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Mood Rings: A Trip Back In Time
I bet you haven’t heard about Mood Rings in awhile…like since the swingin’ sixties! We all know that the term “Mood Ring” refers to a ring that changes color according to change in the mood of the person who’s wearing it, but you ever wonder how it actually works?
Let’s have a look at Mood Rings in some detail in order to understand them and their magic a little better. As per defining the above term, we can define “mood ring” as a ring that contains thermo cromic elements, such as liquid crystal, and the color changes in response to the body temperature of the person wearing it. The color indicates the emotional state of the person wearing it. You can imagine the range of colors that would entail on some of us!
Jokes aside, lets answer some questions that could be on your mind or at least great trivia, such as: who was the inventor of Mood Ring? When was it invented? What lies in its history?
The Mood Ring was invented by Marvin Wernick, a jeweler designer by profession, in late 1960s.He got the idea of developing the ring by a short incidence which happened when he accompanied a doctor friend to a nearby emergency. As the doctor tried to determine the child’s temperature by applying a strip of thermo tropic material directly to child’s forehead, Wernick started having the idea of developing the new invention. Wernick encapsulated ovals of materials within clear glass cameos and glass domes set in brushed gold and silver ring settings.
A mood ring is specialized liquid crystal thermometer ornamented with faux gemstone (generally made of quartz), which has a thin sheet of liquid crystal sealed underneath it. Crystal reflects different wavelengths of light due to change in temperature, which further causes change in color of the stone. At the average human skin temperature, the mood ring is set as “neutral” to indicate normal human skin temperature which is approximately 91 F. The theory of the ring is stated as “the change in human emotion is caused by the body heat fluctuation by the human body.”
Bored yet? Don’t worry, because now that we’ve covered the technical deets, we can finally have a look at the fun stuff, like what each color means!
Black- Serious, Intense, Aloof, Mysterious, Stormy, Excited, Energetic, Stressed, Overworked, Tensed, Angry, Mad, Hurt, Mood Ring Inactive; Nothing, Not Working
Tan- Anticipation, Heated Emotions, Reactive, Rising Energies, Unexplored, Adaptive, Random Thinking, Restless, Jitters, Puzzled, Troubled, Worried, Fear
Red- Allured, Aroused, In Love, Excited, Passionate, Awe-Struck, Active, Adventurous, Anxious, Insecure, Angered, Harassed, Stressed, Tensed, Alarmed, Fearful
Orange- Thinking, Searching, Busy, Stimulating Ideas, Daring Wants, Excited, On Edge, Impatient, Disturbed, Nervous, Worried, Stressed, Aggressive, Exasperated
Yellow-Orange - Mixed Emotions, Lovable, Emotional, Passionate, Sincere, Concerned, Challenged, Flaring Moods, Confused, Cool, Aloof, Sad, A Little Nervous, Upset
Yellow - Ok Feeling, Luke-Warm, Vague, Bored, Emotions Mixed, Ambitious, Cautious, Many Thoughts, Intent, Distracted, Discomforted, Unsettled, Strained, Insecure, Foreboding
Green-Yellow - Mixed Emotions, Hopeful, Excitable, Expectant, Romantic, Restless, Edgy, Fiery Mood, Contrary, Irritated, Worried, Troubled, Uneasy, Distressed, Fear
Green- Average Reading; Normal, Neutral, No Great Stress, Fine, Calm, Easily Amused, Alert, Involved, Sensitive, Touchy, Ambivalent, Inner Disquiet, Envy, Jealousy
Blue-Green- Inner Reading; Normal, Easy-Going, Inner Emotions Charged, Somewhat Relaxed, Emotional, Flirtatious, Stimulated, Upbeat, Surprised, Puzzled
Blue- Happy, At Ease, Calm, Relaxed, Near Bliss, Lively, Joyful, Coasting, Peaceful, Contented , Tranquil, Composed, Pleasant, Warm, Lovable