Concerns about Hong Kong show remain as protests continue despite withdrawal of extradition bill that sparked them. Luxury jewelers developing China strategy to focus on high-end consumers, who are spending more at home. Weak Chinese wholesale demand weighing on diamond market, with 1 ct. RAPI -0.4% in August. US jewelers considering buying opportunities but delaying holiday stock orders. Signet Jewelers 2Q sales -4% to $1.4B, net loss of $44M vs. $31M loss last year. Polished inventory levels reduced, but still higher than previous years. Manufacturing profit margins tight despite limited rough supply. Rough prices must come down to enable better 2020.