The Horses of Ben Nighthorse Jewelry

“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.  

The “Morning Star,” a unique symbol of the Cheyenne, was the emblem of Morning Star, better known as Dull Knife, the great Cheyenne chief. The Northern Cheyenne maintain to this day a homeland in their traditional country (present-day Montana) in large part due to chief Morning Star’s courage and determination as a leader. The Northern Cheyenne granted Ben Nighthorse permission to use this enduring symbol of strength as his signature stamp which is featured on all of his jewelry creations. 

To own a piece of Nighthorse, is to own a piece of history. Ben Nighthorse Jewelry is found exclusively at Sorrel Sky Gallery.  

The Horses of Ben Nighthorse Jewelry

The Horses of Ben Nighthorse Jewelry

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.  

The “Morning Star,” a unique symbol of the Cheyenne, was the emblem of Morning Star, better known as Dull Knife, the great Cheyenne chief. The Northern Cheyenne maintain to this day a homeland in their traditional country (present-day Montana) in large part due to chief Morning Star’s courage and determination as a leader. The Northern Cheyenne granted Ben Nighthorse permission to use this enduring symbol of strength as his signature stamp which is featured on all of his jewelry creations. 

To own a piece of Nighthorse, is to own a piece of history. Ben Nighthorse Jewelry is found exclusively at Sorrel Sky Gallery.  


Ben Nighthorse

Sea Ponies Earrings

$ 850.00

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Ben Nighthorse

Running Horse Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horses In Flight Earrings

$ 950.00

Ben Nighthorse

Small Running Horse Pendant

$ 600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Head Of A Horse Pendant

$ 5,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Running Horse Pendant

$ 4,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Small Horses In The Wind Pendant

$ 3,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Small Running Horse Pendant

$ 5,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Running Horse Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Running Horse Pendant

$ 4,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

All Metal Horse Bracelet

From $ 650.00

Ben Nighthorse

Sea Ponies Earrings

$ 950.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horses In Flight Earrings

$ 950.00

Ben Nighthorse

Chief's Horse Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horse Head Earrings

$ 850.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horses With Inlay Buckle

$ 1,200.00

Ben Nighthorse

All Metal Jumping Horse Bracelet

From $ 800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Born Free Horses Bracelet

From $ 900.00

Ben Nighthorse

Reversible Running Horse Pendant

$ 1,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Small Running Horse Pendant

$ 600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horse Tracks Band

From $ 350.00

Ben Nighthorse

Edge Horse Band

From $ 500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Narrow Horse Bracelet

From $ 500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horse Wedding Band

From $ 400.00

Ben Nighthorse

Happy Tubby Pony Pendant

$ 1,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Sea Ponies Pendant

$ 5,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

All Silver Heavenly Horses Bracelet

From $ 1,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Basketweave Horse Buckle

$ 1,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Sea Ponies Necklace

$ 7,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Recessed Narrow Horse Bracelet

From $ 500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Lucky Horse Necklace

$ 1,500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Heavenly Horses Bracelet

$ 36,000.00