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 5:00 pm.  Come on in and discover, or rekindle, your passion for antique jewelry! 

(CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS)  

 

Filtering by Tag: Art Deco

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!

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Welcome to Franklin, Seersucker Candy Co.! Stop by their storefront at 506 Main Street to see and taste their beautiful and delectible chocolates! (We just can't get enough!)

Pictured here, atop an array of truffles, are our Art Deco emerald and diamond ring, Art Deco 15.0 carat sapphire ring, Old European cut yellow diamond cluster ring and a Tiffany & Co. diamond eternity band (prices upon request via private message or call).

One Stop Shop

Walton's is your one stop shop for Valentine's day! Your purchase from February 9th - 13th will include a long stem rose and an exclusive Walton's discount card to be used across the street at Kilwins of Franklin (pictured here are their delicious chocolate covered strawberries and truffles)!

Breathtaking 1920's 2.42 carat Old European cut diamond set in a gorgeous platinum and diamond pendant.

Main Street Festival 2015

It's a beautiful day for the Main Street Festival! Add a little sparkle to the festivities with this gorgeous Art Deco diamond and platinum ring with a 3.19 carat Old European cut diamond in the center.

The two-day weekend event will feature more than 200 artisans & crafters, dynamic live entertainment for all ages, a dedicated kids’ areas and an international food court! For more information:

http://historicfranklin.com/events/event/main-street-festival/

Walton's Exclusive: Sheryl Crow

Longtime friend and customer, Sheryl Crow,  had a photo shoot last fall on her farm here in Middle Tennessee with an exciting twist: Walton's Jewelry! At this exclusive photo shoot done just for Walton's, Sheryl did a phenomenal job modeling a selection of ours, and her, favorite Art Deco jewels! In the third image, Sheryl is wearing one of her own Walton's pieces, a Victorian hand crafted heavy gold chain and locket.  Last September, she released her 8th studio album, Feels like Home, and just recently announced that she will be joining Rascal Flatts on their 2014 tour, Rewind.  We can't thank Sheryl and her team enough for sharing this experience with us, and wish her all the best in what promises to be a successful year! 

Sheryl's necklace: Art Deco Tiffany and Company diamond necklace. 

Sheryl's left wrist middle: Art Deco diamond and sapphire bracelet. 

Sheryl's left wrist middle: Art Deco diamond and sapphire bracelet. 

Sheryl's left wrist top: Art deco diamond and platinum bracelet. 

Sheryl's right hand: Art Deco diamond and blue zircon cocktail ring. 

Sheryl's left wrist bottom: Art Deco diamond and platinum bracelet. 

Sheryl's left hand: Art Deco diamond and ruby cocktail ring. 

Sheryl's earrings: Art Deco pear shaped diamond earrings. 

Photography credit for Sheryl's photo shoot: Kristin Barlowe 

NFocus "Taking Vows"

The NFocus January 2014 issue features a collection of everything bridal, including stunning antique jewelry from Walton's! Our gorgeous array of 1920's diamond jewelry paired beautifully with the designer gowns, bouquets and decor that were photographed for the bridal shoot.  For the full spread, check out nfocusnashville.com or pick up a hard copy in numerous local Nashville boutiques. 


Walton's Featured in NFocus Magazine

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Check out our sneak peek into the NFocus Magazine bridal photo shoot for the January issue featuring Walton's Jewelry! The models wore a collection of Art Deco diamond jewelry from Walton's that paired beautifully with the gorgeous designer gowns! The shoot took place at the beautiful Riverwood Mansion in East Nashville.  The issue will hit new stands at the end of December!

 Art Deco diamond and platinum necklace with 1.98 carats total weight in diamonds.

Top bracelet: Art Deco diamond and platinum bracelet with 7.00 carats total weight in diamonds.

Bottom bracelet: 1920's diamond and platinum bracelet with over 10.00 carats total weight in diamonds.

 All original Art Deco 3.40 carat Old European cut diamond set in an Art Deco platinum mounting with diamond detail. 

 All original 1920's diamond and platinum on gold earrings with 2.50 carats total weight in diamonds.

All original Art Deco diamond and platinum pin/pendant with 4.00 carats total weight in diamonds.

