Jewelry for the joy of it! 100% to rescue animals

Athens, Texas · 6661 Sales


Jewelry for the joy of it! 100% to rescue animals

Athens, Texas 6661 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

ApacheMoon is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I will be reopening the shop soon. Internet service out.

Thank you for looking in. I will be back as soon as possible.

I am not going to be able to check messages much either.

Nita & Verge

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 18, 2018

I will be reopening the shop soon. Internet service out.

Thank you for looking in. I will be back as soon as possible.

I am not going to be able to check messages much either.

Nita & Verge

Verge 'n Nita

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Verge 'n Nita


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

sswish1 on May 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This was a gift for a workmate. She has the nickname of BB and I have been getting her little Bee's for a while now. This was her Birthday Bee! She loved it! Shipped quickly and in the cutest little box! I didn't even wrap it! Thanks!

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson on May 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect customized order and I wanted it in time for Mother’s day which was SUPER tight timing and it arrived on time, was beautiful, and I love it. Thanks again!!

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 18, 2018
Thank you for stopping in!

We love our work and I love custom orders.

Most of what we do is silver or gold jewelry. It is a process. We are always learning more about the work. Verge is learning new things about his engraving.. Nita is always trying to improve her metalsmithing skills.
See our profile for more personal info on us.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
I do love custom work. It is frequently more interesting and more fun that standard pieces. I enjoy working to help you realize something dreamed up and stored in your head! It is rewarding. I just don't want it back later. :)
(✰✰✰EXCEPTION - If I have sent the wrong item, or made it wrong, I will definitely accept return of that and will correct it or refund fully on that!✰✰✰)

Please do not return custom made items. Once we have designed a piece and made it to your specifications, and in your size, we will not want it back. Since we are not a big retail store, we can't just put it on a shelf and hope someone else will like it and buy it. (and those stores do not usually even make custom jewelry.)

We will always stand behind our work. If you want to return something (that is not custom made or made in your specific size) from our shop FOR ANY REASON... please do. Returns should be made immediately (as opposed to after you have worn it for a week or so). Just contact us to let us know and be sure we will refund or exchange before you send it. you will be responsible for shipping and possibly the fees we paid to sell it and there will be an additional 15% to 30% restock fee.

Please do not keep it for a while and then return it. It should be in new condition and returned within a week of it's receipt.

CANCELLATIONS: We have quite a lot of paper work and bookkeeping involved in a cancellation that looks so simple! Actually Etsy does not let me cancel a transaction unless the entire amount has been refunded. It costs us the listing fees to put the items back out there and it costs us the labor and some of the fees we pay to sell the items in the first place are not refunded to us upon cancellations. As a result of all of this, we have begun to charge 15% plus the relisting fees on immediate cancellations too.

If an item needs repair, we will probably do it at no charge for the first dozen years or so.

I am usually happy to resize your ring UP to a LARGER size. Maybe 1/2 size or even a full size once in a while on certain rings. Please contact about your specific ring. Some can't really be successfully sized up, but almost all can be. That is almost always free of charge.
Often, it is difficult to impossible for me to size one Down to a smaller size.
I know lots of people order them as gifts with the intention of sending them back to be resized later. That is okay with me, actually! Just please do bear this Larger vs Smaller thing in mind when you order the size.

There is seldom a charge for sizing one up 1/4 to 1/2 size the first time.
There will probably be a charge of at least $15 to cut one down. (this can vary significantly) Please do contact us because some cannot be cut down.

* Please be sure to put the item into a safe, sturdy box before packing,
* put the box into a bubble envelope or wrap well in bubble wrap
* include a note telling me who you are (both name and username) and why you have sent the item to us (even if you have emailed about it. It will help when another person receives the mail.) ***✰ the NOTE is NOT optional.✰***
* Please mail it as a package with full postage paid and I recommend TRACKING on the package. Tracking is just delivery confirmation on First Class US mail.
* Please DO NOT send COD or with postage due. (we would have to drive 40 miles to pick up a package with postage due. i just let them go back to sender now.)
If this is a return, Please mail it back within 3 to 5 working days of receipt of the piece.

✰✰✰ We are not responsible for items lost or damaged in the mail. ✰✰✰
Tracking and insurance are good ideas.
Pay any way you like. We appreciate your business.
Cool new feature of Etsy! You can click the SHIPPING tab in the listing and go down to select the method of shipping you would like, and add the item to your cart with that shipping. ✯✯NO! ✯✯ That is no longer true! As of 11 September, you will not be able to select an upgrade until you reach the checkout page. I am not sure exactly how it will look. If you have problems with this, please email to let me know and I will try to make an upgrade for you in a special listing of it's own.
More on this when I know more!

We do encourage insurance!
If you would like to buy insurance on your package, here is a link. Purchase as many as you like. Each one is $100 of insurance on your package up to the amount of purchase.

