ivory and selling it to the exporters in India. In 1990 Rajesh Sharma found address of Legend Products in chess magazine and contacted him. Then Denis Peterson the owner of the Legend Products was surprised to see the design and workmanship. Rajesh Sharma introduced then Pioneer Series and Monarch Series and both designs were a good success then Frank Camarrata (House of Staunton) Contacted Rajesh Sharma for Collector Series which he was trying for many other manufacturer but not anyone else reach even close to the expectations but once Rajesh Sharma create the collector then Frank Camarrata immediately started working with Amritsar Ivory Works and both companies together launched hundreds of exclusive chess set designs in various wood combinations like Sultan ,Sheffield, Empire, Centurion ,Classic ,Morphy ,Player Series ,Professional Series and many more continuously. Year 2002 John Jaques of London Contacted Amritsar Ivory Works Rajesh Sharma to make 49000 Series in 4.4” and 4” and the both size chess sets in Boxwood/Ebony sold in a good numbers and it is proud and a achievement for AIW as still the Jaques of London is only buying with us. The Rajesh Sharma due to some health issue get retired and now his sons Gaurav Sharma & Rishi Sharma is handling all the business ,designs and inherit craftsmanship of finest crafted chess sets they have introduced several designs like Alexander Stallion , The Kohinoor Series , Saint John Series ,Cambridge Series and also making all the reproductions for Jaques Of London in the name of Amritsar Ivory Works and The Chess Empire.

The established n worldwide reputed chess company in chess industry and we have introduced Numerous Authenticated self created and popular chess sets in various exotic woods in different sizes and designs developed by dedicated and experienced craftsmen under the leadership of third generation with a promising approach to provide only the exceptional chess products in chess market. We have achieved our reputation by selling rich quality chess sets, chess pieces, chess tables, travelling chess sets, bone chess pieces, artistic chess pieces ,chess boards, golden prestige collection, chess accessories and backgammon sets .We warmly welcome you to discover the countless designs. Amritsar Ivory works or The Chess Empire chess manufacturing factories are situated at 3248,Dhapai Road, Amritsar,(143001)Punjab(India) with a dedicated team of master craftsmen and artisans operating since 1962 . We are offering exclusive and exquisite chess sets and equipments in chess market since its inception.

This battle of black and whites is played all across the globe of the royal board game with keen interest and we are proud and deeply privileged to be the provider of accessories/ equipments.

We brings you the World’s finest Chess creations authentically manufactured in a clean and healthy atmosphere of our Workers where we provide them free accommodation, Electricity, Medicine ,Medical facilities and 24x7 support and our master craftsmen are like the member of our Family and many of them are working with us more than 30 years and we produce the best chess sets of the world in such wealthy condition for all the chess lovers where we use only skilled workers and no child labour or sweatshop labour. We are persistently providing varied range of different Staunton chess sets, historic and timeless antique chess designs to all chess stores and companies of USA, Europe, UK and Australia with its splendid quality of manufacturing and designing skill since 1962.

The Endeavour of excellence by the chess empire welcomes and adores the presence of all chess lovers, Chess collectors who now can have an opportunity to explore the exclusively designed chess products directly from manufacturer with the assurance of choicest workmanship and affordable prices with prompt services comes with original authenticated Certificate of quality .If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us.