Walton's Sponsoring Downton Abbey Soiree & Screening

On December 12th, Nashville Public Television is screening the premier of season four of Downton Abbey at the Franklin Theatre! The evening will begin with a 1920's themed soiree featuring wine from Vicki Turner and beer from the local Jackalope Brewing Company.  Walton's is sponsoring the soiree and screening, adding Art Deco sparkle to the evening!  Walton's will also be hosting the after party at our store across from the Franklin Theatre with champagne, live music, and more Art Deco flare!  Attendees are encouraged (but not required) to dress in 1920's attire, which will only add to the glamour of the event!  The after party is open to all who want to join in the festivities of the evening, even if you are not able to attend the Soiree and Screening!  The after party will begin at 8:00 pm at Walton's Jewelry. 

For more information and ticket availability and pricing, check out: www.franklintheater.com

A special thank you to Beth Curley, CEO of NPT and Sheila Fischer, Corporate and Community Manager of NPT!  Be sure to look for them, as they will be decked out in Art Deco jewels from Walton's!

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We are Thankful for our Fans

In light of the Thanksgiving holiday, we are doing another Walton's Giveaway! Head on over to our Facebook page and simply "like" our page and "like" and "share" the contest picture and you will be entered into the drawing to win this gorgeous 1920's white gold filigree and diamond pendant!

!!!NEW CONTEST!!!

This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for our fans! To say thanks for all your continued support, we have decided to give away this gorgous 1920's white gold filigree and diamond pendant! Simply "like" and "share" this photo and "like" our page and those "likes/shares" will be entered into the drawing!  We cannot thank our fans enough for the kind words and support that we continue to recieve through our Facebook page!

So... share our page with friends and family and like this photo and this gorgeous necklace could be yours!

We're Not the Only Ones...

... who LOVE Art Deco engagement rings!  We may be a little biased since one of our specialties is 1920's diamond engagement rings, but who can resist a gorgeously unique antique stunner?!  Scarlett Johansson sure can't! Check out her beautiful vintage engagement ring below and click on the link to People Style Watch for the full details! 

http://stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com/2013/09/04/scarlett-johansson-engagement-ring/

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"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles" at the Frist

What pairs well with Art-Deco jewelry, you ask? 1930s and '40s automobiles! June 14th through September 15th, the Frist Center in Nashville is hosting an exhibit entitled, "Sensuous Steel",  that features twenty different automobiles that "exemplify the classic elegance, luxurious materials, and iconography of motion that characterizes vehicles influenced by the Art-Deco style."

Walton's could not pass up the opportunity to be part of such a breathtaking exhibit! We have chosen to sponsor the 1930 Henderson KJ Streamline, a rare example of 1930s motorcycle design. 

"This aerodynamic two-wheeler was designed by Mr. O Ray Courtney in 1936 as a 'motorcycle of tomorrow'.  Based on a 1930 JF Henderson, he wanted to supply copies for his clients, but he didn't have much luck in Depression-hit 1936.  Running on an inline four cylinder, it was rebuilt by Mr. Frank Westfall from Syracuse, New York, who is the current owner. Elegant curves and sweeping lines make it a true Art-Deco piece."

Be sure to check out this incredible exhibit at the Frist and look for the Walton's  license plate and plaque on the Henderson KJ Streamline!

1930 Henderson KJ Streamline

1930 Henderson KJ Streamline

Vegas Jewelry Show

We recently had the pleasure of attending the Vegas Jewelry Show where we were dazzled by thousands of one of a kind antique pieces.   From Edwardian bracelets to Victorian tiaras,  it was no easy feat to choose just a few to purchase.  However, we are thrilled with the selection that we chose! Check out the images below to see six of our new antique favorites!

1920's all original 2.06 carat Tiffany & Co. diamond ring

SOLD - Edwardian era diamond bracelet, 1.15 carats of diamonds

SOLD - 1920's all original ruby and diamond platinum ring

1.21 carat diamond and sapphire ring

SOLD - 1950's 6.70 carat sapphire and diamond ring

SOLD - 1920's filigree diamond ring

Far Left: SOLD - Diamond and pearl earrings. Center: SOLD - Diamond earrings. Far Right: Diamond and sapphire earrings