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

Gold Feather Pendant

$ 4,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Gold Running Horse Pendant

$ 5,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Turquoise Gold Cross Pendant

$ 4,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Gold Small Running Horse Pendant

$ 4,000.00

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

Oval and Scallops Cuff Bracelet

$ 1,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Heavenly Horses Cuff Bracelet

$ 1,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

All Metal Wolves Cuff Bracelet

$ 540.00

Ben Nighthorse

Elk Rays Belt Buckle

$ 5,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Wedge Inlay Rock Art Belt Buckle

$ 4,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Skull On Round Cuff Bracelet

$ 6,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Band Of Hali Stones Ring

$ 600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Chief On Horse Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rearing To Go Earring

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Valley Of Gems Cuff Bracelet

$ 3,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Multi Size Circle Bracelet

$ 6,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Slim Line Bracelet

$ 1,400.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rainbow Earrings

$ 900.00

Ben Nighthorse

Morning Star Cuff Bracelet

$ 1,200.00

Ben Nighthorse

Morning Star Pendant

$ 650.00

Ben Nighthorse

Brickwork Cuff Bracelet

$ 800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rock Art Silver Dollar Necklace

$ 1,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Soaring Eagle Pendant

$ 1,800.00