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Swarovski Jewel Cut Flatbacks

Posted by HarMan Importing on 4/7/2017 to Product News
Swarovski Jewel Cut Flatbacks

Hello Danceport…..Bring on the Glamour!! Swarovski just released a new collection of Flatback Rhinestones, the Jewel Cut Flatback Collection

Green-ery with Envy with Swarovski Crystals!

Posted by HarMan Importing on 3/13/2017 to Fashion & Trends
Green-ery with Envy with Swarovski Crystals!

The world is going crazy for green thanks to Pantone….and Swarovski crystals are no exception.

New Swarovski Crystal Spring/Summer 2018 New Colors

Posted by HarMan Importing on 2/16/2017 to Product News
New Swarovski Crystal Spring/Summer 2018 New Colors
Swarovski recently released their new colors for Spring/Summer 2018!  All we can say is O-M-G!  Get ready to be WOWed!  Crystal Azure Blue, Crystal Light Coral, Crystal Mint Green, Crystal Peony Pink, Crystal Summer Blue, the new Crystal Shimmer, and a Light Blue Iridescent Pearl and Dark Blue Iridescent Pearl will all...blow you away!

Cornelian Star Seed Beads: New Design Possibilities

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 10/14/2016 to Product News

The Cornelian Star is a new type of Czech seed bead that has been released by Preciosa Ornela to rave reviews!  This seed bead features an opaque white starburst emanating from the center hole of the bead.  

Bling Baseball and Football Teams with Swarovski Crystals

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 9/23/2016 to Fashion & Trends
Bling out baseball and football team merchandise with Swarovski crystals. Match Swarovski rhinestones with the teams that your customers love to cheer for and create the sports apparel that makes your customers the brightest fans at the game.

A Baseball and a Football with Swarovski crystals, specificially Swarovski 2088 Flatback Rhinestones

New Swarovski Crystal Colors Fall / Winter 2017-2018 Innovations

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 9/13/2016 to Product News

New Swarovski crystal colors are HERE! As the seasons change, we can assume that the weather will change, our closets get cleaned, and that its time for a new Swarovski crystal Launch! On August 30th, Swarovski released their Innovations for Fall/Winter 2017-2018. With this new launch Swarovski introduced an unprecedented 8 new colors/effects!!!!! And Swarovski was very unique and innovative in the development of their new colors.

Swarovski Shimmer Coatings: Designed for Dancesport!

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 8/25/2016 to Product News


The Dancesport industry spoke and Swarovski listened! Introducing, the new Shimmer Coating from Swarovski! On August 16, 2016, Swarovski crystal unveiled its newest coating – the Shimmer Effect, a color extension for the Dancesport best-selling 2088 Xirius Flatback Rhinestones. The new effect is available in 15 new colors and in 5 popular sizes: SS12, SS16, SS20, SS30, and SS40.

What is STICKY CRYSTAL by PRECIOSA Crystal Components?

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 8/11/2016 to Product News


Imagine being able to bling almost anything with a pre-designed self adhesive rhinestone sticker. Now you can with STICKY CRYSTAL by PRECIOSA Crystal Components! This new technology has a colored backing with Preciosa Machine Cut Viva 12 Rhinestones already adhered to the backing. It allows anyone to decorate and personalize with extra bling.

Almost all of the standard shapes are offered in various sizes and the option of stone sizes SS6, SS10, or SS16 and in 19 beautiful color combinations. Some of our favorites include the Single Stones, iPhone Covers, the Line Strips, and of course the Letters and Numbers! Click here to shop all of our products.

Swarovski Rhinestones – Understanding the Facets!

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 7/28/2016 to Product News
Swarovski rhinestones definitely POP! They sparkle, shine and have the most precise machine cut faceting in the world. The latest rhinestone, the Xirius Cut, style 2088, is the most popular Swarovski flatback rhinestone and they are known worldwide for simply being the best!

And while Swarovski rhinestones have always been the best on the market, they have not always looked the same. The faceting has changed over the years. We have developed a one of a kind infographic showing you the evolution of the Swarovski flatback rhinestone and how it has changed over the years.

