What is the History of Mood Rings?
The mood ring first came onto the scene in 1975. New York marketing executive Joshua Reynolds was studying biofeedback (electronic monitoring of human body functions), and instead found something new to sell at popular department stores. At the time, the ring wasn't the cheap plastic version we've come to see in souvenir and novelty shops. It was made of real silver or gold and valued between $45 and $250.
These mood rings were an instant success and opened the door for the future of color-changing products. In fact, Reynolds sold $1 million worth in only three months! A string of other color-changing items followed suit, such as pencils, cups, and even clothing. Needless to say, this new phenomenon definitely put everyone in a good mood.