What Mood Stone Colors Mean

Updated March 23, 2017

Some people believe mood stone rings aren’t just a fun psychedelic accessory, but that they can indicate the state of mind of its wearer. Depending on their shade, mood stone colours might indicate that someone is feeling happy, jealous or confused. While there are traditional moods that link with certain colours on a mood ring, some people like to track their own emotions and mood stone colour changes to develop individual mood stone charts.


On the mood stone ring, red is associated with passion and anger. Red mood stone colours might indicate moments of high adventure, excitement or distress.


Yellow is thought to link with the mental process for mood rings. Moments of thought, self-analysis or problem-solving might trigger a mood ring to turn yellow. The colour yellow is also associated with the sensation of mixed feelings.


The colour green is often associated with the heart’s centre and can signify growth, healing or change. Some ring-wearers may find that green is the “base” colour from which other colours or moods develop.


Blue moon stone colours often relate to feelings of relaxation or calm. The colour blue also relates to the metaphorical throat centre, so a blue mood ring might signify that the wearer is struggling to articulate something.


Black mood stone colours might indicate that the wearer is feeling some negative emotions, including tiredness, nervousness or insignificance. Some mood rings turn black when not worn by anyone.


White mood ring colours might signify that the wearer feels frustrated, confused or bored. But the colour white has some positive associations, too--a white mood ring might signify spiritual growth.

Other colours

Mood rings can sometimes turn other colours that signify different moods. Pink mood stone colours might mean that the metaphoric heart is experiencing growth or change. Purple is linked with sensuality, and orange with envy, motivation or desire. The colour orange is also tied to feelings of anticipation.

Mood stones are made from thermotropic liquid crystals, which are sensitive to body temperature. These crystals become calibrated to nearby skin temperatures when worn by someone, and change colour as body temperature changes. When someone becomes angry or emotional, body temperatures tend to rise, affecting the colour of the mood stone ring. When someone becomes more relaxed, the body temperature drops, again altering the colour of the mood stone ring. It’s not an exact science, but certainly a harmless (and fun) fashion accessory.

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Morgan Rush is a California journalist specializing in news, business writing, fitness and travel. He's written for numerous publications at the national, state and local level, including newspapers, magazines and websites. Rush holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego.