If you were a 90s kid you probably rocked a mood ring at some stage, now’s your chance to relive the trend all over again.
Journalist Olivia Fleming has recreated the 1975 fashion accessory in both silver and gold, featuring crystal, opal and rose quartz. Much different from the ones we bought from dollar shops and local newsagents, these mood rings will set you back anywhere from $160 to $245.
According to Wonderopilis, the old fashioned mood rings “featured fake gemstones that either featured glass or quartz”, and were thermochromic, meaning their colour would change responding to either air or body temperature. Maybe that’s why your mood ring said you were always grumpy.
Olivia’s mood rings work in the same way, however, using higher quality materials that make the jewellery more durable. “The quartz in the ring is heat sensitive, and will react to your body temperature,” she told The Newsroom. “That’s why each mood ring is unique and will not change colour the way another person’s ring will.
“There are eight moods that the rings will change too. There is violet for romantic and passionate, amber for concerned and unsettled, blue for happy and upbeat, yellow for imaginative and creative, turquoise for tranquil and content, brown for anxious and tense, green for sensitive and thoughtful, and lilac for energetic and excited.”
She told Vogue she wanted to break the mould of cheap, crappy-quality mood rings, but keep the fun and mystery. Olivia said, “I think all jewellery is meaningful, in one way or another, because it is so personal. The pieces I wear every day were gifts from my best friends, my boyfriend, and my mum so I wear them as sort of talismans of love.”
Because jewellery is often used as a token of love, why not give the gift of uniqueness, and the ability to tell one’s mood. Olivia’s site, Olivia Kane (O.K for short) is fast gaining momentum and with rings already selling out, you better jump on the band wagon before you miss out! – Nadya Joun
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