Ringo Starr's Chess Set
In 1973 Asprey, with designer Robin Crookshank, created a bespoke chess set for The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr. Every piece was modelled on Ringo's hands.
The Chaos Collection is named in reference to the deliberately disordered layout of stones used in each piece, encompassing a range of shapes, cuts and tones. Chaos celebrates nonconformity and the beauty of the irregular. The result is a collection of distinctive pieces encapsulating Asprey’s trademark playful eccentricity.
Pieces are crafted from semi precious stones using open back claw set mounts. These allow light to pass through the stone in all directions, giving maximum shimmer and sparkle. The lack of apparent contrivance and artifice of Chaos' design puts the focus on the stones rather than their setting.