Created for the free-spirited, Island Imports by Harry was inspired by Harry Haslett’s journey of traveling around the world for six years with nothing but his backpack and a surfboard. During his travels, he discovered the iconic heritage wooden jewelry that was being created in the mountain villages of Bali and brought these pieces back with him to America where he started selling his jewelry to surf shops.
‘Island Imports by Harry’ began as a family run business with the help of Harry’s mother as he traveled around the country in his grandfather’s old Chevy to sell the Balinese crafted jewelry to shops across the country. The company has grown from its humble beginnings and is now based in New York, and Harry continues to lead the company as President and Head Designer and the brand has expanded to include fashion jewelry.
At Girl Intuitive, our curated collection of ‘Island Imports by Harry’ pieces focus on bohemian styles that can be worn as statement pieces on their own, or layered with your existing jewelry collection. The jewelry is primarily silver, with accents of turquoise and some gold options available. For those who prefer crystals and beads over metals, ’Island Imports by Harry’ has also designed a collection of elastic beaded bracelets that are perfect for wearing every day and mixing and matching with your favorite outfits.
The best selling range within the ‘Island Imports by Harry’ brand is the Turkish jewelry which encapsulates both a vintage feel and bohemian designs. There is both minimalistic and more dramatic fashion jewelry style available, with one of the major design themes being buffalo coins and Native American motifs that are seen in the Turkish collection.
The brand’s leather jewelry range is also a best seller and features unique choices of multi-strand cuffs that have a magnetic closure and incorporates both individual leather bracelets and colored beads, as well as snakeskin designs for a layered look. One of the stand out pieces in the collection is the piano keys leather necklace, which can elevate even the simplest of t-shirts with its double-stranded leather chain and contrasting short and long metal bars that are inspired by the keys on a piano.
‘Island Imports by Harry’ is a great choice of fashion jewelry for anyone who likes their accessories to tell a story. With Greek coins, religious charms, and Native American motifs featured throughout their jewelry, this brand is a great choice for history lovers and those who embody a free-spirited lifestyle. The jewelry can be worn individually or layered over each other for a more dramatic look, and the brand offers something for everyone with pieces that are sure to work with your aesthetic and style.
Harry continues to travel around the globe with his family to discover new inspirations for his jewelry design, which encapsulates the idea of wanderlust into wearable pieces.