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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Bubbling Brook Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 1,800
Santorini Sunset Earrings
Gold and Stone Earrings

$ 2,500
Twilight Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 550
Helena Tanzanite Cabochon Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 975
22K Gold Scroll Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

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

$ 935
Wine Pairings
Gold, Silver & Glass Ring

$ 450
Moonlit Night
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 650
Moonshadow Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

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

$ 875
Crystal Garden Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 1,750
Reflected Light Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 3,600
Burnt Ember Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 450
Granulated Circle Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 360
Pompeii Pearl Earrings
Gold & Pearl Earrings

$ 1,200
Empress Hoops
Gold Earrings

$ 1,600
Salamander Intaglio Ring
Gold, Silver & Glass Ring

$ 675
Sea Swept Earrings
Enameled Earrings

$ 2,500
Golden Wheat Earrings
Gold & Pearl Earrings

$ 895
Carved Ruby Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 1,500
Love Always Heart Pendant
Gold Necklace

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

$ 1,200
Classic Gold Hoops
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 780 - $ 895
Alexa Tanzanite Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

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

$ 850
Orange Garnet Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring

$ 850
Tanzanite Cabochon Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 895
Rose Cut Citrine Ring
Silver & Stone Ring

$ 699
22k Gold & Diamond Wedding Ring
Gold & Stone Wedding Band

$ 6,500
Ruby Cabochon & Diamond Leaf Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring

$ 1,300
Rose Cut Lemon Quartz Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 698
22k Gold Roman Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 4,200
22k Gold & Diamond Studs
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 2,600
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