What makes Topaz a unique gemstone?

“A gem of eternal love and loyalty.”

The Legend of Topaz 

During the middle ages, topaz was believed to heal both physical injuries and mental disorders and even prevent death. The ancient Greeks believed wearing the topaz could enhance strength and help you through challenges and hardships, including the power of invisibility!

The Egyptians also treasured the topaz where the gem was believed to carry mystical powers given by the sun god of Ra and worn as an amulet to protect them from injury. 

Topaz was known to have mystical powers by the ancient Egyptians

The Colourful Gem 

Topaz’s name of origin has various fascinating theories. Topaz is regarded to have been discovered by the Romans over two millennia ago in a small island located in the Red Sea called “Topazos” where the name was derived from. Many scholars also trace the origin back to Sanskrit (an ancient language of India), meaning “fire”.

The colours of Topaz are commonly found in brown. However, Topaz includes various tones and saturations of blue, clear, green, yellow, orange, pink and purple. Topaz is also pleochroic, resulting in the gems ability to show different colors in different crystal directions!

Lasts an Eternity 

Topaz is a durable gem and is relatively resistant to any scratching, registering 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This makes it an ideal choice of jewelry to wear daily to sustain the commotions of everyday life!

Royal Russian Connection: The Imperial Topaz 

The Imperial Topaz with reddish-orange and pinkish-orange hue are the most valuable varieties of this gemstone. Less than 1% of topaz comes in this form! It was used in the jewellery of the 18th and 19th Century Russian Czarinas and was strictly reserved for the exclusive use by the Czar family and those who were gifted, hence the name.

The different colors of topaz
The shades of Imperial Topaz

The Colourless Topaz: Sisters of Diamond

The most famous topaz is a colorless topaz that was originally believed to be a diamond. The 1680 carat stone known as the “Braganza Diamond” set in the Portuguese Crown Jewels was originally thought to be the biggest diamond in the world. The gem remains with the Portuguese crown jewels.

This makes clear topaz a popular diamond simulant/ substitute, often seen as superior to the synthetic Cubic Zirconia (CZ) as clear/white topaz is 100% natural!

NYC White Topaz Chain Link Drop Earrings – Solid Sterling Silver

Birthstone and Anniversary

Topaz is the birthstone for November and the gem for 16th wedding anniversaries. 

Blue Topaz: A gem of Love and Loyalty 

Blue topaz is the more prominently known birthstone for December and displays a beautiful glacier blue shade, similar to that of a crisp, December sky. Blue topaz is known to be the gem of the 4th anniversary and Imperial topaz is the gem of the 23rd anniversary.

Blue Topaz represents love and loyalty where it is believed to strengthen and magnify the connection between lovers. The blue treasure is heavily associated with intelligence, strength, loyalty, and friendship. This makes Blue Topaz perfect for a romantic gift as well as a wonderful present for a close friend especially born in the month of December!

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a pair of Blue Topaz Earrings Estimated price$3500

Topaz Styling and Fashion 

Topaz commonly comes in big crystals making it popular in cocktail rings and other large items of jewellery. Blue Topaz is often seen worn by celebrities (such as Kate Middleton, Kate Blanchett) and looks dashing when worn with marching blue items of clothing and accessories. Clear Topaz is also often worn by celebrities to achieve the same luxury style and effect as diamonds!

Blue Topaz and Diamond Petal Ring – Solid 9ct White Gold
Boundless Blue Topaz and Diamond Long Necklace – 9ct White Gold

Written By: Lilia Soeda

New Year Wishes

Happy New Year to all our beloved customers! 

2021 wasn’t an easy year for small businesses like us and others. But we have been very lucky to have loyal customers and we can’t thank you enough for all your support!

We have some exciting plans with new styles to bring for the new year. Please be patient with us until introducing new designs into our collection. We keep designing bold yet sophisticated fine Jewellery, all made by our small studio production team.

Our Jewellery is only made of precious metals and gemstones sourced from trusted suppliers, we choose all the stones one by one.

We continue to get inspired by all-natural gemstones from light to rich colours.  There are never any two of the same gemstones as they are organically made.

Wishing you all happiness and success this new year of 2022!

Angie & Mitsu

New Year Eve
Thank you for 2021

Season’s greetings

It’s been 3 years since we had a first market stall as our business trial. It has been a great journey and we enjoyed every second of it.

2020 is almost over. We have survived this crazy year! We thank you for all your support and for counting on us as your choice of Jewellery shopping. That means a lot to us.

We are still 2 friends, mums & creators who love to design fine jewellery. Our passion for Jewellery never changes as we get inspired by beautiful gemstones and create new styles exclusively.

We have the fortune to have these amazing retail stores where you can check out our jewellery in person:

#Longweekendstore in Berry NSW

#DirtyJanesBowral in Bowral NSW

#DestinationSouthernHighlands in Mittagong NSW

Please visit these stores if you are around over the Christmas holiday. You can find a beautiful range of home decor, outfits, accessories and local produce fine foods as well as Highlands Jewellery.

Wishing you a Happy Holiday and a joyful New Year. Best wishes from Angie & Mitsu at Highlands Jewellery

Stay safe!


Discover The bright side of ‘ The Crown’

Who does​n’t obsessed with The Crown on Netflix?
And we have many ​ranges of ​unique modern twist drop earrings ​​like you see them styling in the Series.

Large Drop Earrings – Diana, Princess of Wales
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Large Drop Earrings – Queen Elizabeth II
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Large Drop Earrings – Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
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Simple Modern Hook Earrings – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge P.C. Pinterest / Getty

We have these retail stores where you can check out our jewellery in person:

Long weekend store Berry NSW

Dirty Janes Bowral NSW

Mittagong Visitors Information Centre NSW


New Showcase!

We are now showcasing our unique range of Christmas Jewellery gift ideas at Shop 058 / Jewellery Cabinet in Dirty Janes Bowral.

Dirty Janes antique market is located in Bowral, offering the best in vintage. Over 50 dealers offer wonderful pieces from furnishings ornaments & jewellery.

Address: 13-15 Banyette St, Bowral NSW 2576

Phone: (02) 4861 3231


Jewellery Cabinet 058
Jewellery Cabinet 058