trading slow over Jewish New Year and China National Day holiday. Chinese
demand improving with Sept. gold, silver and jewelry sales +11%. Dealers
focused on filling U.S. Christmas orders. Polished prices stable with Sept.
RAPI 1 ct. -0.2%, 0.30 ct. +0.3%, 0.50 ct. -0.2%, 3 ct. -0.2%. Polished market squeezed
by relatively high rough prices with suppliers preferring to delay sales rat…