15 Unconventional Pearls Perfect For June Birthdays


Definitely not preppy

Those who were born in June have things really good. Not only are they probably a Gemini—the best zodiac sign of all (okay, I’m biased)—but they also get not one, but three different birthstones to choose from: pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone. While all three of these gems are uniquely stunning in their own way, we can’t help but be totally entranced by the beauty of the pearl.

Pearls—the only gemstone created by living creatures—are some of the rarest gems of all. They often represent purity and innocence in different cultures all over the world and were believed by the ancient Greeks to be the hardened tears of Aphrodite, the goddess of love (which sounds quite fitting for the amazing but also low-key psychopathic Gemini).

While the pearl is considered elegant and sophisticated when worn, it tends to have a reputation to be, well, outdated (and preppy!). We’re here to prove this wrong by rounding up the coolest, most unconventional pearl pieces, perfect for both June babies and those who don’t consider Blair Waldorf their style icon.

Click through the gallery below to check out 15 pieces worthy of gifting the June-born Geminis and Cancers in your life.

Photo courtesy of Garmentory

Lizzie Fortunato, Twin Pearl Hoops, $185, available at Garmentory.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images.

As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.