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An article of gold jewelry worn to simulate exceptionally long fingernails, some being about 50 cm long, such as those worn continuously day and night by Tsz'I Hsi (1834-1908), Dowager Empress of China.
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson