This season, jewelry trends are gearing towards playful, creative and bold. The winter days tend to be dull, but these trendy pieces will bring in that sunshine smile.

Some top trends to consider include:

  • Cuffs

Cleopatra knew what she had by wearing wide cuffs around the wrist. Cuffs happen to be back and are the number-one jewelry fashion craze for 2012. Precious metals can either stand alone, or be adorned with vivid multihued gems.

  • Rings

Hefty power-sized rings are hot with faux or real gemstones in bright colors. Winter doesn´t mean neutral, so go all the way with purple, hot pink, red, orange, violet and emerald.

  • Sparkle

Faux and authentic diamonds that draw attention are “in” this season. Had they ever been out? Glisten while flashing them in pendants, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

  • Animal influence

The animal instinct is stylish in both fine and costume jewelry. Inspired as a blast from the past, look for cute bees, snakes, frogs, or even the Cartier panther decorated with gems.  

  • Button earrings

Go retro with the trendy button earrings from the past that have stepped back in fashion town. Seek out flowers hearts, knots, and studs encrusted with diamonds.   

  • Watches

Besides being functional, watches have become more about fashion these days.

One such watch that meets the bill this season in a woman´s watch wardrobe is the brand-new Jacques Lemans Women's Geneve/Terra Black Dial Black High-tech Ceramic timepiece.

The Quartz movement watch makes a fashion statement and hast the unique exclusivity and tradition of a fine Swiss made watch. This brand’s global reach has gained the attention and corner stone in 122 countries, and includes A-list followers such as the Hilton sisters, and actress, Nicole Evangeline Lilly. This new Jacques Lemans Women's Geneve is totally upscale and manages to upstage even the priciest of Swiss timepieces.

Considered for casual wear, the case is crafted in ebony high-tech ceramic. It is sized at 29 mm in diameter with a thickness of 8 mm. The crystal is based in sturdy and clear sapphire.

Sharpening the look of the black dial is the accented silver tone featured in the watch´s hands, the hour markers and Arabic numerals. There is a date display at the 6 o´clock point. The watch can be adjusted via it push/pull stem.

The black bracelet style band opens with a hidden push button.  The Jacques Lemans Women's Geneve is water resistance of up to 165 feet (50 meters).

The brand-new Jacques Lemans Women's Geneve/Terra Black Dial Black High-tech Ceramic Watch is the timepiece that will remove that old-fashioned image and become a wow factor.