- Her father taught music in elementary schools.
- Dating champion rodeo cowboy Ty Murray. [October 1999]
- Dated Christopher Douglas. 
- Dated Sean Penn, who also directed a music video for her song "You Were Meant For Me." 
- On behalf of the Everyday Angels, The International Star Registry redesignated the star number Ursa Minor 15h38m42s 75°58'37'' to the name Jewel Kilcher (Jewel of the North). [23 May 1997]
- Her grandfather helped draft the Alaska state constitution.
- Singer. She learned to play guitar at age 16.
- Is able to speak some Swedish. When she was 18 she had a Swedish boyfriend, named Musse, whom she learned it from. She also wrote him a lullaby song in Swedish which she has performed at concerts and on TV appearances.
- Broke collarbone and rib when thrown from a colt at the Stephenville, Texas ranch of her rodeo-star boyfriend star Ty Murray, April 24, 2002. Murray is 7-time winner of rodeo's all-around world title.
- Attended the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Academy, an exclusive boarding school, in Interlochen, Michigan.
- She had to cancel several dates on an upcoming tour following the death of her bassist, Terome T-Bone Hannon. (September 12, 2003)
- She is one of the many artists and songwriters asked to join Music United For A Strong Internet Copyright (MUSIC), but she is still undecided as to whether the all-star ad campaign is an effective means of putting a stop to illegal downloading. (October 3, 2002)
- Dated musician Steve Poltz for 3 years. They co-wrote Jewel's 1997 hit 'You Were Meant For Me.'
- Ranked #92 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002)
- Born on the same day as former "Jeopardy!" (1984) champion Ken Jennings.
- Her cousins are actress/singer Q'Orianka Kilcher and actor Kainoa Kilcher.
- Father's name is Atz and mother's Lenedra Carroll.
- Her father is of German origin and her mother is American.
- Lived in a VW bus in San Diego with her mother before making it big.
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