I went to get some stones from a local supplier here in Hamilton and made a more rugged type of necklace for men.
Sam, at GeMantra on Locke Street, was so very helpful. He has rare and exotic beads, gemstones and findings.
Here is a picture of what I made for men but it could be worn by either sex really.
The focal point is a wooden bead from Pakistan, and there are silver coloured filler beads along with blue stones.
Price to be determined.