Mood jewelry is a unique type of jewelry that changes color in response to the wearer's emotional state. It has become increasingly popular in recent years as people look for ways to express themselves more through the accessories they wear. 

In this article, we will explore the origins and benefits of mood jewelry and why mood rings are one of our personal favorites here at Honeycat Jewelry!

Fascinating Origins of Mood Jewelry

Mood jewelry has been around for over 40 years, and its origins can be traced back to the 1970s. The first mood ring was invented by Joshua Reynolds and Maris Ambats in 1975. They used a special thermochromic material that changes color based on the wearer's body temperature, which is said to be directly related to their emotional state.

The mood ring was introduced to the public and quickly became a popular fashion trend. The rings were marketed as a way to "read" the wearer's mood and were often sold with a chart explaining the different colors and their supposed meanings. For example, a black ring was said to indicate a calm and relaxed mood, while a red ring indicated excitement or passion.

For a time these rings were one of the most followed trends, as even many popular TV stars and icons were showing them off. Although this popularity waned throughout the 2000’s, they are making a comeback as more people are interested in jewelry that speaks to their unique tastes and personalities.

How to Read Your Mood Jewelry

While they aren’t exactly a scientific tool by any means, a well-made mood ring can certainly act as a relatively good judge of someone’s overall feelings or mood. This is what adds a bit of magic to wearing them, as the rings tend to “reveal” the wearer’s emotions rather than confirm them.

To read a mood ring, you will need a chart that explains the different colors and the meanings behind them. Here is a general guide to interpreting the colors of a mood ring:

  • Black: This color is said to indicate a calm and relaxed mood.
  • Gray: This color is said to indicate a neutral or indecisive mood.
  • Blue: This color is said to indicate a relaxed or peaceful mood.
  • Green: This color is said to indicate a balance or neutral mood.
  • Yellow: This color is said to indicate a happy or excited mood.
  • Purple: This color is said to indicate a romantic or sensual mood.
  • Red: This color is said to indicate an excited or passionate mood.

Keep in mind that these interpretations are not necessarily always accurate and that the colors of a mood ring may change for reasons other than the wearer's emotional state. The ring may also change colors slowly over time, so it is important to observe the color changes over a period of time to get a better sense of the wearer's mood.

This is part of what makes a mood ring so fun in our opinion. Your ring might seem relatively dormant all day and then all of a sudden go orange or red when you least expect it - what could it mean? Interpreting the colors of your mood ring to see if they match up with how you feel is half the fun of wearing one.

Our Mood Rings at a Glance

Here at Honeycat Jewelry, we offer 3 distinct styles of mood rings, each suited for different aesthetics.

Mini Mood Rings

If you love the look of delicate jewelry, our mini mood rings are the choice for you. Featuring a thin band and classic design, this is the option you want to go with if you want the mood jewelry experience but prefer understated jewelry options.

Perfect for layering with other delicate rings!

mini mood rings

Solar Mood Rings

This mood ring features a slender band and petite stone, surrounded by a distinctly attractive bezel. Our Solar Mood Ring works well as a standalone piece or as a compliment to other rings you might want to wear. Either way it’s a beautiful ode to the classic 90’s mood rings we know and love.

Signet Mood Rings

For an even more striking look, our signet-style mood rings are ideal if you really want to make a statement. Designed with a dainty yet bold “signet” ring style, these mood rings have a much larger profile than the previous two, making it the best option if you want it to stand out in your ensemble.

Why Mood Jewelry?

We’re all looking for those perfect jewelry pieces that blend right in with our preferred style yet still promote our individuality. Pieces that we can connect with and that have some meaning behind them.

Mood jewelry really fits this intention perfectly. What better way to showcase your personal style with a visible look into your emotions? Mood rings are a fun way to add a bit of mystique to your appearance while emphasizing your uniqueness. No two mood rings will look the same all the time when worn by different people. This adds such a playful element to any outfit and can be a great conversation starter as well.

If you think a modern mood ring would look great on you, take a look at our selection and find the one that matches your style! We also have a fantastic assortment of other delicate rings and everyday jewelry pieces you might want to try as well.