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.


We are open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Come on in and discover, or rekindle, your passion for antique jewelry! 



Heather Durham Photography: A Q&A with Walton's Jewelry about choosing antique and estate jewelry and engagement rings

You must take a moment to read this fabulous blog post by one of our all time favorite photographers, Heather Durham Photography! It's a fun Q&A with Julie Walton Garland, and showcases a STUNNING style shoot Heather did with some of our pieces! (Plus a few photos that may look familiar!) Click HERE and enjoy!


The Toy Rack

✨Walton’s family, we need your help! ✨ You all are always so supportive of us, we now need your help in supporting another wonderful family business.

Don Stockton, owner of The Toy Rack, has been selling his amazing wood toys at Franklin’s Main Street Festival in front of Walton’s for 36 YEARS! He is the longest running vendor, he’s been here since the beginning! He’s become famous for his walking wood and feather bird puppets as well as his rubber band guns - who has one?! 🙋🏼‍♀️ He has watched myself and my sister grow up - he and his wife, Christine, and daughter, Diane, are like part of our family.

This may be the last year that Don will be doing what he loves best - sharing his craft with all of you at Main Street Festival! If you are coming to Downtown Franklin for the festival, please stop by and show these incredible people some love! (They will be set up in front and slightly to the right of our storefront.) Come on down this Saturday, April 27th and Sunday April 28th! ❤️ 

📷 The Tennessean


7th Annual Golden Egg Hunt

It’s that time of year! We have hidden the Walton’s Golden Egg in Downtown Franklin! The lucky finder will win this gorgeous 14K yellow gold and diamond necklace. Happy Hunting!

The hiding and hunting guidelines:

  • The egg is outside - not inside a store

  • The area where the egg has been hidden includes the square, Main Street, and the area around the Five Points intersection (see map for highlighted boundaries)

  • You will not have to climb or move anything to get to the egg


Facebook Communities Summit

In 2017, we shared the news that a team from Facebook was coming to Franklin to produce a film about the Walton's story. (If you haven't seen the video yet - check out the link HERE - and grab a few tissues!)

Once again, our very own Julie Walton Garland will be heading back to Facebook this February to be a part of the Facebook Communities Summit! The Summit, which will host 400 people from around the world selected from thousands of applicants, is an opportunity for community leaders to learn from one another and from Facebook. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn new skills to help leaders define and fulfill the purpose and vision of their communities.

Stay tuned for updates from the event!


Holiday Open House

Join us this Friday evening for our annual Holiday Open House! Experience the magic that is Downtown Franklin and get a jump start on your holiday shopping list! 💍🎁 Did we mention there will be snow?! ❄️

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Pumpkinfest 2018

“To infinity and beyond!” 🚀 Happy Halloween from Buzz Lightyear and his alien friends! 🎃

“To infinity and beyond!” 🚀 Happy Halloween from Buzz Lightyear and his alien friends! 🎃

What’s better than walking out of Walton’s with some new jewelry this weekend? Walking out of Walton’s with jewelry AND a furry friend! 💕🐶🐱💍 The Williamson County Animal Center will be back at Walton’s for Pumpkinfest with sweet pups and kittens looking for their fur-ever homes! Come by and see them (and us!) this Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 to 2:00! 🎃


Jack Walton Jr.

The world lost a wonderful man this past Sunday. For those of you who were lucky to have known Jack Walton Jr, you know just how special he was. He cared deeply about his family, friends and his community. We love you and miss you greatly, Big Jack.

Wednesday, June 13th:

Visitation 4:00 to 8:00 pm with the vigil service from 7:30 to 8:00 pm at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Thursday, June 14th:

Visitation 9:30 to 11:00 at St. Matthew's Church

Funeral Mass at 11:00 at St. Matthew's Church

In lieu of flowers, we request donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Walton's Jewelry will be CLOSED on Thursday, June 14th to honor and remember the life of Jack.


Main Street Festival Kitten Adoptions

Sweet Melba and her brothers and sisters, Walton, Garnet, Topaz, and Jewel are available for adoption in our window today from Williamson County Animal Center during Downtown Franklin’s Main Street Festival! We will be sponsoring their adoption fees, so come on down if you’re looking to add a furry family member! 🐈💕


6th Annual Walton's Golden Egg Hunt

We've hidden the Walton's Golden Egg in Downtown Franklin! The finder will win this classic pearl bracelet, the perfect edition to your Easter wardrobe!

Here's the parameters:
The egg is hidden outside. 
Possible locations include Main Street and the Square. You will not have to go into a store to retrieve it. Good Luck!

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Congratulations to Sarah, our Golden Egg finder!

Congratulations to Sarah, our Golden Egg finder!

Congratulations to Sarah and Caroline!

Congratulations to Sarah and Caroline!

Facebook Small Business Council

Always an honor and a privilege to work with the wonderful people of Facebook and the other inspiring small businesses on the council. It’s been an incredible year, the best is yet to come! Thank you all for your continued love and support on this amazing journey! 💕

ALSO, you may recognize a familiar face in the group shot of us council members, the one and only, Mark Zuckerberg (a true inspiration and kind soul!)!

You can learn more about the council and watch the Walton’s Facebook produced video HERE


The Big Fake Wedding

We are thrilled to have been hand selected to take part in Nashville's The Big Fake Wedding on March 29th at Covey Rise! We will be outfitting one lucky bride and her bridesmaids as well as the groom with fabulous Walton's pieces!

"Complete with a cocktail-style dinner, an emotional vow renewal ceremony and a dance-party reception, The Big Fake Wedding has become a killer alternative to a bridal show. The hand-selected vendors perform their services as they would at a real wedding, and the "wedding guests" (brides-to-be, bridesmaids and friends/family!) get to hear the music, taste the cakes, and smell the flowers... while enjoying a night of great food, dancing and surprises."

Check out thebigfakewedding.com/rsvp/ to learn more and to RSVP to this incredible event!

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