Walton's Antique and Estate Jewelry

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

(615) 790-0244

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.

STORE HOURS

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

(CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS)  

 

Matthew and Rachel

Congratulations to Matthew and Rachel!

"Matthew and Rachel met eleven years ago in high school and fell in love pretty quickly thereafter. Their engagement story is simple, an early morning in their living room with a quick profession of love from Matthew and a quick 'YES' from Rachel in her pajamas. They celebrated with mimosas and Matthew's amazeballs French Toast, and then whisked away that same morning to a photo session with the lovely Erin McCall, a talented photographer who just happens to be a lifelong friend and honorary little sister of Rachel's."

We adore this couple and their engagement photos! (Rachel's shoes are so fabulous, very Carrie Bradshaw!) We wish them much happiness in their future together as Mr. and Mrs.!

Randy and Jamison

Congratulations to Randy and Jamison! It's wonderful people, like these two, that make what we do so much fun! Thank you both for the kind words and for sharing your gorgeous engagement photos with us! We can't wait to see wedding photos come September! 

"I have always known that I would get my ring from Walton's. My mom looked there for her ring and still to this day talks about the most beautiful diamond she found there and my Mom's sister married a Walton. When I met Randy, I realized that his best friends were Jack and Chloe Walton. When it came time for us to get engaged, we only looked one place. We were both awkward and nervous, but everyone made us feel at ease. We only looked once together and the rest was left in Randy's hands with the help of the amazing staff at Walton's. When he proposed, my ring was everything that I had ever wanted and more. We can't wait to get married in September."

Photography by: John Bamber Photography

Bradley and Jennifer

Congratulations to Bradley and Jennifer! The lovely pair were recently married in beautiful Colorado, read their engagement story as told by Bradley below:

"We lived in Nashville for only a year. Jenn's job had brought us there, as well as other places across the county. She was getting a job promotion and moving us to Montana. While she was in Texas for training, her mother was in Nashville helping us pack. While her mother and I were out walking the dog, I asked her if she would like to pick out an engagement ring for Jenn. She was so happy that I was going to ask her to marry me. We went to a few stores, but really didn't know what I wanted. She is a one of a kind girl and I didn't want a massed produced ring. I came across Walton's online and decide to take a look. We headed there on a day you were closed, I think it was a Monday. Through the window, we knew we wanted to come back. Came back the next day and within 10 minutes we were walking out with the ring. I proposed on the road trip from Nashville to Montana at our family's cabin. I first threw her a ring pop and said I bought her a ring. After she laughed at me I got down on a knee with the Walton's ring. She never said yes. She said, "Of course". We got married in October in Colorado. It has been a great start to a great marriage. She get compliments on the ring nonstop. Thank you Walton's."

We wish you both much happiness together and look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Nashville! 

George and Stacey

A perfect New Year's Eve proposal! Congratulations to George and Stacey! 2017 is off to a lovely start!

"Back in October, I could tell Stacey was ready to take the next step. After some research, I visited Walton's to select a ring. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in French linguistics and I didn't want to interfere with her studies, so I decided to propose on New Years Eve. It was tough keeping it a secret! We went to Cheekwood to take in the holiday lights. Despite the rain, it was a very romantic evening. I had my friend, Rebecca Grimmer, follow us to take some candid pictures and I proposed in the art gallery. We went back outside for some more pictures and then went to dinner. I'm very thankful for Walton's and the ring; it is perfect for Stacey and despite being an antique, it's as if it was made specifically for her!" 

Brandon and Jocelyn

Congratulations to Brandon and Jocelyn! The pair were married in a gorgeous, intimate ceremony with friends and family in Nenagh, Co, Tipperary Ireland this past May. From her light blue gown, to the incredible scenery, we could not be more in awe of their special day! "Love, life, happiness. May your troubles be few and your blessings be plenty."

Photography courtesy of photographer and couple's friend, Stephen H. Dillon.

Nick and Courtney

Nothing makes our hearts flutter more than something beautiful and old (I mean, we are in the antique jewelry business after all!). Our hearts skipped a beat when Courtney sent us pictures of her and Nick's wedding day! The two got married in Courtney's hometown of Sharonville, OH. Her 1920's engagement ring paired perfectly with her wedding dress, the same dress that her mom wore in 1961!! Congratulations to Courtney and Nick!!!

Mitchell and Candice

Congratulations to Mitchell and Candice! We first met the couple when they came to Walton's together looking for an engagement ring. They found the perfect one and before we knew it, Mitchell was down on one knee proposing to Candice in our showroom! It was such a magical moment, that has since been followed by a stunning wedding day! We feel so humbled and blessed to have such wonderful people share their love stories with us. We wish you two a lifetime of love and happiness!

Ben and Leanne

Holy Moly! We are in awe of this breathtaking Norway cliff side proposal! She may have had to work to for the ring (after a long hike!), but we think it was well worth it! Congratulations to Ben and Leanne!

"The hike was an epic ending to a 10 day adventure vacation through multiple scenic spots in Norway. The ledge that we're standing on is referred to as Trolltunga, (the troll's tongue). The hike is 13.7 miles round trip, very strenuous but truly breathtaking. We hiked through mud, streams, snow, steep and slippery rocks, up and down, again and again to reach this spot. Ben had shared his intentions with my mother who was on the trip with us, and I think that gave her the extra bit of motivation and encouragement to make it to the top as well! Since my mom was with us, she was able to take shots for us while we were on the ledge and captured this incredibly special moment. As a humorous side note, when Ben first dropped to his knee he struggled for several seconds to get the ring out of his pocket... It was sort of stuck but the last thing he wanted to do was pull too aggressively and fling the ring right off the mountain! Lol. He did eventually get the ring safely from his pocket and ask me to be his wife to which I of course replied, YES!!!!"

Justin and Rhiannon

Congratulations to Rhiannon and Justin! We absolutely love hearing our couple's proposal stories, especially when we get to see the sheer excitement and surprise on their faces! Read the sweet proposal story, from Rhiannon, below:

"Justin did an amazing job keeping his big plans a secret for two months! The day of my pharmacy school graduation I was completely in the dark heading to what started out as a celebration for finally finishing school. Even though it was a warm day in May, Justin got dressed in navy khakis saying It’s fine I want to wear this today, shocking to me the man who always wants to have on basketball shorts, but I remained oblivious. The party went on as scheduled and when my dad went to make a toast he surprisingly handed it over to Justin to thank the crowd for celebrating with us. He is not a big talker, so for a split second I thought maybe something big is about to happen. He thanked our friends and family, told me how proud he was (here I thought of maybe), but when he turned and gave an early happy mothers day to all the moms and raised his glass I said to myself whip that weird face off! As he cheered, he calms everyone down and says wait there’s one more thing I need to do. He walked over and reached in that back pocket and before I knew it was down one knee! He kept asking me if I was ok because I was apparently bawling :) I finally calmed down enough to even see that beautiful Walton’s box and the perfect ring!"

Ty and Anna

You may recognize these two love birds from their engagement pictures we posted a while back... Now, it's official! Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Smith! The pair looked stunning on their big day! (We are just a little obsessed with that veil!!!) Anna and her family have been long time Walton's friends and supporters.  The last photo brought us to tears as it shows the generations of the George Family and their Walton's rings! We are humbled by the love you all have shown us.  We are honored to be a part of all of your love stories! 

Patrick and Julie

We are very excited to share pictures of our own Julie Walton's wedding day! Julie looked stunning with several pieces from Walton's, but most special was her engagement ring that belonged to Melba Walton. Melba was not only the founder of Walton's, but a loving mother, grandmother and anchor of the Walton family.
Julie's ring is all original from the 1920s, featuring Old European cut diamonds set in platinum.
Photography credit: Ariel Renae Photography