When people think of objects that are considered "beautiful," people think of gold, diamonds, and crystals. These objects are resistant to change over time and tend to last in their original forms. Gold tends to not rust over time and diamonds preserve their shape, despite being in a form (very exquisite) that would otherwise have seemed brittle.
When I think of true "beauty" I think of things that are not only "pretty" or "sexy," and these things decay slowly (in comparison to feces which changes to soil pretty fast). In contrast, I believe prettiness and sexiness to be below time (the laws of time govern these traits).
I believe true "beauty" to not only be long lasting, but also be above time (the laws of time doesn't govern it). I believe both "true beauty" and death to be ungovernable by time. Therefore, I believe true "beauty" can be objective and something would have to be above time to be objectively beautiful.
I know most ancient philosophers believe beauty to be objective, but do any philosophers talk about beauty being higher than time in a hierarchy (and name the hierarchy)? Do you believe true beauty should refer to things that are long-lasting or above time?