Rosewood is one of the best wood materials for chess pieces. It is hard and very difficult to carve on. It is usually normal to see chess pieces made of rosewood way above the normal price range of chess sets made of inferior wood material. However, rosewood chess sets guaranteed to last for several generations, making it a potentioal money maker in the future as an antique. The Original King Charles set of chess pieces is a testament to that. This set is made of rosewood root, giving each piece a unique quality of its own. In addition, the designs of each piece are superbly carved by only the best people in the business. Original King Charles set of chess pieces is definitely the best investment you can have.