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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 Large 13-5/8 Fiesta Sapphire Large 13-5/8" Oval Platter NEW Factory 2nd Retired Color $39.94 8h 36m
Fiestaware Sapphire 5 piece place setting retired Fiesta blue dish set 1117104 Fiestaware Sapphire 5 piece place setting retired Fiesta blue dish set 1117104 $145.00 16h 48m
Fiestaware Fiesta Ware 1990's Sapphire Blue Cereal Bowl Fiestaware Fiesta Ware 1990's Sapphire Blue Cereal Bowl 0 $14.99 20h 34m
Fiestaware Fiesta Ware 1990's Sapphire Blue Salad or Dessert Plate Fiestaware Fiesta Ware 1990's Sapphire Blue Salad or Dessert Plate 0 $14.99 20h 34m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Sapphire 5 Piece Place Setting Homer Laughlin Fiesta Sapphire 5 Piece Place Setting 0 $65.00 1d 7h 27m
Fiesta Sapphire 5 Piece Place Setting Retried Color. Limited edition. Fiesta Sapphire 5 Piece Place Setting Retried Color. Limited edition. $85.00 1d 7h 30m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Sapphire 5 Piece Place Setting. Limited edition color Homer Laughlin Fiesta Sapphire 5 Piece Place Setting. Limited edition color 1 $65.00 1d 7h 31m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Sapphire 5 Piece Place Setting. Retired color. Homer Laughlin Fiesta Sapphire 5 Piece Place Setting. Retired color. $85.00 1d 7h 32m
Fiesta Cup & Saucer SAPPHIRE Fiesta Cup & Saucer SAPPHIRE $19.99 1d 10h 31m
Fiesta Cup & Saucer SAPPHIRE Fiesta Cup & Saucer SAPPHIRE $19.99 1d 10h 32m
Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE TEA CUP + SAUCER ~ Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE TEA CUP + SAUCER ~ $16.99 1d 18h 26m
Fiesta Sapphire Blue 5 Piece Carafe & Tumbler Set Fiesta Sapphire Blue 5 Piece Carafe & Tumbler Set 0 $99.99 1d 19h 2m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta  SAPPHIRE Teacup and Saucer Homer Laughlin Fiesta SAPPHIRE Teacup and Saucer $20.00 1d 20h 26m
 Homer Laughlin Fiesta -  mate go along SAPPHIRE Jumbo  Saucer Homer Laughlin Fiesta - mate go along SAPPHIRE Jumbo Saucer $20.00 1d 20h 26m
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 1d 22h 43m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Teacup, Tea Cup, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice Fiesta Dinner ware, Teacup, Tea Cup, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice $20.69 2d 16h 2m
Fiesta Sapphire Jumbo Soup Mug and Saucer Fiesta Sapphire Jumbo Soup Mug and Saucer $39.99 3d 9h 52m
FIESTA SAPPHIRE - Tumbler FIESTA SAPPHIRE - Tumbler $18.99 3d 15h 49m
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 3d 16h 47m
FIESTA LIMITED EDITION SAPPHIRE BLUE CUP & SAUCER 1996-1997  BLOOMINGDALE'S FIESTA LIMITED EDITION SAPPHIRE BLUE CUP & SAUCER 1996-1997 BLOOMINGDALE'S $44.99 3d 19h 43m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 2617268 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 2617268 $19.99 4d 21h 27m
FIESTA <> Carafe  <> Scarce Sapphire Glaze <> Unused <> Pristine In Original Box FIESTA <> Carafe <> Scarce Sapphire Glaze <> Unused <> Pristine In Original Box 0 $30.00 5d 15h 22m
POST '86 DISCONTINUED SAPPHIRE FIESTA MEDIUM VASE- NIB -FIESTAWARE POST '86 DISCONTINUED SAPPHIRE FIESTA MEDIUM VASE- NIB -FIESTAWARE 0 $200.00 6d 8h 55m
Fiesta SAPPHIRE JUMBO MUG and SAUCER Retired Color and Rare Fiesta SAPPHIRE JUMBO MUG and SAUCER Retired Color and Rare 1 $20.00 6d 11h 50m
Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Retired Limited Production Color Jug Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Retired Limited Production Color Jug 0 $55.00 6d 11h 52m
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 6d 12h 2m
Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ $44.99 6d 17h 35m
Fiesta Sapphire Tumblers Set of 4 New Fiestaware Gorgeous! Fiesta Sapphire Tumblers Set of 4 New Fiestaware Gorgeous! $46.99 6d 19h 6m
Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Cup and Saucer in Sapphire (discontinued color) Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Cup and Saucer in Sapphire (discontinued color) $30.00 7d 40m
FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN SAPPHIRE BLUE MEDIUM VASE RARE FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN SAPPHIRE BLUE MEDIUM VASE RARE $199.99 7d 6h 37m
Fiestaware Sapphire Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta 60th Anniversary Limited Blue Fiestaware Sapphire Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta 60th Anniversary Limited Blue $85.00 7d 16h 44m
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 8d 9h 54m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Salad Plate 1285791 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Salad Plate 1285791 $49.99 10d 6h 53m
SAPPHIRE  - Fiesta 5 Pc Place Setting - NEW SAPPHIRE - Fiesta 5 Pc Place Setting - NEW $120.00 10d 11h 53m
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 10d 17h 19m
Fiesta Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Saucer 6.75 inch Mint, never used Fiesta Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Saucer 6.75 inch Mint, never used $15.00 10d 17h 30m
FIESTA -   SAPPHIRE DISK PITCHER & 4 JUICE TUMBLERS - NEVER USED - RETIRED COLOR FIESTA - SAPPHIRE DISK PITCHER & 4 JUICE TUMBLERS - NEVER USED - RETIRED COLOR $99.99 11d 8h 46m
Fiesta SAPPHIRE  Tumbler 1st Quality  Discontinued Bloomingdales Exclusive Fiesta SAPPHIRE Tumbler 1st Quality Discontinued Bloomingdales Exclusive $22.32 11d 8h 50m
Fiesta SAPPHIRE Tumblers Set Of 2  Discontinued Bloomingdales Exclusive Fiesta SAPPHIRE Tumblers Set Of 2 Discontinued Bloomingdales Exclusive $42.28 11d 8h 51m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta  SAPPHIRE  10.5 Homer Laughlin Fiesta SAPPHIRE 10.5" Dinner Plate $35.00 12d 17h 13m
Fiesta Mate Sapphire Jumbo Mug Retired Limited Edition Color Fiestaware Fiesta Mate Sapphire Jumbo Mug Retired Limited Edition Color Fiestaware $24.00 14d 18h 34m
Fiestaware Retired Sapphire Tumbler Fiesta Blue retired design cup 61683 Fiestaware Retired Sapphire Tumbler Fiesta Blue retired design cup 61683 $18.00 15d 9h 7m
Fiestaware Sapphire Teacup and Saucer Fiesta Limited Retired Blue Tea Fiestaware Sapphire Teacup and Saucer Fiesta Limited Retired Blue Tea $33.00 15d 9h 19m
 Sapphire FIESTA Juice Tumbler NEW Sapphire FIESTA Juice Tumbler NEW $12.99 16d 17h 57m
 Sapphire FIESTA Juice Tumbler NEW Sapphire FIESTA Juice Tumbler NEW $11.99 16d 17h 57m
Beautiful  Sapphire FIESTA Juice Tumbler NEW Beautiful Sapphire FIESTA Juice Tumbler NEW $14.99 16d 17h 57m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Cup & Saucer 2155951 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Cup & Saucer 2155951 $39.99 16d 22h 14m
Fiesta Medium Vase in Retired Color Sapphire Fiesta Medium Vase in Retired Color Sapphire $160.00 17d 3h 16m
Fiesta Sapphire 5 piece place setting + free matching tumbler-retired color Fiesta Sapphire 5 piece place setting + free matching tumbler-retired color $175.00 17d 9h 35m
Two Fiesta SAPPHIRE 1-quart bowls - Retired color Two Fiesta SAPPHIRE 1-quart bowls - Retired color $45.00 17d 10h 49m
Sapphire Fiesta NEW 5 Piece Place Setting Beautiful Retired Bloomingdales New Sapphire Fiesta NEW 5 Piece Place Setting Beautiful Retired Bloomingdales New $149.00 17d 14h 4m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Plate 1285790 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Plate 1285790 $119.95 17d 18h 16m
Fiesta LARGE OVAL PLATTER -  13 Fiesta LARGE OVAL PLATTER - 13" New - Retired Color SAPPHIRE $65.00 18d 4h 20m
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 $50.00 18d 7h 23m
VASE MEDIUM FIESTA sapphire 9 5/8 VASE MEDIUM FIESTA sapphire 9 5/8" 1ST QTY $199.99 18d 7h 26m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Soup Bowl 1285796 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Soup Bowl 1285796 $43.99 18d 10h 14m
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 18d 11h 31m
Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug with saucer Fiesta Blue soup mug 18 oz. Excellent Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug with saucer Fiesta Blue soup mug 18 oz. Excellent $44.99 18d 11h 36m
 FIESTA WARE jumbo saucer  SAPPHIRE BLUE FIESTA WARE jumbo saucer SAPPHIRE BLUE $14.99 18d 12h 12m
Fiesta LARGE DISC PITCHER Retired Item  First quality SAPPHIRE 60th. ANNIVERSARY Fiesta LARGE DISC PITCHER Retired Item First quality SAPPHIRE 60th. ANNIVERSARY $80.00 19d 4h 24m
Sapphire Fiesta NEW Carafe Beautiful Retired Bloomingdales New Sapphire Fiesta NEW Carafe Beautiful Retired Bloomingdales New $85.00 19d 16h 55m
FIESTA SAPPHIRE Blue BLOOMINGDALE'S Teacup Tea Cup FIESTA SAPPHIRE Blue BLOOMINGDALE'S Teacup Tea Cup $18.99 20d 12h 6m
Fiesta SIDE SALAD PLATE - 7 1/4 Fiesta SIDE SALAD PLATE - 7 1/4" - New Never Used - Retired color - SAPPHIRE $20.00 23d 4h 17m
Fiesta Tea Cup Retired Sapphire Blue Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tea Cup Retired Sapphire Blue Homer Laughlin $4.99 23d 19h 44m
Set of Fiesta SAPPHIRE Stainless Steel Five Piece Place Setting Flatware NIB Set of Fiesta SAPPHIRE Stainless Steel Five Piece Place Setting Flatware NIB $75.00 24d 11h 2m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Teacup, Tea Cup, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice Fiesta Dinner ware, Teacup, Tea Cup, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice $17.99 24d 19h 16m
Retired Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug + Tea Cup Lot - Fiesta HLC Retired Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug + Tea Cup Lot - Fiesta HLC $65.00 25d 6h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Ware Rare Sapphire 60th Anniversary Pitcher Set Vintage Fiesta Ware Rare Sapphire 60th Anniversary Pitcher Set $99.99 25d 9h 14m
Fiesta Sapphire 13” Platter Fiesta Sapphire 13” Platter $49.99 25d 12h 10m
Fiestaware Tumbler 6 1/2 ounce, Sapphire Fiestaware Tumbler 6 1/2 ounce, Sapphire $20.00 25d 17h 7m
FIESTA 5 PC PLACE SETTING SAPPHIRE  NEW IN BOX FIESTA 5 PC PLACE SETTING SAPPHIRE NEW IN BOX $124.99 25d 17h 7m
 FIESTA WARE SAPPHIRE PITCHER TUMBLER SET NEW IN BOX FIESTA WARE SAPPHIRE PITCHER TUMBLER SET NEW IN BOX $89.99 25d 17h 41m
FIESTA WARE LARGE PLATTER SAPPHIRE FIESTA WARE LARGE PLATTER SAPPHIRE $29.99 25d 21h 16m
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 26d 3h 39m
Sapphire Fiesta Ware 60Th Anniversary Water Pitcher (in box) Rare 4Tumblers Sapphire Fiesta Ware 60Th Anniversary Water Pitcher (in box) Rare 4Tumblers $200.00 27d 16h 33m
Fiesta Dinner ware, 4 piece Place Setting, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice Fiesta Dinner ware, 4 piece Place Setting, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice $116.99 27d 17h 29m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Large Oval Serving Platter - Retired Sapphire blue - Nice Fiesta Dinner ware, Large Oval Serving Platter - Retired Sapphire blue - Nice $47.69 27d 17h 29m
SALAD PLATE Sapphire HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 7.25 SALAD PLATE Sapphire HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 7.25" $25.99 28d 10h
Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Blue Water Jug 60 ounce Retired Item 111757 Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Blue Water Jug 60 ounce Retired Item 111757 $75.00 28d 11h 37m
Sapphire Fiesta Jumbo Cup & Saucer Retired Bloomingdales New Mug Sapphire Fiesta Jumbo Cup & Saucer Retired Bloomingdales New Mug $24.99 28d 16h 20m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Teacup, Tea Cup, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice Fiesta Dinner ware, Teacup, Tea Cup, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice $19.79 29d 19h 50m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Coupe Soup Bowl in Fiesta Sapphire Blue (Retired) Homer Laughlin Fiesta Coupe Soup Bowl in Fiesta Sapphire Blue (Retired) $30.00 29d 20h 47m

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