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Clutches, the must-have accessory for special events

If you are looking for ideal clutches to match your dress or earrings and necklace set, then you have arrived to the perfect place.

We offer a selection of several colors and shapes on wich we are able to design and add ornaments or crystal designs for personalization.

Why clutch bags are better?

The main advantage of this type of purse is that you are not going to have anything off your shoulder. Neither the arm which takes away from the silhouette of your dress. At the same time you are going to have within easy reach those specially needed items (lipsticks, make up, phone, etc.)

When did clutches become so popular?

clutchesThis evening accessory has been the norm since the 20′ s and 30′ s on the red carpet. The Hollywood starlets and socialites started to prefer this kind of strutctured handheld bags for special events.

In 1930, the luxury jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels patented the name minaudière to clutches. He was inspired by Florece Bould, an American socialite at that time. He carried his belongings in metal cigarettes boxes (specifically, Lucky Strikes).

What happen in our days?

Famous brands followed trends with their own versions, but they don’t make them regularly today. In fact, the most important factory of this kind of clutches was closed long time ago.

That is why some of the designers who make these bags, include clutch bags in their collections. Furthermore, some of them have become authentic clutch bags artisans.


More about Ileana Elfi

Hello, my name is Ileana and I design and create handmade crystal accessories with the worldwide-known Swarovski. I love making jewelry for special occasions for you or someone you love. These are pieces which you will love to wear as much as I have enjoyed making them!

If you want something just made for you, you prefer another crystal color or you need more units than available at the listing, please contact me and I will do my best to make you happy!

You are welcome to follow us on Instagram and Facebook! Here, you can check our latest designs or you can also share your own picture showing off how our jewelry looked on you!

Why are so special Swarovski’s crystals

Daniel Swarovski’s vision was to create “a diamond for each person.”

Swarovski is a luxury product brand with stones similar to diamonds and zircons. Its incredible brightness conquers every year millions of women. As a result, they proudly wear the precious jewels giving them an aspect of distinction and elegance like no other.

First of all, the crystal’s manufacturing starts at Wattens, Austria. The exact formula that composes it is one of the best-kept secrets of the company. But what we know is that these crystals are not stones, they are a type of glass made with silicon oxide (mineral composed of quartz). This material is manufactured at very high temperatures. Finally, this process and the use of carving techniques give the crystals that great luminosity.


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