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)  

 


STORE INFORMATION AND SERVICES

showroom hours

MONDAY:  CLOSED

TUESDAY:  10:00 - 5:00

WEDNESDAY:  10:00 - 5:00

THURSDAY:  10:00 - 5:00

FRIDAY:  10:00 - 5:00

SATURDAY: 10:00 - 5:00

SUNDAY:  CLOSED 

 Our store front

Our store front

VISITING OUR SHOWROOM

We look forward to seeing you on your visit to our showroom! Located on Main Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Franklin, there is much to see, do and eat! Our Downtown offers free parking throughout, to view the interactive map of free parking options, click HERE. 

Coming to our showroom and need to find a parking spot quickly?  Check the paid parking lot located diagonally behind our showroom as well as the lot behind Starbucks on our same block ($2 for an hour, not to exceed $10 for the entire day). We are happy to deduct/validate the amount you paid for parking from your purchase if you bring a picture of your parking slip! See the map below for directions to those two lots:

repairs

At Walton's, we offer not only beautiful pieces to purchase, we also specialize in jewelry repairs. Our experienced jewelers are able to repair and restore some of the most challenging pieces, using a state of the art laser welder.  The finest precision and art is practiced daily to maintain the beauty of your family heirlooms.

Here is a sampling of some of the repair services that we offer:

  • complimentary jewelry cleaning

  • ring sizing, prong repair, shank repair

  • chain soldering, clasp repair

  • earring repair, conversion to screw back posts, regular posts, or clip on backs

  • pearl restringing

  • stone setting

For helpful tips on preserving and maintaining your jewelry, click CARING FOR YOUR HEIRLOOM

 Resident Jeweler

Resident Jeweler

appraisals

Alongside our expert jewelers, we also have Mike Walton, a certified GIA Graduate Gemologist, and Julie Walton Garland, a certified GIA Graduate Gemologist, who can appraise your jewelry.  Whether you're looking to have your items insured or if you are seeking out their true value, we strive to give you all the information you desire. Our appraisals include:

  • Inspection and cleaning of each item

  • Gem identification

  • Grading analysis

  • A typed value assessment for insurances purposes, current retail value, estate value, or liquation value

  • A photograph for identification

 Mike Walton, Owner and certified GIA Graduate Gemologist

Mike Walton, Owner and certified GIA Graduate Gemologist

 Julie Walton Garland, Manager, Social Media Coordinator, certified GIA Graduate Gemologist

Julie Walton Garland, Manager, Social Media Coordinator, certified GIA Graduate Gemologist

purchasing Antique and Estate Jewelry, gold, platinum and sterling

Selling your personal jewelry, items you've inherited or settling an estate can be an overwhelming and emotional process.  At Walton's, we understand these difficult decisions and are here to guide you through the process. With over 40 years of experience, our GIA Graduate Gemologists and buyers handle your items with the utmost care.  We specialize in pre-1940's antique and estate jewelry, which is largely what we purchase for our inventory, however, we are happy to take a look at any jewelry items you may have.  For more information and/or to arrange a time to come by our showroom, please call us (615) 790-0244 or email us info@waltonsjewelry.com.   (*** Please call our showroom or email us prior to coming by with your pieces to ensure one of our gemologists and/or buyers will be present to assist you. ***)  

We also purchase gold and platinum, as well as sterling flatware, holloware, and servingware (we do not purchase sterling jewelry).  Our buyers give a clear and honest explanation of the process, allowing you to make the most informed decision concerning your pieces. 

in-store payment options

At Walton's, we understand that big purchases should not break the bank. We offer two long term payment options:  A three month in store layaway plan; one third down with three months to pay the remaining two thirds OR interest free financing for one year through Wells Fargo.  Our layaway and financing transactions must be done and completed in our showroom. 

All layaway sales are final.  Your final payment is due no more than 90 days after the first payment was made. If you cancel your layaway prior to the final payment, store credit will be issued for the amount for previous payments made. 

We accept all major credit cards and cash when making in-store purchases.

If payment is made with a personal or business check, the check must clear our account before you can take your purchase with you. If you are out of state, you will be responsible for covering the cost to ship the item to you once payment clears our accounts.  A state issued ID is required to make a payment with a check.  The address on the check must match the address on your state issued ID.  We do not accept checks from first time customers.  We do not accept cashiers checks, money orders or bank checks. 

