Researching sterling Silver hardness

Hey everyone,

I’ve been researching this concept as much as i can on ganoksin and
i still have a few questions.

First off i started researching to see why my cast rings were so
soft. They tended to scratch easily.

Mainly my questions relate to hardening silver after the casting
process (with deox or regular ss). What is the best surefire way to
harden this metal after the casting process. Does quenching (of the
deox in particular) have anything to do with hardness?

Ali- You could try tumbling them in steel shot. The steel shot
burnishes the metal making it harder and very shiny.