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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 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher 7 1/2 tall EUC Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher 7 1/2 tall EUC $79.95 7h 32m
Fiestaware, Large Disk Pitcher, Fiesta, Sapphire Blue, 60th Anniversary Fiestaware, Large Disk Pitcher, Fiesta, Sapphire Blue, 60th Anniversary $79.19 1d 5h 1m
HLC Fiesta Sapphire Jumbo Mug and Saucer- Excellent Condition HLC Fiesta Sapphire Jumbo Mug and Saucer- Excellent Condition $21.00 1d 15h 57m
Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ Fiesta RETIRED SAPPHIRE BLUE JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ $49.99 2d 4h 21m
Fiesta Sapphire - Five Piece Place Setting - Brand New, Unused, Original Packing Fiesta Sapphire - Five Piece Place Setting - Brand New, Unused, Original Packing $170.00 3d 2h 50m
Fiestaware, 4 pc Place Setting, Fiesta, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice Fiestaware, 4 pc Place Setting, Fiesta, Retired Sapphire Blue, Nice $116.99 4d 4h 39m
FIESTA H.L.C. SAPPHIRE BLUE CARAFE WATER JUG 90's FIESTAWARE EX. COND. FIESTA H.L.C. SAPPHIRE BLUE CARAFE WATER JUG 90's FIESTAWARE EX. COND. $67.72 4d 4h 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 4d 5h 8m
13 1.4'' Fiestaware 2 Sapphire Large Oval Serving Platters Serving Plates USA 13 1.4'' Fiestaware 2 Sapphire Large Oval Serving Platters Serving Plates USA $80.00 6d 2h 39m
Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug and Saucer HLC 18 oz Retired Fiesta Blue Soup Mug Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug and Saucer HLC 18 oz Retired Fiesta Blue Soup Mug $53.00 7d 2h 42m
Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug Fiesta HLC Large 18 oz Limited Blue Soup Mug Fiestaware Sapphire Jumbo Mug Fiesta HLC Large 18 oz Limited Blue Soup Mug $39.00 8d 21h 47m
VASE MEDIUM FIESTA sapphire 9 5/8 VASE MEDIUM FIESTA sapphire 9 5/8" 1ST QTY $199.99 8d 23h 42m
Fiestaware Sapphire Salad Plate 7.25 Fiestaware Sapphire Salad Plate 7.25" Blue Retired Fiesta $26.00 9d 13m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Soup Bowl 1285796 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Soup Bowl 1285796 $43.99 9d 1h 4m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Plate 1285790 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Plate 1285790 $94.95 9d 1h 5m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Cup & Saucer 2155951 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Cup & Saucer 2155951 $37.99 9d 1h 17m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 2617268 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 2617268 $19.99 9d 1h 23m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Salad Plate 1285791 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Salad Plate 1285791 $45.99 9d 1h 23m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher 2615269 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher 2615269 $99.95 9d 4h 11m
Fiestaware, 7 1/4 Fiestaware, 7 1/4" Salad Plate, Fiesta, Sapphire, Blue, New No Tags $22.49 9d 7h 11m
Fiestaware Sapphire Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta Retired Limited Blue Water Pitcher Fiestaware Sapphire Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta Retired Limited Blue Water Pitcher $45.00 9d 16h 36m
Fiestaware, Large Disk Pitcher, Fiesta, Sapphire Blue, new never used Fiestaware, Large Disk Pitcher, Fiesta, Sapphire Blue, new never used $79.19 9d 20h 10m
