Tear bottles are petit decorative glass bottles that express shared tears of love, joy, sympathy and remembrance. The captivating tear bottle tradition dates back nearly 3,000 years, when mourners were said to collect their tears in a tear bottle, also called a lachrymatory, and bury them with loved ones to express honor and devotion.
Today, lachrymatory tear bottles are given on many occasions - to show joy and delight upon the wedding of a friend or the birth of a new child. To convey love and admiration between a mother and daughter, representing the tears that have been shed between them. To express sympathy upon the loss of a loved one. Tear bottles communicate feelings that few other gifts can. And what's so wonderful is that unlike flowers, a tear bottle will last for years and be a precious and powerful reminder of your love.
We are pleased to offer the largest on-line selection of heirloom-quality tear bottles made in the USA by Timeless Traditions, Inc. The Victorian, Roma, and Contemporary styles offer distinct designs for those with different preferences. In addition, the Friends Forever tear bottle is also a popular choice, along with the Guardian Angel tear bottles, which send special messages of their own.
All the tear bottles stand approximately 2" tall. With each tear bottle, you will receive an elegant organza gift bag and a small story card that explains the intriguing history and meaning behind the tear bottle. If you plan to give a tear bottle as a gift, you may include a special Gift Message and request gift wrapping for an additional $4.