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)  

 

(615) 790-0244

INFO@WALTONSJEWELRY.COM

410 Main Street, Franklin TN 37064


STORE INFORMATION AND SERVICES

showroom hours

MONDAY:  CLOSED

TUESDAY:  10:00 - 4:30

WEDNESDAY:  10:00 - 4:30

THURSDAY:  10:00 - 4:30

FRIDAY:  10:00 - 4:30

SATURDAY: 10:00 - 4:30

SUNDAY:  CLOSED 

Our store front

Our store front

repairs

At Walton's, we offer not only beautiful pieces to purchase, we also specialize in jewelry repairs. Our experienced jewelers are able to repair and restore some of the most challenging pieces, using a state of the art laser welder.  The finest precision and art is practiced daily to maintain the beauty of your family heirlooms.

Here is a sampling of some of the repair services that we offer:

  • complimentary jewelry cleaning
  • ring sizing, prong repair, shank repair
  • chain soldering, clasp repair
  • earring repair, conversion to screw back posts, regular posts, or clip on backs
  • pearl restringing
  • stone setting

For helpful tips on preserving and maintaining your jewelry, click CARING FOR YOUR HEIRLOOM

Doug Faulkner, resident Jeweler

Doug Faulkner, resident Jeweler

appraisals

Alongside our expert jewelers, we also have Mike Walton, a certified GIA Graduate Gemologist, and Julie Walton Garland, a certified GIA Graduate Gemologist, who can appraise your jewelry.  Whether you're looking to have your items insured or if you are seeking out their true value, we strive to give you all the information you desire. Our appraisals include:

  • Inspection and cleaning of each item
  • Gem identification
  • Grading analysis
  • A typed value assessment for insurances purposes, current retail value, estate value, or liquation value
  • A photograph for identification
Mike Walton, Owner and certified GIA Graduate Gemologist 

Mike Walton, Owner and certified GIA Graduate Gemologist 

Julie Walton Garland, Manager, Social Media Coordinator, certified GIA Graduate Gemologist

Julie Walton Garland, Manager, Social Media Coordinator, certified GIA Graduate Gemologist

purchasing Antique and Estate Jewelry, gold, platinum and sterling

Selling your personal jewelry, items you've inherited or settling an estate can be an overwhelming and emotional process.  At Walton's, we understand these difficult decisions and are here to guide you through the process. With over 40 years of experience, our GIA Graduate Gemologists and buyers handle your items with the utmost care.  We specialize in pre-1940's antique and estate jewelry, which is largely what we purchase for our inventory, however, we are happy to take a look at any jewelry items you may have.  For more information and/or to arrange a time to come by our showroom, please call us (615) 790-0244 or email us info@waltonsjewelry.com.   (Please call our showroom or email us prior to coming by with your pieces to ensure one of our gemologist and/or buyers will be present to assist you.)  

We also purchase gold and platinum, as well as sterling flatware, holloware, and servingware (we do not purchase sterling jewelry).  Our buyers give a clear and honest explanation of the process, allowing you to make the most informed decision concerning your pieces. 

in-store payment options

At Walton's, we understand that big purchases should not break the bank. We offer two long term payment options:  A three month in store layaway plan; one third down with three months to pay the remaining two thirds OR interest free financing for one year through Wells Fargo.  Our layaway and financing transactions must be done and completed in our showroom. 

All layaway sales are final.  Your final payment is due no more than 90 days after the first payment was made. If you cancel your layaway prior to the final payment, store credit will be issued for the amount for previous payments made. 

We accept all major credit cards, checks (checks must clear before taking the item purchased with you), and cash when making in-store purchases. 

in-store purchase policies

Returns are accepted within 30 days. Exchanges are accepted within 30 days on items of equal or higher value.  No cash refunds.  Items must be returned in their original condition with the original receipt.  Refunds will not be issued if item is returned after 30 days from purchase date. 

Online purchases 

For items being purchased sight unseen (purchased online or over the phone), we gladly accept returns or exchanges within 10 days from the time you receive your package. All jewelry must be returned in the condition it was received with the original receipt.  All sales are final after 10 days. After those 10 days, a refund will not be issued. 
For all of our online shopping policies, click  SHOPPING WITH US ONLINE.   

The Walton's team

Miller Salmon, Office Manager, GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, Sales Associate Originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, Miller has an extensive background in the jewelry industry as well as providing excellent customer service.  She is a GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, GIA Graduate diamonds, and is working towards completing her GIA Graduate Gemology degree.  When not working, studying or admiring jewelry, she enjoys baking and spending time with her husband, Richard.    

Miller Salmon, Office Manager, GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, Sales Associate

Originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, Miller has an extensive background in the jewelry industry as well as providing excellent customer service.  She is a GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, GIA Graduate diamonds, and is working towards completing her GIA Graduate Gemology degree.  When not working, studying or admiring jewelry, she enjoys baking and spending time with her husband, Richard.    

Pam White, Sales Associate  Having lived in Franklin for 25 years, Pam is a joy to have on our Walton's team. She is an award winning artist, a passion she has pursued from a very young age, and she has since passed this passion on to her three children and six granddaughters. She has been happily married to her husband, Ted, for thirty-eight years. 

Pam White, Sales Associate 

Having lived in Franklin for 25 years, Pam is a joy to have on our Walton's team. She is an award winning artist, a passion she has pursued from a very young age, and she has since passed this passion on to her three children and six granddaughters. She has been happily married to her husband, Ted, for thirty-eight years. 

Tara Gero, Sales Associate A resident of Franklin for over two decades and having a great love for our historic downtown district, Tara joins the Walton's team with an impressive 20+ years experience of cultivating personal relationships with clients in the event industry.  She looks forward to assisting Walton's clients in finding treasures that make dreams come true and enrich each day of life.  When she's not at Walton's, you can find her gardening, planning a gathering, or spending time with family and friends.  

Tara Gero, Sales Associate

A resident of Franklin for over two decades and having a great love for our historic downtown district, Tara joins the Walton's team with an impressive 20+ years experience of cultivating personal relationships with clients in the event industry.  She looks forward to assisting Walton's clients in finding treasures that make dreams come true and enrich each day of life.  When she's not at Walton's, you can find her gardening, planning a gathering, or spending time with family and friends.  

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Our showroom

Our showroom

Our showroom