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Sapphire Fiesta® (Post 1986)

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Meet Sapphire Fiesta

Sapphire is a bright blue color, more brilliant than the 1930s cobalt. A Fiesta collector once allegedly described it as "the color of Paul Newman's eyes." Limited to only 180 firing days, this color has quickly become one of the rarest, difficult to find post86 Fiesta collectible.

Compounding the scarcity issue is the fact that Homer Laughlin produced exclusively for one department store - Bloomingdale's. The rewards of collecting Sapphire Fiesta ware will be as rich as the final price paid.

Sapphire Blue Shapes

The sapphire line appeared is only these shapes:
  • five-piece place settings
  • 13 ½ oval platter
  • 32-ounce serving bowl
  • large disk pitcher
  • 6 ½ ounce tumbler
  • medium flower vase
  • wall clock
  • handled serving tray
  • carafe

Additionally, the Fiesta-Mates' jumbo 18 oz. cup and saucer were dipped in sapphire. However, no sugar and creamer or salt and pepper were produced. Since its retirement, collectors have already been actively buying and selling it.

The Sapphire color looks very similar to the vintage blue glaze, because it is that same luminous, shiny blue. Keep in mind that there was far, far more vintage blue Fiesta produced, and also that the sapphire items will fall under the same identification rules for distinguishing vintage pieces from the post-86: The newer sapphire pieces will be slightly smaller and heavier because of the vitrified clay body. Sapphire was produced before Homer Laughlin initiated the H mark in to distinguish a newer line.

Fiesta collectors and sellers auction items from the Sapphire Fiesta line regularly. Check this page to see all of the current auctions in this prized color.

