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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Southern Living Magazine

Holy Moly, were we blown away when we picked up February's edition of Southern Living Magazine! The always fabulous, Nashville food and entertaining tastemaker, Katie Jacobs, is featured in the Beauty and Style section and gives advice on how to look and feel your best! Katie's response to the question, "the one thing I can't live without", had us all crying happy tears! She says, "When we were dating, my husband gave me an antique locket from Walton's Antique & Estate Jewelry in Franklin, Tennessee.  I wear it every day - even for my wedding - and it really is one of my most treasured possessions." 

Thank you, Katie, for your continued love and support! We are truly touched by your kind words! Congratulations on a beautifully done article! 

Get Katie's look HERE

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We're Stylin'

We are crushing on our "new" office door! 😍 Shout out to Preservation Station for the stellar antique door with original hardware (thank you, Natalie!) - they have incredible antique doors, windows, mantels, light fixtures, you name it! And... thank you to Ricky of Wallace Signs for the INCREDIBLE hand painted lettering - y'all, he did this freehand in a couple of hours! 😳👏🏻

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Franklin Legacy

We are very excited to share with you our legacy to Franklin; this lavalier style pendant, designed here at Walton's, is modeled after the historic marquis of the Franklin Theatre. The pendant is crafted in 14K yellow gold and can feature a gemstone of your choice dangling below. A portion of each sale will go towards the Downtown Franklin Association. The classic pendant without a gemstone is $350, with a gemstone the price will be dependent on the stone chosen. (The perfect Christmas gift, but must be ordered before December 8th.)

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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It pays to be our facebook friend

We are so very grateful for the support we have received over the last 40 years! In today's day and age, much of that support comes through social media.  As a small thank you, we have decided to hold a Facebook contest! Check out our Facebook post below with the contest details!

!!!NEW CONTEST!!!    We are so close to reaching 2,000 "likes"! Once we do, we will give away this gorgeous old mine cut diamond pendant! Simply "like" and share this photo and those likes/shares will be entered into the drawing! We cannot thank our fans enough for the kind words and support that we have received through our Facebook page!    So... share our page with friends and family and like this photo, and you could be the lucky winner!    (Chic velvet pumpkin courtesy of Avec Moi boutique in Downtown Franklin.)   

!!!NEW CONTEST!!!

We are so close to reaching 2,000 "likes"! Once we do, we will give away this gorgeous old mine cut diamond pendant! Simply "like" and share this photo and those likes/shares will be entered into the drawing! We cannot thank our fans enough for the kind words and support that we have received through our Facebook page!

So... share our page with friends and family and like this photo, and you could be the lucky winner!

(Chic velvet pumpkin courtesy of Avec Moi boutique in Downtown Franklin.) 

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! 

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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!

Antique in the 21st Century

We may love and specialize in all gorgeous jewels antique, but we make sure to stay current in the social media trends! We love connecting with all generations, young, old, and in between, to share our passion and admiration for antique and estate jewelry. Check out Walton's on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @waltonsjewelry !

Walton's Instagram page @waltonsjewelry

Walton's Instagram page @waltonsjewelry