Ready to put the big question? Congratulations! You may already have chosen the perfect engagement ring. But where will you buy your engagement ring from? These days, there are plenty of options. We have listed the 3 most common options for you: at the traditional jeweller's, in a private visit, or online.

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When should I go see a jeweller?

Before the rise of online webshops, everyone went to buy their engagement ring at an actual jeweller's. After comparing the various designs in the showroom, decide which one you like and ask to see a few up close.

The various Antwerp jewellers and diamond experts are world-renowned. Antwerp really is the place to be when buying an engagement ring. So it seems a good idea to visit a jeweller there. There are nevertheless some disadvantages to buying at an actual jeweller's.
Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart
Woman buys engagement ring at jeweller in Antwerp - BAUNAT
One advantage of an actual jeweller's is that you can physically hold the jewellery in your hands. So you are in no doubt as to its size and weight. If you are planning to choose together with your partner, you can also have her ring size measured at the same time.

One possible disadvantage is that the jeweller might not have much time for you if he or she is busy. He might not be able to pay much attention to you, or answer all your questions, for instance. Buying a ring at a jeweller's is also more expensive than online at BAUNAT. Overheads for premises, staff and holding stock are reflected in the price of your engagement ring. So there are better options than visiting a traditional jeweller's.

What are the advantages of a private appointment in a showroom?

Two women buy an engagement ring in the BAUNAT showroom in Antwerp
An important purchase such as an engagement ring naturally deserves special attention. In a private appointment, all the attention of our experts is focussed on you, and they help you search for the perfect ring for your beloved.

You can also have your ring size measured at the same time during a private appointment, so that you can be sure that you will not have to have the ring reduced or enlarged later. We start with an in-depth conversation so that we can get to know you and your beloved better. This lets us form a good impression of the engagement ring that you are looking for and which fits your style.
Our diamond experts have years of experience, and closely follow all the trends surrounding engagement rings and other jewellery. This means they can give you more detail about both which rings are in fashion and which ring fits your beloved perfectly.
Map with locations of BAUNAT showrooms. Buy your engagement ring in Antwerp or in another world city.
BAUNAT may have been an Antwerp company originally, but over the years we have established ourselves in several important cities in Europe and Asia. So don't hesitate to book an appointment  at one of our worldwide locations. Private appointments can be booked from Monday to Friday, between 09:00 and 17:00. Appointments on Saturdays are also sometimes possible. Find out more about our showrooms in Antwerp, Paris, Nice, Amsterdam, Geneva, Zurich, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong and Mumbai.

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Advantages of buying your engagement ring online

Woman buys her engagement ring at BAUNAT
You must have searched several times on the Internet for where to buy your engagement ring. However, you will not only find inspiration and advice there; the worldwide web is also the place to go for efficient purchasing.



Purchasing your engagement ring online is particularly quick and easy. What's more, you don't have to find much free time in your busy schedule for it. You can view our collection online anywhere in the world and complete transactions efficiently. Our experts are always on hand via the chat box.

Online collections are also usually larger and easier to browse through than physical stock. It is very easy to compare different designs, and with a few mouse clicks you can get an overview of all the rings in the collection of a certain type at the same time.

A third - and perhaps even bigger - advantage is the cost. Jewellers with a focus on their online webshop simply have fewer costs. They have no physical outlets with all the associated costs such as staff, renting the property, high stock levels and the like. You can see this reflected in the price of our engagement rings and other jewellery. In some cases you could be saving up to 30 to 50% compared to an offline purchase.
All deliveries are also insured from the moment you pay online to the point where you sign for delivery.
We are also working constantly to improve the online shopping experience. This means you will find a 360° 3D image of most of our jewellery items. This lets you look in detail from every angle.

In brief: what are the advantages of buying your engagement ring online?

  • it is quick and easy

  • the collections are larger and uncluttered

  • it is up to half the price
Customers give BAUNAT 5 start on Trustpilot. They are satisfied with the purchase of their engagement ring.
How do you know which online jeweller to purchase your engagement ring from? You should take a look at the Trustpilot score and read reviews for this. More than 2,500 customers have already rated BAUNAT 5 stars. We are number 1 worldwide in the jewellery industry.

So how do I decide where to buy my engagement ring?

Do you prefer individual guidance from an expert? Then make a private appointment at a showroom for a thorough and completely dedicated conversation.



Do you attach more value to your own convenience and a more affordable price? Then you can easily buy your ring online. Still not sure which design you like the most? Our experts can help and can always send some pictures from the jewel you would like to order.

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Summary: the advantages and disadvantages of the various places where you can buy an engagement ring

Overview: the advantages and disadvantages of all places where you can buy an engagement ring

Customers give BAUNAT 5 start on Trustpilot. They are satisfied with the purchase of their engagement ring.

Physical jeweller

Pros
  • See and touch jewelry immediately
  • No surprises

  • Cons
  • More expensive due to overhead costs
  • Little personal guidance
  • Customers give BAUNAT 5 start on Trustpilot. They are satisfied with the purchase of their engagement ring.

    Private appointment

    Pros
  • Personal guidance by an expert

  • Cons
  • Without previous research, the pressure to choose can be high
  • Customers give BAUNAT 5 start on Trustpilot. They are satisfied with the purchase of their engagement ring.

    Online jeweler

    Pros
  • Cheaper for the same quality
  • Much larger collection to choose from
  • Easy to order
  • Personal appointment still possible

  • Cons
  • Unable to see or touch the jewellery without a personal appointment in the showroom
  • Why buy our engagement and wedding rings in Antwerp?

    Map with the location of BAUNAT Antwerp. Buy your engagement ring online. - Kaartje met locatie van BAUNAT Antwerpen. Koop uw verlovingsring online.
    The diamond district in Antwerp covers 1 km2 next to Central Station. The most important streets in the Antwerp diamond district are the Rijfstraat, the Hovenierstraat and the Vestingsstraat.
    Buy your engagement ring online
    Buying your engagement ring in Antwerp sounds like a cliché, but there's a good reason for it. Antwerp is known around the world as the diamond capital. And you don't even have to be there to benefit from this quality and expertise.

    You can also buy your engagement and wedding rings from Antwerp online. This means you can benefit from the quality of the expert jewellers in the diamond district, wherever you are.

    Learn more about engagement rings and the wedding itself

    Now you know the advantages of buying your engagement ring online. However, it is only once you have ordered the engagement ring that things get exciting. Do you know all the etiquette surrounding engagement rings, and which hand you wear it on? And which advice to follow to plan your wedding efficiently? You can find this out, and much more, in the blogs below.
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