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)  

 

Don and Keshia

Congratulations to Don and Keshia!

“We got engaged on August 31, 2019 (her birthday) after a day filled of doing our favorite Middle Tennessee activities. She was shocked and had absolutely no idea. She absolutely loves the ring and thinks it is the most beautiful ring she has ever laid eyes on (I agree!). The first photo of us, is about 3 minutes before I “popped the question” and prior to the tears of joy. The second is a candid photo we took at the Preds game. We were sitting there, first game of the year, and we both just looked down at her hand and started talking about the ring, wedding planning, etc. All that to say, thank you so much for playing a massive part in our life. We could not be more thankful.”

Their love and happiness shines through them both - we consider ourselves lucky to witness it and be a part of their journey!

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Logan and Kitty

Congratulations to Logan and Kitty! We have so enjoyed getting to know this beautiful couple! They chose a gorgeous, timeless solitaire diamond ring to celebrate their future together. We are thrilled for you both and wish you much happiness and love!

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Cole and Rachel

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Congratulations to Cole and Rachel! We are beyond lucky to work with such fabulous people and are always honored to be a part of their love story! Read their sweet proposal below as told by Rachel:

“We are so thankful that you got to be a part of our engagement.  We couldn’t be happier.  I adore my ring and I’m so happy we got it from you.  Best day ever woohoo!!

Cole proposed by the lake at Centennial Park. It was gorgeous.  As we walked through the park he reminded me of the first time he saw me.  I was going with his younger sister (one of my friends) to an art event at the park and her parents were in town so they joined and they ended up seeing if Cole wanted to tag along.  At the end of the day his mom said if he didn’t ask me out it would be one of his biggest mistakes. A month or so later on our third date we came back to the park and watched a movie on the lawn. Leading up to the proposal, we approached the lake where he pulled me to the side and proposed.  We were immediately joined by our families to celebrate.”

Photography by Chloe Wen.

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Colm and Caitriona

Congratulations to Colm and Caitriona! Colm inherited a beautiful diamond ring from his family to give to his girlfriend, Caitriona. He came to Walton’s to have us do a couple repairs and to size the ring to fit her just right! You must take a moment to read their engagement story as told by Colm:

“She said yes and I feel so blessed right now, truly blessed. 

I flew home for our first Valentines together and also a plan to propose but as life would have it we both took the same gastro stomach bug which has apparently been going around...it was nasty... we spent Valentines taking turns running to the bathroom where it seems our bodies were intent on ridding themselves of all bodily fluids from every which direction possible (not pretty) but we both laughed that night and looked at each other saying “no one I’d rather be this sick with”, “plus doesn’t get any worse or less pretty than this” lol... I actually think it’s a cool funny first Valentines story now. 

My plans dashed to propose on St Valentines Day I now surrendered it to God unsure of how to ask in a way that felt fitting of us both that felt beautiful, authentic and intimate. Today in my hometown of Omagh we went for a drive into the country side and I took Caitriona to visit the old ‘Mass Rock’ in the mountains by where I grew up. Nobody knows this but it’s a private place I would often go on my own to pray. Back in penal times of Ireland’s history people would have to celebrate Mass at these sacred hidden locations here they would celebrate the sacraments at risk of being caught and killed for their faith, I’ve always felt a pride and spiritual connection up there thinking of ancestors past and their dedication to the faith risking their very lives to worship God and participate in the sacraments including marriage. Standing there with Caitriona and explaining its history I became overwhelmed with love and there at the foot of the massive life size wooden crucifix I got down on one knee and asked Caitriona to marry me surrounded by the beautiful Irish mountains and quite a few sheep lol.. no seriously they where everywhere watching on! 

It was so beautiful and we both laughed and we both cried tears of joy and thanksgiving... she said yes!

The Holy Spirit guided me and answered my prayer and it was perfect, a memory we’ll never forget. She said yes and I feel so blessed.”

We are incredibly happy for you both and are honored to be a part of your love story!

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Matt and Kellie

Congratulations to Matt and Kellie! The two tied the knot this December in a gorgeous winter wonderland theme (despite our Nashville weather being a tad warmer 😘).

