Statement jewelry is beautiful, and if you want to wear it… good. Your assignments are
1) To make sure it doesn’t overwhelm you in size or color (easily done, watch your proportions here).
2) To understand that you need to set it off appropriately – you don’t wear a statement necklace over a floral dress, for instance. And your other jewelry should match it – DISCREETLY. (Giant gold necklace should be paired with small gold earrings in the same style, but let the necklace talk. Or other way ’round).
This is what is meant by the advice to “take one thing off before you leave the house” – which is, the way we dress these days, somewhat the opposite of the advice I’d give. If you want to be dressed up, put something special ON. (Coco Chanel’s advice was given to women who would wear a bracelet, rings, brooch, necklace, earrings, hat and gloves. Use her advice when you start wearing all that and need to bring it down).
3) Statement jewelry should be worn only by those who can “carry” it – the rest of us don’t need to be bothered about it.
4) Love it or leave it off.