The wife is sad because she is not rich. Whenever she contemplates where she went wrong she cries and as much as the husband tries to comfort her he cant because all she wants is wealth.
The husband gets a coveted invitation to the grand ball. He gives it to his wife to cheer her up. The wife rejects the invitation because she wont fit in with all the wealthy people at the ball. The Husband Lets his wife by a dress so she doesn't look out of place.
The wife asks her wealthy friend for some jewelry for the ball. The friend says of course and lets her pick out whatever she wants. The wife picks out the biggest shiniest diamond necklace to wear.
The Wife looks stunning at the ball. Everyone was impressed and wanted to dance with her. The wife had a spectacular night until she got home and realized the necklace was missing.
The Husband and wife look for the necklace all night but are unable to find it. The Husband buys a new necklace to give to his wife's friend to replace the one they lost. The necklace puts them in great debt.
The wife and the husband work long and hard to work to pay off all there debt. They had finally paid off all there debt, when the wife saw her friend and told her what happened. Her friend felt bad because the necklace was a fake and costed almost nothing.