Kellie, one of Melba Walton’s granddaughters, had many personal touches to her stunning bridal look, including the aquamarine ring Maw Maw had given her for her 16th birthday.

We are thrilled for these two and are so happy to have Matt as an official part of the Walton family!

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Max and Molly

We’re swooning over this romantic, picturesque proposal with the New York skyline as the most perfect backdrop! 💍🏙 Congratulations to Max and Molly!! We are thrilled for you both and honored to be a part of your love story! 💕

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Steve and Sarah

Talk about the perfect setting for a wedding!

We were so excited to help Steve and Sarah choose Sarah's engagement and wedding rings. But, even more excited to see these pictures of their big day pop up in our inbox!

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Munn! Thanks for making Walton's a part of your big day 🏔️💍❤️

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Chad and Courtney

The Fall wedding season is upon us and we have everything you need for the perfect wedding day gift. Isn’t this diamond cross pendant just the sweetest? It also doesn’t hurt that this stunning bride is an absolute vision in white. ♥️👰🏼🤵🏼 Congratulations to Chad and Courtney!

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Aaron and Betsy

Another sweet proposal story for an even sweeter couple:

"I was on a hike at Cummins Falls with a photographer for a "portfolio shoot project" and Aaron surprised me by showing up & proposing!! The falls are a special place because it's where we had our first date 😊I was completely shocked. The ring is PERFECT & everything I've ever dreamed about. Simple. Classic. Unique. I can't stop looking at it & the compliments have been endless!"

Congratulations Aaron and Betsy!!!

📷@thezachward

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Noah and Elizabeth

Last week we had the pleasure of helping Elizabeth and Noah, who are new to town (straight from the Big 🍎) , celebrate the two year anniversary of their meeting by picking out an engagement ring! Such a neat way to commemorate a very important date in their lives! Thanks for giving Walton's the opportunity to be a part of your story!

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Calvin and Linda

Are you ready for a love story to top all love stories? Meet Calvin and Linda- high school sweethearts who met 64 years ago. After high school, life took them in separate directions. Each went on to live in different states, marry other people, have children, and completely lose contact with one another. Through an illness the two reconnected and after the death of their spouses Calvin and Linda were left wondering if there could still be a spark there between the two of them. Turns out there was! And this week we had the absolute pleasure of helping them find the perfect engagement and wedding rings to symbolize their love for one another! Linda chose a stunning Art Deco marquise cut diamond and matching band set. Our hearts are bursting with joy for this happy couple and we wish many wonderful years full of love for Calvin and Linda!

It is truly our honor at Walton's when our customers give us a peek into their lives and allow us to celebrate life's big moments with them. Thanks for letting us be a part of your stories.

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Matt and Kellie

We are head over heels for these engagement photos, and for the sweet couple in them!! Kellie is one of Melba Walton’s grand daughters. We know that she would love these beautiful photos just as much as we do! Congratulations Matt and Kellie! ❤️❤️❤️

📷 Jon Reindl Photography

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Andrew and Charlotte

Congratulations to Andrew and Charlotte! We have loved getting to know these two and are honored to be a part of their love story! Read their sweet proposal as told by Charlotte 💍💕:

“Andrew’s proposal was awesome! And it was a complete surprise.

I was pretty sure he was going to propose, but didn’t know how or when. In fact, I had gotten a little frustrated with him that morning because I didn’t feel like we were “progressing”. All the time, Andrew was smiling inside because he had been working on his plan for a while and knew it was unfolding in a few hours.

He coordinated getting about 25 friends and family from West Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama to be there with us. I went to see Grease at The Factory with a friend of mine. Her husband and Andrew met our family and friends at Mafiaozas and got everything set up. He had some video cameras set up and had people lined up to take pictures.

After the show we walked over from The Factory as everyone was hiding on the deck.

He stopped me on the sidewalk and told me how much he loved me and how he didn’t want to spend another day without me. He then dropped to his knee and pulled out the ring and asked if I would marry him! I shrieked with excitement and of course said, “YES!”

His brother had hid behind a tree with a video camera and captured my expression and response.

I was completely shocked when he asked. Then right after we kissed, all of our friends and family cheered loudly from the deck – which was also complete surprise.

