The rapper, 43, is said to have visited two jewellers to get quotes for the items he was considering selling.
A source told The Sun: ‘In the last two weeks, Kanye was attempting to sell jewellery he had purchased for Kim to at least two top jewellers.
Split: Kanye West reportedly tried to sell some of the jewellery he had bought for his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, just days before she filed for divorce (pictured in 2019)
‘Kanye recently said, “I don’t want to be connected to the Kardashian brand anymore” but he was so torn because he still very much loves Kim.
‘Although he never ended up selling the jewellery he was talking about how he didn’t want to be reminded of the past.’
The insider added Kanye ‘really wanted to stay together but she was done’.
During their marriage, the Stronger hitmaker splashed out millions building Kim’s jewellery collection.
Divorce: A source said: ‘In the last two weeks, Kanye was attempting to sell jewellery he had purchased for Kim to at least two top jewellers’ (pictured September 2019)
These included a $1million Lorraine Schwartz diamond necklace as her push present for North, her 15-carat engagement ring worth $3million, two Cartier bracelets and a vintage Cartier gold plaque necklace with a text from Kanye etched into it.
It is not known what items out of Kim’s vast collection Kanye reportedly wanted to sell.
MailOnline has contacted Kim and Kanye’s representatives for comment.
Kim filed for divorce from Kanye on Friday, after almost seven years of marriage.
Bling bling: During their marriage, the Stronger hitmaker splashed out millions building Kim’s jewellery collection. Here she is pictured showing off a vintage Cartier necklace last year
The reality star is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their four young children: North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, three, Psalm, 21 months.
It was claimed that neither will contest their prenup and they are far along in their agreement over how to split the property.
Kim is worth almost $1B thanks to her makeup, fragrance and intimates lines. The rapper is worth a reported $1.3B thanks to his music, concerts, and apparel and shoe lines.
The insider added to the publication that the plan is for their children to remain in the Los Angeles area, despite Kanye appearing to call Wyoming home these days.
The Selfish author has had very little contact with the rapper since October when they argued during her 40th birthday party held at The Brando resort in Polynesia which kickstarted several reports the two were over.
The tension reportedly started in July when he decided to run for President of the United States and ranted he wanted North aborted but Kim refused. He also called Kim’s mother Kris Jenner ‘Kris Jong Un.’
A source told People Magazine on Friday that the rapper is now ‘resigned to reality’ over the divorce filing, add that ‘it is a somber day for him.’
A big family: The reality TV star and makeup guru is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their four children North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm
‘It’s as amicable as possible, but amicable doesn’t mean joyful or ideal,’ a source told the publication. ‘It just means that they’re being adults about the whole thing.’
People also reported that Kim is ‘ready to move on’ from the divorce drama.
‘Kim is with her family today,’ said an insider. ‘She is doing okay. She is sad, but ready to move on.
The source said that Kim and Kanye’s marriage ‘has been broken for a long time.’
‘Kim feels like she has done everything she can to save it. Filing for divorce is something she has been thinking about for a long time. She has also been dreading it. She really, really has done everything to avoid filing.
‘Last year, she hoped they could somehow work things out,’ they added. ‘In the past few weeks though, it has been clear that they are done. Although, there is still love, they are just too different and have different visions for the future.’
An insider told the site that Kanye ‘is fine with the joint custody arrangement.’ He and Kim have already discussed co-parenting, it was added. The children have been seen mostly with Kim in Hidden Hills, California, in the past few months.
Kim and Kanye started dating in 2012, became engaged in 2013 and wed in May 2014 in Italy after they had already welcomed their eldest daughter North.
This will be Kim’s third divorce as she was wed to Damon Thomas from 2000 until 2004 and she was married to Kris Humphries from 2011 until 2013.
All over: Kim and Kanye started dating in 2012, became engaged in 2013 and wed in May 2014 in Italy after they had already welcomed their eldest daughter North. Seen in 2019