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Meghan Markle chooses Encinitas designer to make wedding keepsake gifts

Meghan Markle chooses Encinitas designer to make wedding keepsake gifts

Jewelry designer Lisette Polny, creator of Zofia Day jewelry, found herself in the spotlight after she designed special 14-carat keepsake bracelets for royal bride Meghan Markle to give to her best friends at her wedding. Courtesy of Zofia Day / Becca Batista

Encinitas jewelry designer Lisette Polny wasn’t at the royal wedding, but her jewelry played a key role.

Meghan Markle presented six of her best friends — plus her new sister-in-law, Kate Middleton — a delicate, custom-designed 14-carat gold bracelet as a keepsake. Called the Kensington bracelet, it was designed by Polny at Meghan’s behest.

While they haven’t met, Polny is a longtime friend of one of...

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