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Peace Dove pin, designer Cecile et Jeanne, France; photographer John Bigelow Taylor.
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Rhinestone Fleur-de-Lis Pin and Gold Fleur-de-Lis Pin

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  • Title Rhinestone Fleur-de-Lis

    Date circa 1993

    Designer Unknown, USA

    Materials Rhodium-Plated Base Metal, Rhinestones

    Size 2.1" x 3.4"
    (5.3cm x 8.6cm)

  • Title Gold Fleur-de-Lis

    Date circa 1994

    Designer Sofie, Bosnia

    Materials 18kt Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver, Diamonds, Rubies, Emeralds

    Size 1.3" x 1.1"
    (3.3cm x 2.8cm)


In May 1997, Secretary of State Albright gave an impassioned speech in support of implementing the Dayton Peace Accords, which had ended a bloody civil war in Bosnia. To underline her commitment, she wore a fleur-de-lis, the Bosnian people’s national symbol.

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright outlined an expanded role for NATO forces in Bosnia on May 23, 1997, as part of a plan to “renew the momentum” of the peace process and defeat the forces of ethnic hatred. Photo Credit: Adam Nadel/Associated Press.
Secretary Albright gives a speech on NATO forces in Bosnia, May 23, 1997. Video Credit: Associated Press.