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)  

 

Filtering by Tag: Love Story

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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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! 

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John and Erin

Congratulations to John and Erin! John proposed with a gorgeous ring he inherited from his family, adding a sentimental touch to their sweet beginning.  Before he popped the question, we were able to assist John in sizing the ring to fit Erin perfectly, as well as provide an appraisal for this beautiful piece.  We wish you two much happiness in your future as Mr. and Mrs.!

George and Stacey

A perfect New Year's Eve proposal! Congratulations to George and Stacey! 2017 is off to a lovely start!

"Back in October, I could tell Stacey was ready to take the next step. After some research, I visited Walton's to select a ring. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in French linguistics and I didn't want to interfere with her studies, so I decided to propose on New Years Eve. It was tough keeping it a secret! We went to Cheekwood to take in the holiday lights. Despite the rain, it was a very romantic evening. I had my friend, Rebecca Grimmer, follow us to take some candid pictures and I proposed in the art gallery. We went back outside for some more pictures and then went to dinner. I'm very thankful for Walton's and the ring; it is perfect for Stacey and despite being an antique, it's as if it was made specifically for her!" 

Mitchell and Candice

Congratulations to Mitchell and Candice! We first met the couple when they came to Walton's together looking for an engagement ring. They found the perfect one and before we knew it, Mitchell was down on one knee proposing to Candice in our showroom! It was such a magical moment, that has since been followed by a stunning wedding day! We feel so humbled and blessed to have such wonderful people share their love stories with us. We wish you two a lifetime of love and happiness!

Ty and Anna

You may recognize these two love birds from their engagement pictures we posted a while back... Now, it's official! Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Smith! The pair looked stunning on their big day! (We are just a little obsessed with that veil!!!) Anna and her family have been long time Walton's friends and supporters.  The last photo brought us to tears as it shows the generations of the George Family and their Walton's rings! We are humbled by the love you all have shown us.  We are honored to be a part of all of your love stories! 

Patrick and Julie

We are very excited to share pictures of our own Julie Walton's wedding day! Julie looked stunning with several pieces from Walton's, but most special was her engagement ring that belonged to Melba Walton. Melba was not only the founder of Walton's, but a loving mother, grandmother and anchor of the Walton family.
Julie's ring is all original from the 1920s, featuring Old European cut diamonds set in platinum.
Photography credit: Ariel Renae Photography

Will and Meghan

Congratulations to Will and Meghan! She has shared her beautiful photos with us, from engagement to wedding day! Her stunning Art Deco engagement ring, bracelet and earrings are all from Walton's, pieces that she will treasure for years to come! We'd like to wish them a very happy first anniversary (July 19th!) and many, many more happy anniversaries together!

Jonathan and Amanda

Congratulations to Amanda and Jonathan! Jonathan surprised Amanda with a beautiful beach proposal and we couldn't be more excited for them! Amanda wrote these sweet words about Walton's. This is what it means to us to be in this business, we are truly touched!

"Ever since Jonathan and I started talking about marriage, Walton's has always been a part of the conversation. I couldn't imagine having my engagement ring from anywhere else. My dad has been best friends with Michael Walton his entire life and we have always considered him and his family our family. My step-mother and my sister-in-law both have rings from Walton's and now I do. I can't wait to put our picture on the wall! Thank you Mike, Julie Walton and the rest of the staff at Walton's!"

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!

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