Rising expectations for Las Vegas shows. Good demand for 0.70 to 1.99 ct., G-J, VS-SI, RapSpec A3+. Other categories weak. Large-stone dealers cautious amid high-end slowdown. Christie’s Geneva garners $62M (87% by lot) as cushion, 118.05 ct., fancy yellow, VS2 diamond sells for $7.1M ($60,000/ct.). Sotheby’s Geneva fetches $42M (77% by lot) with 36.57 ct., D, FL going for $5M ($137,036/ct.). Rough prices stable at De Beers sight but tight Indian liquidity impacting demand. Alrosa April sales -21% to $319M. Letšeng 1Q average price -42% to $1,900/ct. Petra sells 425 ct., D, type II rough to Stargems and Choron for $15M. Industry mourns the passing of Leo Schachter and Sam Abram.