Kanye West isn't going to design just any old engagement ring for reigning reality queen Kim Kardashian.
According to RadarOnline.com, West has asked a private jeweler to design a ring using stones from his late mother Donda's personal collection.
West plans to gift the one-of-a-kind rock to his current flame just as soon as her divorce from Nets baller Kris Humphries is finalized.
"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," a source told Radar.
Some of West's pals reportedly don't think giving such sentimental pieces to Kardashian - a soon-to-be twice-divorcee at age 31 - is smart. "Because it's a gift, it would be difficult for Kanye to ask for it back if they ever split up," a source dished.