Kanye West has splashed out £40,000 on a pair of earrings for wife Kim Kardashian West's birthday.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West

The 39-year-old rapper has cancelled plans for a lavish 1920s-themed party for his spouse following her robbery at gunpoint in Paris earlier this month, but is hoping the ruby Lorraine Schwarz drop earrings he has helped design as a special gift will make up for the lack of celebrations on October 21.

A source told The Sun Online: "Kanye is devastated he has to cancel - but his family's security comes first.

"He had gone all out for Kim's birthday and it was going to be a no expenses spared event with champagne and canapés.

"Now they will do something very low key instead. He's made sure he will still spoil her with the stunning one of a kind earrings though - as he doesn't cut corners when it comes to his missus."

Kanye had wanted to hold the party either in a mansion at their home or popular entertainment venue The Nice Guy, and would have served guests including Ciara and Kelly Rowland a feast of mini sliders, sashimi and jerk chicken skewers, but felt it best to cancel the bash as it was too much of a security risk.

It was recently revealed the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star - who has North, three, and Saint, 10 months, with Kanye - is "not in the mood" to celebrate turning 36.

A source said: "Kim's birthday is going to be a very quiet celebration this year. She has no plans on making a big bash. She will have an intimate birthday with her immediate family.

"She is not in any celebrating mood yet. Kanye [West] is trying to do whatever he can to make her feel better, but it's just the constant memories of the robbery that keep on messing with her. She just wants to be around her family at this time."

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