Gift certificates are now available to purchase on our website! $50, $100, $250, $500 and $1,000 amounts can be purchased HERE.  Purchasing a Walton's Digital Gift Certificate creates a unique code. The gift certificate recipient can enter this code at checkout to subtract the gift certificate value from their order total. The digital gift certificate may ONLY be used by the recipient for online purchases.  If you'd like to purchase a gift certificate to be used in store, please call our showroom as we'd be happy to assist you over the phone with your purchase. Gift certificates are good for one year from purchase date. All gift certificate sales are final

in-store purchase policies

Returns are accepted within 30 days. Exchanges are accepted within 30 days on items of equal or higher value.  No cash refunds.  Items must be returned in their original condition with the original receipt.  Refunds will not be issued if item is returned after 30 days from purchase date. 

Online purchases 

For items being purchased sight unseen (purchased online or over the phone), we gladly accept returns or exchanges within 10 days from the time you receive your package. All jewelry must be returned in the condition it was received with the original receipt.  All sales are final after 10 days. After those 10 days, a refund will not be issued. 
For all of our online shopping policies, click  SHOPPING WITH US ONLINE.   

The Walton's team

 Miller Salmon, Office Manager, Repair Specialist, Sales Associate, GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, GIA Diamond Graduate  Originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, Miller has an extensive background in the jewelry industry as well as providing excellent customer service. She is a GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, GIA Graduate diamonds, and is working towards completing her GIA Graduate Gemology degree. When not working, studying or admiring jewelry, she enjoys baking and spending time with her husband, Richard.

Miller Salmon, Office Manager, Repair Specialist, Sales Associate, GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, GIA Diamond Graduate

Originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, Miller has an extensive background in the jewelry industry as well as providing excellent customer service. She is a GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, GIA Graduate diamonds, and is working towards completing her GIA Graduate Gemology degree. When not working, studying or admiring jewelry, she enjoys baking and spending time with her husband, Richard.

 Pam White, Sales Associate, GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional  Having lived in Franklin for 25 years, Pam is a joy to have on our Walton's team. She is an award winning artist, a passion she has pursued from a very young age, and she has since passed this passion on to her three children and six granddaughters. She has been happily married to her husband, Ted, for thirty-nine years.

Pam White, Sales Associate, GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional

Having lived in Franklin for 25 years, Pam is a joy to have on our Walton's team. She is an award winning artist, a passion she has pursued from a very young age, and she has since passed this passion on to her three children and six granddaughters. She has been happily married to her husband, Ted, for thirty-nine years.

 Meghan Johnson, Sales Associate, Assistant Social Media Coordinator, GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional  As a Nashville native Meghan has delighted in watching the community of Downtown Franklin flourish. Being a part of a pillar of Main Street, such as Walton's, has been an added bonus! When she is not working Meghan enjoys cooking, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying the outdoors with Brett, her husband of 5 years.

Meghan Johnson, Sales Associate, Assistant Social Media Coordinator, GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional

As a Nashville native Meghan has delighted in watching the community of Downtown Franklin flourish. Being a part of a pillar of Main Street, such as Walton's, has been an added bonus! When she is not working Meghan enjoys cooking, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying the outdoors with Brett, her husband of 5 years.

 Claire Ladd, Sales Associate, GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, GIA Graduate Diamonds  Claire is a Franklin native and has been a Walton’s customer since she was a teenager. It has always been a dream of hers to one day work at Walton’s, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on our team! She is a GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, GIA Graduate Diamonds and is continuing to work towards her Graduate Gemology degree. When not at Walton’s, she enjoys baking, knitting and spending time with her niece and nephews.

Claire Ladd, Sales Associate, GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, GIA Graduate Diamonds

Claire is a Franklin native and has been a Walton’s customer since she was a teenager. It has always been a dream of hers to one day work at Walton’s, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on our team! She is a GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional, GIA Graduate Diamonds and is continuing to work towards her Graduate Gemology degree. When not at Walton’s, she enjoys baking, knitting and spending time with her niece and nephews.

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 Our showroom

Our showroom

Our showroom

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