Hello Kitty turned 30 yesterday, and to celebrate, one Tokyo jeweller has created a blinging kitty: "For just three million yen (15,575 pounds/US $28,472), they can buy a three cm (1.2-inch) high platinum Kitty, her dress and hair ribbon studded with 131 diamonds."

Reuters also notes "Like many an ageing star, Kitty is known to have undergone at least one facelift during her career, which brought her eyes and nose closer together for a 'cuter' look." And Hello Kitty's advice is sage: "You can never have too many friends".

Quick, someone send Sanrio The Book of Ages: 30 for Hello Kitty!