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SUMMER SALE EXTENDED!!  Now Thru 07/27/24, 15% Off All In Stock Inventory!! 
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We've been offering a quality selection of semi-precious beads, stones and machine cut components with exceptional service for over 130 years.

About Us

Founded in 1889, we are a fourth-generation family-owned importer and wholesale distributor of imitation and genuine beads, stones, crystals, trim and components to the jewelry, fashion accessory, garment and craft industries. Over the past 100 years, we have developed extensive industry knowledge and a strong network of global sources which make us uniquely qualified to serve our customers.

Today, we continue our commitment to supply our customers with the finest components from around the world.

What We Offer

· Selection and Inventory

We carry over 40,000 different items in 38 product lines, including hard-to-find vintage goods, for one-stop shopping and reliable, quick order-fulfillment. We maintain stock levels that anticipate your needs while continually bringing in new items at competitive prices.

· Unparalleled Customer Service

We believe in giving each of our customers the best service and support possible. Each one of our friendly, knowledgeable sales and customer service team members has decades of industry experience. They can help you solve your problems! Just ask.  

· Preciosa® Crystal Platinum Distributor

We have the largest selection of Preciosa® Czech Crystal products in the U.S.


Our History

Since 1889, we have been a leading importer and distributor of Czech seed beads, bugle beads, fire polished beads, pressed glass and lampwork glass items. We also have relationships with makers in Germany and Asia that go back generations. This has allowed us to build inventories of specialty stones, cameos, buttons, acrylic beads, metal findings and many more items which are hard to find in the marketplace today.

John F. Allen and Son buys directly from the leading cut-crystal manufacturers of Europe, the Middle East and China. 

In the mid-1980’s we acquired Pulver Importing and Pulver’s New York City location is now our Manhattan showroom and warehouse.

We are a Platinum Authorized Partner of Preciosa® Czech crystal and glass components in the USA. As such, we carry a wide assortment of Preciosa machine cut crystal stones, beads, hotfix rhinestones, rhinestone chain, metal components, glass cabochons and more. 

Additionally, we carry assortments of metal findings, chain, gemstone beads, seed beads, trim products and other jewelry and fashion components. With a selection of over 40,000 different items in our regular line, we have a vast collection stocked in our warehouses, ready for quick delivery world-wide or around the corner. Many of our items are still made using decades old tooling and old-world craftsmanship, but you can be assured that with our current global sourcing, we actively monitor trends in fashion, technology, manufacturing and supply so our customers have access to the best-selling, finest quality products at competitive prices.

Visit Us:

We welcome your visit to our showroom locations by appointment. Just give us a call or email us.

Rhode Island:  
100 Meadow St., Warwick RI 02886
Tel. (401) 921-4899
Fax (401) 921-4898

New York:
10 West 37th St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 279-1830
Fax (212) 279-1833