Madeleine Albrights jewelry with sense
Everyone knows about the love of the former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to the brooches. It was also a natural love of a woman to jewelry. And, we know that each brooch had the message. Her book “Read My Pins” tells a story how one woman’s jewelry collection was used to make diplomatic history. Madeleine used a pin or a brooch as a means of personal and diplomatic expression, thus, jewelry had become part of her personal diplomatic arsenal. “None of this would have happened without Saddam Hussein,” said Albright. When the Iraqi press called her an “unparalleled serpent,” she made sure to wear a snake pin during her next meeting with Iraqi officials. From that day brooches had become Albright’s diplomatic style, her self-expression, sense of humor, and simply sense. The jewelry pieces she wore was not only a political message, in addition, they were beautiful art work of jewelers.
International leaders saw a shimmering sun on her jacket or a cheerful ladybug, a crab or a menacing wasp. Her collection is both international and democratic—dime-store pins share pride of place with designer creations and family heirlooms. Included are the antique eagle purchased to celebrate Albright’s appointment as secretary of state, the zebra pin she wore when meeting Nelson Mandela, and the Valentine’s Day heart forged by Albright’s five-year-old daughter.
Madeleine Albright served as America’s sixty-fourth Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001.
Albright’s pins convey power, warmth and style. She connects certain pins with historical significance.
According to Albright, Putin became terribly angry. But I think there’s some misunderstanding. In fact three monkeys in Russia means “I hear nothing, I see nothing, I will do nothing”, or I am deaf and blind to your problems, the intention to do nothing is not acceptable, when things must be done or decision on a problem should be made. Besides, Madeleine was a symbol of evil for Russians, and her “do no evil” call sounded strange, to say the least.
The Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
Madeleine Albright, wearing a pin displaying a map of Sudan. The former Secretary of State supports an intervention by the worldwide community to help put an end to the many years of violence in that country.
A female fox: This red fox Albright wore to meet with officials from South Korea. A Korean ministers, said he was glad about her visit because of the possibility to cuddle up to her “corporate bust”
Spy Games: Albright wore this brooch on a meeting with government officials, after receiving a report from the U.S. FBI about found “bug” in the courtroom. Beetle brooch, designer Iradj Moini (USA), 1997.
Albright has a huge collection of brooches in the form of an American flag. But in North Korea, she put the largest brooch. Designer Robert Sorrell, 2000
In her new memoir Read My Pins: Stories From A Diplomat’s Jewel Box, Secretary Albright relays anecdotes of how her now-famous brooches played a role in both her diplomatic and personal life.
Madeleine Albrights jewelry