Turquoise Dots are 14 karat Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver Victorian Turquoise Stud Earrings. These pretty Earrings have an oval Turquoise stone “collet” set in a Sterling Silver bezel. The post is done in Yellow Gold. They measure 1/4″ x 3/16″. Circa 1860’s.
A Collet setting is designed as a ring or rim of metal, rising perpendicular to the surface of the item and designed to encircle the girdle of a gemstone. The upper edge of the collet is pressed over onto the crown of the stone thereby securing the gem in place.