The Power of Mood Rings


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Mood rings bring back memories of childhood when you could determine your tone for the day based on whatever color your ring was. We know not to believe a novelty ring, but it’s still fun to find out what colors fit you in the moment. What’s interesting to know as an adult is what causes these rings to change colors. Here you can read what makes a mood ring and what each color is supposed to mean.

Mood jewelry can supposedly tell how you’re feeling by sensing your body temperature. The gem inside the ring is actually made out of thermotropic liquid crystal, and acts like a thermometer for your finger. The liquid crystal is often covered with a clear stone such as quartz. It changes color by reflecting different shades of light when the temperature changes, thus giving the illusion that it can sense when you’re angry or sad.

Although the colors can differ from one manufacturer to the next, the colors and moods associated below are generally what you will find. You can compare it to one of my previous blog posts, The Meaning Behind Colors, and see if these match up to the psychological connections to colors. Dust off your old mood ring or mood necklace and have fun! If you’re looking to match your favorite mood with some real crystals, visit our Swarovski section and browse through hundreds of different color combinations! We’re always offering free jewelry ideas at the Learning Center, too. Create your own interpretation of how you’re feeling. Try making jewelry for every mood that you can switch up during the day! Here’s a short list of what colors are supposed to mean in mood rings:

Black: tense, nervous

Grey: anxious, strained

Amber: unsettled, mixed emotions

Green: average, not under stress

Blue-Green: somewhat relaxed

Blue: calm, at ease

Purple: happy, romantic, passionate

-Marissa

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  1. Reply

    I love mood rings!

  2. Pretty!

    • Teri
    • August 12, 2011
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    My mood is menopausal. What color is melt-down?

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    It changes color by reflecting different shades of light when the temperature changes, thus giving the illusion that it can sense when you’re angry or sad. mood ringcolormeanings

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