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How Mood Rings Work (or Do They?)

Most of us who were alive in the 70’s remember mood rings. These pop culture rings told you, by the shift of their color, whether you were calm or tense or anywhere in-between. But did they have any validity?

How Mood Rings Work?

Mood Rings contain thermotropic liquid crystals inside the stone or the band of the mood ring. These liquid crystals are able to show different colors at different temperatures.  The liquid crystals in modern mood jewelry are usually made from a flat strip of liquid crystals with a protective coating.  These crystals react to changes in temperature by twisting.  The twisting changes their molecular structure, which alters the wavelengths of light or color that are reflected or absorbed.   When the temperature of the liquid crystals changes so will their color and this is how mood rings work.

Do Mood Rings Work  / Do they really show your emotions?

Your mood is correlated with your body temperature.  A person’s normal body temperature is 82°F (28°C).  When you are stressed or cold blood is directed to the internal organs and away from the skin and the mood ring will turn a darker color. If you are happier or feeling passionate the crystal will twist in another direction and start to change color as your body temperature increases.  Therefore there is a correlation with mood and your body temperature so to some degree a mood ring can show your emotion.

There are other factors why the mood ring will change that are unrelated to mood such as such as just finishing a work out or having a hot bath.  Mood Rings and Mood Jewelry can’t tell your emotional state exactly but what they can do is provide you with a beautiful color changing ring; a guide to your mood and have a lot of fun deciding which ‘mood’ you are in.

Source: Best Mood Rings