The History Behind a Diamond Ring

You never know what you'll find when doing a little spring cleaning! An article from The Tennessean circa 1983 with quotes from Mike Walton and an image of Melba Walton modeling some of her favorite pieces. In the picture, Melba is wearing the same diamond ring that is now Julie Walton Garland's wedding ring! Shortly before this article, Melba's entire store inventory was stolen; hundreds of thousands of dollars of stunning antique jewelry. Two years later, she was contacted by the FBI when all of the pieces were discovered at a jewelry store in Phoenix. All the pieces were recovered, including this ring! Oh, the stories to be told!