'96 Vintage Fiesta SAPPHIRE 5 Piece Flatware Place Setting - Fiestaware '96 Vintage Fiesta SAPPHIRE 5 Piece Flatware Place Setting - Fiestaware $32.00 10d 22h 52m
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 10d 23h 20m
Fiestaware Sapphire Dinner Plate Fiesta Retired Blue 10.5 inch plate Fiestaware Sapphire Dinner Plate Fiesta Retired Blue 10.5 inch plate $55.00 11d 26m
Fiestaware Sapphire Tea Cup & Saucer Set Retired Blue Fiesta Fiestaware Sapphire Tea Cup & Saucer Set Retired Blue Fiesta $30.40 11d 6h 49m
Fiesta Tumbler - Sapphire - Retired Color - Limited Edition Fiesta Tumbler - Sapphire - Retired Color - Limited Edition $25.00 12d 7h 28m
Fiesta Tumbler - Sapphire - Retired Color - Limited Edition Fiesta Tumbler - Sapphire - Retired Color - Limited Edition $25.00 12d 7h 28m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher  Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher  $49.00 13d 1h 32m
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $15.00 13d 2h
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $49.00 13d 2h
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $22.00 13d 2h
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $28.00 13d 2h
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $15.00 13d 2h
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $29.00 13d 2h
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $39.00 13d 2h
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $29.00 13d 2h
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Sapphire Blue Dinnerware CHOICE $69.00 13d 2h
Fiesta LARGE OVAL PLATTER - 13 Fiesta LARGE OVAL PLATTER - 13" New Never Used - Retired Color - SAPPHIRE $45.00 13d 22h 22m
Fiesta Odd Lot 5 Napkin Rings Holders Periwinkle Rose Painted Juniper Fiesta Odd Lot 5 Napkin Rings Holders Periwinkle Rose Painted Juniper $24.00 14d 19h 54m
FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 6 Oz Tumbler Contemporary Homer Laughlin Juice Retired FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 6 Oz Tumbler Contemporary Homer Laughlin Juice Retired $14.99 14d 22h 47m
Fiesta SAPPHIRE Stainless Steel 5 Piece Place Setting Flatware Silverware NIB Fiesta SAPPHIRE Stainless Steel 5 Piece Place Setting Flatware Silverware NIB $30.00 14d 22h 52m
FIESTA® SAPPHIRE FLATWARE - 5 PC SET - RETIRED COLOR - RETIRED SET - NIB FIESTA® SAPPHIRE FLATWARE - 5 PC SET - RETIRED COLOR - RETIRED SET - NIB $34.95 15d 9h 33m
FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) SET OF 4 6 Oz Tumblers NIB FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) SET OF 4 6 Oz Tumblers NIB $55.00 16d 2h 34m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta  SAPPHIRE  10.5 Homer Laughlin Fiesta SAPPHIRE 10.5" Dinner Plate $40.00 16d 18h 23m
Fiesta 5pc sapphire flatware*** nib Fiesta 5pc sapphire flatware*** nib $45.99 16d 19h 34m
 Homer Laughlin Fiesta -  mate go along SAPPHIRE  6 3/4 Homer Laughlin Fiesta - mate go along SAPPHIRE 6 3/4" Jumbo Saucer $20.00 17d 22h 44m
RETIRED FIESTA® MEDIUM 10 RETIRED FIESTA® MEDIUM 10" SAPPHIRE FLOWER VASE - MINT IN BOX, HARD TO FIND! $250.00 19d 3h 59m
Fiesta Sapphire Blue Tea Cups & Saucers 1996 Limited Ed Set Of 4 Fiestaware Fiesta Sapphire Blue Tea Cups & Saucers 1996 Limited Ed Set Of 4 Fiestaware $98.99 19d 15h 30m
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 4h 38m
Fiestaware Tumbler 6 1/2 ounce, Sapphire Fiestaware Tumbler 6 1/2 ounce, Sapphire $20.00 20d 4h 56m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 8 3/8 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) 8 3/8" Vegetable Bowl 2615275 $47.99 20d 15h 20m
