19 Of The Most Expensive Substances In The World

When we think about expensive materials, our minds goes to diamond, gold etc.

In fact there are so many other materials that are in the same price range or even much more expensive of Gold and Diamond, and we never heard of many of them.

You won’t believe what people are doing to get their hands on these expensive substances.

Check the list below :

19- White truffle 19-white-truffles

Cost: Up to $5 per gram or $2,000 per pound

What you do with it: This seasonal mushroom can be shaved over pasta, steak, eggs, and rice and infused in oil to sprinkle on almost anything.
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18. Saffron

18. Saffron

Cost: $11.13 per gram or $5,040 per pound

What you do with it: Saffron is a flowering plant that can be used in natural remidies for everything from depression to menstrual cycles.

17. Iranian Beluga Caviar  17-iranian-beluga-caviar

Cost: $35 per gram or $1,000 per ounce

What you do with it: Also known as “almas,” these costly fish eggs are eaten cold and in small bites as an appetizer and on unsalted crackers or bread.

16. Gold

16. Gold

Cost: $39.81 per gram

What you do with it: In addition to its uses in jewelry, the ancient metal can be used for electrical conductivity and resistance to corrosion.

15. Rhodium

15. Rhodium

Cost: $45 per gram or $1,270 per ounce

What you do with it: Rhodium  is mostly used in three-way catalytic converters to reduce a car’s carbon emissions.

14. Platinum

14. Platinum

Cost: $48 per gram or $1,365 per ounce

What you do with it: Platinum can be used  as a catalyst in scientific experiments, worn as jewelry, and taken in anti-cancer drugs.

13. Rhino Horn

13-rhino-horn

Cost: $55 per gram or $25,000 per pound

What you do with it: The prized tusk is rumored in Vietnam to cure cancer. Its supposed medical uses also include treating fever and other ailments.

12. Crème de la Mer

12. Crème de la Mer

Cost:  $70 per gram or $2,000 an ounce

What you do with it: Rub this so-called miracle cream daily to look ageless.

 

11. Heroin

11. Heroin

Cost: High-quality heroin can cost you up to $110 per gram

What you do with it: The opiate  is injected, snorted, or smoked and is meant to alter the subconscious. It can also cause convulsions or even comas.

10. Methamphetamine

10. Methamphetamine

Cost: $120 per gram or $1,600 per ounce

What you do with it: The highly addictive drug can produce euphoric effects and is often popular with teenagers.

 

9. Crack Cocaine

9. Crack Cocaine

Cost: Up to $600 per gram

What you do with it: Some say party, others say develop a problematic habit.

8. LSD

8. LSD

Cost: The crystal form of LSD costs about $3,000 per gram

What you do with it: Popular in the 1960s, this substance is known to cause hallucinations.

7. Plutonium

7. Plutonium

Cost: Roughly $4,000 per gram

What you do with it: It makes things nuclear. There are two kinds of plutonium that can be used, for either military purposes or nuclear reactors.

 

6. Taaffeite

6. Taaffeite

*Cost: Anywhere between $2,500 to $20,000 per gram or $2,400 per carat

What you do with it: The mauve colored gem is thought to be more than a million times scarcer than diamonds. And while it’s a bit too durable to use often in jewelry, if you’re lucky enough to find one, don’t let your hands off it.

*FYI: A carat = 0.2 grams

5. Tritium

5. Tritium

Cost: $30,000 per gram

What you do with it: Tritium is used in self-luminating EXIT signs found in theaters, schools, and office buildings. There are more than two million tritium EXIT signs in the United States.

4. Diamonds

4. Diamonds

*Cost: A colorless, 1-carat can cost more than $65,000 per gram, or $13,000 per carat

What you do with it: Buy engagement rings.

3. Painite

3. Painite

*Cost: $300,000 per gram or up to $60,000 per carat

What you do with it: Thought to be the rarest gem mineral, it can be used in crystal healing or just make a pretty collectible.

*FYI: A carat = 0.2 grams

 

2. Californium 252

2. Californium 252

Cost: $27 million per gram

What you do with it: The Californium isotope is used in devices that find layers of oil and water in oil wells.

1. Antimatter

Cost: $100 trillion per gram

What you do with it: Antimatter could possible fuel spaceships  to the planets, and maybe the stars, in the years to come.

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