The necklace that Madame Loisel borrows from her friend Madame Forestier is the central symbol in the story that portrays the deceptive nature of appearances. The interesting thing is not that the necklace is an imitation, but the fact that Mademe Loisel believes it to be authentic, and therefore values it a lot.
The Necklace Theme of Wealth “The Necklace” gets its title from the gorgeous piece of diamond jewelry that drives the story’s plot. The expensive nature of the necklace is not the only way in which wealth is central to this story. The main character of “The Necklace” is obsessed with wealth.