What Do the Colors of a Mood Ring Mean?

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What Do the Colors of a Mood Ring Mean?

Mood rings were invented in 1975, it’s very popular during the 1970s, and continue to be popular today. Mood rings are marketed as the stone changes color depending on your mood and this is partially true. Because human’s body temperature changes when mood changes and mood ring changes color by reacting to the temperature change of your body.

We’ve prepared a handy guide to help you understand what mood each color means and what color corresponds to which temperature.

What Mood Does Each Color Represent?

Mood ring colors can generally be categorized into 12 different colors that change from violet to black and each color represents a different emotion or feeling. The color of the warmest temperature is violet and the color of the coolest temperature is black. The colors in the top section of the chart represent a more relaxed feeling and the colors close to the bottom of the chart are less relaxed.

Chart of Mood Ring Colors and Meanings with Emoji Moods


Do Mood Rings Actually Tell Your Mood?

Mood rings can’t tell your emotional state but it can react to your body’s changing temperature. Human body temperature tends to heat up in moments of excitement and cools when calm or stressed. So, mood rings can’t actually tell your mood but the color of mood rings depends on temperature.

Do the Colors of Mood Rings Correspond to Different Temperatures?

Yes, the colors of mood rings correspond to different peripheral body temperatures. People often think mood ring colors correspond to body temperature but the mood stone is actually calibrated to have a pleasing green or blue at the human’s normal resting peripheral temperature of 82 °F (28 °C) to indicate the average reading.

The mood stone will display a warmer color like blue or violet as the higher temperature is detected on your fingers when you are excited. The cooler temperature of your fingers will drive the color of the mood ring toward the amber or black end of its color range when you are depressed or stressed.


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