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

Pins Shown from Left to Right

  • Title Gold Ginkgo Leaf

    Date 2000

    Designer Unknown, USA

    Materials Gold-Tone Base Metal, Oxidized Sterling Silver, Marcasites

    Size 4.1" x 2.4"
    (10.4cm x 6.1cm)

  • Title Silver Ginkgo Leaf

    Date 2000

    Designer Unknown, USA

    Materials Sterling Silver

    Size 3" x 1.3"
    (7.6cm x 3.3cm)

  • Title Gold-Stemmed Ginkgo Leaf

    Date circa 2000

    Designer Fabrice, France

    Materials Gold-Tone Base Metal, Resin

    Size 4.8" x 2.5"
    (12.2cm x 6.4cm)

  • Title Copper Gingko Leaf

    Date 2000

    Designer Dennis Ray/Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School, USA

    Materials Copper-Plated Natural Leaf

    Size 2.9" x 2.8"
    (7.4cm x 7.1cm)

Title: Leaf
Date: 1998
Designer: Helen Shirk, USA
Materials: Sterling Silver, 14kt Yellow Gold
Size: 4″ x 1.4″ (10.2 cm x 3.5 cm)
Title: Mushrooms
Date: 2000
Designer: © Mary Ehlers, USA
Materials: 18kt Yellow-Gold Plating on Coin Silver, Diamond
Size: 2.4″ x 1.3″ (6.1 cm x 3.2 cm)

Diplomacy Thrives Outside the Spotlight

During the Middle East peace talks, Albright remarked to the press that negotiations, like mushrooms, are more likely to thrive in the dark, that is, outside the spotlight of public scrutiny. This prompted Albright’s Diplomatic Security team to give her a specially made pin depicting a tiny field of mushrooms (the small ones represent Israel, Syria, and the Palestinian Authority; the larger one is the United States).

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