As a child, we always thought that gold is the most expensive thing present in this world. But as we get older, we learn that there are other things more expensive than gold. Today we decided to bring a list of the most expensive materials in the world. Here presenting you 16 most expensive materials in the that is sure to shock you:
Saffron – $11 per gram
Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “saffron crocus”. The vivid crimson stigma and styles, called threads, are collected and dried to be used mainly as a seasoning and coloring agent in food.
Gold – $56 per gram
Throughout history, gold has been treasured for its beauty and radiance. It works both as investment and wealth, especially in the Indian subcontinent.
Rhodium – $69 per gram
Rhodium is a rare, silvery-white, hard, corrosion-resistant, and chemically inert transition metal. It is a noble metal and a member of the platinum group.
Platinum – $ 72 per gram
Platinum is considered one of four precious metals, along with silver, palladium, and gold. Among the four, it is the most expensive, the most prestigious and easily the most exclusive. It also happens to be the strongest of all metals used for jewelry.
Methamphetamine – $90 per gram
Methamphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant that is mainly used as a recreational drug and less commonly as a second-line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity.
Rhinocerous Horn – $110 per gram
The poaching of Rhinos is illegal, however, the demand for its precious horn is on the up. Their horns have their medicinal properties and also serve as great knife handles.
Heroin – $150 per gram
Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive drug processed from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of certain varieties of poppy plants.
Cocaine – $230 per gram
Although health care providers can use it for valid medical purposes, such as local anesthesia for some surgeries, recreational cocaine use is illegal. As a street drug, cocaine looks like a fine, white, crystal powder.
LSD – $2500 per gram
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), also known as acid, is a hallucinogenic drug. Effects typically include altered thoughts, feelings, and awareness of one’s surroundings.
Plutonium – $4000 per gram
Plutonium is a radioactive, silver metal that can be used to create or destroy. While it was used for destruction soon after it was made, today the element is used mostly for creating energy throughout the world.
Painite – $9000 per gram
Painite is a very rare borate mineral. It was first found in Myanmar by British mineralogist and gem dealer Arthur C.D. Pain who misidentified it as sapphire until it was discovered as a new gemstone in the 1950s.
Taaffeite – $20,000 per gram
Taaffeite is a beryllium magnesium aluminum oxide, which is very rare and resembles spinel in color. Because of this resemblance, it was actually cut as a spinel gemstone before it was identified as a new mineral.
Tritium – $30,000 per gram
Tritium glows for decades, is radioactive, but strangely still safe! It is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen mainly used in research activities, neutron generators and fusion reactors.
Diamond – $55,000 per gram
Diamond is the hardest known natural substance. It is also chemically resistant and has the highest thermal conductivity of any natural material. These properties make it suitable for use as a cutting tool and for other uses where durability is required. And not to forget they’re a girl’s best friend.
Californium – $27 million per gram
Californium is another radioactive element, used primarily in research and in instruments employed in the petroleum industry.
Antimatter – $63 million per gram
These have the same mass as particles of ordinary matter but have opposite charge and properties, such as lepton and baryon number. Encounters between a particle and an antiparticle lead to both of them being destroyed.