In heraldry, sable is the tincture black, and belongs to the class of dark tinctures, called "colours". In engravings and line drawings, it is sometimes depicted as a region of crossed horizontal and vertical lines or else marked with sa. as an abbreviation. The name derives from the black fur of the sable, an animal.
- Sable is said to represent the following:
- Of jewels, the diamond
- Of heavenly bodies, Saturn