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

Spirit Of America Belt Buckle

$ 4,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Sea Ponies Earrings

$ 950.00

Ben Nighthorse

Double V Channel Inlay Ring

$ 800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horses In Flight Earrings

$ 950.00

Ben Nighthorse

Large Feather Earrings

$ 700.00

Ben Nighthorse

Large Feather Earrings

$ 700.00

Ben Nighthorse

Heart Of Nails Pendant

$ 300.00

Ben Nighthorse

Step Up Cuff Bracelet

$ 1,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Moccasin Track Earrings

$ 1,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Chief's Horse Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Diamond Cross #2 Earrings

$ 500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Spider Web Bolo Tie

$ 15,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rainbow Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Eagle Claw Bracelet

$ 3,600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Box Angle Cuff Bracelet

$ 2,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Edge Inlay Wedge Ring

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Button Necklace

$ 8,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horse Head Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Edge Inlay Wedge Ring

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Edge Inlay Pear Ring

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Oval Of Oval Buckle

$ 3,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Heart Of A Bear Pendant

$ 900.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horse Track Band

From $ 180.00

Ben Nighthorse

Heart Of A Bear Pendant

$ 900.00

Ben Nighthorse

Eagle Talon Necklace

$ 7,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Talisman V Necklace

$ 9,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Crescent Necklace

$ 2,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Moccasin Tracks Necklace

$ 10,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rock Art Large III Buckle

$ 1,400.00

Ben Nighthorse

Bears With Inlay Buckle

$ 1,200.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horses With Inlay Buckle

$ 1,200.00

Ben Nighthorse

High Stepping Horse Pendant

$ 1,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Reversible Prancing Horse Pendant

$ 1,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Cross Pendant

$ 650.00