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

Pins Shown from Left to Right, Top to Bottom

  • Title Blue Dragonfly

    Date circa 1997

    Designer Unknown, Acquired in France

    Materials Black Lacquered Base Metal, Enamel, Crystals

    Size 2" x 1.5"
    (5.1cm x 3.8cm)

  • Title Jeweled Dragonfly

    Date circa 1996

    Designer Unknown, Acquired in CroatiaYellow Gold-Plated Base Metal, Crystals

    Materials Yellow Gold-Plated Base Metal, Crystals

    Size 2.6" x 3.4"
    (6.6cm x 8.6cm)

  • Title En Tremblant Dragonfly with Pearl

    Date circa 1997

    Designer Heidi Daus, USA

    Materials Oxidized Yellow Base Metal, Simulated Pearl, Crystals

    Size 2.5" x 3.7"
    (6.4cm x 9.4cm)

  • Title Yellow Dragonfly

    Date 2000

    Designer Swarovski, Austria

    Materials Yellow Gold-Plated Sterling Silver, Swarovski Crystals

    Size 3.4" x 2.5"
    (8.6cm x 6.4cm)

  • Title Silver Mosquito

    Date circa 1993

    Designer Susan Sanders, USA

    Materials Silver, Articulated Wings and Legs

    Size 4.7" x 5.5"
    (11.9cm x 14cm)

  • Title Silver Dragonfly

    Date circa 1998

    Designer Unknown, Acquired in Israel

    Materials Silver

    Size 2.8" x 2"
    (7.1cm x 5.1cm)

  • Title Turquoise Enamel Dragonfly

    Date circa 1960

    Designer Ciner, USA

    Materials Yellow Gold-Plated Sterling Silver, Articulated Wings, Garnets, Cubic Zirconia, Enamel

    Size 4.4" x 2.6"
    (11.2cm x 6.6cm)

A Courageous Insect

The dragonfly is a species like no other, with its large eyes, two sets of powerful wings, an athlete’s body, and a healthy appetite for mosquitoes. Known to the English as the “devil’s darning needle,” the insect is also associated by the Japanese with courage, happiness, and strength. Albright wore a dragonfly when she wanted her adversaries to wonder what on Earth she had in mind.