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Saturday, 4 November 2017

The Most Expensive Materials in the World

$11 per gram

Saffron is a unique spice, combining fantastic taste and good health benefits. The flavor and healing properties of saffron do not have an equal and that is why the production is very effort and time-consuming.

$56 per gram

Probably one of the most famous well-known precious metals in the world. Gold has been worshipped since ancient history and beautiful things are always compared to it.

$58 per gram

Rhodium is metal part of the platinum group and a very rare one indeed. About one ton of earth crust contains about 0.001g of rhodium.

$60 per gram

Platinum is a rare precious metal with a silvery color. It has high resistance to acids and other compounds.

$100 per gram

This is what they were cooking in the television series Breaking Bad. It’s for your own best interest not to see this in person as it is prohibited by law.

$110 per gram

Science has proven that rhino horns have no medical properties but they are still considered highly valuable to produce great knife handles. Rhinos are on the verge of extinction thanks to poachers.

$130 per gram

An opiate that changes your perception. It is very hard to get hold of and that is why it’s probably so expensive.


Cocaine is a fatally dangerous narcotic.  It has a high price because of its ‘purity’ and naturalness.

$3000 per gram

A narcotic substance and very expensive delayed death. The process to manufacture this drug is quite difficult, which would explain its cost.

$4000 per gram

A heavy but also fragile radioactive metal. Its uses can vary from the production of nuclear weapons and fuel to a source of energy for spacecraft.

$9000 per gram

This stone is so rare that very few people know it exists. It was discovered about 65 years ago and has a mineral a reddish color. Today there are only a couple of hundred of these stones in the world.

$20000 per gram

A violet pink precious stone. It is about a million times rarer than diamonds and can be classified as legendary. It is not very popular when it comes to jewelry like diamonds.

$30000 per gram

This gas is used in lighting such as tritium illumination. The cost to produce a pound of tritium is about $15 million.

$550000 per gram

The best friend of any lady and probably the most precious stone on planet earth.

$25 million per gram

The most expensive chemical element ever. Since it was discovered in 1950 it was synthesized only once.

$62,5 trillion per gram

The most expensive substance on Earth. According to theory, we will be able to use antimatter as fuel for spacecraft in the future. 

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