Comparing the size of the dark stone in the tiara worn by the young Alexandrine and the one worn by her in later life I feel that the latter is somewhat bigger. So I don't think they are the same. Now that we know the tiara and brooch were listed as gifts from her mother I looked up a few photos of the Grand Duchess. When young she actually wore a set that might be emeralds (dark stones)...so could it perhaps be this she gave away to her daughter? The size of the big stone in the brooch feels lile a better match sizewise to the stone in the tiara worn by Alexandrine:
It appears that I am not able to post the photo right now, but it is to be found on the English Wikipedia page about the Grand Duchess.
These are just wild thoughts and not an attempt to make any firm conclusion.
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: This is the paragraph I refer to:
: diadem og broche af smaragder og diamanter
: What especially caught my attention is the
: reference to a diamond and emerald tiara
: and brooch.
: The list of wedding gifts comes from Bjarne
: Steen Jensen's book. He mentions the tiara
: and the brooch together because both were
: gifts from Alexandrine's mother. It is,
: however, not clear from the wording if both
: the tiara and the brooch were set with
: emeralds - or if it was only the brooch. So
: we should be careful not to draw hasty
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