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Located in the historic Old Port Arts District, Designs by CC is an iconic Portland, Maine business. Owner Cheryl Cook has 30 years of experience in creating unique, customer pieces of jewelry. Her fun and inviting storefront holds numerous treasures for the jewelry lover – from precious gemstones, silver and gold, to interesting gems, crystals, and fossils.

Designs by CC not only creates custom jewelry, she offers restoration and appraisal of family heirloom jewelry. 

Stop into her shop or visit her online store to discover the best in custom jewelry.


Based on 23 reviews
Laura Manuel
I brought in my great aunt's ring to see if Cheryl could reset it to something a bit more my taste and the product is beyond anything I could have imagined. The ring is beautifully unique and still has the flare of my great aunt's personality. This was my first time resetting a piece of jewelry and Cheryl, as well as the employee, were extremely patient, kind, and helpful as we brainstormed through the process. Designs By CC will now be my go-to for anything jewelry related. Thank you Cheryl! I smile every time I wear the ring.
Jeffrey Payson
Quality handmade jewelry by the owner in the store.
Doug Gardner
Cheryl did a fantastic job rebuilding a very old bracelet of mine. 24 hinge posts in all. Drilled and re-pinned each one. She even took the time to rebuild the latch. She is clearly a jeweler with all the expertise needed to tackle even the most complex and delicate repairs. I couldn't have asked for any more.
Bill MacKilligan
Had to have my wedding rings resizer and a bracelet reinforced. The work was excellent. We are very pleased. Cheryl is great.
Mm Bb
Brought my sister’s bracelet to be fixed after she was in a motorcycle accident and it had to be cut off. Cheryl did an amazing job!
Lori Templeton
Nice shop, great jeweler and pleasant customer service. The owner had expert advice for my project. I have yet to see the completed project, but when we do I'll update my review!
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