She wanted herself to become very rich so she was happy.
This is the necklace her friend gave her that she loved so much and how it looked on her.
Her husband gave her 400 Francs to find the perfect dress for this party.
All she wanted/dreamed about was to be rich and have all the clothes and jewelry she wanted. “ She had no clothes, no jewels, nothing.”
She is so pretty
She complains to her husband about their wealth and how they dress and what they eat. “And what do you suppose I wear to such an affair?”
Her husband gives her an invitation to go to this parry but she is crying because she doesn't know what she will wear and she has no jewelry. So she asks for money from her husband and borrows a necklace from her friend who is rich.“ I don't know exactly, but I think I could get it on four hundred francs.”
It was only 500 Francs
I spent 10 years trying to repay everyone for my mistake just to find out the necklace was fake
She is getting noticed by all the rich men and they all want to meet her.“All the Under Secretaries of State were eager to waltz with her.”
She gets home from the party and notices that she is missing the necklace. They both go looking for it but it was never found. They go to the jeweler and find something that looks like it and it was 36,000 Francs.“ I… I… I’ve no longer got Madame Forestler’s necklace…”
After 10 years of her working she sees her friend in the street and notices how she still looks all young and alive. She walks up to her and the women doesn't know who she is because she has changed so much sense they last saw each other.Her friend then says that the necklace was fake and wasn't worth more then 500 Francs.“... they found a string of diamonds which seemed to them exactly like the one they were looking for.”