Walton's Antique and Estate Jewelry

Family owned and operated in Historic Downtown Franklin, TN since 1974

Our store began over forty years ago by Melba Walton, an entrepreneur who had a sincere passion for antique jewelry.  Today, Walton's Antique and Estate Jewelry has become a staple to the downtown Franklin community. Specializing in pre-1940's antique and estate pieces, Walton's maintains the foundation on which Melba created the store;  a place where all are welcome to share in the love and admiration for pieces of one of a kind jewelry.


We are open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 4:30pm.  Come on in and discover, or rekindle, your passion for antique jewelry! 



Walton's Goes to Facebook

"Behind every business is a person, and behind every person is a story."

We are thrilled to announce that Facebook has hand-selected our very own, Julie Walton Garland, to be a part of its 2017 Small Business Council, a unique collection of small businesses from all over the country!

As one of only 11 businesses chosen for this year's Council, Julie had the rare opportunity to spend a few days at Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters last week. Through this program, we will be learning from Facebook, and they'll be learning from us - all part of the mission to grow our business. We could not be more excited and honored for this extraordinary opportunity! Read more about Julie and the council here:


Small Business Council 2017

Small Business Council 2017

Main Street Brewfest 2017

Main Street Brewfest, chaired by our very own Julie Walton Garland, is THIS SATURDAY, March 11th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm!  Walton's has had the opportunity to become involved in this fundraising event to support the promotion of businesses in Downtown Frankli in a very unique way! Local brewery, Mantra Artisan Ale, has created the first official Main Street Brew, Miel de Diamant, a honey saison that has been dry-hopped over DIAMONDS! To taste this incredible brew and to try over 80 other local, national and international beers, join us by getting your ticket(s): 



Diamond Lovers and Craft Beer Lovers Unite

 Mantra Artisan Ales has partnered with Main Street Brew Fest for a collaboration beer featuring produce from Delvin Farms, spices from Savory Spice Shop, bourbon barrel-aged honey staves from Trubee Honey, ALL DRY HOPED OVER 45 CARATS OF DIAMONDS from Walton's Antique Jewelry! The brew, "Miel de Diamant" or "Honey Diamond", will launch this Friday at Mantra from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. 5,700 cans will be available for purchase through local distributors, each can with a special QR code for a discounted Brew Fest Ticket!

Main Street Brew Fest is the number one fundraiser for the Downtown Franklin Association to promote all of your favorite local Franklin businesses. Come out to Mantra this Friday as well as attend Brew Fest on March 11th to show your support (and to have an incredible time!)! 


It's Officially Official!

Congratulations (officially!) to our newest GIA Graduate Gemologist, our very own, Julie Walton Garland! 

Before Melba Walton (Julie's grandmother who started the store over 42 years ago) passed, she had set aside her gold loupe to be given to Julie once she became a Graduate Gemologist.  Melba wore her loupe every day at Walton's for well over thirty years, making this a very special moment for our jewelry family.  The proverbial torch has officially been passed down to the third generation, and we couldn't be more thrilled! 


Are you mesmerized by the Victorian era or were you a fan of Downton Abbey? Then you're not going to want to miss the advanced screening of "Victoria" at The Franklin Theatre on December 11th! Attendees will see the first episode of Victoria on MASTERPIECE before its January 15, 2017, premiere on Nashville Public Television. Prior to the screening, guests will attend a Victorian Celebration benefiting NPT. The event will include period-themed hors d’oeuvres from B&C Catering, drinks, live music and fun photo opportunities. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in festive Victorian attire.

Get your tickets here:

Majestic Victorian era Etruscan style locket pendant with lovely seed pearl details. The back of the pendant opens up to expose a hidden compartment that once held a picture of a loved one, a piece of fabric or a locket of hair. Available at Walton's; price upon request via email or call. 


Tonight's the night!! Join us for our Holiday Open House from 5:00 to 9:00! Champagne, live music and 20% off our entire inventory, including these beauties that are here for tonight only!! The City of Franklin, TN - Municipal Government will be lighting the new 40 ft Christmas tree on the square which includes an evening of incredible entertainment. You're not going to want to miss it! 

Holiday Open House

A tradition that Melba Walton started many years ago will continue again this year! Join us on December 1st for our Holiday Open House featuring live music, champagne and 20% all items in store from 5:00 - 9:00 pm! 

Downtown Franklin will be hosting its holiday kickoff event, partnering with the City of Franklin, TN - Municipal Government for the annual Christmas tree lighting. Shops will be open late with a variety of festive flair. Join us for a magical evening in Franklin!

The 43rd Annual Heritage Ball

We are proud to support the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County and all of the incredible work they do to preserve and promote our beautiful city! Pictured here are this years Heritage Ball chairs, Mayor of Franklin, Dr. Ken Moore, and his lovely wife Linda. Linda is modeling the 1940's diamond and platinum pendant/broach featuring over 4 carats in diamonds that Walton's has donated to the ball's live auction in hopes to raise funds that will continue to assist in the historical preservation of Franklin!

Once in a Lifetime Sale

It's time for some of our long time residents to find new, loving homes! Everything in this case is 40% off for a limited time only! (The case is full of diamond rings, antique watches, Victorian bar pins, cameos, necklaces and more! Check out a small sampling up close below!)

Due to the size of the sale, will will not be able to post pictures of all the items. However, they are all available to see and try on Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 to 4:30 in our showroom! See you there!

Does your diamond need an upgraded look? This gorgeous 18K white gold and blue sapphire mounting is available in our sale! (Pictured here with a CZ in the center to help visualize what your stone will look like set in the setting. The setting will accommodate a one carat center diamond. )

Munzie is Getting Married!

Walton's had a very special customer today looking to purchase an engagement ring, Munzie Giggles: A Journal of Living Large! Munzie is a member of Snooty Giggles Dog Rescue, a local organization that fosters animals, particularly special needs dogs, like Munzie. He was rescued 18 months ago from a puppy mill, in very poor health; he was diagnosed with cancer and given 5 months to live. With special care, treatment and lots of love, Munzie has been living a wonderful, full life! He has since fallen in love with Snooty, a sweet blind pup whom he met at Snooty Giggles.

The two are getting married this fall to prove that everyone deserves love, staying true to Snooty Giggle's motto; "Never be afraid to love something special." We are honored to be part of their love story and to support such a wonderful local organization!