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 ancient jewelry making techniques such as granulation, enameling, 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 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. The time honored, ancient techniques of granulation, cloisonn? enameling, and chainmaking are her specialties

Troske 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 moving to Princeton in 2009. Here she creates her jewelry, while offering 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 including the Princeton University Art Museum, the Barnes Foundation, and the Australian Maritime Museum. Two of her rings were recently shown in British Vogue Magazine.

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Smoke on the Water Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 525
$ 420
Wine Pairings
Gold, Silver & Glass Ring

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

by Nancy Troske
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Brush Stroke Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,200
Moonlit Night
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 600
Deep River Tourmaline Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

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

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

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

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

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,750
Spiral Nebula Necklace
Enamel, Stone & Silk Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 800
$ 640
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Serenity Ring by Nancy Troske (Gold, Silver & Stone Ring)
Serenity Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
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Arizona Sky by Nancy Troske (Gold, Silver & Stone Ring)
Arizona Sky
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
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Pyramid Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,800
Reflected Light Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

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

by Nancy Troske
$ 250
Ignite Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

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

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

by Nancy Troske
$ 725
Smoky Pink Rose Quartz Earrings
Gold and Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 325
$ 260
Spark and Fire Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 525
$ 420 - $ 525
Glowing Ember Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 325 - $ 375
Burning Leaves Cuff Bracelet
Gold & Silver Bracelet

by Nancy Troske
$ 800
Spark and Fire Necklace
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 825
$ 577.50
Brush Fire Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 250
Brush Fire Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 375 - $ 425
Burnt Ember Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 325
Spiral Nebula Necklace
Enameled Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 800
$ 640
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Alexander the Great Ring by Nancy Troske (Gold & Silver Ring)
Alexander the Great Ring
Gold & Silver Ring

by Nancy Troske
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Sparkle Ring by Nancy Troske (Silver & Stone Ring)
Sparkle Ring
Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
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Granulated Circle Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Nancy Troske
$ 360
Etruscan Lapis Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 3,200
Empress Hoops
Gold Earrings

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

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,200
Asymmetrical Wedding Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 875 - $ 1,175
Falling Leaf Stacking Rings
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 325 - $ 1,025
$ 300 - $ 1,025
Tagliamonte Intaglio Ring
Gold, Silver & Glass Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 650
Salamander Intaglio Ring
Gold, Silver & Glass Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 675
Rose Cut Carnelian Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

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

by Nancy Troske
$ 575
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Diamonds and Rust by Nancy Troske (Gold & Stone Ring)
Diamonds and Rust
Gold & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
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Jungle Fever Cuff
Gold & Silver Bracelet

by Nancy Troske
$ 425
$ 340
Golden Wheat Earrings
Gold & Pearl Earrings

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

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,500
Tide Pool Cloisonne Cuff
Enameled Bracelet

by Nancy Troske
$ 1,600
$ 800
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
Santorini Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 2,200
Heart Tanzanite Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 850
Classic Gold Hoops
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 780 - $ 850
Tanzanite Rectangle Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

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

by Nancy Troske
$ 2,200
Smoke & Fire Necklace - Ruby Cabochon
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

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

by Nancy Troske
$ 870
Orange Garnet Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring

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

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

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

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

by Nancy Troske
$ 680
22k Gold Roman Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 4,200
Rose Cut Garnet Ring
Gold, Silver, & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 680
22k Gold & Diamond Studs
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Nancy Troske
$ 2,600
Rose Cut Lemon Quartz Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Nancy Troske
$ 698
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