Fiesta Retired Sapphire Blue  5-Piece Place Setting Fiesta Retired Sapphire Blue 5-Piece Place Setting $69.99 5h 21m
Fiestaware Sapphire Teacup & Saucer - Fiesta Limited Retired Blue Tea Fiestaware Sapphire Teacup & Saucer - Fiesta Limited Retired Blue Tea $33.00 19h 12m
Fiesta Sapphire Tumbler Fiestaware 616.83 Fiesta Sapphire Tumbler Fiestaware 616.83 $18.00 21h 35m
NEW RETIRED FIESTA WARE SAPPHIRE OVAL SERVING PLATTER  HOMER LAUGHLIN NEW RETIRED FIESTA WARE SAPPHIRE OVAL SERVING PLATTER HOMER LAUGHLIN $29.99 1d 4h 4m
Fiesta Sapphire Large 13-5/8 Fiesta Sapphire Large 13-5/8" Oval Platter NEW Factory 2nd Retired Color $46.99 1d 18h 24m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Cup & Saucer 2155951 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Cup & Saucer 2155951 $43.99 2d 7h 52m
Fiesta® Fiestaware Go Along SAPPHIRE Napkin Dispenser Fiesta® Fiestaware Go Along SAPPHIRE Napkin Dispenser $54.00 2d 21h 6m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Plate 1285790 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Plate 1285790 $123.95 3d 2h 50m
Fiesta Ware SAPPHIRE BLUE - 2 Oval Platters / 2 Vegetable Bowls Fiesta Ware SAPPHIRE BLUE - 2 Oval Platters / 2 Vegetable Bowls 1 $60.00 3d 2h 50m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Teacup & Saucer, Retired Sapphire blue, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Teacup & Saucer, Retired Sapphire blue, Nice $26.09 3d 6h 29m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Soup Bowl 1285796 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Soup Bowl 1285796 $47.99 3d 19h 45m
VASE MEDIUM FIESTA sapphire 9 5/8 VASE MEDIUM FIESTA sapphire 9 5/8" 1ST QTY $199.99 3d 19h 54m
Contemporary Fiesta Ware Sapphire Teacup, EUC Contemporary Fiesta Ware Sapphire Teacup, EUC $19.99 3d 20h 49m
Fiesta  Sapphire   Tumbler  NEW Fiesta Sapphire Tumbler NEW $11.45 3d 21h 16m
 FIESTA WARE jumbo saucer  SAPPHIRE BLUE FIESTA WARE jumbo saucer SAPPHIRE BLUE $14.99 4d 40m
Fiesta Retired Sapphire Blue Tumblers Lot Of Two (2) First Quality Pieces NICE Fiesta Retired Sapphire Blue Tumblers Lot Of Two (2) First Quality Pieces NICE 0 $48.95 4d 18h 34m
Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Retired Limited Blue 60 oz Water Jug Pitcher Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Retired Limited Blue 60 oz Water Jug Pitcher $85.00 5d 14m
FIESTA SAPPHIRE JUMBO SAUCER HLC Homer Laughlin - Very Unusual hard to find! FIESTA SAPPHIRE JUMBO SAUCER HLC Homer Laughlin - Very Unusual hard to find! 0 $5.99 6d 8h 9m
Fiesta Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Pitcher Homer Laughlin Excellent!!! Fiesta Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Pitcher Homer Laughlin Excellent!!! $74.99 7d 5h 36m
Fiesta Retired SAPPHIRE 5-Piece Place Setting w/ Box ~ Fiesta Retired SAPPHIRE 5-Piece Place Setting w/ Box ~ 0 $125.00 7d 5h 55m
Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE TEA CUP + SAUCER ~ Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE TEA CUP + SAUCER ~ 0 $16.99 7d 5h 55m
Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ 0 $49.99 7d 5h 55m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Jumbo Cup, Chili Bowl w/ Handle, Retire Sapphire blue, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Jumbo Cup, Chili Bowl w/ Handle, Retire Sapphire blue, Nice $29.69 8d 7h 54m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 5 piece Place Setting, Sapphire blue, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 5 piece Place Setting, Sapphire blue, Nice $115.19 8d 7h 54m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Teacup, Tea Cup, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Teacup, Tea Cup, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice $17.99 9d 8h 48m
Retired Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug + Tea Cup Lot - Fiesta HLC Retired Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug + Tea Cup Lot - Fiesta HLC $65.00 10d 19h 18m
Fiestaware Tumbler 6 1/2 ounce, Sapphire Fiestaware Tumbler 6 1/2 ounce, Sapphire $20.00 11d 5h 35m
Fiesta SIDE SALAD PLATE - 7 1/4 Fiesta SIDE SALAD PLATE - 7 1/4" - New Never Used - Retired color - SAPPHIRE $20.00 11d 15h 26m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 4 piece Place Setting, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 4 piece Place Setting, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice $116.99 12d 6h 51m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Large Oval Serving Platter - Retired Sapphire blue - Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Large Oval Serving Platter - Retired Sapphire blue - Nice $47.69 12d 6h 51m
Fiesta® SAPPHIRE Post 86 Blank CLOCK PLATE - Discontinued Item Fiesta® SAPPHIRE Post 86 Blank CLOCK PLATE - Discontinued Item $39.99 12d 20h 20m
NEW*Fiestaware*Fiesta Ware* Sapphire Blue Tumbler*16304j NEW*Fiestaware*Fiesta Ware* Sapphire Blue Tumbler*16304j $20.00 12d 22h 46m
Sapphire Fiesta Ware 60Th Anniversary Water Pitcher (in box) Rare 4Tumblers Sapphire Fiesta Ware 60Th Anniversary Water Pitcher (in box) Rare 4Tumblers $200.00 13d 5h 1m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Teacup, Tea Cup, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Teacup, Tea Cup, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice $19.79 13d 19h 4m
SALAD PLATE Sapphire HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 7.25 SALAD PLATE Sapphire HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 7.25" $25.99 13d 22h 27m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta  SAPPHIRE Teacup and Saucer Homer Laughlin Fiesta SAPPHIRE Teacup and Saucer $20.00 15d 18h 20m