New Fashion Destination for Swarovski Ingredient Branding Partners

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 7/14/2016 to Product News
Designers and manufacturers who use Swarovski crystals in their designs now have another reason to love the Swarovski Ingredient Branding Program. Swarovski just launched their new Fashion Destination (www.crystals-from-swarovski.com) as a platform for Ingredient Branding Partners to enhance their brand exposure to consumers and to offer an "Buy Now" option linking to their website.

Seed Beads & More Czech Seed Beads: Trends for Spring/Summer 2017

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 6/30/2016 to Fashion & Trends
Seed Beads, Bugle Beads and other glass beads by Preciosa Ornela are the perfect material to create nature inspired designs. Preciosa Ornela, the premier manufacturer for Czech Seed Beads and other glass beads recently released their Spring/Summer 2017 Trend Forecast. Their trends remind us that everything that surrounds us can be a source of inspiration.

Swarovski Crystals and the Olympic Games

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 6/16/2016 to Fashion & Trends
Are you ready for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games? There is no time more complete with enthusiasm and spirit than when the Olympics take the world stage. It's a time when countries are unified for their love of country and sport patriotic fashion to show it.



June is Pearl Month - And HarMan Has Them!

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 6/1/2016 to Fashion & Trends
June is Pearl Month! Each month of the calendar year is associated with a gemstone that represents unique character traits and personality. Birthstones have a long history and date back to biblical times. To see more about the birthstones associated with each month, click here. This ritual is often used for gift giving (especially in the jewelry industry) and symbolizes good luck and protection. Each birthstone represents different qualities and characteristics...the pearl symbolizes loyalty, faithfulness, friendship, and purity!

Irish Dance and Swarovski Crystals

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 5/23/2016 to Fashion & Trends
Irish dance costumes have almost become synonymous with Swarovski crystals. Ever notice how some Irish dance costumes seem to sparkle brilliantly on stage? Irish dance competitions require standout costumes with intricate, highly detailed, and eye-catching colors where the costumes are just as important as the dance! It is now common for Irish dance costumes to sparkle and resemble pageant dresses, rather than the traditional costume (velvet dresses in shades of greens and whites). Hence the demand for Swarovski crystals!!!!

The Swarovski Effect: A Crystal That Increases Revenues and Brand Equity

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 3/31/2016 to Fashion & Trends
There are many ways to elevate a brand but there’s one way in particular that’s proven to work. Co-Branding with Swarovski has proven to increase overall brand perception and has helped to improve profits, revenue, and market share.

Swarovski Spring/Summer 2017 Innovations – New Colors!

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 3/17/2016 to Product News
With each biannual Swarovski Innovation Launch, we get the MOST excited about the new colors!! In fact, it is likely to overhear our team members trying to guess the new colors in the weeks leading up to the big reveal. With that being said, we are LOVING the colors released in Swarovski’s Spring/Summer 2017 Innovations; new color GRAPHITE, new opal color YELLOW OPAL, and new crystal pearl color CRYSTAL PEARLESCENT WHITE. Below we will highlight the aspects of each of the new colors.

New Swarovski Crystal Spring/Summer 2017 Innovations

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 3/9/2016 to Product News
A few weeks ago, Swarovski debuted their latest collection offering based on the trends for Spring/Summer 2017, and we LOVE it!! Below we will give you a run-down of the new styles that you will want to start designing with immediately. Click to learn even more and shop the entire Swarovski Innovations Collection.

Swarovski Crystals on the Red Carpet

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 2/25/2016 to Fashion & Trends
The 88th Academy Awards will air live this Sunday night, February 28th. While movie lovers around the world are binge-watching the nominated movies and entering office pools of which film will win Best Picture – we just tune in for all the GLITZ & GLAMOUR!! It may be of no surprise that we are most excited about the Red Carpet. It’s the super-bowl of fashion and we can’t wait to see what the Hollywood stars will be wearing. If there is ever a time to sparkle – this is it and the odds are high that Swarovski will play in a leading role Sunday night.

