Market sentiment weak, with select categories seeing demand. Diamonds between 0.70 ct. and 1.99 ct. moving well, but large stones slow. Sluggish demand for goods under 0.50 ct., with manufacturers reducing production of that size. Rough market subdued. Alrosa Jan.-Feb. sales -40% to $627M. Belgium Feb. rough imports -28% to $621M, polished exports -3% to $1.2B. Gem Diamonds 2018 revenue +25% to $267M, profit +171% to $47M after record production of exceptional stones. Eurostar Diamond Traders close to bankruptcy amid $500M debts. Signet appoints Jamie Singleton president of merged Kay, Zales and Peoples leadership team.