Is This the Modern Mood Ring? A Rundown of the Coolest Color Changing Gems

Is This the Modern Mood Ring? A Rundown of the Coolest Color Changing Gems

A new generation of dynamic color changing jewelry is providing a fresh take on that much-maligned artisan fair staple: the mood ring The accessory’s original iteration debuted in the 1970s and centered on quartz-encased thermotropic liquid crystals, which faded from black to green to pale blue when exposed to the body’s fluctuating temperatures. Today, fresh design concepts for color-changing jewelry have emerged Alexandrite as well as ultra-rare types of diamonds and sapphires react when exposed to different lighting conditions.

And when they are positioned as the central stone in a ring, the effect is—to use a term from the mood ring’s birth decade—out of sight. Here we break down the three color-changing gems you ought to keep your eye on.  Chameleon Diamonds Color changing diamonds, or Chameleon diamonds, are among the rarest and on earth And they remain (mostly) a mystery— the GIA describes them as being “so rare and valuable, researchers have found . More

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