Fabulous 14K Spiral Twist Heavy Bangle Bracelet
To start, this is a heavy bangle by any measure. It weighs 19.5 grams which is over twice the weight of many thin, hollow, gold bangles found in run-of-the-mill jewelry stores. It comes to us in a Newstedt-Loring Andrews box. Known as NLA in Hyde Park, Cincinnati, the jewelry store was in business from 1805 until recently closed in 2019. They were a highly regarded jeweler known for their custom designs and custom made fine jewelry. According to the last owner, this was the box in which this bangle was received from family in Cincinnati, so we believe that NLA is the source for this piece, although the bracelet itself is made in Italy. It not being unusual for jewelers to outsource production of their designs to custom Italian goldsmiths.
The bangle is formed in a continuous full-twist design with a snap closure. The hinge opening for the bracelet is so well made as to be nearly invisible when closed. The bracelet has an interior circumference of 6.5 (6 1/2) inches. Bracelet is in near-perfect beautiful condition.