(from the site "Grand Ladies" -> http://www.gogmsite.net/the-belle-epoque-1890-1914/1896-coronation-ball-celebr.html)
There is a close up on this site:
When I first saw the photo and realised that it was the mother of Queen Alexandrine I immediately thought - as is also mentioned on the site referred to above - that the tiara had a somewhat similar shape to the diamond drop tiara. It says on the site that it is not the same tiara, but could it be that this tiara was used to create the diamond drop tiara? Just a wild hypothesis from my side of course.
Here is another photo of the Grand Duchess wearing this tiara:
: Queen Alexandrine´s tiara reminds a little the
: tiara worn by her mother at the coronation
: of Emperor Nicholas of Russia in 1896. Se
: the big groupphoto of the royal ladies.
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: When I was hunting for information about the
: jewels worn by Queen Alexandrine at the gala
: opera performance, I noticed that none of
: the other papers mentioned that Queen
: Alexandra wore a sapphire necklace.
: I wonder if I incorrectly interpreted the
: description in The Times 12 May 1914 of
: Queen Alexandra wearing "a diamond and
: a sapphire necklace" ?
: Other descriptions of Queen Alexandra's
: necklace mention a pendant, although no
: coloured gemstone is mentioned. For example
: The Daily Telegraph 12 May 1914 --
: I suspect that HM may have worn one of her
: colliers resille, perhaps with a sapphire
: pendant. Queen Alexandra is reported to have
: have had at least 2 large sapphires, so it
: is a possibility. (one which springs to mind
: is the Ladies of Bristol sapphire pendant;
: the other is a large sapphire brooch she is
: said to have worn) Of course HM may have
: worn only diamonds and the mention of a
: sapphire in The Times may be a mistake.
: Ladies of Bristol pendant.
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