Victorian tear bottle

The teardrop bottle tradition 

has endured for nearly 3000 years, but reappeared during the Victorian Era. A symbol to express shared feelings of love, joy, sorrow, forgiveness and remembrance. Today they are used for many sentiments, from joy at a wedding, birthday or anniversary to soulful heartaches of any kind. Perhaps there is no more difficult a task than to buy an appropriate gift for someone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. This is a very tasteful remembrance.