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Jewelry Sale Reduced Clearance Dragon Blood Jasper Garnet Oversized Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace


"The Bandit Queen" and the Wild West's final stagecoach robbery

Born Pearl Taylor around 1871, in Ontario, Canada, this lady outlaw's crimes included robbing a stagecoach at a time when the Wild West was coming to an end. By no accounts was she the 'proper lady' she was raised to be. Some of her habits included smoking cigars, drinking whiskey, taking opium and using language unbecoming of a lady. She was however well educated and well read.

Reported to be pretty, feisty and witty, she eloped with
William Hart at the age of 16. No fairy tale romance, her husband often abused her and she soon ran away from him heading to Mammoth, Arizona.

In 1892, Pearl met musician and gambler Dan Bandman. She
gave birth to a son and a daughter, and shortly after, left her babies in her mother's care. She found work as a cook in Globe, where she met prospector Joe Boot. Legend has it, she soon received a telegram stating that her mother was dying, her children were ill and to come home as quickly as possible. Needing money, Pearl and Joe decided to rob a stagecoach.

On May 29, 1899 the Wild West's final stagecoach robbery occurred. Pearl donned men's clothing and helped Joe hold up the Benson-Globe stage. When the stage driver pulled to a stop, Pearl dismounted from her horse and ordered the three passengers to "Pile out." She took $390 from one man, $36, along with a dime and two nickels, from another, and $5 from the third passenger. Returning a dollar each to the victims, Pearl then took the stage driver's pistol, climbed back in her saddle and headed off with Joe.

A few days later they were captured by Pinal County Sheriff W.E. Truman. Joe Boot got 35 years at the territorial prison in Yuma. Pearl received a 5 year sentence, not for the stage robbery but for stealing the driver's pistol !

Being the "Bandit Queen" (as newspapermen made her out to be) soon caused a public commotion, and this didn't sit well with the sheriff and he moved Pearl to the Pima County Jail in Tucson. She later escaped, and was recaptured in New Mexico.

After serving 2 years of her sentence, she was paroled in December 1902. Pearl then took her act on the road for a short spell, appearing in theaters and Wild West shows across the country where she would awe the crowd with her talent in singing.

100% handmade stunning the Bandit Queen necklace features a Dragon Blood Jasper stone measurng 40mm x 12mm. It is has been accented with a floral design a tiny 3mm rose cut garnet. This piece measures 2 7/8" from top to bottom (including the ring) and and 1 3/8" from side to side. It comes with a beautifully oxidized 18" sterling silver chain.

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Jewelry Sale Reduced Clearance The Bandit Queen - Sterling Silver Dragon Blood Jasper Garnet


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: sterling silver sheet, bezel wire, dragon blood jasper, flowers, rose cut garnet, bandit queen, a touch of the wild west, solder, flux, torch, fun, oxidized chain, fire
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