While gold has a high status globally, there are far more expensive metals out there.
They say that all that glitters isn’t gold. It’s true, because it could be something far more valuable. Although gold is among the world’s most expensive metals, it is not the most expensive.
This silver-colored rock is extremely rare and is the most expensive and valuable metal on this planet. It has an extremely high melting point and can withstand corrosion. An ounce of Rhodium is currently valued at $2,420.
Although very dense, platinum is quite malleable and non-corrosive. It’s clear reflective silver toning has made it the people’s choice for expensive and exclusive jewelry. It is also used in dentistry, weaponry and aerodynamics. An ounce of platinum costs $834.90.
Everyone knows gold. Gold is the most popular and recognizable precious metal there is. Over the centuries people have worn gold proudly and used it as for of payment for services and goods. Today, the price of an ounce of gold is $1,196.50.
Ruthenium is a type of platinum, and alike all elements of the platinum family, it is considered precious. Not only can Ruthenium withstand corrosion, it is also extremely hard. And ounce of Ruthenium is sold today at around $262.
Iridium is one of the most expensive metals there is, and also one of the densest. It is the most extreme type of platinum element and can pretty much survive anything. It is used in watches, compasses, and medicine, and is currently priced at $1,460 per ounce.