The Meaning of Colors in Mood Rings

When you first purchase one of these mood rings, also will also receive a color chart. They design these charts to help you understand what mood your displaying when your ring changes color. Some companies change mood ring color charts however in this article we will do our best to detail what mood ring colors mean and answer some other frequently asked questions.

Mood Ring Color Meanings


black mood ring

Although we understand mood ring colors are not a direct sign of emotions, they do indicate your body’s temperature. Even the concept of a ring being able to display our emotions is interesting.

Black has always been a negative color, it usually means you’re stressed, worried, and overworked. It’s a clear sign you need to relax and take a break and calm down. Your body has started overheating. In some cases, if the gem stays this color, it’s a sign that it’s broken and it’s time to purchase a new one.


  • Sophistication
  • Stressed
  • Stormy
  • Fear
  • Serious
  • Angst
  • Serious
  • Overworked
  • Depressed
  • Intense
  • Death
  • Evil
  • Mystery
  • Power


pink mood ring


  • Loving
  • Romance
  • Warm
  • Beauty
  • Friendship
  • Very Happy
  • Affectionate
  • Infatuated
  • Curious
  • Sensitivity


purple mood ring

If your mood ring turns violet or purple, this is usually a sign of intense feelings surrounding relationships, love, or romance. It could be a sign that you have a new crush or a potential significant other in your midst. Occasionally, it might mean it’s time to rekindle old love. For some people, violet could a sign that they are having sensual or flirty feelings. Sometimes the color purple happens when your body temperature heats up, it’s also associated with balance and enlightenment. The mood ring shows that you are aware of what’s going on around you and how your emotions are in balance.

Purple mood ring color meanings

  • Love
  • Romance
  • Moody
  • Royalty
  • Luxury
  • Dignity
  • Wisdom
  • Spirituality
  • Passion
  • Amorous
  • Heat
  • Dreamer
  • Vision
  • Sensual
  • Magic


green mood ring

Green is the default color of most mood rings it’s a sign that your emotions could lower or hike but in most cases, it’s a sign that you are relaxed and stable. If your ringtones light green it might be a sign that you’re on alert on your feelings slightly stressed if it’s a darker green it’s usually a sign that you’re envious or jealous.


  • Mixed Emotions
  • Active
  • Irritated
  • Distressed
  • Worried
  • Restless
  • Healing
  • Money


light blue mood ring

If the blue color of your ring is tinged with green, it still shows that you feel relaxed, however, something is disturbing your relaxed state despite this you remain clear-minded and alert, ready to confront whatever situation may lie ahead, in a calculated and calm fashion.


  • Relaxed
  • Peaceful
  • Motivated
  • Calm
  • Flirtatious
  • Optimistic


gray mood ring

If brown turns gray, this is a true sign that something bad might happen as your feelings of fear and worry are heightened. Your emotions are strained and you’re on the verge of being overwhelmed by them. If work is to get stressful and you feel out of control, it may grate on your nerves to the stage where your job is in jeopardy. Free moods usually mean anxiety on easiness and we leave a feeling of discomfort if these emotions unchecked, the stress would eventually cause the ring to turn black.


  • Security
  • Strength
  • Stability
  • Authority
  • Maturity


yellow mood ring

If your mood ring turns a yellow color, it’s usually a sign that your emotions are mixed or confused. You may be anxious, but alert they may also show your apprehension. Occasionally it could show you are overthinking a situation, your mind may be struggling because of uncertain circumstances, resulting in feelings of nervousness, confusion, and even mild anxiety. Yellow color isn’t always a sign that something is about to go wrong. It’s sometimes a sign of creativity and a sign that it’s time to channel this energy into something productive. As your feelings of anxiety or nervousness, intensifying you may find the color turning amber or orange.


  • Friendless
  • Intellect
  • Energy
  • Joy
  • Warmth
  • Caution


white mood ring


  • Hope
  • Light
  • Purity
  • Simplicity
  • Goodness
  • Freshness


brown mood ring

If you notice your mood ring changing from amber orange to a brown color, it means that your feelings about branching gotten worse you’re more on age your mood is more nervous, unsettled, and murky. The clear sign that you’re feeling of anxiety and restlessness has grown. You may become impatient in anticipation of something changing. Brown could also represent a state of confusion, meaning that you’re not sure about the way forward on how to tackle certain situations.


  • Nervous
  • Anxious
  • Cautious
  • Distracted
  • Mellow


orange mood ring

When a movie was Connor changes to orange or amber, it’s not always a bad sign, but it is a sign that you are unsettled. It could just be a sign that you need to do something new or creative. Instead of sitting around with your phone in your hand, get your creative juices flowing and do something fresh. The color orange could mean a variety of different emotions including confusion and ever since aggression and stress, but in the vast majority of cases, it just means that your emotions are unsettled.


