A beloved piece of childhood jewelry, the mood ring can evoke a feeling of nostalgia across multiple generations, with those who grew up in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s coming of age with that color-changing stone on their fingers.
While they seem magical and entertaining to children, mood rings are made for adults, too. Of particular note, The One I Love NYC has released a limited-edition collection of mood pendants and rings to celebrate the brand’s 10th anniversary. Designer Mia Moross sourced 1970s deadstock mood stones to create the sophisticated designs in 14k gold.
The color of a mood ring shifts in response to the wearer’s body temperature, as liquid crystals in the stone create different patterns, absorbing and reflecting light across the spectrum. Mood can influence body temperature, and the stone might transition from black (mood: tense) to blue (calm), green (harmonious), or amber (a reminder to take a mental minute).
Scroll down for mood stone magic that’s not just for kids.
At top: Fortuna ring from The One I Love NYC’s 10th-anniversary mood collection
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