Wednesday, 25/07/2012 - They have only been dating for a few months, but Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may be set to walk down the aisle.
The 31-year-old reality star, who came under fire for ending her marriage to former husband Kris Humphries after just 72 days, is apparently very close to receiving a proposal.
The rapper is said to be currently designing a ring for his ladylove, according to Radaronline.com
The 'Gold Digger' hitmaker has reportedly asked a private jeweller to craft a piece for his girlfriend using diamonds and rubies from his late mother Donda's personal collection as he wants to propose when her divorce to Humphries is finalised.
A source said: '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 jeweller friend to make Kim a one-of-a-kind engagement ring.
Waiting: Kanye wants to propose when Kim's divorce to ex-husband Kris Humphries is finalised
'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 jewellery 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 jewellery collection with Kim.'
Kanye wants to marry Kim in either Chicago, where he was raised, or Oklahoma, where Donda is buried.
The source added to RadarOnline.com: 'Kanye is an emotional character and has earmarked Chicago or Oklahoma as the two places he'd love to wed Kim.'
However, friends have advised the rapper against the gesture as he would struggle to get the precious jewels back if he and Kim were to split.