First, thanks for the nice words about my lapis wire wrap pendant.
I have used a Speed Brite for several years. It has never harmed
anything I’ve put in it. Opal, pearls, malachite, coral, all have
been unharmed. My studio is in the garage and laundry room of our
home (the garage heats to about 110 on many summer days, so I cut
stones, saw metal and wire wrap in the air conditioning - soldering,
stone saws, rolling mill and polishing machine are in the garage).
The Speed Brite is supposed to sit on the clothes dryer, but I always
find it in our 19 year old’s room. He uses it constantly for his
silver pieces. I use the Speed Brite after the ultrasonic and
whenever I need to remove the tarnish from a wire wrap piece. I often
wrap mabe pearls, which can’t go in the ultrasonic, and the Speed
Brite is great for a final cleaning.
I did not post this on Orchid because I thought you might be
interested in the two following archived messages, the second one from
the maker of the Speed Brite unit.