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Duchess of Sussex commissions gold bracelets for best friends as wedding gifts

The Duchess of Sussex personally commissioned six bracelets from Zofia Day to give to her best friends – including one for the Duchess of Cambridge – as a special wedding gift.

The jewellery designer is one of Meghan’s friends, Lisette Polny.

“It’s an overwhelming honour to be part of history and for my pieces to be given as a keepsake for this momentous occasion,” Polny told People magazine.

“It’s a really simple, elegant piece that’s just very true to her personal style.”

The appropriately named Kensington bracelet is gold with a gold disc, and the design was approved by Meghan herself.

Recipients include Jessica Mulroney and Benita Litt – their daughters Ivy, Remi and Rylan were all bridesmaids at the wedding – and the Duchess of Cambridge. Meghan had them made especially for the Royal Wedding.

Meghan didn’t have a maid of honour at her wedding, with Kensington Palace confirming that she didn’t want to choose between her circle of friends, all of whom had been closely helping her with the wedding plans. Instead, she chose the daughters of several of her best friends to acts as bridesmaids.

Polny noted that she made bespoke necklaces for two of the bridesmaids, Remi and Rylan Litt, to wear at the wedding: the Windsor Heart Pendant Necklace and the Charlotte Bow Necklace, both of which are available for sale at USD 675 and 950, respectively.

“I have always wanted to create a petite line, and my daughter loves to wear my designs, so I decided to make Benita’s girls some special pieces for their special day.”

Meghan has worn Polny’s jewellery in the past, including a pair of earrings on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine last October.

The Kensington bracelet will go on sale to the public very soon for $450, with customers able to choose between yellow gold, rose gold and white gold, and a special engraving on the gold disc for an additional fee.

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Jess is a communications professional and freelance writer who lives in Halifax and has a passion for all things royal, particularly the British Royal Family.