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Mood Rings

A Mood Ring

One of the fun fashion fads of the 1970s was the mood ring. (It comes back in fashion from time to time.) You wear it on your finger, and it reflects the state of your emotions. In other words, it reflects your mood. The ring is a somewhat dark color when cold and first put on. As your skin warms it up, the color changs. The most dramatic change in color is when you first it on. It can go from a black to yellow to a range of oranges, greens, and blues. The mood, as it were, depends on the your body temperature. While not scientific, exactly, mood rings are indicators of your body’s involuntary physical reaction to your emotions.

The stone of a mood ring is either a hollow glass shell containing thermotropic liquid crystals or a clear glass stone on top of a thin sheet of liquid crystals. The crystals alter their position and twist due to changes in temperature. The change in molecular structure then affects the wavelengths of light that are absorbed or reflected by the crystals.

Here are some of the common mood ring colors with the associated mood. Most of the time, mood rings are somewhere between green and blue.

Black = fear, overworked, depressed
Yellow  = anxious, cool, cautious, distracted, so-so
Orange = stressed, nervous, confused, upset, challenged
Green- = mixed emotions, restless, distressed
Green-Light Green= normal, alert, no great stress
Blue-Green = upbeat, pleased, somewhat relaxed, motivated, flirtatious
Blue = accepting, calm, peaceful
Indigo-Darker Blue = relaxed, happy, love struck, generous
Violet-Burgundy = romantic, mischievous, sensual, amorous


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