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)  

 

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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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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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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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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."

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Anniversary Couple

Happy Anniversary to this beautiful Walton's couple! 

"My husband pulled a huge anniversary surprise last year. I saw this ring when you posted it to social media and fell in love. Couldn't help but tease my hubs that it would make a great 5 year anniversary present. I actually even made him stop with me to look at it (100% because it was beautiful and I just wanted to see it, not with any expectation that he'd ever get it) and someone had already put it on hold! Anyway, fast forward a month and, while we were at dinner with my dad (who was battling late stage lung cancer and who passed away a few months later) in Barcelona, hubs pulls out a Walton's ring box. I was floored. Flabbergasted. Speechless. (Well, I think I swore a little bit that doesn't count!) So here's a picture from Barcelona after that wonderful surprise. Thanks to your team (for being sneaky because the person who has the ring on hold when we went to look at it was... my husband) and endless love for my husband (who conspired with my dad about this whole thing)."

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Larry and Nicole

Congratulations to Larry and Nicole! The lovely couple were married this past year at a stunning venue in Chicago. We can't decide which we love more; her dress, the venue, the color palate or her fabulous Old European cut diamond engagement ring (we may be a bit bias towards her ring 😘)! We wish you two a lifetime of happiness together and are honored to be a part of your love story! 💕

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Randy and Jamison

Congratulations to Randy and Jamison! It's wonderful people, like these two, that make what we do so much fun! Thank you both for the kind words and for sharing your gorgeous engagement photos with us! We can't wait to see wedding photos come September! 

"I have always known that I would get my ring from Walton's. My mom looked there for her ring and still to this day talks about the most beautiful diamond she found there and my Mom's sister married a Walton. When I met Randy, I realized that his best friends were Jack and Chloe Walton. When it came time for us to get engaged, we only looked one place. We were both awkward and nervous, but everyone made us feel at ease. We only looked once together and the rest was left in Randy's hands with the help of the amazing staff at Walton's. When he proposed, my ring was everything that I had ever wanted and more. We can't wait to get married in September."

Photography by: John Bamber Photography

Bradley and Jennifer

Congratulations to Bradley and Jennifer! The lovely pair were recently married in beautiful Colorado, read their engagement story as told by Bradley below:

"We lived in Nashville for only a year. Jenn's job had brought us there, as well as other places across the county. She was getting a job promotion and moving us to Montana. While she was in Texas for training, her mother was in Nashville helping us pack. While her mother and I were out walking the dog, I asked her if she would like to pick out an engagement ring for Jenn. She was so happy that I was going to ask her to marry me. We went to a few stores, but really didn't know what I wanted. She is a one of a kind girl and I didn't want a massed produced ring. I came across Walton's online and decide to take a look. We headed there on a day you were closed, I think it was a Monday. Through the window, we knew we wanted to come back. Came back the next day and within 10 minutes we were walking out with the ring. I proposed on the road trip from Nashville to Montana at our family's cabin. I first threw her a ring pop and said I bought her a ring. After she laughed at me I got down on a knee with the Walton's ring. She never said yes. She said, "Of course". We got married in October in Colorado. It has been a great start to a great marriage. She get compliments on the ring nonstop. Thank you Walton's."

We wish you both much happiness together and look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Nashville! 

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