Mood Rings were invented in the 70s and have surfaced in popularity several times since. People are drawn to Mood Rings because, in a reserved way, they play on our feelings and emotions. There’s no reason to rely on a single piece of jewelry to express how we feel, most of us have an entire collection of accessories we can utilize to demonstrate our emotions toward the world.
Youth culture tells you to express yourself through harmful behavior such as cutting, eating disorders, sexual conquests, drug abuse, alcohol, exercise, etc. But, what if you could simply express what’s going on through a piece of jewelry? Your jewelry can become an outer expression of what’s going on in your heart. No one has to know why you’re wearing certain jewelry. It’s a way to express yourself without telling others your feelings and situations.
How often do you wake up in the morning in a bad mood for no reason? Rather than going to school in a baggy sweatshirt and shredded jeans, wear black, navy, dark red or purple jewelry with your typical daily wardrobe.
What about waking up and feeling especially perky and confident? Throw on a vibrant pink, yellow or orange colored necklace with a floral design. Compliment your statement necklace with simple studs in a matching color.
Feeling especially centered? Wear a cross necklace with earrings and a bracelet made of natural materials such as pearls, wood, stone, seeds, etc.
If you’re in a relationship, and feeling particularly lovely one day – naturally wear jewelry that features hearts.
Are you an athletic type and want to express strength and charisma? Put on jewelry made with slick ribbon, leather or suede to demonstrate your speed.
Have a test later in the day that you’re nervous for, or are you feeling especially studious? Don jewelry made out of paper. Yes, those beads crafted from recycled magazines, that pendant with a strip of paper used as a background decoration or a locket with a picture of a beloved family member.
Do you want to build a wall around you to keep the rest of the world out? Construct a symbolic wall with your jewelry made of metal, stones, leather and studs.
Had a fight with your best friend? Instead of breaking the BFF Heart necklace you gave each other, wear a collar style necklace, cuff or shield earrings to symbolize how you need to shield your heart in that moment.
Not getting a long with your mom? Put on a piece of jewelry that your best friend gave you. It will remind you that you have a support system, and someone to turn to no matter what happens in life. You know your mom will always be there for you, but sometimes you just need a break, so certainly don’t wear any jewelry she bought for you either as a gift or on a shopping spree.
In a place where you’re feeling rather compassionate and giving? Wear the most expensive piece of jewelry you own. Maybe it’s that necklace you hide in the back of your jewelry box for special occasions, or perhaps it’s the heirloom you received from your Grandma. This item will remind you how blessed you are and how much you have to offer.
It’s easy to become stuck in rut regarding our jewelry. We either wear our favorite item day in and day out, or we wear the same piece of jewelry with the same shirt because the colors match. Maybe we have a specific piece that goes with everything, so we never really switch things up. But, expressing yourself and what you’re dealing with in life through jewelry can be very therapeutic and fun! You have a unique style and taste in fashion. Marry that with your individual experiences and distinct moods. Utilize all your resources, thoughts and ideas to present a fully accurate and beautiful version of you to the outside world.
What are your go-to jewelry items when you’re in a particular mood? We want to see you wearing your favorite pieces. Post a picture on Social Media and #niNeExpressYourself.