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

Maltese Cross Earrings

$ 900.00

Ben Nighthorse

8 Of Hearts Pendant

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Flowering Pedals Pendant

$ 1,200.00

Ben Nighthorse

Head Of A Horse Pendant

$ 4,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Small Horses In The Wind Pendant

$ 2,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Small Running Horse Pendant

$ 5,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Turquoise Cross Pendant

$ 650.00

Ben Nighthorse

Triple Slim Line Cuff Bracelet

$ 4,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Triple Slim Line Cuff Bracelet

$ 4,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horses In The Wind Earrings

$ 950.00

Ben Nighthorse

Sea Ponies Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Concho Buckle

$ 2,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Stirrup Edge Inlay Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rectangular Band Ring

$ 590.00

Ben Nighthorse

Running Horse Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

All Metal Bears Cuff Bracelet

From $ 540.00

Ben Nighthorse

String Of Beads Cuff Bracelet

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Hearts In Frame Pendant

$ 4,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Eleven Triangle Cuff Bracelet

$ 3,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Six Eagles Cuff Bracelet

$ 3,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Cross Island Of Malta Necklace

$ 9,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

The Crown Cuff Bracelet

$ 3,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rope Edge Rectangular Buckle

$ 4,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

One Dozen Hearts Cuff Bracelet

$ 2,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Celtic Cross Pendant

$ 900.00

Ben Nighthorse

Running Horse Pendant

$ 4,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Large Eight Nail Cross

$ 400.00

Ben Nighthorse

Seven Cross Pendant

$ 750.00

Ben Nighthorse

V with Etching Cuff Bracelet

$ 4,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Triple Rectangles Cuff Bracelet

$ 2,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Hammered Chain Cuff Bracelet

From $ 750.00

Ben Nighthorse

Eyes and Hands Cuff Bracelet

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Heart Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horse Pride Heart Earrings

$ 850.00