Mathlide has wanted to fit in with the high class for her whole life time. She goes so far as to attend a party where she knows no one, but she is going because she knows she will impress the members of the high society.
Mathlide loses her formal necklace after attending the party. Mathlide is faced with a life-changing decision. Should she buy a brand new necklace or be honest with her friend? Unfortunately, Mathlide chose the wrong answer.
After working for ten years to pay off the necklace that Mathlide had to lost, the Loisel family was finally out of debt. Mathlide finally had enough courage to go tell Madame that she has lost that necklace at the party years ago. Madame broke down in tears because the necklace had been with her family for generations. Mathlide cut off all ties with the Loisel family. A few years later, Monsieur divorced Mathlide and wnet to marry Madame. As Mathlide grew old and sad, her two best friends lived a long, happy life.