Fiestaware, drink glass, Juice Tumbler, Fiesta, Sapphire Blue, Very Nice Fiestaware, drink glass, Juice Tumbler, Fiesta, Sapphire Blue, Very Nice $49.49 20d 20h 39m
POST '86 DISCONTINUED SAPPHIRE FIESTA JUMBO MUG/ CHILI BOWL -FIESTAWARE  -l POST '86 DISCONTINUED SAPPHIRE FIESTA JUMBO MUG/ CHILI BOWL -FIESTAWARE -l $38.00 21d 2m
Fiestaware, Salad Plate, Fiesta, Sapphire, blue, Tri State Pottery 1997, Float Fiestaware, Salad Plate, Fiesta, Sapphire, blue, Tri State Pottery 1997, Float $13.49 21d 22h 57m
Fiestaware, Salad Plate, Fiesta, Sapphire, Tri State Pottery 1997, Equestrian Fiestaware, Salad Plate, Fiesta, Sapphire, Tri State Pottery 1997, Equestrian $13.49 21d 23h 1m
Fiestaware, Salad Plate, Fiesta, Sapphire, Tri State Pottery 1997, Float, 3rd pl Fiestaware, Salad Plate, Fiesta, Sapphire, Tri State Pottery 1997, Float, 3rd pl $13.49 21d 23h 3m
Fiesta Sapphire Serving Tray (Rare and Discontinued) Fiesta Sapphire Serving Tray (Rare and Discontinued) $80.00 22d 9h 10m
Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 10 Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 10" Dinner Plate Sapphire Fiestaware $54.99 22d 20h 15m
Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 7 Pre-Owned Contemporary FIESTA Ware 7" Soup Cereal Bowl Sapphire Fiestaware $37.99 22d 20h 15m
CLOCK plate 10 CLOCK plate 10" sapphire blue FIESTA WARE NEW $39.99 22d 21h 5m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Open Carafe 2615277 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE (CONTEMPORARY) Open Carafe 2615277 $99.95 24d 12h 17m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher  Homer Laughlin FIESTA SAPPHIRE BLUE 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher  $49.00 25d 2h 17m
Fiestaware SAPPHIRE LOT  8 Pieces Retired Color Fiesta blue Macys Exclusive Fiestaware SAPPHIRE LOT 8 Pieces Retired Color Fiesta blue Macys Exclusive $250.00 25d 4h 26m
Fiestaware, Large Oval Serving Platter, Fiesta, Sapphire blue, Nice Fiestaware, Large Oval Serving Platter, Fiesta, Sapphire blue, Nice $40.49 25d 19h 25m
Sapphire Fiesta Blue Carafe Water Jug 60oz Pitcher retired Unused from Collector Sapphire Fiesta Blue Carafe Water Jug 60oz Pitcher retired Unused from Collector $55.00 26d 22h 58m
Fiesta Sapphire Limited Edition Dinnerware 12” Serving Tray – Factory 1ST Fiesta Sapphire Limited Edition Dinnerware 12” Serving Tray – Factory 1ST $99.00 26d 23h 38m
Fiesta Sapphire Lt. Ed. Dinnerware  5 - Piece Place setting - Factory 1ST Fiesta Sapphire Lt. Ed. Dinnerware 5 - Piece Place setting - Factory 1ST $139.00 26d 23h 41m
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 23h 52m
Sapphire Blue Fiesta 8 3/8 Sapphire Blue Fiesta 8 3/8" Bowl retired Unused from Collector $39.99 27d 3h 16m
HLC Fiesta Sapphire Four (4) Tumblers HLC Fiesta Sapphire Four (4) Tumblers $30.00 27d 4h 19m
Fiesta Rare 60th Ann. Large Disc Pitcher And Tumbler Set - Sapphire - Limited Ed Fiesta Rare 60th Ann. Large Disc Pitcher And Tumbler Set - Sapphire - Limited Ed $85.00 27d 5h 36m
FIESTA LIMITED EDITION SAPPHIRE BLUE CUP & SAUCER 1996-1997  FOR BLOOMINGDALE'S FIESTA LIMITED EDITION SAPPHIRE BLUE CUP & SAUCER 1996-1997 FOR BLOOMINGDALE'S $35.00 27d 7h 33m
Contemporary Fiesta Ware Retired Sapphire Blue Jumbo Mug Excellent Used Cond Contemporary Fiesta Ware Retired Sapphire Blue Jumbo Mug Excellent Used Cond $35.45 27d 7h 36m
Vintage Bloomingdale's Fiestaware Sapphire Teacup Vintage Bloomingdale's Fiestaware Sapphire Teacup $34.99 27d 23h 53m
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 3h 16m
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 2h 34m

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