Walton's Antique and Estate Jewelry

Family owned and operated in Franklin, TN for the past 40 years

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! 



Junior Gemologist?

We love to see younger generations excited about gemology and jewels! Alea and her daughter stopped by our showroom yesterday in hopes that she had found a valuable gem!

"We just had the sweetest experience at Walton's Jewelry. My daughter was certain she had found a diamond so we went by Walton's and they happily looked at her find. They found it to be a Quartz crystal, talked with her in length, and let her have (yes, gave her!) a gold pendant. I love this town."

We love our customers!

An Evening with Downton

NPT's Soiree and Screening of Season 5 of Downton Abbey was an evening to remember! Decked out in their roaring 20's and 30's best, party goers gathered at the Franklin Theatre for hors d'oeuvres and drinks, live music and of course, Downton Abbey! The enthralling season premier was followed by the after party at Walton's, where the live music and champagne toasts continued. Thank you to all who came out for a wonderful evening! 

Be Part of An American Story

"The story of America is written in every small business. It's written in the cafes where we meet our first loves.  And in the boutiques where we buy our babies' clothes. On November 29th, be there for the businesses that are there for you to write the next chapter."  - Shop Small

We hope that you make a trip to Downtown Franklin to help support small business. We at Walton's truly appreciate your continued love and support. We wouldn't be here without you!  

For more information about Small Business Saturday, check out:   https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/

Thank you so all who came out to support Small Business Saturday! We love our customers! 

Walton's Signature Scent

If you've been in our showroom in the last year, you may have noticed the lovely fragrance that has become our Walton's Signature Scent! Our candles are now available for purchase, but we need your help! We are searching for the perfect name for our candle! Check out our Facebook Page to add your unique candle name to the list! 

If we choose your candle name, you will receive a Walton's candle with a hidden gem that will reveal itself as it burns!

Party Like It's 1974

Our 40th Anniversary Party was a smashing success! Thank you to all who came out to celebrate with us! Browse through the gallery of images below for the highlights; live music, champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and a store full of wonderful customers, family and friends! Here's to forty more years! 

Photo Credit: Mariel Bilyeu 

Our "Nashville" Cameo

On last night's episode of Nashville, one of our stunning Victorian era cameos made an appearance as a treasured piece that once belonged to Rayna's mother! In the scene, Rayna was going through her jewelry box, showing Luke the cameo, saying "My mother wore this almost every day of her life.  This and Chanel No. 5."  Be sure to tune into Nashville to catch more beautiful pieces from Walton's! 

A Diamond is Only As Good As It's Worst Facet


The Walton Duo, Mike and Julie, had the pleasure of attending a GIA continuing education event hosted by The New Approach School here in Franklin, Tennessee.  The event, "Facet Definition: A Diamond is Only as Good as It's Worst Facet", featured a presentation by Mike Botha, master diamond cutter and educator, who in his forty-five year career, has designed, cut and polished some of the finest diamonds in the world.  Through the teachings of Mike and his son, Evert Botha, we furthered our knowledge of cutting and polishing diamonds and were even given the opportunity to facet a stone! 

Mike Botha, master diamond cutter. 

Mike Botha, master diamond cutter. 

Julie Walton, examining the facet she just cut. 

Julie Walton, examining the facet she just cut.