Maxwell Chayat Ring - American Modernist -Star Sapphire
Spectacular Maxwell Chayat Sterling Silver and Star Sapphire ring. This piece came out of an estate which had originally purchased each of the pieces directly from Chayat in 1963-65. Stunning oval star sapphire flanked by four moonstones and a blue topaz. Organic, mid century swirl design, almost like little moons circling the larger star sapphire. Rare and fantastic piece of wearable art.
Chayat's work is in private collections and synagogues across the world. His work has been shown at the Smithsonian Institution, Cooper Union, the Jewish Museum of New York and the Newark Museum.
The star sapphire measures approx. 0.5" x 3/8" The top of the ring measures approx. 1 1/8" x 1" Ring size 6 but can be slightly adjust smaller or bigger. Signed "Chayat Sterling" Good vintage condition with minor wear and original heavy patina.