The Secret to Selecting the Right Jewelry Every Time
While jewelry is something we think about all year round in the Walton's showroom, this timely statistic has me wondering... If 1 our of every 5 women will be getting jewelry for Valentine's Day, how can you make sure your...
Inside History's Most Amazing Amethyst Mine
Though amethyst has been prized since the ancient days, its popularity soared during the Victorian era and into the early 20th century. It's been found in the tombs of Egypt, encrusted onto Greek chalices to (supposedly) ward off drunkenness, and...
Curious About Jewelry Restoration & Redesign?
Restore. Repair. Reimagine.Custom Jewelry After nearly 50 years serving Downtown Franklin and the greater Nashville area, we're known for our expertise in antique and estate jewelry. As you can imagine, we've acquired and sold thousands of one-of-a-kind pieces each with...
The Many Gorgeous Colors of Garnet
From ancient royalty to medieval clergy, garnets have been a favorite in jewelry since around the time jewelry was invented. And to this day, while most people recognize garnets in their brilliant cut form - after all, their name comes...
An Inside Look at Antique Lockets
As with so many creations in the world of jewelry, lockets are thought to have originated in ancient Egypt as amulets, talismans, and mementos. Lockets experienced a steady growth in popularity throughout Europe starting in the 1500s when they were...
Winter Blue Hues for December
Shimmering snowflakes and dark skies dotted with stars are just a few of the ways December likes to show her blues. With three brilliant choices, December birthstones represent some of the oldest, newest, and rarest gems in the world making...
Staff Picks: Colors of Autumn πŸ‚πŸ

These eye-catching bursts of bold color are perfect for the season for so many reasons.

Opals and the Good News About "Bad Luck" πŸ˜‰
Forget superstitions, the colorful opulence of opals can be enjoyed by everyone!
Centuries of Sparkle: Old Mine Cut vs. Old European Cut Diamonds
An in-depth look at two dazzling precursors to our modern-day round brilliant cut diamonds!
Journey Through Time with Etruscan Revival Jewelry πŸ’Ž

Unravel the mysteries of the ancient Etruscans with a dazzling look through the eyes of Victorian artisans.

The Rich Sophistication and Symbolism of Sapphires πŸ’™
A dazzling look at why sapphires have remained among the most popular gemstones for centuries!
The Dazzling History of the Cocktail Ring
The dinner ring (and later the cocktail ring) is a stunning symbol of women’s empowerment – right at your fingertips!
Is Authentic Art Deco Jewelry Disappearing?
From delicate design elements to military metal buying campaigns, there are many reasons to explain why antique art deco jewelry is so rare.
Queen Victoria's Royal Ruby Tiara
Prince Albert’s eye for design leads to another crowning achievement.
Jewelry Through the Generations
Like the authentic Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Deco jewelry in our beautifully lit cases, history is all about the brilliant details.
Your Summer Jewelry Care Guide
Keep your jewelry safe and sparkling all summer long with these tips from Walton’s!
Pretty in Pearls βšͺ✨
Take a deep dive and examine the immense popularity of pearls in Victorian era jewelry with the experts at Walton’s.
Staff Picks: Art Deco Engagement Rings πŸ’
Chic, modern, and classic, it’s easy to see why Art Deco jewelry has never gone out of style!
The perfect gift for your grad πŸŽ“βœ¨
There's much to celebrate for the class of 2022, with their bright futures ahead of them! Their journey to graduation was truly special, and many are choosing to mark this important milestone with jewelry. Signet Rings The bold design and...
Popular Victorian Jewelry Celebrating Mothers
Β  Dubbed β€œThe Grandmother of Europe”, Queen Victoria was known to have a complicated relationship with motherhood despite being greatly celebrated for her parental role to nine little royals.Β  Though Mother’s Day had yet to become a holiday, the late...
The elegance of Victorian era emeralds πŸ’š
Born in May of 1819, Queen Victoria has long been one of the most legendary collectors of emerald jewelry. As a royal, she wore the glittering green gem for much of her life – but her best-known pieces came from...

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