I feel so stupid for asking this question! But I am so very confused…
Simply put, what do people mean when they say “Gem Cloth”?
Is it the type that is meant to polish gem stones?
Or is it simply a soft untreated cloth meant to wipe away fingerprints and such?
I just received my jewelers loupe and some gems stones to start studying, and I want to wipe them clean so I can inspect them better. But I cannot figure out for the life of me what type of cloth is best to use just for wiping fingerprints and small debris away!
I have plenty of microfiber cloths around for gadgets and my photography equipment, etc. Are those okay to use on 6-7+ Mohs scale gems?
Or do I need a special type? I read someone about getting “100% cotton, untreated, soft cloth” to use.
Could someone please guide me in the right direction?
Knee slapper for sure…