Swarovski and Celine Cousteau: New Designer Collaboration

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 2/16/2016 to Product News
On February 2nd, Swarovski debuted their Spring/Summer 2017 Innovations. In addition to the new colors and handful of new shapes to support the nature-themed collection, some of Swarovski’s new shapes in pendants, round stones, fancy stones and flatback stones were all designed in collaboration with Celine Cousteau for this season’s Designer Series.



UGG® & Swarovski Partner up AGAIN for Glitterati Challenge II

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 1/25/2016 to Fashion & Trends
Everyone's favorite luxury winter brand, UGG® Australia, has partnered up with Swarovski for the second annual Glitterati Challenge. The Glitterati Challenge is an in store contest that is giving away an exclusive super sparkly pair of Swarovski encrusted classic tall boots to one lucky winner!

Patriotism and Fashion

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 1/22/2016 to Fashion & Trends
Americans are having a patriotic moment. Between the 2016 Presidential election, the united fight against terrorism and the anticipated 2016 Summer Olympics, patriotism is appearing in very fashionable places.

Swarovski Crystal & the 2016 Pantone COLORS of the YEAR

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 1/8/2016 to Fashion & Trends

Swarovski beads and rhinestones are all about COLOR!! So you can imagine that we were all sitting at the edge of chairs waiting for the reveal of the 2016 Pantone Color of the Year.

Czech Seed Beads: An Integral Part of Greenland Heritage

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 12/11/2015 to Fashion & Trends
There are seed beads in Greenland - Lot's of them and they are very important to their culture. But how did seed beads get there and how did they become an important part of Greenland's traditional garments? Here is a little, albeit simplified, history lesson:

Seed beads first arrived in Greenland from the Europeans who landed there just after the 17th century. Dutch whaling crews and then later, Danish and German merchants brought colorful beads and offered them in exchange for help while whaling, harvesting blubber, and other such work.

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and Swarovski - A Partnership That ROCKS!

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 12/9/2015 to Fashion & Trends
What has sparkling fire and ice and angels and butterflies? The 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, of course! And thanks to another year of collaboration between Swarovski and Victoria’s Secret, this year’s Victoria’s Secret Angels are sparkling brighter than ever!

Swarovski Crystals and Hosiery: Look Down, Not Up

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 12/1/2015 to DIY
We are used to seeing sparkle all around us, preferably Swarovski sparkle, of course.  But we never think to look down.  Well, start looking down!  Wolford, the high end Austrian hosiery brand is using Swarovski crystals on their hosiery to glam out your legs!

Kristallwelten: The Most Magical (and SPARKLY) Place On Earth

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 11/19/2015
Swarovski’s Kristallwelten is the Disney World of Swarovski crystals! For any sparkle and crystal lover, the fascinating Kristallwelten (also known as Crystal Worlds) museum is worth the trip to Swarovski’s headquarters in Wattens, Austria. Click here to read more.

Giant With Waterfall At Crystal World

Czech Seed Beads: Trends for Autumn/Winter 2016-17

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 11/5/2015 to Fashion & Trends
Preciosa Ornela takes a page from the history books for their 2016-2017 Autumn/Winter season. The trend forecast references the structures of the centuries past and the history of Czech architecture for its 4 new trend collections. Each collection highlights Czech seed beads in different color combinations, focusing on color, finish and shape.

Crystallizing Sports with Rhinestones

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 10/6/2015 to Fashion & Trends
Sports have driven fashion trends for years. It's always alluring to see the greatest of sports matched with designs that allow fans and athletes to show their passion for sports through wearable art. In this sports-geared edition of our blog, we showcase brilliant, crystallized designs that have made classic sportswear sparkle.

Swarovski Collective Designers Shine at New York Fashion Week

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 9/16/2015 to Fashion & Trends
The Swarovski Collective is a program that was founded in 1999 that encourages fashion designers to incorporate elements of crystal design into their high fashion works of art. Over the past few years, Swarovski has provided over 100 million crystals to some of the most remarkable fashion designers. In turn, we have seen boundary pushing innovations from industry icons, such as Alexander McQueen, Proenza Schouler, Joseph Altuzarra and Rodarte (just to name a few). Click here to read more.

