Madame Loisel is siting at home desperately urning for a better social life. Her Husband Monsieur Loisel comes home and gives an invitation to Madame Loisel to a party, However she breaks down in tears because of this.
Madame Loisel tells Monsieur Loisel that she is not able to go to the ball. This was because she had no fancy dress or any jewelry for such an event.
Madame Loisel convinces her husband to buy a 400 franc dress, then she convinces her friend to lend her a diamond necklace and goes to the party.
The necklace was fake.
When Madame Loisel returns home she realizes that she has lost the the necklace. The Madame and Monsieur look every where but couldn't find it and had to buy a replacement
Madame Loisel and Monsieur Loisel had spent 10 years living in poverty to pay off the debts they made to pay for the 40,000 francs that the diamond necklace cost.
After the debts had been paid for Madame Loisel sees her friend after 10 years and is told how the necklace she was given was fake and she wasted her life for nothing.