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

Sea Ponies Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Running Horse Earrings

$ 850.00

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

Crescent Necklace

$ 3,200.00

Ben Nighthorse

Single V Top Inlay Cuff Bracelet

$ 2,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Basketweave Ring

$ 800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Running Horse Pendant

$ 600.00

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

Head Of A Horse Earrings

$ 10,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horse Wedding Ring

$ 4,300.00

Ben Nighthorse

Lightning Ring

$ 4,200.00

Ben Nighthorse

Tear Drop Ring

$ 650.00

Ben Nighthorse

Slim Line Cuff Bracelet

$ 1,400.00

Ben Nighthorse

Head Of A Horse Pendant

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Head Of A Horse Pendant

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Heart Edge Inlay Pendant

$ 700.00

Ben Nighthorse

Oval No Edges Buckle

$ 750.00

Ben Nighthorse

Oval Horse Head Pendant

$ 650.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horse Head Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Heart Post Earrings

$ 300.00

Ben Nighthorse

Navajo Sun Pendant

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Bear Crossing Belt Buckle

$ 2,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Lucky Crown Horse Pendant

$ 1,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Bear Pendant

$ 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