  • Unsettled
  • Confused
  • Indignant
  • Upset
  • Challenged


red mood ring

If your mood ring turns a reddish color, it’s because of an increase in temperature because of intense feelings. It could show a passion for a new topic or subject are you excited about starting a new project. Occasionally it could show a negative emotion such as embarrassment or anger red has always been associated with fiery intense emotions so if your mood ring shifts the red and you’re passionate about a topic or situation.


  • Danger
  • Passion
  • Romance
  • Energetic
  • Excitement


blue mood ring

When your mood ring turns a light blue or blue, it’s a sign that you calm. If you’re painting and are involved in a creative project and are just relaxing with friends and family, it shows that your body can forget about the stresses of the world. It’s a sign that you are content that your mind is relaxed and you’re at peace if it’s a darker blue color and could mean that you’ve had feelings of kindness or even feel like flirting.


  • Happy
  • Integrity
  • Stability
  • Simplicity
  • Sincerity
  • Deeply Relaxed
  • Bliss
  • Giving

How Mood Rings Change Color?

A mood ring is a specialized liquid crystal thermometer, wearable on the finger. The ring is typically ornamented with a gemstone (usually made of quartz or glass) which is either a clear capsule filled with thermochromic liquid crystal, a heat-changing liquid, or has a thick sheet of liquid crystal sealed underneath.

Changes in temperature cause the crystal to reflect different wavelengths of light which changes the color of the stone. The liquid crystal used in mood rings is usually set up to display a “neutral” color at the average human skin temperature, which is approximately 34 °C (93 °F).

Do mood rings really work?

There is significant evidence that your body’s temperature is correlated with your mood for example a standard temperature within your body is 34 C (93 F). When you become stressed your body automatically directs cooler cool blood towards your internal organs this moves away from your skin and causes your external temperature to drop resulting in your mood ring changing color to a darker tinge. For example, if you’re feeling passionate or happy your body temperature increases and this can cause the crystals within your mood ring to switch in a different direction resulting in a change of color. So there’s no denying that there is some correlation between mood swings and body temperature, to some extent a mood ring could work as an indicator to show emotions.

Having said that there are many other factors at play that could affect the color of a mood ring that is completely unrelated to mood such as sunbathing taking a cold shower are you just finished the workout. So relying on new jewelry or mood rings to tell you what your emotional state might be probably a brilliant strategy, but it doesn’t change the fact that they’re fun and pretty, and watching how they change will certainly become a fascinating topic of conversation.

What are mood rings made of?

For want of a better word, the best way to describe a mood ring is that it’s a sandwich. It’s made of two layers, the bottom being the ring itself, which could be anything from brass to gold. The top layer is usually a strip of liquid crystals that can be made from a holiday piece of glass are you could simply place a glass or plastic Dome or other types of coating over the crystals. They design higher quality mood rings to last for longer and as a result or made in a fashion to sealed crystals to prevent water seeping in as any level of humidity are moisture might irreversibly damage the ring.

How do Thermochromic Liquid Crystals work

We touched on this previously but they design mood rings to change color as your body’s temperature changes this is because they contain thermochromic liquid crystals. As your body temperature change these either synthetic or natural liquid crystals will change color while the composition of a mood ring will depend on its manufacturer most are made using what’s known as organic polymer cholesterol is the most common polymer used more energy is sent to the crystals as your body’s temperature changes the molecules would absorb this energy twist and this will alter how light passes through the changing the color of the crystal.

Care of your mood ring

Depending on the quality of your mood ring, some are more susceptible to water damage than others. But of thumb keep them clear of the water as if any seeps into the stone it’ll disrupt how the liquid crystals operate and jewel will usually turn black and unresponsive. If they’re exposed to extremely high temperatures, the crystals can change the size and the mood ring can be damaged, so leaving one in the open in a hot location it’s not advisable. If you’re going to get your hands wet or you’re eating areas where temperatures are not normal, we advise you to take the mood ring off and place it in a safe area.

Which finger is for a mood ring?

Together so you can wear your mood ring on your finger but placing it on your index finger shows great leadership confidence and self-esteem they can pass these positive vibes on to others. Obviously, this is down to a matter of preference. Wear your mood ring on a chain around your neck if you want to.

Are mood rings dangerous?

There’s nothing dangerous about a well-made mood ring. However, if you decide to buy cheap jewelry, you are risking manufacturers who use unhealthy materials. That has been one piece of note where mood necklaces and mood rings were found to contain high levels of lead. This led can have extremely adverse health effects on children if they ingested it. Thankfully, no injuries were reported, and they ordered a recall of this jewelry. Immediately.

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