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! 



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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! 


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! 

Emily and Erich

The happy Mr. and Mrs.! 

Congratulations to Erich and Emily! Their beautiful ceremony and reception were held this past weekend in Boulder, Colorado amongst friends and family.  Emily paired her engagement ring, an heirloom from Erich's family, with a lovely diamond and yellow gold band from Walton's!  We wish them much love and happiness as Mr. and Mrs.! 

Emily's diamond and yellow gold Walton's band. 

Emily's diamond and yellow gold Walton's band. 

Crispin and John

Longtime customer and friend, Crispin Menefee, recently wed John Menefee, a wedding in which Walton's played an interesting role;  Our very own Mike Walton helped to restore her family heirloom tiara that Crispin wore on her wedding day!  

"The bride’s veil was made by the well-known French DesignerJean Dessés in the 1950’s.  Due to the size and the intricacy of the Spanish Rosepoint lace, the mantilla would have taken anywhere from 3 to 5 years to hand make.  It was hand delivered from France to the bride’s maternal grandparents Dorothy and Ernest Watkins in 1958 by their friend Charles Montegue.  The bride’s mother Dorothy Watkins Davis, for her wedding to Francis Patrick Davis in 1966, wore the mantilla with its peineta (mantilla comb), which was its original Dessés design.  Frank and Dorothy celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary this past September.  In 1992 for their daughter Legare’s wedding to Hank Vest, Grace’s of Nashville removed the peineta leaving the mantilla to be worn with only the Dessés tiara.  The veil was next worn by the Davis’s daughter Melanie at her wedding to John Van, in 2001 at Bear & Fox Farm.  In September 2013, when the veil was brought out one more time in preparation for Crispin and John’s wedding, the yellowing of the fine fabric showed that time was taking its toll.  We deeply thank Mrs. Erin Vaughan of Spring Hill, Tennessee for her work on this veil.  Using her passion and knowledge of antique lace restoration, she spent a full week gently cleaning the mantilla by hand, section by section, using a gentle solution which has safely returned the veil to its original color. We also thank our dear friend Federica Grimaldi for introducing us to Mrs. Vaughan. To complete the team of individuals who worked together to bring the veil and its tiara back to life, we extend our sincerest gratitude to Mike Walton at Walton's Antique and Estate Jewelry for his personal help in cleaning and repairing the antique Dessés tiara."

Mr. and Mrs. John Menefee.