Nighthorse Rings

“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.  

Nighthorse Rings

Nighthorse Rings

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

Wedge Band Ring

$ 500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rectangular Band II Ring

$ 3,600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Double V Ring

$ 490.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rectangular Band II Ring

$ 3,600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Wedge Band Ring

$ 3,600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Basketweave Ring

$ 800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Basketweave Ring

$ 9,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horse Wedding Ring

$ 4,300.00

Ben Nighthorse

Tear Drop Ring

$ 650.00

Ben Nighthorse

Braid Wedding Band - Gold

From $ 2,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Band Of Hali Stones Ring

$ 600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Edge Inlay Wedge Ring

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Edge Inlay Pear Ring

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rock Art High Dome Ring

From $ 600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horse Track Band - Open Tracks

From $ 350.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rock Art Wedding Band

From $ 500.00

Ben Nighthorse

Brick Wedding Band - Gold

From $ 2,800.00

Ben Nighthorse

Brick Wedding Band

From $ 350.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rock Art Oblong Dome Ring

From $ 600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Bear Band Ring

From $ 400.00

Ben Nighthorse

Horse Tracks Band

From $ 350.00

Ben Nighthorse

Rock Art Rectangular Ring

From $ 400.00

Ben Nighthorse

Edge Horse Band

From $ 500.00

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

Rock Art Band

From $ 3,600.00

Ben Nighthorse

Edge Inlay Pear Ring

$ 1,000.00

Ben Nighthorse

Tear Drop Inlay Ring

$ 950.00

Ben Nighthorse

Yei-Be-Chei Torch Ring

From $ 490.00

Ben Nighthorse

Slim Lime Ring

$ 295.00

Ben Nighthorse

Small Double Rectangle Ring

$ 700.00

Ben Nighthorse

Gold Diamond Braided Inlaid Band

$ 3,200.00

Ben Nighthorse

Star Ring

From $ 350.00

Ben Nighthorse

Marque Sunburst Ring

$ 1,000.00