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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SOLD - Lovely Edwardian era, platinum topped gold, Old Mine cut diamond cluster ring surrounded by a halo of rubies (0.20 carats total weight in diamonds).

SOLD - Beautiful Art Deco Old Mine cut diamond, platinum and white gold necklace with 0.22 carats total weight in diamonds.

SOLD - Unique and beautiful 18K yellow gold, enamel and pearl ring circa 1832.  This style of jewelry is referred to as "Memento Mori", a Latin phrase meaning "be mindful of death". Mourning rings were often presented to friends and family of the deceased and were often inscribed with the name, age, birth and death dates of the lost loved one. This ring is engraved on the inside, "Mr. Joseph Slack Jun, died 30 July, 1832 Aged 19." (See image below)

SOLD - Timeless Art Deco 2.11 carat Old European cut diamond set in an eight prong platinum mounting.

SOLD - Side view: Timeless Art Deco 2.11 carat Old European cut diamond set in an eight prong platinum mounting.

SOLD - Circa 1927 white gold, 15 jewel Elgin wristwatch with beautiful engraving detail around the face.

The watch is pictured on an image taken by Nashville photographer, Timothy Ditzler, of Jack Walton, husband to Melba Walton who started Walton's Jewelry 41 years ago! We stumbled upon the photo of Mr. Walton on Instagram and Timothy was so kind to bring us a framed copy! (Fun fact, Mr. Walton was born the same year that his watch was made!)

SOLD - Gorgeous 1.51 carat round brilliant cut diamond set in a beautiful diamond and platinum mounting.

Awe-inspiring Edwardian Era Old European cut diamond and ruby ring set in platinum topped gold with lovely rose cut diamond detail on either side. (1.50 carats total weight in Old European cut diamonds down the center.)