 Homer Laughlin Fiesta -  mate go along SAPPHIRE Jumbo  Saucer Homer Laughlin Fiesta - mate go along SAPPHIRE Jumbo Saucer $20.00 15d 18h 20m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Teacup, Tea Cup, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Teacup, Tea Cup, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice $20.69 16d 23h 38m
Fiesta 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING - 1st.-New - with CUP and SAUCER - SAPPHIRE Fiesta 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING - 1st.-New - with CUP and SAUCER - SAPPHIRE $170.00 17d 11h 11m
Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ $58.50 18d 5h 59m
FIESTA SAPPHIRE 5-PIECE PLACE SETTING - W/BOX - NEVER USED - RETIRED COLOR FIESTA SAPPHIRE 5-PIECE PLACE SETTING - W/BOX - NEVER USED - RETIRED COLOR $119.99 18d 10h 47m
FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE CUP & SAUCER 1996 1997  BLOOMINGDALE'S LIMITED EDITION FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE CUP & SAUCER 1996 1997 BLOOMINGDALE'S LIMITED EDITION $44.99 19d 8h 11m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 2617268 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 2617268 $22.99 20d 6h 12m
Fiesta 5pc sapphire flatware*** nib Fiesta 5pc sapphire flatware*** nib $45.99 20d 22h 52m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Large Oval Serving Platter, Retired Sapphire blue Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Large Oval Serving Platter, Retired Sapphire blue $40.49 21d 7h 44m
Fiestaware Sapphire Blue Large Disk Pitcher + 4 Tumblers/Glasses Set- Exclusive Fiestaware Sapphire Blue Large Disk Pitcher + 4 Tumblers/Glasses Set- Exclusive $89.99 21d 18h 58m
Vintage Retired Fiesta Sapphire Blue 5-piece Place Setting Original Box NEW MINT Vintage Retired Fiesta Sapphire Blue 5-piece Place Setting Original Box NEW MINT $112.95 21d 20h 52m
Fiesta Carafe Retired Sapphire NIB 60 ounce Fiestaware 317.16 Fiesta Carafe Retired Sapphire NIB 60 ounce Fiestaware 317.16 $85.00 21d 22h 5m
MIB Homer Laughlin Fiesta scare medium Sapphire vase - Mint In box (2 Available) MIB Homer Laughlin Fiesta scare medium Sapphire vase - Mint In box (2 Available) $225.00 22d 2h 43m
Fiestaware Sapphire Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta 60th Anniversary Limited Blue Fiestaware Sapphire Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta 60th Anniversary Limited Blue $85.00 23d 5h 12m
Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug - Fiesta HLC Large 18 oz Retired Blue Soup Mug Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug - Fiesta HLC Large 18 oz Retired Blue Soup Mug $50.00 23d 22h 22m
Fiesta SAPPHIRE Tumblers Set Of 2  Discontinued Bloomingdales Exclusive Fiesta SAPPHIRE Tumblers Set Of 2 Discontinued Bloomingdales Exclusive $47.18 24d 4h 42m
Fiesta SAPPHIRE  Tumbler 1st Quality  Discontinued Bloomingdales Exclusive Fiesta SAPPHIRE Tumbler 1st Quality Discontinued Bloomingdales Exclusive $22.52 24d 4h 43m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Salad Plate 1285791 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Salad Plate 1285791 $59.99 25d 16h 42m
Fiesta Millennium Pearl Gray Tumbler With #0 Decal In Sapphire Blue Fiesta Millennium Pearl Gray Tumbler With #0 Decal In Sapphire Blue $18.00 26d 3h 6m
Fiesta® Fiestaware SAPPHIRE Medium Flared Vase 9 5/8 Fiesta® Fiestaware SAPPHIRE Medium Flared Vase 9 5/8" MINT $159.00 26d 5h 28m
Fiesta Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe and 4 Tumblers, Mint, never used, original tag Fiesta Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe and 4 Tumblers, Mint, never used, original tag $149.00 26d 5h 45m
Fiestaware Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea cup/Saucer Lot Orng Grn Sapphire Fiestaware Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea cup/Saucer Lot Orng Grn Sapphire $17.99 26d 5h 47m
Fiesta Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Saucer 6.75 inch Mint, never used Fiesta Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Saucer 6.75 inch Mint, never used $15.00 26d 5h 58m
Fiesta Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe, retired, limited production Fiesta Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe, retired, limited production $69.00 26d 6h 23m
FIESTA -   SAPPHIRE DISK PITCHER & 4 JUICE TUMBLERS - NEVER USED - RETIRED COLOR FIESTA - SAPPHIRE DISK PITCHER & 4 JUICE TUMBLERS - NEVER USED - RETIRED COLOR $99.99 26d 6h 51m
Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug - Fiesta HLC Large 18 oz Retired Blue Soup Mug Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug - Fiesta HLC Large 18 oz Retired Blue Soup Mug $34.99 26d 7h 18m
FIESTA FIESTAWARE SAPPHIRE CUP & SAUCER  BLOOMINGDALE'S LIMITED EDITION FIESTA FIESTAWARE SAPPHIRE CUP & SAUCER BLOOMINGDALE'S LIMITED EDITION $29.00 26d 7h 41m
FIESTA FIESTAWARE SAPPHIRE TEA CUP BLOOMINGDALE'S LIMITED EDITION FIESTA FIESTAWARE SAPPHIRE TEA CUP BLOOMINGDALE'S LIMITED EDITION $9.00 26d 7h 47m
Fiesta Sapphire 5 piece place setting retired HTF Fiestaware 616.67 Fiesta Sapphire 5 piece place setting retired HTF Fiestaware 616.67 $140.00 26d 23h 26m
FIESTA WARE SAPPHIRE NAPPY BOWL NEW FIESTA WARE SAPPHIRE NAPPY BOWL NEW $23.99 27d 6h 17m
Fiesta HLC 13 5/8 Fiesta HLC 13 5/8" Sapphire Blue Serving Platter $12.95 28d 4h 8m
FIESTA -   SAPPHIRE WATER PITCHER  - NEVER USED - RETIRED COLOR FIESTA - SAPPHIRE WATER PITCHER - NEVER USED - RETIRED COLOR $49.99 29d 32m
CLOCK plate 10 CLOCK plate 10" sapphire blue FIESTA WARE NEW $39.99 29d 20h 43m

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