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Bar brooch

This long, narrow brooch consists of a row of rectangular, channel-set sapphires in a mulli-grained platinum setting. In the center and ends of the brooch are diamonds in stylized floral settings. The white gold (14kt) pinstem is a replacement.


14K on pinstem


By 1996, with Doug Hucker; about 1996, purchased at Tucson Gem Show by gemologist Mona Nesseth, CA; 2009, year-end gift from Nesseth to the MFA (Accession date: January 20, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mona Lee Nesseth

American, about 1915


Height x width x depth: 0.6 x 6.4 x 0.8 cm (1/4 x 2 1/2 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Platinum, white gold (14kt), diamond, and sapphire


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches