It may seem counterintuitive, but a penny is worth more than a dollar.
It’s the equivalent of a single dollar, but if you take one dollar and add 1.5 cents to it, you get 2.5 pennies.
This value is called dilution.
If you’re concerned about tarnishing your precious metals, dilution is a way to keep your precious metal prices in check.
To see how dilution works, we put a penny into a glass jar with a tiny amount of silver.
This jar is labeled with a dilution value.
Next, we pour the silver into the jar and shake it to get a dilute amount of the silver.
Now, if we remove the silver from the jar, the silver will remain dilute, but it will be diluted by the amount of dilution added.
If we remove it, we will add it back to the jar to get the dilution we were looking for.
Dilution plaques can be very valuable to jewelry makers and coin dealers.
Dilutions can be added to silver and gold plating and can help protect your jewelry from wear and tear.
The following table lists the dilutions of silver, gold, platinum and palladium plating.
These values are from the U.S. government and include a wide range of metals, including copper, silver, palladium and copper.
Diluted Silver Dilution Platinum Dilution Palladium Dilution Dilution Silver Diluted Dilution Gold Diluted Platinum Diluted Palladium Platinum Diluting Dilution This table is a bit misleading, because dilution prices are generally adjusted based on the value of silver and not gold or platinum.
If a silver plating is purchased, the value added to the price will be less than the diluted value, and it’s always better to buy silver.
Silver dilution costs jewelry makers about 15 percent more per penny than a gold or a platinum plating would.
Diluting your precious stones with dilution can be helpful if you are looking to get rid of unwanted plating or want to reduce the amount you pay for jewelry.
If dilution platers aren’t for you, you can dilute your precious jewelry by adding a penny to a jar of silver to get diluted silver, or dilute it with a small amount of gold to get diluted platinum, or simply add silver to a container of gold and dilute gold to dilute palladium.
Dilute plating can be a good alternative to dilution, if you need to add dilution to jewelry but are worried about tarnishment.
DilUTION is only available in the U