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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 sapphire tumbler****Mint Fiesta sapphire tumbler****Mint $12.99 7h 28m
Fiesta LARGE DISC PITCHER Retired Item SAPPHIRE 60th. ANNIVERSARY Fiesta LARGE DISC PITCHER Retired Item SAPPHIRE 60th. ANNIVERSARY 0 $100.00 1d 10h 47m
Fiestaware Sapphire Blue Cake Plate Fiesta Hostess Blue Serving Tray Fiestaware Sapphire Blue Cake Plate Fiesta Hostess Blue Serving Tray $145.00 1d 14h
Fiesta SAPPHIRE  Tumbler Discontinued Bloomingdales Exclusive Fiesta SAPPHIRE Tumbler Discontinued Bloomingdales Exclusive $26.09 1d 21h 55m
Fiestaware Set Carafe Pitcher and 4 Tumbler Cups Fiesta Sapphire Blue Retired Fiestaware Set Carafe Pitcher and 4 Tumbler Cups Fiesta Sapphire Blue Retired $105.40 1d 22h 32m
Fiesta Fiestaware Fiesta Fiestaware "COBALT OR SAPPHIRE" CARAFE COLOR RETIRED. BEAUTIFUL P 0 $39.95 3d 21h 47m
Fiesta Dinnerware, 4 pc Place Setting, Fiestaware, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice Fiesta Dinnerware, 4 pc Place Setting, Fiestaware, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice $116.99 4d 1h 31m
Fiestaware Sapphire Teacup and Saucer Fiesta Limited Retired Blue Tea Fiestaware Sapphire Teacup and Saucer Fiesta Limited Retired Blue Tea $33.00 4d 14h 27m
FIESTAWARE SAPPHIRE BLUE TEA/COFFEE CUP & SAUCER HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA CO. FIESTAWARE SAPPHIRE BLUE TEA/COFFEE CUP & SAUCER HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA CO. $5.95 4d 14h 36m
Fiestaware Sapphire Dinner Plate Fiesta Retired Blue 10.5 inch Dinner Plate 2nd Fiestaware Sapphire Dinner Plate Fiesta Retired Blue 10.5 inch Dinner Plate 2nd $30.00 4d 18h 48m
Fiesta Sapphire Blue 9 5/8 Fiesta Sapphire Blue 9 5/8" Medium Vase no reserve $98.00 4d 19h 16m
HLC Fiesta Sapphire Large Vase in Box Excellent Condition HLC Fiesta Sapphire Large Vase in Box Excellent Condition $99.99 6d 19h 17m
HLC Fiesta Sapphire 5pc Place Setting HLC Fiesta Sapphire 5pc Place Setting 1 $5.99 6d 20h 17m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Plate 1285790 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Plate 1285790 $109.95 7d 3h 22m
Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug and Saucer Fiesta HLC Large 18 oz Retired Blue Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug and Saucer Fiesta HLC Large 18 oz Retired Blue $55.00 7d 12h 30m
VASE MEDIUM FIESTA sapphire 9 5/8 VASE MEDIUM FIESTA sapphire 9 5/8" 1ST QTY $199.99 7d 12h 34m
Fiestaware Sapphire 5 Piece Place Setting Fiesta Retired Limited Blue Dish Set Fiestaware Sapphire 5 Piece Place Setting Fiesta Retired Limited Blue Dish Set $150.00 7d 16h 38m
 FIESTA WARE jumbo saucer  SAPPHIRE BLUE FIESTA WARE jumbo saucer SAPPHIRE BLUE $14.99 7d 17h 20m
Fiesta LARGE DISC PITCHER Retired Item  First quality SAPPHIRE 60th. ANNIVERSARY Fiesta LARGE DISC PITCHER Retired Item First quality SAPPHIRE 60th. ANNIVERSARY $80.00 8d 9h 32m
Fiestaware Cobalt/Navy/Sapphire Blue Dinner Plate Fiesta 10.5 Fiestaware Cobalt/Navy/Sapphire Blue Dinner Plate Fiesta 10.5" $9.99 8d 22h 41m
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 10d 11h 34m
Fiesta Fiestaware Sapphire Blue Tea Cups & Saucers 1996 Limited Set Of 4 Fiesta Fiestaware Sapphire Blue Tea Cups & Saucers 1996 Limited Set Of 4 $124.99 10d 14h 52m
