Dealers optimistic ahead of Vegas shows, despite sluggish May trading. 2018 looking better than 2017. GemGenève demonstrates robust high end. Sotheby’s Geneva sells $86M (82% by lot) as pear-shape, 6.16 ct., fancy dark grey-blue, SI1 diamond fetches $6.7M ($1.1M/ct.). Christie’s Geneva garners $82M (88% by lot), with cushion, 50.47 ct., D, VVS1 Harry Winston diamond going for $6.5M ($129K/ct.). India’s Titan FY sales +21% to $2.4B, profit +58% to $164M. Rough prices firm at De Beers and Alrosa sights. Alrosa 1Q sales +14% to $1.5B, profit +40% to $533M. India April polished exports +14% to $2B, rough imports -13% to $1.5B. World Diamond Congress postponed due to low registration.