Picks and Pans Review: A Diplomat's 'Arsenal'
"THE SECRETARY'S PIN"
With a collection of mostly rhinestone costume jewelry, Albright promised herself she'd splurge on this diamond-encrusted French antique "only if by some miracle I become Secretary."
PUTTING IT TO PUTIN
She wore this "hear no evil, see no evil" set to protest the Russian president's denial of atrocities in Chechnya. "He wasn't happy."
"I had pins I wore at various phases of Middle East talks," Albright says. "Mostly I wore a lot of turtles because it was very slow."
BLUEBIRD IN MOURNING
In 1996 Cuba shot down two small planes flown by Cuban-Americans. This antique pin "is a bird soaring up," says Albright, "but I wore it head-down in honor of the fallen pilots."