Mathilde Loisel is an attractive woman who feels like life has been unfair to her in her world. Mathilde lives a low-class life and is embarrassed by it too. She is so embarrassed that she would not meet up with one of her old rich classmates. On the other hand, her husband is as happy as can be. Seeing that Mathilde is sad he is excited to bring home a party invitation from one of his friends. To his surprise, she slams it on the table in rage and refuses to go because she would have nothing to wear to such a fancy event.
Later a family member suggests borrowing some jewelry from one of her friends named Madam Forestier’s jewelry.The next day Mathilde shows up to borrow some of her jewelry. She starts to look when she finds a stunning diamond necklace and chooses to go with it.
The Night of the ball, she shows up, and she is the most stunning girl in the room. All the men stared at her in astonishment. She was very happy that night because she out does every rich person in the room. After the dance, she looks in the mirror, and she is looking for the necklace when she notices it is gone. They all retrace their steps and can’t find it.
For the next couple of years of their life, they save up to pay Madam for the lost necklace but madam does not notice it is gone. After they save up, they go to pay madam, and they give her the money and then madam says it was only a couple hundred dollars not how much they payed for!