The Worst Birthstone 

By Lauren Marino

Birthstones are unique jewels assigned to each person based on the month they are born—but not all are as beautiful as they sound. Those born in November understand the pain of having the worst birthstone: topaz. While the other stones shine with elegant beauty, the lackluster appearance of Topaz makes it the Debbie Downer of the group. Its dull, burnt orange tone has no appeal whatsoever. This boring stone is an outlier amidst its stunning companions. Those with November birthdays have unfortunately been cursed with the worst birthstone, topaz.