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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.

Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Salad Plate 1285791 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Salad Plate 1285791 $47.99 16h 30m
Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Blue Retired 60 oz Water Jug Pitcher Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Blue Retired 60 oz Water Jug Pitcher $75.00 21h 15m
Fiesta sapphire tumbler****Mint Fiesta sapphire tumbler****Mint $12.99 21h 29m
Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ $49.99 23h 40m
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 23h 50m
 Fiesta  SAPPHIRE  10.5 Fiesta SAPPHIRE 10.5" Dinner Plate Limited and Discontinued Color $45.00 1d 2h 38m
New Fiesta Ware Sapphire 5 piece Setting Plates Bowl Cup Saucer Fiestaware New Fiesta Ware Sapphire 5 piece Setting Plates Bowl Cup Saucer Fiestaware $145.00 1d 15h 9m
FIESTAWARE SAPPHIRE BLUE TEA/COFFEE CUP & SAUCER HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA CO. FIESTAWARE SAPPHIRE BLUE TEA/COFFEE CUP & SAUCER HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA CO. $5.95 1d 20h 23m
Fiestaware Sapphire Blue Cake Plate Fiesta Hostess Blue Serving Tray Fiestaware Sapphire Blue Cake Plate Fiesta Hostess Blue Serving Tray $145.00 2d 15h 23m
Fiesta SAPPHIRE  Tumbler Discontinued Bloomingdales Exclusive Fiesta SAPPHIRE Tumbler Discontinued Bloomingdales Exclusive $28.99 2d 17h 5m
Fiesta SAPPHIRE Tumblers Set Of 2  Discontinued Bloomingdales Exclusive Fiesta SAPPHIRE Tumblers Set Of 2 Discontinued Bloomingdales Exclusive $54.99 3d 11h 27m
Fiesta Dinnerware, 4 pc Place Setting, Fiestaware, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice Fiesta Dinnerware, 4 pc Place Setting, Fiestaware, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice $116.99 3d 20h 39m
Fiesta Mate Sapphire Jumbo Mug Cup Retired Limited Edition Color Fiestaware Fiesta Mate Sapphire Jumbo Mug Cup Retired Limited Edition Color Fiestaware $22.00 3d 22h 41m
Fiesta Fiestaware Fiesta Fiestaware "SAPPHIRE" CARAFE COLOR RETIRED. BEAUTIFUL PIECE 0 $39.95 4d 14h 5m
Fiestaware Retired Sapphire Tumbler Fiesta Blue retired design cup Fiestaware Retired Sapphire Tumbler Fiesta Blue retired design cup $18.00 5d 15h 38m
Fiestaware Sapphire Teacup and Saucer Fiesta Limited Retired Blue Tea Fiestaware Sapphire Teacup and Saucer Fiesta Limited Retired Blue Tea $33.00 5d 15h 50m
FIESTA SAPPHIRE 10 FIESTA SAPPHIRE 10" DINNER PLATE RETIRED COLOR 0 $9.99 5d 22h 28m
Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE TEA CUP + SAUCER ~ Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE TEA CUP + SAUCER ~ 0 $15.99 5d 23h 18m
Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE TEA CUP + SAUCER ~ Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE TEA CUP + SAUCER ~ 0 $14.99 5d 23h 56m
MEDIUM 19 oz BOWL Lot of 2 ~ CHOCOLATE & SAPPHIRE ~ Contemporary Fiesta Ware MEDIUM 19 oz BOWL Lot of 2 ~ CHOCOLATE & SAPPHIRE ~ Contemporary Fiesta Ware $31.99 6d 23h 44m
Fiesta Cup & Saucer SAPPHIRE Fiesta Cup & Saucer SAPPHIRE $24.99 7d 4h
Fiestaware Sapphire 5 piece place setting + free matching tumbler-retired color Fiestaware Sapphire 5 piece place setting + free matching tumbler-retired color $100.00 7d 16h 6m
Sapphire Fiesta NEW 5 Piece Place Setting Beautiful Retired Bloomingdales New Sapphire Fiesta NEW 5 Piece Place Setting Beautiful Retired Bloomingdales New $144.50 7d 20h 35m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Plate 1285790 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Plate 1285790 $109.95 8d 3h 45m
