You never know what you may find at Walton's! This week, one of our customers and her grandkids brought in these adorable little baby chicks! The precious little chick felt right at home in a nest made of a 10.0 carat diamond Art Deco bracelet! Happy Easter from our favorite fuzzy model!
It's that time of year! We have hidden the Walton's Golden Egg on Main Street between Five Points and the Square! The lucky finder will win this dainty (3.8mm) strand of cultured pearls! Follow us on Facebook for hints to its location! Happy Hunting!
It's feeling like spring at Walton's with our new planter boxes! Thank you, Phillipe Chadwick for your planting expertise!
Williamson Source is launching a segment for their Lifestyle Show for the spring wedding season featuring a variety of different wedding inspired vendors! We are thrilled to be their go-to for engagement rings and wedding bands! Watch Walton's segment below!
Ever wonder what Old Mine cut, Old European cut or Round Brillant mean while reading the descriptions of some of our pieces? Well, we are going back to the basics to give a clear understanding of frequently used terminology here at Walton's! Here's the breakdown of the three cut styles of diamonds that we most often see:
Old Mine Cut
This cutting style dates back to the early 1800's. It is the earliest form of the modern day round brillant cut diamond. The Old Mine cut features a small table (the flat part on the top of the diamond) and a steeper crown (the part angling down from the table). The culet (the point at the bottom of a diamond) is large. Because of the tools diamond cutters used at that time, the Old Mine cut diamonds may not always be perfectly round.
Old European Cut
The Old European cut dates to the turn of the century, early 1900's. Similar to the Old Mine cut, the Old European cut has a small table, steep crown, and a slightly smaller culet than the Old Mine. The Old European cut is going to look symmetrically round, more so than the Old Mine cut. Art Deco jewelry is commonly set with Old European cut diamonds.
Round Brillant Cut
The Round Brillant is today's modern round cut diamond. Produced largely since World War II, this cut is very symmetrical and proportionate. Cutters use specific percentages to determine the most appealing proportions for the diamond. Round diamond jewelry from today's retail jewelers will most likely be set with Round Brillant diamonds.
There you have it! The basic progression of the round diamond. To see more examples and to learn more, come by Walton's; we'd be happy to show you a round!
Walton's has been voted Best Fine Jewelry in Williamson County for the 2014 Sizzle Awards! Thank you so much to all who voted for us and for your continued support! We wouldn't be here without each and every one of you!
On Monday evening, our very own Mike Walton went live on NPT during the Antique Roadshow to promote their annual Appraisal Day! Viewers were able to call in to purchase tickets for Appraisal Day, which will happen on June 14th at The Factory of Franklin. Those who attend will bring items for specialists to appraise. Last night, Mike held a mock appraisal on air to demonstrate how he will be appraising jewelry on Appraisal Day! For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://www.wnpt.org/featured-shows/antiques-roadshow/
Three Blind Vines, the annual fund raising event for the Next Generation Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County, is happening this Friday, February 21st, at the Factory in Franklin! The evening will include hundreds of bottles of wine to sample, live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres from Gray's on Main and the ever popular silent auction! This year, Walton's has donated this lovely Art Deco diamond and filigree pendant! The funds raised by the silent auction support construction and on going preservation of the historic Franklin Theatre. For your opportunity to support and contribute to this great cause (and to bid on a gorgeous piece of antique jewelry!), check out www.threeblindvines.com for more information and tickets.
W Magazine just released "Pillow Tweets", a photo shoot by photographers Mert Atlas and Mac Piggott featuring a slew of A-List celebs styled by Edward Enninful. Get the look at Walton's with a pair of gorgeously unique vintage yellow gold and diamond flame earrings that look identical to those worn by Miley Cyrus!
To see the full spread, check out wmag.com
Longtime friend and customer, Sheryl Crow, had a photo shoot last fall on her farm here in Middle Tennessee with an exciting twist: Walton's Jewelry! At this exclusive photo shoot done just for Walton's, Sheryl did a phenomenal job modeling a selection of ours, and her, favorite Art Deco jewels! In the third image, Sheryl is wearing one of her own Walton's pieces, a Victorian hand crafted heavy gold chain and locket. Last September, she released her 8th studio album, Feels like Home, and just recently announced that she will be joining Rascal Flatts on their 2014 tour, Rewind. We can't thank Sheryl and her team enough for sharing this experience with us, and wish her all the best in what promises to be a successful year!
Photography credit for Sheryl's photo shoot: Kristin Barlowe
January 30th through February 3rd, Miami Beach is hosting their annual largest indoor antique jewelry show in the country. We are fortunate to have our very own Mike Walton scoping out exquisite pieces to add to our Walton's inventory! The event hosts over 1,000 dealers from around the world featuring collections of fine art, American and European silver, 17th and 18th century furniture and of course, an abundance of one of a kind, jaw dropping antique jewels! We anxiously await for Mike's return and to see the treasures that he brings home to Franklin!
Walton's has been featured in the Williamson Herald to spotlight our 40th anniversary! We are very fortunate to be an integral part of such a wonderful community for three generations! Check out the full article at williamsonherald.com.
It's our 40th year, why not do two giveaways in one month?! Simply follow us on Instagram @waltonsjewelry, and this Old European cut diamond pendant could be yours! A winner will be chosen next Wednesday, January 29th from our Instagram followers! (Pendant is valued at $500!)
The NFocus January 2014 issue features a collection of everything bridal, including stunning antique jewelry from Walton's! Our gorgeous array of 1920's diamond jewelry paired beautifully with the designer gowns, bouquets and decor that were photographed for the bridal shoot. For the full spread, check out nfocusnashville.com or pick up a hard copy in numerous local Nashville boutiques.
The 1920's Soiree and Screening at the Franklin Theatre and the After Party at Walton's were both a smashing success! People came dressed in their 1920's best and enjoyed an evening full of Art Deco glamour, music and drinks! (And not to mention, a thrilling sneak peek at Season Four of Downton Abbey!)
We love happily ever-afters! And we love when our Walton's couples share pictures from their special day with us! We are very fortunate to work with wonderful customers and are honored to be a part of their lives together. To give a couple a literal representation of the love and unity they share as husband and wife is a truly beautiful thing! Congratulations to the happy couple!
Check out our sneak peek into the NFocus Magazine bridal photo shoot for the January issue featuring Walton's Jewelry! The models wore a collection of Art Deco diamond jewelry from Walton's that paired beautifully with the gorgeous designer gowns! The shoot took place at the beautiful Riverwood Mansion in East Nashville. The issue will hit new stands at the end of December!