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. "

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 sheeting 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 now teaches metalsmithing and creates unique jewelry based on ancient techniques. Her work has been featured in art galleries around the country.

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Wine Pairings
Gold, Silver & Glass Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 450
$ 382.50
Pegasus
Gold, Silver & Glass Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 450
$ 382.50
Moonlit Night
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 600
$ 510
Brush Stroke Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Deep River Tourmaline Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 600
$ 510
Moonshadow Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 875
$ 743.75
Renaissance Ring in Garnet
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 875
$ 743.75
Renaissance Ring in Moonstone
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 875
$ 743.75
Crystal Garden Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,750
$ 1,487.50
Serenity Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 450
$ 382.50
Pyramid Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Smoke on the Water Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 525
$ 446.25
Reflected Light Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Ignite Necklace II
Gold & SIlver Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 250
$ 212.50
Ignite Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 375 - $ 425
$ 318.75 - $ 361.25
Byzantine Jewels Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 2,500 - $ 4,200
$ 2,125 - $ 3,570
Pink Tourmaline Pear Ring
Silver, Gold & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 725
$ 616.25
Chunky Rose Quartz Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 495
$ 420.75
Brush Fire Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 375 - $ 425
$ 318.75 - $ 361.25
Glowing Ember Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 325 - $ 375
$ 276.25 - $ 318.75
Spark and Fire Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 525
$ 446.25
Brush Fire Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 250
$ 212.50
Burnt Ember Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 325
$ 276.25
Burning Leaves Cuff Bracelet
Gold & Silver Bracelet

by Nancy Troske
$ 800
$ 680
Granulated Circle Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 360
$ 306
Champagne Diamond on Granulated Disk
Gold & Stone Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Etruscan Lapis Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Empress Hoops
Gold Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
$ 1,360
Pompeii Pearl Earrings
Gold & Pearl Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Falling Leaf Stacking Rings
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 325 - $ 1,025
$ 276.25 - $ 871.25
Asymmetrical Wedding Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 875 - $ 1,175
$ 743.75 - $ 998.75
Hercules Intaglio Earrings
Art Glass & Gold Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Salamander Intaglio Ring
Gold, Silver & Glass Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 675
$ 573.75
Tagliamonte Intaglio Ring
Gold, Silver & Glass Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 650
$ 552.50
Rose Cut Carnelian Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 695
$ 590.75
Carnelian Square Cut Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 575
$ 488.75
Rose Cut Carnelian Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 695
$ 590.75
Diamonds and Rust
Gold & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,150
$ 977.50
Jungle Fever Cuff
Gold & Silver Bracelet

by Nancy Troske
$ 425
$ 361.25
Golden Wheat Earrings
Gold & Pearl Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 885
$ 752.25
Carved Ruby Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Love Always Heart Pendant
Gold Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 600 - $ 1,300
$ 510 - $ 1,105
Jewish Star Necklace
Gold Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Santorini Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 2,200
$ 1,870
Hebrew Chai 22k Necklace
Gold Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Hamsa in 22k Gold and Ruby
Gold & Stone Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Classic Gold Hoops
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 780 - $ 850
$ 663 - $ 722.50
Simplicity Engagement Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 5,500
$ 4,675
Heart Tanzanite Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 850
$ 722.50
Lapis Granulated Gold Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
$ 1,360
Tanzanite Rectangle Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 895
$ 760.75
Carved Tanzanite Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 2,200
$ 1,870
Granulated Gold & Diamond Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,900
$ 1,615
22k Gold & Turquoise Scroll Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 750
$ 637.50
Diamond Engagement Ring in Ancient Inspired Setting
Gold & Stone Wedding Band

by Nancy Troske
$ 8,550
$ 7,267.50
Ruby Engagement Ring in Ancient Inspired Setting
Gold & Stone Wedding Band

by Nancy Troske
$ 7,050
$ 5,992.50
Ancient Inspired Rosette Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Smoke & Fire Necklace - Ruby Cabochon
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 850
$ 722.50
Ruby Granulated 22k Gold Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
$ 1,360
Orange Garnet Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 850
$ 722.50
Emerald Granulated 22k Gold Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
$ 1,360
Tanzanite Cabochon Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 870
$ 739.50
Rosette Earrings in 22k Gold
Gold Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,300
$ 1,105
Sapphire Granulated 22k Gold Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
$ 1,360
Rose Cut Citrine Ring
Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 699
$ 594.15
22k Gold & Diamond Wedding Ring
Gold & Stone Wedding Band

by Nancy Troske
$ 6,500
$ 5,525
Ruby Cabochon & Diamond Leaf Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,300
$ 1,105
22k Gold & Rock Crystal Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 680
$ 578
22k Gold & Tahitian Pearl Earrings
Gold & Pearl Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 3,500
$ 2,975
Ruby Round Granulated Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
$ 1,360
Honeycomb Amethyst Ring 22k and Silver
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 680
$ 578
Rose Cut Lemon Quartz Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 698
$ 593.30
22k Gold & Diamond Studs
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 2,600
$ 2,210
22k Gold Roman Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 4,200
$ 3,570
London Blue Topaz & Diamond Leaf Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,150
$ 977.50
Rose Cut Garnet Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 680
$ 578
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