Mr. Loisel started looking everywhere but he couldn't find it. Eventually they accepted that the necklace was lost and decided to buy what they thought was a replica costing $36,000 francs.
They started working day and night for 10 years to pay the debts they obtained to pay or the necklace. Mathilde became heavy, rough and harsh, and looses what she values the most, her beauty
One evening, after finishing up work, Mme. Loisel was walking home and saw her old friend, Mme. Forestier. They started talking and Mathilde explains Mme. Forestier how her life changed in order to repay the cost of the lost necklace. Mme. Loisel had blamed Mme. Forestier for all of her misfortune. Mathilde learned that the necklace that she borrowed was fake.