Monday, 20 January 2020

MASJ jewellery | Silver Scenes of Wales

MASJ - Maureen Ann Story - Silver Scenes jewellery and accessories.


MASJ Jewellery and ornament information that we have sourced and collected produced by the designer Maureen Ann Story Jones or abbreviated to MASJ. Also under the brand Silver Scenes - Welsh pieces that are fabulous to own, collect and wear. Made in Wales - jewellery, ornaments and frames that are now very collectable. 

MASJ jewellery History


Crafted silver plated on a pewter base, from Edward and Maureen Ann Story-Jones originally. Produced in the Mid Wales county of Montgomery shire from 1984 - 2017. The Silver Scenes range was started along with other giftware in 1984. The items are all silver plated on pewter, which gives them an antique finish. Well made and of high quality, making them very durable. Lacquered, so that they only need a light dusting o keep them clean. Just becoming vintage with the 1980s and contemporary 1990s. The pieces are usually signed and dated by hand. Early pieces are signed AND dated - later post 2000s pieces appear not to be.

The company was taken over when the couple retired in 2005 and continued until June 2017, when the company folded. The new owners were Phil Wilson and Bill Whitby. The company sold beautifully crafted jewellery and giftware, including a range of frames, clocks, pillboxes and vases. Their logo is shown below and they used the branding line of "Today's treasures, tomorrow's heirlooms"

We are showcasing previously owned and vintage signed MASJ jewellery and accessories that we have found on our travels.
Small rose pin by Silver Scenes
Small rose brooch that came in its original box.

Silver Scenes logo on box
The Silver Scenes box with logo used.

Hand signed MASJ 95  on back of jewellery
Hand-signed MASJ with the copyright sign and dated 95 for 1995. Earlier jewellery is usually dated. Whereas latter pieces are not.

Back of rose pin see signature MASJ
This MASJ/Silver Scenes rose pin can be used for both a lapel pin or as a tie pin.

Silver Scenes jewellery set of a floral necklace, brooch  and bracelet. Silver plated pewter.

Pisces brooch by MASJ 1992. Gold plated pewter.



Fuchsia brooch by MASJ made in 1990. Written on the reverse. Pewter made.
Sunflower brooch by MASJ in pewter. Signed 1998.
Dahlia brooch in silver plated pewter. No date stamp on this one so of a later date, probably in the 2000s. 
Rose pin brooch in it's original box Silver Scene
Rose pin in original MASJ or Silver Scenes box from 1995.
As usual I update my blogs with any more jewellery photographed that has come into my possession.  


2 comments:

  1. I have a masj brooch which I've cleaned with Bar Keepers Friend stain remover, is it ruined?

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  2. Why did you clean it in the first place? Was the silver dull or was it wearing off?. If the silver was wearing off then using an abrasive cleaner would have made it worse. If the silver plating was dull, using a silver cleaner would be recommended. Using the above cleaner is not recommended on jewellery.

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I preserve the past. Researching family and local history. Finding about mine and other people's ancestors, is just one of my passions. I also love vintage costume jewellery made here in the UK. I write about my finds and like to research.