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! 



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. 

A Walton's Favorite Has Found a New Home

One of our wonderful customers and Facebook friends, Catherine, went home yesterday with a Walton's favorite for the past four years; this stunning Art Deco elongated diamond and blue zircon ring! It may look familiar as we have used it in our print and commercial advertising! We are happy that it has found a new, loving home! Congratulations, Catherine! 

The Ladies of Walton's Favorite Pieces

We often get asked what our favorite pieces are since we work in a place filled with such stunning antique jewels. So, we've decided to share with you our own favorite Walton's pieces from our personal jewelry boxes!  

On the left, Jan's Art Deco 2.00 carat Ceylon sapphire set in a diamond and platinum mounting. The eye catching presence, yet dainty feel, caught Jan's attention.  The ring was given to Jan from her husband, Dave, for their 40th anniversary! Their romance that began is 1972 continues to this day! 

In the middle, Danielle's Victorian era bypass engagement ring with two Old Mine cut diamonds that are 1.32 carats each set in yellow gold.  She chose the bypass style because it reminds her of her mother's engagement ring.  The night Matt proposed, Danielle was admiring her ring so much while driving home that she got pulled over for rolling through a stop sign! 

On the right,  Julie's Art Deco three stone natural blue zircon (4.65 carats total weight) ring set in a diamond and platinum mounting.  The ring came to the store with "Waltons" (Perhaps a Walton's jeweler from the 1920's??) engraved on the inside! Julie had fallen in love with the ring and hoped to buy it from the store, but her boyfriend surprised her by giving it to her for Valentine's Day! 

Dave and Jan 

Dave and Jan 

Matt and Danielle

Matt and Danielle

Pat and Julie 

"Nashville" Season Three

Nashville season three premiers September 24th and they are off to a glorious start! The very first episode and the second episode of the season will feature two Walton's pieces!  In the first episode, one of the main characters will be wearing this vintage 1950's yellow gold Lemania Tourneau chronograph watch. In the second episode a leading lady will be wearing and sharing stories about this lovely Victorian shell cameo broach that her character inherited from her family.  We are thrilled to be a part of another season of Nashville!  Stay tuned!