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1. Order of Druk Gyalpo

Honour for life achievement

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Breast Star:  80mm star constructed in four pieces:

1. Large ornate gold plated back plate

2. Enamelled border centre piece in orange enamel

3. Centre enamelled red

4. Royal Symbol

The whole pinned through and the pins concealed with a centre dome on the reverse of the star with crossed dorjee. Reverse of the star is semi-matt finish with polished centre dome

National Honours (Decorations) and medals

1. Order of Druk Gyalpo

Honour for life achievement

bhutan medals

Breast Star:  80mm star constructed in four pieces:

1. Large ornate gold plated back plate

2. Enamelled border centre piece in orange enamel

3. Centre enamelled red

4. Royal Symbol

The whole pinned through and the pins concealed with a centre dome on the reverse of the star with crossed dorjee. Reverse of the star is semi-matt finish with polished centre dome

Collar/Sash Badge:

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60mm detachable badge in same design as the breast star with top suspension device for attaching to sash. Constructed in similar four pieces

2. Order of Druk Yugyel

Highest civilian honour

Sash Badge (detachable)

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60mm constructed in three pieces:

1. Circular border depicting Elements of the Royal Symbols

2. Yellow enamelled centre

3. Matt finish gold King’s portrait

The whole pinned through and the pins concealed with a centre dome on the reverse of the badge with crossed dorjee. Reverse Badge in semi-matt finish with bright polished centre dome

Breast Star

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80mm star constructed in exact replica of the Badge with undulating fringe to provide the star shape

3. Order of Druk Wangyel

Second highest honour

Sash/Collar Badge: 

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Badge is detachable to be worn either with a Sash or Collar ribbon

60mm constructed in 3 pieces:

1. Gold plated back plate consisting of dorjee and lattice work

2. Enamelled centre with bead edge

3. Dragon pegged on centre

The whole pinned through and the pins concealed with the centre dome on the reverse of the badge with crossed dorjee

Reverse of badge in semi-matt finish with bright polished centre dome

Breast Star: 80mm Star constructed in 4 pieces:

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1. Large ornate gold plated back plate

2. Silver trumpets (dhung) individually pegged onto back star

3. Centre with enamelled yellow/orange with bead edging

4. Dragon pegged onto the centre

4. Order of Druk Thuksey

Badge:

The badge, 65mm in diameter, comprises four pieces each pegged together by means of silver pins

1. Back plate of dorjee the points of which are joined by a rope device to form an outer circle

2. Second layer of enamelled lotus leaves

3. Centre circle enamelled red on the border and yellow in the centre

4. Portrait of His Majesty

Miniature: The miniature is a single piece exactly like the Badge, which can be worn as a set or a single piece pinned to the chest

5. Order of Druk Khorlo

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Badge:

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The Badge, 65mm in diameter, comprises four pieces each pegged together by means of silver pins:

1. Back plate of dorjee, the point of which are joined by a rope device to form an outer circle

2. Second layer of enamelled lotus leaves

3. Centre circle enamelled red on the border and yellow in the centre

4. Portrait of His Majesty the King

6. National Order of Merit

Consisting of three class/levels based on material and finish

1. Class/level I: Silver with gold finish

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2. Class/level II: Silver with silver finish

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3. Class/level III: Bronze with bronze finish

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Tie-pin:

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The tie-pin miniatures with butterfly catch on the back coloured to match. The medal is stamped in one piece to give the desired look

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