How to Incorporate Swarovski Crystals Into Denim

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 9/8/2015 to Fashion & Trends
We all know that Swarovski crystals are products that can be used on just about any fabric. With fall upon us, let’s explore how to incorporate Swarovski crystal products into denim!

Dolce and Gabbana Jeans using Swarovski crystals.

Czech Seed Beads and The Last Peyote Guardians

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 8/5/2015 to Product News
Czech seed beads are about fashion and design, but they are also about history and culture. Czech seed beads are used throughout the world and are the cornerstone of many different cultures. A film called, “Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians” is the story of one of these cultures whose very existence is being threatened.

What are Swarovski Patina Coatings?

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 7/14/2015 to Product News
What are Swarovski Patina coatings? What do Swarovski Patina coatings look like? We find that designers are curious on a nearly daily basis about the concept, aesthetic and benefits and use of the Swarovski Patina coating, so let's see if we can't demystify it.

Czech Seed Beads – Color Trends for Spring/Summer 2016

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 6/3/2015 to Fashion & Trends
In fashion we hear about colors trends and what will be hot from one season to the next. As direct importers and wholesalers of seed beads we see the staple colors move every season – chalkwhite (03050), black (23980), medium blue opaque (33050) and more…. But we also see certain colors move more in some seasons and not in others. Why? Because of the trends that are forecast to be hot from global trend organizations like Pantone.

Preciosa Ornela Czech Seed Beads

Swarovski Pre-Season Fall/Winter 2016-17: Edelweiss and Infinity Collections

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 5/12/2015
120 years. That is how long Swarovski has been in the business of creating beautiful crystal products. In honor of their 120th Anniversary, Swarovski has released two new product families – Edelweiss and Infinity – as a part of their Pre-Season Fall/Winter 2016/17 launch.

Swarovski Old Logo

Why sweat when you can sparkle?

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 4/28/2015 to Product News
Swarovski Shine Pic3

One of the hottest trends for 2015 is wearable technology. Fitness trackers such as the Nike Fuel Band, FitBit, and others can be found on the wrists of countless fitness enthusiasts. While the trackers do an excellent job recording your sleep, number of steps you take, calories burned and other metrics, most are lacking in one area – they are not very fashionable.

A Sparkling Outlook: A Review of the Accessories Industry -- The 2014 Census Report

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 4/21/2015 to Product News
Every year Accessories Magazine and The NPD Group issue a Census Report on the accessories segment of the fashion industry. It is no secret how much we love our accessories, especially when they are crystallized or beaded. So, we wanted to share the highlights of the 2014 Census Report and, more importantly, the anticipated trends for 2015. We hope this brief summary will serve to spark your imagination and that you think of new, creative ways to incorporate beads, rhinestones and other Swarovski crystal products into your designs.

HarMan’s History: Humble Beginnings to a Sparkling Future

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 4/16/2015 to Product News
HarMan History
HarMan Importing began in 1948 by Julius Mandel (the grandfather of current CEO Alisa Mandel Nogen). Like many of his contemporaries, he left Germany in the 1930s because of the war, and settled in New York with his wife Susie and son Jack. In 1948 he traveled to Germany for personal business – prior to leaving, a friend, who was a clothing manufacturer, asked him to bring back some rhinestones. His reply was, “What’s a rhinestone?”

New Swarovski Colors: Blush Rose, Metallic Sunshine and Light Chrome

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 3/13/2015 to Product News
Swarovski New Colors
We are excited to announce that we are fully stocked on the new Swarovski colors – Blush Rose, Metallic Sunshine and Light Chrome – introduced in the Spring/Summer 2016 Launch. First impressions? We’re in love with the new colors for a variety of reasons, which we will discuss in greater detail below. Read on and get ready to be inspired!

