Tokyo's Teien Museum takes a rare peek into the archives of New York's cherished fine jewelry institution, Tiffany & Co. The prominent purveyor began as a stationary and fancy goods store in the 1800's, but by the end of the century Charles Lewis Tiffany's store garnered a reputation for its innovative and unique fine jewelry.

Some of the 200 objects on show will be making their Japanese debut, alongside favourites such as Jean Schlumberger's "Bird on a rock" and a late 19th century diamond spray brooch designed by René Lalique. Divided into ten sections, the exhibition begins with a look back at the company's early days and investigates the reasons behind Tiffany's unceasing success, followed by sections dedicated to materials, stones, styles and its collaboration with some of the world's leading designers, as well as defining moments in its illustrious history.