Crystals are especially pretty so prong settings are best. That way the brilliance will not be obscured. I like this relatively easy wire prong setting tutorial by Nia over on She simply creates a star like shape for the back of the crystal. Great use of the broad nose pliers!

She doesn't mention what the wire gauge is. I reckon either 22 or 20 G.  I would also work harden the "star" part - by hammering carefully on a steel block - once the bail has been made.

The tutorial is in Russian. So either use Google Translate or follow my favorite method. For computer users, use the Chrome browser, right click and select translate to EnglishFor mobile device users, use the Chrome app (free) and agree to the translation when asked. 

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