Positive sentiment despite sluggish Hong Kong show. Stable US and Chinese demand supporting the market. Suppliers holding polished prices firm as high rough prices squeeze manufacturers’ profit margins. Larger-than-expected $575M June De Beers sight signals robust rough market, with boxes selling at estimated average 3% to 6% premiums. Good polished demand for 1 ct., G-J, VS-SI, RapSpec A2+ diamonds. Buyers shifting to VG as 3X premiums increase. Luk Fook FY revenue +14% to $1.9B, profit +33% to $175M. Israel and Shanghai bourses sign MoU to manufacture large stones in new Ramat Gan factory.