The 17 Most Expensive Materials In The World

For many centuries, lots of people have believed that gold is one of the most expensive materials in the world. This, however, is absolutely wrong. Apegeo has compiled a list of materials of value, rating them from the lowest price to the highest one. Let’s skip ahead a bit: gold is not even in the top three here. 16. Saffron — $11 per gram © (c)Praisaeng/shutterstock This spice is unique,...


Expensive Materials

For many centuries, lots of people have believed that gold is one of the most expensive materials in the world. This, however, is absolutely wrong.

Apegeo has compiled a list of materials of value, rating them from the lowest price to the highest one. Let’s skip ahead a bit: gold is not even in the top three here.

16. Saffron — $11 per gram

This spice is unique, combining fantastic taste and great health benefits. Its production process is highly time and effort consuming, but the flavor and healing properties of saffron are unequaled by any other spice.

15. Gold — $56 per gram

The most well-known precious metal that no woman can supposedly do without. Gold has been worshipped from time immemorial, and all things beautiful are inevitably compared to it.

14. Rhodium — $58 per gram

A metal of the platinum group and an extremely rare one. To give you the big picture, let’s say that one ton of earth crust contains about 0.001g of rhodium.

13. Platinum — $60 per gram

This is a rare and precious metal of a silvery steel color. Like gold, it’s highly resistant to acids, alkali, and other compounds.

12. Methamphetamine — $100 per gram

This is what the protagonists of Breaking Bad were cooking. It’s prohibited by law, and you’d do well if you don’t see it in person. Ever.

11. Rhinoceros’s horn — $110 per gram

Although science has proven that rhino horn has no medicinal properties, they are still considered valuable because of this property and as great knife handles. Because of poachers, poor rhinos are already on the verge of extinction.

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