When Monsieur de. . . notices the
earings have gone he reports them as lost or stolen. the jeweller sees
the newspaper report and sells the earings to Monsieur de. . . at an
inflated price. He does not give them to his wife but to his mistress.
the mistress leaves for South America. Once there she sells the earings
to an Ambassador who is leaving for Europe. In Europe he meets Madame
de. . . and they become lovers. He gives her the earrings as a lover's