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Peace Dove pin, designer Cecile et Jeanne, France; photographer John Bigelow Taylor.
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Bee and Bug Pins

Pins Shown from Left to Right, Top to Bottom

  • Title Crystal Fly

    Date 1998

    Designer © Christian Dior, France

    Materials Rhodium-Plated Base Metal, Crystals

    Size 1.5" x 1.4"
    (3.8cm x 3.6cm)

  • Title Green and Blue Rhinestone Bees

    Date circa 1960

    Designer Ciner, USA

    Materials Yellow Gold-Plated Base Metal, Rhinestones

    Size 2.6" x 1.5"
    (6.6cm x 3.8cm)

  • Title Grasshopper

    Date 2001

    Designer Landau, USA

    Materials Yellow Gold-Plated Base Metal, Glass Cabochons, Rhinestones, Enamel

    Size 3.3" x 1.2"
    (8.4cm x 3cm)

  • Title Cicada

    Date 1995

    Designer Iradj Moini, USA

    Materials Yellow Gold-Plated Base Metal, Obsidian, Onyx, Diopside Cabochons, Turquoise, Mother-of-Pearl, Glass Cabochons

    Size 2.6" x 2"
    (6.6cm x 5.1cm)

  • Title Golden Bee

    Date 1997

    Designer St. John Knits, USA

    Materials Yellow Gold-Plated Base Metal, Crystals

    Size 2.3" x 0.8"
    (5.8cm x 2cm)

  • Title Fly With Pearl

    Date 1997

    Designer Iradj Moini, USA

    Materials Rhodium-Plated Base Metal, Baroque Simulated Pearl, Glass Cabochons, Crystals

    Size 2.1" x 1.7"
    (5.3cm x 4.3cm)

  • Title Green Ladybug

    Date circa 1970

    Designer © Sandor Co., USA

    Materials Yellow Gold-Plated Base Metal, Enamel

    Size 1.2" x 0.9"
    (3cm x 2.3cm)

  • Title Turquoise Bee

    Date circa 1940

    Designer Walter Lampl, USA

    Materials 14kt Yellow Gold, Turquoise, Mother-of-Pearl

    Size 1" x 1"
    (2.5cm x 2.5cm)

  • Title Two Blue Horseflies

    Date circa 1997

    Designer Unknown, Acquired in France

    Materials Blackened and Oxidized-Coppertone Base Metal, Enamel, Crystals

    Size 1.9" x 0.7"
    (4.8cm x 1.8cm)

  • Title Green, Purple, and Blue Beetle

    Date 1970

    Designer Kenneth Jay Lane, USA

    Materials Yellow Gold-Plated White Base Metal, Glass

    Size 1.9" x 1.6"
    (4.8cm x 4.1cm)

Title: Small Ladybug
Date: circa 1995
Designer: Reproduction, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA
Materials: Yellow Gold-Plated Sterling Silver, Enamel, Rhinestones 
Size: 1.1″ x 1.3″ (2.8 cm x 3.2 cm)

Title: Large Ladybug
Date: circa 1995
Designer: Carolee, USA
Materials: Yellow Gold-Plated Base Metal, Rhinestones, Enamel
Size: 1.9″ x 1.6″ (4.7 cm x 4 cm)


A professional diplomat is trained to be wary of the kind of bugs that are used by spies to monitor conversations. Albright’s affinity is for insect pins. When feeling good, she often wore a ladybug, but when delivering a sharp message, the pin of choice was a wasp or a bee.

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