Madame Loisel is pretty, and things shes to pretty to be poor. She is married to Monsieure Loisel who is a minor clerk. They live in France in a run down shabby apartment.
Shes so poor, that she doesn't have anything to to wear to the affair.
He gave her 400 Francs that he had saved for his rifle and got her a nice dress, then she went to her friend and got a beautiful diamond necklace. Mme Forestier waltzed with all the cabinet officials and then hated the wraps Monsieur Loisel bought for her to go home.
She lost the necklace and realizes on the way home.
He went looking for the necklace, but at the end of the week they couldn't find it so they got loans and bought a new one for 36 thousand.
told htat hers They worked and paid back the loans and to Mme Forestier the story of buying a new necklace to replace the lost one. Mme Forestier told her that hers was only paste.