It is the 1800s, France, Madame Loisel is born into a family of clerks and is later married to a minor clerk at the ministry of education. She is desperate for a life of luxury and leisure.
Madame Loisel husband gets two invitations to a ball.She refuses to go through without a nice dress to wear and some jewelry. Her husband decides to give her money to buy a dress.
Madame Loisel buys a dress and borrows her friends diamond necklace. she goes to the party and is extremely popular .Her husband is left by himself and he is quite bored.
after a few hours they find a beaten down cab to drive them home. when she begins to undress she finds that the diamond necklace that she had been wearing had disappeared
they began looking for the necklace and they cant find it. they tell her friend that the lock is broken and that there fixing it. they find a diamond necklace that looks similar to it. it is extremely expensive, and they go into extreme dept. They spend ten years paying off the dept.
ten years later they finally finish off the dept. madame loisel sees her friend still rich. she talks to her for a bit and confesses that she lost the necklace. her friend laughs and tells them that she the necklace was fake and only 500 francs