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)  

 

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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!

NPT Appraisal Day

Walton's spent the day at The Factory in Franklin appraising an array of jewels for NPT's annual Appraisal Day! The public was able to bring in items to show to specialists, from art to antique furniture, and, of course, jewelry.  Check out some of our favorite, most unique finds below! 

Victorian era gold, diamond and opal broach.  The bracelet portion can be locked into the sides of the broach to create a beautiful bracelet. 

Victorian enameled miniature porcelain and gold earrings, cufflinks and pin suite.  Quite beautiful and unique, we have never seen anything like it! 

Gorgeous, dainty Edwardian era platinum topped gold and diamond bracelet. 

Late Victorian era Mason pin with a carved moonstone in the center.  Above is the official document, to the left are the signatures of the officers. 

Victorian Era Old Mine cut diamond and gold starburst broach. 

Late Victorian Era plique a jour and cloisonne peacock pin.  

An Evening with Downton

NPT's Soiree and Screening of Season 5 of Downton Abbey was an evening to remember! Decked out in their roaring 20's and 30's best, party goers gathered at the Franklin Theatre for hors d'oeuvres and drinks, live music and of course, Downton Abbey! The enthralling season premier was followed by the after party at Walton's, where the live music and champagne toasts continued. Thank you to all who came out for a wonderful evening! 

NPT Appraisal Fair 2014

The Walton Duo, Mike and Julie, set up shop at the NPT Appraisal Fair this past weekend.  Attendees were given the opportunity to bring up to five items to have verbally appraised by experts in a variety of fields.  With over 250 people registered and over 939 items to be appraised, it was a busy day with many interesting items to see! Check out the images below to see a few of our favorites! 

Victorian Era gold broach featuring rose cut diamonds set in black onyx with enameling details. 

An emerald cut Harry Winston diamond ring. 

Victorian Era gold locket featuring pictures of great grand parents. 

Ruby and Old European cut diamond ring. 

Art Deco Old European cut diamond bracelet in platinum. 

Turn of the century pocket watch with a beautifully detailed face. 

NPT's Pledge Night

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On Monday evening, our very own Mike Walton went live on NPT during the Antique Roadshow to promote their annual Appraisal Day!  Viewers were able to call in to purchase tickets for Appraisal Day, which will happen on June 14th at The Factory of Franklin.  Those who attend will bring items for specialists to appraise.  Last night, Mike held a mock appraisal on air to demonstrate how he will be appraising jewelry on Appraisal Day! For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://www.wnpt.org/featured-shows/antiques-roadshow/

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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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