Even if the Laurel wreath/bandeau a la Grecque had not been available for the event the mother and grandmother of the princess owned plenty of options to be worn by Beatrix.
Think of Juliana's own 18th birthday gift the aquamarine bandeau or Wilhlemina's emerald tiara, her diamond hair comb or the lower part of the Pavlovnik Pearl tiara just to mention a few.
Unless we get an authorised book or documentary on the jewels of the Dutch royals i doubt we'll even know. In style the tiara could be a piece from the first quarter of the 19th century and could have been from Princess Louise.
It's in all diamonds and considering Louise was already a widow when her brother became King diamonds were an option for her.
Considering that Bernhard for all his faults did have more of a sense of decorum and grandeur than his wife and her mother it is also perfectly possible that he persuaded Juliana to buy a nice tiara for their eldest daughter.
Im also not sure whatever arrangement Wilhelmina and Juliana had about jewels at the beginning of Juliana's reign.
Juliana outright owned several pieces like the aquamarine set, the sapphire set of her grandmother and the diamond rose cut bandeau. We also know she had access to the House diamond set and her mother had loaned her parts of the two ruby sets Wilhelmina owned.
The tiara might even have been of Princess Louise originally but inherited by another branch of the family and only bought back in the 1950's for the Dutch Royals. if the piece had inherited in the Dutch Royal line it would have ended up with Wilhelmina who might have taken her time to give a piece to her granddaughter and that could explain why she only wore it a few months after she turned 18.
Maybe Maxima and her daughters will once make a documentary like we saw on the Swedish jewels with the queen and princesses explaining several pieces. That might shed more light on the subject.
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