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! 



Brandon and Jocelyn

Congratulations to Brandon and Jocelyn! We couldn't resist sharing their entire story (as told by Jocelyn), one that is sure to make you smile! (We may have gotten a little teary eyed, too!) Read about their perfect engagement below!

"October marked our 2 year dating anniversary, and even though we had started talking about getting married, I had no idea what kind of ring I would want. *Honestly, the man could have tied a piece of clover on my hand, and I would have said yes, but SHHHHH! I followed Walton's on Instagram (who doesn't???), and when I saw post of the Art Deco ring attached, I don't think I breathed for several minutes… it was the most beautiful combination of metal and stone I had ever seen! Can a ring speak to you? Because this one was screaming my name… And the sapphires just sealed the deal because I am obsessed, OBSESSED with the color blue! I showed it to Brandon saying that "IF" I were to get a ring "IF" he were ever to consider proposing that THIS was what I liked… or something like it, because I just knew it wouldn't last long, and I didn't expect him to go track down another 1920's masterpiece if it didn't. He smiled and said he would keep it in mind, and that's really where we left it…

For my birthday in January he gave me a gorgeous old watch chain necklace from Walton's. While I was "ooooing" and "ahhhing" over that, he casually mentioned that he had looked for the ring with the blue that I liked, and it had already been sold. My heart sank a little just knowing that it now belonged to someone else, whoever that luck dog might be… and for the months following I still broke out my phone to stare at and show friends the Instagram picture of "the ring that got away." But I had KNOWN it wouldn't last, and so I resolved to move on and be happy for whoever that ring got to live with next.

March 29th was a beautiful, sunny day, so when Brandon casually asked if I wanted to take our two horses to Percy Warner Park for a trail ride, I thought nothing special of it. We love to trail ride together as often as possible, so we loaded up and set off cheerfully… until Brandon refused to stop for coffee for me and I then pouted the rest of the way to the park… I shaped up as we were tacking up, THANK GOODNESS! 
Anyway, to wrap it up, we actually didn't get to do much of a ride, because as we got up to the field by the steeplechase boxes, Brandon hopped off of his horse, handed me the reins, and busted out a box that held THE RING! MY RING! AND THEN I said YES! And I cried! Our photographer friend, Dustin Plumber, popped out of the woods and started snapping away! The horses somehow didn't freak out and RUN away! The whole event was blessed. From there we went back to my grandparent's house in Brentwood to celebrate with family and friends.

Philip and Laura Beth

Congratulations to Philip and Laura Beth! Philip Peters and Laura Beth Stubblefield are living out a love story with miraculous twists and turns throughout the last 9 years. Their friendship turned romantic less than 9 months ago and Philip's journey in dating Laura Beth includes a supernatural appearance of an empty ring box that appeared in his luggage after a return flight from Haiti!! Here's the ring he filled the empty box with, a 1920's stunner from Walton's!

We wish you both a life of many happy and loving adventures together as husband and wife!

Guy and Ashlyn

Congratulations to Guy and Ashlyn! In Ashlyn's own words:

"I said yes! Thanks to y'all, my fiancé and I found my dream engagement ring back in early October and a couple weeks back he popped the question while we were walking through the gardens at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville! I couldn't be more thrilled to be marrying my best friend and to have a beautiful ring to show off! Thank you for making my ring and my engagement one of a kind!" 

We wish you both much love and happiness in your future together! 

Jack and Chloe

Congratulations to Jack and Chloe! They welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Harper, into the world on Thursday September 11th.  Jack surprised Chloe with a pair of beautiful sapphire and diamond earrings from Walton's to celebrate Harper's arrival!  We wish the three of you much happiness as you welcome your new little bundle of joy into the family!    

Jack, Chloe and Harper

Tim and Dolly

Congratulations to Tim and Dolly (and their son, Finn, too!)! Dolly first saw her gorgeous Art Deco diamond ring on our Walton's Facebook Page.  Ever since, she has become not only a wonderful customer but a great friend.  Tim and Finn also purchased their bands from us, Tim's a classic band and Finn's a sterling band that he was presented with from both Tim and Dolly after they had exchanged their vows.  We wish the three of them much happiness together! 

Dolly's stunning Art Deco diamond ring paired with two heirloom diamond bands. 

Tim and Dolly presenting Finn with his sterling band. 

Dolly's diamond earrings from Walton's that she wore on her wedding day.  

Brian and Amy

Congratulations to Brian and Amy! They have been Walton's customers since the beginning, Brian first proposing to Amy with a beautiful Walton's diamond ring, and later pairing it with a classic wedding band (and one for Brian, too!).  The lovely couple stopped by the store to share with us some exciting news.... they are expecting a baby in February! We are thrilled to be a part of their story and cannot wait to meet their little addition!   

Jon and Vivian

Congratulations to Jon and Vivian! Jon proposed to Vivian with a stunning all original Art Deco diamond ring (from Walton's of course!) in Vivian's parent's backyard garden.  Jon was super nervous leading up to the proposal, which made Vivian think something was wrong.  So when he asked her if she wanted to go outside and talk, she thought they were going to have a serious talk.  It turned out to be the best "talk" ever! Thank you both for sharing your story! We wish you much love and happiness in your future together!