"She was one of those pretty and charming girls born, as though fate had blundered over her, into a family of artisans. She had no means of getting known, understood, loved; and she let herself be married off to a little clerk in the Ministry of Education."
"She suffered from the poorness of her house, from its mean walls, worn chairs, and ugly curtains. All these things, of which other women of her class would not even have been aware, tormented and insulted her."
One day her husband comes home with a letter but she cried because she didn't have thing to wear.So her husband gave her four hundred francs"Very well. I'll give you four hundred francs. But try and get a really nice dress with the money."
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She visits her “rich” friend for jewels because her husband does not have another money for jewels and a dress.She asks "Haven't you anything else?"
She dances the night away and she was so quick to get out of there she lost the necklace.They search and search but never find it
Mathila has physically aged a lot because after she went into debt repay for the necklace for ten long years until she finds her friend again and realizes that the necklace was a fake that cost 500 Francis .