9This is set in France in the late 1800’s. This young middle class women mournes that her lifestyle is nothing compared to all the rich young women. Even though this women has a house and is middle class, she is still sad for herself. Her husband comes home with a invitation to a nice very limited party. She is exited but sad she has nothing to wear.
Mathilde dreams to be wealthy. Her husband feels bad and wants to please his wife so he takes his money that he has saved up and gives it to Mathilde to buy a dress.She is not happy until one of her wealthy friends let’s her borrow their diamond necklace.
At the ball Mathidle is the hit but during all the fun the necklace goes missing. After days of searching they can’t find it some she and her husband ty to replace it with one that looks identical. The replica costs more money than they have and it takes ten years to pay it off.
After ten years of hard work the old couple finally pays off.
Mathilde walks into the women that she borrowed the necklace from years before and tells her what happened.
The friend told Mathilde that the necklace wasn’t real and had false diamonds. She is left feeling very stupid.