Fiesta LARGE OVAL PLATTER -  13 Fiesta LARGE OVAL PLATTER - 13" New - Retired Color SAPPHIRE $65.00 8d 10h 51m
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 8d 13h 53m
VASE MEDIUM FIESTA sapphire 9 5/8 VASE MEDIUM FIESTA sapphire 9 5/8" 1ST QTY $199.99 8d 13h 57m
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 8d 18h 2m
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 $34.99 8d 18h 7m
 FIESTA WARE jumbo saucer  SAPPHIRE BLUE FIESTA WARE jumbo saucer SAPPHIRE BLUE $14.99 8d 18h 43m
Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 10 Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 10" Dinner Plate Sapphire Fiestaware $54.99 9d 54m
Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 7 Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 7" Soup Cereal Bowl Sapphire Fiestaware $37.99 9d 54m
Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 7 Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 7" Salad Plate Sapphire Fiestaware $34.99 9d 54m
Fiesta LARGE DISC PITCHER Retired Item  First quality SAPPHIRE 60th. ANNIVERSARY Fiesta LARGE DISC PITCHER Retired Item First quality SAPPHIRE 60th. ANNIVERSARY $80.00 9d 10h 55m
Fiestaware Cobalt/Navy/Sapphire Blue Dinner Plate Fiesta 10.5 Fiestaware Cobalt/Navy/Sapphire Blue Dinner Plate Fiesta 10.5" $9.99 10d 4m
Fiesta Jumbo Mug & Saucer Fiesta Discontinued Color Sapphire Fiesta Jumbo Mug & Saucer Fiesta Discontinued Color Sapphire $40.00 11d 14h 35m
Fiesta Fiestaware Tea Cups & Saucers 1996 Limited Sapphire Blue Set Of 4 Fiesta Fiestaware Tea Cups & Saucers 1996 Limited Sapphire Blue Set Of 4 $124.99 11d 16h 15m
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 11d 16h 40m
'96 Vintage SAPPHIRE 5 Piece Flatware Place Setting - Fiestaware sliverware '96 Vintage SAPPHIRE 5 Piece Flatware Place Setting - Fiestaware sliverware $45.00 12d 17h 34m
Fiesta Sapphire Large 13-5/8 Fiesta Sapphire Large 13-5/8" Oval Platter NEW Factory 2nd Retired Color $46.99 12d 20h 9m
Fiestaware Sapphire Dinner Plate Fiesta Retired Blue 10.5 inch plate Fiestaware Sapphire Dinner Plate Fiesta Retired Blue 10.5 inch plate $55.00 13d 19h 7m
Fiestaware Sapphire 5 piece place setting Fiesta retired Blue dish set Fiestaware Sapphire 5 piece place setting Fiesta retired Blue dish set $95.00 13d 20h 36m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware Jumbo Cup Mug SAPPHIRE Fiesta® Dinner Ware Jumbo Cup Mug SAPPHIRE $35.00 14d 15h 57m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware Jumbo Cup Mug SAPPHIRE Fiesta® Dinner Ware Jumbo Cup Mug SAPPHIRE $30.00 14d 15h 59m
Fiesta Sapphire Jumbo Saucer 6.75 Fiesta Sapphire Jumbo Saucer 6.75" $20.00 14d 16h 15m
Fiesta SAPPHIRE Stainless Steel 5 Piece Place Setting Flatware Silverware NIB Fiesta SAPPHIRE Stainless Steel 5 Piece Place Setting Flatware Silverware NIB $45.00 14d 17h 33m
Retired Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug + Tea Cup Lot - Fiesta HLC Retired Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug + Tea Cup Lot - Fiesta HLC $50.00 15d 13h 22m
Fiestaware Tumbler 6 1/2 ounce, Sapphire Fiestaware Tumbler 6 1/2 ounce, Sapphire $20.00 15d 23h 38m
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 16d 10h 10m
Fiesta Medium Vase in Retired Color Sapphire Fiesta Medium Vase in Retired Color Sapphire $125.00 16d 19h 28m
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 18d 14h 37m
Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Blue Water Jug 60 ounce Retired Item Fiestaware Sapphire Carafe Fiesta Blue Water Jug 60 ounce Retired Item $75.00 18d 18h 8m