Glitz in the City with Swarovski

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 3/5/2015 to Product News
Swarovski 120 Anniversary Event

Neither snow nor freezing rain (not to mention really bad traffic!), could keep members of the Har-Man Team from attending Swarovski’s most recent launch party. Held in the Garment District of New York City, the event’s purpose was two-fold: Celebrate Swarovski’s 120th anniversary, and formally introduce the new styles and colors from the Spring/Summer 2016 Launch.

The Swarovski XERO Chaton: When Xero Means The Best

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 2/27/2015 to Product News
Swarovski Xero Chatons

“Constantly improve what is good.”  That is a quote by Swarovski’s founder, Daniel Swarovski. This mantra is still resonates strongly today and is the reason why Swarovski is constantly pushing the envelope to ensure their crystal stays better than any other crystal made today. The development of the new XERO Chaton is a perfect example of this. Launched in February 2015 with this Spring/Summer 2016 Product Launch, Swarovski unveiled a new chaton called the XERO Chaton (pronounced Zero) which is the world’s smallest precision cut crystal.

A Swarovski Crystallized Diet Coke?

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 2/24/2015 to Product News
Coca Cola offered to select fans the opportunity to win their very own bedazzled aluminum Diet Coke bottles by sharing who they think will win the top awards at the 2015 Oscars.

Swarovski Crystal and The World’s Most Famous Shoe

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 2/19/2015 to Product News

swarovski glass slipper cinderella movie

“Cinderella, Cinderella…….we want your shoes!” 

Cinderella’s glass slippers and Dorothy’s Ruby’s Red Slippers are arguably the most famous shoes of all time. And Swarovski has brought Cinderella’s glass slippers to life in the new Walt Disney Film, Cinderella, due in theaters next month -- March 2015. 

New Swarovski Rhinestones – The Fan and The Moon

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 2/13/2015 to Product News
New Swarovski Rhinestones

Swarovski recently released their new Spring/Summer 2016 Innovations which include some innovative new rhinestones shapes: The Fan and The Moon. We always love new rhinestone shapes and with these new innovative cuts by Swarovski, we are definitely not disappointed.

Glass Seed Beads and the Blossoming of Native American Beadwork

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 2/10/2015 to Fashion & Trends
As a third generation family business  who has been importing seed beads from the Czech Republic since the 1940’s we are always fascinated in the history that goes along with seed beads, and how they are used in American culture.

Swarovski Rhinestones Shine at Superbowl XLIX

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 2/6/2015 to Fashion & Trends
Some people watch the Superbowl for the game. Others watch it for the commercials. At Har-Man we watch it for the Half Time show! We do this because we know that not only will the performances be amazing, but the costumes will most likely be blinged out and off the charts amazing. Superbowl XLIX with Katy Perry as the main Half Time entertainment (oh, and um the Patriots and the Seahawks) didn’t disappoint.

Swarovski Crystal Is the Secret to The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 1/29/2015 to Fashion & Trends
Victoria Secret December Fashion ShowIt is the middle of the winter. Days are short. The air is cold. Most of us are wrapped up in snuggies binge-watching Netflix and waiting for the mercury climb above freezing. There is a glimmer of hope in this dark and dreary landscape though – the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show! We can’t think of a better way to warm-up (and stick to our New Year’s resolutions!) than to discuss the red hot fashions featured during the fashion giant’s December 2014 show.

Top 5 Sparkling Looks at the 2015 Golden Globes

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 1/12/2015 to Fashion & Trends
Every year we look forward to all the awards shows. Sure the movies, TV shows and music are great, but we all know that the red carpet is where the action is at! Shout out to E! Red Carpet Live! – The 2015 Golden Globe Awards that aired last night did not disappoint! From plunging necklines to bejeweled gowns, each outfit was more gorgeous than the next. Read on to see which gowns made our top 5!

4 Ways to Make Winter Sparkle with Swarovski Crystal

Posted by Har-Man Importing on 12/18/2014 to Product News
Everyone needs a little sparkle during the long, dark days of winter.  Whether you want to enhance your holiday festivities, or need something to help you beat the January doldrums, Swarovski crystal has all the sparkle you need.
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