Fiesta CARAFE and TUMBLER SET Retired Item First quality,  New In Box SAPPHIRE Fiesta CARAFE and TUMBLER SET Retired Item First quality, New In Box SAPPHIRE $125.00 10d 15h 17m
Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 7 Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 7" Soup Cereal Bowl Sapphire Fiestaware $37.99 11d 11h 27m
Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 10 Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 10" Dinner Plate Sapphire Fiestaware $54.99 11d 11h 27m
'96 Vintage SAPPHIRE 5 Piece Flatware Place Setting - Fiestaware sliverware '96 Vintage SAPPHIRE 5 Piece Flatware Place Setting - Fiestaware sliverware $45.00 11d 16h 11m
Fiesta Sapphire Large 13-5/8 Fiesta Sapphire Large 13-5/8" Oval Platter NEW Factory 2nd Retired Color $46.99 12d 10h 54m
FIESTA® SAPPHIRE FLATWARE - 5 PC SET - RETIRED COLOR - RETIRED SET - NIB FIESTA® SAPPHIRE FLATWARE - 5 PC SET - RETIRED COLOR - RETIRED SET - NIB $34.95 12d 14h 43m
Fiestaware Sapphire Dinner Plate Fiesta Retired Blue 10.5 inch plate Fiestaware Sapphire Dinner Plate Fiesta Retired Blue 10.5 inch plate $55.00 12d 17h 44m
Fiesta SAPPHIRE Stainless Steel 5 Piece Place Setting Flatware Silverware NIB Fiesta SAPPHIRE Stainless Steel 5 Piece Place Setting Flatware Silverware NIB $45.00 13d 16h 10m
Retired Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug + Tea Cup Lot - Fiesta HLC Retired Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug + Tea Cup Lot - Fiesta HLC $50.00 14d 11h 58m
Fiestaware Tumbler 6 1/2 ounce, Sapphire Fiestaware Tumbler 6 1/2 ounce, Sapphire $20.00 14d 22h 15m
Fiesta ONE (1) QT. LARGE Serving Bowl  8 1/4 Fiesta ONE (1) QT. LARGE Serving Bowl 8 1/4" - Retired Color first- SAPPHIRE $40.00 15d 8h 47m
FIESTAWARE 5 piece place setting - SAPPHIRE BLUE - LIMITED EDITION (1996 - 1997) FIESTAWARE 5 piece place setting - SAPPHIRE BLUE - LIMITED EDITION (1996 - 1997) $130.00 15d 11h 52m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher And 4 Tumblers Sapphire Blue Fiesta Homer Laughlin 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher And 4 Tumblers Sapphire Blue $34.95 16d 22h 34m
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 $40.00 17d 13h 14m
Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Blue Water Jug 60 ounce Retired Item Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Blue Water Jug 60 ounce Retired Item $75.00 17d 16h 44m
Fiestaware Sapphire 5 piece place setting retired Fiesta blue dish set Fiestaware Sapphire 5 piece place setting retired Fiesta blue dish set $145.00 19d 21h 56m
NIB~FIESTA  WARE Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Blue #116 Water Jug 60 oz Retired Item NIB~FIESTA WARE Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Blue #116 Water Jug 60 oz Retired Item $78.00 19d 22h 7m
FIESTA SAPPHIRE COFFEE CUP RETIRED, FIRST QUALITY, UNUSED, NO BOX FIESTA SAPPHIRE COFFEE CUP RETIRED, FIRST QUALITY, UNUSED, NO BOX $4.50 20d 20h 33m
Fiesta Mate Sapphire Jumbo Mug Cup Retired Limited Edition Color Fiestaware (b) Fiesta Mate Sapphire Jumbo Mug Cup Retired Limited Edition Color Fiestaware (b) $28.00 21d 20h 8m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta  SAPPHIRE  10.5 Homer Laughlin Fiesta SAPPHIRE 10.5" Dinner Plate $45.00 21d 23h 15m
Fiestaware, drink glass, Juice Tumbler, Fiesta, Sapphire Blue, Very Nice Fiestaware, drink glass, Juice Tumbler, Fiesta, Sapphire Blue, Very Nice $54.99 22d 12h 32m
