A lady was born into a family of clerks and were in a low social class. She wanted to live a life full of luxury and riches. She wantd attention and to be sought after but her husband was happy.
The lady's husband get her an invitation to a fancy party but she is being really dramatic and whining because she does not have a dress so her husband gives her 400 francs but she still does not have jewelry.
The lady goes to her friends house to get some jewelry for the party. She finds a necklace that she really loves and takes it to wear at the party.
The lady goes to the party and everyone at the party loved her dress and necklace.
The lady realizes she lost the necklace and she needs to look for it with her husband. They both decide to just buy a new one. Now they will have to pay a lot of money. They have become poor.
10 years later the lady sees her friend that she took and lost the necklace from . She decides to tell her about what really happened with her necklace and finds out that the necklace was only worth 500 francs.