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!
"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/
We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so that our Walton's work family can enjoy the holiday with the rest of their families. We are thankful for your business and look forward to seeing you on Friday and Small Business Saturday!
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!
Did you catch last nights episode of Nashville?! The episode was centered around the CMA's, where Rayna wore a gorgeous Walton's Art Deco diamond bracelet with over 11.00 carats in diamonds! The perfect way to complete a red carpet look!
Happy Holidays from our Walton's family to yours!
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
It's Pumpkinfest in Downtown Franklin! Put on your glass slippers, grab your Prince Charming and head to Main Street!
The 31st Annual Pumpkinfest is today, October 25th from 10:00 am till 8:00 pm. There's live music, a chili cook off, extreme pumpkin carving, kids zone, the Great Pumpkin, and much more!
Join us for our 40th Anniversary Party on November 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to enter the drawing for our Grand Giveaway! This gorgeous vintage diamond ring with 2.00 carats total weight in Old European cut diamonds could be yours!
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!
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!
Mark your calendars! Walton's will be having our 40th Anniversary Party in our showroom on Thursday, November 6th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm! It will be an evening of live music, refreshments, a grand in-store giveaway, and special discounts! We hope to see you there!
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!
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!
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!
After days of striking out at the local jewelry stores and markets in Buenes Aires, Argentina, Mike stumbled upon a shop that specialized in antique jewelry where he found a few exquisitely, unique treasures! Tour through the images below that showcase our new Argentinian acquirements!
(Left) Mike and Adrian in the jewelry district in Buenes Aires. Even in Argentina, gold buyers are everywhere - minus the gold suits, waving a sign on the corner. The sign above them reads, "We buy gold, silver and platinum. We pay more!"
A little window shopping, anyone? Walk on by our Main Street store front and check out our new jewelry displays!