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

Moon Eagle Pendant

$ 600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Head Of A Horse Earrings

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horse Pride Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Running Horse Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Small Running Horse Pendant

$ 600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rock Art Wedge Bolo Tie

$ 1,600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horse Tracks Band

From $ 200.00

Ben Nighthorse

Edge Horse Band

From $ 400.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rectangular Band

$ 590.00

Ben Nighthorse

Lightning Ring

$ 490.00

Ben Nighthorse

Wedge Band Ring by Ben Nighthorse

From $ 460.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horse Wedding Band

From $ 400.00

Ben Nighthorse

Mother and Daughter Pendant

$ 1,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Edge Inlay Pear Ring

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Tear Drop Inlay Ring

$ 950.00

Ben Nighthorse

Painted Mesa Belt Buckle

$ 2,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Buffalo Pendant

$ 600.00

Ben Nighthorse

4 Point Cross Pendant

$ 1,200.00

Ben Nighthorse

Triple Slim Line Cuff Bracelet

$ 4,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rock Art Oval Buckle

$ 675.00

Ben Nighthorse

Council Of Seven Pendant

$ 650.00

Ben Nighthorse

Slim Lime Ring

$ 295.00

Ben Nighthorse

Diamond Drop Pendant

$ 400.00

Ben Nighthorse

Pear Edge Inlay Earrings

$ 950.00

Ben Nighthorse

Painted Mesa Belt Buckle

$ 2,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Painted Mesa Water Bird Pendant

$ 4,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Wedge Inlay Bolo

$ 5,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horses In The Wind Earrings

$ 950.00

Ben Nighthorse

In Flight Pendant

$ 1,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Inlaid Horse Bracelet

$ 1,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Brickwork Cuff Bracelet

From $ 750.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rectangular Inlay Wedding Band

$ 3,200.00

Ben Nighthorse

Sun Bird Pendant

$ 1,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Happy Tubby Pony Pendant

$ 1,500.00