- an artificial gem of paste, often cut to resemble a diamond.
Origin of rhinestone
Examples from the Web for rhinestone
Sixteen years old and she wore a turban with a rhinestone in the middle of it.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview
February 16, 2014
Ensuring that her midriff is still exposed, Cyrus is obviously wearing a rhinestone crop top to match the basketball.Miley’s 5 Wild Outfits From ‘23’
September 24, 2013
Julia seriously inspected the rhinestone comb that glittered there.The Story Of Julia Page
Plug up th' leakin' kettle an' buy Mummer th' rhinestone combs!Jane Journeys On
Ruth Comfort Mitchell
She wore two rhinestone combs in her frizzes, which held also dust and burnt odds and ends of hair.The Woman Who Toils
Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
You'd have been hit by that horse if you had picked up nothing more valuable than a rhinestone buckle.The Drums Of Jeopardy
Took it roun' to Eisenstein; he said it was a rhinestone,Kind, he said, he didn't give a dam fur.
- an imitation gem made of paste
Word Origin and History for rhinestone
colorless imitation stone of paste or leaded glass, 1879, a loan-translation of French caillou du Rhin "Rhine pebble," so called because they were made near Strasburg, on the River Rhine, and invented there late 17c. Extensively worn later 18c.
Rhinestone jewelry, a reproduction of the ornaments of the Louis XV. period, is all the rage in Paris. The Rhinestones are as brilliant as diamonds, and being set in silver, will stand any amount of wear or of cleaning. ["The American Stationer," March 20, 1879]