Gold automatically means a luxury, right? This precious metal is commonly associated with wealth and royal power.
However, it appears that this substance is much cheaper than other, far more rare substance. We suggest you look at the Top 16 most expensive substance of the world - sure, you will find many surprises. We have arranged the most expensive substance on the basis of price per gram, with an increase in value.
16. Saffron. In fact, this is the only agent in our list, which is cheaper than gold.
Price: 11.13 USD per gram.
5004 dollars per pound.
How to use: Saffron is a herbaceous flowering plant family of Iris. It can be used as a natural remedy that cures almost all known ailments ranging from depression and ending with irregular menstrual cycles.
The dried stigmas of saffron flowers can be used as a spice and food color orange. This property of saffron has been known since ancient times. In addition, the researchers suggest that the composition of saffron may contain some substances that can slow vision loss in older people.
Cost: $ 56.73 USD per gram.
How to use: In addition to the traditional use of gold in the jewelry industry, the precious metal can also be used as an electrical conductor and to prevent corrosion.
In the photo: golden carriage of Catherine II the Great.
Cost: $ 58 per gram
1630 dollars per ounce.
How to use: Rhodium is primarily used in catalytic converters to reduce carbon emissions from cars. Rhodium compounds are highly toxic and carcinogenic substances.
Cost: $ 60 per gram.
1637 dollars per ounce.
How to use: Platinum and its alloys can be used to make jewelry as a catalyst for scientific experiments, but also as a tool against cancer. . Each year, the needs of the global jewelery industry takes about 50 tons of platinum.
Cost: $ 100 per gram.
How to use: Methamphetamine is a stimulant, narcotic substance, it is quickly shaping enduring relationship, it evokes a feeling of euphoria. Most often, this substance as a drug teenagers use.
11. Rhino horn.
Cost: $ 110 per gram.
$ 50,000 per ounce.
How to use: rhino horn is especially appreciated in Vietnam for the fact that supposedly has the ability to cure cancer. Its use for medical purposes also includes the treatment of fevers and other diseases.
It is because of the huge demand for rhino horn poachers prey and may be endangered.
Cost: $ 130 per gram.
This opioid is administered intravenously, snorted and smoked, with the aim of changing consciousness. Heroin can cause seizures or coma.
Cost: $ 215 per gram.
How to use: Someone said that no cocaine, no party is not happy, but doctors believe it - the perfect way to create in their own addiction.
The popularity of the drug substance is related to its stimulating effect, the apparent improvement in mood and imaginary increase efficiency.
Cost: $ 3,000 per gram.
How to use: some nostalgic and tries to relive the 60th, of course, due to hallucinations.
Cost: $ 4,000 per gram.
How to use: Heavy metal is a radioactive silvery-white color is widely used in the manufacture of nuclear weapons, nuclear fuel as an energy source for spacecraft. There are two types of plutonium, one of the material for the production of military facilities, and the other is used in nuclear reactors. Plutonium is often used in nuclear bombs.
Cost: $ 9,000 per gram, or $ 1,800 per carat.
How to use: Pain is a mineral orange or reddish-brown hue. It was discovered in Burma in the mid-1950s. and has since been considered the rarest gemstone in the world. It is also used as a therapeutic crystal.
Price: from 2,500 to 20,000 dollars per gram or $ 500 to $ 4,000 per carat.
How to use: This gem of a lavender color, is believed to be a million times rarer than diamonds. It is only used as a gemstone.
Cost: $ 30,000 per gram.
How to use: It is used in light sources, like tritium illumination. In particular - to write a self-luminous signs "exit" in theaters, schools and offices. Results in the United States more than two million tablets tritium "Exit".
Cost: $ 55,000 per gram. Colorless stones can cost more than $ 11,000 per carat, but colored diamonds are much more expensive.
How to use: in engagement rings, where else
2. California 252.
Cost: $ 27 million per gram.
How to use: Surprisingly for such an expensive material, californium isotopes do not have any practical application. In the West, this element has been created only once since its opening in 1950.
Cost: 62.5 trillion dollars per gram.
How to use: Antimatter in the future, it is theoretically possible to use as a fuel for the flight of the spacecraft to other planets. To create antimatter requires a very expensive technology.