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! 



Timeless Romance

Hold onto your hats, this one is going to take your breath away! This dreamy style shoot features three gorgeous gowns, romantic florals, and blush tones, all paired with a classic Walton's diamond solitaire engagement ring, dainty diamond wedding band, and elegant cluster style diamond earrings! Need we say more?! 

Photography: Morgan Franklin Creative // Planning, Design and Styling: RSVP Events // Jewelry: Walton's Antique and Estate Jewelry // Floral: Gradient and Hue // Paper Goods & Model: Authentic by Frani // Hair and Makeup: Katie Spear // Bridal Salon: LVD // Bridal Salon: The Dress Theory // Bridal Gown Designers: Hayley Paige, Sarah Seven, Galia Lahav // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Headpiece: Untamed Petals


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


Happy New Year!

After a wonderful 2017, the Walton's team is celebrating the new year and taking a little R&R December 31st - January 8th. Thank you to our wonderful customers, followers, friends, and family for your continued love and support! Cheers to 2018! #2017bestnine

Please expect delayed responses via email, Instagram, and Facebook during our break. 


Kisses and Cleanings

This Saturday is Pumpkinfest in Downtown Franklin! For the first time in Walton's history, we will be renting the tent space in front of our store to host the adorable pups, dogs, kittens and cats of the Williamson County Animal Center!  They will have their Pooch Smooch Booth to give you some sweet puppy kisses and we will be set up to give your jewelry a professional cleaning!  Be sure to come by 10:00 to 6:00 pm, Saturday the 28th! 


Dreamy Fall Style Shoot

You may remember the style shoot sneak peak we shared with you in August... we are now thrilled to tell you that the shoot is being featured on Ruffled Blog today!  The shoot showcased a "color palette including oxblood and navy, a perfect welcome into the cooler days of fall we’ve got right around the corner." Here's a little taste that beautifly captures a stunning Walton's sapphire and diamond ring as well as a pair of Art Deco diamond earrings. See the entire shoot in all its dreamyness HERE. The style shoot dream team included these fabulous vendors:

  • RSVP Events for the planning and design
  • Abigail Bridges Photography
  • The Cordelle venue
  • Mitchell White florals
  • The Dress Theory - wedding dress boutique
  • Eden by Claire Pettibone - wedding dress designer
  • The Finery Salon and Day Spa
  • FACES makeup artist
  • City Boy Tuxedos and Suites
  • My Lettered Affair
  • Tono & Co 
  • Nashville Sweets
  • Southern Events

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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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."