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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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"Carved Tanzanite Ring"
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,200
"Tanzanite Rectangle..."
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 875
"Wavelength Rings"
Silver & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 290 - $ 460
"Spring Rings"
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 840
"22k Gold & Turquoise..."
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 750
"Granulated Gold &..."
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,900
"22k Gold Wedding &..."
Gold & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,300 - $ 6,250
"Ruby Engagement Ring..."
Gold & Stone Wedding Band
by Nancy Troske
$ 7,050
"Diamond Engagement..."
Gold & Stone Wedding Band
by Nancy Troske
$ 8,550
"Diamond Studded..."
Gold & Stone Wedding Band
by Nancy Troske
$ 6,500
"Smoke Stack Rings"
Silver & Stone Rings
by Nancy Troske
$ 600 - $ 650
"Black Round Earrings..."
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 270
"Smoke & Fire Necklace..."
Gold, Silver, & Stone Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 750
"Black Double Round..."
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 300
"Black Silver Chain..."
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Nancy Troske
$ 600
"Forged Bracelet with..."
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Nancy Troske
$ 400
"Gold Granulated Disk"
Gold & Stone Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 695 - $ 1,300
"Black Stick Earrings..."
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 225
"Smoke Rings Necklace"
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,300
"On the Fringe Earrings"
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 280
"Gold Rosette with..."
Gold & Stone Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 650
"Forged Bracelet with..."
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Nancy Troske
$ 300
"Gold Granulated Circle ..."
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 395
"Bangle Bracelet with..."
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Nancy Troske
$ 180
"Black Dome Earrings..."
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 300
"Pearls and Filigree..."
Gold, Silver, & Pearl Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 490
"Forged Bracelet with..."
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Nancy Troske
$ 525
"Gold Filigree Squares..."
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 750
"Trinity Bangle..."
Gold & Stone Bracelet
by Nancy Troske
$ 650
"Ancient Inspired..."
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,200
"Bangle Bracelet with..."
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Nancy Troske
$ 400
"Delicate Filigree..."
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Nancy Troske
$ 250
"Emerald Granulated 22k ..."
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
"Sapphire Granulated..."
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
"Rosette Earrings in..."
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 2,500
"Ruby Granulated 22k..."
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
"Tanzanite Cabochon..."
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 822
"Orange Garnet Ring"
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 596
"Rose Cut Citrine Ring"
Silver & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 699
"Rose Gold & Diamond..."
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 2,550
"Ruby Cabochon &..."
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,300
"22k Gold & Sapphire..."
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 750
"22k Gold & Diamond..."
Gold & Stone Wedding Band
by Nancy Troske
$ 6,500
"22k Gold & Rock..."
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 575
"22k Gold & Tahitian..."
Gold & Pearl Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 3,500
"Round Granulated..."
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
"Oval Granulated..."
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
"22k Gold Roman..."
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 4,200
"22k Gold & Diamond..."
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 2,600
"18k White Gold &..."
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Nancy Troske
$ 2,500
"Rose Cut Garnet Ring"
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 575
"Rose Cut Lemon Quartz..."
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 635
"Aquamarine Cabochon..."
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 650
"Honeycomb Amethyst..."
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring
by Nancy Troske
$ 625
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