Origin of rhinestonetranslated, translation of French caillou du Rhin: so named because origin, originally made from pieces of quartz found in the Rhine
Origin of rhinestoneAfter the Rhine ( translation of French caillou du Rhin piece of rock crystal gathered from the Rhine (such as used to imitate diamonds) ) ( caillou pebble ) ( du of the ) ( Rhin Rhine )
- made of or encrusted with rhinestones
- Karl wore a cowboy hat with a rhinestone hatband when he played his country and western gigs.
A calque of French caillou du Rhin (“Rhine pebble").