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.  

The “Morning Star,” a unique symbol of the Cheyenne, was the emblem of Morning Star, better known as Dull Knife, the great Cheyenne chief. The Northern Cheyenne maintain to this day a homeland in their traditional country (present-day Montana) in large part due to chief Morning Star’s courage and determination as a leader. The Northern Cheyenne granted Ben Nighthorse permission to use this enduring symbol of strength as his signature stamp which is featured on all of his jewelry creations. 

To own a piece of Nighthorse, is to own a piece of history. Ben Nighthorse Jewelry is found exclusively at Sorrel Sky Gallery.  

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.  

The “Morning Star,” a unique symbol of the Cheyenne, was the emblem of Morning Star, better known as Dull Knife, the great Cheyenne chief. The Northern Cheyenne maintain to this day a homeland in their traditional country (present-day Montana) in large part due to chief Morning Star’s courage and determination as a leader. The Northern Cheyenne granted Ben Nighthorse permission to use this enduring symbol of strength as his signature stamp which is featured on all of his jewelry creations. 

To own a piece of Nighthorse, is to own a piece of history. Ben Nighthorse Jewelry is found exclusively at Sorrel Sky Gallery.  


Ben Nighthorse

Inlaid Bears Bracelet

$ 1,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Arrow Bear Earrings

$ 950.00

Ben Nighthorse

Inlaid Bear Pendant

$ 600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rock Art Cuff Bracelet

$ 1,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Slim Line Cuff Bracelet

$ 1,400.00

Ben Nighthorse

Wedge Rock Art Belt Buckle

$ 800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Wedge Band Ring

$ 500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Multi Animal Necklace

$ 33,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

18K Gold Inlay Bear Pendant

$ 6,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Round Rock Art Pendant

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

6 Of Hearts Cross Pendant

$ 2,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rectangular Band II Ring

$ 3,600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Double V Ring

$ 490.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rectangular Band II Ring

$ 3,600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Wedge Band Ring

$ 3,600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Concho/Horseshoe Pendant

$ 1,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horses In Flight Earrings

$ 950.00

Ben Nighthorse

Heart Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Single V Top Inlay Cuff Bracelet

$ 22,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Crescent Necklace

$ 30,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Single V Top Inlay Cuff Bracelet

$ 2,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Basketweave Ring

$ 800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Basketweave Ring

$ 9,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Inlaid Cross Pendant

$ 4,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Running Horse Pendant

$ 5,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horse Wedding Ring

$ 4,300.00

Ben Nighthorse

Tear Drop Ring

$ 650.00

Ben Nighthorse

Oval No Edges Buckle

$ 750.00

Ben Nighthorse

Bear Crossing Belt Buckle

$ 2,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Lucky Crown Horse Pendant

$ 1,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Slim Line Cuff Bracelet

$ 1,400.00

Ben Nighthorse

Domed Side Inlay Cuff Bracelet

$ 6,000.00