Please, ★★★ PLEASE ★★★ check to be sure your mailing address is right in PayPal and in Etsy. If I forget to reconcile them, email you, and change them, you will not get your package and we will both be beside ourselves! - balked - cramped - crimped - defeated - discouraged - crabby -disheartened - embittered - fouled up - hung up - resentful - stonewalled - foiled -stymied - through the mill - discontented - ungratified - unsated - irked - unslaked - driven up the wall - inconsolable - miserable - cranky - ape - bananas - frustrated - disappointed - thwarted...
So let's not do that.
It is very important that we have a valid address on you. Please check the Etsy address for accuracy and if you pay via PayPal, Please, PLEASE make sure they match. *** I will ship to one of those addresses in default. Most likely will be Etsy address!
★★ If you do fail to correct the address before you purchase, I will ask that you purchase a CHANGE OF ADDRESS listing. It is in my shop section Upgrades and Misc. Here is a link:
It will cost about $1 because I can't make one that is acceptable to Etsy payments for less.

We will probably send your purchase any way you like. If USPS First Class Mail Parcel/Package is not what you want, we are happy to ship Priority or Express, just let me know before purchase if you think of it. If not, I can make a separate listing to upgrade the shipping after purchase.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: I am delighted to ship internationally!
Some things to note are:
1.) It may take an extra day or so for me to get to town to post the package.

2.) We do not know the tax or postal laws for your country. You may need to pay taxes on your purchase once it gets to you. You may have postal depot fees - especially in the UK now. Please check to see what those fees and taxes are before you order.

3.) We will not be responsible for any taxes or fees imposed upon your package by your country or your country's Customs office, Postal Depot, or Tax Department or any other that I don't even know enough about to get into this list.

We are not responsible for uninsured packages lost in the mail unless we have not addressed it as you have shown it in Etsy.
I do usually put delivery confirmation on US packages (except letters) so we can tell where they are, but seldom insurance, unless you have purchased insurance.

We are in the country and our post office is a 20 mile trip from us. (40 round trip) We don't like to go everyday. International packages must be taken to the post office.
Our post office closes it's doors around midday on Friday and reopens on Monday. This means your package will not leave my town from Friday to Monday.

I truly do all I can to make this transparent to my customers and I hope it does not inconvenience any one of you!

We try to ship within a couple of weeks from the time an item is purchased.
If it is an item that has to be made, (most of ours are), I will email to let you know how long we expect that to take. Most things are made, packed and mailed in 5 to 10 business days. Exceptions occur, especially when materials have to be ordered to make your item.

Occasionally, we have orders that keep us busy for a few days before we can start on your order. We do them as they come in and it could delay your order a bit. I would apologize for that, but the truth is that we wish we had more of the large orders that would keep us that busy. :)

If you have a jewelry emergency - a deadline - and need us to work nights or weekends to get your order done more quickly, we can usually do that. Please contact me directly to add the Rush charges and the expedited shipping to your order BEFORE you make the purchase. OR - you can go to the UPGRADES section of the shop and purchase the "Rush My Order" there.
the Contact lets us agree on the charges and the timeline before we commit. :) {You must be willing to upgrade shipping for this too. (we don't make a profit on shipping, but if it is not important enough to expedite shipping, it must not be important enough for me to rush to finish it either.) }

:) Thank you for reading all of this!!! My hope is that you didn't have to read every section! :)
Additional policies and FAQs
100% of every sale goes to support animal rescue and shelter.

Contact me any time!!! I love that!
I will try to answer convos once per day. (This is new.) We have found that more time was being spent in the office than with the torch. Our time is limited because so much of our day is devoted to the care of the animals. We do hope you will understand and that you will not be inconvenienced by this.

If there are options like color or size associated with your order or inquiry, just email me via Etsy convo and put those details in the Etsy Buyer's Notes when you check out.

I do not plan to go take pictures. Please know that for a little request (where you are thinking maybe 5 minutes) ...It would take me a couple of hours at least.

It is not a snap. If you REALLY have need of the pictures, I can do it, but I would like to know you really do need them before giving up this much time and energy to it. I could spend that time making jewelry or tending the animals (both of which are fun.)
Thank you!

Every original handmade Apache Moon piece comes with a studio card identifying the artist and materials. If there is a reasonable way of signing it, each piece is signed. Almost every purchase is gift wrapped. (If you need any special sort of gift wrapping, I will probably enjoy doing it for you without charge. Just let me know.)

We are all smoke free - even the cats, possum, horses and dogs! There is one little raccoon who is a little suspicious and we frequently think she may have been smoking something. :)

We do reserve the right to refuse service to certain buyers.

Thanks for stopping by and for considering ApacheMoon for your jewelry!