The “Gold Digger” rapper is having his private jeweler make a ring for Kim using diamonds and rubies from his late mother Donda’s jewelry so he can propose once her divorce to Kris Humphries is finalized.
A source revealed, “Kanye picked out some of Donda’s most expensive pieces, including some diamond earrings and a ruby ring. He then gave them to a private jeweler friend to make Kim a one-of-a-kind engagement ring.
“Donda was such an important person in Kanye’s life, he thought the world of her and was devastated when she died. So, he kept all her jewelry as keepsakes – a lot of the pieces were items he bought over the years after he made it as a hip-hop star.
“And now, Kanye has found a woman he respects and loves just as much as his mom, so he wants to share her jewelry collection with Kim.”
An insider said Kanye wants to marry Kim in either Chicago, where he was raised, or Oklahoma, where his mother Donda is buried.
Kanye’s friends don’t think he should use his mother’s jewelry because they doubt the reality star would return them if they split up later.
The source explained, “His friends think it’s a terrible idea and are advising him not to give Kim the ring. Because it’s a gift, it would be difficult for Kanye to ask for it back if they ever split up.”
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