Ben Nighthorse

“What I do with my hands is really an extension of what the creator wills. The only person that can create is the creator.” –Ben Nighthorse

For over fifty years, Northern Cheyenne artist Ben Nighthorse has created beautiful, award winning jewelry using the highest quality precious and semi-precious stones, including diamonds, turquoise and lapis set in 18 karat gold and the finest sterling silver. Ben Nighthorse moved to Tokyo in 1960 to train for the 1964 Olympic games, where he captained the U.S. Olympic Judo Team. In Japan, his interest in metal-working grew when he studied under a Samurai sword maker. He began to develop techniques of laminating metals and jewelry designs that were heavily influenced by his time in Asian culture. This can be seen today in his world-class work.

After he moved back to the United States, he and his wife, Linda, became champion horse trainers. His love of horses, and animals in general, helped him to create new, innovative designs. American Indians often believe that a person can inherit some of an animal's virtues by wearing an image of it. That is one reason why noble animals have always played an important role in Nighthorse designs.

Ben Nighthorse

Ben Nighthorse

Print Artist Bio

“What I do with my hands is really an extension of what the creator wills. The only person that can create is the creator.” –Ben Nighthorse

For over fifty years, Northern Cheyenne artist Ben Nighthorse has created beautiful, award winning jewelry using the highest quality precious and semi-precious stones, including diamonds, turquoise and lapis set in 18 karat gold and the finest sterling silver. Ben Nighthorse moved to Tokyo in 1960 to train for the 1964 Olympic games, where he captained the U.S. Olympic Judo Team. In Japan, his interest in metal-working grew when he studied under a Samurai sword maker. He began to develop techniques of laminating metals and jewelry designs that were heavily influenced by his time in Asian culture. This can be seen today in his world-class work.

After he moved back to the United States, he and his wife, Linda, became champion horse trainers. His love of horses, and animals in general, helped him to create new, innovative designs. American Indians often believe that a person can inherit some of an animal's virtues by wearing an image of it. That is one reason why noble animals have always played an important role in Nighthorse designs.


Ben Nighthorse

Buffalo Pendant

$ 700.00

Ben Nighthorse

Small Running Horse Pendant

$ 600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Navajo Sun Pendant

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Bear Crossing Belt Buckle

$ 2,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Concho Inlay Cuff Bracelet

$ 8,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Bear Pendant

$ 600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Inlaid Horses Bracelet

$ 1,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Basketweave Bracelet

$ 1,600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Slim Line Cuff Bracelet

$ 1,400.00

Ben Nighthorse

Domed Side Inlay Cuff Bracelet

$ 6,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Dots and Diamonds Cuff Bracelet

$ 2,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

All Metal Yei Bi Chi Cuff Bracelet

From $ 700.00

Ben Nighthorse

6 Of Hearts Cross Pendant

$ 2,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Shield Pendant

$ 4,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Cross Of Circle Pendant

$ 2,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Spikes and Circle Cross Pendant

$ 2,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Old Wooden Holy Cross Pendant

$ 2,600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Running Horse Shoes Pendant

$ 900.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rosarita Heart Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Inlay Heart Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Wedge Inlay Rock Art Bolo Tie

$ 6,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Gold Feather Pendant

$ 3,600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Turquoise Gold Cross Pendant

$ 4,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horse Head Pendant

$ 3,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Morning Star And Heart Pendant

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Skull On Round Pendant

$ 1,200.00

Ben Nighthorse

Heavenly Horses Cuff Bracelet

$ 1,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

All Metal Wolf Belt Buckle

$ 450.00

Ben Nighthorse

Wedge Inlay Rock Art Belt Buckle

$ 4,000.00