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! 



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! 💕


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 🏔️💍❤️


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!


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!!!



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!


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.


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


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.”


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!”


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! 


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! 


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 💕💍"


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!"


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! 😘


Jordan and Brittany

The history, sentiment and story behind an engagement ring is something that we always treasure.  Jordan inherited a gorgeous emerald cut diamond ring from his family, but wanted to make a few slight adjustments to make it perfect for his bride to be, Brittany.  We were able to assist Jordan and are thrilled to share that she said yes! Congratulations you two! A beautiful ring for a beautiful couple! 

"We spent the day driving around to spots that were special moments for us. Then, closer to sunset, we drove up to this beautiful spot in Land Between the Lakes that we both love. I got down on my knee, proposed, and she said yes! I want to express my gratitude again to the Walton's Team for restoring my great-grandmother's ring. It's absolutely perfect for my fiancée!"


Larry and Gwen

"I want to marry you so I can date you for the rest of your life." Those are the words Larry spoke to Gwen right before he got down on one knee.  It has been an honor being part of this beautiful love story.  We wish Larry and Gwen much happiness and many wonderful dates in their future together as husband and wife! 


Nathan and Kay

Congratulations to Nathan and Kay! The happy couple recently went on an Alaskan adventure, where Kay received the surprise of a lifetime! We wish you both much happiness in your future together and many, many more adventures to come!

"Much to my surprise, Nathan proposed on a trip we recently took to Alaska. We have dated eight years, so I was somewhat anticipating an engagement. He is such a planner and farm boy that I was sure he would propose on his farm. I was in complete shock when he dropped to one knee spontaneously on vacation. I booked our reservations at Tonglen Lake Lodge which is located right outside of Denali National Park. We arrived at sunset to a beautiful lodge that sits on Tonglen Lake surrounded by towering snow-capped mountains of the Alaska Range. Nathan walked to the end of the dock, and I snapped a few pictures with the breathtaking view behind him. He then walked toward me, dropping to one knee, asking me to be his wife. When he opened his hand, I saw the most beautiful Art Deco Old European cut diamond antique ring."