Retro jewelry (1940 to 1950), more often than not, incorporated colored gold such as rose and green and was replete with vividly hued gemstones paired with diamonds.
Here is an example of a wedding band of this era using 14k rose gold and platinum to configure a dramatic backdrop for its jewel-encrusted surface. A standout open work design features eighteen single cut diamonds, total weight of .43 carats (H-J color; SI1-3 clarity) set in platinum to create flower forms and foliate elements.
Interposed between the flowers are six diagonal strikes of three round faceted rubies (total weight of .30 carats) prong set in rose gold. Bold without undue expansion, this estate wedding band stands out from other wedding rings of note.