IT MAY be well after Valentine’s Day but for Whitchurch’s Trevanion and Dean, love is always in the air when it comes to lots on sale at their Station Road base.

The auctioneers were able to sell an emerald and diamond brooch for more than £2,500 in their auction at the weekend, as well as an art deco diamond which sold for a similar price.

Auctioneer Christina Trevanion believes it shows the understated love for brooches and she was delighted to see them sell so well.

“The 13th century Persian poet Rumi once said that ‘love is an emerald’ and that was certainly the case at our last auction,” she said.

“An emerald and diamond brooch made £2,600 much to the delight of its seller, swiftly followed by a further art deco diamond brooch which also made £2,600.

“People have long been dismissive of brooches as a wearable piece of jewellery. In the early part of the 20th century they were de rigueur, but fell from favour and now often just gather dust at the back of the drawer.

“But I can reveal that over the last two to three months we are seeing a real resurgence of interest in high-end brooches.

“They are no longer seen as a piece of jewellery that granny would have worn and are becoming sought after in their own right – finally.”

Trevanion and Dean’s next auction will be held on June 15 – entries close May 31.

Valuation days are held every Monday and Friday at the Joyce Building, Station Road, Whitchurch, and no appointment is necessary.

Please telephone 01948 800202 if you are unable to come in to valuation days and you can book a home visit with one of their valuers.