Looks like a ruby ring, doesn't it? Well, it's not. This is actually a painite stone. With its rich red tones and hints of brown and orange, this stone is beautiful as is. What makes it even more covetable is the fact that it is extremely rare. It was only discovered 65 years ago. So painite is expensive. Like, $9,000 per gram kind of expensive.
The color jade green is one of the richest, most beautiful colors there is. So can you imagine finding a 14ft high and 19ft long jade stone? Well, it happened in Myanmar when miners found this huge stone. The cost of this piece is $170 million. This stone is off to China where it will be used to make jewelry and sculptures.
The word platinum alludes to something that's rich and very expensive. Well, that's because platinum metal is rich and very expensive. This metal is very precious and rare. It's also "highly resistant to acids, alkali, and other compounds." The price per gram for platinum is $60. So yeah, prepare to save if you want to buy that platinum engagement ring.
Ah, gold, a classic and an obvious one here on this list. But we can't really make a list like this one without mentioning it, can we? Gold is famous, it has a history and it's still a favorite for couples when they're choosing their wedding bands. The value of gold is still solid, in fact, per gram, gold will cost you $56.
Saffron is not something you'd eat every day. This delicate spice will infuse your dishes with incredible flavor. It also comes with a number of health benefits, but using it often will set you back financially. This is because to bring saffron to the market, it takes time and effort as this spice is hand-picked from the delicate flowers of orchids. As a result, this spice costs around $11 per gram.
Rhodium comes from the platinum family, so you already know it's going to cost you. What makes this metal so expensive is because it's extremely rare. To explain just how rare: one ton of the earth's crust contains only 0.001g of rhodium.
Unlike platinum or gold, you wouldn't want to be in possession of methamphetamine. Well, not unless you want to get caught trafficking it or becoming a drug addict. Still, even if it is prohibited by law, it doesn't mean it can't make the list. Methamphetamine is expensive — $100 per gram kind of expensive.
Like methamphetamine, heroin too is prohibited by law. More than most any other drug, heroin reaps havoc on a person's body. You can just see the skin of a heroin addict turn grey, as if the drug is sucking the life out of him. Still, this drug remains covetable and expensive, costing about $130 per gram.
Cocaine is even more expensive than the former two, at $200 per gram. Its expensive price is justified by the drug being considered purer than others (although there have been many cases which proved it was not, in fact, as pure.) Cocaine is dangerous and it has already taken too many lives.
For the most expensive drug on this list, we have LSD. This drug will set you back quite a penny as it costs about $3000 per gram. The reason this drug is so expensive is that it's more difficult to get it manufactured than the others.
At $4000 per gram, plutonium is very expensive, to say the least. This is because plutonium is heavy - but it's also a very fragile kind of radioactive metal. This material is used to make nuclear weapons, so it would be nice if it never existed. However, it's also used as a source of fuel for spacecraft.
Looks like something Superman would be scared of, doesn't it? This is tritium and it costs $30,000 per gram, so yeah, it's expensive. A tritium is a form of gas that is used in lighting. That's expensive lighting.
Alright, let's go back to the fun stuff, shall we? By that, I mean the stones we can wear on our fingers. Like Taaffeite, which costs $20,000 per gram. This pink/violet stone is a precious one that is "rarer than diamonds." We'll take one, please.
Last but not least, we have diamonds. Diamonds can cost as much as $55,000 per gram. Diamonds are popular, they never go out of style, and, unless your woman specifically says no, you can never go wrong with diamonds.