The Necklace is set in 19th century Paris, France. a middle class women Named Madam Loisel dreams of a richer life. One day her husband comes back with a invitation to a party. instead of being happy, loisel is upset because she has nothing to wear.
Loisel husband seeing her upsets decides to give her 400 franks to buy a beautiful dress. when loisel gets home after buying a new dress, she is still upset because she doesn't have any jewelry to wear to the party.Loisel husband suggest that she should go to her friend Madame Forestier house and ask her if she would let her borrow some jewelry. Forestier lets her friend Loisel borrow a necklace.
When Madam Loisel arrives at the party she is the center of attention, everyone is jealous of her appearance. for the entire party she is having a blast because of that necklace.
Once the party ends, Loisel and her husband hop in a cab. once they get back to their apartment they realize they lost the necklace. as soon they lost it they start looking for it. they were unable to find the necklace even after they retrace their steps, and contacted the cab company.
After Loisel and her husband were unable to find the necklace, they decided to see if they could find a replacement. since they had the box that the necklace came in, Loisel and her husband were able to find a replacement. but it cost 36,000 franks, they both knew that couldn't afford a 36,000 dollar necklace. in order to buy the necklace Loisel husband spends all of his inheritance and took multiple loans from loan sharks. they bought the necklace and and gave it to madam forestier
After they bought the Necklace and gave it to Forestier, Loisel and her husband were in terrible debt. in order to pay the debt Loisel husband starts Working later hours, loisel fires her maid and starts doing house chores herself. after 10 years they finally payed of their debts. Loisel looks old and haggard. while walking the streets of paris Loisel sees Forestier. Loisel decides to tell Forestier that she lost the Necklace. Forestier tells Loisel that the original Necklace was fake and only cost about 400 Franks