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Nancy Troske

"I feel a strong connection with goldsmiths from the very distant past: Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Byzantine. By working in their materials and techniques there is a sense of continuity, shared tradition and love for meticulous craftsmanship."

Inspired by ancient art, Nancy Troske takes elements from centuries old jewelry and re-interprets them for the modern world. Her timeless pieces can be handed down from parent to child to grandchild.

Ancient goldsmiths practiced techniques of gold granulation, woven metal chains, filigree and enameling. By faithfully employing the same techniques, Nancy Troske produces highly individualized pieces. Working in her own custom alloy of 22k and/or .999 silver, she makes her own sheet and wire. Chains get thousands of hand made jump rings, each ring is fused and shaped one at a time, and woven into a round, square or flat chain. Granules are made from tiny sections of wire, one by one, placed with a small brush onto the piece. It is heated almost to the melting point whereby the granules become one with the backsheet. Clasps, hinges, findings are made entirely by hand. Some pieces can take weeks or even months to produce.

Nancy Troske received a BFA from the University of Bridgeport. After college she studied ancient jewelry making techniques at the Jewellery Workshop & Gallery in NYC under the instruction of Fredricka Kulicke & Joseph English. She relocated to the San Francisco Bay area and was one of the first round of students to study under Alan Revere at the Revere Academy of Goldsmithing (now the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts). Troske then spent several years in New York and took courses at the Gemological Institute of America.

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Alexander the Great Ring
Silver & Bronze Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 450
Ancient Warrior Ring
Silver & Bronze Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 450
Ancient Centaur Ring
Silver & Bronze Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 450
Carved Tanzanite...
Gold & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
Wheat & Pear Tanzanite...
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 935
Carved Ruby Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,500
Red Sapphire Stacker
Gold & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 325
No Holes Barred Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 750
Holes in the Wall Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 350
Opposites Attract Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 280
Love Always Heart Pendant
Gold Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 600 - $ 1,300
Ptolemy II
Bronze Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 190
Satyr
Bronze Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 190
Thunderbolt
Bronze Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 190
Animal Instinct Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 110
Jungle Fever Stacking...
Gold & Silver Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 120 - $ 135
Delphi Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,350
Hamsa in 22k Gold and Ruby
Gold & Stone Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,200
Santorini Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 2,200
Classic Gold Hoops
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 600 - $ 850
Heart Tanzanite Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 850
Lapis Granulated Gold...
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,250
Carved Tanzanite Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,500
Tanzanite Rectangle Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 875
Wavelength Rings
Silver & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 460
Spring Rings
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 840
Granulated Gold & Diamond ...
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,900
22k Gold Wedding &...
Gold & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,300 - $ 6,250
22k Gold & Turquoise...
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 750
Diamond Engagement Ring...
Gold & Stone Wedding Band
by Nancy Troske
$ 8,550
Ruby Engagement Ring in...
Gold & Stone Wedding Band
by Nancy Troske
$ 7,050
Diamond Studded Wedding...
Gold & Stone Wedding Band
by Nancy Troske
$ 6,500
Smoke Stack Rings
Silver & Stone Rings
by Nancy Troske
$ 600 - $ 625
Gold Granulated Disk
Gold & Stone Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 695 - $ 1,300
On the Fringe Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 280
Ancient Inspired Rosette...
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,200
Smoke & Fire Necklace -...
Gold, Silver, & Stone Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 750
Black Double Round...
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 300
Gold Granulated Circle...
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 395
Bangle Bracelet with...
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Nancy Troske
$ 400
Smoke Rings Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,300
Black Dome Earrings with...
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 300
Gold Filigree Squares...
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 750
Bangle Bracelet with...
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Nancy Troske
$ 180
Black Silver Chain...
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Nancy Troske
$ 600
Sapphire Granulated 22k...
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
Rosette Earrings in 22k & ...
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 2,500
Tanzanite Cabochon Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 870
Emerald Granulated 22k...
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
Orange Garnet Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 596
Ruby Granulated 22k Gold...
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
Rose Cut Citrine Ring
Silver & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 699
Rose Gold & Diamond Studs
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 2,550
22k Gold & Diamond...
Gold & Stone Wedding Band
by Nancy Troske
$ 6,500
Ruby Cabochon & Diamond...
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,300
22k Gold & Sapphire...
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 750
22k Gold & Rock Crystal...
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 575
22k Gold & Tahitian Pearl ...
Gold & Pearl Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 3,500
Oval Granulated Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
Round Granulated Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
Aquamarine Cabochon Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 650
Rose Cut Lemon Quartz Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 635
Rose Cut Garnet Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 575
18k White Gold & Diamond...
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 2,500
London Blue Topaz &...
Gold & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,150
Honeycomb Amethyst Ring...
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 625
22k Gold & Diamond Studs
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 2,600
22k Gold Roman Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 4,200
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Brandeis University Arts & Crafts Show, New York, Tarrytown, 2006
Arts Council of Princeton Showcase, New Jersey, Princeton, 2010, 2011, 2012
Crafters Marketplace Juried Show, New Jersey, Princeton, 2010, 2011, 2012
Invitational Exhibition of Top Jewelers, Willow Grove, PA, Langman Gallery, 2010, 2011, 2012