Nancy Troske is trained in classical jewelry making techniques, such as enameling, granulation and chain making. She takes her inspiration from ancient design and imbues her pieces with a modern sensibility. Her process of stone selection, metal work and hand granulation respects the origin of this craft, which began in the third millennium B.C.
Nancy has taught jewelry making for over 20 years and 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. Nancy moved to Princeton, NJ in 2009 where she teaches metalsmithing along with creating her unique pieces of jewelry based on ancient techniques. Her work has been featured in art galleries around the country.