Steff Rocknak wrote the following about Jewel:
Date of Completion: June 2004
Wood: New York State Hard Maple (Curly)
Carving Difficulty: Very difficult; this piece of maple was stubborn and unpredictable. But the wild grain made it worth the fight.
Size: Somewhat larger than life (18 x 20 x 14)
Comments: As is the case with most of my recent work, I decided on the title only after I was finished; my motivation shifted sometime after the midway point in this piece. This title is inspired by Shakespeare's Sonnet 27.