Nancy Troske

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

Nancy Troske is trained in classical jewelry-making techniques such as enameling, granulation, and chain making. She takes her inspiration from ancient designs and imbues her pieces with a modern sensibility. Her process of stone selection, metal work, and hand granulation respects the origins of this craft, which began in the third millennium B.C.

Every element of Troske's jewelry—from metal wire and sheet to clasps and hinges—is created entirely by hand. Because of this level of intricate detail and expert craftsmanship, some pieces can take weeks or even months to produce.

Troske has taught jewelry making for more than 20 years; she has a BFA in fine arts as well as many years of professional training in New York City and San Francisco. She was a commercial bench jeweler and diamond setter for several years before returning to the East Coast. Troske moved to Princeton, NJ, in 2009 where she creates her unique jewelry based on ancient techniques. She offers classes at the Princeton Arts Council, and workshops by special invitation at Princeton University. Her work has been featured in art galleries and museum stores in the U.S. and Australia, including the Princeton University Art Museum, the Barnes Foundation, and the Australian Maritime Museum.

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Twilight Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 550
Helena Tanzanite Cabochon Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 950
22K Gold Scroll Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 750 - $ 795
New York City Morning
Silver & Gold Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 935
Wine Pairings
Gold, Silver & Glass Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 450
Moonlit Night
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 650
Moonshadow Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,200
Renaissance Ring in Garnet
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 875
Crystal Garden Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,750
Reflected Light Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 3,600
Burnt Ember Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 325
Granulated Circle Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 360
Empress Hoops
Gold Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
Pompeii Pearl Earrings
Gold & Pearl Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,200
Salamander Intaglio Ring
Gold, Silver & Glass Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 675
Sea Swept Earrings
Enameled Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 2,500
Golden Wheat Earrings
Gold & Pearl Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 895
Carved Ruby Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,500
Love Always Heart Pendant
Gold Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 600 - $ 1,300
Hamsa in 22k Gold and Ruby
Gold & Stone Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,200
Classic Gold Hoops
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 780 - $ 895
Heart Tanzanite Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 895
Alexa Tanzanite Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 895
Smoke & Fire Necklace - Ruby Cabochon
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 850
Tanzanite Cabochon Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 895
Orange Garnet Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 850
Rose Cut Citrine Ring
Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 699
Ruby Cabochon & Diamond Leaf Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,300
22k Gold & Diamond Wedding Ring
Gold & Stone Wedding Band

by Nancy Troske
$ 6,500
Rose Cut Lemon Quartz Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 698
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, 2013, 2014
Collections
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton University Campus, Princeton, NJ, 2014, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018
Barnes Foundation , Museum Store, Philadelphia, PA, 2018
Australian Maritime Museum, Museum Store, Sydney, Australia, 2016,2017,2018