He's not the first and he won't be the last, but President Obama has received some amazing gifts since taking office, according to a State Department document released on Tuesday.
The president was gifted a brass and glass clock, a gold medallion and a desert scene on a marble base with gold palm trees. And Mrs. Obama didn't do so badly herself. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia gave Mrs. Obama a set of jewelry every woman would be envious of: a Ruby and diamond set of earrings, a ring, a bracelet and a necklace! The set is said to be the most expensive gift ever given to a first lady. And not to be outdone - both Malia and Sasha got a little something too - diamond earrings of their very own.
But if you're hoping to see the first family step out in their finery, you'll be highly disappointed - everything is going to the National Archives. While the president and first family are allowed to receive the gifts from foreign dignitaries, they are not allowed to keep them. By law, all gifts go to the Archives and are kept for historical purposes.
President George W. Bush also received a number of high-value and important historical artifacts, like Saddam Hussein's gun that was presented to the president by the military forces who captured the former dictator. According to the protocol gift unit at the State Department, a president can receive thousands of gifts throughout a presidency.
The State Department document is 52 pages long and only covers the gifts given to the first family for 2009. Some of the more valuable and interesting gifts include:
• Large desert scene on a green veined marble base featuring miniature figurines of gold palm trees and camels; large gold medallion with the Royal seal in a green leather display box; large brass and glass clock by Jaeger-LeCoultre in a green leather display case with an estimated value of $34,500 dollars from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
• Large crystal table with an image of the American Flag with an estimated value of $6,000 dollars from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
• A black Christian Dior handbag with an estimated value of $4,500 dollarsfrom France's first lady Carla Bruni to Mrs. Obama
But not every diplomat can afford diamonds and rubies - the president of Algeria gave the president four boxes of dates and 12 bottles of wine, worth an estimated value of $500 dollars.
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