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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 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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Maia Diamond Earrings
Gold & Diamond Earrings

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Maia Diamond Pendant Necklace
Gold & Diamond Necklace

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Athena Earrings
Gold, Pearl & Stone Earrings

$ 3,800
$ 3,230
Memories of Athens Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 1,300 - $ 1,400
$ 1,105 - $ 1,190
Artemis Tanzanite Leaf Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Angel Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring

$ 750
$ 637.50
Dream Sequence Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 600
$ 510
Dream Sequence II Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 550
$ 467.50
Windblown Leaf Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 2,200
$ 1,870
Windblown Ring
Gold & Stone Ring, Size 8

$ 5,500
$ 4,675
Call of the Nile Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 1,900
$ 1,615
Egyptian Scarab Ring
Gold & Silver Ring

$ 250
$ 212.50
Serpents Ring with Jeweled Eyes
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 2,200
$ 1,870
Tanzanite Carved Square Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Raindrop Tourmaline Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 2,500
$ 2,125
Bubbling Brook Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Twilight Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 800
$ 680
Helena Tanzanite Cabochon Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 1,500
$ 1,275
22K Gold Scroll Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 850 - $ 950
$ 722.50 - $ 807.50
Ancient Roman Coin Earrings
Gold Earrings

$ 2,500
$ 2,125
New York City Morning
Silver & Gold Ring

$ 935
$ 794.75
Crystal Garden Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 1,750
$ 1,487.50
Champagne Diamond on Granulated Disk
Gold & Stone Necklace

$ 1,936
$ 1,645.60
Empress Hoops
Gold Earrings

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Pompeii Pearl Earrings
Gold & Pearl Earrings

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Salamander Intaglio Ring
Gold, Silver & Glass Ring

$ 750
$ 637.50
Love Always Heart Pendant
Gold Necklace

$ 600 - $ 1,300
$ 510 - $ 1,105
Khefri Granulated Gold Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 1,600
$ 1,360
Alexa Tanzanite Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 975
$ 828.75
Smoke & Fire Necklace - Ruby Cabochon
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 850
$ 722.50
Tanzanite Cabochon Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 895
$ 760.75
Ruby Cabochon & Diamond Leaf Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring

$ 1,300
$ 1,105
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Crafters Marketplace Juried Show, Princeton, New Jersey, 2010, 2011, 2012
Invitational Exhibition of Top Jewelers, Langman Gallery, Willow Grove, PA, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Arts Council of Princeton Showcase, Princeton, New Jersey, 2010, 2011, 2012
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