Fiesta NEW Retired Sapphire Oval Platter 13.5x9.5   LAST ONE Fiesta NEW Retired Sapphire Oval Platter 13.5x9.5 LAST ONE $43.50 20d 8m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Coupe Soup Bowl in Fiesta Sapphire Blue (Retired) Homer Laughlin Fiesta Coupe Soup Bowl in Fiesta Sapphire Blue (Retired) $22.50 20d 3h 18m
Fiestaware Sapphire 5 piece place setting retired Fiesta blue dish set Fiestaware Sapphire 5 piece place setting retired Fiesta blue dish set $145.00 20d 23h 19m
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 $85.00 20d 23h 30m
FIESTA SAPPHIRE COFFEE CUP RETIRED, FIRST QUALITY, UNUSED, NO BOX FIESTA SAPPHIRE COFFEE CUP RETIRED, FIRST QUALITY, UNUSED, NO BOX $4.50 21d 21h 56m
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 22d 5h 14m
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 22d 21h 32m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta  SAPPHIRE  10.5 Homer Laughlin Fiesta SAPPHIRE 10.5" Dinner Plate $45.00 23d 38m
Fiestaware, drink glass, Juice Tumbler, Fiesta, Sapphire Blue, Very Nice Fiestaware, drink glass, Juice Tumbler, Fiesta, Sapphire Blue, Very Nice $49.49 23d 2h 28m
 Homer Laughlin Fiesta -  mate go along SAPPHIRE Jumbo  Saucer Homer Laughlin Fiesta - mate go along SAPPHIRE Jumbo Saucer $20.00 23d 14h 25m
CLOCK plate 10 CLOCK plate 10" sapphire blue FIESTA WARE NEW $39.99 23d 15h 47m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 2617268 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 2617268 $14.99 23d 22h 10m
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 24d 2h 14m
Fiestaware Sapphire Blue Cup And Saucer Rare, Retired, and Limited Fiestaware Sapphire Blue Cup And Saucer Rare, Retired, and Limited $13.00 24d 16h 35m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Dinner Plate in Limited Edition Sapphire Blue (Retired) Homer Laughlin Fiesta Dinner Plate in Limited Edition Sapphire Blue (Retired) $63.75 25d 28m
4 FIESTA Blue SAPPHIRE Tumblers Cups Limited Production Exclusive, New w/o tags 4 FIESTA Blue SAPPHIRE Tumblers Cups Limited Production Exclusive, New w/o tags $45.99 25d 45m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Cup & Saucer 2155951 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Cup & Saucer 2155951 $39.99 25d 19h 57m
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 26d 18h 33m
POST '86 DISCONTINUED SAPPHIRE FIESTA MEDIUM VASE- NIB -FIESTAWARE POST '86 DISCONTINUED SAPPHIRE FIESTA MEDIUM VASE- NIB -FIESTAWARE $225.00 26d 19h 45m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Open Carafe 261527 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Open Carafe 261527 $99.95 27d 15h 49m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 8 3/8 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 8 3/8" Vegetable Bowl 2615275 $49.99 27d 15h 56m
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 27d 20h 23m
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 28d 16h 25m
Vintage Bloomingdale's Fiestaware Sapphire Teacup Vintage Bloomingdale's Fiestaware Sapphire Teacup $34.99 28d 18h 34m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Soup Bowl 1285796 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Soup Bowl 1285796 $43.99 29d 17h 48m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 2617268 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 2617268 $19.99 29d 18h 29m
Fiestaware Sapphire Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta Retired Limited Blue Water Pitcher Fiestaware Sapphire Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta Retired Limited Blue Water Pitcher $85.00 29d 21h 58m

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