Hello Sandi and others,
You asked: "The equipment seems like it would fit in well with my
studio, but would the solution be OK for turquoise or would I have
to pull the stones from items I want to clean? Has anyone else out
there who works with a lot of turquoise used this type of cleaner
The ionic cleaner solution has not affected any of the beads or
stones I've put in the unit. That includes turquoise and pearls.
I will say, that while the tarnish is removed, the surface of the
silver will be slightly duller after cleaning. That makes sense if
you recognize that molecules are being removed from the surface and
that means it is not quite as smooth. I've found that the polish can
be easily restored with brisk rubbing with a polishing cloth. If the
surface is textured with sharp cuts, the cuts will be white but not
Also be aware that ALL tarnish is removed - including intentional
patina in crevices.
On the whole, I am pleased with my cleaner and would purchase it
again. BTW, I've had the same unit for many years and it has been
reliable. No association with the manufacturer, etc.
Judy in Kansas, where the frost is definitely on the pumpkins and my
remaining green tomatoes are safely wrapped & stored for future
ripening and use!