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About Us
THE HISTORY OF HAR-MAN IMPORTING CORP.
For over 60 years, HAR-MAN has been one of the largest and most  successful
importers and distributors of Beads, Rhinestones and Trimmings to many industries including Design,
Apparel & Jewelry Manufacturing, Jewelry and Crafts.  Our primary imports include: SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS,
 Czech Glass Beads, Japanese Pearls, Glass Jewels, Plexi-glass Sew On Stones, Schowanek Wood Beads
and many others. 
 
HAR-MAN has been a leader in its field since it was founded in 1948 by my
grandfather Julius Mandel. It was that year that he first traveled to Europe to visit
family and friends.  Prior to leaving the United States, a manufacturer friend asked
him to try to locate some beads or rhinestones for use on his line of evening gowns. 
Since both those items were manufactured in Czechoslovakia prior to World War II
and since neither was made during the war, there was of course a shortage of any
such product in the USA.
 
Mr. Mandels reaction was, What are "beads and rhinestones"????
 
HAR-MAN TODAY
Since then, HAR-MAN has come a long way.  Now housed in a modern 15,000 square
foot facility in Farmingdale, New York, HAR-MAN has one of the largest selections of
beads and stones in the world.  In 2004, we opened The Creative Design Centre,
our most unique and design friendly showroom in midtown Manhattan to rave reviews.
 
We are known in the industry for having excellent customer service, quality in stock
products as well as competitive pricing.  Below are just a few highlights about the service
we offer:
  • We will meet or beat any competators "invoiced" price
  • We ship same day (if order is received by 1pm EST)
  • We have courteous and knowledgable sales associates
  • We accept orders via phone, fax, email or through our website
  • We accept payment via check, COD, credit card, paypal or wire transfer
  • We have a showroom located in the center of the garment district in Manhattan.
  • If we don't know the answer we will find out for you
  • We want our customers to succeed and we will do what we need to to make that happen
 
We continuously provide our customers with the newest products and the latest
industry information.  Currently, we are proud to announce the Launch of
Swarovski's latest trend collection for Fall/Winter 2012-13 featuring the
new color Light Turquoise & new effect Crystal Blue Shade.
 
In August 2011, we joined forces with Elliot Greene & Co., a longtime specialty trimmings importer.
To read the full press release click here.
 
I am proud and pleased to be the 3rd generation of my family in the business.  Along
with my father, I will work to maintain and enhance even further the high quality of
service and range of products that we have become known for, as one of the leading
bead and rhinestone distributors in the world.
 
 
Alisa Mandel Nogen, CEO
Har-Man Importing Corp.