The ring is incredible and exactly what I wanted. Julie was great to work with and so helpful. Mafiaozas was awesome. We spent a couple of hours there celebrating and eating on their outside deck.

I’ve never been married before and Andrew’s proposal was beyond my wildest dreams. I can’t wait to be his wife and have him as my husband.”

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James and Blair

Congratulations to James and Blair! ❤️💍

“We have been together for 7 years. Being with someone that long, I never thought he would be able to surprise me with a proposal since we’ve talked about getting married for years. I always knew I’d see it coming 😉 but he completely surprised me in Iceland. He proposed at Skogafoss waterfall and it was really sweet & romantic. I am so in love with my ring and the history behind it!”

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Eric, Anna and John Owen

We're truly touched to be a part of all of life's special moments, especially the big moments that come in small, sweet, little bundles! Congratulations to Eric and Anna and welcome baby John Owen! Eric gave Anna this deliciously fabulous green tourmaline ring to welcome their precious "gem" into the world! 

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Bryan and Jillian

Paris is always a good idea... especially when it comes to a romantic, picturesque proposal! Congratulations to Bryan and Jillian! We are honored to be a part of your love story! 

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Jesse and Hilary

Tinder success story?! We've got one right here and it will make you a believer! We loved working with Jesse to find the perfect ring for Hilary, and couldn't be more excited for these two! Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your love story! 

"Jesse and Hilary met on Tinder three years ago (yes, #tindersuccessstory) For their first date, Jesse took Hilary out to dinner at @eatatchauhan, an awesome Indian fusion restaurant. This was probably the first time Jesse had ever eaten Indian food, though Hilary thought Jesse was so cultured in picking this restaurant. After 3 awesome years, Jesse knew that this was the woman he wanted to spend his life with. He took Hilary back to @eatatchauhan for a “birthday dinner”, where they sat at the same table as their first date (Hilary didn’t even notice...) They then went back to their apartment building where their friends had set up a romantic setting on the building’s roof, with candles and twinkly lights and the Nashville skyline in the distance. Hilary was convinced someone else was doing something up there and tried to get Jesse to leave, but he managed to lead her out and then got down on one knee. It was the easiest question Hilary had even been asked. Thank you @waltonsjewelry for such a STUNNING ring 💕💍"

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Patrick and Alyson

You must take a moment to read Patrick and Alyson's engagement story! In Patrick's words, "the night was far more ridiculous and hilarious than I can put into words, but it was fitting for her and I!" Congratulations, you two! We love your proposal and are honored you chose us to be a part of your love story! 

"I convinced Alyson to go ice skating with me on the eve of our anniversary, like we did for our first date. I said, “let’s make it a tradition,” she loved the idea of repeating something so special. That’s when I hatched the plan to propose.

When our anniversary date finally came, at the end of a long week, we were both tired, and she could sense some sort of tension from me. After two failed restaurant attempts, being asked if we could just go back to my apartment and relax, to which I replied with a stern NO, followed by her telling me “you’re stressing me out,” we finally made it to the ice rink.

After a few minutes of skating I began to tell her all of the ways I love her and how much she means to me. When she noticed a small tear in my eye she asked if I was “alright?” To which I replied, “Yes! But I have something I want to ask you.” It was in this moment she realized what was happening and she began to beam and blush in the most amazing way. Gripping my jacket she asked, “Are you seriously going to do this here?!” Meaning in front of so many people, to which I replied, “of course!” And to the screams and awes of teenage girls, mostly, I asked the woman of my dreams to marry me!"

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Matt and Kellie

Congratulations to Matt and Kellie! The two met during their time at Mississippi State, and bonded over their passion for hockey; Matt was the captain of Mississippi State's hockey team, and Kellie was the general manager! Matt proposed by setting up a romantic scene in his backyard, complete with handmade mason jar candle holders, flowers, champagne and a sign that read "Will you marry me? Check Yes or No". Kellie, of course, checked yes! We are thrilled for the happy couple, and we know that Melba "Maw-Maw" Walton is, too! (Kellie is one of Melba, our founder's, granddaughters ❤️) We wish you both a lifetime of happiness together! Your photo is officially on the Wall of Love! 😘

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