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Natick jeweler makes pin for Madeleine Albright

Posted by Jessica Rudis  January 22, 2010 05:15 PM

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Madeleine Albright has another pin to add to her collection.

Stucci Jewelers of Natick presented the former US Secretary of State a specially designed commemorative pin during a ceremony Thursday at Wellesley College.

Albright has hundreds of pins and has recently written a book, "Read my Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewelbox.''

Albright was at Wellesley to speak at the dedication of the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute For Global Affairs. Master craftsman John Harwood made her pin from a combination of precious metals and a unique application of a semi-precious stone, according to a press release.

“It’s in the shape of a globe, about two inches across, and the lapis has been crushed
to create a blue background representative of the oceans of the world,” said Stucci Jewelers owner Gary Stucci in the release.

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This week, Albright attended functions kicking off the Albright Center, which features 40 Albright Fellows studying at Wellesley, according to a release from the College. She also attended a Wellesley basketball game.

"I have to say, pretty much everything that I have done has something to do with Wellesley because I loved it," she recently told New England Cable News. "It was a fabulous college for me. I knew that I wanted to be a political science major but I also learned the importance of questioning things. I gained a sense of confidence that I attribute in large part to attending a women's college."

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