This story set in the 1880's in France. We met a woman named Madame Loisel and her husband Monsieur Loisel. We also know that they are in a middle-high class living in a apartment.
Madame Loisel feels like she should be better. She is very depressed and wants a better social life, she wants to be famous and go to balls and have a lot of money.
Monsieur Loisel brings home a invitation to a ball for his wife to go to, but she had a temper tantrum because she didn't has a nice looking dress or jewelry. So her husband bought her a new dress for 400 francs and she browed a very nice expensive necklace from her friend.
The very nice necklace she browed from her friend is lost and she doesn't know where. Know she had to buy a new one for 36,000 francs.
Madame Loisel returned the necklace she bought to her friend but didn't say anything about losing it. Now the family is now very poor paying back all of the loans of that necklace.
Madame Loisel saw her friend and years later when they finally payed off the necklace. Madame told the whole story to her and Madame found out that the dimonds in the necklace were fake.