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This week in the magazine, Lauren Collins writes about Madeleine Albright’s new book, “Read My Pins.” Albright, who served as the first female …

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An eighteen-carat gold snake coiled around a branch, with a diamond dangling from its mouth

Blue Bird, circa 1880. Anton Lachmann, Austria. 14kt yellow gold, silver, enamel, rubies, and diamonds. Photo: Museum of Arts and Design, New York, courtesy Bowers Museum

Blue Bird, circa 1880. Anton Lachmann, Austria. 14kt yellow gold, silver, enamel, rubies, and diamonds. Photo: Museum of Arts and Design, New York, courtesy Bowers Museum

Anton Lachmann,  Blue bird pin c.1880, Austria,  14kt yellow gold, silver, enamel, rubies, diamonds  "Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection" at Phoenix Art Museum.

Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection At the Museum of Arts and Designs in NY

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Silver and Lapis Brooch, Georg Jensen, with bud and foliate motifs, set with lapis cabochons

Secretary of State Diamond Eagle, Designer Unknown (France), c. 1890 - This pin almost caused some embarrassment for Albright.  She wore it to her swearing-in ceremony as secretary of state.  Because it had a complicated clasp, she failed to fasten it properly and, during the ceremony, she looked down to see it dangling from her shoulder.  Said Albright, "I was afraid it would fall on th...

Madeleine Albright's Jewelry-Box Diplomacy

In her new book, Read My Pins, the former secretary of state reveals how she used jewelry as a diplomatic tool during her years with the Clinton administration.

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An absolutely masterful vintage CORO Pin Brooch. This is the kind of classic Coro that everyone is looking for to wear or collect.

As a collector of Americana pins, Madeleine says that she has enough eagles to comprise a flock!  On the day of the announcement by President Clinton nominating her as sixty-fourth Secretary of State in 1996 Madeleine wore a large Eagle pin clipped in the center of her pearl strand, the eagle held a pearl in its claws.   January 20, 2001 was the last day that Madeleine Albright was Secretary of the State and on her final day she chose to wear the Trailing Eagle pin for the official cabinet…

As a collector of Americana pins, Madeleine says that she has enough eagles to comprise a flock! On the day of the announcement by President Clinton nominating her as sixty-fourth Secretary of State in 1996 Madeleine wore a large Eagle pin clipped in the center of her pearl strand, the eagle held a pearl in its claws. January 20, 2001 was the last day that Madeleine Albright was Secretary of the State and on her final day she chose to wear the Trailing Eagle pin for the official cabinet…

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This was from an assortment of zebras for meeting with Nelson Mandela. This particular zebra laid over your shoulder.

Говорящие броши Мадлен Олбрайт и королевы Елизаветы

Madeleine Albright at a 2006 News Conference Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND RUBY BIRD BROOCH The central old and rose-cut diamond bird with outstretched wings and ruby eye to the collet and line aigrette, suspending floral diamond pendant, circa 1890.

Diamond & Ruby Bird Brooch - Central old and rose-cut diamond bird with outstretched wings and ruby eye to the collet and line aigrette, suspending a floral diamond pendant - c.

Masriera Diamond, South Sea Cultured Pearl, Multi-stone, E.

Masriera Diamond, South Sea Cultured Pearl, Muti-Stone, Enamel, and Gold Pendant/Brooch

Madeleine Albright's eagle pin

Madeleine Albright's Pin Collection

Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright wore pins with attitude.

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