CLOCK plate 10 CLOCK plate 10" sapphire blue FIESTA WARE NEW $39.99 22d 14h 23m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 2617268 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 2617268 $13.99 22d 20h 47m
Fiesta Retired Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Retired Sapphire Carafe $45.50 22d 21h 46m
FIESTA LIMITED EDITION SAPPHIRE BLUE CUP & SAUCER 1996-1997  FOR BLOOMINGDALE'S FIESTA LIMITED EDITION SAPPHIRE BLUE CUP & SAUCER 1996-1997 FOR BLOOMINGDALE'S $44.00 23d 51m
 Homer Laughlin Fiesta -  mate go along SAPPHIRE Jumbo  Saucer Homer Laughlin Fiesta - mate go along SAPPHIRE Jumbo Saucer $20.00 23d 13h 28m
Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ $49.99 23d 22h 1m
Sapphire Fiesta NEW 5 Piece Place Setting Beautiful Retired Bloomingdales New Sapphire Fiesta NEW 5 Piece Place Setting Beautiful Retired Bloomingdales New $144.50 24d 19h 6m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Cup & Saucer 2155951 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Cup & Saucer 2155951 $39.99 24d 19h 39m
19 OZ MEDIUM CEREAL SOUP BOWL sapphire blue 6 7/8 19 OZ MEDIUM CEREAL SOUP BOWL sapphire blue 6 7/8" FIESTA $27.99 25d 17h 10m
POST '86 DISCONTINUED SAPPHIRE FIESTA MEDIUM VASE- NIB -FIESTAWARE POST '86 DISCONTINUED SAPPHIRE FIESTA MEDIUM VASE- NIB -FIESTAWARE $225.00 25d 18h 22m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Open Carafe 2615277 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Open Carafe 2615277 $99.95 26d 14h 26m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 8 3/8 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 8 3/8" Vegetable Bowl 2615275 $49.99 26d 14h 33m
Fiestaware Sapphire 5 Piece Place Setting Fiesta Retired Limited Blue Dish Set Fiestaware Sapphire 5 Piece Place Setting Fiesta Retired Limited Blue Dish Set $135.00 26d 19h
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 $40.00 27d 15h 2m
Vintage Bloomingdale's Fiestaware Sapphire Teacup Vintage Bloomingdale's Fiestaware Sapphire Teacup $34.99 27d 17h 11m
Fiesta Large 13.5” Sapphire Platter Fiesta Large 13.5” Sapphire Platter $39.99 28d 1h 2m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Soup Bowl 1285796 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Soup Bowl 1285796 $43.99 28d 17h 42m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 2617268 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 2617268 $19.99 28d 18h 15m
Fiestaware Sapphire Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta Retired Limited Blue Water Pitcher Fiestaware Sapphire Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta Retired Limited Blue Water Pitcher $85.00 28d 20h 35m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Salad Plate 1285791 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Salad Plate 1285791 $45.99 29d 16h 30m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher 2615269 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher 2615269 $99.95 29d 18h 11m
Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Blue Retired 60 oz Water Jug Pitcher Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Blue Retired 60 oz Water Jug Pitcher $75.00 29d 19h 52m
Fiestaware Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea cup/Saucer Lot Orng Grn Sapphire Fiestaware Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea cup/Saucer Lot Orng Grn Sapphire $16.24 29d 22h 27m

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