Troels D. Larsen was born in Denmark in 1961. Coming from a family of architects and growing up next to the largest Museum of Modern Art in Northern Europe, it’s easy to understand the man behind the designs. Troels has been around the world of art and design his entire life. As a young seventeen year old, Troels embarked upon an adventure that didn’t come to full fruition until many years later. Troels left Demark for a year abroad and in 1978-1979 Troels attended High School in Laguna Beach California. That year he was introduced to the fine art of jewelry making. He also attended a stone cutting class that gave him the foundation for recognizing the high quality gems that he uses in his designs to this day.

In the fall of 1979, Troels returned to finish his studies in Copenhagen with site set in architecture: however, his passion for making jewelry prevailed when a Danish Jeweler introduced Troels to the fine art of Goldsmithing. Later that year Troels started as an apprentice at Antvorskov Inc. in Copenhagen Denmark. Here Troels was trained by a third generation master goldsmith in the traditional European goldsmith methods using only hand fabrication. You can still see Troels today using his torch powered only by his own breath. During his apprenticing, Troels was accepted to the Goldsmith Institute in Copenhagen where he continued until he graduated in 1986.

Later that same year, a friend from Laguna told Troels of a Laguna Jeweler looking for a European trained goldsmith. Troels once again left Demark and began working at Zoltan David Fine Jewelry in Laguna Beach California. In 1988 Troels joined Jacobus Goldsmiths, a business established in 1973 and is still presently partnered with store founder Jacobus Baas. In 1989 was the year Troels was accepted as an exhibitor to the world renowned Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach California and has exhibited his fine jewelry consecutively ever since.

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