Peter Poussenier BV is recognized as a 2021 Travelers’ Choice award winner for top 10% of attractions worldwide. This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travelers around the globe, having earned great traveler reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, Peter Poussenier BV stood out by continuously delighting travelers.
“Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “I know the past year has been extremely challenging for tourism businesses. What has impressed me is how businesses adapted to these challenges, implementing new cleanliness measures, adding social distancing guidelines, and utilizing technology to prioritize guest safety. The Travelers’ Choice Awards highlight the places that are consistently excellent - delivering quality experiences time and time again even while navigating changing customer expectations and new ways of working. Based on a full year of reviews from customers, this award speaks to the great service and experience you provided guests in the midst of a pandemic.”
"Diamonds are a girl's best friend, and let that be exactly what Peter Poussenier is in. The Antwerp jeweler specializes in tailor-made diamond jewelry." Our goldsmiths have time to lay their souls in a jewel. it is their skill and experience that turns an object into a unique work of art."
Today, Jeweler Peter Poussenier receives the "HIB label" from the employers' organization Unizo. HIB stands for "hand made in Belgium". The HIB label honors Unizo entrepreneurs who put a unique product on the market using their traditional craftsmanship.
The goldsmith of Peter Poussenier is presented in this report of the Weekend Weekend program at VijfTv. From the sharpening of the rough diamond, to the hand-making of the golden frame, all the craft work required for the manufacture of a diamond-set ring is discussed.
Antwerp jeweler creates unique career path in setting up business.
As a distributor to retailers since 1990, and with no experience in making jewellery, he started off making silver jewellery. "I always have been attracted to production processes," he explained. "As I didn't have a designer background, I hired a designer from the Antwerp Academy of Arts who designed a silver collection based upon my instructions. My instructions were based on my personal taste and on the gap I saw in the jewellery collections of the clients I was visiting."...
Peter Poussenier Bvba is a registered diamond company at AWDC (registration number: 9717).
The words “diamond” and “gemstone” imply natural origin. We don't sell “synthetic,” “laboratory-grown” or “laboratory-created,” and we avoid the terms “real,” “genuine” and “authentic,” when describing such man-made products.
For more than 25 years we work together with renowned diamond grading labs as GIA, HRD and IGI.
As you might have noticed, jewellery prices are never listed on the site. This is simply due to the ever-changing prices of precious metals on the market, as well as to the dollar fluctuations (diamonds are traded in dollars). For these reasons variations in pricings are not unusual.
In regards to our pricing, just like our jewellery, we take account of every individual's personal needs.
In this way, alloys can vary depending on the designed jewellery: platinum, yellow-,white-, red-, or rosé-gold. In turn, diamonds can also be chosen by the client, depending on the desired quality. As you can see, the client has a full control of what he or she wishes to order, from budget-friendly to the more exclusive jewelleries. Prices are, of course, also determined by the thickness, in other words, the weight of the jewellery. By all means, when comparing jewellery prices it is important that one does not compare apples and oranges, due to the extensive nature of the market.
It is also possible to bring in your own design. It must however be technically possible to produce and we must be able guarantee the same quality as we are renowned for.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any specific questions. You can do this via the site, telephone or even better, stop by our store!
Before deciding upon a piece of jewelry like an engagement ring it is advisable to first take a look at our wide collection online before visiting our atelier. You can select different models and add them to the info-request basket to recieve more information. Also, feel free to call us during opening hours. By doing this, we will have time to prepare your visit and eventually prepare the stones needed to make the jewellery.
It is also possible to create your own design. Your creation will handled by our goldsmith and, without any obligations, a price can be made.
We can also transform old jewellery into a modern, new piece. Inspiration can be found on our online catalogue.
After his studies, Peter Poussenier followed a rather adventurous career path, before settling down in the world of precious stones and high-end jewellery at the age of 22. The Spanish economy was booming in the early nineties, and Peter saw a chance to collaborate with a Spanish manufacturer of gold diamond jewellery. He built his own client base of jewellers in the Benelux, developing extensive product knowledge and a feeling for the market. Armed with this experience he eventually decided to start producing jewellery himself. Two years after hiring a designer from the Antwerp Aademy and experimenting with silver, he switched to gold jewellery, surrounding himself with experienced and technically formed goldsmiths.
At first, a lot of time was dedicated to creating an efficient and highly optimized production process of series of jewellery. However, this strategy has certain disadvantages, such as:
° One is forced to produce in large quantities
° The finishing done by a machine is of lower quality than finishing by hand
° Constant managing and tuning of the process are quite time consuming and stressful often at the expense of creativity
° By the repetitive nature of batch production it is humanly not enriching when one is only involved in just a small part of a creation
Focussed on high-end jewellery, atelier Peter Poussenier fills a niche market. Our work combines the demand for high quality and personal jewellery as well as authentic craftsmanship. We are specialized in the coupling of traditional knowledge with modern techniques.
Not coincidentally, in the heart of the diamond district
Our ideal location in the middle of the Diamond Quarter means that we are not tied down by our stock. Our supply is only limited by the size of the market itself which represented an annual turnover of 52 billion euro and no less than 32.600 direct and indirect jobs. We are also able to maintain competitive prices, having the ability to quickly act upon changes in this market.
We are not only able to provide lower prices for our customers due to our location, but also provide the know-how that cannot be find anywhere else in the world.
° The cutting of diamonds is a true craft. Based on the long tradition of Antwerp as thé city of diamonds, it is not unusual that diamonds cut in Antwerp are far superior than diamonds cut in low wage countries.
° Over the years, we have developed strong relationships with our suppliers, allowing us to guarantee the quality and origins of the diamonds we work with. Three certification institutes; the Diamond High Council (HRD), the International Gemological Institute (IGI) and the Gemological institute of America (GIA) are responsible for handing out diamond certificates. These three insititutes have their offices in the Diamond Quarter. By working with these suppliers, we are guaranteed that stones come from conflict-free areas, applied through the Kimberley certificate.
° To ensure the highest quality, we work closely with our specialized goldsmiths, setters, engravers, polishers, etc. who provide us with valuable craftmanship.
° The handling and shipping of valuable jewellery are looked after by specialized delivery services that also have their offices in the close vicinity.
Accessibility, we are only
° 5 minutes away from Antwerp's Central Station
° 15 minutes away from the Antwerp Airport (Deurne)
° 30 minutes away from Brussels Airport and 1h15 from Charleroi (Brussels South)
° 1h15min. away from Brussels South Charleroi Airport
Peter Poussenier is specialized in hand-made and customized diamond jewellery, ranging from timeless and classic designs to one-of-a-kind pieces. As a result of this, our gamma is endless and unlimited, everything is possible!
Besides the production of tailor-made jewellery in our atelier, we also offer loose diamonds and a range of services.
° The purchase of old gold or diamonds
° Free appraisal of diamonds: usually, the quality of a diamond can only be judged if the stone is unset. If needed, our setter is able to remove the stone from its setting for further evaluation. Also, we are able to give advice on how to recut a stone if the cut is outdated.
° We provide a safe and discrete environment for our customers. This in combination with a unique and multicultural atmosphere.
° We believe in maintaining a long-term and positive buyer-seller relationship that is partly based on a strong after-sales service.