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! 



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A Beautiful Man

You may recognize Jack Walton Sr. as the gentleman who would sit on the bench on Main Street in front of Emmaline and chat with strangers passing by.  He would ask them where they were from (and write it in his notebook), tell them a good joke (he had a tried-and-true list of classics), and give them a smushed penny that had a picture of the statue on the square (that he smushed himself). But to the Walton's family, he was always known as Paw Paw.  It is with heavy hearts that we share of his passing, but also with celebration of the life of such a beautiful man.  It gives us great joy to know that he is now with Melba "Maw Maw" Walton, his wife of 60 years, and founder of Walton's Jewelry.  They can now look over the store and our family together, grateful that it continues to thrive and stay true to it's roots; a place where all are welcome to share in the love and admiration for pieces of one of a kind jewelry.

Photography by Timothy Ditzler, "What a beautiful man." 

Photography by Timothy Ditzler, "What a beautiful man." 

Giveaway Game

We've got a fun Giveaway Game for you! Correctly guess the carat weight of this gorgeous Old European cut diamond and you will win this Walton's goodie bag filled with: a signature Walton's candle, jewelry cleaner, polishing cloth, 15% off discount card and an Enso Rings wedding band (which we are now carrying in store - an awesome alternative wedding band for when you're traveling, doing heavy lifting or manual labor 💪🏻)!

Head on over to our Facebook and/or Instagram page to enter your guess in the giveaway!

NPT Appraisal Day

Mike and Julie are at The Factory in Franklin today for the annual NPT Appraisal Day! (Think Antique Road Show style fundraising event for the network!)  The funds raised help support NPT (Nashville Public Television) to continue airing shows like Downton Abbey (a personal favorite!)! 

We see many jewelry treasures throughout the event, but our favorite thus far? This fabulous Tiffany & Co. Old Mine cut and Old European cut diamond ladies platinum watch, circa 1910! We have estimated the value to be in the ballpark of $20,000! A gorgeous find, indeed!

Abandoned Airfield Style Shoot

Abandoned airfield. Gorgeous gown. Talented vendors. Fabulous antique jewels! Need we say more?

Check out these stunning shots taken by Dixie Gaultney Photography from a recent style shoot! Thank you to Dixie for asking us to take part and to all of the amazing vendors:
Wedding dress: @lvdbridal
Hair and makeup: Cate Hair
Flowers: @rachelannseventdesign
Model: @rachelcfox1

Loving this wedding look? Shop the pieces shown below right here on our website! 

Emerald and diamond ring      Emerald and diamond necklace    Marquis diamond and emerald bracelet     Emerald and diamond straight line bracelet     Pearl and diamond earrings

Vegas, baby!

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But what's purchased in Vegas... comes back to Franklin, TN!!

We are bringing in a wide selection of fabulous antique jewels from the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry Show! They will start being added to our inventory this week, but in the meantime, here's a sneak peek of *some* of the beauties!

Mother's Day 2017

Mother's Day Giveaway! 

Head on over to our Instagram page (@waltonsjewelry) for a chance to win this beautiful diamond cluster pendant, a $300 value! To enter, follow us on Instagram, like this photo on Instagram and tag an inspiration woman in your life in the photo's comments. A winner will be randomly selected on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14th.  


Diamonds, errr, PUPPIES are a girls best friend! 

Join us this Saturday, April 29th, during the 34th Annual Main Street Festival as we host these ADORABLE pups from the Williamson County Animal Center that will be up for adoption! They will be snuggling and playing in our window, just waiting for their forever home.

Walton's Goes to Facebook

"Behind every business is a person, and behind every person is a story."

We are thrilled to announce that Facebook has hand-selected our very own, Julie Walton Garland, to be a part of its 2017 Small Business Council, a unique collection of small businesses from all over the country!

As one of only 11 businesses chosen for this year's Council, Julie had the rare opportunity to spend a few days at Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters last week. Through this program, we will be learning from Facebook, and they'll be learning from us - all part of the mission to grow our business. We could not be more excited and honored for this extraordinary opportunity! Read more about Julie and the council here:


Small Business Council 2017

Small Business Council 2017

Main Street Brewfest 2017

Main Street Brewfest, chaired by our very own Julie Walton Garland, is THIS SATURDAY, March 11th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm!  Walton's has had the opportunity to become involved in this fundraising event to support the promotion of businesses in Downtown Frankli in a very unique way! Local brewery, Mantra Artisan Ale, has created the first official Main Street Brew, Miel de Diamant, a honey saison that has been dry-hopped over DIAMONDS! To taste this incredible brew and to try over 80 other local, national and international beers, join us by getting your ticket(s): 



Diamond Lovers and Craft Beer Lovers Unite

 Mantra Artisan Ales has partnered with Main Street Brew Fest for a collaboration beer featuring produce from Delvin Farms, spices from Savory Spice Shop, bourbon barrel-aged honey staves from Trubee Honey, ALL DRY HOPED OVER 45 CARATS OF DIAMONDS from Walton's Antique Jewelry! The brew, "Miel de Diamant" or "Honey Diamond", will launch this Friday at Mantra from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. 5,700 cans will be available for purchase through local distributors, each can with a special QR code for a discounted Brew Fest Ticket!

Main Street Brew Fest is the number one fundraiser for the Downtown Franklin Association to promote all of your favorite local Franklin businesses. Come out to Mantra this Friday as well as attend Brew Fest on March 11th to show your support (and to have an incredible time!)! 


It's Officially Official!

Congratulations (officially!) to our newest GIA Graduate Gemologist, our very own, Julie Walton Garland! 

Before Melba Walton (Julie's grandmother who started the store over 42 years ago) passed, she had set aside her gold loupe to be given to Julie once she became a Graduate Gemologist.  Melba wore her loupe every day at Walton's for well over thirty years, making this a very special moment for our jewelry family.  The proverbial torch has officially been passed down to the third generation, and we couldn't be more thrilled! 


Are you mesmerized by the Victorian era or were you a fan of Downton Abbey? Then you're not going to want to miss the advanced screening of "Victoria" at The Franklin Theatre on December 11th! Attendees will see the first episode of Victoria on MASTERPIECE before its January 15, 2017, premiere on Nashville Public Television. Prior to the screening, guests will attend a Victorian Celebration benefiting NPT. The event will include period-themed hors d’oeuvres from B&C Catering, drinks, live music and fun photo opportunities. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in festive Victorian attire.

Get your tickets here:

Majestic Victorian era Etruscan style locket pendant with lovely seed pearl details. The back of the pendant opens up to expose a hidden compartment that once held a picture of a loved one, a piece of fabric or a locket of hair. Available at Walton's; price upon request via email or call.