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The downtown jewelry store Ohio Silver celebrates its 40th anniversary this Friday, Nov. 18, from 6–9 p.m. during the Third Friday Fling. Shown is store owner Marcia Wallgren, who has owned Ohio Silver since 1974.

Ohio Silver celebrates 40th

The longtime local jewelry store Ohio Silver will celebrate its 40th birthday in Yellow Springs this Friday, Nov. 18, from 6–9 p.m. during the Third Friday Fling. Everyone is invited to the store at 245 Xenia Avenue for refreshments, a drawing for a free jewelry gift and a look at the store’s new holiday collection.

Begun in November 1971 by the Viemeister brothers, Tucker and Kris, and Kerry Moore, the store was originally called Standing Room Only, or SRO, and located in Kings Yard. Initially the store sold the owners’ original jewelry designs, along with leather products.

Moore and current owner Marcia Wallgren purchased the store from the Viemeisters, and Wallgren, an owner since 1974, later bought out Moore. The store moved to its present location on Xenia Avenue in 1977.

Ohio Silver draws customers from all over the region, and features original jewelry from both American and international designers, including amber from Poland.

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