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Mood Ring Colors and Mood Ring Meanings

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Chart of Mood Ring Colors and Meanings
This chart shows the colors and meaning of the usual 1970s style of mood ring.

This chart shows the colors and meaning of the usual 1970s style of mood ring. Some mood rings use different liquid crystals, which exhibit other colors and respond differently to the heat of your skin.

Todd Helmenstine
This chart shows the colors of the typical 1970s mood ring and the meanings associated with the mood ring colors. A mood ring contains liquid crystals that change color in response to small changed in temperature. The amount of blood that reaches your skin depends on both the temperature and your mood, so there is some scientific basis for the functioning of a mood ring. For example, if you are under stress your body direct blood toward your internal organs, with less blood reaching your fingers. The cooler temperature of your fingers will register on the mood ring as a gray or amber color. When you are excited, more blood flows to the extremities, increasing the temperature of your finger. This drives the color of the mood ring toward the blue or violet end of its color range.

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