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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Nashville Season 2

Walton's is making another Nashville appearance! Season 2 premiers tonight on ABC!  Will tonight be the night that this stunning diamond ring will make its debut?? And who will be wearing it?? We are on the edge of our seats with so many unanswered questions! Stay tuned for answers and screenshots of the lucky actress (or actor??) who gets to wear this Walton's diamond ring!

Gorgeous 1920's platinum and diamond ring from Walton's that was used in the TV show, Nashville.  The center stone is 1.25 carats, a VS1 in clarity and an I/J in color.

Gorgeous 1920's platinum and diamond ring from Walton's that was used in the TV show, Nashville.  The center stone is 1.25 carats, a VS1 in clarity and an I/J in color.

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! 



Stress Free

For most, the engagement ring buying process can seem quite daunting.  Style, size, price, pressure to buy and other factors can run ones' nerves ragged.  However, at Walton's we want each and every one of our customers to feel comfortable to ask questions and voice concerns in a pressure free environment.  If you and your loved one are happy, we are happy! We also take the time to explain the key factors that are taken into consideration when buying a diamond. Here's the basics of what to look for:

  • Color: The amount of color in a diamond on a scale of D to Z, D being the whitest, and Z having the most color.
  • Clairty: The absence or presence of inclusions and blemishes. The clarity grade  scale ranges from Flawless to I3.  The grades are based on the number, size, relief, and position of inclusions seen under 10X magnification.
  • Cut: How the diamond is cut based on its proportions, symmetry and polish.  These all effect a diamond's brilliance and sparkle.
  • Carat Weight: The size of the diamond. 
Ultimately, what truly matters is if you like the diamond, regardless of the text book factors.  Beauty is, after all, in the eye of the beholder!  

Walton's is a family business and we like for our customers to feel like part of the family.  We have a "Wall of Love" with pictures of couples that have gotten engaged with a Walton's ring! Our wall is constantly growing, and for that we are always grateful! So now that you're equipped with some of the basics when purchasing a diamond, the question becomes, will you be joining our Wall of Love? (After she says yes, of course!)

The Wall of Love - pictures of happy couples that have gotten a Walton's ring!

The Wall of Love - pictures of happy couples that have gotten a Walton's ring!

One of our rings featured in "Nashville"

Walton's  has been working with the TV Show Nashville, loaning some pretty jewels for the actors and actresses.  Hayden Panettiere's character, Juliette Barnes, was just proposed to with a gorgeous 2.68 carat Art Deco diamond ring! The Walton's ring was also just recently featured in InStyle.com's blog!

...here is the post:

New year, new Nashville! ABC’s hit musical drama returns tonight with an all-new episode aptly titled, “Be Careful of Stones That You Throw.” The biggest stone being tossed around? Juliette’s (Hayden Panettiere) platinum and diamond engagement ring from her pro-football playing beau, Sean (Tilky Jones). The country star happily shows off her giant sparkler on tonight’s episode and we have all the details:

• Nashville costume designer Susie DeSanto told InStyle.com that the ring is an Art Deco ring, circa 1925.
• The ring is actually on loan from Walton’s Antique Jewelry in Franklin, TN.
• The European cut center stone weighs 2.68 carats and is surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds.

Who wouldn’t say yes to bling like that? It’s not all bliss though (naturally!) as Rayna (Connie Britton) and Teddy’s marriage continues to falter and few people are happy to celebrate Juliette and Sean’s new union. Tune in toNashville tonight at 10 p.m. EST on ABC to see what shakes down— there’s a major surprise is in store!